Well, I think it's time to update my friends, family and aquantinces with what's going on in my life.
From the time my husband was in high school he prayed for a place to use for music ministry. SOmething he could use to witness to the people of our generation and beyond.
Well, in the summer someone approaced him about taking over the local teen/ community center. He meet with a few friend and one of them (Matt) said he'd love to do it with him. August 1, they re-opened Alternate Destination. With Jon & Matt's passion for the underground hard core scene, it quickly became a place full of little punk kids (lol) and when we had a concert we could pack in about 100 kids, and this place is just small, tiny!
Our mission is to provide a safe alternative place for our communites youth and young people, we want something that is not only "cool" but that is anti drugs and alcohol, in our county that seems to be all there is to do in the winter, the summer we have the beach etc...but, where are they to go and just hang? We have video games, music, and just a cool place to hang, once we had that all figured out..... Well, our luck would have it that someone in the complex was not liking all these punk kids around, so we got kicked out....
GOD IS GOOD. Two days later we were in talks with a local man, who has a complex here close to our home. After a meeting with him, he offered us this 2,000 sq foot property. After a week of prayer we signed the contract and now are the owners of this propery (well we rent it) We have support from a local church, the rent is 100 more than they help us with, so hopefully thru more support we will make this up easily.
As most of you know, I am still searching for my place in the world. God, knows me I'm just really struggling.
We need help, we need support and we neeeeed PRAYER. A local family (the otters) came and prayed and annointed our buliding today, we'll satan attacked and I had awful nightmares. WE neeeed GOds protection. If you can help us here is our prayer needs and physical needs.
1. for GOD to use us, as witness to our community. 2. for GOD, to keep us safe from trials that we can't handle. 3. we need to know how to keep our family together and run a ministry! 4. protection for MATT, KRYSTAL (his girlfriend) JOn, Myself and our children 5. MONEY...
WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS BADLY! (prayer for these items badly needed)
ART for the walls (I'm so not letting the place be all boys...lol)
paint plaster, someone to help with some sanding, and fixing of the walls.
counters/ glass display case file cabnet
help with the stage supplies for it, and equipment (we were allready given a 20 chanels sound board...woo hooo)
we have been given three LARGE screen tv's, so we may invest in wi-fi and cable at some point.
We really need donations, if anyone would like to not only pray for the provisions we need. You can make donations to us, in the form of well anything, and giftcards to any of these places in our area are helpfull
lowes, homedepot, office max, staples, walmart
We also have to get a refrigerator, the old owner wanted it back, I believe the church is getting one for us, but I'd love to see GOD, provide one first so that they are not running short. Thank you for praying, taking the time to read my requests. Please forward this to anyone in our community that may help us. and anyone you know of that may pray. if you know of bands that may want to play once were open send them our way!
If you would like to make a donation leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
we are TAX EXEMPT, so you can claim any donations, and I can get you that info!
Thanks for letting me bring this to my blog, and I hope that your able to at least pray!
My youngest son & I went to see where the wild things are, on Saturday, I think we both enjoyed it, a little more for it's artistic style then story line. Of course those of you who thought it would be like the book...come on the book had what 20 words..LOL
I think Mr.Jones, did a fantastic job, I loved the camera angle and the "old" look to the film. The Henson clan did a fantastic job on the wild things. I loved bob & Terri so much.
I also loved the costume, the clothes and well, just loved it all. I'll be honest, I did not think his story line was going to go into the direction it did, but I was able to use some of the characters to teach my son about bad behavior and how it effects others. SO, that is a major plus.
I really hope you watch this movie, in it's self and not judge it from the book. It's fresh, and fun and makes you want to smile. I need the sound track now too, it was fantabulous!
Today is another card from PHINDYSPLACE, I really enjoy her images. So, this image was printed and I noticed the lines were softer then some of her images, perfect for grey and light colors, so I went with it. I really think this is my fav image so far, there is something about it's softness that I really adore.
I used copics to color, and for the miss you I used a mushroom color, instead of black, and it looks really nice IRL. I used su paper, and the miss you is from amuse. I hope you take a min to go visit her shop. She has some neat images.
I have a great card to share today, well I really like the way it turned out. I used another digistamp from PHINDYSPLACE. I really am enjoying her work. Please go visit her shop on etsy and buy a stamp, they are only about 3 bucks, and she could use the love!
I had a nice sat yesterday, My son & I went to see where the wild things are. I'll give my review on my next blog post.
I used su papers, colored with copics, now I have to tell you I do NOT like this animal, and it's because well, a few years ago, they would freak out if I walked outside my house, I mean like I seriously had to have my husband walk me to my van. They would jump up and down wag thier fluffy tails and ummm squeak, yes yelp squeak and charge at me. My husband thought it was so funny, I did not.
It was hard to color this little bugger, but healing in a way...ROFL!
I must say I got a ton of Birthday wishes. My new friend phindy gave me one of her new images, her daughter has the same bd as me..So, I can't wait to color it and show you. I got some M's gift cards. and bath and body and my teen son, got me a candle holder for the wall with a tree and birds..SO funny, to see him doing stuff like that.
So, thank you all for the bd wishes.
On to the card. This is so funny, I love goofy images, and this one is a bit goofy. Thought it would be good for a young boy!
Do you ever get an idea in your head and when it comes out the way you wanted you want to show everyone you know. Well, this was one of those cards for me. I was looking at the new cats pajama stamps, and when I saw this set, I had to have it. I really HAD too, serious..LOL
I was at my buddy Sue's house (she a su demo and has about 90,000 stamps) and I saw that she had the chicken wire background, so I borrowed it. (more like stamp napped it) and here is what I came up with. do you like??
I colored the image with copics, and added some thick rope to the side, thought that gave it a farm feel..LOL
Hope you like it as much as I liked making it. (I've been sick all week, so this card is for me to keep..LOL)
Today is MY birthday, wow I can't believe I am ___ years old. Where did the time go???
I have to work today, but I may get a cake so that will make it worth while...LOL
I hope your having a great day. I had some really nice comments from my facebook friends about my stamping. I do know that my stamping is for me and not to be judged by the world thanks for that reminder!
I found this cute little shop on etsy called PHINDY PLACE, go check her out and buy an image or two!
I did this card with one of her images, it's not hard to use digi stamps, you really need to heat set them on both sides of the paper if you are using copic markers.
I plan to buy another one and work with her images again, they are really fun. If you like pigs you will lover her site she has some really cool ones!
I know I've been MIA. You know I think as card makers we sometimes get lost in the envy mode. What I mean by that is, we'll no one comments, my counter is not going up, and look I can't get published.
I know my Nana, has gone through this lately, and I think for me not getting in to the OWH book, I just got really down.
I am not giving up, I love this hobby way to much. I love the smell of ink, the feel of paper and the stickiness of glue..LOL
This is my card I made for the book, it did not make it, I assume she never responded, And that really ticks me off. At least take a sec to say hey, sorry it's not what I wanted. Oh, well live and learn.
I also tried out for MO's design team and did not make it. Oh well, at least I tried.
This card I really love, the flower is with this really cool techie thing my friend showed me, you take your image after it's been embossed and spritz it with water a lot so it's laying on the paper, then you take your ink refills dab a brush into them and lightly dip it onto the paper it kinda just sits on the paper and when it dries you get this fab mix of colors etc. Love it! The background was done with castaway ink, I had not played with it for a while, and forgot how fun it is.
I have a few great cards to share, and some other neat news. So stay tuned for more!