Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season's Givings Blog Hop 2014

Happy New Year everyone!!  I'm so excited for 2014.  I just know in my heart it is going to be a year full of miraculous things for our family and I pray it will be for yours as well!  More about that later!  For now, I just want to thank God for walking along side another year with me.  He is so faithful no matter what and for that I am incredibly grateful.  I feel so blessed for an abundant of reasons.  I'm so thankful for my family and friends.  The world is feeling smaller and smaller as we are able to stay connected, no matter where we are living.

Last year, a few designer friends from the our paper crafting community came up with a great idea of 'pooling' some of our 'abundance' so we could give to or bless our readers.  I don't say it enough but I'm truly thrilled to know that there are some people still reading my blog because I love to inspire and share!  Your comments over the years have meant more to me than you'll ever know.  If this is your first time here, welcome!  This is a Season of Giving and I have a few things from my stash that I'd like you to have a chance of winning just by leaving a quick comment.  This is open to the US and Canada.

If you are following the hop, you should have come from the very talented Teri Anderson's blog!

  • Kaiser Craft Die Cuts
  • GCDStudios Brads
  • The Craft's Meow Stamp Set
  • Maya Road Heart Mini Album
  • Layer's of Color Rubber Stamp
  • Nikki Sivils Cord Brads
  • Want2Scrap Pearls and Bling (3 packs)
  • Crate Paper Rub-ons
  • Bazzill Brads

This is a give-away full of new products.  I will choose a winner on Jan 6th.  2014.  I'm thinking of stuffing a flat rate box of 'gently' used stuff and papers that have small portions used for my next give-away but for this one, everything is new in it's original package.  

This is a quick card I made with some classic Spellbinder's die templates...circles and stars!  Just a little something to bring some festivity to this celebration and to the start of an amazing New Year!

If you are stumbling upon my blog and don't know about the hop, you are in luck!  There are actually quite a few fabulous and extremely talented designers who are a part of this hop.  Every one of them is having a give-away so there are lots of chances to win!

If you are not a follower of my blog and would like to be, simply click on the side bar where it says 'join this site.'  Thank you so much for stopping by!

I'd like to give a shout out to Latisha for pulling this together for us!  You're awesome!

Be sure head on over to my friend Margie Higuchi's blog.  I'm sure you will be inspired!

I'd like to sign off with a promise that I will be reflecting on a lot for 2014....

"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."  John 10:10

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I wanted to be sure to wish all my blog friends and readers a Christmas full of Love, Peace, and Joy to the fullest that was intended that very first Christmas so many years ago.  I found myself really thinking about all the different aspects of that amazing season; not just that night but many years to follow.  The incredible amount of faith that was displayed and the humility that was shown.  And it was all so that we may have a life of peace.......not a peaceful life (without any disruptions).....but a life of peace, knowing that we have been blessed with a choice.  A choice to have a personal relationship with a God who loves us enough to care about every small and big circumstance going on in our lives.  A God who loves us enough to give us that peace, even when the storms come and the waves seem unbarable.

I have been touched this Christmas with seeing the most humble form of servant hood that I've seen in a long time.  There is a member in my extended family that has humbled himself and shown the love of Christ to those around him like I've never seen before.  Without a doubt, this season has been full of miracles because of it and watching him be the extend hands of Jesus has been the most memorable holiday time that I have learned from and will cherish.  I am completely inspired to do better at putting others first before myself and to never try and do it with my own strength.  I am so blessed.  So so blessed.

My hearts prayer is that you and your family also know of this greatest gift that was ever given and that this holiday season and new year is full of His presence.

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!!


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