torsdag den 30. marts 2017

Where did time go?


Time flies so fast. It has caused me to think about what we actually spend our time on ...
Do we strive for the gold of the world - but forget the Divine? Sleep, work, play, household chores, family, friends, there are many tasks in the course of a day - Do we use time wisely, and share equally among the different things we would --LIKE to do and things we HAVE to do? Are we selfish - or do we respect and care for each other and our neighbors? Just a few random thoughts ...
Here are some of the cards I've made lately. These are made for www.operationskrivhjem.dk




The first card was made with a Stamp set from Stampin Up called Baby Bear.
On the back of the card I have attached a small book. 



For these cards I used Sale-a-bratiion stampset  from Stampin' Up called:
Avant-Garden and Delicate Details 


My Christmas card is also made by useing a stampset from Stampin' Up!:
Joyful Nativity

 
Last but not least, a Easter waterfall card, made by a stampset from Stampin' Up! from Sale-a-bration called: Hey Chick! 

onsdag den 8. marts 2017

Genealogy & Indexing!

Last night, Tuesday, was the first time I attended a Genealogy evening, at church.
All, members and non-members, are welcome to come and do genealogical work. Some who attended had made genealogical work for many years, some were new to it.
I was indexing!!! What is that???? Well, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) are known for doing genealogical work, like photographing of church records and other important documents. Afterward everything made freely available to all.
When I was 16 I began to collect data, pictures of my family and going to the national archive where a copy of all chruch records are keept. At the time I had a very hard time reading the handwriting in the old church records/books. But I was curious and amazed over the fact that I could find people in old books that I were related to, so I stuck with it, and ever since then, doing genealogi has been a very big part of who I am.

Therefor I was more than happy when I heard, and understod, what Indexing is all about, and the impact and importance it will have for future genealogists, and the way we do genealogy.

Indexing takes the search of data to a new level.
What is Indexing? The best way to describe it is done on the Churchs website:

Indexing is the process of entering information
from historical records into an online, search database.

Best of all: Everyone can participate in this project. Right now I'm indexing civil marriages in Copenhagen (1887-1964).

If you would like to join, please go to this link to find out more:

https://familysearch.org/indexing/get-started-indexer#/desktop

On to something else: 'm trying to learn how to make a mirror image in the water. This is something that I don't find easy ... Here's my first attempt.



mandag den 6. marts 2017

Don't be to proud...

Pride, what is it?

I think pride can be defined in many ways, depending on the situation... A family can be proud of each other - a positive kind of pride.
My thoughts today have been:

Can independence be a kind of pride?


Seen from the outside, independence is considered to be a virtue, can it actually be the opposite? When our self-confidence and faith in ourselves is so great that in our quest to fend for ourselves, excludes others, and being blinded to the fact that we need help - is it not pride? Pride, the negative kind, leads us not forward. Perhaps today is a good day to look honestly at ourselves - are we where we really want to be? Only we can answer that question.

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I tried something - and it worked.I have seen many places on youtube, how to make an effect with an spritzer. Then today, at the kitchen sink, while washing my stencil, I thought: How about that I take a babywipe and drag it across the stencil, while the stencil is still upon the paper... so I tried... and this is the result.

1. I wanted an old look, so I inked my white basecard with Distress Ink: Old paper & Vintage photo
2. I placed my stencil on top, and colored with Stampin' Up colors: Wisteria wonder, Dafodil delight and Cajun Craze
3. Useing a babywipe I removed the ink, and while doing that, the moist from the babywipe touched the ink, and softend it.
4. This is the final result!


søndag den 5. marts 2017

My Testimony

Sometime a song can say,
what your heart holds -
but your lips can not say!


My Testimony

Sometimes the pain is so great, that it's hard to see the road ahead. When the pain is big, I only have one place to turn, beside my husbond, and that is to my Savior. 

Lars, We know LOVE is everything. We know that LOVE binds us together. Thank you, my love, for the many years we´ve had so far - and for the many years ahead. You have always been my rock - now, let me be that for you.

I belive and trust my Redemer; and because I do that, I also have to trust in His timeplan for me. I believe that what I go trough in live, will prepare me to return to Him: my Creator, My Savior, My Redemer and Friend, Jesus Christ.

My faith does not make the pain of trails less painfull, but my faith gives me hope and makes the journey worthwhile. I know that the blessings that awaits, will more than outweigh what seems so hard right now. 

There is a Hymn, I love the English lyric of.
When I sing or listen to it, it 
helps me trough the rough seas my love and I are sailing right now.

Sometime We'll Understand
(Click above to listen)

Not now, but in the coming years,

It may be in the better land,
We’ll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we’ll understand.

Refrain:

Then trust in God through all the days;
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise,
Sometime, sometime we’ll understand.

We’ll catch the broken thread again,
And finish what we here began;
Heav’n will the mysteries explain,
And then, ah then, we’ll understand.

We’ll know why clouds instead of sun
Were over many a cherished plan;
Why song has ceased when scarce begun;
Tis there, sometime, we’ll understand.

Why what we long for most of all,
Eludes so oft our eager hand;
Why hopes are crushed and castles fall
,Up there, sometime, we’ll understand.

God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand;
Sometime with tearless eyes we’ll see;
Yes, there, up there, we’ll understand.