Anything Goes with a Birthday card and Easter card


Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge this week is Anything Goes. So I first made the birthday card for a friends brother in-law and decided it fit my father-in-law so I made him one too!

Great Outdoors Birthday

Then I decided to make a card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge so I will share it at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge also.


There is free Word Art of this scripture on the blog but it didn’t fit the space I had since it was more of horizontal sentiment. So I tried to mimic what she did and made it vertical. When I saw this scripture it made me think of this digital image by Deedee’s Digis so that is why I went with it.

1) Word Art Wednesday – uplifting project

2) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #221 – Anything Goes

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #240 – Easter

4) April Card Challenge @ – Favorites – used a sketch from last month (Mojo Monday Sketch #361)


Fishing Birthday Card

Digital Image: Great Outdoors @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Christian Easter Card

Digital Image: Our Risen Lord @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Give Thanks in All Circumstances


Will of God

Giving thanks in all circumstances is not an easy thing to do. It is especially hard during tough times when you don’t understand why bad things can happen to good people. A good friend of mine is going through this right now and it has been a blessing to be able to watch her strength in God even when it doesn’t seem like he is working in the situation. We know he is working but the problem is we don’t see the big picture like he does. So the here and now looks devastating which gives the devil a chance to whisper lies to us “God doesn’t care” and “where is God at now when you need him?” But he is there…he has never left. Sometimes he has to let bad things happen so the BIG picture can be completed. God allows everything to happen so the circumstances you are in ARE HIS WILL. Don’t try to understand because you cannot this is when you need to trust him.

Even though I am not going through this trial watching my friend has helped me grow my faith and understanding of God’s will is not always known so that is why you have to have faith.  I had hopes to send this to my friend before she saw it on my blog but life didn’t allow that….so my dear friend it is in the mail!

Her story is what inspired this card. Diane’s Daydream Designs is sponsoring Word Art Wednesday this week and made a wonderful Sentiment set just for this challenge. Go to Word Art Wednesday to get a free download of the sample word art.

Give Thanks to the Lord

When I saw 1 Thess. 5:18 I immediately thought of my friend and knew I needed to make her a card for it.


1) Word Art Wednesday – Anything goes as long as it is up lifing.

2) Squiggleyfly Challenge #44 – Use patterned paper – used it on the umbrella

3) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #194 – Stripes

4) November Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – use a sketch or card saved in your favorites as inspiration. I used i {heart} sketches #84 as my inspiration.


Digital Images: Sunshine and Rain Outline (umbrella) and Sunshine and Rain Color (cloud) and Give thanks to the Lord Sentiments

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: scraps I had

Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Gloss Accents, pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Technique: paper pieced

Cards for friends


One of the couples in them marriage group is going to move so the wife can go to Christian college for a year and then one of the ladies is having a hysterectomy on Tuesday so we wanted to make them cards.

We weren’t sure what to do with the hysterectomy card but she is a HUGE Dr. Who fan so in joking around my husband and I mixed Dr. Who and Dr. Seuss together and came up with this card. My husband drew/designed everything so all I did was cut it out and glue it onto a card base.

Dr Whoterus

Inside: After the surgery, we hope you have plenty of time to… Recuperate!


1) Use Your Stuff Challenge #148 – Inspired by Dr. Seuss. I hope this counts since it isn’t something actually from Dr. Seuss but is totally inspired by Dr. Seuss.


Images: designed by my husband

Cardstock: Bazzill (pinata), orange scraps

New chapter


We’re excited to see the chapters
God’s going to write for your life.

We wanted to do a book theme since this will be a new chapter in their life. This is an older digi by True 😀 at True’s Gift’s from the Heart that is no longer available.


1) Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #189 – Something Old. That fiber is probably 10 years old. The digital stamp is about 2 years old and the brads I got prior to 2006. The patterned paper is the newest thing and I think it is almost a year old.

2) Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #24 – I really liked this sketch and love the sponsor this week, Doodle Pantry. I didn’t use of their images but still used the sketch.

3) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #145 – Anything Goes that is uplifting


Image: Morning Devotions by True 😀

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Rosy “love” blossoms paper)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Lasting Impressions brads, fiber

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