Hard Trials


(Inside, the card reads: Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.)


Nothing Between

Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
naught of this world’s delusive dream;
I have renounced all sinful pleasure;
Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, like worldly pleasure;
habits of life, though harmless they seem,
must not my heart from him ever sever;
he is my all, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, like pride or station;
self or friends shall not intervene;
though it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, e’en many hard trials,
though the whole world against me convene;
watching with prayer and much self denial,
I’ll triumph at last, there’s nothing between.


Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
so that his blessed face may be seen;
nothing preventing the least of his favor;
keep the way clear! let nothing between.

Vellum Envelope Fun

Denise gave me some paper goodies for Christmas. One of the things she chose for me was a packet of sparkley vellum envelopes. I am going to have fun with those. Here is one:


Isn’t that pretty? So I made a colorful card for the inside:


And below is what it looks like inside the envelope.


I used a black gel pen to write the address on the outside of the envelope.

More Old Cards

I found some cards I made a few years back. They are a different style than the ones I am currently making. But I want to send them out, if I can think of just the right person. Now this first card–hmmm. I started making it and it ended up like you see below. But I could never think of what to write on the inside, so I still have it. It is rather “in your face,” don’t you think? I am going to have to come up with a nice line for the inside before I sent it.

Below is a variety. The one with the giraffes has a big fat bead on the front, so I won’t be able to mail that one easily.

That pretty much brings me up to date with current cards.

P.S. Remember to tell your special people that you love them.


Stash of Old Cards

I found a stash of old cards that need to be sent. Some of them I threw away. They look different than the cards I am currently making.  I saved the ones below and will try to send them out.

Do you have a friend or friends that tends to take on more than they should? I think I know who to send this one to.

Then we have friends who are going through a rough time and need encouragement in one form or another…

Many of these cards I made with no particular person in mind and now  here they are. Hmmm, to whom shall I send this one. Do you have a friend that is particularly sunshiney?