Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ransom Note - Sent

This was for one of the swaps I hosted. I thought it would be fun if we created silly ransom notes to send to our partners. Here is the one I created for my partner. She is into crocheting so I thought that I could hold her crochet supplies for ransome (I silly ransome I might add).

It says:
I have you crochet supplies. You want proff? Here it is!!!
Don't call the police if you know what is good for you. If you want your supplies back then you must stand on your head and recite the pledge of alligence in pig latin. Then you must bring $100 to the far corner of main street. Place the money under the mailbox and leave.
Remember, if the police are involved you will say farewell to your stuff forever.
This is fair warning!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"My Favorite Bible Story" Swap

My favorite bible story is the story of Ruth. So the story goes that Ruth had married one of the sons of a woman named Naomi. Naomi’s husband had moved his family from Bethlehem to the land of Moab to escape a famine. While in Moab their two sons marry local girls named Oprah and Ruth. Unfortunately father and sons die soon after leaving behind leaving the three women as widows. News soon reaches Naomi that the famine is over, so she decides to return home to Bethlehem. Oprah and Ruth follow Naomi until she turns and urges the girls to return home to their parents and remarry men from their own land. Oprah obeys and bids farewell, but Ruth refuses and in my favorite bible speech declares: “Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
Upon reaching Bethlehem they are greeted by Naomi’s old friends, at which point she announces that she is changing her name from Naomi (pleasant or amiable) to Mara (bitter or bitterness). Ruth and “Mara” set up home again and Ruth embraces Namoi's culture and religon. Ruth goes to look for work so they can eat. She finds work gathering wheat left behind by the sewers in a field belonging to a man named Boaz.
Boaz who is a relative of Naomi's husband, sees Ruth and admires her for her hard work and the kindness she shows to her mother-in-law. He offers her protection in his fields and arranges for her to bring home more wheat. Naomi upon hearing who has been so kind to Ruth starts planning for her Daughter-in-law. To make a long story short: Ruth follows along with her plans and asks Boaz to be her Kinsman Redeemer. Boaz falls in love with her and arranges to purchase her father-in-laws land and marries Ruth. Ruth gives birth to a son who later becomes the grandfather of King David. The moabess Ruth, an outsider, becomes one of the women in the family tree of Jesus Christ.

I love this story, there is so much in here about obedience, having faith, taking chances, and most of all God’s amazing grace. It encourages me to think that maybe one day I will find my Boaz.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Private swap with Agonysdecay

This is the pin and box that I made for Agonysdecay. I sent her a few more surprises, and she was the one to send me that cool Labyrinth Matchbox in return. I always have fun swapping with her since we have simular intrests.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Labyrinth Match Box

I recieved this matchbox from Agonysdecay in our private swap, she did a wonderful job (as you can see). This is by far the coolest matchbox in my collection.

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Postcards from Jane Austin's World"

This is the postcard I created to send out to my partners. The two are nearly the same with just the images flipped. To Kgeslab I wrote a letter from Emma Talking about her latest need to "Match" a young aquantiance of hers.
To Heatherlayne I wrote as Lizzy Bennet (Darcy) complaining about Darcy's horrible aunt. I really enjoyed making these and writing the notes.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

"Just for Girls" Swap- recieved

I recieved this swap from Kristie and she was kind enough to send me another matchbox since I mentioned that the matchbox was not packed tight. She didn't need to but she was very genreous with me. Unfortunetly I forgot to take a picture of the second matchbox and it's contents before putting it away.
Thanks Kristie

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Childish Playing

Having fun at work with my happy meal toy. She holds the ear plugs for my iPod perfectly.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Mr. Pita-face

My Nephew at the 4th of July picnic, Have you seen this face?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Newbie Whimsey Jar - Recieved

I recieved this wonderful Whimsey Jar from Suzmoon. As you can see it was filled with all this wonderful stuff for me to use in my altered artwork. It really brightened my day. All these wonderful things for me, Just ME!!! ::Evil laugh::

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More good mail

The next day I had even more wonderful things in the mail.

This wonderful Altered Bottle cap and book thong came from Dandelion in Swap-bot's Wishlist Group.

This is my pick 5 swap from Doris on Kooohkiestopia swap group. Lots of wonderful goodies.