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."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Cordelia in the Sand Rubber Stamp + Fairy Dust Inspirations Paint

Last Days of Summer

by Ellen Ni Bheachain

Whatever the way the summer days end,
In the type of summer is how it has been,
Whether a good one or bad one,
The last days of summer,
Can be sad or happy endings,
As each season ends,
With another one beginning,

The summer could have been,
Miserable yet,
Sun scorching us everyday,
And sunlight shining on all our faces,
It is how it is,
Out there where all is seen,
Summer days of fun,
Summer days of love,
Summer days of seeing,
Summer days of been,
Out and about where summer is,

And when summer came and went?
With a mundane feeling that it left?
Was the last days of summer,
And the begining of another,
Autumn as we know it,
Fall in other places,
Where the ending of one season shows,
By the decaying of it,
When Autumn Fall shows,

Where we will wrap up and snuggle,
With warm cuppas drinks,
With a book,
Catch up on watching films,
Musing over the summer days,
Of sunshine memories,

Warm hats and gloves,
With rustle leaves,
That rustle beneath,
Our feet as we walk,
Through the park,
And see,
The summer leaves turn,
To autumn shades,
Taking in,
The last days of summer,

And remember,
The falls of Autumn's,
Is the signs of summer,
That has ended,
And minglings with,
All that falls,
From the summer ending,
To autumn beginnings,
Is the,
Of summer,
To regrow itself,
For next season's of summer,
When it begins again,

In between,
Last days of summer,
And all in bloom again.

Cordelia in the Sand Rubber Stamp + Fairy Dust Inspirations Paint
I know that poem was sortof long. I skimmed through several, but this one stuck with me :)
I hope you enjoyed reading over it. I really thought it fit this card. The colors, while still beach themed, remind me of the first of autumn with all of the golden hues.

I stamped my mermaid on PTI cardstock, colored her with prismacolor markers, and painted over her with Fairy Dust Inspirations paint. While the paint was still wet, I poured extra fine glitter by Martha Stewart over the entire image to give it a brilliant shimmer. Almost as if the sea spray is all around her glimmering in the evening sun.

this card was created for the following challenges
Eat Sleep Stamp Sketch 
Creative Inspirations Paint: Lots of layers
Cupcake Inspiratons: colors
Fashionable Stamping Challenge: Ribbon or lace
Pile it on: Girls just want to have fun


  1. great poem...great card... thanks for sharing.

  2. oh what a beautiful poem and beeeeaUtiful card! (so funny we both used her again. it's sort of freaking me out now... our stamping wave lengths. LOL!). I heart yellow and this is gorgeous- same color i'm trying to paint my bedroom!

  3. So pretty and what a wonderful poem! Love the sparkly background for your gorgeous mermaid!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Rene :D

  4. dear heather!

    this is a real summer-fun-card!

    i love the warm colours, the incredibly cute image and the beautiful background-paper...

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Such a nice image and wonderful summer colors. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  6. Love the card. Never have seen a mermaid with a tan before. Really cute.

  7. She is so pretty!!The colors you used are PURR-FECT as always.(I didn't read the poem cause it was to long and I'm old and cant see that well.)

  8. Such a pretty image, coloured in beautifully and the use of the Autumnal colour tones is stunning.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  9. What a wonderful poem Heather and your card was like the cherry on top! I don't think you could've done anything better with this card. I love the patterned paper, her tan and of course the shimmer. Your vision was truly realized. You have to love it when that happens. Thank you so much for playing this week. Hope all is well with you and your family!

  10. Beautiful !
    Thanks for sharing this adorable piece with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Ellie (DT member)
    ps ... I do trust in the Lord... so glad with that!

  11. Hi Heather, awesome card! Love all the shimmer and the poem is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Always love seeing your projects. Hugs, Sarah

  12. I love mermaids. I never think to make them in gold and yours looks so pretty in that color scheme it's given me ideas. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations, come back again.

  13. very pretty work, thanks for joining the PIO challenge!!!


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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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