Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
As we walked out of our Wednesday night routine of Awana's, this time leaving ALL the kids in cubbies or sparks, I noticed that my Autism ribbon was missing from my car. Now I know it was there earlier when I went into the Strictly Scrapbooking and when I went to the car repair shop to pay for my husbands car. This stinks. I know that it was probably taken my a group of teens or tweens who were just messing around, but it still stinks. My husband gave me his, which makes me sad that he won't have it but I know he is not as upset about it as I am.
The number of ribbons that I see for autism on cars grows more and more and I guess when I had mine I felt like I was a part of a group of people who cared and were proud. A group of people that had a story to tell and although I didn't know what or who they knew that was effected by Autism, I related to them and could flash them a smile or catch their eye and share a comforting, understanding nod. I don't know...I guess I just felt very proud to have it and to have been blessed to have known and love someone on the spectrum.
Well this is the third ribbon that I have had in a year and a half, and I will be ordering more because although someone may have my ribbon hanging up in their room next to a rock or rap poster, they can't take my story, my heartfelt emotion or my passion to represent those who hurt and are a daily reminder of disease.
I read all ribbon clings on cars and think of all the stories that coincide with each and everyone. The women who proudly stick a pink ribbon on their car right before they drive for the first time in months, those parents who proudly and fearfully place their camo ribbon on their car as they pray for their children who fight for our country. And especially all the faded "WE WILL NOT FORGET" ribbons. Although faded nothing can change to power behind them.
OK, sorry for starting to morning off on such a melancholy note. I had to get it off my chest.
I can only hope that this one lasts me longer and that eventually medical wonders will be able to figure out just how to make the ribbons become fewer.
Monday, September 22, 2008
So on to the fun stuff...
My Glimmer friend Joe from Strictly Scrapbooking emailed me this totally gorgeous and glimmery page he did using Glimmer mist. We talked for like 40 minutes straight on just Glimmer mist, I was so happy to find a local pal who shares my enthusiasm!
So I crammed alot in to this post, well I have had it bottled up for such a long time!!! I also wanted to make sure I was able to showcase everything I wanted to do for this week as I am sure this week I will be busy. So enjoy and let me know if you try Glimmer Glaze!
She is the first winner of the random drawing!!! Sandee is better known as scrapnTn on the CKMB. So congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be posting the last part of my Mistology tonight, I know i have aid this before but I will NOT go to bed tonight unless I have posted!!!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Joe the winner of the Prima limited edition Aloha box!!!
So here are the pics of my class that we had this past weekend at Scrapbooking Heaven.
Everyone had TONS of fun breaking in my new glimmer mists. There was lace, flowers and bling flying all over the place too! We altered everything that was in our sight! Nothing was safe.
I was mistaken in my last post in regards to my next class, it will not be this next weekend. It will be the weekend of the 4th in Irvine at Scrappin-Escapes. This weekend we are going apple picking in Oak Glen.
I will be teaching two classes at Scrappin' Escapes. One will be a creative paintable class and the other Tips and Techniques with using Acrylic Albums. Both classes will be full of Prima product, altering, techniques, glimmer mist and Sakura Pens ( have I mentioned how much these rock?!?!), not to mention tons of prizes to give away (glimmer mist, prima yummies, and sakura pens!). Jessica (the coordinator for Scrappin Escapes) just told me that she is offering a KILLER deal for the retreat, only $95 for 3 days of scrapping PLUS tons of giveaways!!! The classes are offered seperately so that you can pick and choose which you would like to take.
This week, I will be posting the last half of my Mistology and all I have to say is one word...
So be prepared!!!
I am so excited to share with everyone some of the fun stuff I have been doing.
Also I will be posting anothe sneak peak of my project for Scrappin Escapes.
thanks for peeking!!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Again here is the link for the contest. If I get enough info regarding international shipping I will do a seperate RAK at the end of the month for my international friends. I just don't want ANYONE to be left out, we all are in this together and I would hate to have anyone feel left out. Especially Since I know just how hard it is for international scrappers to get product. I have a few friends in europe and south africa and am constantly reminded of how very blessed I am to have product available to me. So please everyone help educate me on any international customs and shipping charges!
thanks again and sorry for any misunderstanding, ANYONE can subscribe to my blog. I WILL be doing some international RAK's seperate from the state-side RAK's so that the chances of our international friends winning will be fair.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I debated whether or not to post a pic of the package I recieved today, but I just had to share my joy with the only people who would understand! Not to say ANYTHING bad about my family but I really don't expect my husband or kids to understand the magnitude of my happiness!
YES, today I recieved my design team package from Tattered Angels and along with what I already had I was able to have at least one of each of the bottles the carried in stock!!! So starting in tomorrows class, I will have EVERY COLOR of glimmer mist for my students to play with!!!
Things are starting to pick up in our area, I am teaching at Scrapbooking Heaven tomorrow, Scrappin' Escapes the next weekend, and I was just asked to teach at Scrapfest for Sophia Trujillo of Strictly Scrapbooking where I will be teaching one of her classes and also be doing a FREE make and take at the Strictly Scrapbooking booth. And you better believe that these bottles of glimmer mist are going to tag along for everyone to play with!!!
With over 100 bottles of glimmer mist, TONS of Sakura pens, and TONS of prima product to play with you are sure to want to catch at least one of these events. PLUS I will be giving away TONS of product from Prima, Tattered Angels and Sakura.
For more info click on the links to for info.
To celebrate, I thought I would do an RAK of 5 (1oz.) bottles of glacier glimmer mist to kick off these events. I will be randomly drawing names from anyone (local or out of state) that has signed up for my feedblitz newsletter. So all you have to do is sign up and you will be added to the drawing. I will randomly pick winners throughout the rest of September. So you have till the end of September to sign up. International bloggers, I am not to sure about shipping rates, so I will have to figure out shipping charges before I can enter you in the drawing, so feel free to email me first if you'd like.
What will you get if you sign up? Info on upcoming classes, challenges and contest. Also I will continue to do RAK's of my stash, so this will give you advanced notice. All in all it is a great way to keep up with me, my giveaways and any contests or classes that I will be hosting.
So here is to free stuff!!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I can't explain just what it is but life is changing and for the good. Today I was reminded that though times may be tough there is ALWAYS promise of a new day, and Gods mercies are new EVERY morning. Regardless of just how bad my day is, the next day I am promised a new one and if I chose to let go of yesterday, it is in the past and that is where it remains.
As always the worship tonight was amazing!!! I miss being on the worship team at my church, I miss singing my heart out, I just miss serving. But I know my ministry is at home and when the time is right, I can return. And I can't complain... I get to scrap and teach and meet new people, something that was never on my mind until I became a mom. Again, just another cry of gratitude from me.
Vicki Beeching was the guest performer and I was blown away hearing her music live. She sang Wonder of the Cross which brought the house to tears. here is a peek at the lyrics:
O precious sight, my Savior stands, Dying for me with outstretched hands.
O precious sight, I love to gaze,Remembering salvation’s day,
Remembering salvation’s day.
Though my eyes linger on this scene, May passing time and years not steal
The power with which it impacts me, The freshness of its mystery,
The freshness of its mystery.
May I never lose the wonder,The wonder of the cross.
May I see it like the first time, Standing as a sinner lost,
Undone by mercy and left speechless,Watching wide eyed at the cost.
May I never lose the wonder,The wonder of the cross.
This song just moves the house. I love every word of it. It reminds me of the day I gave my life to Christ, here I was this broken girl trying to keep it together in a world that was tearing me apart. I began going to Cottonwood with my boyfriend (now husband) knowing that there was something bigger than me calling at my heart. It was July 7th 2001, and a sudden force took over me and I was no longer insecure, no longer unsure, no longer struggling. It was as if all of my questions had been answered even some I had never thought to ask. I stood there humbly and absorbed all that was meant to be. Although it sounds like it was all roses life began at that moment, a month later we found out we were pregnant and two weeks later we were married. Although not as we planned our life is still full and wonderful. We have had our ups and downs but all in all we have held strong together and in our faith and made it out victorious. I can only share my testimony with the world in hopes that God receives all the glory he can for each and every miracle he has done in my life.
So this song, this day this journey...
Even though I have tried to sum it up with this one post, I can't. I still stand in awe and where I started, where I am now and where I am headed. It is more than I could have ever possibly imagined for myself and for that I am in total gratitude and left speechless.
Friday, September 5, 2008
With all that is going on I forgot to post my newest class! This will be a paintable class using glimmer mist, we will be altering TONS of stuff to coordinate with the layout. This is definately a choose your own adventure project. I will have ons of Prima product for everyone to choose from, Crystals, flowers, lace, felt voila... TONS! Also with my newest shipment of glimmer mist due to arrive soon, I will have just about every color that they have in stock. This is a great way to try out every color of glimmer mist and find out which ones you love.
This class will be available:
Scrapbooking Heaven in Huntington Beach, CA
I am still working out some kits, if you are interested in a kit, email me and I will see what I can do.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
First off, THANK YOU!!! to all of you who have emailed, called, posted well wishes. I am doing alot better, I still need to realize that I am not super mom ( I know SHOCK, I am human!) and take it easy, but it is my lesson to learn. Right now I am focusing on my kids, making sure that their needs are met. It is a total blessing that I don't have a whole lot of classes scheduled. The few that I have are on the weekends, which makes it so much easier So all in all, life may be a little tough, but it is still GOOD!