The snow in our yards has finally melted away. Hopefully, sometime soon, all the dirty snow piles around town will be melted too. There are so many pot holes around town, in parking lots and on the roads that you could loose one of these little Smart Cars in some of them! Goodness gracious, I went out town yesterday afternoon, after my hubby went to work, to run a couple of errands and I was startled at some of the parking lots. I drove thru a parking lot and where there used to be those speed bump humps, they had been graded completely off by the snow removal crews. Some of the parking lots had pot holes that had been patched at the end of last year. Guess what, those patches had been pulled up and graded away by the snow crews. I may have to decide whether I want to shop in those places or not. If there isn't good parking, it won't be good walking either and I really don't need to risk another fall. The best that I can say right now, is Praise the Lord, the worst of the cold, snowy, bad weather is behind us. It may snow again and we may have ice again, but with the time of year it is, it won't last long now. So that's a good sigh of relief.
I realized I hadn't posted on my blog in a few days. I had been busy with some projects that I can't wait to share with y'all. I took all the bad weather days and just had some fun in my craft room. While I was going thru my projects and pics to post, I found a bunch of tags and weather pictures that I wanted to share y'all.
I have been making tags, lots of tags, and lots of tags. hahaha And lots of tags. Got lots more tags to make. I take pics of several at a time and I have a few to show.
Some more purple on purple on purple and others. Yay!!!
A couple of more purple ones and then I do have a cover up to share with you. On the second one from the right hand side; the teal and yellow one; I made a big mess while stamping the sandals. I got ink on the stamp block and of course I touched it down on the tag and then there was a big ole' honkin' black blob on it and I was ready to smack myself, but I knew it would hurt, so instead, I decide to try and fix it.
I put my thinking cap on and I came up with a coverup. The last time I was up for a visit with my Mom, we went to Mighty Dollar. They have a pretty sweet craft area and I always dive in feet first. I had picked up a couple of packages of K and Co two layer stickers. They were sea shells and seahorses and stuff like that in varying sizes. So, I found some of the shells and cut one in half and it covered the black blob up perfectly. I put the other half on the card and also another shell on the card and I was thrilled I saved that tag. I then went on to put them on several of the other tags. So, most of the time, there really is a good save for most of the disasters that we have.
I also have some weather photos that I wanted to share.
Well, if your are tired, I will offer you a very soft seat. It was about 6 inches in that chair and it was 8 or 10 inches around the chair. Anyway, I got to get out and have a little fun in the snow.
As I leave you this evening, I leave you with this favorite verse of many and I love it too.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message) I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
These are words that God inspired Jeremiah to write to those in exile. Letting them know that they were not forgotten by God. I know I am pulling this verse out of context. With that said, let me ask this. What are your plans for the future? Tomorrow, next week, next year, eternity? Do you know what the future looks like? Do you have a day planner all planned out for the next 20, 30 years or more? I know some people that do. They have their life planned and written in ink already. Planning on their plan. Well, for me, even if I pencil in something on the calendar for tomorrow or next week, a lot of the time, I have to erase "my" plans and ask God what His plans for me are. Do we include God in our day to day plans, or do we just wait till the big stuff comes up and then ask Him for His help? God is constantly reminding me that He cares about every minute of every day of my life. He wants to be included in all that I do. Why is that? Because He already knows everything that's gonna take place. I don't know what my tomorrow is gonna look like. But I know the One that will bring me into my tomorrow, and no matter what tomorrow brings, God will see me thru it. There's nothing that will catch God off guard. Although it could certainly catch me off guard and turn my life upside down, I am rest assured that God has a purpose and a prosperous plan for my life. I love The Message rendering of this verse. God knows what He's doing. He doesn't need my help. He's already got my life planned out and He's already in my future. I love that! Just knowing that although I may be in the midst of some of the storms of life, God knows what the end result will be, because my future and my hope is in Him, through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior! My desire and prayer for you is that your future and hope is in Him too!!
Hey Ladybug! Sweetpea loves you lots and hope to see you soon!
God bless y'all with a great night of refreshing rest. Hope to see you back here real soon. God loves y'all and so do I! hugs, Patty