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"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Gift for Grad...

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Today on Twitter, I shared this
Ya... super cute!

I bet you just love those teeny tiny flowers, huh?
Don't go thinkin' I trimmed them out...
oh no... Stampin' Up! is so sweet
to give us this adorable stamp set AND
a coordinating punch...
all found in the new Annual Catalog!
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with your online order of just $25!

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I love blogging because I love sharing
tips and ideas for paper arts,
cooking, Bible study, life, and anything else
God decides to ask me to share...
usually things I love.

Although I am promoting this cute little gift
as a great gift for grad,
I actually created it for another reason...
which I will get to in just a few.

First, let me assure you of how great
this gift really is for the graduate.
Good Ole Green (aka MONEY) can be
clipped into the clothespin with a little
congratulations card
and then the grad can add his/her
own photo to the clip for
precious memory keeping.

Check out how I added the little
"You got ME" doo-dad to the  photo!
Fun, right?!
A small piece of magnet was added
to the back of the phrase and
then another piece of magnet was
added to the back of the photo.
SO fun!

Easily add stars to your clip
instead of flowers and you've got
a great gift for the graduating young man.
This stamp set has a super fun
little star image as well as
a sweet little heart images...
both with the ability to be PUNCHED
which makes our paper art gifts
SO EASY to make as well as give!

To share the real reason for my gift...
as I said, I enjoy blogging but I tend to
stay away from personal sharing.
Let's face it,
the word "personal" means... well, just that-
it's "personal."
is God's disclosure that even HE
keeps some things just for Himself...
things He considers personal.
But sometimes... in just the right time,
He lets us in on some of His secrets.

Today, if you pray...
I'd like to ask you to lift
my sweet and precious mother-in-law
to our great and mighty Healer.
She has recently been diagnosed with
leukemia for the second time.
The first time was rough.
I mean... really rough.
This time, she has been SUCH a trooper!
However, the pain is beginning
to take its tole and she is sweetly enduring.

She is in her seventh chemo session and
the kids and I have tried to visit
her DURING her actual procedures
in hopes to lift her spirit.
THIS GIFT was our most recent
gift of encouragement.

I knew right away when I saw this stamp set
and these words...
"You've got courage. You've got strength."
"You've got ME."
I knew without a doubt
I HAD to make something (or many somethings)
for our great and loving Grams!

So if you pray and think to lift her,
thank you from the bottom of my heart.
And if you (by chance) are going through
something similar... please, by all means...
allow me to help you carry your burden in prayer.
Feel free to leave a comment OR
contact me directly by email.
It would by honor to pray for you and yours.

Blessings always,

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