Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Take That Mask Off!

What mask are you wearing today? 

Are you willing to take it off?

Do not be so hard on yourself!!

Todays Video can be found here:

Take That Mask Off!

"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself
and another to the multitude, without finally getting
bewildered as to which may be true."
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!

That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.”
Romans 8:15-21 MSG

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Valentine Card Making

I enjoyed making a few Valentine cards this year. It was a simple project and came together with some ease! They made for a few fun gifts. Kinda crazy for vintage looking paper and these papers were perfect to achieve the look I wanted to go with the stamps I had purchased at the post office! This year is moving so quickly and to think it is nearly Easter! Happy day to all!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Resolutions & Declarations for 2016

"Begin with the end in mind." S. Covey

Decades ago I gave up on making new years resolutions...... anybody out there feel me? Good I have the right audience! I not only gave up, I actually hated them! I would just try to smile and nod as I would be surrounded by people who loved talking about their resolutions and would talk about eating their blackeye peas......

click on the link below for todays video!

Resolutions & Declarations for 2016

disclaimer: NO Turtles were killed while filming this video! But some of my flesh is gonna be dying as I say goodbye to some bad habits.......

As I close I would like to leave you with a thought.... God is a good God and He is in a good mood! Yep, he loves to laugh!

“My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:14-19 MSG

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                                           where serendipity moments happen!

I was standing in a cemetery recently and this tree
caught my attention. Not sure if it was the blue
skies, the glorious green in the dead of
or the straight, tall trunk that shot
The scars, the tree holds spoke
loudly and yet she keeps
climbing upwards...

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Different Sort of Element


a little solar screen made the perfect leaf cutouts!

My sons birthday card.....

embossing the cupcake added more texture....

gotta love the gears.....

a different view

Artybear is the big bear....

and Bitsybear is wishing you a happy day!

Happy crafting,

'till next time, in Studio 52 where serendipity happens!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Do You Need to Rest?

What is stopping you from hitting the pause button? Hope you enjoy today's video!


Sunset in black and white is surreal

Winter.... a time for rest, rejuvenating ....

'till next time!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Going Live With Something New

What I am about to release seems very gutsy, scary, intimidating, alarming and may surprise, shock and offend some! And as I am sitting here wanting to chicken out again and ask myself for the one hundredth time, "WHY, WHY should I do this?", I am choosing to be brave, fearless, accountable and perhaps obedient! There I said it! If you are reading this you may be wondering what is this lady up to. Here is the deal, back in January on my birthday I was headed into town and got this crazy idea to make a video, yep it was a new thought. I was having fun and just kept doing it, but something was going off in me, this crazy thought of maybe, just maybe I could become a regular blogger if I told my story, rather than write it! I love to write, however my time is limited and recording a video could be done in a fraction of the time. New thought....

Later that afternoon my friend Rhonda wanted her daughter to hear some of the videos, because she is a YouTube fan. I just simply said, hey Trella listen to this lady I found on the internet, about a minute into it she said something like, hey that's you and your good and you should upload that to YouTube because people would listen to you. And what do I do, hit the PAUSE button.

A few weeks later I decided to play a few videos for my 16 year old daughter who had no idea about any of this. She was very intrigued and sat and listened and listened and listened...... Night before last this same daughter asked if I had uploaded any videos. My answer was a simple no! "WHY MOM, WHY? You need to do it, my friends and I want to listen to you!"

Last night, one of my oldest running friends, Dru showed up in my office and asked me if I had uploaded any videos yet...... once again my answer was no!

So here is the deal and my disclaimer all rolled into one paragraph! These are uncut, un-edited, no scripts, no rehearsals, but are real, transparent, filled with bloopers and such and they are not for everyone! And yes, of course Jesus shows up in my storytelling! I am choosing to go live with them and I pray if you find yourself following my journey that you are encouraged, uplifted and find a laughter or two along the way!

Thank you, Trella, Damita and Dru for pushing me ...... Can a girl write a vlog dedication, you know like a book dedication? Well, I'm gonna do it....

"I would like to dedicate this first video to three beautiful, fun girls whom I have laughed with, cried with and had fun with and all whom love Starbucks as much as I do! Love all of you dearly, Teresa"

drumroll...... and yes here is the link to my very first ever video!

I'm Not Old-My Age is Just Fun-Sized

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A serendipity moment happened back in January and I decided to share it with whomever chooses to travel the roads of life with me!

Go - Smile - Love - Have Fun!