Wednesday, July 1, 2020

"Hello July"

Hello family, friends, followers and viewers.
Today is the beginning of a new month...July.  I'm already overwhelmed with the birthday celebration that will happen this month.  Usually it would be vacation time but due to the pandemic still here and back on the rise in some states, I'm staying at home.  I explained to you a reason why I don't spend a lot of time on this blog the last posting I did.  I truly hope you understand.  I'm not ready to start a new one.  I tried that when Google+ was closing down and I got duped into spending some money for a worthless site.  Every time I turned around I was being asked to pay more for this and that.
I'll use this platform to continue to post just pictures of my projects so that at the end of the year I can look back at how I progress in crafting.
Today's cards are creations from the last time we were together up until today.  Again, you can catch me on Instagram mostly everyday.
My share:
 This is the one I did today to share on Splitcoaststampers for the SC808 sketch.

 I also made this one today for my bible journaling and to share at https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.
 This was Tuesday work.  The flowers are handmade.  This will be given away in my "Soldier box".
I watched a video on Youtube by Yana (forgot her last name).  She did a card with the front slanted.  I had to try this because it was something I had never done.  I think it came out rather nice.  I was using some old cardstock and paper but it will be given away in my "Soldier box".

The weather in my area is hot and muggy.  Although our state has open up to more going out with keeping social distancing and mask, I'm still trying to be safe and healthy.  What about you?

Thanks for your time and viewing.  Please come again and enjoy your view.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

"What Have You Missed?"

Hello my beautiful people.   I've not posted here in a week and I'm sorry for the delay.  It's becoming easier and easier to just post a picture of my creation on Instagram and be done with it.
I started this blog to share projects with you and to keep up with what I had made for my own archive.  Sometimes I do go back and redo my creations in a different color or design.
Recently, I became frustrated with a "sex ring" infiltrating this blog.  I was getting followers from women every other day inviting themselves to post to this blog in hopes of attracting followers.  Crafting is still my major past time but without Bloglovin having a way for me to delete this women, I become disinterested in posting to my own blog.  It is really pushing me to start another one in which safety will be implied and where I can delete unwanted guess. 
Have any of you had problems in this area?  Let me know and let me know what you did or are doing.
Here are the numerous projects I've completed and want to share them with you:
SC807 for Splitcoaststampers.com

entry for https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com





Stay safe.  Wear your mask.  Wash your hands.
It is always nice to know you've viewed and enjoy your view.  Please come again.
Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

"It's Going To Be Dad's Day"

Hello, hello to all the beautiful people on this Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
I've had a whirlwind of days on Monday and Tuesday.  I'm thankful that I can settle down today and just enjoy a little card making and relaxing.  What about you?  What are you doing?
Father's Day or Dad's Day is coming on this Sunday, June 21, 2020.  My father or grandfather is not living, however, my DH will get to celebrate with our two daughters and granddaughter.
Here is a cute, adorable card that was made for him and for me to enjoy the sketch given at Splitcoaststampers website.
The image is from Designs by Aymara.  I water colored the background with water colors from Koi.
Take a look and enjoy.
an entry for https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Have a fantastic day my dear friends.  Enjoy whatever activity you are involved with.  

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Friday, June 12, 2020

"A Lovely Letter"

Happy Friday, June 12, 2020 everyone.
We are headed toward the weekend of wonder.  Will we venture out or stay in?  Will we relax or continue to organize around the home?  Will we cook in or pick up an order?   We will be quiet or shout to be heard?

There have been so many sharing their views on where do we go from here due to the unrest in the world.  Many are searching deep within to see if they abhor racism or accept it.  Many are just fed up with being fed up with everything that is going on: pandemic, racism, police brutality, protesting, peaceful marching, etc.    Here is a letter I received and I want to share it with others:


Hello friends!

I've gone back and forth in my mind and in my prayers about whether to/how to respond to the current events and division in our country. Perhaps you aren't up for a heart to heart right now and I totally get that, so please feel free to keep scrolling to the pretties below if that's what you prefer to see.

If you're still here, just know that I'm not even sure if I'll be able to articulate all that is on my heart, so please bear with me. This may be a rambling mess of thoughts, but hopefully something I say will encourage you.

I've experienced many feelings lately as no doubt you have also: sadness, weariness, despair, confusion, anger, frustration, longing, hurt...and the list goes on.

The division among our people whether it be concerning politics, the pandemic or racism literally breaks my heart. The emotions are heavy. In fact, they have weighed on me so heavily lately that I have been in quite a funk...mentally, spiritually, physically, creatively and otherwise.

So now that I have recognized what I'm feeling...I am going to FOCUS on what I know and what I KNOW is that my HOPE is in Jesus ALONE...despite my feelings, despite the climate of division in our country...I KNOW my hope is in Jesus.

I cannot hope in government, society or even the church to fix the mess we're in. I can only hope in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the only one with the power to make change...LASTING change...in the hearts of the people He died for.

Of course, that doesn't mean that I should be silent. That doesn't mean I should JUST pray. It also means I need to put that hope I have in the Lord into PRACTICE in my daily living by praying and thinking BEFORE I speak, before I comment on that post, before I hit the share button, before I point fingers. And then I need to SHOW His love to others. I need to SHARE His love with others and I need to POINT others to Him as best I can.

Will I get it right all the time? Definitely not.
Will I say the wrong thing now and then? I will.
Will I DO the wrong thing now and then? Yep.

But by God's grace and through repentance I will grow and learn how to better love, better listen and better live in a way that glorifies Him.

This world is hurting. But Jesus is the answer. He is the ONLY one/thing that can bring unity and peace, so if you call yourself a Christian, don't forget Who you represent. May God help us to guard our mouths (and our posts), speak light and love to all, embrace the beautiful differences HE created in us and see others (ALL others) as HE sees them....precious souls, created in His image who are loved more deeply by Him than anyone else could ever love them...so much so that He sent His son to give up His life for them.

There is so much more that I could say, but I have already taken up much of this email so I will close my note by sharing a few verses that have been on my heart...

"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers." Ephesians 4:29

"So he answered and said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” Luke 10:27

"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." James 3:17

"I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality." 1 Timothy 5:21

With sincere love and prayers on your behalf,
Korin

Let's appreciate the neutrality presented and think on this.
My card shares:
an entry for https://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


Thank you and have a blessed day.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Wednesday Card Shares"


Hello, hello on this Wednesday, June 10 2020. 
How is your day's activity  progressing?  Are you busy or are you relaxing?  Are you attending your child's high school graduation?  I see a lot of graduations in the virtual mode going on.  Is today too hot or too cold to do anything outside?
I'm doing a little of this and a little of that in my home as well as outside.  I made a trio of cards for your viewing this morning.  Once again I'm using a sketch provided by Splitcoaststampers to inspire my creativity.
Here are my shares:
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Thanks for viewing.  Please come again.
Sending you a hug and love,
Lois