Life

God is My Strength

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While this is true – she can be shaken a little bit and stumble and fall. But she will not fully break.

Even with everything that I am going through with my health at the moment I know that God is still walking beside me. Even when I forget this and feel all alone I know that He will be waiting for me patiently to turn back to him.

He has put the right people into my life. Each person brings something to my life and lets me move forward with either something positive or a lesson that I have learned.

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Sometimes you have to do this and just trust that God has everything in hand. Even when you don’t understand why things are as they are. This has been my biggest thing with what is happening with my health at the moment. I have to believe that God has a purpose for all of this otherwise I wouldn’t be able to continue to go forth. And sometimes He sends music into your life just to remind you that He does have things in hand. Here is a link to my most favourite song at the moment on YouTube called “Regardless” by Citipointe Worship.

[Intro]
Jesus, we love You
Jesus,  we love You

[Verse 1]
You  found me in the dark
Called me into Your arms
Pulled me close against Your heart
Assured  me that You’re never far

[Verse 2]
You  lead me by the streams
Where truth flows and hope runs free
There’s  nowhere else I’d rather be
Than in the presence of the King, oh

[Chorus]
Let my soul praise You, everything I am
When my world’s crazy, in You I stand
I  will lift Your name regardless
My Lord and Saviour Jesus, oh

[Verse 3]
I’ll walk and will not fear
With shadows and terrors near
You’re the hand that guides my world
The Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, oh

Let my soul praise You, everything I am
When my world’s crazy, in You I stand
I will lift Your name regardless
My Lord and Saviour Jesus
Woah, woah
Woah, woah

[Bridge]
You are the hope that never will run dry
When my soul thirsts, it’s You that satisfies
On mountain high, or in the valley low
I find strength in Christ alone
You are the hope that never will run dry
When my soul thirsts, it’s You that satisfies
On mountain high, or in the valley low
I find strength in Christ alone

[Chorus]
Let my soul praise You, everything I am
When my world’s crazy, it’s in You I stand
And I will lift Your name regardless
My Lord and Saviour Jesus
Woah, woah

I am forever grateful that my God loves me. He will always be there for me even when I don’t always remember that He is.

Until my next post,
Remember you are not alone in this life.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Butterfly Birthday

Hello everyone, I loved the look of the sketch that Julie made from Mojo Monday that I decided that I had to attempt to make a card even despite my shoulder restrictions at the moment. And this is the card that I came up with

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And this is the sketch #527 from Mojo Monday that started this whole card making session.

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My card ended up being a little bit different but it’s only missing the bow because I used washi tape instead of ribbon as I couldn’t find anything that would suit. I was going for a more masculine type of card – I think that I succeeded but I’m not 100% sure. What do you think? These papers have been in my stash for such a long time waiting for me to find the right project for them.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the comments and likes on my posts. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

Until the next post,
Live Each Day of Your Life.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

Bugaboo Bingo

Hello everyone, I am back this time with a crafty post for you. I have been able to get back into my craft space every now and again as I am recovering from my frozen shoulder. It’s definitely not where it was but it’s not where it was a week ago either.

But anyway onto the card that I was able to craft. I actually got to use supplies that were sitting around on my craft desk and they suited the Bingo Challenge over at Catch the Bug Challenge site. This is the card …

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and this is the Bingo Challenge

for my card project, I used the bottom line – Ribbon, Button and Sparkle. The ribbon is self-explaining, The buttons are actually a die because I couldn’t find my button box, (it’s always the way isn’t it?), the sparkle on this card is quite subtle it is in the pink paper behind the image plus I put shimmer on the candy canes and then the sentiment.

This card is actually the start of my Christmas cards for 2020 🙂 I actually finished all the cards I need for this year –faints– oh don’t get me wrong this is wonderful but its also a shock because I am usually rushing trying to finish cards off.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I am thankful for all of the likes and comments that get left on my post. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought to ponder on.

#quotes #inspirational #positive #smart #life

Until the next post,
may you live all the days of your life.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT November Theme

Hello everyone, can you believe we are halfway through November already! This year seems to be whizzing by at a great rate of knots before we all know it we will all be singing Christmas Carols and seeing family.

But anyway onto the challenge this week over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this week we have a theme to make our cards with and this time the theme is

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I must admit to being a little stumped each time with the theme challenges. But when I read this one I knew the exact image that I was going to use so this is where I started. And this is the card that I came up with

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Isn’t this image just the most adorable and so suits the theme this week. This is Candy Cane Cupcake by Bugaboo Digital Designs. I coloured this image in with my Copic Markers and glued the image to some gold paper and cut around the image. The background papers are from my stash of Christmas papers and I think that these particular ones have been in there a couple of years.

I thought that the striped paper reminded me of a candy cane and then I found this small piece of candy cane paper. These papers I backed with some navy blue cardstock and on the strips of candy cane paper, I added some green glitter pinstripe stickers by Love from Lizi. Then added a sentiment sticker as well as some gold holographic circle stickers to finish of this card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will take some time and come on over and join in with us for this challenge. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until the next post,
Work your decisions.
❤ Tracy

Life

Coping with Not Getting Better

rainbows in my storm

Hello everyone, this is another life update so if you are here for my usual craft posts then I hope to have another one up for you all soon. I mentioned a little while ago that I am no longer going to hide away a part of my life that has become a big part of it … unfortunately, my health has become a big part of how I have to manage my life. In ways that some people don’t even think about even myself.

A few weeks ago I actually got a diagnosis of bursitis of the left shoulder. This gave constant pain but I could still do things for myself. Unfortunately, it seems that because I was being quite careful with my shoulder it has now turned into a frozen shoulder. I had heard of this but never fully understood how debilitating it could be. I am now to a point where I have to get my husbands to help with drying after a shower and dressing both in the morning and evening. I am also unable to look after the evening meals and other errands like food shopping to keep the family going. So I have to put this thought that I put forward in my previous update because I have had this happen to me even more so since this shoulder stuff has cropped up

Never judge a book by its cover, the same goes for humans. No one knows what’s happening on the inside. Disabilities come in all forms and do not have to match the common perception of what disability looks like.

I am struggling more this time around with this infirmary I think because the thing that I love to do to have a bit of a high I haven’t been able to do. So I have found for me that crafting is how I keep happy and centered. It helps me be creative but I also get to concentrate on something other than myself.

4 days ago I got a shot of steroids into my shoulder as this was supposed to make things better. As of now – things are actually worse! So after typing this with mostly one hand, I am praying that things will improve because

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I am determined to get some kind of life back. I am not sure when but I will work towards getting back to the things I love. I know that I will not take my health for granted because it can change ever so quickly.

Until I’m on here again,
Look after your health!!
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

52CCT November Colour

Hello everyone, here we are with the 2nd-week challenge for November. And as things go this means we are up to having a colour challenge. And the colours that we get to play around with are …

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Now, these are fabulous colours, definitely not the usual colours used for Christmas. If you know me you would be aware that I love Purple – I wear it almost every day and most of my accessories are in a shade of this colour. So knowing all of this you would think that I would have this colour in my paper stash. Well not really … here is my card and then I will explain

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I have layering cardstock in purple and I have a paper pad with purple elements but it definitely doesn’t suit Christmas. So when I printed this cute Christmas Teddy Present image by Bugaboo Digital Images (available here) I found this purple star paper that I put behind the image before printing. I coloured in the image with my Copic markers staying with the V and BV families except for the Teddy and Santa Hat 😉 For the other paper I used a stencil which I thought looked like a sweater design and my Wilted Violet Distress Ink and make-up brush applicator. I was lucky to have a purple ink in my stash which I used to stamp my sentiment and turned the strip into a banner and this finished off my card for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I really appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been getting, Thanks. Before you go from my blog today I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

Until we next meet,
Get lost in a book.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Handmade Cards

Hello Happy Birthday

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I got to make. I made it using the paper pad that was sitting on my desk from the previous card and a new sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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And here is the sketch that I used #340 from AHSC

As you can see I flipped the sketch – I did this because of the elements that I had. The sentiment flag was a pre-printed one and I couldn’t change the orientation so I went with what I had. The checked element is some washi tape that I have in my stash. Most of my elements have been backed with green lightweight cardstock.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have been receiving 🙂 Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

@brendastemple posted to Instagram: Self-care tip: be sure your basic needs are met daily! #tip #basicneeds #selfcare #sunshine #water #hydration #vitamind #mentalhealthawareness #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthychoices #sunrays #mentalhealthmatters #emotion

Until the next time we meet,
Enjoy this life that you have.
❤ Tracy