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New Years Belief

Thank you for visiting my blog this past year...well, it'll be a year in a few months. Thanks for your encouraging and positive comments...greatly appreciated!

My belief, for those of you reading this, is summarized in the verse of scripture on this card from 3 John 2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth!! Happy New Year!


Perky Penguin

Love this little guy - this card design was one I received in a stamping swap. Thanks Avis for the instructions! The scan is not the best as you can't see how it pops out when opened. Love the wording in this card "Abundance is....unexpected blessings!" May you all receive many unexpected blessings during the holiday season and an abundance in every category of life for the new 2008 year!! God bless you and your families and thanks for dropping by!


Secret Sister Swap Gifts

I just wanted to show you what I received in the mail this week from Julie Griffith, my secret sister/santa! I belong to a TAC stamping group and we had a sister/santa swap...never having done one before with them, I thought it would be fun to try it out. Well, as you can see by the pictures below, I was blown away by Julie's generosity and talent (well, talent, I already knew she was a very talented stamp artist!). I didn't want to open up some of the gifts because her wrapping was so pretty. She sent me lotsa hand-crafted items (the personalized notecards and the calendar with verses of scripture were some of my favorites!), some TAC products and a cd from their WHAG stamping seminar. Needless to say, I was totally BLESSED! Thanks again, Julie, for your big heart of giving!!

Holiday Carnival!!

If you haven't done so yet, please visit Craft Critique's Holiday Carnival. They had three days full of different BLOGS featuring holiday cards, decorations (see me here!), sb layouts, altered items, gift ideas, gift boxes, recipes --- anything to help you with ideas for the upcoming holidays and then some. I participated this year and was overwhelmed with the talent out there and the great hearts of these crafters to share with us. So go visit and enjoy your time there! Go on!

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