Friday, February 22, 2008

Everyday Blessings

First...I need to tell you guys that in the past I had decided to separate my faith from my crafting. I am finding that I just can't do that. My faith is too important to separate from the craft that I love and I sometimes use for a ministry of sorts. Please know that I will be posting things that touch me from time to time. Also, I am happy to answer any questions that you have regarding those posts just feel free to e-mail me, k?

When PaperTrey Ink has a birthday boy do they have a birthday! On the 15th of this month PTI introduced five new stamp sets. But that wasn't all they released they also released two new colors of their fabulous card stock along with the ink and three different types of ribbon to match it. They are calling it their Perfect Match Collection and ladies...it is gorgeous! If you know me at all you know that the Everyday Blessings set was the first one into my cart and also the first one that saw ink. The sentiments and scriptures in the set are so perfect for so many different occasions. I'm not sure what to say other than wow when it comes to this set and honestly, this card. I love the simplicity of this card with the Spring Moss color and the simple lines. This card is headed to a friend of mine that moved away and I miss so much but haven't really told her that. I hope that she just loves it.

You guys are so smart! I got a new Favicon for my blog. A Favicon is a personalized icon that shows up in the address/tab area of your blog. Mine is a pink swirl/leaf and I must say fits me quite well. The winner of the Glory from Lorie is Cristina a blogging friend from We3Ski. Congrats Cristina! I'll put something in the mail to you hopefully today but probably tomorrow.

Would you like your own personalized Favicon? Go to Sara's blog at Tweaks and Designs by Sara and check it out! I'm sure she is a little busy now that Jen D has had her on her blog so please be patient if you don't hear back from her right away.

I hope that you make today the best Friday that you've had thus far in 2008!

Oh, and I forgot to tell you...I went to the Women of Vision meeting last night and it was amazing. I don't know how I haven't been more involved in something like this in the past. Here is a little bit about what WOV is and what they do...

Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that unites Christian women called to invest their time, intellect, compassion, creativity, and finances so that impoverished women and children might find hope and a tangible expression of God's love.

The Kittitas County chapter has taken on a project in Zambia to bring fresh water to Sinazongwe where the life expectancy is only 35 years due to Aids and 1 in 4 children are orphaned because of Aids. WOV seeks to reach out to the people that Jesus reached out to through projects such as those at Sinazongwe. As a matter of fact Princess Zulu from Zambia will be the speaker at their fund raising dinner in April! There is an easy way to help out the children of Zambia and that is through child sponsorship. Your monthly commitment is only $35 a month (so you take coffee two times a week instead of buying a latte'...no big deal...right?) and you will not believe what you receive in return....the amazing feeling of helping a child and his/her family LIVE. We have received pictures and letters from our sponsored child's family and it has been neat to see him grow and learn. They are so grateful for the little they have.

After you read the information I have provided above how can you heart not cry out to these women and children? If you live in my area or will be in my area in April and would like to attend the dinner please let me know and I'll make sure you are able to attend!

10 comments that make my day!:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is absolutley STUNNING Lorie! WOW!

Cristina said...

What a wonderful post! The card is gorgeous. Thanks for picking me random.org!!! I am so excited!!!!

pescbrico said...

I love your card! Have a wonderful day!.

Courtney Fowler said...

I'm lovin' that card, girlfriend!

Amber Porter said...

I immediately thought this set was gorgeous too when I first saw it!! Your card is beautiful!! O.k. did you break down and order any Hanna sets last night?? I have held out so far but the spring one is starting to call my name!!

Katie Skiff said...

Ok, I didn't know what those Favicon things are so thank you for explaining that to me! LOL... Cute card too...too bad I am saving for Bellas this month! I love what PTI came out with!!

Melissa D. said...

I do love the card. It turned out sweet and simple.

I think I must be in the dark or something. For some reason your favicon is not showing up on my computer. :(

Diane said...

Lovely card Lorie!!!

Ida said...

Your card is lovely and I'm sure your friend will love it too. The satin ribbon is just gorgeous on this card.

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! I love the colors.
Lorraine
www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com