"A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love U

The Play Date Cafe Challenge is all about cobalt, goldenrod and peony!

Here is my take on it. I really struggled with an idea and the colors but it turned out a lot better than I thought. The photo is not nearly as clear and sharp as it is when I am able to take the picture outside.

Supplies: Stamp - Stampabilities (Decorative Love  ER1116); Picket fence (Michael's); Hearts (WalMart-Wooden Shapes)

You can't tell from the photo but there is Glossy Accents on the hearts.

Copic Markers used on sentiment and all wood chips.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Blessings to you!

Thought For the Day:
"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 (NIV)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Cone

I saw this button challenge on Lin's blog that she is participating in so thought I would give it a try.

This is for The Ribbon Reel Challenge "Button It".

The ice cream cone was made from two different templates I found on line. I ran the top and bottom through a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-006 (Hexagons on one side and zig zag on the other.)

Believe it or not I found these cute buttons at Walmart :)

The sentiment is Hero Arts CL139. I use it a lot because it just the right size for small sliders. The slider is one of four in a set by Cuttlebug (37-1215 Sliders).

Thank you for stopping by!
Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Galatians 6:9

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

You Made My Day

Hero Arts July Challenge:


Here is my take on creating paper flowers. Thank you for stopping by!
Flower: Sizzix/Hero Arts 657851 - die cut 4 flowers and layered them and scrunched them up :)
Leaves: Sizzix/Hero Arts 657778
Label: Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large
Sentiment: HA CL129 Anytime Messages
Paper for flower: Paper Studio Neon

Blessings to you!

Thought for the day:
"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 
2 Corinthians 9:8

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You Make My Heart Happy

Moxie Fab World has a Hooked on Hexagons Challenge which ends July 30. Check it out!

Here is my entry:

Since I do not have any hexagon dies or stamps, I went online and found some templates here. I also decided I wanted to use gingham paper and believe it or not I did not have the color I wanted so I remembered that I had downloaded some free digi gingham papers some time back. So - - - I printed some gingham papers and then ran them through the printer with the hexagon template. 

I also found a template for the heart online here.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is Hero Arts CL129.

I am going to enter this in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Back in Black also.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:10

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just Me Thinking of You

Playing with CAS-ual Fridays.

Thank you for stopping by.


Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will JOY in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills." 
Habakkuk 3:17-19

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Odds and Ends

I have been taking an online card class but have not been able to get my mojo going in the direction of the the class techniques. I find it difficult to be creative when I HAVE to be creative :) So I have just backed off and pulled out stamps and started stamping and here are a couple of them.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings to you!

Thought for the day:
"Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."
Proverbs 19:21

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lattice-Stretch Your Stamps

Today is the first day of our online class Stretch Your Stamps.

Lots of inspiration, tips and examples. I was somewhat overwhelmed at first :)

I was inspired by Lisa Carroll's card here:

Here is my card using the Lattice stamp to create my background.Stamped this on printed paper and white embossed.I stamped the Lattice again on yellow paper with blue embossing. I used My Favorite Things Flower Trio and Leaf Trio die for my flowers.  The sentiment actually says Just Saying Hello but I cut it so that I could use "hello".


Thank you for stopping by ~ Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."
Colossians 2:3-4

White Embossed Flowers

I was so inspired by Peet Roeven's card that I wanted to give it a try with this stamp.

Isn't it AMAZING!

Here is my version:

Flowers: HA 526, Spellbinders: Labels 14; Papers: Lost & Found (Market Street); Follow Your Heart~Be Happy; Stella and Rose-Mabel Papers (My Mind's Eye)

Thank your for stopping by ~ Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, 
    for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life."
Psalm 143:6

This scripture came from a devotion I read this morning "Breakfast Buddies". I loved the reminder that the first thing I need to do in the morning is to have "breakfast" with my Father!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hootie Owls

I love Hootie Owls :) Back in the 70s I use to collect them. They were EVERYWHERE  in my house. As a lot of things do, they seem to fade away so I do not have them any longer. However, I am still very partial to them and I see them springing up along and along.

So here is another take on the July Hero Arts Challenge using neon colors with my cute little owls and these more than cute wiggly eyes with eyelashes! Just love them - found them at Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

They almost look like they have sunglasses on :)


Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"We love because He first loved us."
John 4:19

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shells, Shells, Shells

One of the things I enjoy most about the beach is walking in the early morning to see what wonders God has washed up on the shore. We generally go to Fernandina Beach and one of the items that most people are looking for there is shark teeth. When we first started going in the early 90s, it seems they were much easier to find and larger :) However, with changes to the shoreline and dredging that is done they seem to be smaller and much more difficult to find but it is still the "thing" to do there.

So here are my treasures :)

On this last visit however I became somewhat mesmerized with the shells ~ the colors, the shapes and the brokenness of them.

So when I saw that part of the July Hero Arts Challenge was Summer Adventures, I decided to share this since it is something I truly enjoy when we are at the beach.

Thank you for stopping by!


Blessings to you!

Thought for the day:
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, SO THAT CHRIST MIGHT DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS THROUGH FAITH. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:16-19

Friday, July 6, 2012

Travel Inspiration

Hero Arts July Challenge consists of Summer Adventures, color challenge, and/or creating paper flowers. While we were at the beach the end of June there were several wall hangings in the condo that we rented that remind me of the beach atmosphere.  Here is one of the wall hangings:

And here is the result -

Sentiment: HA CL305
Dragonfly: HA CL491
Wheat: HA K5517
Memento Markers
Distress Ink for background

Thank you for stopping by ~ Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! 
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness 
    and streams in the wasteland."
Isaiah 43:18-19

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Put On Your Sun Glasses

Here is my entry for the monthly challenge at Hero Arts using neon colors ~ pretty darn bright :)

The flower was cut out from Paper Studio Neon Cardstock Pack.


Blessings to you!

Thought for the day:
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls are ever before me.
Isaiah 49:16 (NIV)