In all things God works for the good of those who love him. 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.
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Blog Hop and Digi Release with Fresh Brewed Designs


Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and Digi Release!
If you have already visited the challenge blog and are arriving
here from Amy's Blog, then you are right on track!
If not, then go BACK to the start >>HERE<< at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes, pollen is covering everything, bees are
busy buzzing around ... SPRING IS HERE! 

I had so much fun drawing up these little digis!
Little Daffodil poured from my pencil as I was sketching, her little friend Daisy was soon to follow.
I think spring is one of the most beautiful of all the seasons. 
It makes me think about new life, beautiful flowers blooming, the sun shining, 
and we get to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
Well, I don't just celebrate his life on Easter, I try to celebrate it every day! 
He loves us so much! 


I used all scrap papers for this card. 
I added glossy accents and several different 
shades of stickles to make everything sparkle.

**Here is a closer look at all of the pretty sparkles*

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit with us.

Be sure to leave a comment on all participating blog stops 
for a chance to win a free digi of choice from FBD.

You can purchase these digis as a set for a special

This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 


Hop Order:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Who's ready for some watermelon ... and a sketch!

Good Morning!
I am here to let you know that FBD is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week.
Sally and Linda are both a part of this team at SSW and being the team we are (they are two of my wonderful friends... not just DT members), I love to support them
and do all I can to show them how much I appreciate them. 
SSW was one of the first (and only) DT's I have ever been on. 
They gave me a great start, encouraged me, helped me learn and grow... but more than that
I was able to meet wonderful, true friends.  I am very thankful for my time there. 

Sally's computer has been on the fritz, so she had a blast from the past 
sketch to share for this weeks challenge. 

Here is a card I created yesterday, as a stress reliever,
 following this lovely sketch:

Watermelon Girl Digital Stamp
Watermelon Boy Digital Stamp

This card was really fun to make. I admit, I was intimidated by the
diamond shape. I have been intimidated by a lot of things lately.
I haven't had time to focus enough to be grounded and assured I guess. 
Anyway, after I got started, it all sort of fell together.
I was very happy about that! :) 

*photo showing  layers*

I added gloss to her hair bows, the watermelon seeds and
both kids pairs of shoes. I was going to add glitter too, 
but felt like I put so much time into shading that I didn't want to 
cover it up. 

*photo showing gloss*
SO ... That's my card. 
A rarity as of lately, I know. ;)
I am so happy that I was able to sit for a few minutes and create!
It felt really good :D

Check out all of the SSW cards featured on our blog today >>HERE

We are going through a few little things right now in my house.
We all have broken hearts and broken spirits.
Nothing that God can't handle. but we are hurt. 
Please say a prayer for us. 
We would truly appreciate it!

Big hugs and lots of smiles

{Pin}spirational W - Photo Inspiration #102'
Love to Create W, 3E - Anything Goes for Kids
613 Avenue Create - W - #66 Anything Goes
Pile It On - W - #14 Feminine

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lots of FUN to be had and PRIZES to be won!

Take a look at what's happening this month at FBD!

BLOG HOP - April 14-16

Link up any of your FBD creations for the month of
April for your chance to win this blog candy!
*link up ends April 30*

Create ANY paper craft that follows the sketch, photo insp.
or both and enter to for a chance to win 3 digis or
be our next guest designer!
*link up ends April 30*

Hope to see you at all of these fun events!
Java Happy Day!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kari Jobe - Forever (Live)

 Please, I beg you,  watch this video in full. If this were the last post I ever shared that you would read, I will be satisfied. This is the message I want to share with you. This is the love I want to leave with you. This is the reason we are here.  To share about Him. To know Him. To worship Him. God is love. Jesus is alive. Praise His name forever!

In the middle of this video a man steps out to read.
I sit and listen to the words this man pours out of his soul as he reads his poem.
So touching and so moving and so true.
I am not good with words or  writing at all.
That was not my talent.
I can draw digis and things and have a lot of fun doing so. I know I am not
some magnificent artist, but God has given me the talent for a reason and I have met
so many wonderful people because of it.
In listening to the words of this poem I could not help but think of how he captured
everything I think when I stop and try to draw something to honor Him. Jesus Christ.
I will get out a pencil and paper and sit there. I will be in awe of His love, His grace,
His mercy, His majesty, His sacrifice ...
That I can not capture on paper. I become overcome. Overwhelmed.
Oh to know Him and to love Him.
So, no, I can not capture all of that in song, in art, in words...
but you can find it in a relationship with Him,
If you need prayer or want to learn how you can become saved and have a relationship with Christ, email me.
I will be happy to talk with you and pray for you!


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