52 Parables Challenges

Repost::: Week #5 Publication Call

Welcome back to Parables of a Crafters Week # Publication Call!! My post is severely delayed and I sure do apologize for that. I've gone from spending most of my days crafting to bed rest for the past week due to an injury in my back. I'm in hopes of seeing a return to good health soon so that I can be sure to get these Publication Calls out to you each week. This weeks Publication Call is a repost from a prior week. We've not done this before but felt it was necessary to do this week in hopes of receiving more card submissions. For each section of our book project, we would like to receive as many card submissions as possible so that our judges have plenty of cards to select from. Here FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #10 Publication Call Winner

Hello everyone!! Our last Publication Call (Week #10) ended on Friday, our judges are going to be challenge to find that one special creation to display in our book for this section as each creation was beyond beautiful! It's going to be a tough choice but we'll be selecting a final creation soon! Our last Pubication Call came with some wonderful blog candy for one lucky winner. The winner of our blog candy is Luanne from Sisters Craft Cafe!! Luanne, I'll be getting in touch with you to arrange delivery of your candy!! Our next Publication Call will be posted on Tuesday.....my apologize to everyone but my back is giving me some challenges and requires a few days rests. Be sure to come back FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #10 Publication Call – Character Cards

Welcome back to week #10 here at Parables of a Crafter! We're working on another segment in our book and need your creative help!! Don't forget, if you submit one of your creations to our Publication Call, you be entered into our drawing for a Cricut Expressions 2! Be sure to visit our giveaway page for more details! This week, we're also giving away a little candy for those of you that participate!! We've got a Pink Paislee set available to one lucky winner from our random drawing so be sure to enter your handmade creation for a chance to win! You are able to submit up to 2 creations for this challenge - each submission will give you an entry for the Cricut Expressions 2 as well as this FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #9 Publication Call – In The Garden

"I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God Discloses." How precious are the words of this song, their meaning so important to understand if we desire a deeper relationship with Christ. A free invitation from God, to enter into a quiet place of conversation with Him alone.  To sit silently, hear His voice, feel His love, to enter into a place of loving dialogue with our Heavenly Father. Mr. Bivens, our Photographer decided on this picture for this weeks Publication Call and when I saw it, I immediately thought of the song by C. Austin Miles "I Come to the Garden Alone." This picture was taken at the Billy Graham FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #8 Publication Call – Regaining Perspective

I lost perspective....... A busy schedule, lots of deadlines, family needs, it all crept in and took over my time, I quietly justified my need to step away from my daily quiet time with God and fellowship with other Christians. I had obligations that had to be fulfilled, and I couldn't let others down could I? That's when I lost perspective.....until, I received this weeks Publication Call picture from our photographer Stephen Bivens. I opened the file and sat quietly, waiting for the image to speak to me, to tell me what our direction would be for this weeks section of our book. I drew a blank......my mojo was absent.....I was uninspired.....or, was I? The Cross in the picture.....what FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #7 – 52 Parables Publication Call

Welcome back to Parables of a Crafters Weekly Publication Call!! We’re on week #7! Congratulations to "Amy Duff", our prize winner from last weeks Publication Call!! Here's how we're doing our Publication Call this week: For this weeks Publication Call, we’re setting aside our traditional rules {see here for guidelines for previous week’s challenges). This week, we’re looking for submissions for “Anything Goes”but your submission has to be a card creation.  This can be a card that you have displayed on your blog over the past 6 months or, is a new creation. The card submitted should be your own work and can not be submitted/published with any other book / magazine FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #6 – 52 Parables “Reverse” Publication Call with a Prize!

Welcome back to Parables of a Crafters Weekly Publication Call!! We're on week #6! We're "breaking the rules" this week so that we get as many submissions as possible! And.....we're giving away a prize to one lucky artist just for playing along!! Here's the prize package being offered. It's from the Pink Paislee Collection "Nantucket" and it's a yummy package of goodies!!! On to our Publication Call for this week!! For this weeks Publication Call, we're setting aside our traditional rules {see here for guidelines for previous week's challenges). This week, we're looking for submissions for "Anything Goes" but your submission has to be a card creation.  This can be a card that FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #5 – 52 Parables Publication Call for Handmade Cards!

Welcome Back to our Publication Call for “52 Parables”!! Be sure to visit our complete listing of Publication Calls for this book by visiting our 52 Parables Publication Call List page! All of our Publication Calls for this book involve the opportunity to win a Cricut Expressions 2! Visit our “52 Parables Publication Call Giveaway Page for more details! This weeks we’re doing just one Publication Call and we hope you’ll join in! This Publication Call is for Card Creations using “Anything Goes” and should be based on the following Inspirational Photograph provided by our photographer Mr. Bivens:   A Bible verse that speaks to me when I look at this inspirational FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Week #4 – 52 Parables Publication Call for Handmade Cards!

Welcome Back to our Publication Call for "52 Parables"!! Be sure to visit our complete listing of Publication Calls for this book by visiting our 52 Parables Publication Call List page! All of our Publication Calls for this book involve the opportunity to win a Cricut Expressions 2! Visit our "52 Parables Publication Call Giveaway Page for more details! This weeks we're doing just one Publication Call and we hope you'll join in! This Publication Call is for Card Creations using "Anything Goes" and should be based on the following Inspirational Photograph provided by our photographer Mr. Bivens:     This lovely whimsical lady is Jen Bivens...yes you guessed FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

52 Parables Publication Call Giveaway::: Win A Cricut Expressions 2!

Welcome to Parables of a Crafter!! We've decided to "Up the Anty" a bit with our Publication Calls and are going to giving away a Cricut Expressions 2! This is a prize package valued at $300.00 (cost of shipping included). The drawing will take place at the end of our Publication Calls! For each Publication Call you participate in (submit a card creation based on the Inspirational photograph), you will be entered into the drawing for the Cricut Expressions 2. 52 Publication Calls = 52 chances to be entered into the drawing!! Here are several additional ways you can earn additional entries: If you participate in at least 5 (five) of the Publication Calls, you will receive 2 additional FULL STORY HERE....... Read more