Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas decorations...

I was playing with my camera, trying to improve my 'night' shots. Still haven't mastered it yet, but I really like how some of the pictures turned out. Here is my 'white' tree:

I had wanted a tall, thin tree to put white lights on. When Niki was pregnant with Julia she found this tree after Christmas for $11 - what a deal! She had to race to get the last one from a woman that was eying it; but, pregnant and all she got it - and I was thrilled!!
Here are some of the decorations:

I had such a blast shopping for these ornaments after I knew I was going to finally be able to decorate a tree in white lights. We have enough now, but I still love looking at burgundy and gold ornaments at the stores....
Our Mickey/Minnie tree skirt------------------------One of our little outdoor trees
Our IKEA lights - love these (copied the idea from Niki) I love all the lights at Christmas and always think that it would be so cool to see them all year. I suppose, though, they would become common, then they would not be so special...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Cards...finally!

Whew, I finally completed my Christmas cards! This is the 2nd year in a row that I put off making my cards until the last minute. I REALLY need to start when I buy my products, that would make it much less stressful. I love the process of putting cards together, and am always so excited when the last piece has been adhered.
The trees on this card made me think of how peaceful and hushed it is in the woods after a I thought that this scripture went well:

Outside says: BE STILL...

Anyway, here are the 40 that I made; doesn't it look like I was busy?!?

These were made from the sketch found here, at Taylored Expressions (sketch TECC35)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Control freak...

that would describe me perfectly. I have a real problem when I am in a situation that I cannot take control of.

I read the perfect comments on a scripture yesterday that really helped me…I just have to absorb it into my character. Psalm 31:14-15 “But I trust in you, O Lord; I say “You are my God.” My times are in your hands…”.

The comments I read were: “David was expressing his belief that all of life’s circumstances are under God’s control. Knowing that God loves and cares for us enables us to keep steady in our faith regardless of our circumstances.”

It commented that this should keep us from acting foolishly by taking matters into our own hands or resenting God’s timetable. I need this, to remember all things are in His control and take place according to His timing.

Here is a quote over the door in my scrapbook room. Obviously I know myself pretty well, I need to remain calm in everything, no matter what the circumstances or how slow I think things are moving...