Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Fresh Fold Pattern Blog

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Hi all , just wanted to let you all know i have now finished setting up my Fresh Fold pattern Blog. I will be adding to these sets that are for sale as time goes by. Ive added links to this on the side bar so you can find your way there easily. So here are the to new flower sets. they are fun to do and with all the detailed instructions you will need to make them look great. Please contact me with any questions....Hope you all had a great easter break....Valita

and a last thought for easter

We have been forgiven and made
clean by Christ's dying for us once
and for all. Hebrews 10:10

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Calling all Cupcake Lovers

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Hello, sorry i havent posted for a while... for me it feels like ages. Its been such a busy week with organizing my new cardmaking lessons which will be starting at the end of this month and madly trying to finish my Fresh Fold Flower sets for sale. Inbetween that our son came off his bike in the skate park and hurt his shoulder Dave took him to casualty to have it all checked out..and a tetnus needle.. thank the Lord it wasnt broken. He's a bit sore, sad and sorry at the moment though. Our younger daughter was crying her eyes out last night because she sat on one of her baby mice while tring to nurse them all and our older daughter was up till all hours last night finishing an assinment (due today) for her Sutddies of Religion class and fell asleep when she'd almost finished. Woke up early this morning to discover she hadnt saved her work properly which had vanished and was distrort...well that woke us all up by then.
we spent the next 2 hours trying to recover her work and with alot of prayer and Bens computer skills we found the assinment 2 min. before they had to get on the bus. sigh!!!!!!!!!!! im stuffed to take my mind off all this i sat down ...after id done the house work of course and made this card for you to enjoy... if you need help click back to the fold example it letting off some steam.the pattern is below..oh and on top of all that our easter plans fell on there face. well sometimes life deals all sorts of stuff up for us i am just thankfull God cares.

and a last thought

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble
Psalm 46:1

Friday, March 7, 2008

World Day Of Prayer

Pin It is world day of prayer so i thought what a great excuse to create another fold pattern. Im please how it turned out but i must admit there were a few tricky folds and the hands seem to be hard to make look good...but i found a use for the cute little world die from cuttlebug and stamped a stamp of the world over the top . Below is the pattern and if you need help with the folds go here to learn more. Our church is the host church in our area for tonights service so ive had my son and his friend making palm leaf crosses to give out at the door.
My prayers go to you today as fellow crafters world wide...have a happy sabbath....Valita

and a last thought

My prayer for you is that you will overflow
more and more with love for others
and at the same time keep on growing
in spiritual knowledge and insight.
Philippians 1 :9

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Birthdays for the seniors

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Hello Just a quick post today as ive got Tea on the go and the kids are almost home from school. I like to feed them when they get home or they will graze until i do cook tea. I was asked to teach a card class with the younger youth in our church as this year they are making it one of there aims to get to know all the seniors in the church. So to help that along we made enough birthday cards for them all for throughout the year. We had 2 groups going 1 were doing the cards and the other were making birthday cakes then they swapped around. They had heaps of fun and licked out many mixing some good pics of that...hheheheh.
Heres the sample card I made for them. They loved using all my toys ...who woud'nt! very easy to make cards but they came up realy great. And some pics of the groups with their faces blured for reasons you all understand.

I know the oldies will love this and pray it closes gaps and brings us all together as Gods children....have a lovely day...Valita

These cards were sent to me by Regina. Shes done a fantastic job. thankyou for showing me your works of art Regina i just had to share them with the rest of the world...Valita

and a last thought

Surely your goodness and unfailing love
will pursue me all the days of my life.
Psalm 23:6

Sunday, March 2, 2008

3D Easter Eggs

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Hello, well Autumn has started and im sitting here with cold fingers and toes already. We love this season the weather is cool enough to snuggle under the doona at night and warm enough to go for a swim in the day, Perfect! the stars are also very beutiful here at this time of year. Gods blessings are all around. Now to these 3D eggs.... these are not my original idea but i like to pay with ideas and see how i can tweek them.

You will need :
Oval punches or dies
printed paper of choice
stamping inks
shape punches to decorate
double sided tape

to make the hanging egg i punched out 10 ovals inked around the edges folded each in half pattern side in. Using double sided tape start to stack then up in 2 lots of 5 ovals.

Until you have something that looks like this. I was looking at different ribbons one day and saw these hair ties thought they would be great for something....thinking of scrapbooking at the time and bought a whole bunch of them

Lay one half of your egg out and attach ribbon down the center leaving a loop at one end and tape both egg halfs together then tie a bow through the loop to hang with. Decorate with other shape punches or however you like.

Heres a card i made using the same concept but i used 10 smaller ovals and attached it to my card as a half egg to give it a really full look you could add more ovals to the above hanging egg also. Have a lovely start to Autumn or Spring where ever you are in the world...Valita

and a last thought
Your kindness has often refreshed
the hearts of Gods people
Philemon 7