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We have slipped into another month and I am afraid it is going to take wings and fly!  Yes, only four days into the month, but it will be Labor Day before we know it.

Well....this post is a milestone...number 400!  I know my blogging has been lacking.  The past twelve months have been rough, trying and faith stretching.  Today Hubby started a new job.  He has been unemployed since mid-August 2014.  He taught an English class and did a bit of substitute teaching the second semester of the 2014/15 school year at the Christian academy that is a ministry of our church.  His new job...teaching at the Christian academy again!  He is not full-time, but is there for all but one class and homeroom!  It has been an answer to prayer.

I want to share some cards that I  have been working on.  I have heard that I never take pictures of what I create!  That's not totally true, I do take pictures...most of the time.  Okay, some of the time, but I am lousy at posting them!  My computer runs slow and it can be a pain to upload them.  (So, Kathy, these pictures are for you!!!)

The cards were for various celebrations or visiting speakers at our church.  The Spider Man and Captain America were for two grandsons, the "Time to celebrate" was for Daughter #5's 15thbirthday. The card  with the "washi tape" cake was for my father's 86th birthday.  The snow men ornaments and ornament I did with my friend one afternoon last week.  The "hello" with the home I made along with another dear friend and sent it to a new family who recently joined our fellowship!  I know I have some more cards on my camera.  I need to get them onto the computer!  That will give me another excuse to post!!!!  :) I might even try to post some birthday pictures of the nesters!!!!


  1. So excited to see your post! I check in every day :)
    Your cards are beautiful. I feel honored to have received a few from you. So happy to learn that hubby is working again! Hugs to all!


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