Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy mistake

Guess where I saw this card? No, not
pinterest! I'm a member of a card
making group on facebook and someone
posted a card like this. They were going
for something else, apparently, and
ended up with a happy mistake! I liked it.

  I've got to start  getting  some swaps
finished today. The rest of the week
is going to be busy.

Speaking of a happy surprise, yesterday I got
a facebook message from my grandson!
He said we haven't talked in a while
so he decided to get in touch. After I
verified with his mother that it was really
him-I've been hacked twice through FB
messages-we had a wonderful chat and
he even sent me a cute picture of himself
and his girlfriend. That was a real treat!
One of God's blessings!

Second Corinthians 9:8-9

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. As it is written:

They have freely scattered their gifts

to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”

Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

All creatures great and small

I liked all the images on the sheet that
came with this pattern so I decided
to make three of the same thing,
each with a different image. I have
two made so far:

Aren't they cute?!

We received some assignments to
work on before classes start at CITI
on June 28. There are four groups and
Coleen, Sam and I are all separated.
Probably because they see that Coleen
and I come from the same church and
Sam is from the same area. I was bummed
about that. I'm pretty shy around people
I don't know. That could be a problem.
Anyway, our group has to interpret Revelation
7:9-17 and everyone the first 55 seconds (nope, not
60 seconds) of “The little engine that could”.
She said there's a lot in that little bit....
Sounds pretty scary. I think we separate
the verses and story between those in the
group, but I'm not sure. I printed the
story and verses out and will gloss them
to make it easier to study. I don't know
if that will help or not, but it can't hurt,
I guess. I'm getting nervous now that it's closer.


Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A full deck

I saw this card on pinterest and I
blatantly copied it. I thought it
was such a great card! This is
the outside:


And the inside:


Isn't that hilarious? I don't know
who I'll give it to. My brother in
law has a birthday in November.
Maybe I'll save it until then.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 Rejoice always, pray continually,
 give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Here's another little butterfly girl
combined with a corner die that
I love but hardly ever use. I have
quite a few of those, actually. If
John could see all the dies and
patterns I have he would be so mad.
Now I see on Facebook that my favourite
place in to order patterns in Switzerland
has posted more patterns. I haven't
even finished the ones I have and I'm
thinking about ordering more. In my
defence it takes about two weeks for
them to get here. Not much of a
defence, huh?!

I haven't done anything yet, I'm
still thinking about it, but that
in and of itself is dangerous for
me. No wonder I've had a headache
since last night. Too much thinking!

I'm looking forward to coffee with
Coleen tonight. Just because. It
will be fun.

Ephesians 2:8-10

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and
this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are
God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.

These are some of my favourite verses. 

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


I really like how this card turned out.
But when I put the pretty peel off line
sticker along the edge I didn't realize
that the circles would cover it up. You
can see tiny little bits of it but that's
all. I was bummed about that. You'd
think I'd have laid it all out...and I did,
but I failed to realize that if I used the
smaller circles the letters wouldn't fit inside.

I got my lawn mowed yesterday and
about an hour later the rain started
pouring! I'd say that was really good
timing. The weather was great for it, too.


I found this on facebook today and
it really struck me, so I had to share.

Matthew 11:28

 “Come to me, all you who are weary
and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Who can guess the flower?

For all my friends out there who know
flowers, what is this? I am terrible
growing, identifying and even liking
flowers. I know. It's criminal.
What can I say?

I was looking at the picture I posted
yesterday of my friends and I at the
ball game and I realized that our server
was grinning in the background! She
was so nice. I'm glad she photo bombed
our picture!


I have copied three books in the Bible now,

1 Samuel, John and Matthew. I'm starting
in Psalms this morning. I have read these
books before. Yet, writing them has slowed
me down enough that I have read things I
don't remember even seeing before! I have
finally found the best way for me to
study my Bible.

John 15:5

 “I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you, you will
bear much fruit; apart from me
you can do nothing.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 11, 2018

New girlies

I got some new dies last week.
These are called “lovely girls” and
come from China. Much, much cheaper
than the Gorjuss girls.


I'm not all that enamoured of the
girl sitting on the books. When I finally
had it together it still didn't look like the
picture. The arms are supposed to be
farther apart on the book. Oh, well.
  I think maybe the knees are supposed
to be higher.

Here is a card using one of them:

I like this one very much.

Judy's brother in law takes the
game very seriously and has no
time for pictures, LOL
We had a great time at the Tin Caps
game last night. They were playing
the Lansing Lugnuts. When we left
they were winning 10-0 (the Lugnuts
aren't very good in my opinion). It
started raining pretty good so we decided
we'd probably better hit the road. By
the time we got to Auburn it was raining
hard. No lawn mowing for me today
as it was raining early this morning.
That's a real problem. My garage floor
is kind of slick. So I took the dog out, hit
the floor with wet shoes, slid (but didn't fall)
and tore my toenail half off somehow.
I'm keeping a bandaid on it until it grows
out a little more.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let
your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Happy Monday!

Happy mistake

Guess where I saw this card? No, not pinterest! I'm a member of a card making group on facebook and someone posted a card like ...