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Today I did have a friend stop by for some stamping time. It is always nice to have people over.
I am selling off some Sparkle N sprinkle stamp sets and singletons, as well as some stampin Up sets, please email me at email@example.com to receive a list of what I have. Prices do not include shipping, but I do accept paypal.
Today's challenges to get a little house work have gone well. I hope to get more done tomorrow.
Isn't this a great picture! Can you believe an eleven year old girl took it? My niece took this picture of my mom (Aka me-maw) outside of Hillcrest Baptist Church School in Augusta, Georgia.
Today my mother is celebrating her 73rd birthday! Yeah Mom! Don't worry I sent her separate Mother's day and Birthday gifts!
For mother's day it was all handmade , a few cards, a butterfly pin, some book marks and a few pices of candy. She loved it. For her birthday, I sent a seprate card and had the local florest to send her some flowers to her home this morning.
With the start of blog candy, as you know I will enclose one of the purses on a previous post. My first blog candy offering will be a clear set of stamps from Stampedous, called SC063, Retro Border.
Leave comments any where on the blog, between now and June 15th. If you have won blog candy in the last 4 months you will not be eligible to win again for 4 months. Also, no candy outside the U.S. due to the increases in postal costs. I am still waiting for some of my overseas buddies I will send you a card.
A short Proverbs 31 lesson: Verse 20. She extends her hand to the poor,And she stretches out her hands to the needy. She is compassionate and generous. She helps provide for those who can not otherwise provide for themselves. She is alot like my mom, busy in the kitchen making biscuits for our Rainbow Girl fellowships, or providing for girls who would otherwise not have appropriate clothing for our meetings.
She is not afraid to reach out and touch, her compassion shows not only in her actions but on her face which glows with the love of Christ.
As you can see my blog is channging. If you want to know 'how'd you do that'. I didn't. Please email MaryDawn at: MyPinkMexico@gmail.com. Let her know 'Loretta' sent you. She is awesome. She walks you through everything and then takes off and sets stuff up. Her prices are VERY reasonable considering every thing you'll get for the money. If that isn't enough, she even accepts PayPal
Even my photos will have watermarks!
If you would like a current list of the Sparkle N Sprinkle, Stampin up and other (mounted and unmounted) stamps I am selling, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind I will ship all items via US priority mail and that postage prices will be going up on Monday May 12. Which happens to be my Mother's birthday and the first day blog candy will start.
I am offering great prices, so check back, its a first come - first serve kinda deal.
I jumped in today! I bought some Copic Markers. This company (after doing alot of research) has them at the best price! I am also selling off my Marvy markers (like new, very inky) for .25 cents each. If you want to know what I'm selling --- email me! (I am compiling a word doc with all the details so I can send it out when ever I need it). This company (oozak) has free shipping on orders of over $25.00 as well. I sprang for the express shipping since I kinda have to have them NOW!
I finally (after like two months) opened up and used my Scor-Pal. My review -- I love it. It is pretty handy, does a great job with the score lines and I love doing the 3-D projects. They have a special forum on splitcoast stampers and you can view it by clicking here. So many great ideas and projects. So little time! If you decide to buy one, spring for the beautiful teal case, it is so nice since you can put some paper in the case and carry your scor-pal!
Remember at current I am a 'homeless' designer. If you know of a company (or represent one) looking for designers, I'm your girl!
Ok, todays Proverbs 31 woman lesson: Today we will talk about The woman and her Devotion as a home maker.
I know most of you are like me and don't like the term 'housewife'. I know I don't like that term at all. We married great men who are providing for us and our children, who earn a good living so that we can stay home and tend to the important stuff. I am Mike's wife, and the caretaker of my home and family.
Today we will look at verses 13-19 of Proverbs 31. Here are the verses.
My two cents: (I swear I don't have too much more than that in my purse -- again) With all areas of life, give the Lord both prayer requests (state your needs wants and desires) and your sin (all the stuff you can't handle, don't understand and don't necessarily agree with) The trick here is to lay it at the feet of Jesus. Walk away. Don't go back and look for it. Leave it there. Christ is more than capable of holding our deepest desires and forgiving our deepest sins. Allow him to do so.
Today's Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to you with many wants and desires, you truly know my heart. Allow me to learn and grow in you so that I become a become of Christ. May my heart's light shine in a world full of darkness. May you use me in what ever ways you would have me serve. Bless those who are in my life and I thankyou for my Michael. My earthly provider and your servant. In Jesus Name...Amen!
That's it for today! Stay tuned for more Proverbs 31 woman!
If your curious, these will hold standard 5 1/2 X 4 1/4" (finished) cards! Even though my new 'blog candy' will not start until May 12, I'll give you a preview, I will include one of these boxes (not necessarily the one you see, as it will be made with what ever paper I happen to be using at the time) in the blog candy!
Check out split coast stampers here. You can check out my gallery there by clicking here. It is free to join and there are alot of neat threads to look at. Take a few minutes and spend a few bucks and join the fan club, it is so worth every dime! Such neat ideas, so little time!
If you didn't heard already, My Favorite Things Stamp Company is introducing some new adorable stamp sets, check them out!
Check out my blog again tomorrow. Since I am no longer a designer for Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps, I will begin selling off some of my inventory. There will be alot of sets as well as singleton stamps at great prices.
Ok, now its Loretta's Proverbs 31 woman time.
The Proverbs 31 Woman :
"10. An excellent wife, who can find?For her worth is far above jewels. rare, precious. 11. The heart of her husband trusts in her,And he will have no lack of gain. trustworthy. 12. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. "
We'll start with verse 10, Back in bible days women are often regarded as property. Excellence consists of many factors. To define excellence in ourselves, we must first realize that we are only mortal sinners. Can you find in yourself excellence.
Next verse 11. Having a husband who trusts you, Define trust in your own words. Does your husband trust you. Are you upfront and honest with him about all areas of your heart, life as well as ambitions? His gain is your gain. Remember trust is earned. Show him that he has no fear that you are the one who not only shows grace under pressure, but allows others to see in you who the person of Jesus really s.
Finally for today verse 12. Doing good goes beyond just good deads, but it also goes into not allowing evil (or sin for that matter) to take a strong hold in your life. Honestly examine your life, your expectations, fears and triumps, and weigh them against what the Lord has for you, wants for you and will provide for you.
-- More tomorrow!
Have a great afternoon! Loretta