Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010... My Niece's 18th Birthday Gift 2 of 2...

Psalm 40:5 "Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare."

The card from me and my husband to my niece. This was not the original card, but I am glad I was prompted to make another one as I like this one very much.

N, I pray that you always remember God's greatness, and that as grand as He is... He loves you so very much.

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January 30, 2010... My Niece's 18th Birthday Gift 1 of 2...

Judges 5:31 (second part) "But may they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength."

This one was intended as a family gift to my niece, but I over experimented with watercolors and felt it took away from the original desired look. I did get the sunset, though!! So I did this one and wrote it out as if it came from the kids- complete with handprints within.

To my dear niece, N. I love you very much. May the Lord fill your heart with His presence and bless you throughout this year.

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January 29, 2010... My Son's Belated Birthday Card...

The Key... Hide God's Word In Your Heart.

How can you keep your ways pure?

Psalm 119:9-16 says,

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
1 meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word."

I love you, Antonio!! You are the most amazing gift I have ever received for my birthday!! Have a great day, and may God bless this coming year and draw you closer to Him.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010... And The Brainstorming Continues...

Just an update on life... One of my kids passed through the chicken pox two weeks ago, and now I have two that have just come out with it. I feel like I am more than half way now. Sort of. But the waiting has been more stressful for me than them just getting it. Two more to wait on. :-)

With that in mind, I am brainstorming for a few different things: three new baby cards, my son's belated birthday card, and my niece's 18th birthday card. I am sure that I will add to that list as the weeks go on.

For now, know that I have plans to show you more.

Thank you for checking in. Hope you are well. Blessings to you!! Have a great day!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23, 2010... 3 John Verse 2 For A 50th Birthday...

3 Giovanni verso 2... (aka 3 John verse 2 says, "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.")

One of my husband's, I guess, third cousin's is celebrating his 50th birthday tonight. This is his card. He is a carpenter by trade, and I tried to make things familiar to that line of work. Wood, wood, wood is presented in the tree and the bench... and I used shiny silver paper for the hammers, the saw, and the file to make it a little bit more realistic. I also used an authentic piece of sandpaper to represent itself. :-)

I hope he likes it... I also hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Alberto, Auguri di Buon Compleanno!!! Possa Dio ti da un anno pieno di benedizione. Ti vogliamo tanto bene!!

Alberto, Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!! May God give you a new year full of blessing. We love you!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010... Gearing Up And Brainstorming...

Hello, All. Please don't give up on me yet... I am gearing up to do more papercuts. I have three that I am currently brainstorming, and that have to be completed really soon. So, keep an eye out! Thanks for your patience, and thank you so much for your interest.

Be blessed in this day!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Update for January 15, 2010 Seeing Spots...

So sorry I have not been around much. We kept busy throughout the holidays and had some birthdays scattered and celebrated throughout them, and now... chicken pox has come to make its rounds. I have not been papercutting or writing much, as you can tell. sorry about that. Hope you are all well. Hope I will have some neat things to share soon. Until then, be blessed and know that you are greatly appreciated.

:-) Celita

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010 Personal Art Challenge... God Is Bigger Than...

It has been a year now since one of my family members and I gave each other a special challenge... to creatively, artfully express the phrase, "God is bigger than..."

It took me a whole year to come up with this idea, which is perfect, I think. It is just what I felt to express but did not know how to do sooner.

M, this is for you. I love you dearly, and I so desire God to touch your heart to draw closer to Him, to trust in Him, to surrender to Him. He can heal our hearts, no matter how marred, scarred, hard, or walled up they are. We just need to cry out to Him to heal us, help us, and He will. He is the only One who can make "beauty from the ashes" of our lives. He is the only One who will love you unconditionally, no matter what, who desires to be your God and also your Best Friend.

Now, I wrote to M, but I have exposed my words for you all to read in hopes that they might encourage you to think about them. I hope you do...

With many thoughts and many desires of good for you...

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1, 2010... 18th Ti Aspetto...

First, Happy New Year!!

Second... My oldest niece will be 18 in January. Here in Italy the 18th birthday party is the big one and not the 16th. I offered to make her the invitation, and this is what I have come up with. She seems to like it.

N, ti voglio tanto bene. Grazie per quest'opportunità di mostrarti quanto ti voglio bene e di aiutare in questo modo. Auguri e Quasi Buon Compleanno!!

N, I love you so much. Thank you for this opportunity to show you how much I love you and to help in this way. Congratulations and Happy Almost Birthday!!!

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