Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Very Special Post

Have you seen the Paper Crafts Connection Blog today? I am so delighted and thankful to the kind PC Editors for the opportunity to share with their readers the amazing things God has blessed me with through this papercrafting hobby that we all love. I hope that it's evident from that post my love for, first and foremost, Christ who is the giver of all good things (James 1:17); and for papercrafting that has been an instrument God has used to show His goodness to me.

And if I may, I would like to dedicate the PC Connections article and this post to my wonderful Mom, whose love, encouragement and generosity have fueled my love for both Christ and papercrafting. I love you, Mom, and everything that I am and have accomplished today is because of you. Yours and Dad's sacrifices will not go unnoticed by our Lord and I am thankful that you seek His glory in all things. I miss you both so much.

The card above uses my Lovely Shelf set. The cardstocks are GinaK Green Apple and Innocent Pink. It's a variation of a card I have published in the Paper Crafts Card Styles magazine under the Elegant category.

The PC blog is also offering a BIG giveaway from companies whose products I used in the card below. GinaK Designs (the cardstocks and button), Layers of Color (the sponged stencil background), Spellbinders (the scallop circle die to make the flower), SRM Stickers (sentiment) are all offering a generous giveaway on the Paper Crafts Connection blog today, so make sure you stop by there and enter.
The background was achieved by embossing (using a Cuttlebug) and sponging Layers of Color's Medallion stencil (it's on sale right now!). The flowers were punched sheets of an old hymnal. The cardstocks are GinaK Innocent Pink and Ivory. The leaves are by Prima. The lace is local (but Wright's makes something almost identical) and the ribbon is by American Crafts.

Finally, if you are curious to know more about the Christ I mentioned above, please email me. You can read more about Him --->> HERE. Or you can click on the tab above, "Who Do You Think Jesus Is." He is the Ruler of my life, the source of all joy and hope that make my life as blessed as it is. To Him be the glory alone!

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
~Jude 1:24-25~
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24 comments:

  1. Big congrtas to you so well deserved and such a beautiful post and of course your card is gorgeous!!!

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  2. Congrats to you, you so deserve it!

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  3. Hey you...I was soooo excited when I popped over to the MFW blog this morning...such a great post!!!!! You totally deserve the recognition!

    Great cards today...your cards are always filled with such fabbie details!

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  4. Loved reading more about your card ministry! :) These cares are so pretty -- as always! :)

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  5. HOOOOORAY for being featured over on PC!!! I've got the page up and will read it when I get a break from rushing around:) It's a post I really want to read!!!

    These cards are fab--as always! I love that flower--and the colors of your cards...so gorgeous! The other thing I like--those bows! LOVE satin ribbon:) So so so pretty! Great job, Nina;)

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  6. As always, Nina, your work blows me away! It's wonderful. CONGRATS for being featured on PC!!! You're very deserving. You'll be on staff at PC before you know it!!! It's so refreshing to see you profess your love for Christ on line - Hugs to you, dear friend!

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  7. fabulous card, nina! just came from papercraft's post about you--big, big congrats!!
    i'm so glad your work is being acknowledged--its such
    a wonderful post:)

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  8. May the Lord continue to bless you in all things, Nina!

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  9. I enjoyed reading your story over at the PC Blog, you are an inspiration. I lived in Italy for awhile, so I can relate to the lack of craft stores, makes crafting overseas quite a challenge!

    Thanks for sharing your story and all your talent with us through your blog.

    Carol B

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  10. Beautiful designs Nina and what a thoughtful post! I rejoice with you on all the Lord has done and thankful for you!

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  11. Congratulations Nina!! Both your cards are beautiful. I love your flower made with sheet music Very pretty!!

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  12. Loved reading your story on PC Connections. I'm anxious to dive in and read through your blog. The cards I've seen so far are absolutely beautiful.

    God bless

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  13. Although I subscribe to your blog until today I had never read your story. I applaud you for the work you are doing! My step-grandparents came from Yugoslovia and my husband has worked in Kosovo so I understand the wars and hate happening in that part of the world. It made me stop and think about how blessed I am, how blessed my family is! Thank you for your beliefs and hard work. Kind regards, jennifer

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  14. What a wonderful story Nina, it's great to here how you came to be what you have become through your belief and craft! I love both cards esp. the 2nd card...I would love to know the recipe for this card. Is that a die cut you used. The card is lovely! And so are YOU! Deebi27

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  15. Oh yeah you go girl!
    I love the masking on the 2nd card but both are beautiful as usual!

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  16. Hi Nina!
    Just stopped by to inform you that I've left you something on my blog. Thanks for being a source of inspiration.

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  17. Stunning cards, Nina!!

    ...loving Christ!

    ...hugs to you!

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  18. what an honor; God is blessing you & using you for His glory!

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  19. A very special post indeed!!! Awesome!

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  20. Your amazing God given talent has blessed so many. Thanks for being an inspiration to so many people....GREAT post!

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  21. Nina your blog and your art are an inspiration! I am sure you bring a smile to God's heart.

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  22. Congrats on being featured Nina! So well deserved.

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