Friday, April 29, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit Blog Hop

Welcome to another Faith Blog Hop presented to you by Paper Tree House Studio! If you have been following the hop then you should be arriving here from Merlin’s blog. If you just came across this hop, then go to Paper Tree House to catch the beginning of the hop.

Every month a group of bold women gathers to make the Name of the Lord famous and to share the talents we have been given by Him. We also like to share a little bit of Truth that we have learned from the Bible and/or a bit about how He has impacted our lives. This month the theme is “The Fruit of the Spirit”.

As Christians we are expected to demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit because the Spirit of God abides in us. In Galatians 5:22-23 we find the following definition: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” There are many misconceptions about this fruit. People look at the list of attributes and they are convinced that God has not given them one of the “fruits”, and so they live with remaining sin and a sense of defeat in certain areas of their lives.

If you look at the passage again you will notice that the word FRUIT is NOT plural. It is only ONE fruit, so if the Spirit of the Lord abides in you, then the attributes that characterize the Spirit live there as well. If you are not experiencing one of the characteristic of His Spirit in your life, pray that the Lord would cleanse you and purify you. He is into the business of completing those He saves. My prayer is that you would draw near to the Lord and that He in turn will draw near to you…
The same way that the Lord blesses those He loves we want to bless you. We have found an amazing line-up of sponsors and we want to share with you what you could win by hopping around with us:
  •  Paper Tree House Studio: Cricut Create
  • Scrapbook News & Review Magazine: One year subscription to their online magazine.
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  • Papperie: Yummy Goody Bag
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Now in order to win one of these Grand Prizes you will have like us on Facebook, leave a comment on this post, and become a follower on our blog. Then you have to follow the hop order as you follow and leave messages in the posts of all the amazing and talented women that are part of the lineup. All throughout the hop you will find RAK’s and special giveaways, so make sure that you complete the entire hop! 


This hop has meant so much to me, I have been able to reflect on what fruits I have in my life, so I decided to start a scrapbook on the fruits of the spirit.  I only got two pages done.  Love & Joy.  God has blessed my life tremendously with my wonderful husband, two awesome daughters, a son-in-law that loves his family and cares for them and two crazy, but wonderful grandchildren.  I plan to continue my pages through then entire list of the fruits.  God is so great and I hope you are blessed by this awesome blog.  Thank you for sharing this with us.

Now on to my blog candy, just leave me a comment and a way to get in touch with you if you win and on Monday, I will have pick a winner for me.  I hope you enjoy what you've seen already and what you will see as you continue on.

Now for some more fun! Hop on over to Chalese  blog to be inspired

Monday, April 25, 2011

Win a New E2 from Mixology Crafts

Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Blog Giveaway with Mixology Crafts!

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Introducing Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition. This limited edition machine has all the features of the classic Cricut Expression, plus lots more! It launches on HSN tonight at 12:01 am – that is April 26th. Watch all day tomorrow to learn about the features and fun things you can do with. This machine is going to be a game changer!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Recycled Album for My Daughter

This is something I put together for my daughter who wanted something small for pictures of her close friends.  I used toilet paper rolls.  She loves it....   Hope you enjoy!

New Thank You Cards

I used the Imagine for the first time to create these cards.  I used the Imagine More Cards cart to make these three cards.  I loved it, I used the print and piece option so I could do the layered look.  I then used the Expressions machine to cut out the card shapes - Just Because Cards cart.  I even tried my hand at making envelopes (very frustrating).  I had so much trouble getting the right sizes.  I'm sure I'll get better at this the more I do.  I really had fun playing.  Thanks for looking.