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Feb 20, 2017

On Time for Christmas February!

Hello my dear stampers,
Sharing my completed project for February and getting so excited about how this idea will save me so much time coming the holidays.

Every month I make 10 Christmas cards. Fun eh!? Great way of using my Christmas stamp sets during the year and my stash of papers too! 
No more clutter!

The idea is great but being consistent at it is a WHOLE different ball game. Yay! February cards are done. :)

I hope you join me in this journey, either with Christmas card, thank you cards, maybe birthday cards! Check out what my awesome friend Maria made for this challenge.

These are so cute!

Don't you LOVE that little chicken! Maria had so much fun making these, she finished them all. 
For some reason my computer is not picking up the photo with the set of 10! Ugh! 

To see the card that inspired this sketch and to see materials go here! Want more inspiration? Check our January challenge here and here
Feels good to be IN THE PROCESS!

Nope is not always easy! But He calls us to trust Him.
He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Psalm 46:10

Tx for your visit today.
Looking forward to what the Lord has in store for me today!

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Hostess Codes 2017:
February: KCFTXHMX

Creative Blessings,

Jessica Cruz de Urrutia
Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator since 2010
Lewisburg, PA (hablo Español)

Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day with Adoring Arrows, Paper Pumpkin

If you had unlimited time to stamp what would you do?

I would definitely send a hand made card to each and every one of my friends. 

I would never EVER miss a birthday.

I would stamp with each of them one-to-one, hey! Skype exists!

But, since I don't have that unlimited time. I made a few and will keep making some after February 14th till I reach you! 

Made this card with some scraps and the beautiful "Adoring Arrows" stamp set from Paper Pumpkin.

Tips, position your strips of paper as you wish. Adhere with glue, then dry emboss with your Falling Leaves texture impressions folder.

Did you check THIS POST were I posted several easy-to-make Valentines with your retired 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" DSP (designer series paper) packs AND Paper Pumpkin?

I really enjoy making cards for my friends. 
I need to get better at actually MAILING THEM! 
I am excited for the new changes I am bringing into my business. You will notice very soon! 

If you had unlimited time to stamp 
what would you do?

I am so thankful you stopped by today.
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Hostess Codes 2017:
February: KCFTXHMX

Creative Blessings,

Jessica Cruz de Urrutia
Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator since 2010
Lewisburg, PA (hablo Español)

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Feb 10, 2017

Scrapbooking My Stories: Inside the Lines


Are you a Project Life girl or a Traditional or maybe a Mini-album crafter. are the occasional scrapbooker. Yikes! Or the Hoarder Scrapbooker. Haha!

I have given myself permission to scrap some pages in the last weeks and want to share with you.

Not long ago I joined a group on Facebook called Bash your Scrapbooking Stash. It is a group dedicated to scrapbooking lovers who maybe have a bunch of materials at home but are not using them.
They do fun challenges and more.

Click to see bigger.
Colored my chipboard letters, bought back in 2008 I think it was, with a black sharpie.
Nothing fancy!

As one who loved hidden journaling this beautiful Sale-a-bration DSP, Inside the Lines, allows me to camouflage my journaling perfectly.

I included some retired Project Life cards, chipboard, glitter made with my Wink of Stella, flowers and more. The challenge below inspired me to talk a bit about things I love doing or simply having in my life. 

I have always consider myself one to love many things in life.
So the phrase I wrote on the bottom of my page was "The way to know life is to love many things." God has given me the opportunity of enjoy many things in life I am grateful. 

Have you ever made a layout about you?
Someday I want my babies to read and know what things I loved and the full life I live in Christ Jesus. That inspired me! 
Tell you stories!

Is not a lot I KNOW, but I am on a mission and ENJOYING it while getting it done.


Continue from Wednesday...

As I brew this Game On word in my heart the verse 1 Peter 1:13 came to mind. "Prepare your minds for action, be self controlled. Put your hope fully in the grace given you when Jesus Christ is revealed."

I pray today He gives you the determination to ACT by faith, the confidence to control YOURSELF, your sayings, your desires, your responses. Also the happy anticipation of good things from God.

Let His sayings reign.
Not my sayings, YOUR sayings Lord be done.

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Feb 8, 2017

Lift Them Up with Paper Pumpkin - Adoring Arrows Valentines

This week the Lord woke me up Monday morning with that impression on my heart. Game on! 

Super Bowl already ended, BUT our struggle is real. The fight of faith continues and we need to be ready to drop and give the coach 5 when He says go! Read more below!

Be Prepared to Give
My Paper Pumpkin boxes are full of blessings for my friends. Are yours done? 

Check my tips for this kit here, look below for an alternative with the stamp set Adoring Arrows and if you have no idea what is Paper Pumpkin check here for more info on these awesome creative kits. 

One thing I know, the next kit is a card kit. There was a hint hint given on the Facebook Paper Pumpkin kit. 

Hey, do you have any UNOPENED boxes...make them! Post them, share them!
Or Bring them to our Paper Pumpkin Peeps meeting the last Sunday of February!

How I Made these?

I knew you would ask. :)
I took some of my retired Valentines paper. The ones that use to come in a pack of 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".
*FIRST, fold in half
**SECOND, cut 3/4" from the front of the card base
***THIRD, die cut a stitch square (see tool below)
****FOURTH, stamp with your PP Adoring Arrows set
*****FIFTH, Assemble and add a piece of Whisper White Cardstock inside to write and a punched heart. yay! 

Wonder HOW I used them?
Placed inside cellophane bags...

Added a peppermint patty on the back and sealed with washi tape!

Valentines ready to bless! 


My husband asked me something to what I internally replied "Do I have a saying?" with a bit of a grumpy attitude. I went to take a shower and while I did I prayed. When you listen HE SPEAKS, I heard the Lord ask me "Do YOU have a saying? or I have a saying?" 

Dear, my heart was shaken. How many times I HAVE A SAYING and don't even check WHAT the Lord IS saying. What is HIS OPINION? When I gave my life to Jesus, I gave up "my sayings". When we serve wholeheartedly to Him....even our sayings we surrender. 

And that I did. I surrender. Went back to my husband, humbly told him what I heard the Lord said to me and confidently declared, LET HIS KINGDOM (His ways, His ideas, His sayings) come on my life as it is in heaven. And you know what....peace reigned. 

Will continue on Friday's post~

Have a blessed day!

I am so thankful you stopped by today.

Don’t leave without peeking into my newest tutorials and ‘On Time for Christmas’ challenge. Ready to shop, visit my store below! 
Hostess Codes 2017:
February: KCFTXHMX

Creative Blessings,

Jessica Cruz de Urrutia
Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator since 2010
Lewisburg, PA (hablo Español)

Paper Pumpkin this month

Last day to join THIS month's Paper Pumpkins (February) is this Friday February 10th! Don't miss it. Check my Paper Pumpkin link here!

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Feb 6, 2017

GAME ON! :On Time for Christmas Challenge 02/2017

Every single month of the year is FULL.

Do you ever feel like you get everything you wanted to get done done? neither.

BUT trusting the Lord that HE never sleeps. He is always at work in me, through me, and around me. He will turn my sours into sweets and will sustain us by the power of His Word.

Keep your eyes on the prize. 

In the mean time PREPARE. Yes, is game on! Yes, prepare your minds for action. Prepare your hearts for things above.
Prepare your souls for victory, not for defeat. Game on! Is Monday!

Idiom Definitions for 'Game on' When someone says 'Game on!', it means that they are accepting a challenge or ready to get something done. LOVE THIS! 

This morning we start a new Challenge for our On Time for Christmas!
Join us by following the Inspiration Sketch below and getting out your Christmas stamps.

Set a number of cards you want to have by the end of the year, divide by NOW 11 months and go for it. I am making 10 every month till about October! That way during December I am NOT rushing, but simply mailing my Christmas cards and loving people. 

Check January challenge here and here! 
I found this beautiful card online and the sketch caught my attention.
Thanks Tamara Bertram for your inspiration!

"Everyone who competes in the GAMES goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever."
1 Corinthians 9:25
It is Game On Monday for sure. 
Prepare your minds for action.(1 Peter 1:13)

Join us this month in our On Time for Christmas challenge and share below your creations! 

Jessica Urrutia
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