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."

Monday, June 27, 2011

More than a friend...

"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away." ~Dinah Craik

I know that we have friends and acquaintances and even some family members that know alot about us and that we love dearly, but there are those that are THAT much more. My mom, my sister, my very best friends that are so close to me that I know that I could do NOTHING to make them sit and critique everything I say, will not judge me, will listen, will share, will correct me out of love and will help lead me and direct me with gentleness and kindness. Who will make my heart happy and smile on days that I did not think was possible. Will listen to moans and groans and complaints ... then, when I even need it, will not tell me to get over myself and stop with my pitty party, but lend caring and honest advice about the situation, or just let me vent. They are there for the happy times as well as the icky times. They are God's gift to my life and I love them So very much.
Today I am praying and thanking God for these special people who help me grow and remind me that I am more than I think I am and that God has a great work for me. Thank you for being that person in my life and for all that you do every day to remind me. I hope that I am able to do the same for you and I hope you know that I do love and appreciate you more than words could EVER express.

Today's card was created using the Eat Sleep Stamp sketch this week. I really liked the three panels, but I measured them wrong in my head :) so the little silver panels came later. I am happy for this OOPS though, because I think it looks much better with them there than not. I also stepped out of my pinks and summery colors for this card. I really like how the orange pops against the other colors. That was also a last minute decision. Something about them just makes me happy :) I hope it does you as well.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am trying to think of anything I am missing ~ any news to share, but I am drawing a blank :)
I will be back soon with another card and then if I remember, I will share :D

~HUGS and have a very Blessed and Beautiful day~
Fresh Brewed Designs Rubber Stamp: E(spresso) Mail
Prismacolor markers, stickles, silver gel pen
Papertrey Inc Black and white cardstock
Orange scrap pack (4 years old in stash)

Eat Sleep Stamp: Sketch
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Use Something Old with Something New
((old, orange paper, new patterned paper))
Our Creative Corner - Your Style and DT call
Marks Finest Papers -#61 Make It Sparkle


  1. Hello Heather. What a beautiful and fun card. Great image and I just adore the panels you have made for the background, its just perfect.
    You are such a special person Heather, and there are many of us out in blogland who know that you are SPECIAL. Be proud sweetie, you do so many good and wonderful things through your crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Oh my goodness how fun and fabulous. Your paper is so perfect for the sparkly challenge. Love that awesome flower too! Thanks so much for joining us at Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. I love coming to visit and see your work!

  3. Gorgeous card Heather, I really like the colors & papers in your design!
    Hope your week is off to a great start!
    hugs & blessings

  4. Hi Heather! I want to repeat what Sandra said, you are a special person, not only to me, but to a million others! You are so kind, so giving of yourself and your talent that I am blessed to be able to call you friend.

    Your card really is lovely, it made me smile the moment I saw it. The colors are what popped out at me, love the orange! And of course I love that stamp!!! Have a wonderful day.


  5. What a fun card and image! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  6. what a gorgeous card!! The colors are amazing and eye catching!! Love it Heather!

  7. Awesome card from an even awesomer person! I agree with you about the added silver on the sides. It looks great!

  8. Great layout on this card!! Your sparkly dp is great! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  9. Oh Heather, what a blessing you are and such an inspiring, faith filled and lovely post!! Your words are so kind hearted and your goodness just shines right through! This card is STUNNING! I'm smiling ear to ear bout the ooops and btdt! NO oopsie in crafting, just creativity at it's best! :) And ITA - it looks planned and as it should be! LOVE this! x0x0

  10. Love this...great layout, fab colours!! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin this time! xx Jenny xx

  11. I couldn't agree with you more Heather about the woops - it was meant to be because I think it really works!! I absolutely love this image too. Her cute laptop with a big flower on it. I especially love the color combo you used. You always amaze me with your work! Hugs, Tracy

  12. Hey, again, Heather! Love the sparkly paper you put behind your focal point (and that looks like me, on the computer most of the time!). THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends again. :)

  13. Hi Heather, you are so right about friends, there are some people that you just have to be so grateful are in your lives. Gorgeous card, love the citrus colours. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  14. I think your card is very balanced! I love the colors and how you made everything work together! And the panels behind your stamped image is fabulous! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

  15. This is so wonderful! I love the card but your comments and statements about sisters, moms and friends are amazing. Sorry it took me so long to comment, I've been having major problems with Blogger...Thanks for playing with us at the OCC!


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they make me SMILE :D
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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