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 5, 2014

February Choose Your Challenge with FBD

It's time for a new month long challenge with Fresh Brewed Designs.
This year we have started an entire new series of challenges at the Challenge Cafe called
We offer a sketch and photo inspiration piece, and YOU
get to choose which of the two you want to create with!
Choose one OR both!
I am a part of the BOTH team ;)

Here is what I was able to work with this month:

And here is the project I created:

I used the digital stamp: Lasso My Heart : Joe

I have to tell you that I did struggle with this card.
I had everything out on the table and had so many images laid out
to choose from. I had cupcake girls, coffee girls, coffee houses and 
you name it! My mojo was gone!!! I started coloring up 'Lasso Joe' 
(we'll call him that for short, hehehe) and thinking "What am I doing?"
If you know me, I am not much of a 'guy' card maker. I like frilly cards.
I like creating with pinks and brighter colors. This one came together really
well and I am happy with it... but I did keep scratching my head wondering
why I created it and what I was going to do with it.....

... The reason revealed itself when my husband got home from work.
I was just putting the finishing touches on the card when he came into the room.
He told me his coworker, Jake, needed a valentine for his wife and asked
if I would make him one. Jake is a REAL COWBOY. He walks the walk, talks the talk.
He has a sweet and beautiful wife, they have a whole slew of kids, and he has horses.
I looked at my husband, showed him the card and asked if Jake would want this one.
He just laughed and said it was perfect! He sent Jake a photo of it and he LOVED it too!
The inside was personalized and I can't tell you all it said, but he was quite clever using
words like "you roped my heart" and we were always  meant to be together.

Funny how things work out sometimes.
I can't help but sit and smile now that I know this card will have a happy home and had
a wonderful purpose for being created after all :)

Hope to see you play along in our challenge!
This challenge runs for the ENTIRE MONTH of FEBRUARY!
You have plenty of time to play.

a few **Don't Forget** reminders before I leave you:


Our BLOG HOP DIGI RELEASE starting Monday
This will be a 3 day hop so you will have extra time to join in. WOOT WOOT!

Have a happy and blessed day!



  1. What a WONDERFUL story Heather...the PERFECT card for a Happy Valentine ending!!! So your Mojo was there it just knew your mind better then you did...that happens to me all the time...a picture in the mind and the card turns out nothing like that picture!!! LOVE this card!!

  2. love the story Heather, and it is just perfect!! I love it!!

  3. GET OUT!!! Was that perfect or WHAT?!!! I LOVE IT. The story makes it EXTRA special! Thanks for sharing your "creation story" and for giving the world your amazing art. (((hug)))

  4. Love this!! The colors are awesome and I LOVE the burlap ribbon (I have a crazy burlap story to share sometime...) and the brown twine works so perfectly with your studly image =) Really a sweet card for the wife of a Cowboy!!
    Blessings to you Heather - so happy to be on your Team =)

  5. what a fabulously serendipitous cowboy card! totally, totally AWESOME! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (looooooove) STASH with us this week! <3

  6. This is such a fun and fabulous card! Your coloring on the image is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. OH MY GOSH! Heather! I really love this card! It made me smile from ear to ear and I can't help but admire all of those wonderful details! The burlap, the twine- heart shaped rope, the heart shaped cut outs and the eyelets! PERFECT! Then when you add the story along with the card....PRICELESS!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
    Big warm hugs and smiles, Sheryl

  8. great intake on our challenge, good luck in our challenge over on artistic inspirations

  9. Fabulous card Heather, love the shape.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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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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