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Thursday, June 4, 2009

What a Lovely Surprise!

Well, am not the most prolific blogger by a long shot, so you can imagine my surprise a delight to have been extended the "One Lovely Blog Award" by Cindi of . I am honored by her sweetness and kind words. I think I will take a lesson from my son who won an award today for the most acts of kindness at school and pass this award along to these awesome blogs by 15 more talented bloggers than myself. Please show them some love:

Thanks again Cindi!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

LOVE WINS - Results

First, I want to extended my deepest gratitude to all of you who participated in this challenge. Thank you so very much! I also appreciate your patience. I have had one report of a charm arriving broken. If this happened to anyone else, please let me know and will get it replaced for you. I apologize for any inconvience f this happened to you.

I sold a total of 38 charms and turned my $1 into $66 in the last 2 weeks. Yay, look at God go! Our church reported that out of the original $150, they passed out $108 total. The return Sunday morning was $746.22 . Some people sold cookies and other baked goods, some people did odd jobs and others just simply asked for donations. How awesome is that?

Finally, I was giving a $10 gift certificate to one lucky participant by means of a drawing. All of the names were written on pieces of paper and my precious little 5 year old girl drew Laura of . Congratulations!

Thanks again to all those you added to God's kingdom, may you be richly and abundantly blessed!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Love Wins - Last Chance

Thanks to everyone for all the prayers and thoughts as we traveled to be with family and pay our respects. I appreciate it so much.

And now it is time for me to get back to work on my challenge. Wow, I currently have orders for 28 charms, I will be a busy woman this week. I will continue to take orders for the Multiplication challenge (as mentioned in the previous blogs: thru Friday. ALL of the profits from this charm after shipping and paypal expenses go to the church. So please, go check out the Love Wins posting and comment on your favorite charm including an email addy to I can send a donation request to through Paypal.

Remember, everyone who orders a charm will get their name in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Cherry's Creations @ Etsy.

I will be makng the charms availible in my Etsy shop after the challenge is complete. At that time I will donate 50% of the sales price of the charms to the church.

Thanks again!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Love Wins -

Love does WIN! I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response to the challenge I am participating in. Thank you to all who have already donated, may God bless you abundantly.

That said, I would like everyone to please be patient with me, I have MANY orders for the charms and I will work on filling them all as quickly as possible next week. I have to take a few days off to go out of town to a family funeral but will be back to work Tuesday. Thanks so much for your understanding and your patience.

I am considering adding the charms to my Etsy shop, I would have to list them for $2.50 to cover the additional fees but could give a discount for large orders, 20 charms or more ordered at the same time. I would love your comments and thoughts on the subject.

Please check out this delightful blog with lots of other great ideas for these charms:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Love Wins Multiplication

Okay, so it's been a little while since I blogged but a challenge from my pastor has me back here today. The theme of our church for awhile now has been "Love Wins" and we are currently in the middle of a year long campaign "Nothing is too difficult for God". We've learned about abouthow no illness is too difficult for God to heal and we are currently learning about how no financial need is too great for God. This past Sunday's sermon was based around how God takes what we have and multiplies it when we follow through with what he leads us to do. The Sermon was titled "What's in Your House" based on the story of the widow woman who only had just a little bit of oil but began pouring it into other jars and the oil didn't run out until there were no jars left. 2 Kings 4:1-7

So, for the challenge, the pastor handed out a $1 bill to everyone in the congregation, ($150 in all) and challeged us to use our creativity to multiply it. Combining that with "what's in your house" I came up with these cute little Love Wins charms. They can be worn as a pendant on a cord, added to keyring or zipper pull, or worn as a charm on your sneakers, etc. We will be bringing our dollars and the sum of their multiplication back to the church on Sunday May 3rd. I am making these charms availible for a $2 donation, a small portion of that (about .60 to .75 cents) will cover the cost of mailing the charm and the rest will be donated to Christian Center. I can't wait to see what God turns $150 dollars into. I will be sure to share the news here.

So, please consider helping me out! Choose your favorite charm, it will come with a jump ring, and leave me a comment with the charm you like and an email address, I will contact you with a paypal invoice for the donation amount so I can get your charm sent out to you.

Everyone who participates will be eligible for a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to . The winner will be chosen and announced Tuesday May 5th with the results of the multiplication challenge.

Thanks so much and may God abundantly bless you!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordz of Life

Several years ago, God really impressed upon me how important spoken words are. They are powerful, think about, God SPOKE the world and nearly everything in it , into existence. The Bible tells us as Christians, that through Christ we have His authority as well, so it would stand to reason that the words we speak also carry a certain amout of weight and power. I am not talking about a "name it and claim it" type philosophy, God's will still prevails, but I am speaking of carefully choosing to speak life and blessings instead of complaints and curses. So, when I found Jeanette's Wordz of Life Etsy Shop, I was both reminded of these things and thrilled with her use of words. Her little snippets are all about life and blessings. I just had to have one for a friend of mine and I was blessed to have received one for myself too.

Aren't they precious? Wouldn't they make a great gift item for just about anyone, Pastor, babysitter, friend, sibling, grandparent? I have had the opportunity to visit with Jeanette via an Etsy thread and she is such a blessing! She is sweet and encouraging and just an absolute joy to do business with. Stop by he Etsy shop and tell her Cherry sent you!

Leave a comment and share your favorite snippet from her shop!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Studio Space

So my new studio spce is just about complete. It is so awesome to have everything I use frequently all in one spot. No more searching in closets and digging through boxes. It's all right here and I am already loving it!

So do you have any
tips for getting organized?
Please leave a comment and
share your ideas with others!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just for FUN!!!

I've been tagged by Rachel Kovaciny on her Hugermugger Blog to list 8 random things about myself. I have a few minutes so let's see what I can come up with.

1. I live about 3000 miles east of where I grew up but about 2000 miles west of where I was born.

2. My favorite anything (foods, colors, etc) changes with my mood. The only excepton is my favorite place to be and that is the Northern Cali Coast.

3. I am not working in the industry I went to school for.

4. I have the same number of children that my mother has.

5. I have the same number of brothers that my mother has.

6. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not my idea of fun.

7. I LOVE Etsy

8. I have moved about 20 times in in my life.

I duly tag these 8 bloggers: