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Welcome and thank you for visiting Beyond Measure. You are so valued! 
 This project is one that I had the privilege of sharing over at www.teamknk.com. Please visit the link for a complete, short tutorial video and materials list.  It is quick, easy and gives GREAT results---if you could only see it in person :)  

Philippians 4:8-9 ESV Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.


Basically--we must focus on the blessings in life instead of the not haves.  The last of the scripture states "practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. "  This is not a contradiction to the wonderful promise which states "He will never leave you nor forsake you"---but it is saying how that this will help to usher in the "peace" that lives and breathes and moves in us through Jesus---the Prince of Peace.    Peace be with YOU!!  be blessed
~Beyond Measure


I'll post one more time on or before Christmas:)


CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #109:) (each week they have free beautiful word art)  click here 
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC181  Double Embossing Challenge click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show     "Flourish art"  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely challenge --'Terrific Tags':) #195  click here
Mojo Monday Sketches :) #322 click here
*  Retrosketches   sketch #92 click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Anything goes and and Announcement-RCC88- challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #30-'Tis the Season w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'various' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Autumn, Christmas, Harvest :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "3-D Box" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)


***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:)  I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! And remember:  You are irreplaceable . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
 
 
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Hello and thank you for visiting  Beyond Measure:)  In case you've not heard it  today---you are irreplaceable! It's been a while since posting, I've missed each and every one of you.  I hope all is blessed for you and yours.
Today's small post will lead you over to the awesome TeamKNK design teams' site. The reason being is that I had the privilege of presenting the project tutorial TODAY (Friday 11/8/13) www.teamknk.com  There's a quick and easy tutorial video that is 3 minutes 33 seconds in duration.  
Please take a gander---hmmm? Have I lost my noodle?:) You may even want to join me in that venture---!!!  I'll post in another couple of weeks.  

Here's a few AWESOME scriptures about being blessed and the power therein:

James 1:25

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be                             blessed in what he does.



Luke 11:28

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it."



1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.


Psalm 1:1

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 24:5

He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Psalm 3:8

Salvation belongs to the LORD; Thy blessing be upon Thy people! Selah



Matthew 5:2-12

And opening His mouth He began to teach them, saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. "Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. "Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.



James 1:12

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him


Revelation 1:3

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.



You're the best!! HUGE {{{HUGS}}}

be blessed
~Beyond Measure

CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #105:) (each week they have free beautiful word art)  click here 
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC177  Be inspired by a song or music Challenge click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show     "Patchwork"  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely challenge --'Shabby Fall Party':) #191  click here
Mojo Monday Sketches :) #318 click here
*  Retrosketches   sketch#88 click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Holidays and Celebrations-RCC87- challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #15- Anything Goes w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'various' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Autumn, Christmas, Harvest :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "3-D Box" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)

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   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! And remember:  You are irreplaceable . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!

 
 
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Hello and WELCOME to Beyond Measure!! I am so very thankful that you stopped by for some Easter inspiration to aid in your love of this powerful season!


Have you ever truly experienced 'true love'?  Have you ever noticed the beauty that shines forth in someone that is 'in love'?  


 This project is one that I had the privilege of getting to create  for the awesome teamknk:)  Please go to the design team page that has the link for the tutorial video.  You will love the shadow box card ,dogwood flower, files and techniques located there:) Click here

This is how we know what love is.  Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.  1John 3:16

The true love that I"m speaking of is the true love that Jesus so freely gives. Always and forever. It doesn't matter what we've done and how short we fall, He loves us! UNCONDITIONALLY!     This type of love  transforms.  When you've had the privilege to see someone in love His love/beauty transforms a persons inner and outer beauty---He's the coolest!  


So be careful that we do not choose to not love someone  because they. . . . . . . . . . . . .? Sometimes true love can get a bit uncomfortable.  KNOW that True love is worth dying for:) And that is what He did for us. Until next time be blessed
~Beyond Measure

CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #73:) (each week they have free beautiful word art)  click here 
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC148  He is Risen Challenge click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show     "Quotable"  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --'Pink Party':) #155  click here
Digital Tuesday Spring colors #203 click here
Mojo Monday Sketches :) #286 click here
*  Retrosketches   sketch#56 click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Spring is in the air- challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #15- Pastel colors w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Birthday Cake Frog, lamb, rabbit, tropical bear and Rubber Duck :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "Easter Truck" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)

***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

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OH and FYI just in case you were wondering, I didn't make the Couture creations design team:)  All a part of His plan, right?!?
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! You are irreplaceable . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
 
 
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Hello and Welcome to Beyond Measure:) I am so very thankful that you came by for a visit. 
As I was online, I learned of a lovely Australian company named Couture Creations.  They were having their first ever design team callout, even they have been in the business for an impressive 20 years.    The application  was due that day, so I had to get on it right away. (poet and didn't know it) Within a day of my submission, I was so honored, humbled and blessed to be notified that the lord had enabled me make it to the final round. 

The designers who made it to Round 2 were asked to make a new project using at least one embossing folder and one die cut, and if possible, Core'dinations Cardstock.  Couture Creations has already been so over the top kind to me and I'm sure they would do the same for you, too.



Be sure to sign up for Couture Creations' email group as they will be  announcing a special competition only available to those on their email group!  Fun Fun Fun!!


The Franticstamper.com really helped by rushing some Couture Creations' exquisite embossing folders to me.  They arrived last evening and the rest is history. 

In real life it didn't look very promising that this post was going to happenin time for the deadline, but I WILL NOT give up plus my trust is not in me, but in the One Who created heaven and earth.  I know if He can do that---this project, post, and video is totally possible. :) Without  further adieu  :)

People cannot save themselves.  But with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19 : 26
This scripture is so very multi-faceted!  A precious friend that will be the recipient of today's card sent some beautiful, handcrafted earrings home with my hubby for my B-day which is coming up in a couple of days.  My heart is that this card will help her to feel special and to keep standing strong:) She is such a blessing to many.   ALL things are possible.



 You should look online at the different designers that are a part of Round 2. Couture Creations is about to release some AWESOME 3-n-1 kits. Each and every one are amaZing!  
Thank you so very much for visiting and for your loving comments:) You are so very special and important to me. Until next time . . . . . . be blessed
~Beyond Measure
CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #69:) (each week they have free beautiful word art)  click here 
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC144  Black and White/Cream Challenge click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show     "the stamp you love, but don't use"  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --'Pink Party':) #155  click here
 *' Main Challenge #26 at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) 
click here
Digital Tuesday Birthdays #199 click here
Mojo Monday Sketches :) #283 click here
*  Retrosketches  re-do your favorite sketch#53 click here
*  Card Sketch Challenge March 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #81 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Love is in the air- challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #13- 3D Valentine's w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Birthday Cake Frog and Rubber Duck :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "Bunny with Egg" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)

***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:) You are a princess:) I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! You are irreplaceable . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!

 
 
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 click here for the "Couture Creations First Design Team Audition Post" 


Hello and Welcome to Beyond Measure!  We'd absolutely LOVE to hear from you whether it be input, encouragement, constructive criticism, videos or no, how's life, a prayer request, or a big howdy do!  

Have you ever had so many things served to you that the thought of, "How will I ever get all of this done?" runs across your mind? Or you were dealt something in life that is HUGE like maybe organizing a big production---that you've not done before and it gives you the willies as to "how is this ever going to happen?" YES.

Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Put My yoke upon your shoulders-it might appear heavy at first, but it is perfectly fitted to your curves.  Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. When you are yoked to Me, your weary souls will find rest.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30 (the voice)

We must try our best to not focus on the mountain, but on the creator OF the mountain. Truth be known, WE cannot do it on our own, so why continue to put the burden on our shoulders when it's not our own to carry?  How do we rid ourselves of the heavy yoke? (the one we placed upon ourselves rather than the one that is perfectly fit for our curves) Take in a slow deep breath of His cleansing love, release  the yucky 'air' and place it at His feet.  Then we must seek Him first---on everything. Keeping our focus on Him will enable us to experience Matthew 11: 28-30.  Until next time. . . . . . . .be blessed
~Beyond Measure
 This gift project is super fast, nice n’ easy to do!  ( and you thought I was going to talk about hair color :)  Seriously– you can complete this project from beginning to end in approximately 30 minutes- maybe less:) I’m sure that I’ll make more of these in the future.

Even though this was created for a precious baby boy’s nursery, you can adapt this project for many special gift occasions.  If you desire to make this for a girl, here’s an idea to add a feminine touch:  how about attaching a sweet little ribbon to the back of the frame and tying a bow in the center to conceal the nail?  A gift like this can be very heartwarming as it’s quite apparent that it was made especially for the recipient!!


FYI-the frame was purchased at a thrift store and then painted with white spray paint. (this frame was black) If you paint your frame, make sure to disassemble the ‘insides’ from the frame. This enables you to paint the frame with ease.




CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #69:) (each week they have free beautiful word art)  click here 
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC144  Black and White/Cream Challenge click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show     "the stamp you love, but don't use"  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --'Pink Party':) #155  click here
 *' The February Sketch Challenge at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) 
click here
Digital Tuesday Birthdays #199 click here
Mojo Monday Sketches :) #282 click here
*  Retrosketches  re-do your favorite sketch#52 click here
*  Card Sketch Challenge February 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #81 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Love is in the air- challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #11- 3D Valentine's w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Valentine puns, love bug,  and Rubber Duck :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "Easter chick" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)


***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:) You are a princess:) I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! You are irreplaceable . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
 

L.I.F.E.

02/19/2013

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Hello and Welcome to Beyond Measure. How was your Valentine season? I'd love to hear about it and or see some of your creations or gifts:) This card is entered in a Valentine challenge at DJ's Sundries:) 

Have you ever thought, "what is the point?  Is this all there is? Purpose, really?"    LIFE--some refer to it as a game that we play. A board game in which people gather around, play for hours and sorta 'go through the motions' with little spurts of fun sprinkled in here and there for added interest.  As some really enjoy the game of life, others may refer to it as a 'bored' game.  The Journey (purpose) begins  . . . . . . . . . .

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 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11


LIFE's journey . . . . . . .But what about our past?  It doesn't matter in His eyes as long as we give it to Him, ask forgiveness and turn away from the yuck.  There is no memory of any of the less than great things that we have done.  Paul had murdered many before doing so (giving his life to Him, asking forgiveness, and turning away from the yuck) and look at the amazing plans and purposes that the Lord had for him! :)  
We all must ask Him to enable us to not go there any more, because when we do,  it complicates/restrains/blocks blessings that He has for us. He has an amazing agape love that He freely gives to each and every one of us. His Love wipes the slate clean.  Because you are that special.:)
L-Love 
I- is
F- for
E- everyone
Until next week. . . . . . .be blessed
~Beyond Measure
CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #67:)  click here
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC143  Easter Challenge click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show    Metal-ology  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --A Silver Lining:) #154  click here
 *' The February Sketch Challenge at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) 
click here
Digital Tuesday Pink & White #198 click here
Mojo Monday Sketches :) #281 click here
*  Retrosketches #51 click here
*  Card Sketch Challenge February 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #80 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Love is in the air- challenge click here
*  DJ's Sundries blogspot is hosting a Valentine challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #11- 3D Valentine's w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Valentine puns, love bug,  and cuppy the mouse :) (a darlin' little mouse and a cupcake) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "Lucky Boy" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)


***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:) You are a princess:) I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! You are irreplaceable . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
 
 
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Hello and Welcome to Beyond Measure..   OH my goodness---We are sooo thankful that you're here!! Thank you for stopping by, allowing your beautiful bouquet to linger. :)

One of life's little luxuries. . . . . .  coffee.   Coffee is the #1 source of antioxidants in the American diet.  Did you know that 4-12 cups of coffee per day can help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease and Alzheimer's disease?  A thorough study was performed comparing non-coffee drinkers to coffee drinkers.  The coffee drinkers' risk of breast cancer was reduced by 57% and diabetes by 67%.  And get this: one cup a day helps to reduce the risk of diabetes by 13% whereas the intake of 12 cups per day reduce the risk of diabetes by a whopping 67%!  This includes decaf AND caffeinated.  


BUT (Not all coffees are created the same) This is where the method in which the coffee bean is roasted comes to play an important role.  If you purchase a coffee that retains polyphenol, you do not need to drink as much to receive such awesome health benefits.  Getting one that retains the polyphenols means that it will have a lot of wonderful chlorogenic acid which is the good stuff that keeps on giving.  

Then there's Green coffee bean extract .
 This bean extract enables us to loose weight naturally/safely without change in our normal daily habits except to take 800mg 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before dinner.

And if that isn't enough, there are wonderful benefits of using coffee topically in a homemade luxurious body scrub:) (scroll down for recipe) The caffeine helps reduce cellulite, smooths/exfoliates the skin, feels wonderful, helps circulation, and the smell stimulates your metabolism. 


When the light shines, it exposes even the dark and shadowy things and turns them into pure reflections of light. This is why they sing:
Awake
, you sleeper! Rise from your grave, And the Liberating King will shine on you. Ephesians 5:13-14


If there's something that you've been dealing with that is anything less than what the word of God says about you, "Wake up"  get it out into the open, place it at the feet of the Lord (the Light) and He will shine on you. In His awesomeness---He WILL rock your world!  woot woot Hallelujah!  The only place of transformation is in the presence of the Most High God. 

So ---the next time you're not having the best of days a/or you need a pick me up--and every day---"Wake up and smell the coffee!"  Smell His sweet aroma--experience His sweet flavor of love, and He'll be sure to be there to cradle you in His presence:) One of the many 'perks' of being created by the living God. :) Until next time. . . . . .
be blessed
~Beyond Measure



Luxurious Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee granules (used or unused)
Sugar (brown, white or mix)
Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Oil (I used bit of each, but one is sufficient)
Coconut Creme (mixed drink section of grocery store- approx. 1 Tbl to 3 cups of above mixture--you can add more or less)
Vanilla extract
Vitamin E capsule (squeeze oil into mixture)
Mix together and store in airtight container.  Use in shower or tub after skin is wet.  Apply with fingers and massage.   Do not apply to face---but DO apply elsewhere for an amazing spa treatment for the skin.  BE CAREFUL as this can make your tub/shower give new meaning to slippery when wet:) Rinse and pat dry--do not rub with towel. ENJOY!

Valentine Project CONTEST
I have a few projects entered in the Addalittledazzle.com VP Contest.  The one with the most votes, wins. Voting ends at midnight Feb. 16th.  There are two places to vote:
Facebook    and/or the  Addalittledazzle.com blog
Feel free to share to hearts content:) Happy Valentine's Day!!


CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #66:)  click here
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC141 Secret Admirer challenge:)  (Case a card of any designer you admire) click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show    Something Messy  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --Sweet Silhouettes:) #153  click here
 *' The February Sketch Challenge at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) click here

Digital Tuesday Hearts #196 click here
Mojo Monday  :) #280 click here
*  Retrosketches #50 click here
*  Card Sketch Challenge February 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #80 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Love is in the air- challenge click here
*  DJ's Sundries blogspot is hosting a Valentine challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #11- 3D Valentine's w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Valentine puns, love bug,  and super cute puppy love :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "Lacey Heart Mat" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)


***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:) You are a princess:) I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! Get perky this Valentine's Day!! . . . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
The two cards sneak peeked above will be next week's post -- PLUS tutorial videos:)
 

I Heart U

02/04/2013

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Hello and WELCOME to Beyond Measure!!   You have no idea what a blessing it is to see that you have come by to visit.  You are irreplaceable!! 

Do you look forward to the Valentine season?  The 'season of hearts and love'? Candy, roses, romance, red, white, and pink that dawn almost every corner of school hallways and retail stores? "Love is in the air."  



Then there are those that struggle when it comes to February 14, a time of pain, bitterness, and despair.  When we allow things to damage our heart, it can cause us to no longer lead the life that we were created to live, but instead our heartache leads us to a long, lonely, sometimes even depressing, dying road.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.  Proverbs 4:23 (New Living Translation)

WOW! That's BIG!  Guard your heart above ALL else?!?  If your heart has been damaged, there is hope! It can be repaired to be better than before!! 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding, think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6  ( New Living Translation, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

And that's a promise!!  You are so very special and it would be an over the top blessing to pray for you and or receive some bloggy love from you via a comment. :)  Love is in the Air:)

The next post will be a luxurious, practical, fun 'n easy Valentine gift project that I think you'll want to recreate!  So to be ready, you'll need to gather a jar, used or new coffee grounds and the rest will be revealed next week--with a perk or two:)  lol Until next time be blessed
~Beyond Measure
CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #65:)  click here
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC141 Secret Admirer challenge:)  (Case a card of any designer you admire) click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --Happy Birthday in Pink& Blue:) #152  click here
 *' The January Sketch Challenge at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) click here

Digital Tuesday Favorite Color Combo click here
Mojo Monday  :) #279 click here
*  Retrosketches #49 click here
*  Card Sketch Challenge February 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #80 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Have a heart  challenge click here

*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Love is in the air- challenge click here
*  DJ's Sundries blogspot is hosting a Valentine challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #11- 3D Valentine's w/ribbon click here




FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishmenst---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Birthday Monkey, birthday turtle, Party Animal :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super cute--weekly freebie "Valentine Bunny" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)


***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:) You are a princess:) I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! . . . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
 

Chalk it up!

01/28/2013

 
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Hello and WELCOME to Beyond Measure:)  We are so delighted to be back, to share with a/or hear from you.  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to bless us with your presence.  You are so special!!

Have you ever given a compliment to someone that resulted in a prideful response? Maybe even an "I'm 'all that''" type of attitude-- taking/receiving all of the credit for being /creating something good. 
 Those types of attitudes can come forth because of insecurities that developed because of some sour lemons that  may have come their way in life. Or it could be that they deal with pride period.   Boy oh boy---that's a biggie---pride before a fall.  OUCH!!

 "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." James 4:6


 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will exalt you. James 4:10

 Give to the LORD the glory His name deserves. Bring an offering, and come to Him. Worship the LORD in [His] holy splendor. 1Chronicles 16:29 (God's Word)

Sadly enough, we have all been on both sides of the 'horse' at one time or another.  That's when it's important to ask forgiveness and purpose to not do so again. He loves us so.  wow. . . . . .
 Nothing is too big for His true, agape love to heal.  The Creator of the universe lives, loves, breathes, moves, and creates through us. The reason that we can do anything at all is because of the precious Creator Himself, so why not give credit where credit is due? It's God's design , His plan----and it works.  
 On occasion, it may not be the time or place in which we should reply "All Glory to the Lord" to someone's encouragement, but we can say "Thank you so much" (receiving that rose of love to add to the bouquet of glory to present to the Lord that evening in our secret place:) You are so very precious!!  Chalk it up for the Lord!!  Whoop whoop Hallelujah!  Until next week. . . . .   be blessed
~Beyond Measure
PS---The Lord has so graciously opened a door for us to be a part of the Team KNK Design Team:)  Click here to check out Beyond Measure's first post AND for the two free font downloads used in the Faux chalkboard art project:)


CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #65:)  click here
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC140 Love challenge:) click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show "Seeing Stars" challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --cute as a button:) #151  click here
 *' The January Sketch Challenge at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) click here

Digital Tuesday Favorite Color Combo click here

* Mojo Monday  It's a Circle or Square week:) #278 click here
*  Retrosketches #48 click here
*  Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #141- Carole's sketch click here

*  Card Sketch Challenge January 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #80 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Have a heart  challenge click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:

*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishmenst---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Knockout Cancer' kangaroo click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Birthday Monkey, birthday turtle :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super cute--weekly freebie "Valentine Bunny" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)

***Please feel free to grab the Beyond Measure button (copy the code) place/paste on your site--it would be an honor and a blessing:) The button is located in the right margin, relatively close to the top

**** It would be such a blessing to hear from you via subscribing or a comment:) You are a princess:) I would LOVE to hear your input and/or some "praise reports":)
 
   Thank you so very much for visiting! . . . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!

 
 
Welcome and thank YOU for coming to Beyond Measure:)  Thank you so very much for your patience with my tech difficulties!! We are now basking in the Light at the end of the tunnel, but have been diligently tending horses in sub zero weather (we lost one) and are preparing to host 20 precious friends/ family at our home for a glorious three day weekend.  

I have so missed getting to create and share with you.  I will have a new post and project ready for you as soon as possible , next week. (There will be a post from me on www.teamknk.com on Monday 1/24, {more on this in my next post:)} then shortly thereafter, I will post here.   Then we'll have 1 post per week) I am so very very thankful, honored, humbled, and uber excited to get back.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17

I love you and until next week--   be blessed
~Beyond Measure
You may get a little giggle from the following video---there was a contest on Facebook for fun, silly, crafting "Gangnam Style" 20 second video,  I entered---blacked out my teeth attached buttons, bakers twine, and measuring tapes in my hair and got on my horse, my crafting horse that is. :)
 
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