Monday, July 29, 2013

He cares for me!

I've been reading the book of Isaiah This month, and it's been such a comfort to me.  I want to share with you one of the passages i really love and why.

Isa 40:27-41 The Message Version
27-31 
"Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,

    or, whine, Israel, saying,
God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind."


I'm 47 years old and I often don't have the energy I used to have when I was younger.  I can't do everything I want to do each day; my "prime time" is limited and I must select to do the most important things first.  And sometimes I can feel that I'm not making a difference in my life or that God has overlooked me (lie from Satan).  But the scripture says, "he energizes those who get tired" and "God doesn't come and go, he lasts."  Amen!  My energy comes from God, and He hasn't lost track of me, He's steadfast and I have hope that I can be, too.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Birthday Cards!

I made these cards for 2 special birthdays, Eric and Mack, Patty's husband and Wendy's Grandpa.  Only I used Daffodil Delight as the card color.  The idea for the design came from Margaret Raburn on Splitcoast Stampers.

Ingredients: Small Butterfly Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White cardstock,  Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Island Indigo Classic Ink Pads, Six Sided Sampler and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, dimensionals and glue dots

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Class Change

Hi Everyone!
I'm switching my summer classes around and wanted to share it with you.  We will be having the Paper Pumpkin' class in Aug and the clay embellishments class in Sept because there's a fantastic promotion for new paper pumpkin subscribers only available through Aug 31st:  Get your paper pumpkin kit for only $10/mo for the first two months you join, cancel any time after that. 
Click here to order and don't forget to enter "pumpkindeal" as your promo code!


Tues 8/13 – Paper Pumpkin’

Just in time for back to school, Paper Pumpkin is a monthly, affordable card kit that comes delivered to your door each month!  It’s professionally designed and comes with all the supplies you'll need to create things like cards, journals, home d├ęcor and more in 30 min or less. Every month is a surprise!  In this class, we will be using the try it kit to make a little keepsake journal and notecard.
 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
My House
$10

Tues 9/10 – Working with Clay Embellishments

We will be making beautiful flowers, buttons and more out of clay to embellish your cards/projects in this class!  See how to custom color the clay so it will coordinate with your projects!  We will be making 2 cards each and you can take home your extra embellishments!

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
My House
$10

Please RSVP 3 days prior to class at maryannkasper@gmail.com so I can have enough materials prepared for you!  Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend!  We will have so much fun! 

Morris Hills Classes!

I'm teaching card making classes again this fall at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, NJ!  I will be teaching an all occasions class that will run for 3 weeks and a holiday card making class which will run one night only.  Check out them out here and make sure to sign up a friend!  There are only 12 seats available.  We will have so much fun!

Thank You Notes

 
I made some thank you notes inspired from the colors of the new designer series papers in the new Holiday Catalog called Sweater Weather.  I got the design idea for the card from Christi Beck on Splitcoast Stampers.
 
Supplies: Six Sided Sampler Bundle (stampset and punch at 15% savings), Stamp-a-majig (A MUST for proper stamp alignment!), Sweater Weather DS Paper (Available Aug 1st in new Holiday Catalog), Rhinestone Brads, Classic Ink Pads in Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Soft Sky, and cardstock in Whisper White and Sahara Sand
 
Get the New Holiday Catalog free at one of my classes/order Holiday products on Aug 1st!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Down the Jersey Shore!



 
Got away yesterday to Island Beach State Park with my family!  The water was the perfect temperature.  We went boogie boarding, then to the amusement park and saw fireworks.  I love the middle picture of our three sons facing the water, all in a row from oldest to youngest.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Clay flowers and buttons!



 
I had so much fun making these great clay flowers and buttons from the buttons and blossoms clay molds and clay from Stampin' Up!
We will be making these at my next class Aug 13th!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fun Class!

Buy 3 get 1 free Designer Series Papers through July 31st!

We had so much fun at my Gingham, Gingham Everywhere class last night!  I got a picture before class but forgot to take one during class. Oh well.  Here's some additional tags we made and a birthday card I made after class last night for my neighbor who is having a birthday tomorrow.  Oh, and check out my homemade blueberry pie!  It's not a gingham class until pie is served!



Garden Progress

Well, our garden is growing with all the rain we've had.  The pumpkins and gourds have flowered, the tomato and string beans are growing taller and taller but no fruit yet.  I've had to spray the leaves with a natural bug repellent made from water and mild dish washing soap detergent.  Worked like a charm when the insects started eating the leaves of both plants.  I did enjoy some romaine lettuce already, even though it had a slight bitter taste to it.  Here's some pictures...
pumpkin flowers blooming

romaine lettuce
garden growing!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sad Day

Today I had to make two sympathy cards for an uncle and a friend who passed away this week.  Very sad.  I wanted to share them on my blog because I like how they came out and I think they're pretty.  I hope the families get much comfort from them and whatever else I can do to help support them at this time.