Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hope to warm a Heart

Hello and Happy New Year's Eve Eve to you!!
Another year is coming to a close and many may be reflecting on this past year, the highs and the lows. I can't help but think that it's the lows that make the highs so wonderful. Afterall, if we didn't experience a little bit of adversity we would probably not grow in our character. Practice makes perfect or perhaps better said in James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it's perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
I know that I certainly don't like problems or trials, I'd love for life to just go on with no hitches but that's not really reality is it? So if you are dealing with something today or last week or last month or whenever, know that the Lord is there to help you walk through it. I know He is faithful and not wanting us to go it alone. And to top it off He desires you to grow from it and sometimes growing pains can hurt so hang on to our Abba Father's hand and He will be there for you each step, helping you to conform to the image of His dear Son, Jesus Christ.
Here is a sweet little card (don't you love this snowman!!) and it's inspired by the Christian Paper Crafts sketch this week. I made it for a friend going through a trial right now and I hope it brings a smile to her face and will warm her heart!
I've added the list of "ingredients" at the end of the post.

Thanks Gloria for such a great sketch!!

Ingredients: Paper: Basic Grey (designer paper) Cardstock: DCWV pastels, Neenah bright white, Frosted Teal (Taylored Expressions KI kit); Stamps: Image: Penny Black; Sentiments: Hero Arts (believe) and Gina K Designs (friends...); Ink: Memento, rich cocoa and Palette, black; Punches: EK Success (border and snowflake); Crystal tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions); Pearl Dabber, Andirondack; Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder, Cuttlebug. Copic Markers to color.

If I don't get back here before January 1st - have a blessed and safe New Year!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting, you are a delight to me!!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to Riley!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I know it's been ages since I've written but time just has not allowed me the luxury of sitting at my computer to "visit" or spend a lot of time at my craft table. That doesn't mean I haven't been creative, I have, but I've just not had time to post it, but I do have the pics! I'm really counting on after Christmas to get back into the regular habit of writing again.
Yesterday we celebrated Riley Ann's 3rd birthday! Cannot believe she is already 3 years old (today is her actual birthday). She was so excited about having cake, it superceded her presents!

Is she not a doll?!!

Busted by Grammie and I got it on film! The little pills! Riley and her partner in the sugar crime is none other than her cousin Jake!

Happy Birthday dear Riley Ann, happy birthday to you!! Love you lots!