Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Sweet Valentine!

 I am so happy to announce the release of a new Valentine kit from me! What can be a sweeter combination than Valentine and cupcakes? I adore both! You can find this kit in my 2peas shop here. You can use this kit for invitations or cards or to just make pages : ).

Right now i am attempting to get right back in my life with exercise and eating right. I love the effect of endorphins: it helps from everything from appetite control to pms. gotta love that. But it's not easy everyday. I am reading Bob Greene's book "the life you want" and what i find fascinating is that whether you want to loose 5 pounds or 50 pounds, it's way more a emotional/mental battle than a physical one. Knowledge is key.

Speaking of reading, i am sure i am reading like 15 books right now. I have this hunger to know. Most of the books are about health/fitness. Then there's John Grisham's "the confession". And of course my never ending hunger after God's Word. I love what i read this morning... such a gentle reminder: Matt 7 "Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It's easy to see a smudge on your neighbor's face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, 'Let me wash your face for you,' when your own face is distorted by contempt? It's this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor. "Don't be flip with the sacred. Banter and silliness give no honor to God. Don't reduce holy mysteries to slogans. In trying to be relevant, you're only being cute and inviting sacrilege. "Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn't a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing. You're at least decent to your own children. So don't you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?" Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.

I am giving away one of my Valentine Digital kits today! Leave me a comment. 
+ The Jenni Bowlin Mercantile give away will close on Friday. so leave me a comment there too if you want to win the $15 gift voucher.

love and a kiss


Stefanie said...

I love that your digi designs are so much like your paper creations.
Those cupcakes too are just darling.
Have you seen this idea?


I think it will look great on my dining room table, probably on most scrapbookers'.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

This kit is adorable!!! I love all those cupcakes - makes me excited for the Valentine's cupcakes I'll be making with my girls!! And thanks for sharing those thoughts today! Great reminders!!

Anonymous said...

Oh cupcakes are my fav right now..This kit is so cute. Lots of really neat ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jody said...

I am right there with you on the eating/exercising mental thing, Wilna! It's about making the best choice- and having the willpower and strength to keep choosing that every time! I am a work in progress. Self-control is the key to so much of life staying in balance. Good luck with your journey!
I love your latest kit too. Such cute cupcakes. But you must have known I'd love them. Your creations are always wonderful because you put your soul into them. Love that! xoxo to you!

Red35 said...

I love the cupcakes and your quote/reminder from the Word of God!

cindy said...

I love cupcakes and this kit is just perfect because of these amazing sweets. :D

Nancy W said...

What a precious kit!! Love the colors and the cupcakes are perfect!! Hugs from conroe, tx!

Dianekirtley said...

This is a fantastic kit. Love the papers.
Thank you!

Holly said...

Fantastic kit and the JBS gift card would be fun!

Thanks for the inspiration-always love your work!

Sandra said...

I just love your work - always again! And your valentine's kit is gorgeous and cute. To put cupcakes and Valentine's Day together is a wonderful idea!