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2008-04-22

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!

19 comments:

Sam said...
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Sam said...

My blessing this month is that I got laid off from work this week. I know that may not sound like a blessing to some, but for me it is. I am a single working mom of a beautiful 3 yr old girl. I work over 60 hrs a week. I do not spend enough time with her. Now I get a whole week to play with her except for 4 hrs on wed night. Sandy @ stampmine.blogspot.com

Stampin Cats said...

My Blessing is my daughter moved back to Ohio from Virginia. She was in a bad relationship and now I know she is safe from harm.

Sheila D. Staves said...

I consider myself blessed in many ways. My blessing for April is the realization that I've found my last job. I work for a small company that truely values me as a person as well as an important member of the team.

Kimi said...

I'm blessed coming and going! One of my blessings was that I received the beautiful magnets from Mary and it was a really sweet surprise in my mailbox! (so please let someone else win these LOVELY white elegance goodies!) But I'm also blessed because I'm getting a whole lot of money back in our taxes! (I kept telling him we were paying way too much!) AND I'm going to sunny Puerto Vallarta on Sunday on a FREE vacation in the Presidential suite of a Palace resort!!!!! woooo hoooo! I can hardly contain my blessings...THANK YOU LORD!!!!!
Mary your offering is absolutely gorgeous! Someone will be "blessed" to win them!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

My blessing is that Hubby and I were going to go to Vegas for our 25th wedding anni. (may 28th) to see Terry Fator and then by accident found out her was going to be in Myrtle Beach (2 hrs. from us) and the tickets are half the price plus we can fly.. We are actually going this weekend and we are going to see his show plus another.

scfranson said...

You have a wonderful blog. My blessings have been my husband and my children. Each day we thank God for each other.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Cindy said...

My blessings this month are the same as last month... my granddaughters. Next month there will be another blessing... another granddaughter!

KayellWY said...

Your creations are beautiful!! I've had so many blessings in the last little while that all I can do is smile and be thankful. I get to spend time daily with two of my grandchildren, who I care for during the day. They are 1 and 4, both having just celebrated birthdays. I've been made assistant manager in my work. Life is good, thanks be to God. :)

Rachael Devlin said...

My blessing is that I have so much work that I cannot contain it!! I've been praying for a job for three months (my whole family and church have been praying too!!) and finally I got a job, and then another two jobs on top of that that all fit into my schedule. That scripture is so true... "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Eph. 3:2)

Rachael

2 Worlds said...

This is very pretty !

StampinCarol said...

My husband and I have been blessed to have 2 of his sisters and a brother-in-law visiting us this past week. They are Christian and we've had some wonderful talks about God. They went to church with us and we've had great times playing tourist and such. I hope they can come again.

nic_d said...

My blessings this month include a wonderful family & the promise of spring. Thanks for the uplifting words and some beautiful blog candy! Nicole

Starry7678 said...

I am blessed just because. I have 4 beautiful grandchildren, my youngest daughter (I have 3) is going to the college of her choice this fall. My husband has a good job...........I am blessed because I love card making so much, and have found all these wonderful sites by these unbelievably talented and creative women who share a bit of their life with me.I love this card set-so much time was put into it. Thanks

Trudy Osborn said...

WOWZA! These are GORGEOUS!!!!! I am going to have to CASE these if that is okay with you. TFS

Trudy Osborn said...

Hi Mary...I LOVE these cards, tags, and everthing else. I am just getting around to CASING these and was wondering how you were able to leave the unembossed area on the tag. I was trying to do that, but wasn't able to get it to work

Trudy Osborn said...

Hi Mary...I LOVE these cards, tags, and everthing else. I am just getting around to CASING these and was wondering how you were able to leave the unembossed area on the tag. I was trying to do that, but wasn't able to get it to work

Mary Leeson said...

Hi Trudy! What I did on the tag was to cut/make my tag first. Then emboss one end. Take it out and then emboss the other end. That will leave the middle area unembossed. Note that after I emboss both ends, I take the tag to the Scor-Pal and emboss a "line" at the end of the embossing to give it a crisper look. That's all to it. Thanks for asking, Trudy.

Trudy Osborn said...

Thanks Mary...I was hoping it was something that would let me leave a box in the middle, but I guess not...I LOVE this tag and am going to "have" to duplicate it

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