Category Archives: Greeting Card

Like Stars in the Sky!

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This greeting card was inspired by the Everlasting Light Jewelry and Decor Collection that has captured my heart and imagination. With its beauty and message there’s so much I love about this new product line from DaySpring. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I invite you to see for yourself what’s got me so excited. I’m sure you’ll be touched and delighted!

You are also invited to join us at Holley Gerth’s today for some encouraging Coffee for Your Heart. You’ll feel right home connecting with other bright twinkling stars that shine God’s light through their hearts and words.

Thank you  Holley Gerth
for the Coffee for Your Heart image

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I Just Had to Tell You!

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or in my case, a new trick with an old greeting card design. The “best friends” card is a favourite because, well, that puppy peering behind the fence is so doggone cute! People also found its “even when we’re on opposite sides of the fence, you’re still my best friend. I’m always on your side” message sweet and adorable.

Yet, little did I know someone really wanted to give that card to a friend but was hesitant because they had never been on opposite sides of the fence. That inspired me to take to the drawing board and come up with something different. Something that will touch and tickle hearts in another way. Something fun that celebrates friendship and makes people smile. Like a puppy dog hug.

What do you think of this?

Puppy Dog with Best Friend Heart

Big thank you to the beautiful and talented Sabrina Buttice for this photo

Sharing it with you today because friendship is a big deal to me and I’m sure means a lot to you. I love that when Jesus walked this earth, friendship was dear to Him as well.  And still is. He calls us friends and promises to be there for us….always!

And guess what? As it turns out, ‘Jesus calls you His friend’ is at the heart of Holley Gerth’s post in this week’s link-up. So, my friend, let’s gather together with Holley and the Coffee for Your Heart community for a friendly cup of encouragement and inspiration today.

Thank you  Holley Gerth
for the Coffee for Your Heart image

 

Whenever We Get Together

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Could be because of the extra long winter. Or how much my sister loved gardens. For some reason I’ve been completely mesmerized by the beautiful flowers that have caught my eyes this year. I’m surprised none of my neighbours have called the cops to investigate that lunatic who stops in her tracks gawking at every pretty blossom as if she’s never seen anything bloom before!

What amazes me even more that the sheer beauty of each individual plant is how much more breathtakingly gorgeous they become when arranged together. All kinds of colours and shapes dancing together in jaw-dropping splendor! Like you see in the front of the greeting card.

People are like that too don’t you think? As individuals we are a marvel of intricate beauty and unique characteristics. But oh, what a beautiful sight when we get together!

Two people are better off than one,  for they can help each other succeed.       ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9

Together we make the world more beautiful. Together we have more fun. Together we are better, stronger, and accomplish more. Together we hold each other up and catch each other when we fall. Together our collective joy multiplies faster than bunnies.

Whenever we get together beautiful things happen. Even when it’s on-line with people we’ve never met. That’s what I love about linking-up with Holley Gerth each week. So let’s head on over and share a sweet cup of encouragement together with Holley and the Coffee for Your Heart Community.

Thank you  Holley Gerth
for the Coffee for Your Heart image

 

 

What was God Thinking?

It’s that time of year. Tears of joy stream as graduations and weddings start to fill our calendars. Love and friendship is in the air and it’s time to celebrate! A new dawn is on the horizon welcoming fresh beginnings and embracing the relationships that brought us here so far. With thanks to God for friends and family along the way and the special someone He created to be that one true love, here is a greeting card I designed for such a time as this. Hope it makes you smile as it calls to mind the people you’re grateful for.

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It’s a brave new world that awaits the newlywed and graduate… and each and every one of us. Every day we take brave, loving steps that make the world a better, more beautiful place. You are braver than you may even think as Holley Gerth shares in her Coffee for Your Heart post today. For more on that note hop on over to this week’s link-up at Holley Gerth’s  where you’ll find a generous outpouring of love, encouragement, and inspiration by the cupful as you join her and the Coffee for Your Heart Community.

Thank you  Holley Gerth
for the Coffee for Your Heart image

“I Love You” Cards

Are you looking for a greeting card idea for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe something sweet or romantic to say to someone you love? Here are some lovely cards I pulled together from mariazwire  for you.

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Spring It!

You’re beautiful just as you are!

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This greeting card is my response to this week’s writing prompt for Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart 2014 Challenge  “you’re beautiful…just as you are”.  Over and over again as I searched for words and ways to draw people into the truth of how beautiful they are, it became clear how seeing beauty happens in our hearts. Whether it’s art, music, sunrise, or that twinkle in your eye, beauty touches our hearts and transforms our world into the most beautiful place on earth. So, what is it that makes you breathtakingly beautiful? How do you really know you make this world more beautiful?

You are beautiful for any or all of  following reasons.

  1. The way you say my name that makes me feel special and loved
  2. How you never walk past a homeless person without giving them a kind word along with your money
  3. Cook my favourite meal and it’s not even my birthday
  4. Pass up on that new dress so you can continue to support your sponsored child
  5. Every time you send your congratulations and Happy Birthday wishes
  6. Patiently teach others
  7. and graciously learn from them
  8. You admit you are wrong
  9. and never gloat when you are right
  10. Have the courage to do the right thing even if it costs you
  11. Hold someone’s hand as they head to the operating room or another round of chemotherapy or radiation
  12. Shovel the snow before anyone else wakes up
  13. When you cut something in half, the other guy gets the bigger piece
  14. Dress up a bit when we hang out because you consider it a special occasion
  15. You don’t dress up because you trust me to love you, plain and simple
  16. Forgive. And forgive again
  17. Take time to be with the lonely and encourage the heartbroken
  18. Always on time
  19. Say “I’m sorry”  “Thank you” and “I love you”
  20. You remember people in your prayers
  21. Talk to the cashier and are friendly with waiters, receptionists and all those who serve you.  You call them by name and make them feel important and appreciated.
  22. The text messages that remind people you are thinking of them
  23. All your expressions of love: the notes, kind words, hard work, hugs, kisses, and gifts
  24. See the good in people and refrain from criticism
  25. The way you dive in and go all out as coach, cheerleader and team player
  26. Do the dishes and take out the garbage when it’s not your turn
  27. Leave the last cookie for someone else
  28. Stand first in line to try something new or give someone/something a chance
  29. How brave you are when you face the blows life slaps your way
  30. You share your dreams and help make dreams come true
  31. There’s so much more you know. Here’s where you can add and continue the list…

Yes, you are beautiful…just as you are.

You make the world more beautiful…just as you are.

The greeting card you see above is designed to encourage beautiful people like you. If you’d like to hold onto and share the message with someone beautiful in your life, here it is as separate images for you to copy, save, and give away. This Coffee for Your Heart comes with unlimited refills. Enjoy!

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Thank you  Holley Gerth
for the Coffee for Your Heart image

ALL YEAR LONG I will be thanking God for you!

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