Sunday, January 10, 2010


Hope you like her as much as I did creating her!!!
So for this post I will begin with some new designs that God has inspired me to work on, and my Hubs too ;0)

Perhaps 1 day I'll know everything about blog candy and how to get more of you wonderful blog hoppers to leave some smiles by leaving comments. But as for now its just me and we are home recovering from a cold snowy card delivery/travel trip. We left early Saturday morning, Kent and I and went from Red Oak to Boone-Ames-Nevada-Marshalltown-Toledo/Tama-Grinnell and finally Newton Iowa to fill our display racks with all sorts of new designs.
WOW,,were we tired and needing our warm home after all the frozen tundra travels. Praise God of course for His guiding hand in and through it all~~~ And as it so happens I'll Introduce "Uniquie the Unicorn" just below this bit of ramblings, a sweet but lively spirited Unicorn that if I had my way would be one of God's special delightful helpers, well that's in Dena's(my) world. If there were such creations they too would be from GOD. Now mind you I am not trying to start any trouble, its just what I ponder on sometimes when feeling a tad whimsical :~) . Tell me what you think if you have a minute??? Uniquie here is 1 of our new designs and comes with LOTS of glitter and a beautiful blue, Celestial Blue to be exact, envelope. I wish that the shimmerings could be seen on my blog. You'll just have to take my word on it. Thankfully God helped me through designing lots more and I am in need of coloring them over the next few days. Plus we depart on 2 more delivery trips this new week, so I need to get to sharpening my pencils. My Mom is needing extra help right now with doctor trips and we shop for her when we are out Walmarting,,,WOOOHOOO for Walmart, with our boys and all the food we go through here in a week we are appreciative of great prices, very much so!!! Tomorrow its the Podiatrists office for her (mom's)lil' toes to get manicured. Jacob17 is busy with his job at Hy-Vee where Jenny(our daughter, the pharmacy girl from the pics here) works and our son-in-law is kind of a boss man there too. We also have a real nice display rack there at the same store,it'll will be updated soon. Tommy15 is in every sport he can be in and is at the YMCA right now with Billy11. Pete is actually helping to purchase a home over in Omaha in the next month. It'll be occupied by him and 2 other friends who are going together in the purchase.. Will it work,,,hahahaha??????? We have no idea but we'll keep praying about it as the base is getting re-done after he gets his new place :~) Love ya though Pete, lots of prayers for them as he is ( shhhh, 30 ). After the factory closed here he was out of work for sometime and we think he was enjoying it a bit tooo much ;~) if you get my meaning?????
Okay so any advice on Blog candy and if I should or on raising boys or any enlightening words of scripture/ The Bible, prayers or even if you need prayer, we would be honored tom be of help if anyone is needing prayers, honest.
Kent and I totally BELIEVE in prayers and ESPECIALLY in being always thankful and expressing that to Our Sweet Savior,He is always deserving of our thanks, no matter what because there is always so much and so many blessings to thanks Him for.Its good practice to think on all your blessings when your done or troubled even those that seem small,it helps restore a sense if well being,its what I try to do more often now than in my many trials and tribulations of my past life, both Kent and I do. And we also strated praying together, really praying together a few times a day. When we first wake up and just before bed,this has added so much to our lives, making time for God and sharing in prayer time.We have done this now for over 3 of our 5 years of wedded bliss,well, usually bliss ;0) Our marriage is totally IMPROVED and we didn't start praying together for any reason like that we just simply had the desire to honor God in this way, and WOW our lives are soooo different now, God is Truly AWESOME and more than that, He is INDESCIRBABLE!!! We do read our Bibles each day too. The boys aren't always too happy with that but its what we do as a family and descuss things, we are not ever really the most popular as parents but its simply who and how we are. It can even be fun!!!
So, enough of her jabbering you say, well that is, "if" your read this all the way through ;~)
And do~~~Have a BLESSED week!!!
BIG HUGS~~~Luv ya Dena
"For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, His hands formed the dry land" Psalm 95:3-5



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  2. Love love love both your creations
    you are soooo talented

    (secret about blog candy--when you give something away-ask people to follow you, ask people to post on their blog about your giveaway and post a link back to you, you get more followers--that's about blog candy
    shame that you have to give something away to get people to follow but that's the way of blog world)
    your words and your creations are amazing
    I'm your friend and you seem to have others here too who are your friend

    giving things away to have followers always makes me think really why are people really about-for friendships or for material items
    ok now I'm blabbing
    ---lov yah girl friend---
    keep being you!!!!
    ps I made a grammer mistake so deleted my first post
    January 11, 2010 10:14 AM

  3. Just read the blog -Meditation from the Cardinal Nest - by Ruth !
    At January 7 post ,you will see one amazing story about one amazing sister .She`s looking for founds to feed some hungryes childrens .
    I just thinking how i can realy help !??
    I pray that Joy For All will minister to it's visitors
    and will encourage and bless everyone in some way.
    We can identify with the disciples. At times, we have
    a tendency to focus on the things that are going on around us instead of the One that is in control of all things. When that happens, reality may seem overwhelming, and the problems appear unsolvable. However, we must realize to be fearful
    is to lack faith in God and in His provision for us. True faith focuses on God, not on the things that are happening.Psalm 139:11-12
    If I say, surely the darkness shall fall on me,
    Even the night shall be light about me.
    Indeed, the darkness shall not hide
    from You, but the night shines as the day,
    the darkness and the light are both
    a like to You.
    in Jesus love >> Kelly

  4. Oh wow these are darling...Have an awesome day coming to visit!!!

  5. Beautiful new work Dena!

    They DO make you smile!

  6. Oh how adorable...of course he's a God creature. *LOL* I read about a man who died and went to heaven and when his body was revived he said there were colors in heaven we've never seen before. And the flowers SING! AWESOME! I love your whimsical style!

  7. Hi Dena and thank you sooo much for stoping by and lovely comment you left on my blog, it's much appreciated!
    Your artwork is sooo wonderful, I just love it!
    You are more than welcome to follow my blog! I now follow yours!:)
    Thanks again, have a great Sunday,
    Lots of love, Sanda xx


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