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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Handmade Cards are always Special

Good evening!!! Today, is my Mom's birthday. I won't say how old she is...but she does look very well for her age. So we will just focus on how YOUNG she looks!!! :)

My mother loves vintage, shabby and chic. So, I made this card for her this year. 

Every year I try to make her a Handmade Card, and she proudly displays them on her walls! 

Happy Birthday MOM!!! I love you!
Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye, Pearl Stick-ons by Recollections, Martha Stewart border punch, Stickles, bling on flower is a button from WalMart. 

Thanks for taking a look. 
Goodnight and God Bless!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bible Journaling: Colossians 3:14

Happy Monday to you!!

This is now Week 7 over at Documented Faith. The focus word for February is LOVE. 

                                                      Page Details at the bottom.

This week's verse is in 

Colossians 3:14

"Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together."

I am using a Journaling Bible in the ESV version, so my verse reads like this:

"And above all these, put on Love which binds everything together in perfect harmony."

When we have God's love, we do things in Love.For example; showing compassion towards others, spreading kindness, practicing humility, demonstrating gentleness, and having patience. All of these are easy to do when you have love for others. 

For this page, I used a little bit of everything. Various Stickers, some by Tim Holtz, some acrylic paint, stickers, Bo-Bunny stamps, epherma, and an arrow Paperclip I found at Michael's and Washi Tape for Target's $1 spot. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderfully blessed Valentine's Day tomorrow. I challenge you to spread some LOVE!!!


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Bible Journaling: 1 John 4:7-8

Good Wednesday to you!!!

Today I'm sharing a page from my ESV Crossway Jornaling Bible.
The verse this week at Documented Faith is

1 John 4:7-8

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

I think it's very appropriate for this month's holiday too!  
Valentine's Day that is!! 

Here it is: 
On the Recollections card, I wrote a list of the people I love....too many to list, but I wrote down my closest ones. :)

 Materials used: Polka dotted vellum and heart patterned paper (Michael's), Heart Washi Tape (Target $1 Spot), Recollections Library Card pocket/card (Michael's) kraft letter stickers (Hobby Lobby) Word Stickers (Tim Holtz) and Letter stickers (white letter on black) (Joann's Fabric Store), Plaid Ribbon (my sister had tied this around a gift) "Love Always" stamp (Peachy Cheap Deals)

Honestly,I hadn't worked in my Bible in months. I was in this "slump". Last weekend,
I atteneded a Women's Church Conference with a friend of mine. I had such an wonderful time, my soul was renewed.
On Friday, after receiving the email with this week's  Bible verse I was excited to read God's word and get some journaling done. 

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




Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Book Themed Baby Shower

Well Hello There!!!
I know it's been almost a month, but life just seems to have it's priorities, and sadly I don't know have the time or energy that I used to have. 

November was a super busy, crazy hectic month!LOL
 My son got married, 

we had Thanksgiving, 

and had a baby shower for my niece. 

She will be having a baby boy in a few weeks and we are looking forward to this special blessing. 

I did want to share one of her baby showers with you. My sister, Arlene,  had this "Book Theme" going on, and as you can tell by the pictures...it was Pinterest Worthy!!!!

SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 DWARFS
This was the main table with a log cake complete w/ mushrooms. And just look at those dwarfs!! 

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

KEEPSAKE BOOKMARKS

THE DESERT TABLE

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Handmade Banner! So beautiful!!!!!


HOW CUTE IS THIS??

This was probably the cutest baby shower I have EVER attended. 
Every detail was just beautiful!!!!

Have a great week!


Thursday, December 01, 2016

DIY: DOLLAR STORE CHRISTMAS GLOBE

Good Evening to you! Seems Christmas Globes are all the rage right now! I have seem them everywhere and have just been itching to make my own! I can't wait to shop for small cars and trucks to get crafty!!
But sadly, I haven't had much time to shop for treasures, but I DO have a few pieces laying around the house.

The only thing I bought today, was the $1 nativity set and $1 brush tip trees.

I had everything else on hand:

Like I said, I collected all this from around the house. The jar with handle was a purchase from Ross ($2.49), Fake snow was in an old ornament I had, Mini LED soft white strong lights were from Dollar General ($3? or $5?), Elmer's Craft dots from my stash, Nativity figure and Brush Tip trees were $1 each from Dollar General. 



And here's my $10 project!!




Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

I cannot wait to hunt for more treasures and create more Christmas Globes!

Monday, October 10, 2016

DIY: Cross Wall Hanging with Handmade Card


Happy Monday to you! I wanted to stop in quickly, and share a DIY I worked on some time back. I was needing a birthday gift and really wanted to create something special. 

So...I made this Cross Door Hanging, or Wall Hanging and a matching birthday card:




Okay...back to my daily chores!!
Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Bible Journaling: JOHN 15:4 "ABIDE IN ME"

Good Friday to you!! Honestly, I am so glad this week is over. I have to admit that it was a HARD one. I know we ALL have hard days, just as we have good days. 
But this week was a difficult one for me personally. My mind spins with things I have to do, work, personal life, how my heart feels, and then...the silly stuff. But I won't bore you. LOL!

At times like this, I think to myself, "I can't do this? or Why do I do this?" Maybe I should try it MY way and see if I find peace, happiness and accomplish what I set out to do in life.' 

I had a talk with God this morning, I prayed..."God show me things are going to change for the better. Show me my kids will be okay, that everything will be okay."

I was encouraged when I found this at Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop. And I found this verse:

JOHN 15:4

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

I used these images from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray shop...I love them!

I used the Hymn image as a tip in, so could reveal the rest of the verse.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Be blessed!