Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Best Things in Life!

I have had a couple “bumpy” days… I have noticed that some days I have a greater need of mercy… not only from God but from others too!  The thing with God’s mercy is that He has given me all the mercy I will ever need forever… given in daily doses! “Through the Lord’s mercy, we are not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited. It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great.” Lamentations 3:22-23

The problem is so many times I don’t “feel” it because I am choosing to do things my own way.  Doing things my own way only helps me to put my trust in me & not Him! What a colossal mistake is that??? Yet I continue to do it over & over again! (if you want to read more about Feelings Over Truth? head to Coffee Cup Corner: HERE

We had a beautiful rain here yesterday! The dry ground was so desperate for that sweet liquid from Heaven! So grateFUL for that! 

Labor Day is so early this year! I always use to have anxiety when Labor Day rolled around because that meant... back to school! Yikes! I still feel it a little bit I guess... only because summer went so fast, but beautiful weather is not over yet!

I have been very lax in my Stampin' UP business... I really don't know if I am cut out for this as a business??? I love the products & I love to create, but I find I don't enjoy it so much if I feel like I have to do it!  I know... crazy, but that is just me! And, not to make excuses, but our life is so up in the air right now... it makes it hard for me to plan!

I do have a card to share with you... this is a card I made as a special order for a 73rd Wedding Anniversary! Yes... that is right 73 years!!!  I made one for their 70th & now 3 years later another one! What an honor!

Most everything is Stampin' Up but the framed pieces are cut on my Cricut! So what do you think?

It is bill paying day... YIPPEE!... so I better get at it!  My hubby only gets paid once a month so at least I only have to do this once a month!!! Trying to find the bright side!!! Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

{no matter what}

Finally got around to finishing a stamping project I have been wanting to do for awhile. I got this printer tray as a bonus when I signed up almost a year ago to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator... why rush it!?
In case you forgot... I love butterflies! I also saw a tray done by Michelle Zindorf using the big beautiful Swallowtail stamp from Stampin' Up, so I did case some of her ideas here.

I printed out the verse, "For such a time as this..." Esther 4:14. I love the book of Esther! The significance of her story... when God calls do you want to say, "No," and miss out on the God-venture!?
This section I stamped the words, "Love" & "Sweet"... the symbols of the key & heart. Also our anniversary date of August 11!
And the "O" stands for our last name, Orth. I added the little banner that says, {no matter what}... to say we will always be here for each other. Sunday we celebrate 23 years of marriage!