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."

Friday, September 30, 2011

I'll Take Mine TO GO please!!!

Good morning!
I know you are all as excited as I am. I feel like I have been going and going and going... and will still be going all weekend :) but look forward to those little breaks and moments where I can just sit down and relax. Those are few and far between these days with school and dance... I know you all know what I am talking about. :) But at the same time I would not have it any other way :D

I created a fun card for you using my 

I had a lot of fun making this card. I had some scrap papertrey inc cardstock that was just sitting on my table, and some walnut ink stain that I gave my mom for her bday for her crafting goodness, but it did not work on her projects, so I thought hmm... before I take it back, let me see what this stuff does. I admit that at first I was not loving it and it did not do what I THOUGHT it would, but I need a slightly slicker paper for that maybe? It did create this deep leathery looking band. I spritzed it with the terracotta and java inks then a splash of shimmerz spritz. While it was wet I smooshed the heck out of it! Crumple crumple wiggle and smash!!! Then I took some ink (my mom found for me a few bdays ago that is called Java and smells like coffee! love!!!) to distress the crumpled edges.

The TO GO Vita Coffee holder was super simple. It is a 4 x 6 piece of cardstock scored at 1/2 inch, 2 inches, and 3 1/2 inches. I then took an oval nestie to create the window, ran it through the cuttlebug with a cute embossing folder, used the yummy java ink to distress and then used a strong glue to add it to the card base!

Very fun and really honestly easy card to create! :)

Speaking of coffee ..

All Fresh Brewed Designs coffee themed digis and rubber stamps are on sale until tomorrow only. 
Saturday night - midnight- the sale is off! :( 
Stop by today before you miss out!
We also have some NEW spooky fun digis released. Check out the HOT OUT OF THE PRESS section.

and one more thing...
The MOST IMPORTANT part of this post..
This song has touched my heart in such a big way... and God laid it on my heart to share it with you!
There have been many days I have felt like I do not deserve Gods love. I feel like I have not spent as much time with him as I should. I have not spent as much time praying and getting to know him like I should. I NEED to make time and I NEED him more than anything.. but satan slips in his two cents and he says .. why? Why in the world would God love you? What have you done for him? What is so important about you that would make him say ... yes. I am proud of you. That is my child? And I hang my head and think. Nothing. I have done nothing GREAT. I am not  who I want to be or who my heart tells me I can be. I know I can be better... but that sneaky little voice still slides in and tells me I dont have time. I had a bad day and am not worthy of being in Gods presence. 
Well, guess what? God is not that kind of God. 
HE LOVES ME! For ME! and he loves YOU for YOU!!! 
He made us all and has a special reason and purpose for each of us. If for now that means that I am to raise my children, teach them, drive them around... that is my job! Nothing is too big or too small in Gods eyes as long as we are doing it all for his glory! On the days we don't feel worthy. Pray harder. On the days we cant hear him or don't feel like smiling. Sing his praises louder. God is with us and he loves us more than we could EVER EVER EVER imagine. HE has a SPECIAL plan and purpose for each of us. 
PLEASE watch this video. 
God placed it on my heart for ME and told me to share it with  YOU

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - COFFEE
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes 
Play Date Cafe Color + Photo Inspiration* / Wine, Smudge, Leather, Parchment
Southern Girls (2nd week) Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - punch, pocket, pair of something
Crafting for all Seasons - fall colors
For Fun Challenges - warmth
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - 1E - Ribbon
My Partner in Crafting Crime -Sweets and Treats
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes


  1. Love your card.... sooooo creative...

  2. What a cute and clever creation! Also just love those greens and browns together. Very cool!

  3. Hi Heather,
    This is a great post, I was telling my shrink yesterday similar things.
    Love your coffee card! Very creative!

  4. Oh, Heather, I love, love, love this song. By God's grace this song always comes on the radio when I am feeling unworthy. You are right though, it is really really hard some days to feel Him near us, and those are the hardest days to pray. Thank you for this inspirational reminder that He loves us no matter what, and I believe He is probably weeping on those days with us!
    On to your card.....
    Easy? It looks hard! I love the idea though, and thanks for the measurements! I will have to try one!
    Have a Blessed day!

  5. Love the card Heather. Great idea to use the Starbucks coffee!

    I see cards for teabags all the time and still didn't think to use the coffee packs!

    Your image is pretty cool too!

    Have a great weekend.

    :) Gale

  6. OK, so, this card is in the mail on its way to my house, right?
    I love how you described your process! And you laughed at me when I wrote about "spit ball flowers"... although "crumple, wiggle and smash" does sound like more fun!! (-:

    Beautifully written post, Heather!
    You truly bring out the best in everyone whose path is lucky enough to cross yours!!

  7. love love love this card. the colors are amazing- i love that image, and the little coffee gifty on it is awe-some!! i love all the details right down to the coffee scented ink. mmm :) I have a few different walnut inks, but usually only use the brown. it's fun to run around (do you have the dabber bottle?) a coffee mug and then "stamp it" onto your card- a coffee cup stain on your paper. :)

  8. Wow, this is great. I love the little treat attached.

  9. What a fabulous card and gift - all wrapped up in one! You've done a super job with it!
    Thanks so much for your message and posting the video too. I've not heard the song before - or even heard of the artist. I think when God put it in your heart to post, he must have known I'd be by to hear it. It really touched me deeply... and the verse here in your comment box also contains a promise of which I needed to be reminded. Thank you so much.
    I'm so glad you joined us at My Craft Spot this week!
    Small Bits of Paper

  10. OoooOoohhh! I love that green background paper!! GORGEOUS CARD!! I need this stamp, but you were sold out. :(

  11. Love this, Heather! You can send it my way if you like -- my coffee canister is on low. :-) Thanks for joining us at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. Wonderful job, thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! TFS!

  13. Perfect song! Mikeschair is a great group. We have KLOVE where I live so we are lucky! Thanks for sharing that with the world. Beautiful card. Yummy coffee. Always know when you feel the farthest, hes the closest. We are lucky to have a God who loves us even when we dont show him we even know he exist. Sometimes he stands back to let us find him too. To say you know or feel- shows you love Him. Hang in there. Oh yeah- thanks for playing along with us at For Fun! HUGS!

  14. A really great card!! Wonderful colours and a fab motiv.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  15. What a great card and oh do I hear ya about being busy. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  16. Great card and video...thanks for sharing both !!Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

  17. A lovely card. Looks fabby! Thanks for joining us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  18. great card! coffee can sure warm you up.

    Thanks for going "warm" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you on Wednesday when the new challenge is posted!

  19. What a lovely addition to the cooking it up with katie challenge this week! thanks for sharing

  20. Beautiful card Heather, love the song TFS!! thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Cooking it Up with Katie!

  21. Mmmm I can smell your card from here :) Great card, love how your card holds a little gift :) So glad you gave walnut ink stain a try...I should try it myself. I bought a vial 9 years ago and still haven't touched it! I'm inspired now :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  22. Great idea, and I'm ALWAYS up for a coffee to warm me up! Perfect for our challenge at FOR FUN this week, so pleased you joined us!
    Hugs, Ali x

  23. Heather this is so lovely, thanks for playing along with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Hope to see you soon. Smiles, Rene' :)

  24. Heather this is so lovely, thanks for playing along with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Hope to see you soon. Smiles, Rene' :)

  25. Heather this is so lovely, thanks for playing along with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Hope to see you soon. Smiles, Rene' :)

  26. What a clever idea and with such a fun image. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

  27. What a nice idea! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime! Robin


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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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