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, November 19, 2014

We Give Thanks

It's that time of year again.
The time of year where we begin to reflect on all of the things that have happened
in our lives. We think about the ones we love and those who love us.
We take more time to think about how God has blessed us and what we can do
to thank Him and bless others in return. 
I know that money is something many of us do not have nor do we
enjoy talking about. We don't have a fancy home or brand new cars.
We barely get by on my husbands salary alone.
BUT I can say that I am RICHLY blessed.
I have a home that is warm and happy and filled with love.
I have a pantry and freezer full of food to cook for my family.
We have clothes to wear and a place to wash and dry them.
I have all of this and so much more. 
I know that there are many things I would like to do for my family and friends, 
but can't because we don't have the money to do so....
but in reality, what others want more than THINGS is love. 
Your time. Prayer. A phone call. A card in the mail. A hug. A moment.

Something real. Real emotion. True compassion. Not just sympathy, but Empathy
 for those who are hurting. 
 I encourage you to do more of that this year. 
I know I am going to try to do so myself. 


The next two cards I am going to share with you are all 

The new challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges is just that. 

There is nothing greater to 
 give thanks for than the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

I colored this image using prismacolor pencils. 
I am not great at coloring with them, but really do like the softness of the colors and how
it turned out. I hope you do too. 


Next is the new challenge at WAW:

our word art this week is free for you to save and use on 
your creations. You are not required to use it for this challenge. 
Read all of the rules and requirements on the blog >HERE<

this card was completely created using scraps from my scrap pile!
I kept the layers flat so that it would be easy to mail out. 

I hope to see you play along in these challenges and I hope
you are encouraged by all of these  challenges and posts. 
I know I am. 

Have a blessed day, 

The card concept: Krafty Christmas 
Love to Create: Christmas


  1. Wow Heather, two gorgeous creations!!! Love the coloring on your Nativity card, so soft and elegant on kraft cardstock. And hooray for using up some scraps!!! It's always been a goal of mine...unfortunately the pile never seems to go down! Have a happy day!


  2. your first card is soooo beautiful! love the elegant shapes, white on kraft and the gorgeous colored fbd image :) your other card is is super cute and with wonderful words :)

  3. Lovely cards, Heather. I especially like the nativity scene. Beautiful coloring on kraft.

  4. such lovely holiday cards! thanks for joining us in the "great outdoors" at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  5. What a pretty nativity scene ... love the coloring on kraft ... so glad you ventured into the great outdoors with us at Jingle Belles.

  6. These are both great! I love the nativity scene and the verse on the second card. Thank you for joining us at the card Concept!

  7. Beautifully done, Heather! Love the little touches of color on the kraft/neutral ground. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  8. Beautiful set of holiday cards! Thank you for joining our "Make it for Christmas" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  9. Gorgeous work!! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)


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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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