Friday, September 30, 2011

You are who you are!

Hi! I haven't felt that I had anything to share the last couple of weeks - what I had made was all a repetition of what I had already made before and I felt if I didn't have anything new to offer, any new insight to share, then I would just let it go.

But don't we all feel like that in certain periods of our lives? A bit empty, frustrated and the rest? So I am going to continue sharing, even though it might seem a bit dry because we have to be who we ARE, not who we would want to be.

So, yes, another grid, just because it seems to be the puzzles I make when I'm thinking about life and pondering on the Lord and what He has on His Heart for us all!

I want to share a little something someone sent me today which was found  on the Internet and it so encouraged me!! Her name is Holly Gerth and I think she says it just how I would have loved too have said it! If you see your life like this today - let these words encourage you too!

The world only gets one you.

You with your gifts.

You with your smile.

You with those things you do.

So take your place,

take your chances,

take this moment to know...

You’ve got something to offer.

Something good and right and true.

Something God-given,

Heart-of-Heaven created.

And the rest of us need it, need you.

Oh, you think it’s no big deal.

Anyone could be that way.

Anyone could do it.


Not true.

There’s just one irreplaceable you.

Have a lovely, sunny weekend!
Jacqueline x


  1. What a wonderful post! This resonates with me. I feel the same way sometimes too! Beautiful card! I am glad you decided to share it as it is perfect!~

  2. Jacqueline, what a lovely poem, the words are just perfect. Thank you for sharing this and your beautiful card!

  3. So very lovely Jacqueline.....your
    talent always shine's through,I love this piece and the words are so meaningful !!
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  4. What a perfect poem for how we all feel at times. I love your grid card, Jacqueline! Every, little square is beautiful! Sending you hugs! :)

  5. What a wonderful sentiment, Jacqueline, thank you so much for sharing......I've been having similar thoughts, just to let you know you're not alone! Your card today is not recycled or old, ALL of your creations touch me in different ways, so, just for me, keep them coming, please!

  6. A beautiful card and a beautiful sentiment! Keep doing what you do.... we love it! :)

  7. this is such a lovely poem. thank you for sharing it with all of us....I think that we all have moments like this and the message of this poem puts individuality into perspective. I also love your grid cards and have always admired them....I think that you do them just beautifully and often wish I could achieve the casual elegance that you consistently produce in your creations. have a good day!

  8. I love your grids--they are never "old" and are deceptively difficult. I was inspired by one of your grids a few months ago (with gold and white embossing) and didn't have much luck creating one of my own. One of these days I'll create one that's worth sharing...until then, keep inspiring us.

  9. You know Jacqueline that you couldn't have said it better than that. Yes, you are who you are and that's what makes you unique. You do grids so well, the combination of papers and stamps is just perfect. Love the piece you found on the internet, I think we've all been there once or twice... Hope you have a lovely weekend, hugs, Ira

  10. It's really a beautiful creations, Jacqueline, no one does grid cards and make them flow so well from one inchie to the next. I love your profound thoughts today, you're right, we should only be who we are, and nothing else!

  11. Thanks you for sharing that lovely poem.. It was lovely.. And to tell you the truth I can never get enough of your grid card. I love them.. So keep on making them my friend.. I have tried to make them a couple of time and it's a lot more difficult than it looks. You definitely got the knack for those..

    I do hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

  12. Lovely, timely message...I needed that! Gorgeous art, your grid cards are never repetitious to me. So glad I stopped in for a visit today.
    bless you!

  13. What a lovely post ... and a really lovely poem... makes me smile and also makes me stop and think ... and I never tire of seeing your creations ... be them old or new ... have a lovely evening

  14. Sometimes it is a few words like what you have found and shared with us all today Jacqueline, that can make us realise that we are not alone in our insecurities, all of us it appears identifies in some way with the Poem and all of us will think about the words, and it will lift our spirits as we realise that we all appreciate the friendships that we have through this forum. We may never meet face to face but that is not important, what is important is that we share our thoughts and we know someone out there will understand where we are at. Keep sharing my friend we are all listening. Don't ever think that your cards are stale or old, your work is meant to be seen, so show to your hearts content for we will enjoy!

  15. A lovely poem Jacqueline. Your grid cards are so beautiful ,I could never tire of looking at them


  16. Thanks, Jacqueline, for sharing yet another beautiful grid card that only you do as well! And, also for sharing the poem. The older we get the more we need to own the words of the poem. And, yes, to just be who we are. Hugs to you!

  17. Hi Jacqueline! I never get tired of any of your cards! This one is as beautiful as always! Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful words with us, it rings so true. I wish that I would always remember that I am special, just as each and everyone of us are. This was a great wake up call! Thank you! Hugs, Brenda

  18. Lovely card and poem, Jacqueline! I
    never tire of seeing your grid cards.
    I think what is important is that you
    are creating and getting satisfaction
    from the process. Your creations are
    beautiful and creating is such a lift
    to you. Having a blog can put pressure on people to feel they must
    have something new to show or say but
    your own process is what is truly

  19. Love your grid card and thanks for sharing that inspiring poem. It is amazing and we really sometimes have to just be OURSELVES! Keep your spirits up Jacqueline

  20. I love the poem shared today and it's so true. We can't be like someone else, but we can be ourself to the fullest and we all have something to give (our gift from God) that we need to share with others. Your cards are always so beautiful and I appreciate that you share them with us even when you're feeling less than perfect!

  21. Jacqueline, how is it that you not only inspire me with your beautiful cards but also with your words and thoughts and poems...I reel refreshed and renewed after I visit your blog...nothing dry or boring about that! Thanks for sharing YOU with us...we are so blessed!

  22. Wow, that's beautiful ... the card and the words. I can always count on you to set me straight and point me in the right direction with my priorities in place. Thank you for sharing the inspiration you find and that which you create.

  23. Beautiful words, Jacqueline! And your card is so wonderful! Love it! Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Petra

  24. Don't ever hestitate to show your grid cards because you've done so before -- I just adore looking at them and this one seems more beautiful than any I've seen before.

  25. I adore your grid cards Jacqueline and could never tire of them. This one is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the poem too. xx

  26. I always enjoy your beautiful cards Jacqueline ... they're treasures! Thank you for sharing this lovely poem with us! I hope you are feeling stronger, my thoughts and prayers are still with you.

  27. Hi Jacqueline. I ALWAYS love you gridcard. You are the master of gridcards so please, keep on making these cards.

    I feel the same way. I dont have any creative thoughts and when i finallysit downto scrap it takes a long time and the result is somewhat helpless.

    keep the spirit, Jacqueline.

    Hugs Helle

  28. Jacqueline, thank you for being transparent and sharing your days with us...this one especially is for me too. I've been feeling that way for a while but, like you, I just keep plugging along. We know, God has not left us, nor has HIS PLAN for us disappeared. It's a time to keep pressing in and pressing on..."if you believe, you WILL see the glory of God!" (Francis Chan from Crazy Love).

  29. Your grid cards are beautiful and your blog messages are uplifting and inspiring. Thank you Jacqueline.

  30. this is beautiful, I have saved it for inspiration.

  31. Oh Jacqueline what a wonderful poem and your card is so beautiful, I love your art.


  32. Love this card - gave me some inspiration today to make a thank you card for one of my daughters teachers.


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