Thursday, March 30, 2006

2 Peas Thursday Blog Challenge

Random Challenge How much do you normally spend in a scrapbooking store? How often do you normally shop in a store? Or are you an online shopping?

OOOOHHHHH this one was hard to admit to. I spend on average about $60.oo a month at the scrapbook store itself. I was thinking about general scrapbook stuff though and I am ashamed to admit I spend about that monthly on scrapbooking magazines. Now that I llok at it - way to much for a single mommy.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

2 Peas Wednesday Blog Challenge

What does your name mean? and does it fit your personality? elaborate if you want :

It turns out that Sandra is a Greek name and means "helper of humanity." This is kind of awesome actually. I work in the social services field at an institution for the mentally and physically challenges and I am thinking of going back to school for my Bachelor of Social Work. Awesome.
Here is this week's scripture inspiration: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” --Psalm 91:1-2 (ESV)
Journaling reads "I trust and pray daily that the Lord will guide me onto the path for which He has chosen for me." - patterned paper is KI Memories - Making Memories rub-ons Heidi alphabet - All My Memories die cut stickers

Monday, March 27, 2006


I am reading this awesome book and have learned this important Pledge of Faith:
  • God is who He says He is!
  • God can do what He says He can do!
  • I am who God says I am!
  • I can do all things through Christ!
  • God's Word is alive and active in me!

The more I learn about God and His love for me the more I am amazed and humbled.

2 Peas Monday Blog Challenge

Random challenge of the day:
Do you want to convert your real life non-scrapper friend into scrapbookers?
I suggest scrapbooking to everyone I know but I do realize that some people just are not artistic nor does everyone have the desire for it.
Do you find friends that scrapbooks? If so, how?
Not really, I occasionally chat with people online about scrapbooking.
Do you show your pages to someone who doesn't scrapbook?
I show my pages to anyone who wants to see them. I am proud of them.
Do you think you avoid topic about scrapbooking because your non-scrapper friend just don't get it?
No never- I talk about scrapbooking all the time to anyone who'll listen.

2 Peas Sunday Blog Challenge - on Monday

Random challenge of the day: "there outta be a law." Saw that on celebrity justice show. What do you think should made into laws?

it should be illegal for people to :
- spit gum on the street
- not pick up doggy doo
- put their kids int he middle of divorce - kids are not pawns!
- say that scrapbooking is a waste of time and money

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Favorite Things Saturday - on Sunday

One of my newest favorite things is our new kitten Rocky. He is about 2 months old now and is so adorable!! He is one of the most cuddly kittens I have ever known. Every night he sleeps with me. Actually, he doesn't just sleep with me - he sleeps on my head. It is the cutest thing!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

2 Peas Saturday Blogger Challenge

random challenge of the day: fun fact friday on Saturday. Tell us something fun about you.

Well here's a fact about me that most people do not know. I am absolutely fascinated with taking phostos of barns. Especially old ones that aren't perfect. I'm not sure where the fascination comes from but I have had it since I ws a teenager. Here's one of my favorite barn photos I took last summer:

Friday, March 24, 2006

My Newest Layout

This is a scraplift from 2Peas from crystalinnc and her layout Make Me Gracious.
Journaling reads Everday that I drive home from work I pass this fallen tree. Every single time I see it I immediately think of the Cross. I think of Jesus. I remember that He died for me! It's an almost incomprehensible concept for me to grasp. God loves me so much that He sent His Son so I can be forgiven for my sins. I am humbled by this and so thankful.
- Wild Asparagus polka dot paper
- All My Memories alphabet and page accents
- Image Tree Letter Stamps


This week's topic for Friday March 24th suggested by Joy : SECRET STASH!
"I would like to see what everyones 'secrect stash' is. A special ink pad that is tucked away for special occasions only? A secret luxury hidden in a desk? Or maybe 'shhh don't tell my significant other I bought...' " ~Joy

I've been looking at various entries for Studio Friday for the last few weeks and finally decided to get involved myself. This week's challenge is the secret stash in our studio. My secret stash is books filled with blank paper. For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for writing. I love words, and I love paper!! I have been secretly thinking about writing a book. I actually have two book ideas floating around in my head. I want to get those thoughts down on paper but have been affraid to share those ideas with others. I'm not sure why but I like keeping them kind of hidden in my head.

2 Peas Friday Blog Challenge

Challenge: What is your fave chocolate bar? Do you have more than one? How long have you loved it? Who gave you your first one?


Had a Tole-Painting Class Tonight

Here's the project I did at my tole painting class tonight. It was so relaxing and fun. I am quite pleased with how it turned out and think I am going to sell it.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

2 Peas Thursday Blog Challenge

Challenge: Beautiful Books. 1. What is the most beautiful book you own? 2. In what way is it beautiful? Is it the illustrations, the binding, a combination of these, or something else? 3. How often do you look at it, browse through it, read it?
The most beautiful book I own is my copy of my bible. It is beautiful because it hold the words of God and shows me who He is and who He wants me to become. I try and read some of it every day. It is filled with notes and highlighted passages. It is my way of learning and I am excited to read new things in it and see what He is trying to teach me.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

My Sanctification Bracelet

I am reading the book Believing God by Beth Moore. It is so far an amazing book that I think will take me on a wonderful journey. In it I am learning about actively pursuing increased personal holiness. I have chosen to set three goals for myself for a period of 90 days to help in achieving this. The first of these goals is to study the Word of God daily for at least 30 minutes, the second goal is to catch myself whenever negative tapes start to play in my head and repeat to myself that I am deserving of God's love, the third goal is to have at least 30 minutes of absolute quiet in my day where I am able to open myself up to be able to hear God. In the book it is suggested that we wear some type of blue cord as a reminder of the goals we have set with God. I made this tonight and will be wearing it on my right wrist for at least the next 90 days while I continue to develop my relationship with Christ and broaden my knowledge of His love for me.


Challenge: List the things you dream about doing during the last few years of your life. This is a very introspective subject. Take your time. Think.. if you live to a ripe old age, what do you dream of?? that you would be doing during your final years?? Taking into acct, that your health etc would be just fine!

When I am in my final years I hope to have someone with me that I can grow old with. Someone I can love and respect and know that I can have for not only love but also companionship. I dream of being an integral part of the lives of my girls and the families they may create for themselves. I mostly long to have a very intimate relationship with Christ. Knowing I am doing His will in my whole life. I am looking forwards to aging and to having the wisdom that comes with age.

Can't sleep tonight

I have been doing a bible study on the
Charles Stanley Institute For Christian Living website. I am loving it and am learning so much about God's love for me. I guess it's comforting when I can't sleep to know that I am not alone - that God is here with me.
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