Friday, January 30, 2009

January 29, 2009 Nadia's "Flowers By The Chain Link Fence"...

Yesterday was my oldest niece's, Nadia's, birthday--- 17 years old!!! This was the card I made her, and inside were all the words that had been on my heart for a while to share with her; the things that I have grown to value as "Most Important" in this life that I also wished her to someday have or know. It is not my own experience that I want her to partake in, it is the loving care of Jesus, who has been there as my Shield, my Refuge, my Guide, my Counselor, my Saviour, my Friend, my ALL... He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, so that means He will also be those things to you as He sees that you need them. We must daily Trust In, Cling To, Rely On, and Believe In HIm. That is THE most important gift anyone could give OR receive. May He stir your heart to want to know Him more.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Help Save Homemade Crafting...

Please check out this link. This affects so many people, if we just think about it... Click HERE!!!

January 28, 2009 Papercuts of Hope And Roses...

Hope Grows (Reminds me of the amazing hope that God placed in my heart during the time of my miscarriage; Baby Hope was miscarried 4 years ago this coming March 5th. Jesus, I miss her. Please, give my sweet one a kiss and a big hug from her Mamma. Thank you. :-))

Sefora's Birthday Rose (My niece's birthday card; Was an ATC)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Papercuts-Into-Cards For Christmas Day...

My sister-in-law, Y, with her papercut card and her son's, my nephew N's, nearby

My brother J reading his papercut card

My mom and dad reading my mom's papercut card

My dad reading his papercut card

My brother-in-law, D, and my sister, C, with their papercut cards

My brother-in-law D with my nephew Z's papercut in hand (Dragonfly-ing High)

(I was unable to get my other brother J's picture with his papercut card :-( Oh well.)But this was fun!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Officially Back!!!...

We got back home this afternoon...

All of the papercut gifts for Christmas were a HIT!! I was so pleased about that. I did make a few more once I was there, but was unable to scan them before giving them away, so... Oh well. I will do my best to get back into creating mode as soon as possible. We are currently trying to manage the time change, jet lag, and return to "our regularly scheduled programming". When we have a handle on that, I can do more. I will be posting several entries on our family blog once I find the cord to download pictures onto our computer. Please check in often as I hope to begin that soon. As for here, I will be posting some new things soon.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Most Beautiful Art Giveaway... Hurry!!!

Here is some VERY exciting news from David Bowman (these words here are in the words of my blogging friend at Trying to Stay Calm....:

You can ALL win a FREE signed 8x10 print of your choice (out of the three prints)! By doing this we can spread his beautiful art and all be winners by having a signed precious picture in our home!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN DAVID BOWMAN may the Lord bless you abundantly :)

Here is what to do to get your free signed 8x10 print:
*This offer expires Monday Jan. 5th at noon!!*
Copy and post on your blog or website all the items below....
Also send an invite to everyone you know to do to the same for
them to get a free print. Ask them to come see David's work and
website! You can add your own personal touches if you'd like :)
Then after you post make sure and send David an e-mail at: so he knows you posted to get your print.

From here on is what to copy and post on your website or blog....

I wanted to share these beautiful pictures and what the artist has to say about each one of them! You can ALL win a FREE signed 8x10 print of your choice (out of the three prints), by copying and posting to your blog or website this whole post! After you post then send an e-mail to David ( with your website or blog address telling him you posted it and that you read about this offer on my blog. Also send him your name and mailing address and he will send your signed 8x10 print of your choice :) Hurry because...
*This offer expires Monday Jan. 5th at noon!!*

David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled "Who's Your Hero". Check out his website at to see more of his precious art. (Go See!!!)

The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I've often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I've tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.

One of the greatest human needs is a sense of security. In all aspects of life, we naturally gravitate towards anything that makes us feel safe. In this piece, I wanted to convey a sense of complete peace and calm like only the Savior can provide. It's a security that allows us to rest assured, without fear or worry, when we put ourselves trustingly in His arms. Little children have that inherent kind of trust in their parents, so it's fitting that the man and girl who modeled for "Security" are actually father and daughter. They generated
the exact feel I was looking for.

"My Child"
This piece conveys an intimate, up-close-and-personal feeling of the Savior's love. Notice how all the lines draw your attention and point towards Jesus' face in the center. I chose the name "My Child" because the only thing that could compare (even remotely) to Christ's compassion for us is the love of a parent for his/her child. This image is also intended to put things in perspective. Above all, we are God's children first. He allows us the privelege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children here on earth.

Help pass on the news of this wonderful giveaway and help support this wonderful artist!!! Happy New Year!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My First Guest Post...

I wracked my brain, I prayed, and... in the end, had to share my heart... This link leads to my guest post over at Mozi Esme... Please go on over and check it out... and maybe poke around a bit. You just might like it over there. I know I do... :-)