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Monday, April 20, 2015

Bible Journaling: God Knows my Heart

Wow....seems like forever since I last posted some bible journaling pages. It has actually been a few weeks since I have gotten any journaling done. I was so happy to be able to sit down with my bible on Sunday evening and get this verse done.

This verse means alot to me. Why? Because I often say..."even though you may not agree with me and my decisions...God knows my heart." And for me, that's all that matters. HE knows my heart and my intentions. 

1 Thel 2:4--"Our purpose is to please God not people, He alone examines the motives of our hearts."

Sometimes it's hard not to want to please others. I find myself avoiding conflict and just trying to please others.....but then I have to remind myself....you are not here to please man, but to please God. And that's all that really matters. 

I use an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway:

I used supplies on hand: Basic Grey "RSVP" paper pack 
(Found at Ross for $3), 
An Emaginations heart punch. Gold alphabet stickers by Sticko (Walmart), American Crafts pink, glitter mini brads (Hobby Lobby), Sew Easy Fancy Floss, Paper Doilie, an my pink Pebbles date stamp (Ross)


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful tomorrow!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My FIRST Pocket Letter

Happy Sunday to you! I am excited to share my 1st Pocket Letter with you!
I was asked by a Facebook friend, and fellow Owl-Obsessed girl if I wanted to do a Pocket Letter swap with her. I had heard of the concept and that was about it....so I did some "googling" and found this:

Janet Lane-Pocket Letters

It sounded like so much fun so I was game!

Here is my pocket letter that I mailed to my friend Emilie:


I filled it with lots of owl goodies: Paper clips, stickers, washi tape, tea, a letter about me, and more. 

This is what she mailed me! I was blown away!!! Look how scrumptious this set is!!!

She put such detail into every little pocket!!! And the extras are adorable! I love the cute polka dotted pencil which will work great in my planner for penciling in dates!!! A super cute note pad and a candy bracelet!! {squeal}

This is the front.

And this is the back. I didn't even know to fill the back up too!

a BIG Thank you to my friend Emilie for my 1st super cute owl pocket letter! I LOVE It!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a blessed Sunday!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This Week In my Erin Condren...

Hey there! I know its been a long while since my last post... my hours changed at work and i got really busy!
I have really been enjoying this planner. I love the layout, and the room to write and decorate. This week I have neglected writing it in daily, but I will play "catch-up" on Friday.

The stickers are by The Paper Studio, my daughter got me this set for my birthday. 
The "on-the-go" planner bag was found at good will for about $3. 
Markers are from Target.
And the pink planner band is actually a head band from Dollar General, 3/$4. 



This was actually a cosmetic bag, but works really well for my pens, washi, paperclips, and sticky notes. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hoping to get some "me" time on Friday when I am off. 


Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bible Journaling: God is With Her

It is the beginning of another week. March has just flown by! 
Today I am sharing a wonderful verse from Psalms.

Psalms 46:5

"God is with her, she will not fail."


I love this verse. Great for any age..little babies, teens, women of all ages. To remember, that with God we cannot fail. Such encouraging words, words with power! As women we face many daily challenges, balancing our work with our parenting. Managing work related stuff, our children, our homes, and ourselves. Not an easy job, but God gives us the Grace to do it. I believe, women, in their own ways....are much stronger than men. 


These are the supplies I used....again, all from my scrapbooking/cardmaking stash. Punches, alphabet stickers, paper bling flowers, twine, rub-on letters, and  cardstock scraps. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
It makes my heart smile!!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Loving my Erin Condren Planner

I've had this planner for about a week, and so far...so good. 
I'm really enjoying using it. I really have just begun using this, and haven't even ventured to the back of it!! It's got pages to write on, a nice pocket page, and a clear zip pocket. Fun stuff!

Here are my pages for this week:


I used a mish-mash of things...Washi Tape, stickers, cardstock, a journaling card from a We R Memory Keepers pack (Wal-Mart). 



I really feel bad that I have neglected my Ochre Malden. I use it as a wallet also. I am really thinking of going back to a regular wallet, and using my pink Calipso compact by Filofax. Less bulk for spring. 

Have a great Sunday~~~~


Friday, March 20, 2015

Using a NEW Planner: Erin Condren Life Planner


TGIF! I had been browsing You Tube videos and came upon many Erin Condren planner videos. After watching a few, I thought I'd try one out. I went to their site and they had a coupon code to use for 25%  off PLUS you get a coupon for a free custom cover. So...I ordered!
On Wednesday my new Erin Condren arrived, like this:
It was packed with some super cute stickers and package labels. 

And this is the cover it comes with! What's great about these is they are interchangeable. 

The ruler snaps off to use inside your binder...loving their new clear view ruler! 

This is this week's layout. I am planning on using this a a "memory planner". I'd like to print my Instagram photos or small photos from time to time and add them:


I found some free printables on Pinterest. The ones I printed out, I found here: Scripture Quotes

I love the Morning, Day and Night layout. Each week I can layout my plans for the day. 
I didn't take a picture of the Monthly page, but I will soon. 



I used lots of washi tape, the printed quotes, and an "O" stamp to make "check off" lists. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Journaling Bible: Romans 9:38-39

Yeah! It's Thursday! And the week has just been beautiful! We had been having some pretty cold, rainy days...but it's been nothing but sunshine since Tuesday!!

For Week 11 in our Documented Faith Group the verse comes from 

Romans 9:38-39....

"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

I found great comfort in this verse. As I read it a few times...I came to the conclusion that nothing, absolutely nothing...not even DEATH can separate us from God's endless love!! How awesome is that!?

For this, I used my endless supply of alphabet stickers. I use whatever letters I can sweep together!
I cut a page flag out of polka dotted washi and adhered letters to it, and I used some scraps of cardstock to make the heart and trim at the top. The word "OF"  is actually those mini alphabet stamps from Michael's $1 spot. 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
HAVE AN AWESOME THURSDAY!