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."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Freshly Brewed Challenge - Fall is... #PSL

Happy HUMP Day!
It's NEW CHALLENGE TIME at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
 Wooop wooop!
 I am still on a little bit of a caffeine rush carried over from 
yesterdays NATIONAL COFFEE DAY party. 
I had one cup too many ... wait... is that even possible?!? 

Our NEW challenge this week is


Anything that celebrates outdoors.
Animals, trees, outdoor scenes, etc. 

Digital Stamp: PUMPKIN LATTE

I have not yet gotten a PSL... but have a few obsessed friends who have. 
I LOVE sweet coffee treats every once in a while, but I usually only drink
Hot, VERY STRONG, BOLD, Coffee with some creamer in it. (unflavored) 
mmmmmm... goodness. 

I do want to try the Toasted Graham Latte, the Salted Caramel Mocha, 
and the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. 


I used a lot of RAKed and scrap papers for this card.
The little velvet strip is actually a Martha Stewart Fun Flock sheet. 
They weren't really that great to use the way they were intended, but
they make a fun, fuzzy card embellishment. :) 
The little felt latte cup was hand cut and sewn by little ol me. 
I had fun recreating my PSL out of felt pieces :)

Hope to see you play along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!

Have a happy and blessed day!
Heather D. 

check out our COFFEE FALL sections of the shop. 
Those digis are on sale 20% off this week! 

Crafting for all seasons - autumnal hues
Sisterhood of Crafters - Pumpkin patch

Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 203

This verse is SO comforting and beautiful!
I am so thankful for God's love. 
I couldn't do anything with out Him.
There are days that I am so busy and consumed with my own doings, 
that when I get frustrated and think "How am I going to get this done?"
or "How can I change the way I did this?" or "How did I...?
You see a lot of "I's" there, don't you?
When I take time to stop and just be still and let God speak to me. 
When I let Him do His job. When I realize that He is in control of my life, 
Not me... Not "I" ... everything else falls into place. The problems don't seem 
so big and my to do list gets a bit shorter because when it all comes down to it,
God is God. He is my rock, my shelter, my strong tower in which I can run into, 
He brings me peace and comfort, He loves me so much! And boy does he have patience!!! 
I thank God every day for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon me. 
For healing and watching over my family. For all he has done for my mom. 
God is so good!!!

Our verse this week is:
ISIAH 12:2
and you can get it FREE at the WAW Challenge Blog site HERE

OK, too many pics of the same card, but I LOVE these colors and
the simplicity of the layout and the beautiful scripture verse. 
It is so peaceful and comforting. The curled edges of the paper remind me of
moments when I am outside and a gentle breeze comes out of no where... 
and it's not just any breeze, but like God himself is there and letting you know
that He is there and for you to just be still in His wonderful presence. 

I hope to see you play along with us at our WAW Anything Goes (Family Friendly) link Up. 

Have a very beautiful and blessed week. 
Heather Dennis

Lawn Fawn is our ADORABLE sponsor this week.
They're a new sponsor for us this year, and
one lucky person will get the opportunity to
pick out one new stamp set of their choice
from Lawn Fawn.  How exciting!

My Artistic Adventures is our super sweet
digital sponsor this week.  One lucky person
will win their choice of some lovely new
collage sheets from My Artistic Adventures

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Freshly Brewed Challenges - 3 or more Patterned Papers

I'm on a roll... but the roll stops here. Whew!
Scroll down to check out my post for Word art Wednesday and a post update on my mom <3 p="">

Good morning! 
Our newest Freshly Brewed Challenge went live yesterday. 
This week we want to see your cards featuring 3 or more patterned papers. 

This was a challenge for me because I have been making SO MANY CAS
cards lately. I haven't had time to sit down and make a more detailed, layered card. 
I found an image I had colored and slipped into a folder (I know you have them too)
and thought YES! Even though I am super busy, I can whip up a card for this challenge!
I got out the Cutie Pie and got to work. I dug though my paper box / scrap pile and found
some fun things I had forgotten about or never used. (I am a paper hoarder... really!) 
I have had this calendar paper (months July - December) for quite some time now. 
I am glad I stumbled upon it, because I think it looks really fun with the theme of this card!

Papers: LUXE - It's About Time - Calendar 2
BASIC GREY - 6x6 - ambrosia 

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

Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Freshly Brewed Challenges - Cancer Fundraiser Cards

I'm BACK! 
Post #2 ... and also a day late. Sigh. 

Lets start with a little update on my mom. 
She is doing great!!! I am so pleased to see her smiling and
feeling better and doing so good. The first chemo treatment scared the living
daylights out of me. I'll be honest. She lost her hair rather quickly, which was some
what of a shock to us all. They said it would be after the second treatment, but was
more after the first. We found a wonderful lady through a friend who donates a wig to 
chemo / cancer patients. Her name is Marlisa. She and her coworkers have been so 
loving and caring and just plain wonderful. They cut her hair and fitted her for a wig
and made her feel at home. It wasn't a super sad day, but an ok day for her. The next 
step to getting better. She looks beautiful BALD, with her wig, or a headwrap. 
I love my mama so much! I truly can't wait for this to be over with so she
can relax and breathe and get back to normal again. But until then, God is carrying her
and keeping her encouraged and I am so thankful! HE is sooo good to us!

Here is a video from a local news channel 
I gave her a card as a Thank you for doing what she did for my mom. 
She loved it and wanted me to make some for her upcoming fundraiser / ladies luncheon. 
She needed 220 to be exact and I had a week to complete them. I tried to hand color them all, 
but ran out of ink in my copic and couldn't order a new one in time, so I chose to copy and print
one I had already colored. The end result was still really pretty. Some liked it better. Said it was 
more funky and fun :) So ... here is a photo of what the cards look like. (I still ahve 50 more to go...
but will have them finished today so she can write in them and attach them to her 
'goodie bags'. 

If you follow FBD, then you will recognize this image. 
I gave Marlisa THIS CARD and she wanted a few things changed for her
fundraiser. I was happy to do it for her and am so glad that she loves the cards as much as she does. 

The image with the headwrap (She is Beauty and Strength)  is in the shop HERE
but the one with the awareness ribbon is not. If you like her, leave me a 
comment below and let me know and I will add her to the shop as well. 

Thank you for stopping by. 
I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day!


Word Art Wednesday Challenge 202 - Romans 14:19

Happy (Thursday)
I know... these few posts today were supposed to go live
yesterday, but I have been very busy and just didn't get around to it.
But you get to see them now! Woop woop! :-)

Today's (yesterday's) Word Art Wednesday verse / 
devotional post really hit home with me. It speaks about Christians lifting
one another up and encouraging one another. Not to compare ourselves to and
judge one another. I have to say that these past months God has opened my eyes
to how many true friends I have and how loving and giving and caring they all truly are. 
I haven't ever felt that kind of love from anyone outside of my family before and
I am truly blessed. God has put something new in my heart that I can't explain, 
but am so happy that He let me see and used it to change me. 

I first loved this card, then when I took a second look I cringed.
Don't you hate when that happens?!? I went to bed thinking it was nice, 
but woke up to 'what was I thinking?' :-(
I did hand stitch all of the buttons and the side stitching. 
I spent a good amount of time on this card even though it looks to be
very simple. The paper is something I received from a 'scrap pack' 
that came from an online scrapbook shop way back when ???

I hope you will stop by and play along with us at
Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES - Family Friendly

Have a very happy and blessed day, 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Freshly Brewed Challenge AND Word Art Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!
This is going to be a full day for me, so I am putting both of these
posts into one... I hope that is ok...

We are taking my mom to get the rest of her hair cut off and
fitted for a wig. A local shop donates the first wig to cancer / chemo patients, 
and she wanted to do the same for my mom. Today is going to be hard, no doubt, 
but I am looking at it as one step to her getting better. Prayer and faith and trusting
that He is holding her close is what is helping me through. This woman means SO MUCH to me. 
There are NO WORDS that could ever begin to express the kind of person she is.
 I am beyond blessed to have her in my life. So thankful she is my mom and my very
best friend. 

OK, so here are a few cards I created this week

The first is for our Freshly Brewed Challenges SKETCH challenge this week:

I used one of our NEWEST Digital Stamps:
She is Beauty and Strength

You can play along with us in this fun and simple sketch challenge >>HERE<< at 

is my WORD ART WEDNESDAY Post. I had a lot of fun
creating this card. I forget, until Fall arrives, just how much I LOVE to 
create using oranges, browns, and golds. Swoon. I know this card is very CAS, 
but I know I am going to make more like this one. Hope you like it too!

I used the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Diecut: Stitched Grand Maple
Papertrey Inc cardstock: orange and Kraft
double sided tape and Martha Stewart extra fine glitter

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am copying and pasting the update from my FBD blog 
to here so you can read what is going on in my neck o the woods right now. 

UPDATE From Last Week
Some of you already know, but I am adding it here again just in case. My mom was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer in June. She had surgery in July. They think they have removed all of the cancer but are given her aggressive chemotherapy and radiation to be certain. 
She had a bad reaction to the chemotherapy the first time and goes back this coming Thursday (Sept 10) for her second round. She has to have 6 of chemo and 3 radiation.
I mentioned last week that I wanted to use sales from the images to purchase her a wig.
I contacted a local shop and they are going to donate her one. In fact, they donate many!
The first wig is free! We go today to cut and shave her hair off and to choose a wig. 
I did use sales to purchase her a few head wraps from 
She LOVES them and is really excited to have them. I will still continue to use all sale proceeds to 
help and do things for my mom, so thank you in advance for all you are doing to make this possible. 

Hugs and God bless, 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time to PARTY at Word Art Wednesday!

It's the 200th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and
we want to celebrate with YOU!!!! You are the reason we have the challenges
anyway! To share God's good news with you, fellowship, and create together. 
What is better than that?!?

We have SO MANY PRIZES up for grabs and SO many WONDERFUL
Sponsors!!! I mean, WOW!!! You'll have to stop by and check it out

But first, here is the card I created for this weeks AG Challenge

One of our amazing sponsors is SIMON SAYS STAMP. 
I was able to use several SSS STAMPtember products on this card including:

SSS Hybrid Stamping Ink Cube Pack: Summer Play
SSS clear stamp set: BASIC STRIPES

I stamped the stripes diagonal then horizontal to create a flannel looking pattern. 
I loved using these soft colors for a Fall themed creation.

I hope to see you play along with us at WAW's 200th Challenge Celebration!

Have a very happy and blessed day

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 199

Good Morning. 
Long time no see!
I have a few WAW cards to share with you today. 
This weeks scripture (as well as last weeks) comes from one of my 
favorite books of the bible, the book of Psalms. 
I am once again out of black ink :-( so when I printed this
sentiment, it came out a very light blue. I thought, "Hey! I can work with that!"
So here is my very light and sparkly card...
 (you can't read the scripture verse well, so here it is:

 Psalm 72:18
 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, 
who only doeth wondrous things.

I used three different types of Martha Stewart loose glitter for this card. 
crystal fine, carrara marble, and crystal coarse. 
I also underlined parts of the sentiment with stickles crystal glitter glue

I did not have the chance to get on and post my card for last weeks 
Challenge 198, so I will post it now as well. :-)
This card was created using the scripture verse Psalm 119:90

I truly enjoyed making this card. I used LOTS of different scraps from my 
scrap pile. I literally just kept pulling them out and overlapping them. I thought 
it made the card really bright and fun. I hope it doesn't make your brain hurt :-)

I have been late getting my cards to WAW on time. I am so sorry to my fellow teammates. 
I truly am. I have been spending so much time with my family and keeping 
things running the best I can around here, I have little 'blog' time anymore. 
My cards haven't been making it to the DT in time for it to be put on the WAW blog
but I still wanted to share them here and hopefully remind you of this
BEAUTIFUL challenge blog and hope that you will play along. 

For those of you asking, things are good. Mama is feeling better. She is eating and drinking more.
 Her next chemo treatment is on Sept 10th. She was told she will start losing her hair after this treatment. 
Please pray that she get's through this next treatment with little side effects.  I DON'T 
want her back to where she was a few weeks ago :-( That was scary. 
And pray that she handles losing her hair and all of these other things well. 
She is more worried about the kids (such a mom thing to worry about ;-)
Just keep her in your prayers. I do appreciate it. 

Big smiles, 

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