"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is life not more than food and the body more than clothing?" Matthew 6:25
So today was an awesome day (hubby was home and most of those days are pretty awesome...the kids always seem to behave a little better when he's home...ODD!) Anyways we had a blast and in the evening we went and picked blackberries on the way up to the mail box and I started to think about how awesome God is....first he gave me this perfect day, that and actually had me ME of all people comfort someone that wasn't having as good of a day, then he also has provided tons and tons of blackberries for our family. I mean tons, this year I have picked over 35 cups of blackberries and there are still more waiting to ripen...how awesome is that! With gas prices so high and generally all prices are going up, how cool is it that God has provided this yummy treat for us for FREE, well I guess we do have to deal with the thorns and ticks, but hey I'm game, I don't mind picking a few ticks off of me and getting prickled a few (okay maybe more than a few) times to get some berries!
The other cool thing is that Bella now say Blackberries, maybe not as clear as that, but i know what she's saying! Really if you look closely in your everyday life you will find blessings from the Lord wherever you are...some people like to call it coincidence, but i don't believe in that, I know EVERYTHING good happens for a reason and our creator is at the center of it all.
So look closely in your life and see what blessings God is giving you. Did someone open a door for you when your arms were full? Did a neighbor offer to have a play date when you are frazzled? Did someone smile and wave at you just when you thought no one cared? Look closely, God is everywhere!
One Sheet Box
Scor-pal or scoring tool
one sheet of 8.5 x10.5 card stock
pretty paper and embellishments
stamp set of your choice
First: You will want to start your scoring on the 10.5 inch side and score at 1.5 , 4.5, 6 and 9 inches
Second: you will want to rotate your paper 90degrees so that it's on the 8.5 inch side. You will now want to score the card stock at 2 and 6.5 inches
Third: On the long side, you will want to cut the card stock on both sides to the 2 inch score line and from the other side to the 6.5 inch score mark...your paper should look like this when done!
Fourth: you will now want to fold the smaller flaps in (the 1st, 3rd and 5Th flap) and cut off half an inch on the 2 remaining (wider) middle flaps. Do this to both sides
Fifth: For this step you will just want to score at all the score marks and then add adhesive. Here is the order that I added adhesive. I first started with the 2 flaps closest to me, I folded them in and added adhesive on top. Next I kept the wider flaps open and added adhesive to he open side up. and last I closed the 3rd flaps and added adhesive just like the firsts (clear as mud right?)
Sixth: once you adhere the flaps this is what your box will look like!
Okay this is where the sneak peek and saying good bye comes in! I have used the NEW Bella Rose designer paper (isn't it just gorgeous!) and I have also used the Wild rose stamp set...this unfortunately is retiring and I just coordinates with the papers so well! I'm very bummed that it's going away!
For the top of this box I used the Pink Pirouette 2008-09 In colors, shimmery white card stock (love the stuff) and some Hodge podge...which we will also be saying goodbye to soon! Some ribbon and some decorative scissors, inked the edges and stamped, cut out some flowers and called it a day! (I was sure hoping for some oval Nestabilities when I was cutting that oval out though!)
Thought you might want to see a close up of this pretty rose! Doesn't the Hodge Podge just look great? Hurry orders yours today! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
And here is look at the front of the box. I used the NEW SU! border punch to make the cool lip of the box and to add a little more detail I added little white dots with my Signo Gel Pen. The button is also new and I took some white grosgrain ribbon tied it in a knot and threaded it through the button holes to create a pull. I then punched a 1/4 inch hole through the box, threaded the ribbon and adhered it to the inside with strong adhesive.