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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Oldie But Goldie

As I am catching up on my card making, I decided to look through some of my older stamps that have been tucked away for awhile. This fern was calling my name when I pulled the drawer open :)

Sentiment: Simons Says Card Kit of the Month - October 2013 "Seasons of Thanks"
Fern Stamp:  Hero Arts K5314 - Used combination of Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, and Scattered Straw
Butterfly: Prima Wood Embellishments - colored with copic
Background is Distress Inks: Peeled Paint and Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tone Cornflower

Blessings to you and yours :)

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19

Giving Thanks

I have really been concentrating on this statement "Giving Thanks" lately. There are a lot of pros and cons as to whether or not to be on Facebook but I use it as an opportunity to be a positive, encouraging "voice". Most of the time I share scripture or encouraging words I have had read from other sources. At the beginning of November, most people begin a daily "I am thankful for . . ." I am on Day 6 and when I get past the basics it makes me really stop and think about the things I am thankful for. I start looking at things that I often take for granted.

I am using the "Giving Thanks" stamp from the Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Seasons of Thanks Card Kit an awful lot on my cards because I am giving thanks for these individuals who have encouraged me and inspired me with their friendship.

Sentiment and Stamps: Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Seasons of Thanks Card Kit
Colors: Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint

Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Seasons of Thanks Card Kit
Stamps: Hero Arts Daisies K5586
Butterflies:  Studio Calico - colored with copics

"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Genesis 28:15

Catching Up!

It has been a while since I have posted anything. We have been busy traveling which is a good thing :) In September we were gone for about 12 days to Alberta, British Columbia and Vancouver Island - WOW - I don't have to say anything more and then we were in the north Georgia mountains for this past week. We enjoy rambling and find the most unique treasures in the nooks and crannies of this world.

So - having said all that I have been away from my card making and it has taken some time to get my "mojo" going again.

I have had this darling little owl for a while and haven't inked him up too many times. I use to collect owls so it is fun for me to use them whenever I can on my cards. I have ordered his friend "Christmas Hoot" and can't wait for it to get here.

Sentiments: SSS October 2013 "Season of Thanks"; Woodware Clear Stamp - What a Hoot
Stamp: Woodware Clear Stamp - What  A Hoot

Enjoy your day and blessings to you!

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."
Philippians 4:12