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"Seeds of Blessings" Class

Live locally? Join us for our next FUN & easy class! Saturday, May 3rd from 10am to 12noon. RSVP please. In our "Seeds of Blessings" Gardening Set CLASS, we will make the following:

-rectangular pail
-plant stakes
-gardening glove card
-gardening journal

It's sure to be fun and makes a great gift for any occasion: spring, graduation, Mother's Day, Gardener day, yourself, etc.!
See ya' then!


April "Giveaway"

Time to count your blessings and time for me to show you April's "Giveaway". Leave a comment on an extra blessing you received this month. We all love to hear about blessings as they are very uplifting and can actually encourage us to "continue on" through the challenges of life. Here's a wonderful reminder and a fave verse of mine that God always makes "options" available to us. In 1 Corinthians 10:13 He promises that "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." Wow! How comforting to know that
God always makes a way for us to escape, that there IS always a way out when it seems as if there isn't! Now, that's a blessing to hold on to, huh?

Leave a comment and your name will be included in the drawing at the end of the month. You may be picked to receive my "white elegance" stationery set which includes 4 monogrammed/embossed cards with embossed envelopes, monogrammed tag and two embossed gum (or candy) pouches. Thanks again and have a most excellent evening!


I was honored with the Arte y Pico award. The write-up says it is given to people "for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language." Goodness...thank you so very much...I was so surprised and honored! The following people blessed me with this recognition and I would like to recognize them as well. Pam has such a "sweet and tender" heart. Tonje my friend from Norway has such a big "giving" heart. Rita has a very "sharing" heart as she hesitates NOT to share all her know-how. Please visit their wonderful websites and tell them I sent you! I also received a BLOGGED.com rating for my blog. The editors of Blogged.com "recently reviewed my blog and have given it an 8.1 score out of (10) in the Recreation/Hobbies category of Blogged.com. Blogs are evaluated based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style." So I was very blessed and honored to have received that rating for my little ole blog! This encourages and inspires me to continue with this blog and make sure my Heavenly Father receives the glory! Thank you friends for visiting me...I love it!


"Words of Encouragement" ATCs

Sorry for my absence....have been on vacation to sunny Florida, well mostly sunny... two days it was raining but who cares, huh? when you're having fun!

Wanted to share a few "words of encouragement" ATCs I made last week. My penmanship on the little penguin (isn't he a cutie?) is not quite the best. It should read "Keep lookin' at the Lord, He'll carry you through"...now there's a wonderful thought to hold on to, huh?

For newbies, ATC stands for ARTIST TRADING CARDS and they are only 2-1/2"x3-1/2" in size. Yes, your canvass is small which can make ATCs challenging for that reason but they are SO much fun to make! I will show you some more later using different techniques...so please come back and check them out!

The Angel Company stamp sets used:

"Butterfly Swirls" T2929

"Fluffy Friends" TB2841 Level B hostess set

"I Love Easter" T2719


March "Give Away" Winners

The winners of the inspirational refrigerator magnets for my March Giveaway are: for my "Paper Blessings" blog, the winner is Kathy Mcc and for my "Mary's Paper Blessings" blog, the winner is Kim Hannan. Congratulations ladies! Please email your address so I can mail them to you. And thank you all for commenting and continuing to inspire me. Thanks for visiting and I will have April's Giveaway posted next week. Thanks and God bless your lives with all of His Goodness!!

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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