Friday, August 31, 2018


Happy Friday, Sweet Friends!  Today, I have a simple water colored card to share.  It features images from the Sweet N Sassy Stamps SOTM, Give Thanks.  Today is the last day your order will qualify for this free set (with $75 purchase).

In addition to Give Thanks, I've also used images and sentiments from Happy Scarecrow and Incredibly Blessed.

Stay grateful; be blessed--Jane

Monday, August 27, 2018


I've been pretty reflective lately as things in our world have changed.  I have often been led to wonder how others surf through the trials of life?  It constantly amazes me that I continue to experience profound gratitude for all of the many ways in which I've been blessed, and continue to be blessed.

This happy little scarecrow is the perfect picture of grateful!  He's a bunch of fun to color and such a versatile image:
You can find all the goodies I used to make these two cards over in the Sweet N Sassy store:  Happy Scarecrow, Incredibly Blessed, God Is Bigger and the August SOTM, Give Thanks--yours free with a purchase of $75 or more!

Have a great day!  Jane

Sunday, August 26, 2018

God Is Bigger

This is a blog post I never thought I'd be writing.....not in a million years.  But, life is funny that way---always handing out what we least expect.  In just a few short weeks (2 1/2 to be certain), I've gone from being a relatively carefree 50 year old momma walking through the first pangs of college age kids to a cancer patient.  It's moved so rapidly, I have to keep reminding myself of my new reality.

A little something not right.  A call to my provider.  A visit.  Follow up mammogram and then an ultrasound launched me right smack in the middle of more tests and procedures than I've had in all of my life up to this point.  By the grace of God, I have an amazing doctor who pushed through barriers, and nurses who fought for tests to be done--I had my first chemo treatment less than two weeks from receiving my diagnosis.

I discount none of it and know beyond a shadow of doubt that this has been the work of my Heavenly Father, who is able and who will heal me.  I'm so grateful for the hands and feet of Jesus that I have come to know in this short little time.  I build my testimony to the great and steadfast love of my Father daily. 

My girl and I decided to start bullet journaling.  I wanted to use mine to chronicle this journey.  I want a place of accountability--when I say I will pray for you, I will and I wanted a place to keep it all organized.  I also want to be very intentional about noticing the hand of God on my life:

 Art has always been a great source of joy and comfort for me.  I'm blessed to be part of the Sweet N Sassy Stamps team in ways that go far beyond cute stamps and coloring tools.  I used some of those cute stamps to create this layout:  Awesome Thoughts (retired) and Note This. More than that, though, I've found peace and calm in this storm--pray with me......


Friday, August 3, 2018


Do you ever find yourself WOWED by God??  I'm feelin' it right now.   Wanting to celebrate the new release at Sweet N Sassy Stamps of some super fabulous sets, I created this card.  Little did I know the reflection He was creating in my heart at the same time!!

It's not been easy in my little neck of the woods--I know this to be true for so many others, so I don't really want to get into the details too much.  So much sickness and struggle.  It would be so easy for my own little self to be bogged down with worry and overwhelmed with sadness and yet, today, I'm reflecting on how thankful I am.  THAT is directly from and for my God.  Without Him, despair would be the go to.  With Him, I have peace.  I have hope.  I am loved and that makes all the difference. 

I used three new sets to make this simple, sweet card of thanks: 


The Stamp of the Month set, Give Thanks will automatically be added to your purchase of $75 or more all this month!!!  How fabulous!

Other sets used include Happy Scarecrow and Incredibly Blessed.  Thank you, Father for using my sweet little creative time and goodies to remind me of your Truth.

Be Blessed, Jane