Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #57

Wow,  it's December already!   The year is almost over, time seems to fly these days.  It's the first Wednesday of December so it's Word Art Wednesday Double Sponsor Day.   That means you have two chances to win a prize from our awesome sponsors.

Today's word art comes from the Book of Deuteronomy...

Isn't God's word always right on time?!  During the Christmas season we sometimes get caught up in the spirit of giving.  We want to give our loved ones the perfect gift, the desires of their heart. There's certainly nothing wrong with that, but we must be very mindful of not spending beyond our means. God tells us to bless others, but He also tells us to give as we are able, according to what He has blessed us with.  And that's not just material blessings,  it's spiritual things as well.  A heartfelt smile, a kind word, a prayer, can go a long way in brightening someone's day. God has blessed each one of us with special talents, why not use them to bless others.  The best gifts are often not the most expensive or the prettiest, but the ones that come from the heart. 

The photo on my layout today was taken on Christmas Day 2010.  Tim had just opened his gift from TJ ... a bright blue mug that said "World's Greatest Dad".   Was this at the top of Tim's wish list...probably not.  But because it reflected how TJ felt, he had obtained it himself, and it was given in love, it was the greatest gift. It was priceless!

My Minds Eye Patterned Paper
Bazzill & Autumn Leaves Cardstock
Making Memories Button
Queen & Co. Gems
May Arts Ribbon (available at Really Reasonable Ribbon)

I hope you join the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. Feel free to save today's word art to your computer for your personal use. Check out the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog to see what the other design team members created with this week's art. Don't forget that we have two sponsors this week so you have double the chances of winning. If you are new to our challenge, check out the challenge guidelines to find out how you can be eligible for the prize drawing from this week's sponsors Really Reasonable Ribbon and Paper Pretties.

Thanks for stopping by!! Blessings to you!


  1. What a wonderful reminder you've given us, Gemiel! Thank you very much! It's a beautiful layout too!...Nancy :o)

  2. Yes we do often get caught up in the retail magic of Christmas... thanks for the reminder. I appreciate gifts from the heart. Great layout also.

  3. What a beautiful page Gemeiel - I love your layouts and how you incorporate the Word into them.

  4. Awesome layout! I love that ribbon used. TFS AJ-

  5. Your great Layout shows a picture is worth a thousand words!

  6. Your husband's expression tells it all. It really is the thought that counts. Blessings!

  7. This is so sweet Gemiel. You always seem to have the right picture for the right scripture. Love that!!

    Have a blessed day


  8. I love your layout and sparkly border w/gems across the bottom! Love the gift too -- those given "from the heart" are extra special

  9. I love what you shared and this fantastic pic and layout Gemiel! So true, so true!

  10. I don't know if I already mentioned this, Gemiel, but I just LOVE your new profile picture. You are such a beautiful woman - inside and out, and I am blessed to know you!

  11. Your sweet words are so true!! I see so many people caught up in outspending their means during the holidays, we've always tried to keep the gift giving simple so we can reflect on the real meaning of Christmas. Thanks for the beautiful reminder. Such a wonderful LO!! ~ Blessings, Tracey