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


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."

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beauty - Romance - New Digi Release at FBD!

Happy Tuesday!

I got all discombobulated this morning and couldn't remember what day it was!
We have had such a great few weeks here. Busy but wonderful. 
My daughter is getting ready for dance competition season.
This is her first time dancing at this new studio. 
They are so encouraging and kind to one another. 
BUT strict and pushing them to their best at the same time.
She will be in two large group numbers and performing two solos. 
*she is usually only in one number per competition and this is her first year 
even doing a solo! I am so excited AND nervous for her at the same time*
She also got her demipointe shoes yesterday. She is really excited about that and 
hopefully starting en pointe soon. Where has the time gone?!? 
My son is taking Irish tap this year. He will be dancing a riverdance number
for the St Patricks Day festival / parade. I am so proud of him and all he has sacrificed for
his sister to dance and follow her dreams and I am so proud that he gave tap a chance and that he loves it.
He plays the drums SO well and plays by ear. He hears the beat and can just pick up and play anything
my husband plays at church. The same thing happens when he taps. He is a natural!

Anyway - Be ready for lots of pics and more dance talk soon! 

OK, on to the reason for this post! 

It's time for a NEW  DIGI RELEASE at

The images this month were drawn and inspired by beauty and romance.
Not because Valentine's day is soon approaching.... I have had a few of these
saved in my sketch book since summer. Some images just come from the heart, 
and are a reflection of how one is feeling at that moment. A piece of me went into 
each of these drawings and I do hope you love them as much as I do. 

God created everything - and took care in creating it.
Everything is perfect and beautiful ...
but WE were chosen. 
For a purpose. 
For a plan.

What does God say about beauty?

I printed my images out close to one another and as close to the same size as possible.
I couldnt decide if I was going to cut them out and use them like inchies or
what I wanted to do. After they were colored, I decided to keep them in the same row.
The sentiment was one I found when searching beauty quotes on pinterest.
This one was just so lovely and was exactly what I was looking for!

Thank you for stopping by today.
To check out more cards featuring these new digital stamps, 

And to see all of the new digis stop by our shop


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WAW Challenge and FBD news

It's time for another lovely challenge at 

This weeks scripture:
3 JOHN 1:2

Isn't that such a beautiful verse. 
We are his beloved. He does care about and love us so much!

here is an excerpt from this weeks post. It touched my heart and
made me think of a few friends who are currently going through some
struggles in life. Remember, you are not EVER alone and God does care!!

 "Please, dear Christian, DON'T get down-hearted.  God cares so much about you.  Even if you're going through something difficult, keep your faith strong.  NEVER stop praising Him.  Trust that He knows the outcome, and that He is in complete control of the journey.  Simply tell Him your worries, your needs, your cares, and God WILL take care of you.  Sometimes He tests us, and allows us to struggle so that we can show our faith.  Don't let it throw you!  Continue to trust, continue to praise Him, and never forget that God cares about YOU and wants for you to prosper and be in good health.  There is joy in the journey when we learn to trust Him in all things.  You're never in your situation alone.  What a wonderful promise.  God knows how the story ends.  Just trust Him and lean on Him for the strength you need when you are weak.  His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)."

Here are this week's  sponsors:
The on-line store The Flying Unicorn
is offering $25 Gift Certificate to the store.  

Fred-She-Said Digital Stamps is offering
one lucky winner a prize of three (3)

before you go, here's some 
Stop by our challenge blog HERE to find out more about this release
and to get a freebie for sharing the badge!!! 

Have a very happy and blessed day!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

FBD Sneak Peek and more!

Good Morning! 
I am here today to share  a card I created using our
 newest digital stamp called 

This image is a sneak peek of a whole set of images that will
be released on January 27th.

I will be sharing another card featuring this image tomorrow
as well as posting a special post on Wednesday. 

I have more news to share with you as well! 
We are sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #294 this week.

My card featuring the image FLOATING (shown above)
was created using their inspiration photo.

Be sure to come back and check out the rest of this weeks postings.
We will also have a freebie to giveaway starting Wednesday to anyone who shares the badge!

See you then!

Have a happy and blessed day


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Word Art Wednesday - Letting Go

Good Morning!

I am here to share my weekly Word Art Wednesday project with you.
Every Wednesday, WAW has a new word art scripture posted to the blog
for you to download and use for your own projects. 
You do not have to use it to play along, but you can save it and use it for any
encouraging or uplifting cards you want to bless someone with.
All of the verses chosen are so beautiful and speak to so many different situations.

And the WAW team is filled with such talented designers!
Every week I am blown away at the creativity shown there.
So many different styles and unique looks to each project.

Blown Away!

Not only are they beautiful but they speak truth. You cant get any better than that!

I was skimming through my papers and found this watercolor piece I created months ago. 
It was just there... jelly fish looking and I wasn't sure what to do with it. I almost threw it away. 
I decided to cut it out into the size I would use for a card then go from there.

I had not intended to use it for this card, but when I started working, 
this CAS card just came to be. I thought that the colors and 
simplicity of it all made the sentiment (word art) stand out all the more.

It is such a beautiful verse.
When I read it, I think of my own life. 
I don't want to live a LOOK AT ME life. 
I don't like to or want to be showy. 
I WANT and STRIVE to live a life that reflects God and what He desires.

Anything I do, I want to do it for God and  have Him shine through me.
That isn't as easy as it sounds when ME takes over with my control issues and OCD.
No, that is flesh and not of God and I need to LET THAT GO so I can let HIM work. 

So take time to stop before you jump.
Think about Him and what He wants for your life.
Are the actions you are getting ready to take or the words you are getting ready to say
reflective of your Father in Heaven who is wanting to start and continue a good work in you?
Does He expect us to fall of fail? Of course. We are human. 
What he wants is for us to get up or simply fall into His arms. 
He wants us to realize He is God and that His ways are pure and holy and good.
That He wants to show himself strong in our lives.
We just have to step aside. Let ourselves go and let Him move.
Sounds so hard and so easy all at the same time. 

Please take time to listen to this song.
I know it will bless your heart and help you if you are struggling with letting go
and letting God go, as I have been. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

In the morning when I rise give me Jesus!

Happy Wednesday!
It's time for a Word Art Wednesday 
Fresh Brewed Designs project!

I don't usually mix the two, but when I saw this weeks scripture, 
this card design popped into my head. I didn't have any other
house image or chipboard pieces, so I chose to use one of my 
FBD digis for this little project.
(I hope that was ok)

This weeks scripture immediately put this song in my head

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And Step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

(used one house from the image)

And this song:
Thy loving kindness is better than life
My lips shall praise Thee
Thus will I bless Thee
I will lift my hands up unto Thy name

God is so good!
I know we all start new years resolutions to become closer to Him, 
read the entire bible, pray more, and do more...
and then we often fall short and feel like we let God down. 
I will not set myself up for failure, because that is exactly what I would do.
But I will work on my relationship with Him and I do have
some things I need to change in my walk and knew that and began working
on that well before the new year. 
I am praying for God to lead me in His ways.
For Him to be first in my life. 
For my prayer life to become stronger.
For my lips to sing and speak worship and praise in EVERYTHING I do.
For His love to flow through me and overflow outside of me.
For my life to speak truth and for Him to show Himself strong in my life. 
For my family to grow stronger and for my children to see more of Jesus in me. 

I will stop there... but could go on and on.
I want to also THANK GOD for all of the times he has put up with me 
and my shortcomings. For the times I was too tired to pray or praise.
For my pity party moments. 
For the times I gave up because I felt I was unworthy or that he had given up on me.
For the times I listened to the devil and believed his lies that I wasn't good enough. 
I was ugly. A hypocrite. A lie. Unworthy. Selfish. Stupid. 
God is so good!!!

Thank you Lord for continuing to make and mold me into the woman you want me to be.
Thank you for reminding me that when I don't feel your presence, you are there, still working
and I need to just continue to seek you and trust in you. 

Just, thank you for LOVING ME!

Play along with us at WORD ART WEDNESDAY : HERE

Play along in the month long challenge at

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Snowflakes and Ribbon at Fussy and Fancy Challenges

Good Morning!
I am SO LATE getting this post up.
I don't know where the time goes anymore.

Friday was our first day of craft class in over a month.
It was nice getting together with everyone. 
The kids were still out of school so we had a house full!
We also had our (late) Santa / Scrooge gift exchange. 
That was fun! 
I think perrhaps it was even more fun since Christmas 
craziness had already passed. Don't get me wrong...
I LOOOOVE Christmas and am SOOOO sad that it is over 
but had we had class during all of the other things we were doing, 
I don't think we would have enjoyed it or each other quite as much. 

Fresh Brewed Designs is sponsoring Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges this month.
Their challenge is a fun one. 
I hope we see a FEW snowflakes this year but NO ICE PLEASE!!!
Last year was crazy...
Back to the project.... :-)

I created a card using the FBD Digital Stamp 
(isn't she just lovely?!?)

I know this isn't your typical Valentine's day card...
but I thought it worked. February is still cold and sometimes snowy ...
and she looks pretty and romantic with the soft brushed ribbon and the 
lacy diecut edges. Right? At least I hope it works, hehehe!

Here is a side view of the layers. 

Be sure to stop by and play along in Fussy and Fancy's Challenge. 
(there are 4 more days to play!)

And while your at it, come by and play along at our FAVORITES 
challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenge. 
My favorites is this ribbon I have been hoarding and the colors. I love purple and yellow together!

Thank you for stopping by.
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Sunday!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

When we follow HIS ways...

Can you believe it is (ALMOST) 2015! 
Where did this year go?!?
I have to say for me that 2014 was quite memorable and had it's 'moments'
but in EVERYTHING God is working and has a purpose and a plan. 
I am so thankful for the paths He put me and my family on and for the ones He took us off of. 

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.

but it is on my heart and I wanted to share it with you. 

This weeks (free to you) word art file is 
James 3:!7

 His ways will always be wise, pure, peaceable, gentle, compliant/open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.  This is definitely the kind of wisdom and advice I want in my life.  How about you?

What a wonderful way to bring in the NEW YEAR! 

To read more, get this beautiful scripture,  and to play along in this challenge- GO HERE

Wishing you all a very blessed and happy 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Christmas

That sure doesn't describe the kids of Christmas we have here,
but it describes the style of card I created to share with you today.

FRESH BREWED DESIGNS is their sponsor!
Woot woot!!!

I used the digi 
for my sponsorship card. 

I cut the petals from several prima flowers and glued them around the 
diecut image. I then painted on lots of stardust stickles glitter. 
The edges of the card were sprinkled with a chunky white glitter
bu Martha Stewart. 

This image was colored using copic and prismacolor markers.

My papers: PTI Kraft cardstock,  DP  from  stash. 

This card also works with our ANYTHING GOES as long as it;s CHRISTMAS
challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges. There are still a few days to play in 
that fun challenge... so go link up HERE

Have a beautiful and blessed day ...
for those of you traveling today and still celebrating Christmas, 
(like us)
be blessed, enjoy every minute, stay safe, and have a very wonderful time! 

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