Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thankful for Friends of Faith ~ SNR Blog Hop

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Welcome, today we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:
"Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up. "
Ecc4:9-10a
You should have just arrived here from Maria Matter - Joyful Stamper. If not you will want to start at the beginning of the hop which is at A Faith Perspective. Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, together with SNR Magazine have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop. (See prizes and how to win at the bottom of this post.)

As soon as I heard about this hop I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I am so blessed to have some wonderful Christian friends in my life. I've recently had several conversations with my friends about how great the people in Oklahoma can be. I think we came down to the fact it is because we live in the Bible Belt and that plays a big part in how friendly the people are around here. I live in Tulsa, which has been called The Buckle of the Bible Belt. I use to complain about the weather around here and wished I lived somewhere else but the older I get the more I appreciate and come to realize I'm just where God wants me to be. If you are not familiar with Oklahoma weather, Will Rogers said it best, "If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, stick around a while and it will change." It is not uncommon to see the "high" and "low" temperature predictions for a day spread out over a thirty-degree temperature range or the "high" temperatures on one day being forty degrees hotter than on the next day. A Saturday may bring temperatures of sunny eighty-degree weather, followed by a stormy Sunday and a snow-falling Monday. Probably a little more than you wanted to know about Oklahoma weather. : ) Sorry, I got off track. hehe Back to my wonderful friends!! Besides the friends I have here, I have also have met many online Christian crafters too. I love when I come across a blog and can tell right away they are a Christian. So to all my Christian friends here and online THANK YOU!!!

Here is a lunch sack card that I made and will give to one of my dear friends.
I just made a card very similiar to this about a week ago. I used the same papers and really liked the colors so decided to use them again it's from My Minds Eye ~ Out and About. The image if from Stamping Bella and I used Copics to color it. I also went over the sentiment with the same Copics. The coffee came from a women's conference I went to about a month ago where Jennifer Rothschild spoke. She is amazing! This is some coffee that they sale and it's called "Girlfriend" blend coffee. I don't drink coffee but I have plenty of friends who do.

Thanks so much for dropping by and now you are off to Karla Kellum - Life Song Kreations.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of SNR Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send an email to
games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
PRIZES ARE:
One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps & a 6 month subscription to SNR Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs & a 6 month subscription to SNR Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps & a 3 month subscription to SNR Magazine.
In addition, every participating staff member of SNR Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog.

62 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is adorable, what a perfect gift!

enjoy *~*

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi diane! my name is sue and it's nice to meet you. :) Your blog is just beautiful! I love your princess crown. heeheehee This card is fabulous and I'm sure your friend is going to love it.

Maria Matter said...

I never saw one of these before, how awesome!!!

beautifully done Diane!
blessings, Maria

Grace said...

Hi Diane! I'm Grace and I'm thrilled to meet another sister in Christ! I love your lunch sack project... esp that coffee! How perfect is that!!! GREAT job! God Bless!

MaxineD said...

I do love your sentiment - it is one ofmy favourites :-) Lovely card and I am sure the coffee will be appreciated.

blessings
Maxine

Liz Williams said...

Love the lunch sack idea!! I'm getting some great ideas doing this fun blog hop.

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Diane! What an AWESOME project you created! Well done! God Bless You!

Angella D. Crockett said...

How cute!!! What an awesome idea!! Your friend will love it!! God Bless!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Diane - how adorable in that Project!! Thank you for using your God given gift to honor Him! I'm so happy to be a part of this amazing Blog Hop with you! God bless you!!

Jane ... said...

Thanks for sharing the cute lunch sack project! Friends and coffee definitely go hand in hand. :) Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Diane!! What a really adorable project!! I Just LOVE how you've turned your sack into such a creative project!! Beautiful images and design!! So happy to be joining in this blog hop with you!! HUGS

Kristine said...

Super CUTE!! Love your friendship project :) Thanks for joining the hop! It's so great to "meet" other Christian stampers! x

Dani said...

What a sweet gift for a friend! :)

Catherine said...

I'll be back for more info on this super cool project! Love what I'm seeing! The papers are gorgeous, and that is one of my fave Bella images! Your friend will be ecstatic and truly touched to receive this!
TFS and God Bless!

ZoiHoku said...

completely adorable! Thank you for being part of this awesome blog hop.

Anne House said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!! Have a blessed day dear!!!

Cassie said...

what a great card! and i love the little coffee inclusion -- will have to search that out - i have some friends that would be a perfect little gift for!

Crazy Creations said...

I love you card she will love it Hugs Sarah

Mary said...

Gorgeous card Diane!

hugs
Mary

Rachael said...

How cute!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card. I like the colors you used. Thank You.

Mandiannie said...

Great looking creation. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring project.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

beautiful!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

beautiful!

beadz said...

Lovely card - the coffee with it is so cute. This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

Rbarakat said...

That is tooo cute! Love it!!

Sharon said...

Great Card, love the coffee too!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What a great card, a labor of love!

I didn't know that about OK weather! I guess your visitors pack layers of clothes not knowing what to expect! LOL!

It's a joy meeting you and praising the Lord together!

Debby said...

what cute cards and encouraging. I love it.

Stacy said...

great card!!

thinker said...

what a great gift!!! it's sure to be enjoyed by a dear friend!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us today!

tirzahdawn said...

this card is just beautiful! I love the idea of using a lunch sack! Thank you for your hard work.

NickelNook said...

What a great card!

miss~nance said...

What a great concept for a card - lovely.

Blessings

Gail

Joy-N-Jesus said...

great job with the challenge! I love the card it's so so cute! Love the colors and the fun it shares! Great meeting you!

Lynn said...

Your friend will love your awesome creation! How pretty! Love all the details. Enjoyed looking at the rest of your blog also. Thanks for sharing!

Sammi said...

What a fabulous creation... your friend will be thrilled to recive this I'm sure!
xxx

khunter47 said...

Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

Just a simple gal said...

Enjoyed your blog! How neat to see JR - We did one of her bible studies a couple of years ago - just awesome!

Marisa said...

What a wonderful gift!

Ice Princess Scrapz said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your lovely creation with us; it's very inspiring. And thank you for sharing your love of God. Hugs and blessings.

valken said...

Liked your card and I have never seen anyone color with the copics the words like you did. Was an interesting idea and it looked good.

Lynne Phelps said...

This blog hop is fun - I am seeing a lot of great sites I've never seen before! I am a coffee lover and I really love your paper bag card!

Paula said...

Love the girlfriend blend for coffee. That is so awsome!

Audrey said...

Love the idea of Girlfriend coffee!! So cute and the card is too.

LisaB said...

Wow, what an awesome idea! Love it...
Blessings,
Lisa

Gloria Westerman said...

Diane, I love this idea. I will have to try this myself. Thank you for sharing it with us. God bless you.

Marsha said...

I've never made a lunch sack card. Very cute. Will have to give it a try.

Tara said...

I love this card so much!! What a joy it will give to sommeone special.

Diane said...

Your friend will love this. How sweet. I've done Jennifer R's Bible studies and she is amazing. What fun coffee...I'd be all about that!! Your project is just so cute. Thank you so much for sharing it and inspiring us all. Blessings!

Cr8ive ME said...

Wonderful project.

I just love Stamping Bella stamps.

And what a wonderful blog hop that we can share our love for HIM through our art.

{hugs}
M.E.

EFY said...

Diane, Cute as can be... Hadn't heard about the coffee ~ I'll have to check it out.

Blessings

Lorie said...

I love these paper bag projects, and yours is fabulous!! What a wonderful little gift for your friend!! TFS!!

ashjoy said...

Great blog!

Jerusha said...

Love your card, I am sure that your friend will love the card!!!

Carol said...

nice blog!
so nice, TFS
Carol<><

Carol said...

nice blog!
so nice, TFS
Carol<><

Karen from PA said...

What a great gift for a friend. It shows how much time you put into it. I am sure she will treasure it for always.

Bonnie said...

love your work! thanks for the hop!

Carin, priceless child of God said...

That is so cute... great blog.

be blessed.

maiahs_momma said...

what a great gift, it is beautiful :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

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