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Home From the CHA Show & Very Inspired!


CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association Show was held in Los Angeles this year at the end of January.  It is always one of my favorite shows to attend.  It is filled with such incredible creativiy – both in the art being used to create the craft, scrapbooking and other kits that are offered and in the creativity of the designers who are creating projects from that artwork.

Designers use existing products to create new and fun crafts with.  Their interpretation of the artwork is incredibly fun and diverse.  There were “make and takes” every where you turned.  Displays of projects and extravagant backdrops or centerpieces such as paper dressed mannequins were all around.  Unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and I don’t have my pictures to share with you.  I will ask my daughter if I can take a peek at her pictures and see if I can add later.

I didn’t get to do as much wandering around as I usually do.  My time was mostly filled with meetings – some of which were very productive meetings (so I’m not whining, LOL!)  The other place the bulk of my time was spent was getting to spend time with some very special artist friends – you know who you are!  My artist friends inspire me so much.  I love seeing what they’re doing, discussing the industry and our goals going forward.  I’m friends with some VERY motivating people!

If you’re snowed in, how about beating the boredom by crafting something with all of those supplies you have stashed away?  How about pulling out your scrapbook papers and creating 5 or 5 greeting cards to have ready to use when the need arises?  I love to make a mess just once and end up with lots of goodies to use later throughout the year.  Try making some matching gift tags to add to your birthday or Christmas gifts during the next year.  It’s a wonderful way to pass a cold and miserable day with the warm sense of joy creating brings.

Kids driving you nuts?  Bring out your craft goodies and set them to work creating.  You might be amazed how much they enjoy the time and remember it fondly decades later (as I do my Mom’s rainy day projects!)

I thought I would also share some of my newest invitations in my two Zazzle stores.  If you know a young bride that is getting married this year, or a new mother welcoming a baby, I would love if you would pass my website along to her!

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Tropical Gift Bags, Purses, Candy Wrappers, & Paint Can Digital Crafting Sets

Tropical party, wedding party favors, gift boxes, candy wrapper

Tropical paint can, gallon can, quart can, altered paint cans, candy wrappers, digital clip art kits

Tropical gift bag, party purse, gift cards, envelope and gift tagsCLICK HERE FOR PARTY BOXES ‘N FAVORS KIT STORE LINK Abigail Scott DESIGN Studios utilized Audrey Jeanne’s Tropical Clip Art kits to make these fun and useful Crafting Kits.  They will be on sale for 20% off from now through the month of August for your Summer party and special events use.

CLICK HERE FOR CAN & CANDY KIT STORE LINK These three kits made up the June/July Candy Club selection at The Daisie Company, so check your records before purchasing to avoid duplication!  However, now they are broken up into three separate kits so if you are only interested in Altered Paint Can kits, or candy wrappers or gift bags, you can purchase only the kit that you will use.

CLICK HERE FOR GIFT BAG N TAG KIT STORE LINK These kits were created with Weddings in mind.  A tropical theme for Summer weddings is a common one and these kits could create an entire Wedding Decor theme.  The Toblerone box can be turned into a place card by adding the name of the individual attending.  Use the matching clip art kits to create anything else that you might need to make the Wedding truly a unique and special affair!

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY:Col 3:7-14  You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.  But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.  Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices  and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.  Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  NIV

COMMENTS:  Each culture has its ways of teaching that often vary.  In the Hebrew culture (see the Proverbs) contrasting good and evil, foolishness and wisdom was how values were taught.  They showed the negative very clearly and revealed the Godly truth equally clearly.  In our culture we decline to state that things are clearly right and wrong, and I believe it leads to a lot of our cultural confusion and powerlessness.

No one will achieve the peaceful, joyful Christian life who does not first learn what God considers wrong (evil) and right (good).  He knows what will work in our lives and what will lead to destruction.  There is nothing He forbids us from doing that will ultimately bring good long-term results in our lives.  He really isn’t a “meanie!”  I encourage you to study His guidelines and choose to remain within them, your life will be soooooooo much better and more peaceful if you do!

I also love the imagery of this section of Colossians,  Paul uses the visual image of clothing.  We put on and take off our clothing and we do the same with our actions.  This implies an act of our will is involved.  We have to choose to change and then in Christ we will have the power to put off anger, rage, malice, slander and filthy language.  In the same way we can “put on” compassion, kindness and patience!  But it’s important to remember that we can do nothing apart from Christ.

PRAYER:  Lord, help me to change my wardrobe!  Help me to put off the old nature and take off the old habits that are so destructive to my life.  Help me also to decide each day to “put on” the good character qualities that you desire me to walk in.  Help me to be as excited at this wardrobe change as I might be to shop for a new shirt or dress.

I know that I am powerless to work lasting change in my life, but that through the power of the Holy Spirit living in me I can be conformed to the image of Christ and walk in His character traits and nature.  Please Holy Spirit come work in me to make the changes God and I so desire.  AMEN

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