Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lotus paper art flower

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Hi all, another cold windy winters day here but very warm at heart! we had our daughter ring from India at 2am this morning and have a nice chat to us. It took me ages to get back to sleep just thinking about her! so loved hearing each others voices. she thanks you all so much for your emails which I have passed on to her and she was very encouraged by them all. She is finding the language barrier very challenging and felt like the first day was a total failure but we soon helped her see that all this is done by letting God lead and guide in what is the best way to break down some of those barriers. her next day was much better as she played action games outside with the kids as village people looked on and laughed at her funny movements. She is loving the whole experience the hard bits and all. We are so proud of her :) once again thank you! We also have our son home from Uni which is sooo nice, He will do his first design and technology prac in the next few weeks in a small town high school near here. He has totally inspired our youngest daughter to strive for a similar course in life but with tech-styles. She recently got back some very improved grades which we are all proud of! soo love our kids :)

So to the paper crafting, This is a punch art lotus flower Ive been working on for a while but hadn't posted it up until our son came home and fixed a few video camera problems we had
( thank goodness for these young people that God has blessed with technology incite!) Made with stampin up punches, and some cool tips on making some pretty water lily leaves! all is explained in the video below plus you can purchase the written pattern here for the small price of $3.95

UPDATE: please note, Stampin up no longer sells the bolssom petals punch used for this project so to get around this problem and continue for you to enjoy my projects I have designed some replacement petals which are very similar and will allow you to make the same projects. This will be included with your purchase download.... the up side is you don't need to buy an expensive punch! You can refer to my instruction video as to how to use my template, thank you for your ongoing support. Valita

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this is the verse we sent Beth... and Ive put it as my last thought
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5&6
Blessings to you

Monday, June 13, 2011

Beths Trip to India

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Hi all, todays post has no paper crafting sorry it's all about family today. Our oldest daughter Beth has just flown out from Australia for a month long stay in India where she and a group from there Uni will be teaching prac in an orphanage at Bodhgaya India. A part of there trip follows Mother Teresa's steps and some touring of the country. I am asking for your prayers for Beth, her group and group leaders and also the lives she will come in contact with. I know they will be a blessing to the orphanage and the people they meet but they will also be truly blessed themselves in what they see and experience. thanks everyone we appreciate this very much. Above is a pic of our daughter Beth and son Ben the day before she flew out. We made her a sheet sleeping bag as she is going from our winter to 46 degree humid heat and wrote this message on it for her....

Jehovah himself is caring for you!
he is your defender, He protects you day and night.
He keeps you from all evil, and
preserves your life. He keeps his eye upon you
as you come and go, and always guards you.
Psalms 121: 5-8

Blessings to you