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"Pop Rockz" Reminder

Don't forget the "Pop Rockz" special ends February 29th! The colors used in this paper collection is wonderful for your SPRING papercrafting projects. You will get BOTH the Pop Rockz 12x12 paper collection (retails at $19.95) AND the "Happy Everything" (retails at $15.95) 10-piece rubber stamp set for only $25.95! See samples below.

The other February special The Angel Company is having is when you have your $250 Funshop, you will get the "Happy Everything" stamp set FREE in addition to your usual FREE level A Hostess Set and your FREE level B Hostess set for a $250 funshop! Pretty generous, huh? You may shop my online store at your convenience for "Pop Rockz" item #FEB08, BUT when you email me with your order, you can qualify for these specials. Have a great day!


Blessings From Norway!

Look at what I received last week from my friend Tonje who lives in Norway! She sent me a package that included this beautiful card AND all of these goodies just to bless me...aren't they wonderful? Isn't SHE wonderful for doing that? She sent me lots of stamp/scrap embellishments and she even stamped out images of Tilda for my use! How thoughtful of her, right?

So did I meet Tonje on one of my trips to Norway you say? Nope, I've never been there although it would be neat to visit. I met Tonje thru her blog. She left a comment on my blog and asked if it was okay to link up to mine. I really do appreciate other papercrafting bloggers linking up here...that's how we get to know each other and we get to share our ideas and learn from one another. Well, when I went to her blog I was blown away...she had a "write-up" on me! Whoa...what? In essence, she shared how we appreciate each other's artwork and how we enjoy sharing with others what we've learned.

Tonje is very talented and she recently had a 6-page magazine spread on a national Norwegian magazine! Her attention to "detail" is one of my favorite features of her artwork along with her incredibly intense watercoloring technique! I'm believing some of that talent rubs off on me!haha!
Well, I'm certain you enjoyed meeting my friend, Tonje Almnes. Give her a visit and get blessed with her artwork. Also keep her in your prayers, her family was about to go on vacation and her little girl Maia is ill. I'm believing 3John 2 for her- "beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prosperth." Thanks for dropping by.


And the winner is......

JoanT!! Congratulations, Joan. She has won this mailbox and inspirational cards as part of my "giveaway" (see two posts below) on having 10,000 hits on my blog. Sorry, I didn't notice we hit that amount 131 hits ago or I would have posted sooner.

Joan, please email me privately with your address so I can mail this out to you.

I want to thank all of you for visiting me and giving me the encouragement and support to do this. I will have another giveaway in March, so drop back to see what I've made for you all...and let's continue to thank God for His daily blessings upon all of our lives! I'll continue to pray for what was written on your posts remembering that God is our sufficiency in all things (2 Corinthians 9:8) and that there is power in believing His Word! Good nite for now.


"Love With All Your Heart" Treat Bags

For "newbies," here's a quick treat bag to make for special occasions. I made these for our people in our Fellowship and I do believe they were blessed by them. Although, I have to admit I think they enjoyed my husband's surprise treat for them as well...we had chocolate covered grapes after fellowship!! You think we had enuff chocolates??!

I designed it so they could use the heart as a bookmark later... I used a verse from Matthew 22:37 since my husband was teaching on the subject of The Power to Love that evening.

Here's all you do: Fill a cellophane bag (you can usually find these in the candy-making section of craft stores) with candy, cut a heart shape, stamp your favorite saying on white cardstock. Adhere this to some patterned paper and then to the heart. I dry-embossed the heart with the swirls background first. I added a teeny rhinestone below the focal point. Punch a hole on the side top of the heart, thread a ribbon thru it and tie it around the treat bag! That's it...so quick and such a sweet treat, huh?

And as we all know, it's all in the "presentation"...I tucked a red napkin in my white basket and placed the treats inside to display them. Thanks for visiting me. Have an awesome evening!!


"Bookoo Blessings" Mailbox Giveaway

"Bookoo" is defined as having an abundance of something according to the urban dictionary. Well, I have certainly been blessed with "bookoo" wonderful visitors to my blog and I have made some wonderful friends because of it too! Thank you for that opportunity. I am getting close to 10,000 hits...can you believe that?... and I would like to celebrate by giving something to my friends that visit me!
I would like to send this "Bookoo Blessings" mailbox and the six notecards with envelopes to one of YOU! Just leave a comment or count your blessings & share how God's been blessing your life...then when I get to 10,000 hits I will draw a name and send it to the winner! Looking forward to hearing from you!
FYI, I used "Bookoo Blessings" and "Curls and Swirls" stamp sets, "Amberley Grace" paper collection, Palette Cognac & Noir inkpads and flowers all from The Angel Company.

Craft Critique at CHA

Isn't this ribbon neat? Click here to view it.

It's just one of the "goodies" listed at Craft Critique where they are giving us some "sneak peeks" of their favorite products from CHA...can't wait to see some of these at our local stores!!


Playing with "Scraps"

Did some rubber stamping with some friends today and used up some of my scraps of paper. Don't you just love the "chunky-cheeked" twins? Too cute! Click on picture for larger view.
Thanks ladies for the fellowship & fun and thanks Velda for your hospitality today!!


Godly Inspiration

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