In the Prayer Closet

I saw the movie War Room last week.  I was not expecting to love it as much as I did.  I won’t get into the details of why but I’m glad I was wrong. I really really liked this movie.


But this isn’t the place for a movie review. I’m actually writing this post for those of you who liked the movie too and felt convicted to pray more intentionally. While the movie promoted the idea of a prayer closet, I know not everyone has the freedom to move their clothing over to another closet and devote that space to prayer.  There are ways around that, of course, but for some people, something else might just have to work.

Here’s what I’m doing.  I’m using a Stampin’ Up! Project Life card kit and my bible.

Click here for the kit.

This quick video that SU! made shows you the various cards in the kit.



What I love is that it’s all self contained in this great little box:

project lifeSo, you’ve got your cards, some stickers, a little washi tape and the pens all right there.  I keep this on my telephone desk and when I’m reminded to pray for something, I pull a card, jot myself a note, write down a scripture or hymn or anything regarding that prayer and either put it in my prayer journal with a little washi, or put it in the back of the box to put away later.

You can even use the albums and page protectors (click to see) created specifically for the Project Life products to create a unique and memorable prayer journal.

And yes, I know I could just make due with a spiral notebook or even just index cards.  But this is another way to be inspired a bit more, I guess… and I just wanted to pass it along!


Either way you decide to do it, pray more and write them down if you can.  It’s especially gratifying if you can look back and write when and how God answered your prayers too.

Any other suggestions?

Looking for something techy?  I just learned about this:  PrayerMate (for Iphone and Android)


Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

I love this concept.  Quick and easy scrapbooking with everything you need right at your fingertips.  Simply print out a photo, write a quick note on the pre-decorated cards… add any embellishments you might want to (or not) and slip into the page protectors.  Done!  Comes in a fabulous storage box too.

Click HERE to purchase Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Today!

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AND go HERE for a great Project Life Giveaway!

Win every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! line!

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: ONE HUNDRED (100) first place winners will receive their choice of any single Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card collection and coordinating accessory pack. (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $24.90 USD.)

GRAND PRIZE: ONE (1) grand prize winner will receive every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! line! (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $475.00 USD. Subject to item availability on date the prize is awarded. See Official Rules for details.)

Project Life – scrapbooking made easy

project lifeThis really is exciting news!  While this blog is mostly about writing letters and sending cards, another very important but lost art is that of scrapbooking photos.  I know a lot of folks are now into digital scrapbooking  – which is great – and some are *gasp* relying on their Facebook photos to keep their memories alive (noooooo).

But this… this is reason to rejoice!

Project Life by Stampin’ Up is a great and EASY way to keep your photos alive and  sharable! (Is that a word?)  There’s more to come about it because I’m waiting to get my hands on some actual pieces so I can show you how easy it is but in the meantime, watch the video above and … get ready for Project Life!

(Project Life is an original creation of Becky Higgins – scrapbooker extraordinaire!)


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Mini Bag in a Box

bag in a box

Isn’t this adorable?


I had so much fun this morning making this little bag in a box using our envelope punch board and a piece of 6×6 designer series paper.  It’s SO simple and fast and you can fill the little bag/box with candies or jewelry or … anything, really!


Designer series paper usually comes 12×12 so you can get four of these adorable boxes from one piece of paper!  Isn’t that great!



This one is so simple.  Check back later for a quick tutorial on how to make this adorable giftie!  But in the meantime you can visit PootlesPapercraft to see the original and other fabulous projects!!



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