Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Can't" isn't in my vocabulary. Peachy Keen GD week, Giveaway!!

"An Apple is a terrific thing--until you tried a peach".

Good Morning my Peachy friends! It's day 4 of my 5 day reign as Peachy Keen Guest Design Week, and I've definitly enjoyed my visit to Peachy-land! Who agrees? Once you've had Peachy Keen stamps, you are spoiled.... No diecut will ever be the same, without a sweet peachy face on it!

What Odds by K Andrew
Supplies: Cartridge: Gypsy, Basketball Cricut Cartridge (Provocraft), Stamps: Medium Critter Faces (Peachy Keen), Sentiment: Computer, Cardstock: Bazill Basics Paper, Ink: Memento, White Signo Pen, Copic International, Ribbon: Jo-Ann Essentials


I've always made a total effort,
     even when the odds seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying;
I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
-Arnold Palmer

This card is for my dear Jasper. My sweet boy who has Aspergers...who loves to play basketball, but isn't the shining star when he plays. He called me today, and I could tell he wasn't feeling very confident. I said, what's wrong (I could immediately tell in his voice). He said, EVERYTHING. I knew right then, my sweet, quirky, brilliant, socially odd, artistic, and amazing boy needed a "boost". So I made him this card tonight, after giving him a pep talk that had him laughing at the end, and waiting on the package that I just shipped to him yesterday. I've made this card before, but this time, I had purpose. That quote above is what I typed on the inside. I simply ran the card thru the printer to print it on nicely.
Ever have one of those days? You just don't fit in? Nothing seems to be going your way? You know the kind of day, when you aren't the smartest, the fastest, the most popular, and you just feel at a disadvantage? Yeah, me too. As a child and even adult, I've had them alot. I've always had a very big heart, and will generally be nice to a rock if given a chance (God says even the rocks cry out to him). However, it's not been something people usually respect. Being nice doesn't get you invited to the cool events, or illicit much of a response in the general scheme of things. Why? Oh because it's not exciting..and people wonder, why is she so nice? lol! There must be something wrong with her. However, as an adult, I've learned to appreciate the talents God has given me and to use them for His purpose. I will never be popular, and have no desire to. "I yam, what I yam" as Popeye says.
However, when you are 10...you are not quite able to say that to yourself. It's okay that I'm different, it's okay if I don't make the team, or make friends, or get invited...it's just hard being different...or at a disadvantage. When you see the world thru a total different sort of lenses, it's rough.
However, I know one day Jasper will get there. His difference will make him great and he will appreciate his own talent to do the desires of God's heart...to seek out the purpose for which he was formed.
So when you feel down, or like giving up, remember this quote...

I've always made a total effort,
even when the odds seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying;
I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
-Arnold Palmer

My peachy giveaway today is this ADORABLE set: pk-543 Itty Bitty Snow Faces. I wanted to make sure to offer some type of seasonal face stamp too...and this one is just one of my favorites! Make sure to leave me a comment here AND at the Peachy Keen Blog to enter to win. I'm giving away a face set each day, so if you missed my previous 3 posts, go back and leave a comment. Tomorrow I'm offering a BIG set, and then Saturday I'll draw winners for all 5 PK stamp sets! Woot! Woot!
PS these face stamps look awesome on vegetables and scarecrows too! Don't forget, you can always use a marker (waterbased--like Stampin Up, Zig) to color in the features you want, and just not color in the one you don't want. Like for instance, the first face, I've colored in and just not used the carrot nose--then just added a small upside down u for a nose--super cute!!!

Don't forget to be a super sweet peach and roll on over to the Peachy Keen Blog, and give me some peachy-pie lovin' over there! Dont' forget also that you can follow or subscribe if you wish to my blog.
I'd love it if you did, and would love to do the same for you. One good peach deserves another...
are you guys tired of my Peachy analogies yet? Sad thing? I have about a million more! heehee

Have a GREAT day my Peachy Friends, and know that can't isn't in your vocabulary. You CAN do it, and you CAN beat any odds....because you my friend are exactly WHO you should be.

Big Hugs & Love,
Kristal