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."

Sunday, April 17, 2011

an Elephant never Forgets!!!

Good morning. I am writing a short and quick post this morning before I get ready for Sunday School and church this morning. I HAD this post ready yesterday, but I accidentally deleted it :(. So you get another today. This time I get to not only thank God for my beautiful friends, but for protecting them at the same time. There are a few of my very close friends that were in harms way this week. Those tornadoes touched down very close to home for them and I am just so thankful that they are safe and unharmed.ON MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY I received these lovely gifts in the mail. For those of you who hopped my surprise Bday hop, you may recognize this card. The BEAUTIFUL and oh so talented Linda created this for me!!! I SQUEALED with delight when I opened it. Don't she just blow you away with her stitching!?! Thank you so much for brightening up my day even more than I thought possible.
Second: the gift giver will remain anonymous (unless you figure it out :) She purchased me these LOVELIES and I would start fussing, but I already did and it will not do me any good now. :) I LOVE them all. I have already created a card using some of them, in which you will see in just a bit. I am forever addicted to these inspiration paints! They are gorgeous!!! and I sat and drew up many of card sketched the other day with circles. I am ready to go!!! :) It was too much ~ but thank you so much TOC!!!
Thirdly: my dear friend Stacy send me a gift I LOVE and she does not even know what it is hehehe!!! She sent me a gifty card to my favorite paper store: Papertrey Inc. Tracy at Eat Sleep Stamp got me hooked on their gorgeous paper and I have not been able to go back. I was running out, so Stacy has no idea how much of a blessing her gift was (well, she does now!)
Stacy, you got me 2 packs of white cardstock (woohoo), chocolate brown, true black, kraft and some SUPER GORGEOUS vine ribbon.
Thank you Thank you Thank you to all of you ladies for making me feel so special. You know how 'weird' I feel about getting gifts, but I also felt all the love and care in every package and please just know how much I appreciate your thinking of me and most of all your loving me and your friendship!

Now on to the cards. This first card was created with my goodies pictured above. I got to dig into my new cardstock, new patterned paper and the blue Inspirations Paints (in which I am not totally addicted to now BTW!~ I have and love shimmerz, but LOVE these MORE!!! they are AWEsome!!!)

OH!!! And you all KNOW how much of a hoarder I am right? When I get gifts I hold on to them and look at them as if they are a piece of the person and I just hold it and kiss it and call it George (anyone else remember that cartoon or am I the only nut around here?) Well, over a year ago the beautiful Tracy at ESS sent me some super cute ribbons and brads. Yes, still in a baggie safely on my shelf looking all cute. I broke into it last night to add to this card. Thank you Tracy for the sweet gift :)
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - 2nd wk - Card for a child.
Paper Cutz - Challenge #87: Buttons & bows
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #62: Springtime.
Off the Wall Craftiness - 3E, SIO - OTWC#51: Easter color inspiration*.
ABC Challenge - C5 - S is for Sugar and Spice (ck out my sugar and spice papers!!!)
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Crafts and Me - #30 Ribbon

OK... while still speaking of Tracy ~ ((yes she is a star~ that is why I keep mentioning her :D)) I created this other card using Daisy's Cupcake with her sketch this week. I used k*i memories specialty paper: flourish with glitter.both cards were colored with prismacolor markers.
Craft Us Crazy - 2W, 3E - Thinking of you with sentiment and/or animals.

OK, so my short post became very lengthy. Sorry!!! Off for coffee and to get dressed. Have a beautiful and blessed day!



  1. This is wonderful - made me smile, Fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  2. Hi Heather well you did well and Happy Belated Birthday wishes I hope you had a wonderful day, and I love your cards they are so cute, not that Id want to see an elephant dressed like that. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. So adorable. Happy belated birthday.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

  4. Hi Heather! Love all your goodies! Daisy looks so cute all shimmery and pretty! I am drooling over that precious paper on your first card! Soooo soft and sweet! Both cards are just adorable. I am guessing the person who inspired me to buy some Inspirations paint is your little gift fairy! If only they came with a tutorial...sigh, I can't get mine to look smooth, I guess I am used to water colors...they are more forgiving! I need lessons!LOL!

  5. Hi ya
    two fabulous cards, cute image, lovely edge,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. I love this, Heather! Daisy is one of the cutest images and she's just perfect on these cards. Fabulous paper with the cherries and cupcakes! You make clean and simple look so scrumptious!! Hugz

  7. Your cards are all super cute. Glad to see that your friends blessed you on your very special day!
    Thanks so much for joining in our “Thinking of You” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
    Huggies ~

  8. These are 2 great cards and it looks like you had a good birthday :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me. Good luck and I hope you can join us again this week.


    Amy xx

  9. Happy belated birthday, Heather! I love your take on Tracy's sketch and the colours you chose for your card go so well together! I agree with you, she is such a sweetheart!! tfs:) Tinla

  10. Happy, Happy, Happy belated Birthday my friend!!!! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out too. I'm still blushing!! *wink* I love your cards!!! I always do. You know I'm a huge fan!! Your are a constant source of inspiration. Thank you for playing along this week!
    {{{BIG B-DAY HUGS}}}

  11. Adorable cards. Thanks for playing along at OTWC.


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