Monday, August 6, 2018

BIG (((Hugs))) girls! - you called it!

When you all encouraged me that the God must have something better for us than the "dream house" we lost I tried to keep a stiff upper lip : ) but some days it was hard.  We had two different Property Management sites that we visited daily but there was just nothing that we loved.  Out of desperation we finally settled on a house that we didn't much care for but that met all of our immediate needs.  In the process of researching that property we stumbled on a home that was listed by a "regular" Real Estate company's Property Management division.

We almost couldn't believe our eyes!! It is a beautiful home on 5 acres with a magnificent view!!  Guess what the street is.... Calle de Paz which means Street of Peace in Spanish! is that COOL! or what!?! God not only gave us a FAR BETTER home to live in He reminded us that He has gone before us to prepare a path of peace : ) all we need to do is receive it. Wow!!

Dog not included

Thank you all for your wonderful words of encouragement.  And thank you to everyone who has been able to join my Linky Party.  You all truly do bless my socks off! and continually put BIG smiles on my face!!  I love blogland and each one of the wonderful, kind and loving friends I have made here.

Now for the winner of my blog candy.....

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Timestamp: 2018-08-07 04:06:14 UTC

Verna's prize is eight brand new - in the package NBUS stamps from my FAVORITE stamp company, Penny Black, of course : ) Because I have already packed up my photography studio I am linking to each of the stamp sets on Penny Black's store. One of the stamps, Sweet Nativity, is discontinued so I was unable to link it.

Congratulations Verna : )

40-028 Decorate the Season

40-263 Little Ele Kit

40-265 Little Elf Ava
40-089 Little Elf Mim

40-034 Carolling Penguins

40-076 Nature's Best

40-087 Holly Tree

I have waited up to select a winner and write this post but now I'm off to bed! We are leaving for WI to watch our granddaughter get married! where DOES the time go!!

Have a wonderful week : )  and thank you again!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Thursday, August 2, 2018

I need some pink in my life!

Hello friends : ) Thanks a bunch for visiting me today.  I am here to share a card I created to highlight some beautiful Penny Black product in a CAS way! : )

My Mojo has been missing in action so I turned to Blogland : )  this card was inspired by an old CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  It seems that brown boxes have taken over my life and I just needed some PINK! I stamped my flowers directly to the card face and colored them with chalk.  Then I popped up a creatively cut panel on top and added my all time FAVORITE butterfly die cut - slathered on as much "Wink of Stella" as humanly possible and I felt better : )

Please visit Penny Black's Simplicity blog for more CAS inspiration from my talented DT mates.

This weekend I am having the BIGGEST garage sale of the century (ok maybe a slight exaggeration.) For months I have been sorting and preparing for this crazy event! Among a LOT of other things.....I have .... I have..... I can't tell you because it is embarrassing but I have "quite a few" paper crafting supplies to sell! I think we could pay off the house if I end up selling it all giggles!  don't worry I saved back a few things to make cards with LOL! Pray for us! I am prepared to do one more sale before we leave if I have to but I really hope I won't have to : )

I really need to slow down! The other day I was in a hurry to go outside… in my haste I ran into the screen door and strained myself! LOL 
Supplies by Penny Black:
30-481 Radiant
51-444 Flowing Butterflies

BIG (((HUGS)))