Monday, June 17, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I have been blessed to have a father with a servant's heart. He has always done those things God has put on his heart to do. He has organized Crop Walks, taught Sunday School, served many terms on the session of his church, and by his examples he raised two daughters who seem to have lovingly served the Lord as well.
His actions shaped our lives and we are so blessed to have had him in all 62 years of my life. I thought this quote from Mother Teresa pretty much was the lesson Dad is still teaching us. Happy Fathers Day to all those loving and faithful dads, who have honored and served their heavenly Father.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I won this stamp set from Sweet and Sassy at their last blog hop challenge. It arrived yesterday, and I could hardly wait to try it out. So with the Color Throw Down challenge colors of kiwi kiss, melon mambo, barely banana, and groovy guava, I gave it a go. I am always glad when the Throw down challenge includes some of those discontinued SU colors. It's a great way to make use of them, and they are colors I still love. I embossed the barely banana triangular panel just to add a little texture to this. The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy, and I just love all the sentiments that are included in that set.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Some of the best peaches in Texas are grown in Fairfield, Texas at Cooper Farms. Every peach season I try to get somewhere that is selling these peaches alongside the road or in some of the stores. This image is from Flourishes and colored with copic markers. I freehanded my sentiment.
I have a friend who lost her beautiful mother this past weekend to breast cancer. I find these words from a stamp by ODBD to be comforting of all the emotions Anna will experience over the days ahead. These colors are the colors of the Splitcoaststampers color challenge this week, and they just worked perfectly into this design, offering a soft, tender touch to the words. Let our words be life and truth to all those we encounter this day. I am listening to the song, "Words" by Hank Nelson as I write this. A powerful song about the power of words.My favorite line said,
"Let the words I say, be sound of Your grace
I don't want to say a word unless it points the world back to you."
And with that sweet lesson, I say AMEN!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
For the ODBDSLChallenge this week, we were to use any Our Daily Bread Design stamps and any diecut. The little box is a diecut I bought at Dollar Tree, and the stamp set and butterfly diecut are from Our Daily Bread Designs. I colored the images with copic matkers, and I added some design paper from Graphics 45 to cover the inside bleed through of the markers. I added a purple organdy ribbon to the handle. Thought this could be filled with some kinds of goodies for a little end of year gift for a teacher. The other side of the box is also stamped and colored as this side. Inexpensive but it's all about presentation!!!!