I went to Michael's today in search of the new lace border punch by Martha Stewart. I picked it up, and then just wandered around for a little bit. In the clearance section, I came upon this great Martha Stewart kit called "Embossed Eyelet Table Decoration".
Looking closer at it....I thought it would be PERFECT for paper crafting instead of table decorations. So, I got myself a kit...and then bought two to use as a RAK to the sweet people who comment on my blog. So, if you would like your name put into a drawing for one of these kits, and some other surprise goodies....just leave me a comment about what you think of the kits! I will draw the two winners on Wednesday night and post the winners on Thursday. Be sure to leave me a way to contact you!
Tomorrow means there will be a new sketch up at the CPS Blog! Yeah! It has been awhile since I have done this....so here is a sneak peek of my card for the week. It will be posted at some point this week on the blog! We have some fun things planned at the CPS blog in the coming months, so be sure to check back often!
Due to getting ready for it and then going on vacation...I got behind on my cards for the CPS Blog. But, the girls are so understanding that they haven't kicked me off the team yet! Tee hee! So, here are a couple of cards I did today to "make-up" for the sketches that I missed!
This one was for sketch #60....posted two Sundays ago.
Product: Cardstock (Bazzill), Paper/Felt Stickers (K & Co.), Paper Lace (Martha Stewart Crafts), Chipboard (Heidi Swapp), Ribbon (SEI), Rhinestones (Doodlebug & Westrim Crafts), Ink (Clearsnap), and Corner Rounder (EK Success). **Told you that MS kit is AWESOME for paper crafting! :)**
This card is for sketch 61...which was this past week's sketch.
Product: Cardstock (Bazzill), Paper (KI Memories), Chipboard (Heidi Swapp & KI Memories), Brad (KI Memories), Rhinestones (Glitz Designs & Heidi Swapp), Rub-ons (7Gypsies), and ink (Clearsnap).
And I am so excited and refreshed tonight because I had church!! Why so excited, you might ask? Well, I left my old church two years ago because of some actions that I thought weren't very Godly. It had been my church since I was 16, but I just didn't feel comfortable with things. Josh has to work on Sundays, so that meant I would have had to find a church by myself. I am quiet and shy and a little awkward around people I don't know...so stuff like that is hard for me when I am alone. So, the physical part of going to church was reduced to only when we were at my parents for the weekend, and we obviously attended my dad's service.
But, the youth pastor who previously worked at my old church has started a new church in a community called East Missoula....just a few miles away from me via interstate. Tonight was the first service!! And Saturday night services mean that Josh can come too...which he is very excited about! He is in Texas right now with his family for a week....so he won't be able to make it until the Saturday after next. But, we are happy that we are going to have a "home" church again.
Tonight was just great! The worship team was fabulous, and the message was so relevant to today's life. God's presence was abundant...I could just feel it. To quote from one of my favorite movies....God's presence is like the wind. I can't see it...but I can feel it. And I felt it tonight in that room. God has always been with me. He didn't need a church to speak to my heart for the past two years. But it feels good to have a church again. It is hard to explain why....but it just does.
Be sure to leave a comment for that cute kit!
God bless you this weekend,
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~Jeremiah 29:11
"So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time...." ~James 4:7-10 (The Message version)