Come to be inspired and have fun tagging along with me on my crafting journey as I do my creative activities .....Cardmaking, Scrapping, Faithbooking ... by Kari

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Proverbs Woman Hop

Hello Friends!
I am glad you were able to stop by has been a crazy week with the tornadoes and thunderstorms and flooding...we been fortunate only to have a warning and the tornado to bypass us by 15 miles...whew!...too close for comfort but then we have to deal with the flooding...but God protects us Thank Goodness!! :) But please be in prayer for other states like Missouri, Alabama and Oklahoma and Ohio of course! they got hit hard! and for the loss of life and property and please pray that they may know God's love and Hope at this time...thanks...

Now onto the Hop...I am excited and please enjoy and follow the rules:

Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! At the end of every month a group of bold women gather to give Glory to God with the talents He has given us in a very loud way... :) Our prayer is that through the projects we have created you Will be able to see Him in all of His Glory! May He touch you today as we look at the theme of the Proverbs 31 woman, and may you find that you are indeed everything He designed you to be.

This is how the hop works:

Below you will find the list of the beautiful and brave women that are ready to show their weaknesses in order that you may see His strength. :) Follow the line-up and please leave some love throughout the way. Allow yourself to cry, laugh, smile, along with any other emotion the Lord may bring your way. You will find that there are many prizes throughout the hop. In order to qualify to receive them you must be a follower of the blog and you must leave a comment. Know that if you are announced as the winner of a prize you are responsible for contacting us in order for us to make the prize go your way.

Here are our sponsors:

Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit (valued at $45)
Tombow: Amazing Adhesive Pack
Scrapbook News and Review: 1 year subscription to their magazine.
Punky Sprouts: Sweetie Album
Sweet Stamper: Stampin' Up Stamp Set

Now let's get the hop started! :)

Here is the line up of the hop in case you get lost along the way...









Kari ME







I love Proverbs and I like to read one a day since it has one for every day of the month so why not make it a habit and add on to my daily devotional time. It doesn't hurt to ask God for wisdom and he will give it to all those that ask Him and I learn all the time from his word which is Living Water! He is an awesome daddy! I wanted to share my insight that I have received when I was reading Proverb 31.

Proverb 31:10-31 is about a woman who has the qualities God esteem us to have. But as I read and meditate on it over a couple of weeks when I knew I had to write about it as I was going to do this for this Hop...Verses 25-26 spoke to me....and I been writing in my journal and wanted to share with you what I have learned for myself and even maybe for you to consider.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom and faithful instructions is on her tongue.

These words had my heart stuck on them and I thought okay Lord what do you want me to get from them...then I meditated for days thinking I am in trouble if I don't get it I know God has his timing and I have to wait on him and not on my own understanding....then it came almost a week later after I have asked...he is reminding although I am going through a difficult time that I have inner strength to get through it because of him I can...he carries me beyond the crest and then the days to come I will look back on the experiences that I have had and be able to laugh at them and be happy and have dignity that I have made it through and share my joy with others as well as be able to help others because of it. Trials can't be avoided but we have the tools and the book to get through them with God on our side ever step of the way. Then 26 by my difficulties I can share wisdom from my trials what I have learned and be a light to others.

I try to attain the qualities that God wants us to have as a woman but it is difficult to be a "perfect" woman but I can still do my best as I can and eventually I will be what God wants although I am already in his eyes...and so are you beloved. Don't forget he wants to transform us into amazing women we are becoming in his eyes...isn't that awesome that He loves us in spite of our imperfections but WE ARE AMAZING IN HIS EYES NOW!!!! that is such a great joy to me because I can still mess up and I have messed up but I am being loved anyways!! woohooo that makes his grace wonderful that I don't have to work hard because He is doing it in me as he transforms me and you!! :) So continue to meditate on his words as He wants the best for you and as he transforms you to change and be the woman you dreamed to be and as He thinks you are now. Be blessed! and remember him in tough situations that he is refining you and getting you through the fires and making you an AMAZING woman! :)

Thanks for letting me share my story and now you can look at my project and What I decided to make was a journal for several ladies that are fabulous to me and I know to God too...I wanted it to be a "Hip Happy Upbeat" look for my amazing friends! and maybe you know someone you can make it for....

Here is the Recipe:
8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock paper (scored at 5 1/4 and 5 3/4)
Printed paper cut to size (mine is from a long time ago in one of those Walmart packs)
and cut a strip of another paper from the same pack for some fake ribbon look
then I stamped with Versa Mark green for the stamps sayings and on Orange cardstock
then popped with dots onto green cardstock for uplift to give it dimension.

Easy peasy...enjoy and remember you are a fabulous woman!!! :) and God loves you and so do I!!

I forgot to mention....yeppers I do have some blog candy but not sure what to give yet so it has to be a surprise (squeals) so don't forget to leave your email addy so I can get a hold of you!! :)

Your next stop is Wendy's Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :) If you became a follower it would be great and to keep in touch with my blog you can sign up for my e-mail too! :)

Love in Christ,
Be Inspired,


Scraping Miami said...

What a Great Idea

Lynne said...

A great idea to give to wonderful friends!

Lya Lin said...

Thanks for sharing the gift idea!

Misty said...

Another great idea!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Jen said...

Love your message and project! Thank you for letting the Lord use you today!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the notebook. Thanks for sharing!

lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a lovely idea. Good message as well, Gid sees the beauty we have.

Cara G said...

I love the bright fun colors...cute idea! Thanks for sharing your story and creativity with us!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Great journal. Thanks for sharing your story.

SueNJ said...

Kari, I love the colors. What you shared reminds me that we are all "fearfully and wonderfully made". Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Be Blessed!

Happy Scrappin’
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Sue B


Thank you so much for sharing!! I am going through trials right know and I keep saying that if I can share my story and help just one person then I know it will have served a purpose, love your project!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Charlotte Cornett said...

That is a GREAT gift idea!! I may have to scraplift that idea! Thanks for sharing, I just became a follower. Charlotte

Lynn said...

Great project! Stay safe in the midst of the crazy weather!

Scrappy Zeni said...

what a great card Kari! I thought I was already following you.. .DUH me! thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

angela said
an inspiring blog. thankyou. blessings

Amy said...

Love the little journal....awesome idea to share with a friend!! Thanks for sharing!!

KarenB said...

I love the journal, and thank you for your message, especially the part about waiting on God's timing and not on my own understanding.

AmyJRockstar said...

Thank you for what you had to say today. It made perfect sense to me and actually made me laugh because, having fibromyalgia, I have been following those words all along without even knowing where it came from! The Bible was guiding me even though I don't read it regularly. This gives me great joy today. TFS this and your lovely creation. I'm a new follower. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great job! Love the sentiment. TFS!


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