Welcome to my Blog, this is where I will share the wonderful things
that happen in my life, the joys, the smiles, the blessings. I hope you
will enjoy yourself here and please leave a comment.
Hugs,
Cathy (Mercieschild)

Monday, January 13, 2014

House Mouse Christmas Ornament Challenge 2013

It is tipped a bit sideways, I guess I got it off center a bit. I made 6 of them. I didn't have much with me because we were in the process of relocating but I had the scalloped card and I went to the Dollar Store and saw the snowflakes so I took my blue eye shadow and highlighted the snowflakes, cut out the house mouse image from a bigger image and one of my girls on my stamping list sent me the flowers and then in one of the sleeves of my suitcase I found the 
Happy Holiday and gems.  I am finding that a stamper can make a card no matter what the obsticals LOL  
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. 

My Christmas Card

I should have posted this before Christmas but we were in transition and so everything was packed.  I love this image and it always makes me smile.  A very simple card for Christmas.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Love this card layout.

Maybe some one can use it.  I am going to use it for sure.  I will be back with the finished card :)  Enjoy~ Hugs, Cathy K

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Devil Has No Mother by Nicky Cruz

I have just finished reading one of the best books . Every teen ager, parent and grandparent, adult needs to read this book . Cruz has brought to light what has been diminished  and even hidden from us.  This is the reason so many are fighting battles they cannot seem to win and life has begun to be so hard for them. This is information we all need to know to live the lives that have been intended for us. This is a book that not only reveals what we need to know but also shares stories and instances that will help us to understand we are not the only ones fighting these battles. I recommend this book to every one.  We all need to know what is going on and how to fight it.  If  you care about your families or your own life and what is causing it to be less than you want it to be, this is a book for you. I have included a link so you can check it out for yourself. An amazing book.
http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Has-No-Mother-Greater/dp/1617951897/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383344237&sr=1-1&keywords=the+devil+has+no+mother

FORMER GANG LEADER NICKY CRUZ PENS NEW TITLE,
THE DEVIL HAS NO MOTHER—A FOLLOW-UP TO HIS 1988 BREAKOUT HIT, RUN BABY RUN

25 YEARS AFTER HIS LAST BESTSELLER CRUZ IS BACK ENCOURAGING CHRISTIANS TO BE BOLD IN THE FACE OF EVIL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 25, 2013— Nicky Cruz knows all about the power of the devil.
“This guy has no mother” is an old Spanish saying used to refer to boys who seem bent on evil and destruction. I remember it well from my childhood in Puerto Rico, because people would often use it when referring to me. –Nicky CruzThe Devil Has No Mother
From a spiritualist childhood in Puerto Rico to the gang culture in New York to an international Christian ministry, Nicky Cruz has seen humanity at its best and its worst. In his new book The Devil Has No Mother (Worthy Publishing, July 2013, $14.99, 9781617951893), Cruz draws on these early experiences and many others from his evangelistic ministry to drive home the reality of the devil’s no-holds-barred attempts to gain power over individuals and communities. This former gang leader also shows clearly why God, not the devil, will win! The Devil Has No Mother contains story after story of the reality of spiritual warfare and draws on New Testament teaching to show why Christians need to be bold in the face of evil.
Nicky Cruz has traveled widely around the world, speaking to hurting people in all walks of life, in the 40 years that have passed since he came to Christ in New York through the selfless devotion of David Wilkerson. Nicky’s ministry has reached thousands of inner-city gang members as he speaks to their need from his own experience. His ministry regularly targets urban environments in order to reach those who are most frequently trapped by destructive lifestyles and caught in a downward spiral of intense violence, drug abuse and gang activity. Learn more about Nicky’s ministry at http://nickycruz.org/.
Worthy Publishing (www.worthypublishing.com) is a privately held, independent voice in Christian and inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tenn. Worthy Books publishes a boutique list of new titles each year across a broad spectrum of genres, including fiction, current events, biography, devotionals, as well as spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles. Worthy also owns Ellie Claire, Gift and Paper Expressions, as well as Freeman-Smith, a value-priced custom book imprint.



Friday, August 23, 2013

If it's About An Ice Cream Cone .....

Anybody that really knows me knows that I think it is a horrible injustice to eat ice cream in a bowl. Ice Cream was made for cones. Yes, even at my age, my ice cream has to be in a cone and a sugar cone makes all the better.  Well, anyway,  I love this image and we are just staying with some friends and all I had packed was some different shades of purple and of course my copics LOL. They even won out over makeup LOL. This card was made for a swap on Homemadecards group. I love purple and the girl who's name I received to send to is very special to me.  Anyway I found some shades of purple flowers in the zipper bag of my suitcase and I went into my jewelry case and found the purple centers and the heart. I also found some butterflies I had punched out for something else and put them in the case to protect them since I didn't use them like I planned :) This is a Mo image called "Lacie with Ice Cream" Isn't she just adorable.
Thank you for looking and have a blessed day.  Hugs, Cathy K

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's Cream and White Challenge

I have to tell you I love this image,  anybody that knows me knows that is what my hair looked like as a child.  Come to think of it , it still looks like that ;)  I have fine straight hair and it does not like to curl (now you know more about me huh ;)
Anyway,  I really like Sassy Cheryl's precious images. Cheryl was having Cream and White Challenge,  It is hard for me not to add color so I really had to think on this one. But I was able to only use Copics basic cream and basic white markers and had 3 shades of cream cardstock in my drawer (yes, still stamping at the foot of the bed on the floor LOL) I've gotten so used to it that I don't mind not having a stamping room except my husband can't get in and out of the bedroom when I am stamping and Cayla, my Maltese doesn't leave the top of the bed.  Thank you for looking and Happy August. This year has gone so fast I can't believe it.
Blessings to you all, Cathy

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Touch From Heaven by Neal Pylant & Christopher Pylant



I have decided to start sharing a few things in my life on here.  One of my loves is reading .  I used to be a librarian along with some other careers.  

I just read an amazing book called "A Touch From Heaven"  It is about a couple who wanted a boy to pass on their name for the next generation. They were blessed to have a beautiful baby boy named Christopher (the co-author of this book) . It tells the story of the trials they went through when Christopher was diagnosed with a brain tumor at a very young age.  
This is a book that once you start you will not be able to put it down.  They share their innermost heart and emotions and how they see a miracle happen.  So if you like a book that keeps your attention then this is the book for you.  Amazon & Barnes and Noble carry this book if you are interested. Thank you for allowing me to share . Hugs, Cathy