Thursday, August 28, 2008

I love Stampin Up!

2 weeks ago i was the host for the monthly stampin up club we have through our Church. I saved and saved until my month came and look what I got! I am sooo excited and can't wait to use all my new goodies! Hopefiully soon I will be posting some new creations.
Check out all my new punches, I am addicted to these things!

Can you believe I got *8* new stamp sets

Monday, August 25, 2008

I've been pondering...

For a week or so I have really been thinking about something and I would love to hear your thoughts. As some of you may know I have a 13 year old daughter, who is very mature for her age. She is not "boy crazy" like I was at her age but she is starting to notice and get noticed.

Now, My hubby and I have talked about the whole "purity vow" and the "Purity Ring" that goes along with it. I like the idea of it and I feel it gives a visual aid to some decision you may have to make. Does anyone out there in blogger land have anything negative or positive to say in this regard?

I don't want it because it's the IN thing to do I want to consider it because it's a helpful thing. A child that is commited to other things can be commited to staying pure in this unpure world!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bummer Sunday!

One stuffy nose (Rachel), one runny nose (Kate), One jammed index finger(Emma from basketball clinic), one soar throat (me) and one lost tooth (Rachel) makes for one bummer of a Sunday! We are all on the mend and healed in the name of Jesus.

Sundays are usually a day of family time with lunch after Church and sometimes a nap. Most Sunday evenings I get to scrap with my peeps (Lori and Bekki) but not today. I miss you guys and can't wait for next week!!!!! Rest was on our agenda and we are ready for a busy week. I hope all is well with you and you are blessed this week!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Can you say "BLESSED"

Last night and this morning I had the opportunity to attend a conference just for mothers. Our local MOPS group (mothers of pre schoolers) put together the event and the guest speaker was Jill Savage. All I can can is I feel BLESSED! Jill gave a wonderful perspective on marriage and motherhood. I enjoyed her so much that I would love to go to her conference in Illinios. I pray a blessing to her and all who had the opportunity to attend.

Now, Off to a family reunion!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just call me soccer mom!!!!

Last night I went to watch my oldest daughter play soccer about an hour away. Her team won GO COUGARS! and we had a great time. I cherish my time with her as I know the time is drawing near that I will get less and less one on one with her.

As I was watching her kick the ball and defend herself against other players, I looked around and saw all the other parents standing and cheering for her. My eyes filled with tears (thank God for sunglasses) and I realized how proud of her I am. There is something about watching other people love and support your child! She didn't score (almost) but she played well and I have to say I am looking forward to a busy season of being a soccer mom!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A day at school!

Today has been a good day! I volunteer at my daughters school every Wednesday which means I got to have lunch with my girls and spend the day in a place that I love. Somerset Christian School is a place that is truly dear to my heart and I pray many Blessings on this wonderful mission field.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A first for me!

This is a tile we did in my Stampin Up! Class. We stamped this tile and then used blender pens and chalks to fill it in. I love the idea of this and had a great time. It was interesting to see the differences in the tiles after we were all done. I'm ready to do some more!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Here is what I came up with

My friend Lori, of Byloridesigns, challenged us to find inspiration from something we find at Pottery Barn and this is my result. The picture below was my inspiration. Looking forward to the next challenge!

Lori's Inspiration Challenge 1

Pique Nursery

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bad picture but so much fun!!!

This is our "Secret Sunday Stamper group"! We try to get together every Sunday night and secretly scrap but now the secret is out! OOPS! It only took us about a dozen tries to get a picture and this blurry thing was the best of the bunch!!!! So Sad...we had fun anyway
What a difference a Cuttle Bug makes!

Friday, August 15, 2008

More Cards for M.O.P.s

Stampin' Up! New In Color - Pacific Point

I love my Cuttlebug!!

My M.O.P.S (Mothers Of Pre Schoolers) is hosting a Women's Conference and plan on selling a bunch of hand made cards to raise money. I made 30 and donated them!! I've posted a few!
Purple makes me happy and makes me think of my friend Bekki!
Stampin Up! Set "Big Pieces"

Cards for Women's Conference

My dear friend Lori has challenged me to scrap colors I'm not fond of! This is the result, not my favorite but not too bad!