Yay!!! The calendar says Spring has sprung! Well, has it, or is it just pullin' our leg? The sun is shining beautifully right now, but is it just deceiving us? I, for one don't know. But, I have heard that we are in for at least one more round of mixed precipitation. It is always a "hurry up and wait" situation. But, for right now, I'll take the sunshine and be ,"happy, happy, happy"!
I wanted to share a sympathy card I made for a dear friend who is grieving the loss of a family member. I love making cards, but, sometimes I don't enjoy the reason I make them. As is the case for this one. I loved making it, just not the reason for which I made it.
I bought a cheaper set of alcohol markers just to start learning how to use them. I had watched several videos. I only have 24 diff colors, so, as you can see, I really don't know what to do with them, yet. But I tried. Hopefully, I will learn and not be so heavy handed with the markers. I do hope to be able to get a nicer set of alcohol markers. I know the set I want, but I just have to wait till they are on a really good sale. I don't like to pay full price for ANYTHING! I love the word "SALE", don't y'all!
This is the card I made for my friend. Friend, if you see this, just know that I love you and am praying for you.
Well, y'all, that is what I had to share with y'all today. I do hope you enjoyed looking at it and maybe getting ideas. If you have a fav brand of alcohol markers, let me know. If you have any tips on using your markers, I'm open to those also. I really hope that you come back sometime in the near future and see what else I have going on, one little "fun piece of life" at a time.
As I leave you today, I ask you to read the above scripture, Psalm 121. I love to read it in various translations. Where does your help come from? If it comes from the world, it may or may not be in your best interest. If your help comes from God, whatever it looks like, it will always be for your best interest. Whatever God does for us is ALWAYS with our best interests at the forefront. We will not always get what we ask for. Praise God!!! I know there has been times when I have asked for something specific but God gave me something altogether different from what I was praying about, and Praise God, He had my best interest at heart. Sometimes, we don't know what we need, but God always knows your needs and my needs better than we do. If your prayers are not answered in the way you had hoped for, just be thankful, and know that God is always watching, He never sleeps or slumbers. Just keep looking up, my friends, toward the hills, from whence cometh our HELP! God always hears our cry for help! God loves you more than you could ever know. He provided the only WAY for us to have a right relationship with Him, and that is thru Jesus Christ. My prayer for each and every one of y'all is that you can call Jesus Christ your Savior!
Have a wonderful rest of the day and tell someone that Jesus wants to be their friend. God loves y'all and so do I! Hugs and much love, Patty