My card won Design of the Day on Greeting Card Universe!

I was very thrilled to find my Nutty Bits Anniversary card had been chosen as GCU’s Design of the Day! This one is for Husband. I have one for wife, as well, but these cards can be easily used for any occasion you see fit just by changing the inside text.
Here is the winning design!

I made other food product cards as well and they can all be found in my store at GCU.

www.greetingcarduniverse.com/christieblack

♥Christie

Power in Prayer

Talk about using positive words;  today is National Day of Prayer! How fitting it is to believe that our words can be a powerful tool in building up this nation. For those of us who believe God’s word to be true, there are so many scriptures that can bring us hope! Because there are so many that can be fitting for this day alone, I will point out a few that my family and I stand on daily. First of all, He says his word will not come back void in Isaiah 55:11…that, what He has spokenwill be accomplished. So, as we pray, we can firmly believe that… if He is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) And, we can know that no matter what happens in our lives…. God will cause all things to work together for the good  of those that love God and are called in accordance with his purpose (Romans 8:28). So, don’t just pray today, pray everyday!  When you make an effort to pray everyday, you will soon find yourself in a relationship with God.  When you get God’s very own ideas in your heart, there will be a transformation that can truly make you feel positively charged! God bless us all on this day and EVERYDAY!

♥Christie
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce one of my newest Zazzle shops called “Birds of Pray”. I can’t wait to get more products added there.
Here is one image you can find there…

Here are some of my other creations to remind us to add prayer to our lives daily!

 


and these wonderful cards by Frank DeLoach, Rose Byrd,Tom Rent and Cynthia Chronister…

My All-Star Award!

I am now a proud member of the GCU Community All-Stars!

Happy to be a contributer! It is a great way to let others know about the kinds of cards offered on GCU.
I have two shops at GCU where I hope you will find something to make you smile!
Creations from the Heart store
or
Lion and Lamb’n Around store

Attitude Transplant

Just like someone having a much-needed organ transplant, most of us need an attitude transplant as well! Just like a failing organ can become toxic to our bodies, so can our very own negative words. The number one step is to make the decision to change the way you talk. Watch what you say and when you do say something negative, be sure to take it back and reverse what you said with positive words. Next it is pertinent that we find “donors” (others with positive attitudes) to encourage our words and actions because being around negative people will only bring you down. It is so much easier to complain and bicker about things than to get up and make a change. Be aware, the change will most likely come with struggles. Those people who are normally negative may not know how to speak around you anymore and may become more distant and uncomfortable. I believe this is God’s way of weeding out that negativity in your life, so to speak. After all, a room can’t stay dark when there is light in the room. Yep, that is what you are becoming…A LIGHT! Don’t be afraid to keep shining, it will benefit you greatly in the long run. No doubt you may lose friends, but as the saying goes “out with the old, in with the new!” As old friends may be put off by your cheery disposition, you may find that upbeat people will seemingly be drawn to you… as you to them. And, just maybe your happiness will become contagious and the old friends will start to change too. Just as an organ transplant recipient will need anti-rejection medications…you will need to continue to have your daily dose of motivation. You can do that by reading scripture or other positive books and listening to motivational speakers. Then the choice is up to you on how you go about your day. When you wake up, before you even step out of bed… smile and be thankful that you woke up and take some time to pray or meditate on some positive words to start out your day. Your day will be happier for it and you will begin to see a new you! Just remember your circumstance will only be as bad as you allow it to be! Choose happiness and be blessed.
♥Christie

Here are some of my own creations to encourage a positive attitude!

From Greeting Card Universe

From Zazzle

Bugs on Flowers mousepad
Bugs on Flowers by creationhrt
View a different mousemat on zazzle

Welcome to my imagination!

Welcome to Creations from the Heart. I am hoping to spread a positive message because being positive will have a great impact on your life. Seeing so many people with destructive attitudes or even worse, take their own life… I have found this is something near and dear to my heart. It is not always easy to be positive and a lot of us have to work on this daily! I hope to encourage you with words or my creations! I love God, love my family, love to create, love animals and I love playing with words! I will be sharing my creations here as I have my drawings on sites like Greeting Card UniverseZazzle and my own website; Creations from the Heart. If something has meaning to you or you would like to offer positive feedback, I would love for you to share!

♥Christie