Good morning and a blessed Sunday to all my bloggin’ friends out there! I am hosting this week’s challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenges!
The verse I chose to share is… "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
My challenge for you is to use FLAGS or BANNERS in your creation!
It will make sense how it all ties together if you pop over to our challenge blog and read my devotional *Ü*
Our lovely sponsor this week is Kelly Little who is donating a gift package (and if I know her enough, it will prolly include some rubber and/or clear stamps!! One player will win it just for playing along. *Ü*
I’m sharing a li’l sneak peek of this month’s FREE Cancer Awareness Ribbon Digi from McMahon Five Designs. They release a new freebie on the 25th of each month, so you can hop over there tomorrow to get yours. Sue started drawing the digis and offering them for free with a condition that women out there will remember to do their self-exams each month to help protect themselves against this disease. It will be free for one month and then go up for sale for a very minimal amount. 100% of the profits go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Awareness Balloon JPG / PNG
Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness, the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness's. You can find the July Ribbon colors on the M5D blog starting tomorrow.
I worked in the FLAGS as the li’l trail off the balloon using pieces from the LilyBee Design “Head Over Heals” paper pad, and the clouds were cut out of white felt using Die-Namics from MFT.
I hope you’ll hop over to our challenge blog this week ~ we’d love to see you there!! And please take time to visit my DT sistahs as well…. they’ve got lots more inspiration to share *Ü*
On a personal Note:
Just wanted to share some awesome news about my kiddos!! Bragging?? Ok, maybe… but when you have kids and they do something extraordinary… or even just something that makes you realize that by the grace of God, you must have done something right in child rearing and are so thankful for the individuals they are, then you too will want to share it with the world!
First of all, we got their grade reports this week and they both received straight A’s (for 6th & 7th grade.)Way to go girls!! Also… Our oldest DD Carly was in our newspaper this week for winning the Oregon History Day Contest at her middle school! She won $125 for First Place, judged by 3 Historians from all over Oregon. You can see the article online here in The Madras Pioneer. I’m so proud of her for all the time she put into it over 4 months… many times staying after school. It’s more than just a display board. She put together a 3-ring binder full of her correspondence with her resources, a 500 word process paper, & her annotative bibliography. Such an honor… and a wonderful reward for the hard work put in!!
My youngest DD Maddy performed last night and Friday night at the Central Oregon Dance Theater. Her area of focus this year is hip hop. It was really fun to watch. (sorry I don’t have a good pic yet)
She is also leaving early tomorrow morning for FCA Camp (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and will be playing volleyball. They’re going to my alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho (7 hr. drive)… first time she’ll be away from home that long w/o parents so she’s expressing a li’l autonomy which is great! She raised most of the $250 herself by working in her aunt’s greenhouse on Saturdays and saving her birthday money etc. She even made some crochet and duct tape creations to sell at school ($1 here, .50 cents there… everything counts!). I’m sure she’ll have a wonderful week but will miss her.
How is it that each year seems to fly by faster than the year before? They’ll soon be driving and then graduating! I have to remember to just enjoy the stage they’re in and enjoy our time together… and of course pray, pray, pray for them as we prepare them to be respectful, responsible young adults in a crazy mixed up world out there!! :)
Have a wonderful week!!