Hi everyone, I sure hope that you like this video. All the links are listed in the YouTube description box. Go and check out Imagine that Digi. I'm sure that you will find something that just has to be your next project. Remember to practice your CPR Craft Pray Repeat!
God reminds me all of the time that I have so much to be thankful for and I just wanted to share another example of how God takes care of me and my family. Remember to practice your CPR Craft Pray Repeat.
Another day and another fun Christmas card. I love Christmas, it's my favorite holiday. I love the giving, the cool air, and the smiles that you see on peoples faces. I know that I go through days and I've got my head down going about my business. But at Christmas, I become so happy about the birth of my Savior that I guess I can't help but not notice the things around me a little more. When Jesus is on your mind things always look a little brighter. I know that at times people think of Christians as fanatics. Christmas though, is the one time of year that we can praise the Lord and others, knowingly or not, join in.You may be looked at a bit off if you go to people's homes in August and randomly start singing praises to our Savior. But not December, I can go all over the place and people will look at me and smile when I sing. I know that they aren't smiling just because I'm singing because I really don't sound that good. So why do you think it is that in December we can shout His praises for all to hear but any other time of year people go on about their day and say, "Look at that crazy lady, singing in public." I don't know about you but I don't mind being called the crazy lady. God means more to me than anything and I'm not going to wait until December to sing his praises and I hope that you will join in with me. Praise the Lord!
Thanks for visiting me today and remember to practice your CPR - craft, pray, repeat.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit, maybe share a laugh, and praise the Lord for a moment or two.
Here are a few things that I'll be using this month to share some Christmas in July. I'm hoping to show others that you don't have to specifically have Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards. I hope that this video is helpful to someone and in someway eases the worry that creeps into our mind and says, "You don't have the right things, you don't have the newest things, there are so many people out there better than you." Because, guess what, that is a lie straight from the pits of Satan. We all have gifts and talents and yes, there may be people out there better than you or I but does that lessen our joy while we are making these projects to share with the people love. No, it doesn't and if you share your work with others, the people who love you will support you no matter how bad the red ink bleeds into the white or how you had to put a stamped sentiment over the place where you dropped the ink pad on your project. As a family of God, we should encourage each other no matter what. There will be a future video that those exact things happen to me and as I've heard many times their are no mistakes in paper crafting. In my case, it's just called creative opportunities to see if my brain can keep up with my fingers. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
This card is going to a friend who just lost her dad. My dad passed away 14 years ago and still not one day goes by that I don't think of him. So I understand her loss and know the pain she is feeling. My cards are nothing spectacular but I'm hoping that in some way they bring her, even if it's just for a moment, relief from the pain she is feeling. If you all would join me in praying for her and her family, I would greatly appreciate it.
Another day and another opportunity to praise the Lord. It's raining and the lights keep flickering so I lit a candle and the house smells amazing. Now if I can just keep Mariah from blowing it out, I'll be in good shape. Fire makes her nervous. God is so good. My son has been working for UPS for about 7 years and he kept saying that he was going to wait and stay there because he wanted to become a driver. Well you have to work for 30 days and stay within their time limits and bless his heart, he was so nervous because he had planned his whole life and his families around being able to get that job. Well, today is day 31 so he made it. Then he has to work 30 days without an accident and then he will be off probation and the job is his. This is really going to make things so much easier for his family and I am so grateful to the Lord for being with him every step of the way. My oldest daughter has been planning to build a tiny house for over a year. She just graduated with her bachelors and will be starting in the fall for her masters in Art Therapy. She wants to work with handicapped children. She has a natural gift for that and I'm sure that having a little brother and sister with down syndrome has only helped confirm her desire. So we've been looking for things that she can start buying to put aside for when she and her daddy can start building on it. Well, I saw an add for some reclaimed southern yellow pine that is probably between 75 and 100 years old, I called the man and explained what my daughter was wanting it for and that she was in college and funds were limited. So not only did he come down in his price but he also offered to throw in some old bead board as well. He shared with us that the wood all came from his great grandmothers house. My daughter is so excited, she's acting like a little kid at Christmas.
Well, I have another video for you but this one does not have a tutorial. I'm hoping to be back on track by next week and start my 12 days of Christmas and add tutorials to each of the video's. So I hope that you'll stop back and join in on the Christmas fun.
When I originally started this blog, it was strictly to share the cards and crafts that I make. Then I felt very defeated because I was not getting any new subscribers or comments. I lost sight of what was important to me and that is not that anyone praise me or oooohhhh and aaaawwww over the things I make. I lost sight of the one thing in this world that is more important to me than anything and that is Jesus Christ. I had began a YouTube channel so that I could show how to make the things I was making but also so that I could share the things that happen in my life and how amazing my Heavenly Father is to me. I know that people go to blogs for all kinds of different reasons.
I bought a set of stamps the other day from Sweet and Sassy and right across the top of their packaging it says,"...sharing the love of Christ through paper crafting". That's what I want to do. I think I had trouble expressing myself in words and pictures. But once God opened the opportunity for me to do video's and show someone exactly what I was doing, things changed. But more than that, I was able to show you my crafts and how I made them but I was also able to talk and tell you all about the things going on in my life and the Heavenly Father who gets me through each and every day.
We had something pretty awful happen last week, something that rocked me to my core. I got so upset that I went from fine to furious in seconds and that is when I fell, I said things that were not pleasing to God. I had to ask Him to forgive me. I want this blog to be about crafts but also about sharing my love for my Lord and Savior. I want people to understand that just because I say I'm a Christian, that doesn't mean that I'm perfect or that I'm not going to mess up because I really messed up that day. I had never felt so betrayed in my life. Then I remembered that Jesus knew exactly what I was feeling. That he had also been betrayed and hurt by the people he loved and trusted. I know that a lot of people think that, "Oh God doesn't know what I'm going through. There is no way He could ever understand." Well, I'm here to tell you that He does understand and that it's not about the things we face but about the way we feel that God understands. Did God ever get on the internet or did God ever drive a car and have an accident. No, he didn't. But what He did do was feel the pain when someone wrote something about him that wasn't true or see the chariots and soldiers trample people in their way and He felt just like you did the day you had that car accident and hit someone and they were hurt. He did have people write and say horrible things about Him. So He does understand how I feel and He understands how you feel. So I just want people to understand that it's not about the physical act of something, it's the feelings that we share when something happens that God knows, understands and has felt Himself.
So here are my plans for this blog and my YouTube channel. I would love to share the cards that I make with you, I'll show them through video and with photos. I'll even link the products I use so that you can find them easily. As long as you understand that everything I do, I want to do for the glory of God. I am not perfect and I will make mistakes. But guess what, God is going to pick me up and dust me off and say learn from this Sherry. So whatever it is that happened and I failed Him. I promise I will try to learn from it and not make that mistake again, so all I'm asking from you is a little bit of Grace when I mess up and for you to know that God loves you and so do I.
This is an amazing stamp set. If you like flowers, like to color or even don't like to color. Because these are layering stamps you don't have to color if you don't want to. I think this is an incredible set for beginner crafters. The images are a very good size and you will not be overwhelmed with to much detail. Yet if you are a seasoned crafter, these images lend themselves in a way that they can be altered and more details added. I will put links below for the products I used. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
I am making tags every month so that I have a nice supply. I want to be able to give them to my family in November to use on their families gifts. I miss being able to be with everyone so I guess this is my way of being included in each one of their Christmas mornings.
I just wanted to take a moment to praise the Lord and thank Him for his goodness and mercy. He is what sustains me and makes each day bearable. Sometimes I forget to give Him the credit for getting me through each day.
I went to the nursing home yesterday and saw a lady from my church who has Alzheimer's, it was heart breaking. But the part that was amazing to me was that when I would sing hymns to her, it was like her life opened up again and almost as if she were in the presence of the Lord himself. She would get this huge smile and seemed so truly happy that it was like nothing I'd ever seen before. She wasn't looking at me but it seemed clear that she was looking at someone and there was no one else in the room. So I believe that her smile and excitement came from the Lord himself and that when she was in His presence, her life did open up again and for that short time she was standing with Him. Whole and happy and with the assurance that she has lived a good and faithful life and that one day when He calls her home, she knows that she is going to hear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."
Go and check it out. She has so many amazing products at great prices. I'm sure that you will find something that you just can't live with out. Most of us crafters have experienced that at one time or another. LOL
Have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
This was such a fun card and I absolutely am loving learning to watercolor. I hope that you enjoy this card as much as I have. Links for all of the products I used are listed above. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.