Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly Wisdom--Enjoy the Season!

Hi Everyone,
I just completed making this tag for
Tag Tuesday and we were asked to
create something in turquoise,
red, and navy blue.

This is my creation and I made
it to honor this holiday season.
So, what is my "Weekly
Wisdom" for this week? It is
to enjoy the season--the little
things and big things...the
lights, the joy, family--all
that it means to each one
of you.

Sending love to all of you
at this holiday time!!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi Everyone--
I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope
that you have a blessed holiday and weekend!

Thank you for being a blessing to me--sending
(((hugs))) your way!

I am linking this to Fearless Friday


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Wisdom--Express Your Thankfulness

Hi Everyone--
For this week of Thanksgiving, I would like to say
how thankful I am for all of you--I wish you
a blessed week and hope that angels will watch
over you.

This week, our attention turns to God and to
express how grateful we are for our blessings,
but I would also remind you to thank those
in your life who bring so much to it--a kind
word, a smile, encouragement--those things
that they give to you on a daily or weekly

Have a wonderful holiday--and be blessed.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blessings to All of You

Hi Everyone--

As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to share
some of my latest creations with you....

And here are 2 journals that I just
completed...I have created these
to be "Gratitude" journals...a
wonderful way to count our blessings
daily. (These are available in my Etsy shop.)

"French-inspired Rosette journal"

As we come upon the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, I want to wish you a wonderful time of giving thanks with family and friends. And I want to tell you that as I count my blessings, I thank each one of you for being who you are and adding joy to my life.

I am linking this to Fearless Fridays and to Spiritual Sundays!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tag Tuesday--My Entry

Hi Everyone--

Louise’s Tag Tuesday is a fun weekly challenge. Louise has asked a guest artist, Pam, to help with the challenge. This week, we were asked to create a background for a tag.

So, I used a graphic from Shabby Cottage Studio (as some of you know, I am their Artist in Residence.) Then, I stamped it and inked the edges. So, this is not a completed tag--It is merely the background for one. (I don’t know about you, but it looks done to me!) It is pictured here resting in American moss.

But, this tag brought to mind that no matter what is going on in our lives, sometimes we are not quite aware that God is in the background helping us all along our way...What a comforting thought. So, as you look at this little creation, I hope that you will remember that you’re not alone and always have someone on your side....someone who's always in the background cheering you on through life.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly Wisdom

Hi Everyone--
Here is a digital piece that I created
entitle "I Wish You Roses." (It
is watermarked.)

So, this week and I want to say that
I wish you roses, smiles, and
inner peace. May angels be
with you and greet you each


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bringing Out the Child Within

I am having a giveaway drawing for this pink
bracelet on my other blog at:

Isn't this just too special for words?

And doesn't this just melt your heart?

When I saw these absolutely precious cards by Julie, I just knew I had to ask her to be a guest artist on this blog! Aren't they adorable? Julie is not only talented, she is so kind and her blog is an amazing place of heartfelt stories that accompany her delightful! You can visit to see what I'm talking about at:

And with these cards in mind, I would like to ask you the Question of the Week---What is one of your happiest memories from childhood? I can't wait to hear what they are...

I am linking this up to Fearless Fridays!

I am also linking this up to Spiritual Sundays so everyone can play along!

And thank you, Julie for reminding us of the whimsy of childhood and the special memories it holds...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Believe it, Know it, Be it

Hi Everyone--
If you have ever had a dream and wondered if it could come true, I can tell you that you have THE biggest fan you could possibly imagine--and that is God.... He is there cheering you on even if you can't hear Him....He is there in your corner even if you feel alone...and He is there making all those dreams possible--Pray and see how He helps your dreams take shape. Keep doing what you're doing and you will be amazed at what doors open up...

Just remember that through prayer, your dreams are carried on the wings of angels directly to a Heavenly Father who loves you...In the past few months, I have seen His hand in everything from surgeries working out to packages getting delivered to their recipients when it appeared all hope was lost...

I have felt Him lift me up higher than my own vision could see--because through Him all things are possible. What began as a prayer blog seems to have become a wondrous!

Oops! I think this pic is too dark to see that the metal piece on this mixed media piece I created says "Believe!"


The Lord Watches Over Us

Image credit: NASA

A long time ago, someone told me that if I look at a crescent moon, it looks like God's thumbnail....What a beautiful thought, don't you think?

I hope that you will see God's hand in everything you do today and know that He is with you. A simple prayer of "Lord, please watch over me and mine" could be powerful and make all the difference in your day.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wishing You Miracles!

Today my prayer for all of you is to have a beautiful day filled
with miracles.

I put up this picture of the sky outside my house to remind you to
"look up" to where our answers come from...God sees us all and
hears our prayers...

It is as if the sky is one giant prayer shawl and He has
us wrapped in His care.

Wishing you all a very blessed day!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly Wisdom--Turning to Friends

Hi Everyone,
After this week, I have come to the conclusion that some of the most precious friends are the ones who can help us in our time of need and pray for us...(I learned that a few weeks back too when all of you prayed for Ralph--and I'll never forget it.)

My two friends, Patti and Donna whom I met while blogging prayed for me all week--and it helped more than they ever knew...Let me explain what happened...I had sent my art to an art gallery--and it got lost! ($1,000 worth of art.) I was in a total state of panic and my 2 friends prayed for me and wrote every day asking what the latest news was...I just found today that it all finally arrived safe and sound--When I sent the boxes on Monday, I was 56....By Friday, I think I was 86! lol I'm sure I aged that much, for sure!

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that if you are ever in a bind, turn to friends who turn to God with you--it makes all the difference in the world...It can change your life and your future!!!

In fact, it was so awful that I was afraid to worry anyone else with it (I didn't even tell my mom.)

Well, that's my story and I wanted to share it with you...and one more thing--Patti said the most amazing thing in one of her letters. She said that the Lord always finishes what He starts...Wow, that was powerful--and something I'll never forget.

I am probably the most grateful person on the planet right now--grateful it got there safe, grateful that I didn't look like a flake, and grateful for 2 friends who got me through this "slippery slope."

Now, there may be those of you who are thinking, "Wow, why didn't Cindy tell me?" Honestly, because I was so nervous about it. It was beyond comprehension that such a thing could happen. It went clear to a different part of the state! Well, thankfully, it's in the right hands now...

As you go about your week, I hope that you will learn to turn to God for everything...I know in this circumstance I had no other choice...and it was a valuable life lesson...I wish you all peace, love, and packages that arrive at their destinations!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Doubly Blessed and "Weekend Question"

Hi Everyone--

I know it's been a long week, but I had no idea that when I went to post on this blog for my "Weekend Question," I did the whole post on my Whimsical Musings blog So, I guess that maybe people there will answer my weekend question too! How funny is that? Well, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to not one, but 2 guest artists--Roselle and Nancy. (Read further and you'll understand why.)

My friend Roselle from Seaside Rose Creations is a wonderful artist and I wanted to share a picture of her precious, hand-painted Christmas bulbs--they’re available in her Etsy shop. Aren’t they just the sweetest treasures?

They got me to thinking about something...which brings me to my question for you for this week--What is one of the sweetest things that someone has ever done for you? (And I hope it will be something that caught you by surprise--something you weren’t expecting.)

Roselle actually surprised me with the sweetest package that arrived a few weeks ago...It was an envelope filled to the brim with “artist’s” treasures...vintage paper, book pages, ribbon, lace--you name it, it was in there! Sometimes, life has the nicest way of smiling at us through friends and family.

And right as I was in the midst of preparing this message, a gift arrived from my friend Nancy from The Trinket Collector--I was so surprised! She and her husband had been to Atlantic City to celebrate their wedding anniversary and she sent me Salt Water Taffy from there AND also, amazing vintage postcards--I couldn’t believe my eyes!

Every day is, indeed, a special package that we open--ours to do with what we choose...

Unwrapping gifts of caring from friends is such a delight and I can’t begin to express how

they warmed my heart.

I am linking this up to Spiritual Sundays!

I don't usually ask people to visit my Whimsical Musings blog, but I have an amazing story to tell you...I hope you'll go over and read it! It would mean a great deal to me to share my story with you!

A Song-filled Day!

I wanted to wish all of you a song-filled day
and what better way than with a "nesting" box
that was created with a great deal of joy?

This is a piece that I just completed for the art
gallery and it is laden with music as I feel that
our homes are happier filled with music and
prayer. There is something so comforting
about a nest--I don't know why--I think
it always reminds me of the Bible verse
that tells us not to worry--that if the
Lord takes care of the birds, then surely
He will take care of us....And who could
have a lovelier song than birds?

I am linking up to Dezinaworld--

Wishing all of you a wonderful,
song-filled day!!!