Saturday, January 31, 2015

Butterfly Card By Guest Designer/Host Paula-Kay BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks you so much Paula, for your beautiful work and words! Paula is a very experienced designer and she has always been so kind and sweet to me when we meet at card making events! I am very happy to have her as my guest and hope she will host again in the next few months!

Hi there!  This is Paula-Kay Bourland joining Debbie in helping friends “SEEK HIM DAILY”.  I’m honored to post a card for you to enjoy.

My card is made with a stamp set from Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration going on now until March 31, 2015.  It is called Butterfly Basics.  I’ve also used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  For this card I made my own background using stamps in the set.  The inks I used are Palette Jardin Moss, Boudoir Blush, and Raw Sienna.  I just stamped them randomly over the card.  The base card is green cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Palette Noir ink and matted it in the green cardstock.  A green ribbon was placed under the sentiment, which is popped up with foam mounting tape.  Lastly, I added two butterfly die cuts, one cut from the green cardstock and one from a multicolor dotted cardstock.

I love the sentiment with this set.  It reminds me of some spiritual truths.  We all are sinners in depravity before God saves us and makes all things new.  2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  Our lives are completely transformed by Christ, just like the caterpillar is transformed into a beautiful butterfly.  As we look at people in our lives who seem to be caterpillars who do not have spiritual life and vitality, we cannot know what God plans for them.  We must love them and share the good news of salvation with them.  Perhaps they too can be transformed into something beautiful by His love and grace.

Have a blessed day!









Thursday, January 29, 2015

GODS LOVE IS FOR ALL OF US!! Enjoy the sunlight today !

FROM Carry on Warrior :by Glennon Doyle Melton


I like to compare God's love to the sunshine.  The sun shows up every morning , no matter how bad you have been the night before.  It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders,-the saved, and the heathens alike.  You can hide from the sun but it won't take that personally. It'll never, ever punish you for hiding.  You can stay in the darkness for years or decades, and when you finally step outside, it'll be there.  It was there the whole time, shining and shining. It'll still be there, steady and bright as ever, just waiting for you to notice, to come out, to be warmed.  All those years, I thought of God and light and the sun, as judgmental, but they weren't .  The sunrise was my daily invitation from God to come back to life.   WOW I so loved this from the book and it is very true, and really rang home for me!
I am a former teacher/administrator and we call this a "teaching moment" ! Please open your heart to Gods word, and being taught and you will find there is so much Love, Peace, and Trust for us there! Thanks to my daughter in law Kat for sharing this with me!


This card is a little out of focus but it is still so beautiful and a very easy one to make.  I like lots of colors and different layers of card stock.  This card size is different too and it is about five by five in size. There are five different designer papers cut to build the background with two black pearls added on the light pink narrow strip.  The white ribbon was glued under the two left side papers and then tied in a knot.  The main focal point is a flower stamped on white embossed card stock. I colored the flower, and then covered it in a glue that dries clear. I sprinkled a clear glitter that is very fine over the entire piece.  I put pop dots under some of the five base pieces to give them a lift. I really like the black frame under all of the pieces as it seems to give the card the accent color it needs! Please remember that I sell stampin up and would love to send you some great new supplies to play with! debsegler@gmail.com  979-255-0377 Special is order $50.00 get a free set! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

SING HIS PRAISES SO ALL CAN HEAR EVERYONE NEEDS HIS LOVE!!

Hello my sweet stamp friends! I am so very excited and blessed today! My stamp friend Betty has shared my mission of helping others "SEEK HIM DAILY" and she was my first guest host/designer!  Her card was a beautiful Texas Howdy and I know it came from her heart as she has a great love of others, and knows the Lord, and goes to him often in prayer on others behalf! ( Often mine)  So be sure to scroll down and read past post so you can see all of the great stories that are being shared to glorify our Lord! And if you would like to be a host simply click on the word comment and send me  a post or and email to debsegler@gmail.com 

This card is called Bird Song! The sentiment says sing like no one is listening. I used a designer paper for the background that has some tree, leaves and flower, designs with some newsprint. I glued that to a chocolate brown card stock for the base of my card. ( Please remember that I sell Stampin' Up! let me know if you need anything) The brown dots are a strip of wash tape and it helped to give the card another color and layer. The bird is stamped and colored with Stampin' Up! markers. It was a gift from my stamp friend Nancy! I cut the bird out and fussy cut around the flower so that it would give the card a focal point and not another straight edge.  You could use any favorite stamp here, try to dig for a stamp that you have not used for a while as they get lonely! HA! There are so many lonely people that need us to share our love for the Lord and encourage them!  I tied some brown twine around the stamped image to add another texture to it. The two blue dots are some bling that comes in multiple colors that match our cards stock, I love to use them and they finish the card off in such a cute way! (order below) I know that sometime I think I am just a small little dot in this world and what difference can I make. Well, it is just like Betty said, a hello is so impactful as many people are on their phone rushing around and will not even make eye contact! It adds to the feeling of isolation and loneliness.  I am asking that you simply be more purposeful in your hello's from now on! Add to them,  and remember Jesus loves you very much!  Because he does! Your heart and theirs will be lifted, and  you will never know the encouragement that will get spread around.

HELLO TO MONICA from Germany she is going tot be a guest host/designer soon so keep watching daily to see what new things are to come.

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it.  What seems like conceit, bad manners, or cynicism, is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there, where the spirit meets the bone.
Miller Williams


Kaleidoscope Designer paper ; #132995   $10.95
Retro Fresh Washi tape three rolls 133001, $4.95
Candy Dots Dots  Brights  1300931, Regals 130932,
Subtles 130933, Neutrals 130934    100 piece   $5.95
Label Bracket Punch  13215                              $15.95
Another Great year five stamps Happy Birthday!  $ 133041 $17.95 clear

NOTE**** if you order $50.00 in product you get a free set of stamps! go to www.stampinup to see Catalogue  debsegler@gmail.com 


BE BLESSED AND SEND A CARD TO SOMEONE THIS WEEK!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Guest Hostess/Designer


Betty Justilian Schaub Zack's Nana's Creative Imagination  Guest Designer

Howdy! 
Debbie Segler and I met in October 2008. It was at a Stampin' Up! Class. We hit it off right away. She was new to the area and hadn't made many friends yet. I had been here since 2001 and only had one really good friend. We know that day, God brought us together. 

Have you ever sat down in a public place and just smiled at people walking by? That's my "Howdy". Often times I have been on the receiving end of a "howdy". I don't know if those people realize how much that meant to me. Its my little pick me up. Better than my morning coffee! That little bit of kindness shown to me, well, it brightened up my day. 

God moves in mysterious ways. I've been hearing that since I was a child.  If you're moved... Next time you are sitting at the mall people watching, send someone a "howdy". You will never know how that "howdy" will move them.

Thanks Deb for this honor and privilege of being your first guest hostess/designer.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Butterflies Make Me SMILE! SO SEEK HIM DAILY!!

This card is so pretty and I copied it from laurascreativemoments.blogspot.  WOW I wish I could go take a few classes with her for sure! This is the swallow tail stamp from Stampin' Up! and she has made it in several colors.  She has used a sponge or dauber to accent her paper with brown ink to give a aged or antiqued look to her cards. I am so excited to try to make one of these that I had to share it with all of you!  I am going to begin a new phase only blog and I am happy to announce my first guest host/designer!  I am inviting friends to help get our praise on and share our uplifting stories and a card design!  My first new host will be Betty Schaub! She has been dear friend for five years and she is a very talented artist~! Betty and I were brought together at a time that we both needed a good friend and the Lord helped us to grow through him! Betty knows the value of praise and having good friends to help you "SEEK HIM DAILY" and this is my new journey on my blog! Please e-mail me if you would be a guest host on "Seeking Him Daily"  Blessings my friends! debsegler@gmail.com. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Blue Bird Sing to ME! When you hear it sing remember I am THINKING OF YOU!

Hello my sweet stamp friends! I had a very blessed weekend with my family and got to enjoy my grand baby girls! I am so blessed by my children and their wives! We are beyond lucky to have them wanting us to visit them and spend time.  I came home feeling like I had been to Church, and had a counseling session! My daughter in law Katherine and I have wonderful talks and visits, guided by the Lord and we just seem to run out of time! I totally honor and respect her insights and she is very encouraging and is willing to share her heart and soul with me and when she does, I grow in my walk and she inspires me beyond belief! I have been floundering around since my retirement wanting to do something more purposeful and worth while, to share my love for the Lord and my talents! She too is searching for a meaningful outreach, in which she can give to others and grow through her works.  So we are praying for guidance and support.  I will be her helper in any task she undertakes, as I know she will be such an inspiration and godsend to others! If your like me and feel a little out of sorts and empty, choose a friend or relative to team up with to work on a project for others! That is when you feel the best about yourself, when you are giving in his name and glory!~  Choose a friend that mirrors your goals, and type of character traits that you desire, and she will keep you on track and be there to lean on when you need support!   Thanks to my Katherine I came home inspired and energetic and excited to look for and find the right spot to share and sing his praise and love! This week when you hear the birds sing, please let that trigger your memory that you need to sing to others, that need your kind and honest words, and love! 

The bird card is stamped on cream card stock and I did not color him in this time. I layered dark blue under the banner and then use the dark blue as the card base.  The cream under the banner is an embossed strip that I used a new embossing folder that my sweet friend Nancy gave me and I just loved the results.  Nancy is another one of those wonderful women that shares and gives with such a good heart!  I stamped the green leaves and blue flowers in a random pattern to make my own designer paper to place on the top of my card, and I used the extra strip on the inside on top of cream paper so that I can write my sentiment there! The pearls were a gift from my stamping friend Lorna and they just add the right little pop and focal point on my card! I will use this card as an encouragement to a very special friend this week! So get your stamp supplies out and make a card for several people that you know would be so surprised to hear form you! Have a blessed week full of GIVING, and I want to hear back from some of you so I can sure your stories of giving! Be Blessed Debbie

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Need Some SPRING!

This card was inspired by another stamper and I changed it to fit my supplies. The paper is a grey stamped on white ( background) with a little sheen to it.  I only had one small sheet in my paper swap bag. It is from stampin up and is made for you to color it with daubers or whatever to design your own fit.  So I used a dauber with orange ink and then only colored one side of the card at an angle. The card is framed in black card stock and I added the orange colored frame around the sentiment.  I also added a yellow butterfly sticker that I had in my stash! This was a fun therapy card for me today! Hope you enjoy and send me a picture of your card and I will post one and send you a gift in the mail! Blessings Debbie 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter on the Pond!

Hello my stamp friend! It is that crazy time of year for me so my post have been few! Going to basketball games twice a week and just doing life has me on the run!  EVERY HOUSE IS BUILT BY SOMEONE BUT GOD IS THE BUILDER OF EVERYTHING. Hebrews 3:4 I saw this verse on another stampers blog and it really hit home with me today! My honey is at work( been spoiled he was off for Holidays)  and I am alone in this big house listening to the winds howl over the pond, and even the screens on the windows are rattling! The heater has not had time to catch up with the cold as it was 80 yesterday and 34 now! I feel very isolated and alone sometimes as I am sure you do too. I am thinking this type of day would make a great scene in a horror movie! LOL!  I open the blinds and look out, and there is a flicker of sun light reflecting off a metal cross on my fence, made from wire and wood by son over 15 years back.  The sight of the cross and the memory, turned the day totally around to the fact, that God has built this day for me, and it is really worth me making the most of it!  My son Tres has a creative nature and loves to build and work with his hands~! I think he got that from me as I love the same and I am always trying to craft something! Why today did I see the cross my son made, on the fence that has been there for over five years! God built it for me, to remind me that we are never alone, and never in need of a project to do, as many need to hear how wonderful the Lord's works of art are!  The very nature of being able to take a negative and turn or build it into a positive is another blessing I have received! I only had to open the blind and there was my motivation for the days journey.  So, what will I do with the uplifting experience? I am sharing it with you and hopping that you use it to "BUILD SOMETHING" . Call a friend or family member and tell them how much you love them or miss them. Call do not text, it will make a stronger impact that you took that time! I am off to my stamp studio to build some cards to send to friends that need a boost! I always feel better when making or doing for others!  My youngest son Kyle came to visit last night and went to his Dads basketball game, and then we had dinner together. He is a college football coach and is out visiting recruits and he always makes the time to drop by if he is in the area.  His visit always  mean so much to us,
and it gives us such a boost to show him off to our friends! He builds my spirits up with his love, and honors me with a call to let me know he is in safe when he is traveling!  The Lord has built me a family where all of the men, work with young men, to help them build character, life skills, and an aggressive zest for life through sports.  Here is a card for you today enjoy!  This card is by Michelle Zindorf go to her blog and see her wonderful work. She is very creative and uses a bright colors that I love.
This bird round card was very fun to color and I cut the round base out using a die cut. I made this card with my stamp friends a while back and that always makes the stamping more fun to have them here to stamp with me! I hope you feel insured to create and Build today! 

LET IT SNOW ! CARDS FOR THE SEASON!!

This little fellow was so fun to make and he is getting ready for some colder weather! The new snowflake embossing folder from stamping up ...