søndag den 29. september 2019

Kindness begins with me!

Time flies, and it's time to send Christmas cards to the soldiers serving Denmark around the world. The must be send now, in order to reach them - and back to their families, before Christmas.

I am honored to be allowed to participate in this project. I wish many others would, too. 

I know there are many good organizations to support. 
Whether it is OSH, the Hospital Clown, Multiple sclerosis Society, Cancer Foundation or something else, there is a lot that depends on volunteering. 

It is life affirming to me to think that kindness, care and charity thrive in a world where we are meet with bad news every day. 

I know not many read this, but I thank everyone who makes a difference. Not everyone can do the same - and neither should we. 

We can make a difference where we are. The small daily gestures are not meaningless: a greeting to a stranger we meet on our way, a help to someone in line who we can see in a hurry, a smile to a mother or father standing with an unhappy child - there is so much as we can do.

I attended Scrap Hygge in Randers yesterday. The very thing I just described, I experienced so much. 
A "Hello", "How are you", "Good to see you" - also from some I did not know. It provided a sense of belonging - something we all need.

Magnolia: Cozy Tilda & Tilda hiding a gift

Stampin Up: In the Meadow, Sprig punch

Card # 1 Stampin up, Still Night
Card # 2: Stampin up, Hearts at home, Lovely as a tree

 Card # 2 Stampin up, Pinetree punch + Design Paper

lørdag den 21. september 2019

Goodbye summer - Hello Autum!

Studiolight: Tropical Jungle

We finally say goodbye to summer - and we welcome the autumn.

Like a good friend, he relieves the heat of the summer, with his warm winds and cool morning hours. He arrives in a color palette of earth tones. Autumn is a welcome guest who, as a pilgrim, stays for a while.

This summer has been edifying for our little family.

We have been through so much for the last 4 years. This summer has been spent on building us up.

Only because I think we can often learn from our circumstances have our trials been worth the journey.

During the last 4 years with +25 surgeries and Lars' disease I have often thought about the song "Rock and Ages".
The rock, Jesus Christ, brings strength and security. In our dark times, He will embrace us if we simply allow Him.

 The Story Behind the Hymn “Rock of Ages”ebook

“Rock of Ages” is a Christian hymn written by Augustus M. Toplady, with music by Thomas Hastings. This very personal hymn uses pronouns such asI and me rather than we and our,focusing on individual salvation.
Legend says that Toplady wrote the hymn during a stormy incident in England. While traveling along the gorge in Burrington Combe, he was caught in a fierce storm and took shelter in a gap in the gorge, where he wrote the original lyrics. Some disagree on whether the event actually occurred; nevertheless, the rock is now marked with a plaque that reads: “Rock of Ages: This rock derives its name from the well known hymn written about 1762 by the Rev A M Toplady who was inspired whilst sheltering in this cleft during a storm.” 
The 1950 Latter-day Saint hymnal included a version of the hymn for women’s voices only, but in the 1985 hymnal it was changed to the standard four-part harmony for congregational use.
The choir has performed “Rock of Ages” for years, and you can find recordings on the albums Rock of Ages: 30 Great Hymns and The Majesty of America.


Card toppers from ByLene Design and BLD 1018
I can't remember where the centiment "Glædelig Jul" (Merry Christmas) are from.
Embossing folder NS, DCTXT003 Glædelig jul.

Ornaments ByLene Design BLD1018, BLD1007
Magnolia 2011, Tilda hiding gift

Card #2 Magnolia 2008, TIldas Brunte
Card # 3 www.docraft.co.uk Forever Friends

Card # 1 Stampin Up: Santas suit
Card # 2 Stampin Up: Heartfelt Creation, Large Poinsette, embossing folder: Tufted 3D 
Card # 3 Stampin Up: Stampin Up, design paper, layring ovals, "Carols of Christmas"

Stampin Up: Lovely as a tree, Heart & Home framelits,
Christmas Landpost thinlits 
BLD 1011

Stampin up: Delicate ornaments thinlits & Merry Patterns

lørdag den 31. august 2019

Still a warm summer

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer.
The summer here in Denmark has been very hot and humid.

Summer often divides us as human beings: those who love summer and those who hate it.
For some, summer means sweat beads run down your back and your hair looks like you've just stepped out of the shower! For others, the makeup is where it was applied in the morning and the hair looks like you just came out from the beauty saloon.

Whether you belong to the first or second group, I hope you have experienced things that you will be able to enjoy thinking about it.

Lars was admitted to the Hospital again, so for the past week I have been driving to Århus University Hospital every day.

Of course the car broke down, but we are so blessed that a good friend drove me the first day. 
Our mechanic is also fantastic, he is always there for us.

Misc. Copic ciao
This is an old Digi stamp from https://beccysplace.com/
The "sand" is a stamp from Stampin Up "High Tide"

Misc. Copic ciao
I can't remember where I got the digistamp from, so sorry
The Embossing folde's by Stampin Up: Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions.

Luka from la-la land

Stampin Up: Carols of Christmas

Stampin Up: At home framelits (window)
Topper: by Lene Design

Stampin Up: Musical Season

Stampin Up: Over the moon

Stampin Up: Over the moon

Stampin Up: The Wilderness Awaits

torsdag den 25. juli 2019

Summer is here!

It's summer, and it's incredibly hot. It's hard to do anything without the sweat running down the face and back. 
So what are you doing? 
I do indexing at www.familysearch.org 
I'm also makeing cards for www.operationskrivhjem.dk
Beware of yourself in the summer weather: Remember to drink water in ample quantity.

I don't know why some of the cards looks like they are bended - they're not!

Stampin Up "In the Meadow"

Card # 1: Stampin Up misc. products
Card # 2: Stampin Up "Lots of lavender"

Stampin Up "Over the moon"

Card #3: Stampin Up "Home to Roost"

Stampin Up "Back on your feet"

Stampin Up "Wildly happy"

Card 1+2: Stampin Up "Wildly happy"
Card 3: "Dragonfly dreams"

Card #1: Stampin Up "Very vintage"
Card #2: Stampin Up: Nature sings"

Card #1: Magnolia "Siblings"
Card #2: Magnolia "Tilda gone fishing"