Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Two are Better Than One...

June is slipping away quicker than I hoped, but then after June comes my birthday month!  We get to celebrate the USA's birthday & then 4 days later my birthday!!! But until then I have a busy last 5 days of June!

I am a bridesmaid in a wedding on Sunday... at almost 48 years old it seems strange to me to be a "bridesmaid"... I don't know maybe we should be called a bride's madam... ok maybe that doesn't sound quite right either!!! *Ü*  My hubby is a groomsman too so I will share some pics next week!

Just like me the bride loves butterflies so she is having butterflies on her cake... I agreed to help make some fluttering lil' creatures for that purpose. So yesterday I created the sparkly butterflies out of vellum cardstock on my Cricut... diamond-like sparkles!
I also wanted to share the card I created for the little get together the bridesmaids had for the bride...
I printed the verse off my computer... "Two are better than One" one the inside it said, "for if they fall one will  lift up the other." from Ecclesiastes 4:9-10  The card was cased from Kay Kalthoff with different colors/paper/embossing folder.

With the busyness of our life right now... running "to & fro" my Stampin' Up business has suffered, which makes me sad, but I also know that I can do only what I can do!  I love the Stampin' Up products & the new catalog is amazing, so if you would like to see a catalog or if I can help you with any of your Stampin' needs please call on me for that.  And if you haven't heard of or taken a look at SU's My Paper Pumpkin here is a video that shows you what it is all about!

Thanks for stopping... our little chats mean so much to me! Have a blessed day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fabulous Friday!

Friday! Yay! A beautiful, sunny day again today! So grateFUL for that!  I have lots to get done today & I have not accomplished much so far!!!

So I just wanted to share about a book signing I went to in Grand Rapids last night.  I am not a reader of books so much, but my friend, Ruth, asked me to go with her.  Obviously, I had never been to a book signing... bookstores give me a stomach ache!  But I wanted to spend time with Ruth & I know I need to be open to more experiences in my life... besides the name of the this authors newest book was, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream, Opening the Door to All God Has for You."  The title alone intrigued me! The author's name is Holley Gerth & she seems like a fun, sweet person.  It was an incredible experience! When she got on stage to speak, she spoke right to my HEART!  And of course God had us sitting in the very front row so no distractions!  Anyway... I did buy her book & had her sign it too!

I will praise You, Lord, with all my HEART; I will tell of all the wonderful things You have done. Psalms 9:1


Monday, June 10, 2013


It is Monday!!! How is your Monday going? It has been a little gloomy outside around here today... maybe the sun will come out tomorrow! *Ü*

It was a great weekend... very busy, but really good! And it is looking like it will be a fairly busy week also!

Sometimes it is so easy to let circumstances overwhelm, but then I remind myself that God is right here with me every step of the way!  There is nothing new that we can go through that He doesn't know about & is already there!  He is my past, presence and future!

"When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path where I walk..." Psalms 142:3

So I do have a new In-Color card... I really love these colors! And of course I used butterflies on it! They can always make me smile!
Also, right now Stampin' Up has "Grab Your Greetings" (Here) special going... 3 word sets are 25% off until June 30, 2013.  Here is one of the sets in this special:
Blessings to you!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Eula's Dessert...

Happy Saturday! It is a beautiful, sunny day here in northern Michigan! Not too warm yet, but we will wait & see!  Just a quick post this morning before I am gone for the day!

The CareNet LifeWalk was a great experience last night... we were blessed to have the opportunity to help such a good cause!  And thanks again to all of you who sponsored us... it means the world to us to have your support for something that is so important to us!

My hubby & I are heading off to Ludington today... we have a get together tonight & then staying over for church tomorrow.  We have been attending & serving in Ludington for over a year now! Wow, how time flies!  It hasn't happened in the way we thought it would... we didn't think a year later we would still be driving back & forth, but we believe what God said... and we are trusting Him because He has the plan!

So I did a little baking for our gathering tonight... I made what my family calls "Eula's Dessert".  Eula was the sweetest lady from Alabama... she has been in Heaven for quite a few years now.  When we would go to Eula & Ed's for anything, they would not let you leave until you sat down & had a "little bite of something!" It was never little, nor was it just a bite!  Ahhh, good memories! Anyway, she made this dessert & that was the first time I ever had it, so that is how it got its name!
Flour, nuts, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, cool whip, pudding!!! What could be better?!

Ok, must go get ready & pack an overnite bag! Have a blessed day!

"I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace & not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Keep seeking... keep hoping!

Friday, June 7, 2013

She Believed...

Yes, it is me... I know posting 2 days in a row!!! I am on a roll! Speaking of rolls... it is national doughnut day!!! I have been withholding from such things, but how unpatriotic of me not to celebrate!!! *Ü*

I am excited... my hubby and I are walking in Life Walk for CareNet of Cadillac tonight! CareNet is a pregnancy resource center. They do some incredible work to help ladies with unplanned pregnancies and also reach out to the daddies too!  It is about choosing life!

I am not trying to be controversial, but it is my blog and it is my point of view... I came across a post on facebook the other day about people posting things on their facebook page against abortion.  This person said that when people post that stuff it is hurtful to women that have had abortions in their past. Another person commented that it is so judgmental of people to post those things.  I got a little upset by the whole conversation... isn't it my right to post on my facebook page what I believe???  I really had to take a step back and think about it... my flesh wanted to post a comment right then and there, but thank God I didn't.  So I prayed about it instead... I asked God if my motives were wrong in the things I post against abortion.  I was shown my motives were innocent... anything I post against abortion is not about condemnation for someone's past... it is about saving someone's future!  I have never been in the position of an unplanned pregnancy so I cannot judge them!  On the other hand, I believe life is so precious... I will stand up for life and I am sorry if it hurts someone's feelings, but I would rather hurt someone's feelings than keep quiet about the life of a living breathing child!

Ok, on to something a little lighter... I have another card to share with you today:

I love this stamp set from Stampin' UP... yes I realized some of these items are retired, but that is ok... I like them!!! *Ü* A fond farewell to Pretty in Pink!

"Good Feelings" - Wood-mount $25.95 and Clear-mount $18.95
"We love Him because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

Blessings to you!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Oh my... oh my... it has been 2 months since I posted on grateFUL HEART! Where has the time gone?! I am really gonna do better!  I have posted some on my other blog, Coffee Cup Corner, but not here... I have not taken the time to do much crafting and my Stampin' Up hobby/business shows it too!  I love to be creative... it is good therapy for me, but I put it last on my list... that has got to stop!!!

I have really been thinking a lot about the word, "refreshing"... what does that word mean to you?  When things get stale you know you have to refresh or just toss it... from bread to your marriage and everything in between can get stale sometimes!

So I have taken the opportunity to refresh my blog! What do you think? New look... new attitude... new things to share from my HEART!

"A twinkle in the eye delights the heart.
    Good news refreshes the body." Proverbs 15:30

And the good news??? Well, for this post it is the new Stampin' Up catalog is out!!!  So many great new things... love... love... love!  And the new In Colors... so sweet!  You have got to see them in person! Hmmm, maybe you would like to host a workshop with me?!
Aren't they so pretty! And the names make them good enough to eat... well, except for Coastal Cabana! *Ü*  You just got to get yourself some... and I can help you with that!

I do have a card to share too...

This designer paper if called Two for Tea... it is no longer available, but there is a DSP in the new caddy that is just as pretty called Afternoon Picnic!

Guess that is it for today! Hope this leaves you refreshed and a little inspired!