Fall, Harvest or Thanksgiving Decorations for Crafting with Digital Clip Art by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

(UPDATE: Now available at the Daisie store for $5.98.  Just click on the picture to go to the store).  Well, after a good night’s sleep I’m feeling ready to tackle the crazy list of projects that need doing, but not before I show you a little bit of what’s coming in the next week or so.  I designed 3 crafting kits for decorating your home, office, school or other location for the holiday season coming ahead.

This first of three kits has a Thanksgiving card that can also be used as an invitation to a party or family get together and a Thank You note that also comes blank to create your own personal message.  I love to send "Thank You" notes around the holiday to the people who share my life telling them what I’m thankful for about them.  If you’ve never done it, you’d be amazed at what a little bit of time invested in thanking others can mean in their lives.

There is also a 3D magnet and a 3D tent style place card for dinners or special events.  Also, I’ve created two options for decorating candles and a circular mat to put under them.  Each of the three craft kits will work together to create a great environment that reminds us of our blessings and all that we have to be thankful for during this coming season of Harvest and Thanksgiving.

If you’ve been looking for a Halloween kit from me, I have to confess that I’ve just never been much of a Halloween fan (believe it or not, even as a child!)   I just don’t have much inspiration for that holiday so I’ll leave it to many of the other wonderful artists at DAISIE COMPANY!

I do, however,  love the Harvest/Thanksgiving season for what it stands for.  I have the same challenges that you have… family struggles at times, wondering how I can get more hours in my day, or how I can ensure my children will do well in life.  Yet I find that when I focus on what I have to be thankful for, the struggles seem to feel as though they shrink back to a manageable size.  I try to work hard, all year around, to convey my thankfulness to those I love, to those I’m privileged to work with and of course, most importantly to my incredible Heavenly Father. 

PRACTICE THANKFULNESS… that’s what it takes, practice and lots of it!  Listen to your mental thoughts.  Do you seem to see the downside of every situation, every possibility, every relationship? If so, your natural bent may be to see from that perspective, but it doesn’t have to be where you choose to focus in the future.  I grew up in an environment like this.  It will probably be very surprising to those of you who know me now, but in my early years I was a very negative person.  Virtually every conversation I was surrounded with growing up was a discussion about  the negative characteristics of people and situations around us.  

Until one day,  when I was talking on the phone with several friends and for the first time I heard myself, REALLY heard how negative I was — and hated what I heard.  I was complaining about this, critical about that, negative about every situation…. and on and on and on.  My friends weren’t negative and I felt how my communication was a drag on them.  They didn’t participate back with me, but just left my comments hanging in mid-air.  It made for a very one-sided conversation that finally made me realize I needed to change.

The Lord spoke to my heart that day.  He said that  I didn’t have to live the rest of my life in that place if I would let him change my heart.  It didn’t happen overnight… in fact it took years.  But when I asked Him to help me hear myself and see myself as I really was, so that I could see what I needed to change and then ask him to change me, He did.  So much so, that now my nickname in my family is "Pollyanna!"   In the process, this verse became a life verse for me.  It’s one that I read often and work hard to put into pracitice in every area of my life, I hope you will too!

THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY:  Phil 4:8-9  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.  NIV

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Memory Trends Scrapbooking Show, More Reviews by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

(UPDATE: Now available at the Daisie store for $6.98.  Just click on the picture to go there.)  Fall or Thanksgiving Table Decoration PreviewI’ve had a llooooonnnnnggggg day!  I completed 4 separate kits for THE DAISIE COMPANY, one is for October’s DAISIE Club and 3 are printable craft kits for the Fall/Harvest &Thanksgiving seasons so I wanted to get them out as soon as physically possible!   I’ll give you a sneak peek here of one of the printable creations I put together today and it was so much fun!  It looks hard, but couldn’t be much easier.  It’s sure to impress your Fall guests all the way through to Thanksgiving.  It will be in the shop next week some time.

Before I turned in for the night, I wanted to say Hi! to all of you and tell you a little bit more about my trip to the show. One of my favorite things about being an artist is getting to meet other artists, designers, authors and industry professionals when I travel to shows.  Some are "famous," some are "yet-to-be-discovered," and most are somewhere in between!  All of us are like bats that have flown out of their caves and are squinting in the sun light.  We tend to work too long, too hard and spend most of our lives locked away in front of our computers, so when we get out to show… look out!  It’s time for some fun!

I mentioned earlier that I had the privilege of spending quite a bit of time over the 3 days with many different people who work at CK Media (Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Simple Scrapbooks, Digital Scrapbooking, Room to Room & many other magazines of particular interest to crafting and scrapping people).  As an organization I found them to be characteristically bubbly, fun, and excited about what they do.  Each had a passion for scrapbooking, creating a beautiful home environment or expressing their creativity in ways that will bless their families.  I found each staff memberto be very warm and welcoming to everyone that they encountered. 

One of the warmest of the individuals I met from CK Media was Renee Pearson.  She has a smile that lights up her face and goes absolutely Las Vegas Strip neon when she starts to talk about Digital scrapping!  Renee is the Online Managing Editor of Digital Scrapbooking Magazine and the author of two of the books I was fortunate enough to receive signed copies of.  "Digital Designs"  and "Digital Designs 2" are sure to become workhorses in any studo and they were designed to be kept right next to your computer for a lifetime!  Even the covers are tough and durable for the wear and tear that they are certain to experience. 

Inside, Renee’s instructions are simple, precise and accompanied with illustrations and screen shots so that you can easily follow along and begin to create some truly amazing things.  The topics in book 1 are, Photo-ready Templates, Using Simple Digital Schemes, Creating Your Own Digital Simple Schemes, My Favorite Tips and Techniques, and What to do With Your Finished Pages (and Other Stuff!)  In book 2 she covers creating backgrounds, embellishments, and also using brushes and other special effects.

Renee uses Adobe Photoshop Elements in her instructions and focuses her topics on tips and techniques that a scrapbooker or crafter would definitely want to know.  I’m hoping that a lot of what Photoshop Elements is capable of doing is transferable to the standard Photoshop so that I can take advantage of her expertise.  There are CDs included with each of the books.  She has a delightful blog at  www.reneepearson.typepad.com and you can find her books there at http://www.simplescrapbooksmag.com/shop/item.ihtml?idx=549 .  I hope that those of you who are longing to know more about what your computer is capable of doing will invest in one or both of Renee’s books.

More tomorrow, I’m off to bed!



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Peony Cottage Quilt Digital Art in Gift Bag & Cards by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

For those of you not familiar with The Daisie Company’s Message Board, there are several games during the course of the month where you can win free digital clip art gifts.  One of those game is a Bingo game that begins at the start of each month.  This coming month, I will be supplying the prizes for the game and there will be three of them.  If you don’t play the game, these same kits will be available in the store, the beginning of November.

I created these Peony Cottage Quilts as a test for a potential fabric line (not yet licensed if any fabric companies are interest )  They turned out so cute that I’ve since developed a few sets of stationery goods based upon them.  I plan to create an entire art set in both the blue color way and the pink color way once I have the time to create again.  Right now I have 3 major licensing projects in the air at once so there isn’t a lot of "play" time to be had!

If you go to http://www.daisiecompany.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20021  you can find out all the details.  Have fun!!!

THE PROVERB OF THE DAY:  Proverbs 25:4-7  Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith;  remove the wicked from the king’s resence,
and his throne will be established through righteousness. Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among great men;  it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman.  NIV

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A Very Different Contest!

Last night I went over 90,000 hits on my blog (Wow!  I’m still so amazed that anyone wants to read my rambling!)  So it got me thinking and I decided to do a fun contest looking forward to my 100,000th hit.  It’s very simple, all you have to do is post the day and time you think that we’ll cross that threshold and the person who is closest will win any kit out of my catalog at THE DAISIE COMPANY that they would like!  How’s that for fun?

Now I’ll give you some hints to help you guess better.  On a really slow day I’ll have a little over 300 people come by, but yesterday there were 864.  If my Aunt Nancy links to me in the next two weeks I’ll have 2500 hits in a day.  Sooooo…. it’s going to take a lot of luck to get it just right.  Only one guess per person though so make it a good one!

I’ll also have a prize for a random comment poster on the day that I hit 100,000 so keep up the posting of comments.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading your feedback, especially when you have questions or make really thoughtful comments on my posts.  It keeps me loving writing here.  Have a great day!

THE PROVERB OF THE DAY:  Prov 23:10-12  Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,  for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.  NIV

Throughout the scriptures God shows tremendous compassion for the widow, the fatherless and the poor.  He continually states that He desires not so much "religious" acts to get His approval such as public fasting and prayer, but that we turn our attention to those less fortunate around us and show our love for God by loving His hurting children.  Jesus even said, "He who does it for the least of these, my brethren, does it unto me."  (Audrey’s paraphrased version!)

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Yippee It’s Fall! A Thanksgiving Freebie For You to Celebrate With

Click here for link to downloadI LOVE FALL!!!  I love all of the seasons for different reasons, but because I just really don’t like the hot, hot, hot days of Summer, I welcome the change to Fall like no other season.  When I got home from the Las Vegas Memory Trends Scrapbooking Show a couple of days ago, the weather here had turned cool and now we’ve had stormy skies and 60 degree temperatures.  Right up my alley, now all I need is a foot of snow (I know, I’m a sick puppy!)

If you click on the image above, it will take you to a site where you can download the bookmarks.  On the right hand side of the screen about 3/4 of the way down you’ll see a small button labeled "download."  All you have to do is click on that button and follow the directions from there.

I’ve been working all day on my kit for the DAISIE CLUB next month and it’s all about Harvest and Thanksgiving.  Which got me thinking about how thankful I am for all of you regular readers (about 500 or more a day on average!)  This blogging experience has been an amazing one and I feel that I have grown so much through it.  I’ve made some wonderful friends, had a lot of fun and enjoyed sharing my life with you in the process.

These bookmarks are a free gift from my heart to yours.  I hope you’ll enjoy using them to say "Thank You" to all the special people in your own life.  The simple two-word sentence, "Thank You," goes a long way in relationships.  Even if you have told someone before how much you appreciate them, you can’t say it too much. 

Feel free to let anyone you know would enjoy this gift know about it, but please send them here for the link to the download rather than simply passing the file along.  I’d like to meet new people as we’re entering a new season.

Happy Fall!!!!

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The “Creating a Special Christmas” Random Drawing Winner for the Week is….

The week's winnerA very lovely Christmas card created by "Shazbar."  As a prize, she will win her choice of my Victorian Christmas Gift Bag set or my Peony Cottage Giftbag set! 

Just so you know, no talent at all is required to win the weekly drawing (though it’s obvious that Shazbar has plenty of that!) All you have to do is create an item that is being given as a Christmas gift or could be given and make it using my digital art kits and upload it to THE DAISIE COMPANY gallery

I hope you’ll take a little time to browse through the contestant’s entries and leave them some encouragement.  Perhaps you’ll also pick up an idea or two along the way.

I’ll be sending out the prizes from the last week in just a few moments so if you’re one of the winners, look for an email from YouSendIt and your goodie will be there!

Today, I’ll be working on some overdue kits for Daisie… one will be in next month’s Club kit and 3 more will be Bingo prizes!  Then I’ve got to start working on my next set for the store… Whew!  It’s a good thing this is fun work because I sure have a lot of it.  Have a great weekend!

THE PROVERB OF THE DAY: Proverbs 22:9-11  A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended. He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.  NIV

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Oh Boy am I Whooped!!!

I always have these grand expectations of what I’m going to get done the day I get home, but it’s always laughable what I really DO get done the day after!!!  I’m just whooped.  It feels like all I did was walk and talk and how should that be so exhausting?!  I’ve enjoyed reading the comments on the various supplier’s products and I have a few more that I’ll review more thoroughly this coming week.  One of the items was a template and retractable knife blade tool for handcutting shapes.  If it’s really as easily done as the woman demonstrating it made it look, it will be a great little tool for scrapbooking or cardmaking, especially if you only have  a small space to work in.

I’m going out with my family tonight to our standing dinner theatre engagement in Fresno to see "Man of La Mancha."  It’s at the Roger Rocca’s Theatre and as usual will be a fabulous night.  My husband worked a fire in Julian all week while I was gone and got home after midnight last night, so he might try to nod off during the play but it’s one of his very favorites so hopefully he’ll be able to hold his head upright!

Have a wonderful weekend.  Those of you who are prize winners from last week and the prize winner that will be drawn tomorrow should receive your prizes tomorrow afternoon.  Get your last minute entries in to the Creating a Special Christmas Contest at The DAISIE COMPANY (http://www.daisiecompany.com/galleries/showgallery.php/cat/711).  The winner will be randomly selected from the entries that were posted from Saturday through midnight tonight so you have a great shot at winning.

THE PROVERB OF THE DAY:  Proverbs 21: 8-9  The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.  Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome woman.  NIV

Ouch!  That last verse goes to all relationships (male and femaie), but I think all of us can think of a cantankerous woman that makes life miserable for all who know her… it’s a great reminder what a key role we play as the heart of the home.  If mother/wife is kind and patient, the rest of the family has a much better chance of following along, when mom is grouchy… WATCH OUT!!!!   

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Memory Trends Scrapbooking Show Final Day by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

The show traffic is very light this morning, so I’ve had a good chance to sit down and talk with several manufacturers that may be interested in licensing my art for scrapbooking products… we’ll see where it goes and you guys will be the first to know when and if the lines go to market.  One of the companies does the most amazing stickers, epoxy stickers and premade 3D tags etc.  Very, very fun!!!!

I discovered a beautiful product called Prism Papers.  They produce an exquisite line of cardstock that has a very elegant shimmery or metallic finish to it.  The papers are two-sided and the color runs through the entire paper so when you tear your edges to make mattes out of it has the color running all the way through.  I wish I could show you how beautifully it tears.  This paper would make fabulous greeting cards or tags and frames to coordinate with the graphics you print out.

You can only find this product in local stores (none of the majors carry it) so if you have a local scrapbook shop you might ask them to carry it.  You can also find them online at www.prismpapers.com.  I forgot to ask if they sell direct to the public off of their web site. 

I also did a make and take at Lasting Impressions.  They produce some extremely cool brass embossing plates that are very fun and contemporary.  I will stop back by their booth and pick up a catalog (I forgot to 🙂 ) so I can give you their website.  They produce a scrapbooking program called "Memory Mixers" that I picked up a review copy of to test out.  If it’s as easy as it appeared to be, I’ll let you know and recommend where you can get it.  Its entry version retails for $35 and the upper version around $80.  The only difference is the amount of art that is included. 

Well… I"m going to wrap things up pretty soon and head back to my hotel to catch my shuttle.  I hope you enjoyed tagging along with me.  I sure wish we could have roamed the aisles together as I’m sure you would have spotted different things than I did — there’s just toooooo much to see, even at a smaller show like this one!

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Memory Trends Scrapbooking Show Afternoon Goodies

Okay, for you "Glitter Queens" I’ve got some scruptious finds for you today!  Uchida pens has a brand new glitter pen that lays down a wonderful amount of microglitter with the precision control of a pen.  It’s so fast and easy that those of you who do crafting and need speed will fall in LOVE with these pens.  They come in gold, silver and multi color sparkle.  I was assured that they have had no complaints of clogging (my FIRST question!)  My experience with glitter products in spray cans has been much less than satisfactory.  They do not know when these will be in stores, but look for them soon  You can find more information at http://www.marvy.com/product_details.aspx?ProductID=116  The best part is that these markers are usable on fabric if you heat set them first.  I forgot to ask the retail price on them, but I’m sure they’re very reasonably priced.

Then I ran into what appears to be a smaller company call "Sparkle N Sprinkle."  They had several products I think will be of specific interest to you crafters.  The first one that caught my eye was a Raised Glue that adds dimension and to which you can add glitter.  It takes a couple of hours to dry but then it remains fully dimensional to make highlighting areas in your designs very easy and fun.  Their website is www.sparklensprinkle.com.

They also had a brushable glue that dries very quickly and you can add glitter very easily to your products and it really stays put.

They also carry some very beautiful and interesting glitters.  My favorite was their "Celestial" which was a bronze glitter that would go incredibly well with yesterday’s favorite pick "My Tattered Angels" glimmer sprays.  Some other favorite colors are "Sparkling Snow," a great multi color irridescent that would be a workhorse, appropriate for most any project.  Also and unusual color "Lavender Iris" which has a white base with cool lavendar and light aqua accents in the inrridescence (please forgive my spelling as I don’t have time to look the words up 🙂 )

Finally, this same company has cut acrylic shapes that would make outstanding magnets.  They were showing 2" square acrylic stamped on the reverse side, dipped in glitter glue on the edge and then mounted on a 3" metallic cardstock.  However, for the digital junkies among you, imagine printing out your digital image, mounting it behind the acrylic mount, trimmed out with the glitter of your choice and then mounted on a printed paper background to match with your text around the square… instant product for craft shows!   The acrylic shapes were priced at $4.50 for 12, 2" pieces at retail.  They do offer wholesale sales with proper I.D. and quantities.

I have had an incredibly productive day.  I have probably sketched out enoug product ideas for the next 6 months or more!!!!  Wishing you were here…. Have a great day!


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Memory Trends Scrapbooking Show Wednesday Morning by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

One of the favorite things I saw this morning was by Doodlebug Designs.  They had a whole line called "Sugar Coated" which was pre-glittered chipboard letters, brads and other cool embellishments.  I love glitter, but if you’re creating a card or a gift in a hurry or you’re hand-applying the glitter it rubs off on absolutely everything.  Sometimes I find it worth spending a little extra to get professionally applied glittered objects so I don’t wear it as an accent for the next week! 

Doodlebug’s were in great color combinations, some were prepackaged for Halloween and Christmas in very trendy color ways and others were individual colors.  The overall theme of their display was in great contemporary pastel colors.  The Brads retail at $4.99 for a bunch and the chipboard letters were $6.99.  You can look them up on the web at www.doodlebug.ws.

Also, Tim Holz has been here demonstrating a lot of goodies, one of my favorite items is his Distress Crackle Paint.  If you’ve ever had trouble getting the crackle to be just right or the paint to cover your item before it begins to crackle and then ruins the look you’re going for, his paint has the crackle mixed in and it simply begins to crack as it dries.  Easy enough for anyone to do a great job with!  You can find out about his products at www.rangerinc.com.

I have pages and pages and pages of sketches done and ready to attack when I get home.  It’s so amazing what happens at a show like this.  I’ll walk by a booth, see a tiny item that triggers a thought not even remotely related to what I just saw and then I’m off to sketch!!!  Not sure exactly how this brain of mine is wired, but it works in mysterious ways.  Well… back down the aisles I go!



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Memory Trends Scrapbook Show Report by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

I stopped by one of my favorite suppliers in the industry, Impact Images.  They produce crystal clear resealable bags and a lot of other goodies that a professional crafter or someone who just wants their gifts to look as professional as possible can use.

Clear acylic resealable bags are available in any size including 12 x 12 for scrapbooking, 5 x7, 8 x 10 and a host of other common sizes.

The other item that I imagine a lot of you might be able to use is their  soft fold clear boxes that can be used as totally clear packaging for notecard kits or other items.  Their web site is www.clearenvelopes.com for retail sales and www.clearbags.com for wholesale.  You qualify for wholesale prices if you order $40 or more.  The only information needed is if you are in California or Tennesee you’ll need your resale # for sales tax collection purposes. 

They have a wide range of shapes and sizes and are extremely affordably priced.  Have fun peeking around!

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My Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Spray by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

This is my favorite find of the day.  I met with the owner, Wendy Senger this morning and fell in love with absolutely everything she had in her booth.  She gave me permission to right click and use her images for my blog, but the internet ogre strikes yet again!  This computer system at the show won’t allow me to do so.  I’m sure that it is an issue with virus safety in a public forum.

So here’s the direct link to her website:  http://mytatteredangels.com/ 

The spray has the most elegant shimmer to it, not overdone, but definitely a touch of glamour.  Her sprays have a color to them that will take a paper or image probably 2 or 3 tones deeper with the color very transparent so that what you have underneath shines through.  She’s tested her sprays on most inks and most printers, if your ink is not water proof, you may see some blurring as it is a water-based product, but the look is very misty and romantic anyway! 

The most popular items are Iridescent gold, pearl and her metallics.  Wendy said that she uses her smallest sized product for 3 shows before it runs out and she averages 500 tags per show so a little goes a very, very long way! 

I got a sample to test out when I get home and I’ll be sure to let you know what my experience is! 

I spent a lot of time today with the editors at Digital Scrapbooking Magazine (www.digitalscrapbooking.com) talking about submitting some kits for possible use in their magazine.  They are warm and wonderful (and amazingly creative people!)  I had lunch with two of their editorial staff and will feature their blogs later on.

Okay, I’ve delayed going out walking as long as I can… my feet are SORE!!!!  Talk to you all later!

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Memory Trends Scrapbooking Show Opens This Morning! by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

Well… the show opened this morning and I’ve already found two products that I’m going to feature when I get the time to really blog in detail.  One is a beautiful spray on product that tints and pearlizes any product (paper, wood, plastic, and metal).  It makes a card or tag or paper that you’ve printed out have an elegant amazing finish that looks entirely professionally done.

Also, I found a hand scoring system for those of you that do greeting cards and other scored items frequently.  It creates the exact same type of score that Hallmark uses on their cards so you can create zig zag folded greeting cards that really lay flat and will stand up on a table… just AWESOME!!!

Well… I’m on the public email system at the show (internet woes at every turn this trip!!!) so I can ‘t stay on long.  Hopefully I’ll get on again later today and perhaps even get the links up for one of the products I’ve seen.  Keep checking in!

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More Previews for “Windows on Christmas” Digital Clip Art Kit by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

(UPDATE: This kit is now available for $6.48 at the Daisie store.  Just click on the first picture to go to the store.)  These are the three remaining product shots from the "Windows on Christmas" collection that will be in the DAISIE COMPANY store next week. 

Here you can see the windows without their illustrations behind them and one window with a beautiful swag and crystals hanging inside of it, framing the view of the classic English Christmas tree inside.

The papers shown behind the windows are Chrismas fruits taken from the fruit topiary to make creating a Christmas card or tags super easy!

The second product shot shows a couple of Christmas trees, one featuring fruit and the other assorted ornaments.  Also included is a separate set of presents on a tree skirt with a toy train running around it that you can use on any of my trees (or any tree you might have).  There are also packages that are separate and a jewelled Poinsettia wreath..

And finally there is a Christmas card front, a santa star ornament and a couple of additional papers.  This kit is really, really easy to use… virtually every element combines to work seamlessly together.  It will also combine extremely well with my earlier "Holly Berry Christmas" kits 1 and 2 and their paper pack.  Several of the elements are isolated in this kit that were in a complete illustration in the earlier sets.

I hope you’re starting to think about the gifts you’re going to make for those you love this coming Christmas… I sure am!!!

 THE PROVERB OF THE DAY:  Prov 15:10-11  Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. Death and Destruction lie open
before the LORD — how much more the hearts of men!  NIV

A word of explanation here, how often does disobedience lead to death, destruction or terrible tragedy?  Think of drunk driving, a drug overdose or a rebellious choice to run away from home and into tragic circumstances.  God’s heart is like any good parent’s, He longs for good things for His children, but allows them the free will to go their own way if they insist on taking the road to destruction.  Any rule He has made is for our own protection and blessing, just as a good parent doesn’t allow a child to touch a burning stove.  This proverb is a warning given in the negative for greater impact, but you could easily turn it around into a positive instruction like this:  "Blessings await those that delight in pleasing the Lord and following His commands, she who delights in His instructions will avoid much sorrow.  Blessings and honor lie open before the Lord — how much more the hearts of man!"

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