Saturday, October 31, 2009

PCC Harvest Banquet

We were blessed this last Thursday evening to attend the Pregnancy Care Center's Harvest Banquet. It was their Fall fundraiser, their guest speaker was Mike Williams, an extremely funny Christian comedian (yes Christians can be funny!). Not only was he funny but he was good!! I was pleasantly surprised by his ministry and testimony. It was a very well attended event and I hope that the end result was profitable! We've been a supporter for many years and we are so excited that they are going forward in their quest to become medical by having a free ultrasound available for the high risk women that come in. We can have a part in saving a life, an innocent life and I'm excited about that! If there is a Pregnancy Care Center (aka Crisis Pregnancy Care Center) in your area won't you consider partnering with this life changing ministry. They are there to offer compassion, direction and hope to women who are facing life decisions.

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Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Psalm 82:3

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fabulous Fun on Friday!!

Today has been one hectic day!! Never plan on having just a "simple" day at home (ha!)
My posting section of my blog is driving me nuts! It's doing weird stuff, so I'm not sure what's up with that! But Lord willing, I'll get it figured out soon!
Had the grandbabies for a couple of hours this morning (always a joy!) and then it was off to the church to help some of the kiddos to make cards for soldiers. Instead of going to school and participating in all the "ghoulish" stuff they like to make a day of it at the church by making cards for the troops, apple pies for their families, watching a faith-based movie and having lunch together, we did have a bowl of candy for all of us sugar lovers as well as rice crispie treats for dessert!! I'll need to go brush my teeth after this!!

I almost forgot to write about the FABULOUS FUN ON FRIDAY over at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS!! You don't want to miss out! Here is what our wonderfully creative leader, Cindy has for us today: "It is not unusual to make a different size or shape of paper project, which is what our challenge is for today. Make a project that has an unusual shape out of the norm. Get creative and out of the box so we can see what you made.
Today you can also purchase a profile badge and play in this challenge to be entered into a contest for a Stampin' Up! Level 1 Hostess set of Country Morning. We all know what a cool set this is, so let's see what you can do. You have to upload your project to our gallery to be eligible and the contest will close at midnight Friday night."

Use keyword FOF28 when uploading here and keyword CPC-FOF28 when uploading to your blog or other online galleries.

You have a few hours left so get busy and let's see what you can do??? I can't wait to see what you are going to share over at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS!!

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"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Thursday...

Hi and welcome!!
This weeks Bible Verse Thursday Challenge is a good one for us!! Angella, our BVT hostess has a beautiful card done so be sure and check it out at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS!! Here is what she says about our challenge this week: Happy Thursday, everyone!!! This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge's topic is "SAVED". Use a verse about being saved, plus those special supplies you have been saving in your stash. Make a card, scrapbook page, altered's all good!!
When uploading, use the Keyword BVT29. If uploading to an additional gallery, please use CPC-BVT29. There are no time limits and there are NO challenge police.....just have fun!


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Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding; PROVERBS 3:13

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's a late Wednesday evening and I just got done reading chpt 4 in the book "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by Joanna Weaver. This is my second time reading the book and yes it is that good, I highly recommend it to those of you looking for a good nonfiction Christian book for women. It's not to bad for men either although it is definitely a "woman's" read!! I have read a few excerpts to my dh who of course doesn't get nearly as excited as I do! But that's okay! You should check out the Book Club over at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS and join the discussion!
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But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
2 Corinthians 4:7
UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Please excuse the mess! I'm almost done with the finishing details!

Circles, Circles and More Circles!

Thanks for stopping by Delightful Details today!!
I hope your day is going well and that you are rejoicing in the Lord no matter what the circumstance may be! Don't forget the Word of God says that the " of the Lord is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10)


Sketch Tuesday (CPC-ST-28)

It is all about circles today in my layout because it is all about CIRCLES in our SKETCH TUESDAY CHALLENGE from Alisa at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS this week! I haven't done a layout in awhile and I tried first doing a card with circles but I really hit a brick wall trying to make one that I liked!! And believe me I tried, almost lost my joy over it!

Addy is just a little over 3 months in this picture. She is so cute and her little dress was adorable so when her Poppa, Momma & big brother Jakob all went to the store I grabbed my camera and had some one-on-one time with this little cutie patootie!

Another closeup of her checking out her dress! Such concentration!

Here is the recipe to my layout:
Cardstock: Bazzill, 3M Post-it Craft Paper;
Pattern paper: American Crafts;
Embellishments: Ribbon, American Crafts; Buttons, Foof-a-la! Bag 'o Buttons (Going Places); White Embroidery floss, DMC
Tools: Cricut, George Cartridge (lg circles); EK Success 2" square punch, corner rounder, Daisy punch; Scallop Circles, Marvy Uchida; Sakura black pen for journaling.

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment!!

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Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Habakkuk 3:18

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monochromatic is the Word, I Mean the Card for the Day!

CPC - CM28

(I wrote this Monday but didn't get it posted cause I wanted to have a card to go with the post!!)

Color Monday is upon us again!! Heather our color guru has a very interesting color challenge for us over at Christian Paper Crafts. And here it is: My challenge for you all this week is to make a card that is ***Monochromatic*** in Browns, Pinks or Greens (but you can only choose one). *** Monochromatic card is all one color in different hues with only the use of a White, Black, or beige (staple colors). When uploading to our gallery, please use keyword CM28 and when uploading to your blog or other online galleries, please use keyword CPC-CM28

Boy did I struggle with this challenge, I wanted to do pink! And as you see I ended up with brown! Simple, simple design but my goodness I struggled with the monochromatic!!

Paper: K&Co and Paper Accents, Ink: Ranger: Archival Ink, coffee; Distress Ink, Frayed burlap, Embellishments: pearls and ribbon. Tools: scissors and Scallop Punch from Marvy Uchida, Corners, EK Success.

Are any of you reading "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver? It is very good!! This book is the one we are reading for the Book Club at Christian Paper Crafts, consider joining the discussion!

Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways" Haggai 1:5

Friday, October 23, 2009

Life is Sa-weet!

(TESC #88)

Hello and thanks for stopping by!!

I'm excited to share that I found a fun challenge site! It's called Taylored Expressions "Life is Sweet" You will find some sa-weet cards and the link to Taylor's sa-weet stamp store! I found her through Stampin' Sister's in Christ Challenge blog. She is this weeks sponsor and giving away some lovely Christmas stamps that I'm trying extremely hard not to covet after!! I would love to have them in my collection. So, I entered the challenge over at SSCC and maybe I'll win them, that would be so cool!! It's a random drawing so at least I have a chance!! Anyway, I checked out Taylor's store and blog and I just love her stuff!! So stinkin' cute. I don't know how stink and cute can be in the same sentence, but it is, what it is! Aww... American verbiage, you gotta love it!

Here is the recipe to my Thankful card:
Stamp: Harvest Expressions from Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Cardstock (card base : Bazzill) Sheen cardstock: Paper Accents; Pattern Paper: Creative Imaginations.
Ink: Stazon, Saddle Brown; Smooch : green (dots around the scallop circle)
Embellishments: Creative Imaginations, fall leaf brads
Tools: Punches: Marvy Uchida, scallop circle; EK Success: postage stamp; Cuddlebug, Diamond Plate folder; Crop-a-dile

Thanks again for looking and God bless!! Don't forget to check out ALL the CHALLENGES over at Christian Paper Crafts, the Daily Bread Devotional and the Gospel of John Bible Study.

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. Colossians 3:23

We are having Fun on Friday!!


Hello!! It's FRIDAY!! WHO-HOO!! It's kinda my day off, but not really... I've got a lot of "catch up" work at the church since I was gone last weekend, plus finish up the Bible Study for the Gospel of John, and I have to work tomorrow at the lss. I'm filling in for a young mom who wants to watch her little one play soccer and then she wants to attend the crop at the I said I would help out this way. So, I'm praying that the Lord will help me manage my time well, today! I got to squeeze in some time for laundry and running to Costco, too!! And you are probably thinking, then get off the computer!! I will, I promise! Just wanted to post this today and I probably won't be back on until this evening... maybe!!

So, here is the FUN ON FRIDAY CHALLENGE from CINDY at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS: Make a project using only one layer, one image, and one sentiment.

When uploading to the Christian Paper Crafts Gallery, please use keyword FOF27, and when uploading to your blog or other online communities, please use keyword CPC-FOF27.

I hope mine is okay even though I added a button on top of the ribbon, but it is only one button afterall!

Here's the recipe for the card:

Cardstock: Paper Accents; Ink: Stazon, jet black; Ribbon, BoBunny; Button, Foof-a-la; Prismacolor pencils, sienna brown, dark green, goldenrod; Smooch, Azure blue; Stamps: Image, Great Impressions, Sentiment: Inkadinkadoo (created by Lyn Dillin) both stamps are wood mounted.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderfully blessed day!

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What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

Thursday, October 22, 2009

For God so loved... a Christmas card

CPC-ST27 and SSCC#9
Hi and thanks for stopping by!
I thought I'd get this posted tonight and then work on some more creations while the mood is still there!! Yikes I've been really lacking the creative incentive here lately, but I've been really busy with more needful things so it's all good! I managed to finish a card for the Sketch Tuesday (great sketch Alisa, thank you!!) at Christian Paper Crafts right before I had to leave for Bible Study tonight and after the grandbabies went home. This will also qualify for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ #9 challenge. I don't have very many stamps for Christmas, especially nativity themed ones, so this will have to do! Maybe I'll win the sets they are giving away from Taylored Expressions, wouldn't that be a blessing!
Here is the sketch I was working from!
Here is a close-up of this stamped sentiment that I love. I've had it for awhile now, I purchased it at a locally owned store called Carl Johnson's, they have been slowly reducing their stamp and scrapbooking section.

(click on it to enlarge)

Here is the recipe:
White cardstock for base (Bazzill)
With a blending tool I inked the whole outside of the card with Ranger Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick
I stamped two corners with Tim Holtz's "Artful Flight" set with Fired Brick Distress Ink from Ranger.
The scallop circle was punched with a Marvy Uchida punch, I blended it with "worn lipstick" and then stamped the Tim Holtz's stamp (Fired Brick) again only after blotting it so it would be more in the background and the sentiment would be more prominent. That stamp is from Uptown Rubber Stamps "God So Loved...";
The pattern paper is from Kaisercraft "Winter Wonderland" Let it Snow which is double-sided.
Joy and Hope stamps (Inkadinkadoo), I stamped with Stazon Black Cherry and inked edges;
Button (Foof-a-La); Snowflake punch (EK Success)

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Fun Color Challenge and Sketch

Sketch Tuesday (CPC-ST27)
Good Morning!!

Boy am I behind on the posting, so sorry!! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after being gone for the weekend. Playing catch up is what I'm doing this week and fighting a cough and just being worn out!! The little ones are content and so I thought I'd grab just a second to post our weekly color and sketch challenge from Christian Paper Crafts. Our fun colors this week are Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Barely Banana (CPC - CM-26) Don't forget to label your creations accordingly and I hope you'll let me know you've played along. I've been coming across a lot of fun sites for challenges and combining them as been a "challenge" there is even a site for that!!
Hope to be creating a card or something later on during nap times!! Until then have an awesome day! I hope to have time later to post a little about our women's retreat, the theme was "Joy" and we had a wonderful time of recharging and refreshing!
Here is a quote from one of the sessions
"Joy is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling."

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PS Tomorrow at Christian Paper Crafts we will be meeting with the ladies reading "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by Joanna Weaver hope you'll join us!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun Badges at Christian Paper Crafts

Good Morning!! I trust everyone had a great weekend, I have so much to share this week but it will have to wait because we have this fun announcement from Christian Paper Crafts (and I have to get to work!):

We have some fun member badges to dress up your profile and posts at Christian Paper Crafts and they are now available for you! You can purchase them for yourself or for a friend!

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Resurrection Badge
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Happy Birthday Jesus
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What's Stealing Your Joy?

I'm being a bit neglectful this week on my blog. I'm preparing for our women's retreat that is this weekend!! So much to finish up before I leave on Friday. But you can catch me over at Christian Paper Crafts for the Book Club. We are reading "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by Joanna Weaver. I've been so surprised (although I shouldn't be) how this book is ministering to me, as I've been preparing for the retreat. God always knows what I need and when I need it!! Our theme is "Joy" and I'll be teaching a session about "Joy Stealers" and doing a fun (I hope!) craft session. So, if you don't see me for a few days that's what I'm up to, please keep me in prayer, I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat! Not good if I'm speaking to a group! I'm trusting the Lord to help me and heal me!

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Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life. Proverbs4:13

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fabulous Sketch Tuesday from Christian Paper Crafts

Good Morning!!

There it is our very cool sketch by Alisa!! You can twist it, junk it up and make it your own just remember to tag it with St 26 in the gallery at Christian Paper Crafts. If you post anywhere else be sure to label it CPC ST26. Have fun and let us know you've created something!!

Here is mine (which is a repeat from yesterday!)


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Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Monday, Monday...

CPC-CM25/ST-26 and SSCC #8


Whoo-hoo, it's Monday! Are you ready for it? I guess whether you are or not, it's here!! I'm excited for a couple, actually for 3 challenges that are included in my card today!! #1 Christian Paper Crafts Color Monday: old olive, bashful blue, pretty pink those are the colors for this weeks challenge. 2. CPC Sketch Tuesday (I got to peek at the sketch and will share it here a day ahead (shhh!! Don't tell I'll post the sketch tomorrow) 3. Stampin' Sisters in Christ had a challenge (SSC#8) to do a "baby-themed" card or project or even for the parents-to-be and make sure you check out the blog for more details and see all the projects already posted there. And I did all three in one card, now I know that may not be a big deal to you but it's monumental to me!! lol Isn't it amazing how the simplest of things can make me smile (tee-hee). Am I being too cheerful for a Monday morning? No way! This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it!!

Be sure and head over to Christian Paper Crafts and check out Heather's card and then over to the Stampin Sister's in Christ and upload your card and get the opportunity to win a fabulous set of stamps from.... Simon says Stamp!

Here's the recipe:
Paper: Card stock: Bazzill (Green), Pattern Paper: Crate Paper "Blue Hill Collection - Grass" doublesided; 3M Post-it Craft Paper (blue)
Punches: Marvy Uchida 3" scallop circle, Ek Success, buckle ; Martha Stewart, border
Inks: Stazon, jet black
Paint: Adirondack Dabber, Lake Mist
Stamps: Unity, Inkadinkadoo
Ribbon: American Craft
Other Tools: Cricut, George cartridge for the circle 3-1/2"
Other: Doodled with paint brush on green strip (not an easy task when the cardstock is textured!)

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He must increase, I must decrease. John 3:30

Friday, October 9, 2009

This has been one of those weeks, but I'm determined with the Lord's help and a lot of prayer warriors to get done what needs to get done!! I had to put the call out at church that I was feeling the pressure and starting to stress out because our ladies retreat is just around the corner and I've only got my outline for the session I'm teaching done, the craft sample hasn't even gotten started although I have the materials, the name tags aren't done yet and I have the grandbabies an extra day this week as well as having to work tomorrow (Sat). Plus I need to finish the John Bible Study (I'm enjoying that so much) as soon as the kiddoes go home later this afternoon. That usually is about a 6-8+ hour committment of time. I started it last night after our Thursday Bible Study for a couple of hours. So if you are reading this please keep me in your prayers. I REALLY need them! It's not always like this but occasionally I get a week or two in a row that is extremely overwhelming and I'm in one right now! Ok that's all I'm saying about that!

BIBLE VERSE THURSDAY and FUN ON FRIDAY are the challenges that are ready for you to tackle (it's football season... ya know!) at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS Hopefully you can combine a couple of the challenges and have fun creating a unique card, altered item or possibly a scrapbook page. We missed posting SKETCH TUESDAY, but Alisa had some pressing family situations. Please keep her dad and the whole family in prayer, he's been battling cancer since the first of the year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alisa and her family....

BIBLE VERSE THURSDAY: Since ANGELLA'S been doing a lot of reflecting lately about where she's been and where the Lord is leading her, she would like to challenge us to do a project that is about reflections. For your project, you can interpret "reflection" in any way you like......make a scene with a reflection and add a verse, use a photo with a reflection, or choose any scripture which causes reflection within you. You may twist this any way you as creative as you wish....and have fun!!
When uploading your project in our gallery, use the Keyword BVT26. If uploading to additional on-line galleries, please use the Keyword CPC-BVT26.

FUN ON FRIDAY: Today's challenge is to use an animal on your card.
When uploading your project in our gallery, use the Keyword FOF25. If uploading to additional on-line galleries, please use the Keyword CPC-FOF25.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009


It's still Wednesday on the west coast!! It's not too late (almost though) to post this. Be sure and check out CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS and see the beautiful card Chelsea made to give away to someone in need of encouragement and prayer and there is a very nice bonus gift for the winner this week from one of the CPC members, Cassandra! You have one week to make a comment there to be eligible to have the card sent on your behalf. Something new that Chelsea started today is a blog called WAIT FOR THE LORD CARDS be sure to check out that site and follow the blog hop and see all the fantastic cards that could be sent for you to someone in need. There is also a giveaway sponsored by OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS. So you definitely want to check out this new ministry. I will tell you that the talented card designers will impress you with their love for the Lord and their wonderful ministry of giving. My prayers are with you ladies!! God bless you.

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

"P-Officer" Shoes!

Just a quick post to make you smile. I will eventually scrapbook this but it is so doggone cute I have to share. My grandson, Jakob is getting such a large vocabulary, sometimes it just blows me away the things he comes up with. This morning he asked me what kind of shoes I was wearing, so I told him I was wearing my Crocs. So, I asked him what kind of shoes he was wearing and he told me he had his "P-officer shoes on" which for a two and a half year old is his "police officer shoes". Here is a picture of his shoes and when he jumps or runs they light up. I'm so grateful they aren't wired for sound!

Jakob and Addy!

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Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:15