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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HAPPY MAIL DAY!

Wow, look what I came home to yesterday:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Priscillastyles #2 Extra 5 entries for blog candy

Enter this code when you place your order to get $100 off your shipping: 100Writes

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HUGE, ENORMOUS BLOG CANDY

Be sure to tell her I sent you, okay? Thanks!
Enter to win your choice of a Ribbon box or the ScrapMaBob and qualify for the amazing Workbox giveaway taking place on October 12, 2009. Yes, you read correctly. I am giving away either a Ribbon Box or a ScrapMaBob (these are so handy!) and that winner will be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway-- a Workbox in their choice of color/style. WOW!!!!!
Workbox Grand Prize
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Lia Sophia Jewelry

If anyone is interested, I'm trying to collect catalog/online orders for my upcoming home party on November 6th. My good friend Carol is so gracious as to let me have it at her apartment. A real girls' night out, kwim?

Here's the link:

www.liasophia.com/amyanderson

Just find my name, Gina Wrona, as the hostess then go from there.

Thanks!

Mr. Crabby Pants

Jenna's creation, isn't it great?
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

BlogCandy Alert

Kyandyland donation, go over to Samatha's blog for a chance to win.

Today is another Thursday so that means another In the Spotlight guest! Today I would like to introduce you to Kyandyland!!!

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Blog Candy Alert

Go check out Samatha's Awesome Candy
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Is that Jesus knocking?

Too precious
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DOESN'T THIS MAKE YOUR DAY?! 
  
 
  
A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones' chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own heart. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response equal to four-year old David's comment. Gently she tucked the stethoscope into his ears and placed the disk over his heart. 'Listen', she said...'What do you suppose that is?' He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap - tap - tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he asked,  'Is that Jesus knocking?'

Blessed are those who walk with one hand held by God and the other one held by a friend.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sympathy RAK Response

You've got to go over to Curt's Play House.

He, that's right, I said HE is so amazingly talented! And, to think he gave me credit as a good blogging buddy! Yahoo!
My second card is for a person who lost their beloved pet cat named Elsie.  One of my good blogging buddies had put out a request for people to send a card to her to cheer her up.  Well, you know me and my love of animals!  So today, I sent this card:
I didn't have any cat stamps (big dog person you know), but amazingly, I found this free digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil Too.  How lucky was that!  And it is such a great image.  I colored it with my cheap colored pencils and oms and mounted the center panel on the card with foam squares.  I then used some yarn to continue the yarn in the image there in the right bottom corner to create sort of a yarn frame.  To attach the yarn, I used this great stuff called "fabric tac" that I got at JoAnn's.  It stays stuck, let me tell you!   The inside is blank where I wrote a small note letting her know I was sorry for the loss of her cat.  I hope it brightens her day.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September OCS

Check out the fabulous awesome dog card I got from Kris!

She was a GREAT partner. Mahalo Teri for all the hardwork you put into the monthly OCS. I'll have to post a copy of the Puppy Love poem seperately from this, but it's worth it!

Mahalo Kris!
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Lean Cuisine

Free Lunch Friday Sweepstakes
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Want a Free Lunch?

Enter our sweepstakes each week for a chance to win. We do a drawing
each Friday; you could win LEAN CUISINE® entrees for your lunch for a week!
See rules and details.

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Blog Candy Alert

Go check out her candy, awesome & SWEET! Be sure to tell her I sent you!
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Cupcake Birthday

Janet's awesome creation. You go sistah!
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Thanksgiving

Mary's My Stampin' Dreams a version of Dawn Griffith's card she demonstrated at our club meeting back in August.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet ME in the stairwell (911)

MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only
believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He
heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan ...
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me
for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take
my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do. However, if you were
there in that explosive mom ent in time, would you have
reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you. But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may
be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are
'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

God
During the next 60 seconds, stop whatever you are
doing, and take this opportunity. (Literally it
is only 1 minute.) All you have to do is the
following:

Stop and think and appreciate God's power
in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to
Him. If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the
instructions. Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of Me, I will be
ashamed of you before My Father'

If you are not ashamed, copy and send this message...only
if you believe 'Yes, I love my God. He is my
fountain of Life and My Savior. He Keeps me going day and
night. Without Him, I am no one. But with Him, I can do
everything. Christ is my strength.'

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All That Scraps Blog

all that scraps blog
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MDQ005
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Mary's Brayer Class

Makes me want to get my brayer all inked up and dusted off, kwim?
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Teri's Sept OCS & Jen's BRak Club

After watching Jan Tink's first video, I was inspired to make her marque card.
I made 4 of them in 1 night! I needed 4 cards, i.e. Teri's Sept OCS (Kris no peaking), Jen's BRak Club (Risa no peaking either), Steph's birthday, and today would have been my fatherinlaw's 87th birthday had he not passed away 6/6/2003.



Monday, September 14, 2009

Rick Warren Message

You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having 'wealth' from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, 'Purpose Driven Life ' author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.
In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
People ask me, What is the purpose of life?
And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body-- but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act - the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity..
We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense.
Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one.
The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort; God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.
We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.
This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.
I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore.
Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life..
No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.
And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.
You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems:
If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, which is my problem, my issues, my pain.' But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.
We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her- It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.
You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.
Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy.
It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.
So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72.
First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit.. We made no major purchases.
Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.
Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.
Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.
We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity?
Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)?
When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do.


If you do not pass this on, nothing will happen. But it will just be nice to pass it on to a friend....just like I have done.
God's Blessings

HE ARRIVED THIS MORNING, WE HAD PRAYER; SPENT SOME TIME JUST TALKING, AND HE HELD ME FOR AWHILE BECAUSE I WAS HAVING A BAD MORNING.. THEN, HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO YOUR PLACE.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Halloween

All That Scraps Blog
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