Saturday, March 21, 2015

Praying hands

Lately I haven't been participating in swaps.  I used to do it all the time.  But I think I overdid it and just got overwhelmed.  So I stopped swapping for about a year.  Recently I signed up for a Rainbow Swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  The premise is that you pick a color - make 10 cards (plus 1 for the hostess) using that color and then you get 1 card back of all the colors - making it a rainbow.  And today I finished my 11 brown cards.  Out of all the stamps I have, I only have one set that from Our Daily Bread.  Seriously - I need more!  LOL!!  (You saw that right - "need"....ok, maybe it's not a need but it's a serious want for sure).  This is the first time I used that set and I'm in love - not just with the set but with the brand.  Here's the card I made:

I love the image - prayer is such an important part of's essential in the life of a Christian.  It's talking to God - and as with any relationship you have communicate to keep it strong.  Prayer is communication with God.  It's not just asking Him for a bunch of's not having a laundry list of things you want or need.  It's talking to Him....not "at" Him...but to Him as you would with any friend or family member.  I'm so thankful that we have that ability - to communicate with our Lord.

Need a little encouragement today?  Here's a bit:

Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

St Patrick's Day Puppy

WOW - two blog posts in one month - I'm on a roll!  LOL!!!  Yesterday I was able to find my way back into my craft room for a bit....I had a card kit I needed to use...ok, honestly I have several and they are lined up - but this one had a St. Patrick's theme to it and I needed an extra St. Patrick's Day card for this week.  The group is on SplitCoastStampers - Girls of the Bakers Dozen.  Each month we receive an envelope that has a few images, papers, etc in it and even a challenge.  The March envelope came from Sue and had the cutest little St.Patrick's Day themed dog image.  She had three challenges along with her envelope and one of them was to use the dog image with the St. Patrick's paper.  Since I colored the dog brown I used a brown ribbon as well and brown base cardstock...although in the picture the cardstock does look black...but it's a very dark brown...really... :)  Here's the finished product:

I was pretty happy with how this one turned out.  

This weekend is Revival services at our church.  Last night was wonderful and I'm so looking forward to the services today....which means I better close this post out and get ready for church!  Here's a little encouragement for you today though:

In case I've never said it - or it's not clear - I do love the Lord with all my heart!  I hope that you do as well.  If you don't know Him and you would like to learn about Him - please let me know.  I'd love to share with you what He has done for me and how He is my source of strength and hope.  God bless you today!!!!!  Thank yo for stopping by.

Friday, March 6, 2015

A work in progress.....

It's March...and this is only my second post for the year.  Gee, what a slacker I've been...sorry.  My blog has been a work in progress.  Tonight - or should I say this morning since it's now 3:30 am and yes, I have insomnia - I've updated the "look" of my blog but in the process I lost some of my stuff like some of the blogs I follow...guess I should have been paying more attention to the instructions.  UGH.  So please bear with me while I try to get some things back.  If' your blog was linked to my blog - please leave a comment with your blog address so I can re-add it. 

So this is going to be one of those posts where I just show a bunch of cards...not sure when I made them but I'm also trying to clean up my computer and clear out some pictures...most of these are made with Deedee's Digis.  Yes, I'm on the DT...but haven't been a good DT member to be honest.  That is going to change too!  Deedee has been so patient with me - she is truly a SAINT!  The DT blogs are listed to the left - these are some very talented people!!!  And if I've left anyone out - again, please just leave a comment and your blog address so I can get it added.  So here we go:

I just love that Panda...and the grapes card too!  Ok, I just love Deedee's Digis....check out her store - you'll soon become addicted too!  Here's the link:  Deedee's Digis Shop.

Lastly are a few cards made with just some things I had laying around in my stash....not sure where the images came from:

Out of this last batch I think the last one is my favorite.  Anyway - that's it for cards I've made and I haven't posted.  Hopefully I'll be back on track now. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please come back again....I promise to be more diligent and attentive to this blog.  God bless you today!!!!!