Friday, February 25, 2011

Friends, Love, Faith Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first Friends, Love, Faith Blog Hop!  I am honored to be a part of a group of women that are willing to put their love of God out there so that others can see Him and what He can do through their hands.  I have been beyond blessed by Him and have no other option than to give Him back the very things He has given me...  :) 
Bienvenida a la primera Rayuela de Paper Tree house Studio: Amigos, amor, y Fe.  Estoy muy honrada de ser parte del grupo de mujeres que están dispuestas a demostrar su amor por Dios delante de otros y con la intención de que otros vean lo que El crea a través de nuestras manos.  El me ha bendecido tanto que no me queda de otra que el devolverle lo que ya me ha otorgado... :)

Find a notebook and jot this down, you will need it:
1. My name is Nana Campana
2. My blessed words are: "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart...
Busca una hoja de papel para que copies esto, lo vas a necesitar:
1. Mi nombre es nana Campana
2.Mis "Blessed words" son: Confía en el Señor con todo tu corazón.

Now, here is how it works:
Así es cómo funciona:

Welcome to Paper Tree House Studio's Friends, Love, and Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. If you are hopping with us, you should have hopped over from Paper Tree House Studio. If you happened to just come across this post and you want to join in on the fun, make sure you jump over to the beginning so that you do not miss out: Paper Tree House Studio.
Bienvenidos a la Rayuela Amigos, Amor, y Fe de Paper Tree House Studio.  Hoy estamos unidas con fuerza en el internet--demostrando nuestra fe y dándole gloria a Dios.  Unidas estamos como diseñadoras Cristianas y dueñas de blogs para dar a reluccir nuestra fé a todos los que nos visiten.  Si estás saltando con nosotras hoy, debes estar llegando aquí de el blog de Paper Tree House Studio. Si apenas acabas de encontrar esta página y deseas saltar con nosotras debes ir al principio de la rayuela que se encuentra en Paper Tree House Studio.

We're celebrating the theme of faith and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:
"...those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)
Estamos celebrando el tema de la fé y estamos feliz de poder compartir contigo nuestros proyectos basados en este verso:
"...pero los que confían en el Señor, renovarán sus fuerzas; volarán como las águilas: correrán y no se fatigarán, caminarán y no se cansarán." (Isaías 40:31)

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Zutter, Paper Trunk, Create 365, Memorable Seasons, Scrapbook News and Review, as well as Papperie. Together with Paper Tree House Studio, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.
Primero, le queremos dar las gracias a nuestros co-auspiciadores generosos: Zutter, Paper Trunk, Create 365, Memorable Seasons, Scrapbook News and Review, al igual que Papperie. Junto a Paper Tree House Studio, estas compañías han donado unos premios fantásticos para la rayuela de este fin de semana.

Premios? Oh, Sí! Van a ver 7 ganadoras bendecidas por varios grandes premios al finalizarse el evento.
To enter, simply hop through the blogs and take note of all of the participating DT members of Paper Tree House Studio, and make sure to jot down the "blessed words" they will have in their post, and leave a comment on their posts. Once you gather all of the words, you will have another special Scripture to inspire you to create while leaving His legacy. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop and the completed Scripture. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12 noon, EST and seven winners will be randomly chosen to win.
Para poder calificar, simplemente sigue el ritmo de la rayuela saltando de blog en blog siguiendo el orden descrito en cada blog.  Mientras salta toma nota de las muchachas del equipo de diseño y escribe las "blessed words" que te van a dar conjunto a su nombre.  Debes dejar un comentario en su blog y luego envíar un e-mail a con todas las "blessed words" que recogiste.  Entonces notarás que vas a tener otro versículo que te inspirará.  Realmente es fácil.  Todos los e-mails deben ser recibidos para el Lunes, 28 de febrero de 2011 a las 12 del mediodía EST.  De estos e-mail se escogerán 7 ganadores.

What are the prizes?
One Cricut Gypsy from Paper Tree House Studio
One Bind-it-All from Zutter
One baggy of goodies from Create 365
One baggy of goodies from Papperie
One baggy of goodies from Paper Trunk
One year subscription to Scrapbook News and Review
One $15 gift card to Memorable Seasons so that you can purchase your favorite goodies!!
Estos son los premios:

Un Cricut Gypsy de Paper Tree House Studio
Un Bind-it-All de Zutter
Una regalo de Create 365
Un regalo de Papperie
Un regalo de Paper Trunk
Una subscripción de un año para la revista Scrapbook News and Review
Una tarjeta de regalos valorizada en $15 de Memorable Seasons para que compres tus cositas favoritas!!
In addition, many of our participating bloggers will have amazing blog candy and RAKS available for one of their blessed visitors by simply leaving a comment and becoming a follower on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!
En adición, muchos de nuestras participantes van a tener RAKS y regalitos disponibles para bendecir a las que participen en la Rayuela.  Para calificar para esos regalitos, lo único que tienes que hacer es dejárles un mensaje y ser seguidoras de sus blogs.  Tienes mas de 20 oportunidades de ganar en esta Rayuela!

This is the project I have created for this hop:
Este es el proyecto que creé para esta rayuela:

I was inspired by the Scripture: "...those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)
Fui inspirada por el verso de la rayuela:  "...pero los que confían en el Señor, renovarán sus fuerzas; volarán como las águilas: correrán y no se fatigarán, caminarán y no se cansarán." (Isaías 40:31)

I just had the terrible experience of losing a co-worker to the battle of cancer.  She was a very sweet woman and left a hole in many people's lives (including her 3 and 5 year olds.)  I created this canvas for my friend Michelle who was really struggling to come to terms with the death of her best friend Kareema.  After I finished creating it I painted over everything except the word "God" using the white Glimmer Glam.  I did this on purpose since I wanted to remind Michelle that even though our lives become foggy, God is ALWAYS there and visible if we are willing to see Him.  :) May this be a reminder in all of our lives too...
Apenas hace una semana tuve la muy mala experiencia de que muriera una compañera del trabajo.  Ella luchó contra el cáncer por varios años y falleció dejándo atrás dos niños pequeños.  Yo creé este canvas para su mejor amiga Michelle, quién quedó muy desconsolada con la muerte de Kareema.  Depués de que terminé con el diseño lo pinté todo (menos el corazón y la palabra Dios) con el Glimmer Glam blanco de Tattered Angels.  Hice esto pues quería recordarle a Michelle que aún cuando nuestro mundo se vuelve oscuro y nublado, Dios siempre está presente y es visible si miramos hacia El.  Ojalá y El siempre mantenga esto en nuestras mentes..

Now, I have a little surprise for you: if you become a follower of my blog and you leave me a message you could win the following:
Ahora les tengo una sorpresita: si decides seguir mi blog y me dejas un mensaje te podrías ganar lo siguiente:



The next stop on this blog hop is Wendy Sween.
Ahora pasa por la otra parada en la rayuela: Wendy Sween.

Thanks for playing along... 
Gracias por jugar...

Love in Christ,
Besitos en Cristo,


Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Times at the Park

Giancarlo threw up last night  and i was concerned for him, so I decided to stay home with him and monitor him.  Once he woke up, and we spent time with the Lord as a family I realized he was feeling much better- so I took them to the park.

It is amazing to me how my children have grown.  I remember the first time I took them to the park.  Noleani was about 11 months old and Giancarlo was barely two weeks old.  I feared the worst all the time as I followed Noelani (with Giancarlo in a sling).  Slowly but surely I have been able to let go, to trust in their own abilities and it has become my favorite thing to do.

I notice their little personalities...  how Noelani is such a Girly Girl and would wait for any moment where she thought I was not looking to run to my purse and take the make-up out.  Then she would hide so that i could not take pictures of her...

On the other hand, you have Mr. Adventurer that never gives up until he get what he wants.  He noticed that going down the steps was not as simple as going up, so he decided to spend the rest of the afternoon trying to go down without having to sit on each step.  Can you believe he practiced until he accomplished it... :)

As I think back on the moment, I am filled with such emotions.  The same way that I look at and admire my children, God looks at us.  He must chuckle when we run and hide to make  ourselves look prettier for Him, or when He sees us trying over and over what He has created us to do.  I know that I have caused TONS of pain to many people, especially God.  I am grateful that today He reminded me of how I am the apple of His eye in spite of all of that..

Love in Christ,


Paper Tree House Challenge of the Week

Layout por Nana Campana
This week we tackle everything that has to do with being loved.   The inspiration has already been sent out in our newsletter, so make sure to check it out here, and subscribe to it if you do not receive it.  Without further ado, here's the challenge:

What does it mean to be loved? February is known as the month of love.  Do you feel loved?  How do you know you are loved?  Create a layout to show you you feel loved.  

Esta semana estamos estudiando el significado de ser amado.  La inspiración la puedes encontrar en el newsletter que fue envíado hoy y que puedes encontrar aquí. Si aún no recibes el mismo no olvides de subscribirte.  Sin más preámbulos, aquí el reto de la semana:

Qué significa el ser amado?  Febrero se conoce como el mes de el amor. Acaso te sientes amada?  Cómo sabes que eres amada?  Crea un proyecto que demuestre cómo te sientes amada. 

We have a pretty amazing prize this week: You could win a Donna Downey's Lucky Page Kit!
Tenemos un premio fantástico esta semana: Puedes ganar el kit Lucky de Donna Downey!

In order to participate you have the following options:
1. Create a project using this To be Loved Challenge and the Sketch of the week.
2. Create a project just using the To be Loved Challenge
3. Create a project with just the sketch of the week.

You can choose to participate in any of these ways and you will be considered for this awesome prize.  :)  Just link your project to the link below and we will do the rest...

Para poder participar tienes varias opciones:
1. Crea un proyecto utilizando el reto To Be Loved y el Bosquejo de la semana.
2. Crea un proyecto sólo con el reto To Be Loved
3. Crea un proyecto sólo utilizando el bosquejo de la semana. 

Puedes elegir el participar usando cualquiera de estas maneras para ser considerada para este gran premio. :)  Sólo anade el enlace de tu proyecto y nosotros haremos el resto...

Love in Christ,
Besitos en Cristo,


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Sunday, February 6, 2011

I think I am Growing Up...

It is 11:49 pm on February 5, 2011, and I am just a couple of months away from turning 30.  I don't know about you, but I do not tend to realize that time has flown by and I actually have to GROW UP...  :)  I am still very much a child, and in many ways I want to remain that way.  On the other hand I would like to think that the Lord has indeed continued with the work He began over ten years ago.

In the past two years I must say that the Lord has been pulling, and shredding, and cutting, and pruning; all while I very reluctantly resisted all of it.  It wasn't until I was set aside and by myself (away from my husband and my children)
that I allowed the Lord to open my eyes in order that I could see His plan over my own.  This is what I encountered in His word: "For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy they." (Proverbs 1:32)

This was me after reading and understanding the meaning of this:
God had been disciplining me and yet I would not budge because I was complacent with where I was.  I felt comfortable in who I had become and did not really care whether or not it was what God wanted.  Now don't get me wrong, if you would have asked me, I would have never admitted that (mainly because I did not see it).  Nonetheless, the truth is clear, I was heading towards destruction---but GOD had mercy on me and turned things around!

Not only was I given a chance to repent, but He appointed a timely conference where they taught me a glimpse of what it means to be a woman.  Women have the misconception that because they have a determined gender, they automatically will act like a woman should, think like a woman should, treat others like a woman should and live like a woman should... That is a LIE!  More women that I would like to admit feel lost and wished they knew what is expected of them.  The Church has thrown a to-do list in order that they can become Women of God, without taking into consideration that the changes that are expected of them are impossible without Christ.  I have decided that I will begin a journey towards actively being God's Woman...  I pray that through this, other women too would awaken to the fact that they have a Royal calling to fulfill, and it is WAY BETTER than LIFE!

Here is the project I will continue to develop as I find myself in the middle of this journey...
To create this book I shredded pieces of paper and then glued them randomly across the cover. I did this to show remind myself of how I presented my broken life to the Lord and He made something beautiful with it.  I then decorated the rest of the cover with my favorite things.  The butterfly is covered in crackle paint, because I wanted to show how I am still cracked - a work in progress.

May you too encounter the Truth of God and allow yourself to be moved and transformed by Him this week.

Love in Christ,


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