Sunday, June 24, 2012

SSiC 145 & M5D's New BCA Freebie

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*

Candace Pierce Candace
Diane Noble Diane
Helen Phelps 
Jerusha Borden 
Linda Lucas Linda
Marilynn DeGroot Marilynn
Michelle Coon Michelle
Miesje Flach Miesje
Peggysue Turner  Peggysue
Traci Major Traci

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!!


Jacq said...

Hi Kris,
Hope you and the family are all well. Huge Congratulations on your girls successes.
Oh My Goodness this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the image, the kraft base looks fab, love the dps. The colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the little flags, too cute. Coloured to perfection as always. Love this Gorgeous creation.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Lorie said...

Amazing card as always Kris! Congrats to the girls!

Danni said...

Wonderful card but even more wonderful about your kiddos!! How totally awesome!

Glenda Atkins said...

Your girls sound awesome, you should be proud, how wonderful to see them taking on life in all the right directions. It can be fierce out there and they will need the sound ground you have instilled in them. Wonderful!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is very cool!!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful post from beginning to end. First, the card is so the image. How totally neat. Then congrats to your girls. That is just wonderful! So glad you're cheering them on by sharing your joy with us.

MaxineD said...

Oh Kris what a blessing to see your dear girls succeeding and being honoured for their hard work, and indirectly, your work in raising them to be so diligent.
Love the balloon and banner on your card.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Kris! Love your "flags & banners" creation! Its amazing! And so are your girls! Congrats to both of them...and to you, Mom, for doing a great job! Thanks for the fun challenge too!
Blessings to you & your family!

MariLynn said...

What a great balloon banner. I like how you have all those little banners attached to the balloon. I hope Maddy is having a great week. Hugs for mom.

Fran said...

Kristine how proud you must be of your daughters. They certainly showed their love and respect to their parents for getting such good grades. And I love both of your cards. Hugs, Fran

Helen said...

Congrats to the DD's! They are awesome and these rewards are well deserved! Your card is wonderful! I love that image and your colors are perfect! Your little banner is adorable, too! Hope you're having a blessed week! ~H

Traci M said...

Kris, I like the scripture you chose this week, and the words, "Cease striving," that is such a good reminder for all of us!! And your card is so cool, love the hot air balloon! Great challenge this week, really fun, and you should be proud of your kiddos, and from one mom of two daughters to another, great job, Mom!!! It is not easy raising daughters these days!!

Lovely Linda said...

This is fabulous Kris - I love this image and it is perfect for this challenge - those flags are a gorgeous touch.....congratulations to your girls - you should be so proud! {{{hugs}}}