Verse of the Day

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I have not posted in a couple of weeks because I simply needed some down time! I am always overwhelmed with the start of a new school year and then this semester I agreed to teach 2 (yes I know I am crazy) education classes for our local university.  I really do enjoy teaching and absolutely love helping students become teachers! All of this along with the mundane of everyday life ... well I just needed to get some distractions cleared away so I could focus.  Please understand, I do not think keeping my blog up to date and even scrapping are bad things ---- it's just that at times I know I have to simplify and those were things I could step away from for a little while.

While doing this, I also signed up to do the new Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study, The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst. It amazes me at how God prepares us for things before we even realize what He is doing! This Bible study is all about figuring out what things in life do we need to say yes to, no to and what things are the most important things that becomes our BEST YES answers!!!!

Here is an image from The Best Yes website that shows a quote form the book that really spoke to my heart:

My prayer is to have an underwhelmed schedule so that I can have an overwhelmed soul!!!!! I want an unbroken companionship with my Savior and I know that I can't or won't be able to accomplish either of these with too many distractions in my life.  So for right now, I am focusing on listening to God's voice so that I will know exactly what to say yes to and what to say no to!

I still plan on taking some time to create and when I do you know I will share that with you.  I am also hoping to share some of the insights I gain from this study ... I'm just not promising how often I will post right now!

If you are feeling overwhelmed and rushed all the time, I encourage you to take a deep breath and call out to God asking Him to show you what to take off your plate so that you are better prepared to see and know what He wants you to say yes to!



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another Chalk It Up Project!!!!

I absolutely love the Chalk It Up paper pack!!!!  I have had the Hinged Display Tray for about a year now and have been wanting to do something with it, so recently I created a 'teacher' project for my office using it and the Chalk It Up paper packs and a few of the PML cards.  It was so easy and I can't wait to see it on my shelf at work:


  • 5x7 Hinged Display Tray
  • Chalk It Up Paper Pack
  • Chalk It Up PML
  • Chalk It Up Complements
  • Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set
  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers

Visit my website today to take advantage of National Stamping Month #30yearsofhappy special.


Monday, September 8, 2014

National Stamping Month .... #30yearsofhappy

 National Stamping Month #30yearsofhappy

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!

Visit my website today to place your order and get your #30yearsofhappy stamp set for FREE!!! Anyone who places a qualifying order for this stamp set will also receive a FREE 1"x1" block from me! When you visit my website join the National Stamping Month Online Gathering for a chance to win FREE products! 

I will have a random drawing for anyone who places a order this month. The amount of the FREE products will depend on the amount of orders submitted.

Happy National Stamping Month!!!!!!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time for A Challenge ... Color Dare #109

It's hard to believe that it has been 2 weeks since I posted anything and even harder to believe that we are already finished with 3 weeks of school.  Today was the first day in over a month that I did not leave my house at all and it has been wonderful!!! From sleeping in to not having to put make-up on and do my hair - I could get used to this!!! Best of all, I was able to enjoy a few hours of creativity with some scrappin' projects!

I will share some of what I did over the next few days, but tonight I want to share a card I made for the Color My Heart Color Dare #109 Challenge. This is my first time participating in this challenge and this week's color palette comes from CTMH's Confetti paper pack (I love these colors!)

Here is the card I made using the sunburst technique:


  • Confetti Paper Pack
  • Lagoon Shimmer Tape
  • Pear Cardstock (Cloud was cut with Cricut Artiste)
  • Black Cardstock
  • Just Because Sentiment is from a promotional stamp set 
  • Pear Brads
  • 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Card Base