Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blue sponged beauty

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Hi all, Thank you to those who have donated to the Brazil One Mission for our son Ben, the total is now at $350 given with only $550 needed to reach his $900 goal! please keep them coming. Please click here for donations In the midst of all this both Beth & Ben are very busy finishing assignments for the end of year and Madaleine is in the middle of her yr 12 HSC exams. Also prayers are needed for the bush fires and families affected in NSW. 
Having a play today with some die shapes and sponging and I really liked the effect this gave me..... Using the sizzix bigz die Flower layers #4, some blue ink and a sponge I ended up with a whole flower spray! cool hey! I did hand cut a leaf to put in between but that's easy! Finishing it off with some pearls, glittered centers and a stamp saying. enjoy the video! xx

 Blessings to you

and a last thought
As each has received a gift, 
use it to serve one another, as
 good stewards of God's varied grace
1 Peter 4:10

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Doodle punch art Flower

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Hi all, today I want to show you a very simple way to bring new life to an old punch!  My five petal flower punch was the first large punch I ever bought and has not come out much lately...... so why not add some doodling and give this punch a go again! So simple and easy to do, just hand cut a leaf and add your favorite saying. Enjoy my video tutorial.
Please don't forget my last post about our son Ben and the One Mission trip he will be on. If you feel you can donate even if its just a little please follow the links to easily do this on line thank you to those who have given and for your prayers and support as they head off to Brazil to make positive changes in the lives of others! very proud of them all.
Blessings to you

and a last thought
 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
 for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
 Hebrews 13:16

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Our son and their mission trip, please help!

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Hi all, Just wanted to post a special link up.  Our son Ben is soon to go to Brazil on a mission trip please click in to this link donate and share.  One Mission Brazil   here's Ben's message.
 Hello friends and family! In a bit over a month I will be going to Brazil for about 6 weeks on a mission trip. We are aiming to build 50 new toilets, and we are also offering training, education and health assistance. I need your help to accomplish this goal. You can donate here One Mission Brazil towards our cause. 100% of your donation will go straight to the project. By making a small contribution we will make a big change.
Anything over $2 is tax deductible!
If you would like to know any more information about the trip just contact me and I can forward on your message to Ben! A$900 goal is very reachable.....Every dollar counts! This will be an amazing life changing event not just for the group going but the people they will help! Please send your prayers their way too!

Blessings to you

 and a last thought
And he said to them, 
“Go into all the world and 
proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Mark 16:15

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Moon dust card

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Hi, all..... a quick card I threw together this afternoon I'm calling "moon dust" I don't normally make Halloween cards but as I had a request I though this could double for Halloween and maybe an engagement card just change up what you put in the tree! Made with a variety of colored inks, dies from lifestyle crafts called Branches and Birds and using a 1 and 3/4" circle for the moon cut out. A little doodling with a black sharpie for the leaves and some glitter for the moon dust! Sit back and enjoy the video :)
Oh and thanks Lori for the cute card I received in the mail today !

Blessings to you

and a last thought
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
 the moon and the stars, which you have set in place
Psalms 8:3

On a happier note

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Open in Mobile App Hi all, my last post was purely aimed at those doing the wrong thing so please don't take offense. On a happier note Ive had the lovely people from all free paper craft add me as a designer so if you have a sec pop over and check it out! :)
Family has been my priority lately with our youngest daughter madly studying and now starting her HSC Exams for yr 12 and will continue over the next two weeks then her formal. We spent a week just recently with all our kids home on their mid semester breaks and did some camping. Ben will be flying out to Brazil for 6 weeks over Christmas on a mission trip so it was good to spend some time with him. Our oldest daughter graduates in a few weeks from Primary teaching and has secured a job for next year teaching grade 2 just 40 minuets from home. Ive been finishing my puppets and you can now see them in my Etsy store 

I'm getting my mind back in paper craft mode so look out! LOL ..... take care and
Blessings to you

 and a last thought
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and 
do not forsake your mother's teaching.
Proverbs 1:8

Monday, October 14, 2013

a NOTICE to all stampin up denonsrtators, paying customers, class teachers

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Open in Mobile AppMay I first say I do not aim this at all my subscribers at all please do not take this post that way!!  just those who love to do the wrong thing. It saddens me to even have to contemplate writing this post. I had a recent purchase of my instructions which needed some sorting out with a bungled up delivery. These things are very easily fixed if I am contacted quickly remembering when you purchase you should get an instant download to your email. Please remember I can see how many times you have downloaded your purchase! Now there are many reasons why things can go wrong knowing there are still human hands behind everything even the internet. this dose not happen often though.  Here is a list of the main problems I see....
*If you are paying by echeck this will take a week to clear.
*The email could be in your spam box.
*Your pay-pal email address is different to you regular email address.
*Your computer privacy setting need adjusting.
*People just are not sure how to download something.
*They downloaded it but are not sure where it went on their computer .
*and sometimes cyber space just swallows them up.
Please know I am always happy to help so you are satisfied with your purchase!!
so whats this got to do with stampin up!  keep reading....
All my sales are though an online storage and they send out your purchase by an instant email. If for some reason you don't receive it I don't know this until you contact me. A few people have waited weeks for there download never bothering to contact me and then take out a paypal case to sort it out. That ok .... actually that's good because when they do this paypal sends me an email (alerting me) and it is always the first time I hear of a missing purchase or problem so I can then easily fix it. Now my issue is..... I sent this person as soon as I was alerted by pay pal multiple emails with their purchase plus a freebie for their bother and I'm not real sure whether they even opened any of them... for the mean time they sent me a message through paypal saying "Never mind. I got the Australian Flower downland. I have the Swan from someone in my Stampin up class, yesterday. So just let it go. I am. Lesson learned for me." Ok so I could say that's great or hang on this person has only purchased one thing from me (the swan) as I can see this in my purchase history and its not an Australian Flower (which by the way was not the freebie I sent)...... anyone seeing the picture come together yet!I don't know whether this was from a teacher or student but the principle is the same.
I have never once had anyone including stampin up demonstrators purchase group rates from me for their classes. If you are at a stampin up class or any class for that matter and they charge you for my instructions..... basically they are stealing from me. Your class teacher or anyone for that matter should only be giving out a link to my blog for your own instruction purchases. I always knew this would be happening it was just a matter of time that someone would spill the beans in some way. I am very aware that once its out there on the net its pretty much out of my control. but it seems its just another disappointing connection with Stampin up ....please remember the respect of the designer. Thank you to those who have given out my link and done the right thing....Shame on those that do the wrong thing!

Blessings to you

and a last thought
 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor,
 doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may
 have something to share with anyone in need. 
 Ephesians 4:28