Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's a Martha Giveaway!!

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,
~Lea

"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)

46 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow!!! That is some awesome stuff!

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  2. WOW, I found my way in here tru a comment of your`s at Mlissa Phillips blog. And I am stunned! your stuff are so inspirational. Love your cards and that kit from Martha Stewart trimmed those borders wonderful. I special loved the turquise border. Really cool!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your work of art!!! Love it!! I`ll be back!!

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  3. Love your cards! And the eyelet paper is so cute!

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  4. Hi Lea!!! Those kits are yummy! you're right these are perfect for paper crafts.

    As always...love your cards!

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  5. I LOVE MS!! You are a genius to use that lil' kit for cards :) Your cards look fabulous, as always...and I can't wait to see your CPS card!

    Lea, we are kindred souls, girl! It is great to hear agout your new church! I am excited for you!

    Katie

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  6. Oh dear...you are a naughty girl---this looks irresistible! Gonna search for one myself.
    Your cards are so sweet and vibrant Lea---so happy you had such a great experience tonight.
    Hugs friend.
    Melis

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  7. Wow, they are gorgeous cards, I love number 60 especially!!

    I am hoping to catch up on my CPS sketches today as well. :o)

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  8. Such gorgeous cards Lea, love the 'miss you' one and the paper lace looks wonderful {everything is yummy!} Look forward to seeing the rest of your latest card! Gx

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  9. gorgeous cards Lea!
    and am very glad about your new church sister! so happy you found the new calling...

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  10. Love the cards you've done. And the Martha Kit is to die for. The bummer is it was on clearence which means they won't be selling in the future.

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  11. Love the Martha aisle at Michael's ... very fun giveawy ... thanks for the chance to win.
    SmilynStef at aol dot com

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  12. blingbling and birdies.
    don't think it gets any
    cuter than this!
    thanks for sharing, Lea.

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  13. Beautiful cards, as always. Love the sneak peek of this week's! That lace punch looks awesome. ;)

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  14. Great candy and repurposing of the MArtha stuff. Love you cards! Have a great day!

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  15. Great job of thinking outside the box to come up with the paper lace for your cards. I'm so thrilled that your found a church where you feel at HOME again:) God bless you.

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  16. Great card Lea! I like your ocmment: "God has always been with me. He didn't need a church to speak to my heart for the past two years." I'm over here in EAstern Montana and I know what you mean! God speaks to me every day! But it is nice to have the fellowship and body of Christ working together.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    SAndyh50

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  17. Your work is so inspiring! What a great idea to use the table decoration kit in your work! The kit is gorgeous!!

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  18. Great usage of MS's paper lace on the 1st card. It's such a pretty card. And I love your take on sketch 61. Lors of bling and colors. Love it! I discovered CPS sketches recently and try to use them as much as I can. It's great when inspiration doesn't come easily. It just gets me going. So keep up the team work on that.

    CC

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  19. Lea I love that quote it is from Winn Dixie right? We love that movie here. Glad the sermon spoke to you and its great you have the youth minister back to guide you in your faith. Love how you rocked the paper lace on your card. Thanks for sharing all your sunshine.

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  20. Awww, such a fun RAK, and such fun that you found a church!!!!! :)

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  21. I don't need to be in the drawing cause I picked up something like that from the MS stuff but I just had to comment on how yummy your sneak peek of the CPS card is! Now to see the entire thing!
    So cool on your new church find! Gathering with the Body is important so this is great news. We used to go on Saturday night too and it was so perfect for our schedule at that time. I'm off too church here in about a minute!

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  22. Oh those are so pretty ! I wish I'd find something like it at our Michaels. I love how romantic it makes things look.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net

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  23. I am so happy to read about you guys finding a church!! When we lived in Texas for a year for Ad's pilot training there was just no real life to the churches we attended...then coming home to our home church was like water to a thirsty soul!!! SO I know what you mean by saying you could "feel" God there...I am soo soo happy for you....

    Your cards are as always TOOO CUTE!!!!

    K

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  24. Lea I just love the goodies... hehe yup you heard me right... no barfing here. LOL Hope all is well with you and family.

    Hugs girl

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  25. Love your creations Lea!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  26. Very cool! Reminds me of paper lace you could use to decorate the edges of your cupboards too - a la victorian!
    Thanks for the chance at a cool prize!

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  27. thank you for posting on my blog! And, heck, if you wanna pick me for a freebie giveaway, I wouldn't mind!!!

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  28. These are incredible!

    I love what you shared about feeling uplifted because of your church. You must be going to the right one then. I know exactly how you feel. I've been attending a Christian/non-denom (Bible believing) church for many years now and its strange how I miss it if I can't attend one week. Its like getting refueled. :D

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  29. That lace would look great against a dark color... like RED, which happens to be my favorite color! :0)

    Swedie

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  30. Lea, those kits are fab! Your creativity is amazing.

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  31. DH and I have always said that our church family probably has as much to do with the longevity of our marriage (20 years last June)as our commitment to each other.

    It sounds like you may have found another support system and let's face it...we all need as many of those as we can get!

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  32. hooray for Lea!
    love you chickie!!

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  33. Great cards...and Great Blog candy..thanks so much for the chance to win.

    kim3timemom@yahoo.com

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  34. hey! not posting becuase i want your RAK (which is nice of you to do)...just wanted to poke in and say hi! your cards are uber cute, as usual!

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  35. Love your blog and your cards, and would LOVE to win your RAK!

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  36. You have such a clever way to make cards.. they always look fabulous [mine always look dreaful ;) ]
    And that eyelet kit is delightful.
    Aude

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  37. How super cute! Those cards rock! Oh and the Provo Craft projects, are fantastic! Have a good one!!

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  38. Those are so cute! I haven't seen them anywhere. Then again, I don't get into Michael's often since it's a long drive for me. How nice of you to share!!

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  39. this is really cute, Lea! oh the things you can create with these paper lace ribbons! Love what you did with them so far. You are such a sweetie for doing this. I really HAVE to go to M's and see what else MS is up to lately there (while I am picking up that scallop punch you used too!)
    HUGS~j

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  40. What a great idea to use that on cards! I think I would have walked past it and not given it a second look. Thanks for so generously giving us a chance to win this.
    If God is for us, who can be against us. Hope your day is blessed with His love.

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  41. Lea, first I am thrilled you have found a new place to worship!! I hope you will feel blessed and at home. Second, I found your blog through CeeCee and enjoy it thoroughly! I will be back to see what goodies you have to show us!
    Third, I love that MS paper lace--just gorgeous! I would love to win one of those kits! Keep up the good work!
    LeAnne
    http://weeinklings.blogspot.com

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  42. What a totally great find and love what you've done with it!!

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  43. Augh How could I miss this, I practically stalk your blog;) lol!
    Laura

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