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, February 23, 2011

Yes, I am still alive.

Hey everyone!!! I know I have not posted or been around much the past week. I am here... but fighting the sickies since last Wednesday night. I have hardly a voice and can not shake this cough. UGH!!! Now my poor hubby has it... and he has to testify in court today... with no voice and coughing terribly. I will be praying for him all day, I can promise you that. Poor guy.

Anyway ~ Today is WEDNESDAY!!! WOOHOO!! one of my favorite days of the week. Why? Because I have made it through the dreaded first of the week blues and it will be (fingers crossed) smooth sailing from here on out :D This cold should be headed out the door soon and I can sleep, talk and breathe again :D Yes, that will be wonderful :D. Another reason... it is time for a new FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGE!!! WAHOO!!!!! This weeks is a fun challenge. We are asking you to show off your skillz... bow tying skillz that is. Ribbons and bows is what we are asking to see!!! I am not a pro I will be the first to admit it. Then WHY did I choose this challenge... Well, I am not so sure! lol!!! I think bows are just beautiful and maybe with a little more practice I will master it and make gorgeous creations like I see floating through blogland! :D

Here are the cards I created to inspire you with today:

Some things are Better Rich (Rubber Stamp)This card was created with all scraps from my huge scrap / RAK pile. I paper pieced her towel and tied the deep blue satin ribbon the best way I could :D Not perfect, but I think it turned out pretty. My sister needed a spa themed card with a midnight blue theme... I hope I achieved that for her. The sentiment came from an Inkadinkado Clear set Girls Gathering.
This card was created using the ADORABLE sketch at Eat Sleep Stamp. LOVE Tracy and her sketches are Da Bomb!!!:)

Other challenges include:
Digital Tuesday - (include a digital element) - Punches
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) - Use dies
Alphabet Challenge - "P" is for paper piecing

Joe and Java (Digital Stamp)
Another card made using scraps. I will do my best and say that the teal paper is from MME and the brown and white paper is American Craft. I colored the happy couple with prismacolor markers and shimmery gel pens.

I am using the current Inspirational Card Sketches sketch for this card.
BONUS!!! Did you know Fresh Brewed Designs is sponsoring them this week?!?! YUP!!! And their sketch is SOOO CUTE!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and will use it again! I was not able to make mine into an easel card :( Sorry...
Hop on over and play along for your chance to win some digis from the shop!

Other challenges for this card includes:
Digital Tuesday - (include a digital element) - Punches
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Inspirational Card Sketches - SKETCH+ optional easel cards

Before I leave you today, I want to remind you of a few things!!!
Dont Forget that in just less than a week
we will be adding 7 new RUBBAH Stamps to the Fresh Brewed Designs Family!!!
Be sure to join us Tuesday March 1 for the Hop
The team has been creating complete cuteness for you and we are all just so excited to share these new releases with you.

I told you last week how we are now selling our rubbah in a local scrap shop>
Scrapbooks by the Sea
I was so excited to share this with you... but things in life around me were sort of weighing me down. I had personal things going on as well as getting sick. Over the weekend my heart was lifted and I was given lots of smiles from emails from my blog friends and design team friends. A few girlies really touched my heart by sending me some congratulatory notes full of love and smiles. Thank you so much Saskia, Linda and Carmen for these beautiful cards. They have been displayed in my kitchen for everyone to see and for me to be reminded of how good God is. He is always on time!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me. It meant more than you could ever imagine.

I know this was a long post. For all the details about the challenge and hop PLUS MORE!! check out the Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog!

Have a beautiful day.


  1. Feel for you as I have a cough and sore throat at the moment. Fab cards and it great when you can use up scraps that you have left over. Many thanks for joining us at ICS. Nicola xx

  2. Heather, these are awesome cards! Gorgeous indeed!!! I hope you are feeling better! Hugs!!!

  3. What great cards and use of scraps, my pile just keeps growing.I just love the paper piecing and the paper on the second one is so perfect. Hope you are feeling better and prayers out to your hubby.

  4. super super cute cards Heather!! We are so proud to be part of your dt and the fact that you summoned up the courage to go talk to the scrapbook company really paid off!! Congrats!!

  5. Oh, sweet Heather, I hope you and your family are feeling fit and energized again soon. It's been a yukky winter! Your cards are wonderful! I'm hoping to participate in your challenge this week. It's been a busy winter, too! Love 'n' hugs!

  6. Oh I do hope you are on the road to recovery! I will pray for your renewed health! Your cards are beautiful, I don't know how you create when you are sick! Your bows are awesome!!!

  7. Such pretty cards! I hope that you felling better fast! :) Blessings!

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  9. Fabby cards, I could do with one of those.. lol Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet challenge this week.
    Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

  10. Hey girlie! I hope you are on the road to recovery. No fun being sick, especially when your Mommy' duties can't wait! Sending you lots of love & prayers.
    Your stamping mojo surely hasn't been affected. LOVE both of these cards. I could go for both of these - spa & coffee!! Doesn't get much better than that! Thank you dearie for playing along this week!!


  11. Your cards are WONDERFUL!!! I love how you always choose the perfect papers and embellies:o) You inspire me in life and creativity!! I sure hope you get to feeling better SOON!!! I hate knowing that my sweet Heather is under the weather:( I'm praying that you and Tommy are on the road to wellness and that the cold germies don't find their way to Hannah or TR. Love get some rest! Oh!!...and personally, I think you should take the advice of your card by treating YOURSELF to a spa day:o)

  12. Fabulous cards thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

  13. Fabulous cards Heather, absolutely fabulous!!!! Your bow is perfect!! Don't you love, love, love using up scraps!! I just wish my scrap bin would show some sign that I've been in it!!!!! Do take care of yourself and hurry up & get better!


  14. Fab cards, love the towel and love the coffee one too

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - Hope to see you again soon

    Hel xox

  15. Such a cute card!Thank you for playing along at ICS!

    Susie xx

  16. These are both great cards. I love the rich, royal blue ribbon and the coffee and mug are so darn cute. Super job! Thanks for joining us at PTT. Hope to see you again soon.
    Party Time Tuesdays DT

  17. Oh my gosh, I'm visiting your blog for the first time because of the Party Time Tuesdays challenge, and I was actually in Scrapbooks by the Sea last weekend and saw your stamps! Awesome coincidence!! Your cards are super cute!


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