Thursday, April 15, 2010

Radio Giveaway

Can it really be Thursday again? My word, this week has flown by...
which is great since it has been a very busy week....
but bad news for the dishes and laundry that piled up in the meantime!

Oh well, laundry and dishes are patient... they will {unfortunatly} wait for me till later on tonight!

Frame for my music corner.

So in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to show you a simple project for a giveaway that was inspired by my music corner frame. {here}

Thanks to a dear friend for putting a fancy frame around the photos he took that day :)

One of several things that I do at my job is to co-host a radio program every Sunday morning. It is so much fun to take calls and get to talk to people that you have never seen before! We pray for them, listen to their stories of triumphs, and sometime giveaway a gift or two. Usually we give away things like Cds and tickets to local events.

But the other day it dawned on me that it is sometimes difficult to find inspirational home decor pieces that don't cost an arm and a leg! And if you're not one to enjoy crafts or don't have time to craft, you will very likely end up paying more than you wanted or just not grace the walls of your home with lovely words of encouragment at all.

So I decided to take a 5x7 frame that was in the closet waiting for a future project and turn it into a scripture frame that would soon grace the home of one of our faithful listeners. The day of the giveaway was Easter Sunday, and we asked the listeners to call in and share one way that they would celebrate this special day.

The response was wonderful! Here are just a few of their ideas:

~ Read the Easter story with my whole family
~ Go to church with my family
~ Invite my neighbor for dinner so that she can be with a family today.
~ Tell someone about Christ's redeeming love before the day is over.

The quote was inspired by a chalkboard made by Aunt Ruthie {click here to see}.

Since there was such great interest in the inspirational frame, I decided to make 4 more to giveaway the next four weeks. Can I even tell you how excited I am to be able to bless someone's life with a little touch of beauty?

Since our main audience is Spanish speaking, the quote was in Spanish :)

The quote reads:
"I have gone to my Father's house to prepare a special place for you, and I'll be back soon to pick you up.
I love you,

So today I am asking for your ideas... would you share a verse, saying or memorable quote that has been a blessing to you? If you were to win one of these frames, what would you like for it to say? What simple words would inspire you? At least one {or maybe all four} of the frames will have one of these suggestions on it... and in that way, you too are a part of this blessing!

All photos taken by yours truly... except for the one I'm in :) That one was taken by a dear friend.
And since you know I love me a good party, I'm linking up to Life as Lori for some blogging fun!

Get your craft on Thurs.


  1. Mine is not a religious saying - its All Things Happen For A Reason

  2. A favorite spiritual quote of mine is:

    "Transcend the ordinary, Aspire to the Divine." I don't know who said it. There are many scriptures that I love too.

    I'm visiting for Get Your Craft on Thursday..I'd love for you to come by for a visit. ♥

    Have a lovely day...

    Stephanie ♥

  3. Okay, with it being 11:30 at night, I seriously cannot think of a quote, saying, or scripture. However, I have to tell you how much I love..Love..LOVE that quote you have! I may have to borrow it for one of my projects. Just don't ask which one though, to tired, remember? LOL! Have a great night!

  4. Good Morning, Emily-Friend! I love your quote, too!
    I love to collect quotes and favorite verses, but I can never find 'em when I need 'em, know what I mean? Well, I found a few, and I'll e-mail them since it would make my comment way too long. ;-)
    LOVE your idea to give them away--ya' must have read my post, ha ha. :-D
    Happy Friday!

  5. Very neat! Love the quote.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

  6. How cool that you host a radio show! What a neat ministry to be a part of.

    My favorite scripture right now is:
    "When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger." Ephesians 4:29 (NCV)
    Very meaningful verse for me personally.

    Your framed art is beautiful! What a special and meaningful gift.

    BTW, I did get your awesomely wonderful package. I am so sorry I didn't let you know, I honestly thought I had e-mailed you but obviously I didn't:( Thank you SO much!!