Saturday, June 27, 2009

On FIRE for Jesus!

Well, yes, she finally returned from camp a totally renewed young lady! Like I mentioned before, this was the first overnight camp that she has been to and didn't want to go. Of course, when it was time to come home, she wanted to stay longer! lol The first thing on the list of things to do was to get a decent meal. The cafeteria food wasn't that good....I guess it never is. And then I had to go to Lifeway Christian bookstore and pick up a few things. Like; a new 'teen' bible (since the one she had was a bit on the little girl side), and a few daily devotionals (one for her, one for me, and one as a gift).

She really likes it and is so far reading every day. I am so impressed by her each and every day. She has changed so much this year and even though it has been hard (WOW!...What an understatement!!!) I am so loving the new and improved 'her'. Good night for now and thanks so much for stopping by to listen to my blubbering! LOL ~Hugs, Cheri

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Away at Youth Camp...

A little anxious today. My daughter went off to youth camp for the first time yesterday morning. She can't use her phone except as an alarm clock. I am missing her already and it doesn't help that we just watched the movie An American Crime last night. It was a good movie, a little off with the facts, but very disturbing...not for the faint of heart. And not the right movie to watch, when your 'baby' is with people that we casually know through church. I have been the one reasuring my hubby about the whole camp thing and now I am having doubts too.

I know she is totally going to have a ton of fun! And my worrying is unnecessary. Growing pains are not fun!!! I am praying that she will come back from this retreat renewed in her faith and on fire for Jesus! I need to get her something when she comes back. Maybe something from James Avery. We are off to see a movie! Hugs!!! Cheri

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Very First Blog Award!!!

Wow, I'm so excited to be recognized with all of the other super talented ladies receiving this award! I don't really feel like a deserving recipiant. However, I will try really hard to live up to it! I really appreciate all of the friends that I have made here and am inspired everyday by all of your creations! I recieved this award from the awsome MLTD!

Time to pass it on to some fabulously deserving ladies!

Here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo onto their blog

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 10 blogs

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for the nominees.

So, here are my pics! Always hard only picking 10 out of all of the ultra fabulous blogs out there!

Woot, Woot!!! I want to put so many others on this list, but rules are rules. So maybe I'll make my own award to give out! :D I am sorry I hadn't posted this sooner when I was first nominated! I started to and couldn't figure out how to link to their blogs. --snicker-- Still learnin' this html junk.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pretty is as Pretty does!

It seems that Saturday's are the only days I have time to post lately. I really enjoy viewing all of the other wonderful blogs I subscribe to, but currently I am a little 'stuck' with my scrapping. I am starting to feel like I am hording my stash! LOL!!! I have received the April AND May Unity Kits of the Month and haven't used a single stamp yet!!! I think maybe I am just a bit intimidated due to all of the wonderfully creative girlies out there. I feel that maybe my 'stuff' just won't measure up.....stupid, I know! I have got to just dig in and do it! I know it will turn out fine, but I'm a newbe with all of the stamping and coloring thing. Card making doesn't seem as easy as scrapbooking! Do I use pencil? Or copics? How much layering is good? A little or alot? Insecurity isn't my best atribute.

So I dove into a layout that I started a couple of months ago and couldn't figure out how to finish. I really love how it turned out! I'll have to force myself to make a card and post it this weekend. Please come back to give me some feedback on what you think...and be honest. :) Any tips will certainly be appreciated! Thanks for visiting!!! Many blessings for a beautiful weekend! ~Cheri

Layout deets:
Paper: daisyd's, the paper studio
Flowers: Prima, fancy pants, handmade
Bling: Prima - Say it in Crystals
Trim: basic grey
Lace: the paper studio
Title: K&co - Anna Griffith
Paper clip: Making Memories
Jounaling tag: mme-tres joilet
Brads: SEI, Making Memories, the paper studio