Friday, October 29, 2010

A Prayer Request

Perhaps there is someone that you know is dealing with a form of cancer. We just found out a dear friend of my Mom and our family has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. I used to baby sit for her when I was younger. She is such a lovely person. 
Cancer is such a strange cell.  A person can go along for years in remission and then one day it pops its ugly head up again. If I could count on one hand those I know personally that have been affected by cancer that would be too much.  How sad is it that I need more than two hands.
Another friend of mine just went through weeks of uncertainty if her son's cancer had returned.  But they just received some good news that it had not. 
Perhaps you could say a prayer for those you know and even for those you don't know to endure this difficult time for them and their family and friends.
Since cancer is a very personal battle, a strong faith can help. Prayer, our avenue of communication with God, can have a very calming influence. As the Bible states: 
“Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6, 7.
We look forward to when God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” —Revelation 21:3, 4
Under God’s Kingdom rule, cancer, along with all other scourges, will be eliminated. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cabbage Rose-ish

Played with some designer fabrics today.
Made some appliqu├ęd type of flowers that can 
be used in a variety of ways.
I will use mine for mini albums and altered art pieces.
Using the Lollipop flower method of cutting several various 
sized circles attaching them together. 
Then heating them. Usually the edges start to turn up. 
But with this polyester fabric it took on a more random look.
Which suited me just fine.
They ended up looking more like 
little Cabbage Roses to me.
Then I couldn't leave well enough alone. 
They were calling out for 
feathers, tiny metal flowers, velvet leaves, 
rhinestones, sequin and beaded trim. So hear you are.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Don't Know Card

 Having fun with this image "Wednesday" from 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Altered Hearts from Caroline

We did one for each other using either 
Nature, Movie Star, or Steam-punk
as the theme.
 She chose a combo
 She used a high quality photo paper.  
So her images came out crisp and clean.
 She had some fun with the back using dies cuts, 
molding paste and fabric to give it texture.
Highlighting it with metallic paints. 
 This one incorporated the 
Breast Cancer Awareness 
theme we chose to do.
 She chose a beautiful image
Complete with pearl accents and the 
Gold ribbon that says hope. 
 On the back Caroline made a pocket
accented with pearls. The sentiment says
"Life changes...
So make every day count."
This lovely rose is attached to 
this heart shaped tag she stamped on.
So nicely done.
I love the hearts she sent me. 
As well as some extra Goodies.
Thank You so Much Caroline.

More Altered Hearts

So I made an extra set of the 
Altered Hearts I swapped with Caroline
I had the hardest time photographing this one.
They turned out almost the same except I used a different 
7 Gypsies charm on the bottom of each of the hearts.
This was done in pink in honor of 
Breast Cancer Awareness.
Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Bright Fall Day!

If every day of fall was bright and beautiful 
I would not be affected by seasonal disorder.
Hoping that it is a beautiful day for you 
no matter where you are.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some Artsy Gifts

 This Pendant was gifted to me this past Saturday 
when I was invited over to Deb's 
to work on greeting cards.
So sweet! Thank You Deb.
The front has a beveled glass and a glittery heart
and a hand soldered copper finish.
& the back has this cute image.
You can check out Deb's blog at 

Then today in the mail I was surprised with this 
digitally created recipe card 
by Nance VanHoose of
So thoughtful and I will definitely try it!