Friday, May 27, 2011

Proverbs 31 Woman Faith Blog Hop

Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should have arrived here from (blogger's name) if you are following the hop.  If you just happen to have fallen here go to the beginning of the hop over at paper Tree House Studio.

At the end of every month a group of bold women gather to give Glory to God with the talents He has given us in a very loud way... :) Our prayer is that through the projects we have created you Will be able to see Him in all of His Glory! May He touch you today as we look at the theme of the Proverbs 31 woman, and may you find that you are indeed everything He designed you to be.

This is how the hop works:
Below you will find the list of the beautiful and brave women that are ready to show their weaknesses in order that you may see His strength. :) Follow the line-up and please leave some love throughout the way. Allow yourself to cry, laugh, smile, along with any other emotion the Lord may bring your way. You will find that there are many prizes throughout the hop. In order to qualify to receive them you must be a follower of the blog and you must leave a comment. Know that if you are announced as the winner of a prize you are responsible for contacting us in order for us to make the prize go your way.

Here are our sponsors:

Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit (valued at $45)
Tombow: Amazing Adhesive Pack
Scrapbook News and Review: 1 year subscription to their magazine.
Punky Sprouts: Sweetie Album
Sweet Stamper: Stampin' Up Stamp Set

Now let's get the hop started! :)

The woman described in Proverbs 31 seems to be perfect! She works hard for her family, keeps up with the house, makes sure that the entire family is fed, is respected by others and her husband, and the list goes on... It can be very overwhelming to try to attain her status- which leaves many of us feeling as though we do not amount to God's standards. If you are anything like me, you too have felt as though there is always something that is just not right in your womanhood. Maybe you are not sweet enough, or neat enough, or submissive enough, or clean enough... Whatever label you do not amount to it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.

God did not put this part of Scripture in the Bible so that we would draw away from Him filled with shame due to our incapacity to do what He expects of us. On the contrary, I have become every day more certain that He inspired these words because He wants to show us His Grace. The truth is: we all fall short of the Glory of God and there is not even one that is good amongst us. He KNEW this when He made us and when He decided to save us- and in this He loved us.

The proverbs 31 woman is meant to be a reminder of how much we need Christ! God desires that we would be women like the one portrayed there, and He knew that these areas would be our weaknesses, so He gave us this map of virtues so that we would not conform to the world but allow Him to transform us. The Bible teaches that in our weaknesses He is strong! My prayer is that you would allow the Lord to show you those areas where you indeed fail so that in turn you would learn to be mesmerized by His great strength. You will be doing things you never imagined when you fully rely on Him. In Him you already are the Proverbs 31 Woman you so desire to be. May He show you that truth today as He heals you from all insecurities.

Paper Tree House Studio:















Lisa Peters:

I have struggled so much this month with accepting the truths the Lord says about who I am as a woman.  Being a mom of two children under the age of 4, owning a business, being a teacher, and trying to be an artist can become very overwhelming.  I end up feeling worn, torn, and exhausted - not at all like the woman found in Proverbs 31.  But as I sat to create my project, the Lord gave me a beautiful image of how He sees me: He whispered tenderly in my ear "you are worth far more than ruby!".  It is truly a privilege to be able to be called the daughter of the ultimate King of kings!  The One that cares enough about the little things because He knows that we live our lives here - in the little so that in turn He can be seen as He is: HUGE!  May you too see how you are made to be worth far more than rubies! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and become my follower and I will consider you for a drawing I will have in search of the winner of a surprise RAK!  Be blessed!!

Your next stop is Jessie's Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

Love in Christ,


Monday, May 23, 2011

Dynamic Duo Blog Hop Inspiration...

As you all know we have been participating on an awesome hop representing two AMAZING companies: Punky Sprouts and TaDa Creative Studios.  We had to create a project using product from both of these companies and I truly had a blast!!  :)

Here is what I created:

To make this I started off by peeling the awesome Punky Sprouts Playground Corrugated Cardboard.

This is such a versatile surface!  You can use it to create your own covers, mini-books, or a typical layout with lots of texture.

After I peeled the Playground, I used gesso and some mists to add some colors to my background.

Using my scissors I cut the blue waves out of the blue TaDA paper.  Using a punch I created the scallops of the striped paper to then layer all of it with a curled ribbon to add dimension.

Here is a close up:

TaDa has such beautiful and detailed patterned paper that it was easy to create your own embellishments by cutting the images from the papers.  That is how I got my rainbow and clouds. 

Finally, I added the pictures and the rest of the embellishments...  :)

Thanks for hopping with us!

Love in Christ,


Monday, May 16, 2011

Dynamic Duo Blog Hop Announcement!

Don’t miss out on the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop
A TaDa Creative Studios and Punky Sprouts Mini-book Bonanza
May 16th-27th

Rules for a chance to win FREE products
Each day go to the following 2 blogs:
Post comments to show your participation. New inspiration will be posted daily. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 3 winners will be picked!

Good luck!

TaDa Creative Studios & Punky Sprouts

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Winner and Cricut 360 DT Call!

Thank you ladies for leaving me such sweet comments!  You are all so sweet and I am so grateful that you stopped by to say hi.  My prayer is that the Lord would encourage you to be a part of this ministry in some way... 

i have chosen a random winner so i wanted to share her with you:

Theresa said...Oh my gosh I love love love this little mini album! So beautiful!

Please e-mail me Theresa at with your mailing address so that I can send you the prize.

Next month's blog hop will be on May 27-29 with Proverbs 31 as its theme. 

I am recruiting ladies that want to be blog participants, as well as sponsor, and women that are willing to help me spread the Lord's Word.  :)  If you think this is something you are interested in doing, you can ask to be a part of our facebook group and you can get more information there.  :)  If you cannot be part of the hop, at least help by posting the banner on your blog so that others would know... :)

Once again, thanks for being part of this amazing journey!

On another note:

My friend and I are starting a Cricut Challenge Blog that will launch on July 1st.  We are looking for 12 designers that are willing to show off their creativity... :)

Go check it out... it is going to be great! Click HERE

Love in Christ,


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