Thursday, January 17, 2019

My Besties Tag

Close To My Heart Mini Stapler (love this thing)
Stampin' Up cardstock, pattern papers, and ribbon
The Stamps of Life stamp from the October 2017 Kit Club
Lawn Fawn dies for tag cuts
Hope you'll join us this month linking up your tags.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

You're Cute to the Bone

Lawn Fawn, Happy Howloween stamp set
Fancy Pants Designs, Sweet Nothings 6x6 paper pad
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Colored with Stampin' Up Blends

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

TEA-riffic Double Scrapbook Layout

I used the Close To My Heart workshop kit, Beautiful Friendship, to create this double layout.
These are new products to me, even though they are probably retired in their store.

I get so much joy out of scrapbooking. It's amazing.
Thanks for visiting with me today!
Your comment prompt for today is:
What's your favorite crafting color combination?

:) Janis

Sunday, January 13, 2019

That Was Awesome

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamp set: Fabulous Flamingo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide,
Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Marina Mist, 
Dapper Denim, Tuxedo Black Memento
 Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Card

Close To My Heart Happy Days workshop kit
Close To My Heart Monstrous Halloween stamp set
Thanks for visiting with me today!
Your comment prompt for today is:
Did you do anything special on your last birthday?

:) Janis

Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy Birthday Llama

Cricut cartridge, Birthday Bash for Llama die cut

Everything else is from The Stamps of Life:
Darling Collection 6x6 paper pad
Glitter Enamel Dots
squirrels2love stamp set for sentiment
Sizzix Edgelits used for fun curve shape on front of card

I'm addicted to these edgelits for adding character to the front of my cards!
Oh my gosh. They are so fun.

Thanks for visiting with me today!
Your comment prompt for today is:
Have you been Christmas shopping?

:) Janis

Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Online Study via Lifeway

Hi, friends!

Lifeway started a new online Bible study today. It's on the book of JOB. You'll need to purchase the student workbook, but the weekly videos will be available FREE during the study, and a couple of weeks after just in case any of us miss a week or get behind. After that, they will be available for purchase.

I'm really excited about it. I bought my workbook in November, even though I wasn't sure if I would enjoy studying a book that has Job suffering. But you know, that was very selfish of me. God teaches us things sometimes through things we don't enjoy. Like when we are suffering.  After the first video session today, I can truly say I'm excited to dig into this book.

Job is not a book of the Bible I ever spent much time reading. So I know very little about it. Which is good because that means I have a lot I can learn.

Here are links to Lifeway and the study if you want to get more information.

Announcing Job Online Bible Study
Lifeway online store to purchase Job workbook
Find out More
Other Bible Studies via Lifeway Women (save this link!)

Online Bible Studies are a great way to stay in God's word with other Godly women when weekly scheduled meetings don't always coordinate with our lives.

I hope you'll check it out and consider studying with us.

Much love and blessings to you!
:) Janis


Close To My Heart Fresh Air Cardmaking & die set
Thanks for visiting with me today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Birthday Theme Pocket Letter

Stampin' Up stamp set: Five For All
Metal gear embellishments
Pink Bow
Stitched dies

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Coffee with a Friend

SU Stamp set: Coffee Cafe and Dies: Coffee Cups Framelits

Thanks for visiting with me today!
Your comment prompt for today is:
Do you use digi images in your crafting?

:) Janis

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Rabbit Hole is having a Design Team Call!

So excited! A friend of mine is having the first ever Design Team Call for The Rabbit Hole Designs.

You can get all of the information about how to apply on her post HERE.

Check it out and good luck!

I Speak French (fries)

This card was made by cutting in half a folded A2 card. This created 2 cards that are tall and skinny. Something a little different for a change. Change is good sometimes.

The card base is white, and I sponged it with some green and dark yellow inks.

The 3D French Fries, and other stickers are all from the SSS kit mentioned above created by Doodlebug Designs. I have to say, that Doodlebug Designs is probably my favorite company for papers and fun embellishments. I'm all about the cute stuff, and everything the come out with is so cute!! I need a drawer full of all of their 3D stickers. Somebody tell Santa for me, will ya? They are only a couple of dollars in the SSS store, but around $7+ at Amazon. What's up with that?

The sentiment is one of my favorites created by The Stamps of Life. The Stamp set is called, "sayings4frenchfries." All of the sentiments are hilarious.

Thanks for visiting with me today.
I love comments.
Here is your comment prompt for the day...
What's your favorite fast food?

:) Janis

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Why Are You So Worried?

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you guys are enjoying the first few days of the year, and pray your days will just get better and better as the year progresses.

RECAP: Our family moved from Alaska to South Carolina last September. Tom got an apartment in Alaska to split his time between Alaska and home for his work contract. The project he's working on lasts for 2.5 more years, so the travel was going to be heavy.

UPDATE: The good news is, Tom decided to work at home remotely full time with only a week or two in a Alaska a year. Yay! He began his drive back home pulling a UHaul yesterday. It's almost a 5,000 mile drive through extreme winter weather and going through long stretches of no civilization or cell phone coverage.

He's been dealing with temperatures at -43 degrees F.  Oh my gosh! Thankfully it's getting warmer. Today he's traveling through areas of only -20's. LOL Brrrrrrr

Last night was a strange night at our house. I could not get sleepy after going to bed, so I read for a couple of hours. The dogs were restless and whined off and on. I finally let them outside in the middle of the night which is rare, but hoping they would calm down after that. They did a little, but were still restless the entire night. Bonnie got up in the 2am hour asking where daddy was. I told her it was still night time and to go back to bed. Yes, I was still awake and hadn't even started sleeping yet. Bonnie got up again in the 4am hour with the same questions about daddy.

All through the night of not being able to sleep, to dozing and having weird dreams, to tossing and turning not sleeping, I prayed for Tom. God, please keep him safe in the cold. Please don't let him have mechanical issues. Please don't let the snow and ice cause any driving problems. Please don't let him stop to sleep and get cold or the truck stop running. On and on I prayed over and over again for protection for Tom. God, please have Your angels surround him with protection and minister to his body that he gets enough sleep, is alert, has wisdom in his choices......

I felt God ask me, "Why are you so worried?"

I replied, "Because it's so much more dangerous to travel that route in the Winter."

I felt God respond to me, "Is there anything too difficult for Me?"

I stopped.
My brain stopped with the panic thoughts running through my head.
My anxiety relaxed.

No, there is nothing too difficult for God. The temperature, weather, terrain, and vehicles that can decide to stop working or get a flat tire... the roads covered with snow and ice.... the wildlife that tends to stand right in the middle of the road until the herd of Buffalo decide to mozy on.... none of these things are too difficult for God to protect Tom through.

I calmed down.
I fell asleep.

I woke up really, really tired and dragging myself around the house this morning to get the dogs fed, Bonnie cleaned up and dressed and fed, etc., and to get us ready to go to church. But my anxiety was gone.

Thank You, God, for reminding me just because something is hard or dangerous or scary for us, nothing is hard, dangerous or scary for You. Your power is greater than anything we face or go through. Thank You for speaking to me last night. Reminding me, You are God. Nothing is too difficult for You.

Let's pray and agree together:
Father, thank You for caring for us. Thank You for holding our hand when we are scared. Thank You for understanding our human emotions and gently reminding us in love that You care for us. Nothing is too hard for You. Please help those reading this post right now that are scared. Show them that nothing is too big or scary for You to handle. Help those with anxiety and worry about a loved one. Remind them that prayer is a powerful thing that sets the angels in action to fight for us. We love You, and are amazed at how much You love us.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Scriptures from English Standard Version (ESV)

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Lord God! It is You Who have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for You.

Birthday Shaker Card

Anna Griffin shaker card kit

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Popcorn Tag

Simon Says Stamp, I Chews You Limited Edition Card kit, Stamptember 2018
Cardz TV Stamps, Good Times

Cardz TV Stamps, Banners & Bubbles

The tab base was ivory. I sponged it with some Stampin' Up inks.
Other than the Cardz TV Stamp sets and red ribbon I used,
everything else was in the Simon Says Stamp card kit.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Today's comment prompt...
When was the last time you ate popcorn?

Friday, January 4, 2019

Trick or Treat Scrapbook Layout

Close To My Heart, Jeepers Creepers workshop Kit (retired)

Thanks for visiting with me today!
Your comment prompt for today is:
Do you scrapbook?

:) Janis