Today's Scripture

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Psalm 118:8... Printer/Watercolor Test

Today I decided to do a test.  First I tore a couple of 8.5" x 11" pages from a 22" x 30" sheet of watercolor paper.  I wanted to see if I could print something using my Epson printer onto the paper then watercolor it without the ink spreading when I added water.


Below is like the original file that I printed (I closed it without saving it so I had to recreate it to share with you)  Everything but the text was added by hand:

The large font is one I have available under the "My Font Store" in the menu above called MFH Stitches. (the "e" is different now because after I saw it printed on my original I decided to change it).

You are welcome to download the black and white version as soon as I can figure out how to do it!  I use to use Google Docs but I don't think that exists anymore???  All I could find was Picasa so I downloaded that and it has been loading every picture on my PC forever now!!!  I have 1000s!!!  I'm hoping it will also help me see what I have where.  We shall see!  You can try right clicking and saving it that way, I'm just not sure of the .dpi.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Let Go and Let God

It feels kinda weird having "God" be polka dot... But, I was trying to cover up a mistake :-/

Two testimonies:
If you wait long enough God will bring help...and from the most unexpected places!

Last week someone broke my mailbox in half! Literally, I went out and the actual mailbox was on the ground! Awwwww man! (Said with a Whiny voice)...  Who the heck do you get to install a new mailbox??? OK add that to changing tires making two reasons to be married.   Though my ex wasn't all that great at tire changing....  

Anyway, anyway...  I decided to check out Angie's List.  Did you know that you have to PAY for that?!  It was going to be $29 just to be able to find a handy man!! So, I decided to think about it.  The very next morning I got an .email from them offering a 25% discount!  OK, so that makes it a little better.... Not only that, if you pay using PayPal there is an additional 20% (i think) off.   ...always my preferred payment choice anyway....  Soooo, instead of paying $29 I paid something like $14!!! 

Would you believe that during the night someone had temporarily fixed the broken one!  Several days later the guy across the street came over and confessed...someone had backed out of his driveway and broken it...he was going to replace it over the weekend with a whole new one!  DONE!  I now have a brand new box...AND... He noticed the blue tarp on my roof (used to cover a 6" hole made by a falling tree branch almost TWO years ago!  It was too expensive for me to fix then so it was now on my Angie's Fix it List.  He offered to fix that too!!  FOR FREE!  GOD is so AMAZING!  "Let Go and Let God"

Side story...  His house is up a day about 11 years ago, just one month after my "fire destroyed" house was replaced with a brand new one I was sitting in my dining room and heard this gosh awful crash.  I went downstairs to investigate and found the tail end of a truck INSIDE my shower!!!  Their daughter had not put the emergency break on and the empty truck had rolled down their driveway and ended up in my bathroom!!  It was the most bazaar thing because the truck had to go past 4 trees and other bushes to get to my house and not one branch, leaf even, was touched!!...but I got ANOTHER brand new bathroom!  I think that is the only other time he and I have ever talked before the mailbox thing.  We aren't a "get to know your neighbor" kind of neighborhood for sure!  I have lived here 30 years and don't even know any of my neighbors last names.... PITIFUL!



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Be Creative! What can YOU DO in addition to praying?

I have thought about prayer a lot this week because I have a friend that just had MAJOR heart surgery at the age of 80 (in a few months) and I started seeing TONS and TONS of offers for prayers.  

Everybody's praying... but.... 
- where are they?  
- what else are they doing? 
- is anyone actually DOING anything to help?  

Because let's face it .... 

And you can't just say "Be sure and call me if you need ANYTHING".... knowing full well that the person will never call and ask for help!

I know my friend, ANY offer of help would be immediately answered with "Oh honey, that is so sweet, but I am fine, really." She "wouldn't want to put anyone out". But I also KNOW that there are things that she needs help with!  

- Who is running the errands that need running?  
- Who is taking care of the pets?
- Who is vacuuming the carpet?  
- Who is giving the care giver a break?

Don't just offer to help, INSIST on it!  JUST DO IT!!!  

Don't ask "what?",  you need to be creative ... AND JUST DO IT!!!!   

Heck!  EVERYBODY could use some help of some kind!  OF COURSE someone that is going through something that requires your prayer could also use YOUR HELP!

Galatians 6:10

New International Version (NIV)
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

....there, I feel better now....

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Flowers and Vines (19 doodled .pngs for sale)

Last week Jeanne purchased my MFH Polly Wolly Doodle Font then asked if she could also purchase the flowers that are used in some of the examples found throughout the site.  Unfortunately, I had hand drawn all of those and hadn't done any digitized version of them so I decided to give it a go and create something.

These are the 19 .pngs that are now available for purchase:

Flowers and Vines (19 .png files zipped, will be emailed) $6.50..........

I made them so that, if you have a graphics package like PSE, you can combine, resize, and color adjust, if you know how.   They will definitely require some knowledge on how to manipulate .pngs so if you don't know how please don't purchase.  They will come as a .zip file containing 19 separate .png files.  

Below are a few examples of how they can be used:

Thanks for the challenge Jeanne!  I hope this is what you meant!


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