And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28

truth

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Word Art Wednesday : Psalm 18:46

Good Morning to you all! 
What a beautiful day it is so far. 
I am ready to brew my pot of coffee... (yes, I slept in late and decided to get 
all of my blog / computer work done first... sort of a silly idea after I thought about it ;) HAHA!!!)
... and get ready to see how many times I can say YES to God today.
I purchased a book for my daughter, but decided to read it first. 
by Lysa TerKeurst and her daughter Hope
It is really geared toward teenage thinking and scenarios, but I am still 
getting a lot from it and can put it into actual events going on in my life as well. 
It talks a lot about friends and school and the hardships we face. I am so far pretty
impressed with the book and what it is teaching me about myself and my own 
insecurities and how I am less likely to say YES to God because of it.
Anyway - I will let you know more about it as time goes by. 

Here is a photo excerpt of one little sweet page



And what better time to get this book seeing as my little baby girl will be
turning 13 this Friday. How excited and heartbroken I am at the same time. 
I want this to be so special for her. But I want her to stay a baby too.... 
Mamas, I know you have heard it SOOOO MANY TIMES... as did I...
DON'T BLINK! Play Barbies (or toy of choice ... I loved Barbies and turned out ok, lol)
Dance. Draw. Sit and let the laundry wait another hour. I Wish I had....
Don't live in regrets like I do. It's not fun. I promise. My heart breaks and aches for the time
I wish I Could  get back. I know I am with them ALL of the time and I homeschool....
but those little moments and times I COULD have sat and played and didn't... or rocked and held and talked to them on the nights I was soooo tired and fussed and sent them to bed... Those are the ones I want a do over. Sigh.... OK ... not going to start and not going to have a guilt filled day...
That wouldn't result in saying YES to God, now would it?!?

 *wink face* 

I am here to share a card with you, not to blab and blab all day..

This weeks scripture comes from Psalm 18:46

House cut from Fresh Brewed Designs Digi: My Neighborhood
and  Moss Green Micro Gingham from Really Reasonable Ribbon
*one of our sponsors this week*




I LOVE the book of Psalm. I always go to it when I want to be comforted or to read something 
short and know it will speak praise and love to my soul. These are the books my dad had us read on the way to school every morning when I was in Elementary school. My sister, brother and I would take turns. 

This verse in particular speaks volumes!

Our LORD LIVETH
YES!

He is my ROCK 
My firm foundation.

He SAVED ME
and he will be EXALTED



You can read a beautifully written devotion on this verse 


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Have a beautiful and blessed day!
Heather


Monday, March 23, 2015

Jesus Loves Me!


Happy Monday Morning!

I hope you have all had a blessed and relaxing weekend and are
ready to take on the week ahead. 
I am SO excited for this week. 
My husband is off from work this whole week and my little girl is celebrating her 13th birthday.
I am so ready for some family time and just enjoying hanging out, cooking,
watching tv, playing games, painting fingernails.... SO READY! 

I do have a card to share with you today. 

For this card, I used one of our NEWEST Digital Stamps:





Get the sentiment HERE for FREE! 

I used the following SCS challenges for this card:


Please stop by and play along in our Freshly Brewed EGGS challenge  << Here

Have a happy and blessed day!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I will NEVER leave thee ...

God's love for us speaks so clearly in this scripture. 
He has given me all I ever needed and blessed me with far
more than I deserve. I take comfort in knowing he is always
there for me. He will never leave me nor forsake me! 
Thank you, God, for all you are. 

I used a  Sponsor Image from Bugaboo Stamps
along with the beautiful WAW *free* word art file
at the challenge blog >>HERE<< 


I am sure you have noticed that I am in the mood for spring! 

My last few posts have been ALL about spring images, colors, holidays...
I am SO READY!!!

As a matter of fact, my heat NEVER came on last night!!!
and I was able to open windows today and air out the house! WOOP WOOP!

Thank you for stopping by today.
Be blessed! 


Hello Spring!

Happy Wednesday!
It's that time again!
Time for another Freshly Brewed Challenge :)
YAY!
This week we want to see your projects featuring FLOWERS. 


NEW DIGI!!!


I actually used an old technique for coloring parts of this image. 
I used the lid of my ink it up ink pads (green and yellow)
 (cheap $1 pads I have had for YEARS)
mashed the lid into the ink and used water and paintbrush to watercolor paint the
yellow chick and the yellow-green grass. 


Then I got to cutting. 
LOTS of fussy cutting for this one
I am happy with how it looks IRL, 
Not so much in how I took the pic, lol



and last but not least I added LOTS of glitter!
(stickles crystal and Martha Stewart Crystal Fine)



The rest of the image was colored using
 PRISMACOLOR MARKERS and COPIC MARKERS


I used the SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH #258  SSSC259



Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope to see you play along in our Freshly Brewed Challenges! 

Have a happy and blessed day! 

ABC Challenge (P1/15) ‘E is for Exceptionally Cute’
    Sparkle N Sprinkle -) Anything Goes with Loose Glitter
      Cupcake Inspirations - W - #300 Sparkle

      Monday, March 9, 2015

      Happy Joyful Birthday

      *copied excerpt from THIS POST >>Have Some Fun<< 

      We have had such a TERRIBLE past few weeks!
      My kids had the flu some kind of fierce. 
      My daughter couldn't even dance her solos in her competition.
      Then Saturday afternoon she was attacked and bit by a dog.
      It was TERRIBLE. Minor wounds, but really shaken up.
      Went to the ER and had a tetanus shot and is on antibiotics.
      Sigh....
      I really feel terrible for her. She will be 13 this month and I want
      this month to be special for her, not a list of BAD memories.
      Any ideas? (we have NO money ....) so SPECIAL Cheap ideas?
      Please list them in the comments below and I will give the best idea / commenter a 
      $10 digi gift card to the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop! 




      This little card was so much fun to make!
      I used the TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE 524 challenge at Splitcoaststampers

      I have never tried this before, and one of my acrylic blocks is wavy! FUN! 
      and perfect for this challenge. 

      I colored up the

      and stamped the background with tim holtz distress ink in lipstick
      the SU sentiment was stamped using momento tuxedo black ink. 



      I added lots of sparkle by placing glue dots and sprinkling 
      American Craft Loose Glitter in  WOW! Carrot 
      around the stamped background. 


      Here is another view of the card showing off more of the pretty sparkle!


      More challenges for this card:

      I used sketch # 195 for this project

      This card is for my husband's grandmother who just celebrated her 81st birthday. 

      And the SIMON SAYS STAMP CHALLENGE - B is for... (bubbles and birthdays)


      Thank you for stopping by! 
      I hope you enjoyed your visit here at my little blog.

      Have a very blessed day!



      Let's Have Some Fun!

      We have had such a TERRIBLE past few weeks!
      My kids had the flu some kind of fierce. 
      My daughter couldn't even dance her solos in her competition.
      Then Saturday afternoon she was attacked and bit by a dog.
      It was TERRIBLE. Minor wounds, but really shaken up.
      Went to the ER and had a tetanus shot and is on antibiotics.
      Sigh....
      I really feel terrible for her. She will be 13 this month and I want
      this month to be special for her, not a list of BAD memories.
      Any ideas? (we have NO money ....) so SPECIAL Cheap ideas?
      Please list them in the comments below and I will give the best idea / commenter a 
      $10 digi gift card to the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop! 



      I am here to share a FUN card with you. 
      I am not ready for summer heat, but am ready for some NICE
      sunny warm weather. I prefer it to stay in the high 70's low 80's. 
      I think that kind of weather is PERFECT!!!!!
      We only get a week or so of it... then the SUMMER HEAT blasts through. Sigh.
      But I enjoy that week.

      Lets beat the cold with some SUMMER FUN!

      Here is a card I created with the following Fresh Brewed Digi Set:



      I fussy cut each image and added it to the 'long' card front. 

      and the photo inspiration piece at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #13 

      were PERFECT!!!


       

      I also added loose glitter to the waves and some glossy accent bubbles around
      the little sea creatures. 





      So, what are you waiting for?
      Go have some fun today!!! 
      Create, call a friend, watch your favorite movie, go for a walk (weather permitting)


      This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
      Psalm 118:24



      Wednesday, March 4, 2015

      Lucky Bug!

      It's time for another FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGE!
      This week we have a COLOR COMBO challenge for you



      My kids still aren't feeling 100% ...
      neither am I for that matter but moms don't count ;)
      We just keep doing what we have to do... then crash later. 
      lol!!! All that being said, when I have down time, I like to sketch. 
      We just had our DIGI RELEASE yesterday, but I realized that I 
      didn't have a new March digi that went along with St Patrick's Day. 
      WHAT?!? 
      We had to change that ;)

      Welcome to the FBD Family:



      I was inspired by the sketch challenge at SplitcoastStampers (SC530) 



      The little clovers were actually 5 petal mini flowers. I cut out one of the petals
      and formed little 4 leaf clovers :)
      A dab of green stickles here and there for the extra sweet sparkle, 
      and voila! 




      Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
      I hope you will check out our 

      NEW DIGI RELEASE POST >>>HERE<<<


      and play along in our NEW FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGE >>>HERE<<<


      Java Happy Day!


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