It is about 33 and raining- at least not ice- but it is gloomy and rainy. PERFECT scrapping day! I got all my errands done yesterday so I am doing laundry and hopefully will be scrapping here very soon!!

Ok so last week I actually got a couple things made. This one is about my little Winne- I think she sort of has the Llama shape! LOl see photo under the layout. I used a sketch challenge from Becky Fleck over at the ACOT message board as inspiration for this.

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And I made this card using a Mama Elephant stamp and die set! A big Thank You shout out to my sweet friend Barb (aka Pawprints!!) sent this to me !!! Isn’t it so cute????!!!!

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and my coool frog flower (I also have a smaller one too!) that my sweet friend Larry got me for Christmas!!!!  eeek!!! Can you feel the LOVE !!!! So nice to have sweet people in your life!!

speaking of which, reminds me of a scripture I was reading this morning:  Zechariah 7:9…. practice kindness and compassion to one another.   Charles Stanley says this, which I think is REALLY good ” God is not interested in sacred ritual apart from a genuine, heart-felt, intimate relationship with him.  A genuine and dynamic relationship with the Lord leads naturally to genuine and dynamic relationships with others in which you seek their best and treat them as you would like to be treated.”

WOW … can you imagine if more people started treating each other the way they want to be treated what a difference in the world there would be.?????

 

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Happy Sunday

How has your Sunday been so far?  It is very cold here 20’s?? started with some freezing rain but it didn’t stick on anything but the car!!! UGH….  no problems getting off to church early for a quick practice run of worship before actual services started.

We are starting a new series in Daniel– it is going to be soooo good!! Very instructional on Living in Exile…..  Ps 137 is a song that the Israelites sang during the very time that Daniel was written and happening…. and it says in  vs. 4 ” How can we sing the songs of the Lord in a foreign land”….  That is what we are going to learn… how to live in exile. We as believers are not of this world so in other words we live in exile.   John 17:14 John quoting Jesus who said, “those that are his are not of this world any more than I am”….   if you are interested, the sermon is at http://www.westsidepb.org

Big idea:   “The only way to stand in a culture that is fallen is to stand on the truth that God is Sovereign”   and Failure doesn’t define you, it refines you.  Think on those things a while.

 

2018!!!! Really???

Well,  I am just getting back to my blog. No…. I haven’t posted since 2016… (hanging head in shame)… so I really didn’t stick to it to get any type of follower base!  There is no time like the present! I am going to try it again!

Feb 2- the sun is shining! But it is cooooold here… with the windchill ‘feels like 6’ I am ready for summer. LOL  Maybe we need some super cold to kill out all the bad germs around (I know that is not a thing) but we can hope, right?

I did a big scrapbook challenge over at A Cherry On Top (ACOT) a January 30 layouts in 30 days!! Whew. I made it through! I am typically a weekend and not often a middle of the week scrapper so this took a lot to do it for me! The beginning of the year is always super busy for me too so that compounded my struggle — usually I’m brain dead after I get home from work. I want to play with the puppies and not much creativity going on in my brain.  I will post a few layouts later on ….

Hope you have a happy and a BLESSED day!!

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday to everyone! It finally stopped raining here– we have had a full 5-6 days of no rain and the yard has finally dried up!  We now are getting the heat wave that many states are getting this weekend. I am enjoying the sun!!!

Very busy weekend here…. more about that in minute! I have not had a chance to get any scrapping done so I will post 2 layouts that I did get done last weekend!

This is little Winnie last sept when she was only with us a couple weeks, Ollie was so curious

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This is sweet mazee (laying down) and her baby Memphis. We are losing mazee to cancer so every good day is a blessing. She has been doing quite well actually, although her sight is gone now she is getting around well and she is a happy girl.

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I had thought to get some scrappy fun today but life got in the way… and I have been very humbled by parts of it. I went with my son this morning to volunteer at the Bread Shed. It is an event on the second saturday of every month to donate food to the community in need.  I have heard about it for years but have never went. My son has been a few times lately and was very moved by it.  So I went today. I must say that I am very humbled by the experience. There were lots of volunteers and all of them were needed. There is a man who collects clothes and pretty much whatever is donated to him to bring in a trailer and we gave that stuff out first. Then there was a huge refrig truck that came and brought pallets of food. Some of it had to be separted into bags so everyone would have some…. I helped with separating out breads (like french breads and rolls and crossiants). Then I helped with passing out cereal.  There was all kinds of non perishab les and there were fresh fruits and veggies too.  There ended up being over 300 people served. I had no idea the level of need in our small community.

It really touched my heart and I was so happy to help, everyone servers and those being served were so kind. I thank God for all his wonderful blessings that he has given me and for providing for all those people.

Song for the week:   From the Inside Out– Hillsong United.  (Im on a Hillsong kick this month! )

I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend! Maybe some scrappy time will be fit in…. plenty of time playing with the pups who are all taking a pre-bedtime nap around my feet as I type! LOL

 

WOW– I’m taking the plunge!

I haven’t ever attempted anything like this… it is a bit daunting. I have thought about starting a blog for awhile but have been afraid to actually try to do it.

I decided to take the challenge! In the past months my daughter finished her nursing degree, took her test, got a job and moved 3 hours away all in a period of about 3 weeks! Now that is change!

My son is also going through lots of changes and is facing everything head on– starting and running his own custom remodel business and working a part time job in case jobs are not coming in fast enough. But he has been super busy in the remodel side which is running him ragged on the part time job side too.

So if they can go through lots of change…. I can too!  I have no idea how to link up my scrap pages, pics or anything yet…. but I am going to learn!

It is super rainy here and the back yard is flooded

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hoping it stops soon!

Here is a preview of a few scrappy layouts I have made this month…..

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Song for today is Oceans…. (for more than one reason see photo above!) it is by Hillsong United– look it up on youtube!

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ok– this is my first post! TFL… see ya soon!