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.
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, September 17, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs September Challenge #2 - LOTS OF LATTES

OK.. I know I came up with this, and all of the FBD Challenges, 
but this one was right up my alley!  ;-)

Yea baby!
I live with my face stuck inside of my coffee cup.
No, it isn't hardly ever a fancy latte ...
just a regular cup of strong coffee and creamer...
sigh.
Happiness. 












This challenge is all about the coffee!
We want to see all of your fully caffeinated projects and we want them now!
Time's a wasting!
Don't wait!
PLAY ALONG HERE>>

Have a happy and blessed day,
                                  Heather

Word Art Wednesday 150: Proverbs 4:23

Good Morning!
I am so happy to be here sharing today's WAW project with you.

Our Scripture this week:

Proverbs 4:23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

I can tell you as busy as we have been, I have tried to keep my focus and my heart set on
the Lord and all he want's for us. I know he has a plan and path set before me, 
I just want to be sure I am and stay on it. 
My heart and mind are always singing and thinking about Him, 
but I want more than that. I want a real strong relationship with Him. 
I want to make more time for Him in my day and spend a lot of time feeling guilty about that.

I try to include a bible lesson in our school days a few times a week. 
I teach, cook, clean, run errands, walk the dog, cook and clean again and head to dance.
I have not made time for the Father. He is the reason for all I do and all of my blessings, 
but I run and run and run, then at the end of the day pass out as soon as the kids go to bed. 

My heart sings this song - The More I Seek You : Kari Jobe







I used DeeDee's digital stamp, printed it out on kraft cardstock, 
and 'colored' it with a white out pen. 





Here is a little more about my weeks -
Some little smile moments I guess -

We spend approximately 16 hours a week at dance. 
This is the most we have ever done!
The new studio is amazing, even my son loves the boy classes he is taking.
*Trust me, I was worried about that*
There are a lot more 'dudes' at the new studio - but he has also hit it off with all of the little girls.
Keep in mind my son is home schooled and while he is very smart and mature, he
isn't educated about girls the way he would be in a public school setting. 
He is a gentleman. He thinks they are pretty, sure, but really likes having friends
and making them laugh. Totally innocent. But I *the mom* can think ahead of what is to come... 
I am always with this kid, but it seems every week there is a new little girl fawning over him. 
He brought cookies as his snack last night and low and behold I turn around to see all of these
little girls sitting around him while he is sharing his cookies and making weird faces and they are all sitting there giggling and waiting for his next. 
Sigh
I thought I would have to worry more about my beautiful daughter than my little man. 
So far she detests boys and just wants to 'knock the soup out of them' if they come close to her  :)
Smart girl. Stay that way a little longer please :D tee hee hee. 


Thank you for stopping by today!
I hope to see you play along with us at 


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**THANKS SO MUCH**
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Flashback with Fresh Brewed Designs



It's time for a FALL FLASHBACK!


I love fall *or autumn* whatever you prefer to call it. 
Here in the south it is easier to say Fall. 
Especially with our southern drawl. LOL! 
We just sound weird trying to pronounce autumn. 

ANYWAY -
I am so happy to be here sharing some fun, fall themed creations with you!

My first features 




I raided my OLD scrap pile that I had long forgotten about and found these papers.
I am not 100% sure of who they are from, but I am going to guess. 
If memory serves me correctly, the orange star paper is by making memories: just chillin,
the green is by Martha Stewart: woodland paper pad, and the bg paper is by cosmo cricket. 
It was part of a RAK I received a long time ago. 
I used my cricut to cut out the little leaves. I also added some Martha Stewart microfine glitter to the pumpkins. 


My next card features


This is a very CAS card. Not my usual style at all, but I love it. 
I double framed the image and added pop dots behind the orange and brown layers to make it 
stand out (It couldn't look TOO plain ;-)
I then used the cricut cartridge: stretch your imagination to cut out the autumn sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by. 
I appreciate your visits and your taking time out of your day to say hello. 


Please stop by our Freshly Brewed Challenges blog
and check out all of the fantastic design team creations.
They are all amazing and are sure to get you ready for  all things Fall!

Have a happy and blessed day,
                                       Heather


Challenges

 Card 1
Card 2

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Flashback with Fresh Brewed Designs




It's time for a FALL FLASHBACK!
Head on over to our Freshly Brewed Challenges blog
and check out all of the fantastic design team creations.
They are all amazing and are sure to get you ready for 
all things Fall!
*Pumpkin pie, Apples and Cinnamon, Leaves Changing Colors,
a Crisp Fresh Breeze... I LOVE FALL!!!*

Be sure to come back tomorrow to check out my
own FALL FLASHBACK creation!

Have a blessed day!

Heather 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Challenge #1

My sweet friend, Deanne, has started a NEW challenge blog titled:
IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE

It is really a fun challenge!
Every challenge has a 'Cookie Photo' inspiration piece.
Their first every challenge started today,
and Fresh Brewed Designs is their first sponsor! WOOT WOOT!

Check out their challenge inspiration photo:



I decided to use the FBD Digital Stamp:


I drew my inspiration for this card from a few different parts of the photo.

See the itty bitty little cupcake stand in the window?
I tried to keep with the color theme and used dotty papers to 
give the lady bugs a little shout out as well :)




In making this card, I thought of a few of my really good friends, 
all of whom are on my DT at Fresh Brewed Designs, and thought about what kind
of coffee shop we would meet at. SO, being the crafty and happy gals they are, 
I added lots of glitter and made our coffee house less trendy and more fabulous! LOL!



I used the little table stand from the FBD Rubber Stamp: HOT N STYLIN
and the sentiment is from the FBD Rubber Stamp Set: Skinny Minnie Coffee Break


Thank you for stopping by today!
I hope you will play along in this fun, new challenge. 


Heather




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Word Art Wednesday: Revelation 2:7





Good Morning!
I won't be long winded this morning.
I have a lot to do as well as have been fighting a cold 
that has been giving me sinus headaches. ick!

I think today's scripture is so beautiful! 

It is Revelation 2:7
and it's free. all you have to do is stop by Word Art Wednesday 
and grab it. 

This is my card featuring this weeks Word Art



I kept this card pretty simple.
I have had this designer paper for years, but have never used it.
I didn't want to cover up any of the gorgeous flowers! 
I think it works perfectly with this sentiment. 




My mom and dad are still out of town. They are 
staying with my grandma while my aunt's foot heals from her surgery. 
The kids and I have all been fighting colds. 
My daughter had dance troupe try outs all day Saturday. 
This past week and a half has been sort of 'off''. 
It is all my own doing, and really has to go along with this weeks devotion posted on 
the WAW Challenge Blog. I took my focus off of the Lord and have been too busy 
to listen to Him. I say that I am, but I wasn't. 
I was allowing my own emotions and feelings to get in the way.
My daughter tried out for several different dance teams and made two, but not the 
specific ones she wanted. I was hurt and felt sort of like I did last year when
 she was being so mistreated at her other school. This was NOT the same problem. 
It really wasn't a bad thing. I think my feelings were still hurt for her
from all of the bad she experienced last year.
I  still have my guard up where I should not and should be trusting God with it all
 like I continually tell her to be doing. 
He reminded me that he was in control and I need to chill out last night.
My 12 year old daughter was offered the chance to be an assistant teacher for one of the young classes. 
What an honor and experience for her! Not to mention that she is only 12!
She is very mature, minds her manners and is respectful. They see that.
I am so proud of her - I could burst.
And I thank God for His timing and His will and His plan.



I do hope you will stop by, check out the other fabulous DT creations, 
and play along with us!


Have a very happy and blessed day!
Heather 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gamecock Song: What the tiger say? ORIGINAL SONG





It's that time of year again!



College Football!!!



GO GAMECOCKS! ;)



HAHAHHAA!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Freshly Brewed Challenges: School Days

Our NEW Challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges is

*YAY*
Do you hear the excitement in my voice?
No? Me neither. 
HA!!!
I DO love homeschooling my children. 
I DO believe in and know the importance of a GOOD education.
I try not to teach and do the best by my children. 
HOWEVER, I am just not feeling it yet. 
I need one more week of summer. 
There, I said it. But if I had one more week of summer I would 
probably want another :D hehehe!!!
(you must think terrible of me right now... but that is ok. I can live with that.)

ALL that being said, here is my SCHOOL DAYS card for
my Freshly Brewed Challenge :)

Digital Stamp: Best Teacher



materials: 
Crayola crayon paper, twine, printed sentiment, spellbinder diecut
crate paper school spirit collection 6x6 paper pad, 
copic and prismacolor markers, champagne colored  smooch, 
lemon spica glitter pen, red stickles 




Here is a side view of the image, all shimmery and pretty.

I hope to see you play along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges

Have a happy and blessed day!
                            Heather

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