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PastelPlaidPaperGumball_by_LynettesPhotoArt  

Today's thought has to be obvious. Smiles. We've all heard the cliches forever, but it's true. A smile costs us nothing, but does so much for this world when we give them away! We literally FEEL BETTER when we choose to smile. Making that choice is often the first step to moving from feeling bad to pretty ok. This life can be so hard and lonely, it's very likely that if you adopt an attitude of smiling at people, you might be used by God to lighten someone's load for a bit. That may be the only connection they make with another person that day. How sad if you were just to self-centered or lazy to just flash that person a simple smile.

Remember, if we wear the name of Christ (Christian), we are His ambassadors in this world. We are to conform our behavior and attitudes to the example He left for us in His life and teachings in the Bible. We are His witnesses to a lost and dying world. Is this mission served better by scowls and frowns or by smiles? Which shows that you have something in your life that they would be wise to pursue themselves?

  • "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • "Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence" 1 Peter 3:15
  • "I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." 2 Timothy 4:1-5
I'm excited to announce the release of My Favorite Things! I have made a GIANORMOUS kit of 123 of my most favorite and treasured graphics that I'm offering for only $4.99 with proceeds to defray the cost of running this freebie blog for all of you. It's an absolutely gorgeous kit with everything you could want in it - oh, and don't be fooled by "Mother's Day" being on there...it's only on two items and one of them is included without text, so this kit is good for unlimited designs! This is the same hi res hi quality you know I always give you. There is no junk filler either! I've truly given you only what I love and would want myself. Of course I have FREEBIE ADD ONS for you too! We've had an impressive run of some very bad things and I really need help with the expense of giving out daily freebies here. I've given you literally hundreds of gifts daily and now I need your help! Please support this blog by buying this! I'd love to hear what you think of the kit, so leave me a comment or e-mail me.





This kit has 123 pieces. To see all the detail, click the images in the top right column. (Only 2 have “Mother’s Day” on them and one of them is included w/o that text.)
12 papers
2 alphas
18 fancy brush strokes
18 paint brush strokes
award
banner
bar
bead heart
2 flower
silver/blk swirl
2 nylon bows
branch
buds branch
bundle of bud branches
3 butterflies
1 button
6 frames
2 film strip frames
1 peony w/word art
glasses
3 glitter splats
heart box
hinged frame
jewels
2 leaves
10 marbles
3 paperclips
paper heart
4 peonies
purple heart
record
3 ribbon glitter circles
rivet
2 rock hearts
scroll frame
staple
3 scroll swirls
3 transparent tapes
transparent heart
vine
Willow Tree
Word art text
Text in flower shape

Credits and thanks to: Border of a paper http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com; Vine http://grannyart.blogspot.com; Heart Rock annabvdesigns@gmail.com; Tape & Ribbon Circle http://www.storeide.se/gunhild/index.htm; Butterflies Bonnie Carter at TheMalteseScrapper. The following don't allow selling or I don't know, so they will be the freebie add on's: Scrolls http://iblspastime.blogspot.com; Flower on stem file name HFD-CU Flower003; Hinged Frame http://alwaysplumpster.blogspot.com; Glitter Circle www.DeliciousScraps.com; Rivet http://pshero.com/archives/levis-style-copper-rivet.
Sample layouts.If you download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. This helps me to know what you like for the future. God bless you!
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4 comments: to “ PastelPlaidPaperGumball_by_LynettesPhotoArt

  • KrisG
    May 27, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

    I love your papers and that gumball is adorable!!! Thank you!

    I love today's thought for the day. I used to work at "a very large corporation" and stress was always high. I was known as "Smiley" because I was always smiling at people even when I didn't feel like it, LOL. I just knew that people responded so much better to a happy person. I have to say, it got me a lot of promotions that I wouldn't have gotten except that I was noticed for my "happy" disposition. Have a great day :::smile:::

  • Digi Free
    May 27, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

    Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 27 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 28 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  • Yin
    May 28, 2009 at 6:03 AM  

    Hi Lynette, had no time to come over earlier, to thank you for another fabulous award - THANK YOU! I'm very honored and so glad! Am afraid I haven't the time to participate though.
    When I'm here I'm always wowed by your awesome digi art! Your kit is beautiful, I love the flowers! Do you accept paypal? My card was recently frauded and I'm trying not to use it online>
    Thank you for the thought of the day. 1 Peter 3:15 is an important reminder to me, as I will be spending more time with colleagues, fellow school moms, friends in the next few weeks of school hols. I always feel like I have spend time in devotions after visiting you, thank you for all your good work! God Bless!

  • CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search
    May 28, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

    Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements or Papers post on May. 28, 2009. Thanks again.

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