Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hello friends! I just wanted to share with you all some exciting new things. I'm working on new fabric designs (as well as many new art prints/bookmarks/scripture cards that you can see here).

Now - back to the fabric! I'm super excited to be creating some scripture fabric choices. Some will be more fun and geared toward kids, and some are perfect and quite neutral for us adults! Take a look at the pillow that was made out of this fabric!

My sister just threw this baby together and snapped a cell phone picture of it. I totally love it! I think it would be so adorable for a wedding gift, housewarming gift - or just for anytime. Christmas presents  maybe? I would love, love love for you to email with pictures of what you make if you order some and sew with it. The possibilities are endless.

Here are the other two "scripture" fabrics available as well.

Bible verses fabric

ABC Jesus Loves Me (for the kids)
   -this one has a coordinating fabric that goes with it as well...for bags and such.

I always welcome ideas for more! I hope and pray these will be used for God's glory.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking.

Guys, I'm going to write more in this blog. Starting today.

Do you keep track of what the Lord does in your life?

I'm struggeling with some personal things in my life right now that I'm sure I will write about later, but for now I'll just call it that. Personal things. It's a hard season, but I'm growing stronger everyday because of it. God has never let me go through all of this. Never once.

I started keeping track of the many things He has done during this time. There are many I forgot to write down, but I've been using my tablet (it's a Samsung Galexy tab) to put "sticky notes" of specific ways He has taken care of me, answered prayer, and blessed me beyond belief. I look at it and stand in awe of Him.

One afternoon while my son was at school and my daughter was napping, I sat and prayed. It was one of those silent prayers where I just sat and cried out to God, asking him for forgiveness for anything that I've done wrong through all of this, and help for everything that is coming in my near future. I asked him to just please help me to feel it - to know it- to see it----and you know what? I had my Pandora station playing on my computer while I was praying this prayer, and as soon as I finished my sentence speaking to God, the very words I heard were "If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking" (a line from the song How He Loves from David Crowder Band). Here is the song.


God is good to me. He is. Always. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of His grace. It's real. All we need to do is accept it.

Glory to God! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Craft open house!

My sister and I are going to be having an open house on Saturday, November 19 from 9-1pm so come on over! We'll have a few treats, and everyone who comes will get a free bookmark of their choice! Email me for directions if you are in the Des Moines area emily@emilyburgerdesigns.com.

We will have some fabric bags made out of my fabric, bookmarks, magnets, prints, mirror card sets, pillows/pillow cases, and a few other goodies as well! ALL handmade!

Please come, we'd love to have you! :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

He sees the gas station even if we don't!

Kaeden (my 6 yr. old son): {As we're driving down 141 highway last week} MOM!! The van is on E! We need to get gas now! What if we run out of gas? What will we do? We'll have no gas! How will we get home? What will happen? Who will help us? Find a gas station!!!

Me: Kaeden, chill! I know where the gas station is, we're going to make it there fine. Just calm down. Don't worry about it. It's fine! Think about something else.

Kaeden: But mom, I see the gas light! It's on! Please find a gas station!! Hurry!

Me: Why are you so worried about the gas? My goodness, just stop worrying about it. We are going to be fine. Chill!
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Yep, my son is an anxious child. There are some things he cares less about, and then there are other times when he's awake at night because he is worried a meteor may crash into our house while we're sleeping (I'm serious people).

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Do you ever think God is looking at us, telling us to "chill"? He sees the "gas station", the light at the end of the tunnel, the way out, the season passed, whatever it is, and he's telling us to just be still and not to worry. I kept thinking - why would Kaeden be so worried? He knows I'm an adult and I'm not just going to not know the gas tank is empty. I see it!

God sees everything. He knows everything. He created it for Pete's sake! Do you ever think that He's looking down at us and seeing us with our minds running frantically because we can only see the here and now, and He sees the whole entire timeline and He's thinking - Don't worry - you can't see it all but I can. I know that this season will pass, and I know what is in and on your heart. Just stop worrying and be still. Enjoy your time instead of wasting it wondering "what if".

We are a dot on the timeline. There is so much to come. Good things. Believe it, and then maybe your feelings will follow.

Have a blessed day everyone.

To God be the glory.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I've listened to God tell me repeatedly to get on here and blog about some positive things....like on a consistent basis. There is so much negativity - we need to cherish what we have and focus on what is good. Every good and perfect gift is from above!

So, I'm going to start doing this on a regular basis..not sure how it's really going to play out, but I'm going to just go with it for now.

First of all, have you ever heard this song? It's pretty stinking cool and uplifting! It will make you want to tap your feet and dance just a little ;). Seriously, just listen to it.


::I just finished this print design::

Seriously, do you know that God already knows everything about you? He's not surprised by what you do, or what you're thinking. He's not like, "Oh my goodness! (insert name here) I would never imagine you would ever say or do that! WHAT will I do with you!?".

You are His child. You are. Choose to believe it.

Faith is a choice.

TRUSTING is a choice.

Don't get me wrong, I struggle with this all the time. I find myself questioning sometimes too. My life is so far from perfect, but my God is. We all have our cross to bear, and the only way to get through it is to get back up from whatever it is that is getting you down and look to The Almighty.

What are some of your favorite things?

I love the smell of a campfire.
The smell of my daughter's cheeks when I kiss them makes me happy.
My son's strong hugs make me feel loved.
COFFEE.
I love a good uplifting worship song - it fills up my heart.
CHOCOLATE.

I could go on and on!

Have a great day friends.
Be strong.

To God be the Glory.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Our winner for the new mirror card set is coment #11 which is Robyn! Thanks so much everyone!! :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! I want to give away one of my new encouragement mirror card sets. Anyone up for it? Right now, I have three sets to choose from. They are perfect for your bathroom mirror, guest bathroom, refrigerator, car, or wherever you want to put them! The cards are water resistant and virtually tear-proof. They're a great quality.


This is set #3. The one I'll be giving away to one of you!
The set includes three double-sided cards totalling six designs/encouragements (suction hook included).

Keep it for yourself, or give it to a friend! These make such great gifts!
Here is where you can see and purchase the other two sets available.

Here's all you have to do:

* Leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing is from my shop (and here's my etsy shop), what I should make more of, or what's on your mind in general :). *

 You may leave another comment increasing your chances of winning if you


3) -blogged about my shop or this giveaway

4) -follow my blog

5) -announced on facebook about my shop or this giveaway

*Please link me to any blogging, facebooking etc. Thanks! :)* If I can't see your facebook, I'll just assume you did it. Otherwise you can tag me in your status and it should show up on my end.

Thanks so much everyone! *I'll announce the winner on Friday at 12pm!

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