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Joy and Verses that God Blessed Me With January 30, 2010

Filed under: Catholic,Joy,Time With God — alwayswithme @ 8:37 pm

Last Sunday, after I had finally posted an entry on my word JOY, two of the three readings at Mass used either JOY or a derivative of JOY.  God is good.

Nehamiah 8:10   He said further: “Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared; for today is holy to our LORD. Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the LORD must be your strength!”

1 Corinthians 12: 26  If (one) part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.


Stampin Up and Copic

Filed under: Copic Markers,Making Cards,Stampin Up,Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 8:22 pm
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two of my new favorite things.  I’ve been looking for examples of this stamp image and Barbara Anders has one.   Go check it out.  She has the  copic markers she used listed and other photos of her card.

So Simply Beautiful

Filed under: Making Cards — alwayswithme @ 12:51 pm
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I found this card via a link from No Time To Stamp.  I love the black outline, the rounded corners and the simplicity of it.


This Stamper Has Such Cute, Creative Ideas

you have to visit her at No Time To Stamp and just look at how talented she is and then who all she links to.  Definite eye candy material.  The photo below is what I am thinking I will make for DS Fifth Grade Teacher and as my treat to DS.  What do you think?



Seven Quick Takes

Filed under: Blog Parties — alwayswithme @ 3:58 am

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 67)


1.  Glad to be back.

2.  Been listening to books on tape from the library and enjoying it very much.  I listen to one upstairs and one in the car.  As long as no one messes with the buttons, everything is okay.

3.  DH has been uber busy.  I am trying to pick up some of the slack of things he does around our home but we keep falling behind.

4.  Going to training on the changes in the Mass Saturday morning.

5.  It snowed again today.  Enough to shovel and make the roads messy.  DS will enjoy getting to play in it in the morning.

6.  I’ve been enjoying getting back into rubber stamping and scrapbooking.  Figuring out what I like and don’t like is a big part of it.  That whole process can be overwhelming and I think I felt stuck because I didn’t have MY vision.  Now I do so this should be fun.

7.  Had a heady conversation with 11 year old DS.  Let’s just say that it was all physics related and he knew what he was talking about and I had no clue.  I had to come home and google words he used.  It took me about three hours to calm down after him talking to me for two solid hours about all these ideas and theories that he had, that he had read about or that he had discussed with his tennis coach.   He’s done this before, but not with this intensity. Gotta figure out how to nurture that passion.

Head to Conversion Diary for other Quick Takes.


iEmbellish: Miraculous Possiblities

Filed under: Making Cards,Stampin Up — alwayswithme @ 2:49 am

This blogger is a stamper.  In looking over her blog, at least two things stood out to me.  First is she decorates the insides of her cards as well as the outside of her cards.  The look really nice as seen in this photo of the Miraculous Possibilities post linked below.

iEmbellish: Miraculous Possiblities.

and this one

isn’t that just adorable?  Just like a purchased greeting card only better because it’s handmade.

and this one!

Secondly,  she too rounds corners of some of her cards.  The look is, what more polished, more professional or a bit more unique?

Jessica has a really nice blog with a lot of different cards, techniques and links to many other card making bloggers.  I suggest you wander over to her blog and spend some time.


Valentine Card January 29, 2010

Filed under: Stampin Up — alwayswithme @ 12:25 am

This is very similar to one of the cards I made on Monday.  Looks lovely.

Stampin’Up! Demonstrator Stamping Videos Stamp Workshop Classes Scissor Charms Paper Crafts: Valentine.