I recently read through the Psalms as part of my daily devotions. As I was nearing the end of the book, I came to Psalm 136. It was such a blessing and it took me back more than 20 years ago when this passage came to me at a very vulnerable time. Shortly after finding out that I was pregnant with our second child, I began having signs that I was having a miscarriage. Losing that precious baby was difficult, but my God was bigger. He had just the words for me when I needed them the most: "His mercy endures forever". No matter what, He is bigger than my problems. He is bigger than my pain and His mercy endures forever.
Do I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if that baby had been born? Sometimes, but not often. I know that I will see that precious one someday. In my heart she was a girl we have named Brittany. His mercy has endured and will continue to do so. Since I that day so long ago, I have specifically sought out this passage to bask in God's pro…
Today I have something to share with you that I've never tried before. I took a scrapbook sketch and turned into a standard A2 card sketch. I love the way it turned out and hope you will too.
I started by choosing a sketch that was originally posted on Srapbook Challenges. If you click on the sketch, you will be taken to the original sketch. They have lots of fun sketches for all you scrapbookers.
I then created my own sketch to make it fit on a standard 4.25" X 5.5" card. Each of the banner ribbons were cut at 3/8" wide.
Now it was time to create the card. I needed the following supplies to pull it off:
DCWV - The Tradewinds Matstack
Core'dinations "Timeless" Textured Cardstock (grey)
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Stampendous "Happy Messages" stamps
Close To My Heart - Outdoor Denim ink
Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch
EK Success 1 3/8" circle punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
After the video, I decided to add…
Good Morning. Now I know that Christmas is just barely over and the New Year is nearly upon us. Where has the time flown? You may remember that I have enjoyed participating in swaps at Art and Sassy. I have been invited to be one of the hosts on the sight. This is a fun place to swap projects and ideas and I feel quite privileged to be able to participate. So despite the fact that my Christmas tree is still up, I wanted to post this Valentine's project now to introduce you to a swap in January that I am hosting. If you would like to participate in the swap, click here and request to be added to the site.
This swap is all about stickpins and a place to hold them. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the Cricut craft room to create this first stick pin holder. The beads were a combination of Cousins and Blue Moon Beads brands as well as some from my stash. The ribbon is the red ribbon candy from 3 Girl JAM. Paper is from K and Company and The Paper Studio "…