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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Be Fancy! Tiddly Inks April Challenge



Happy Thursday to you!!! So many things I have not done in a long time, starting with this Blog!! 
I haven't made a card in ages, and I haven't entered any cardmaking challenges in just as long!
As I was making this card, I found it to be so relaxing!! No wonder I use to enjoy cardmaking so much!

This month's challenge over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog was to use this
adorable image! How cute is this mermaid pair!!? And..the image is free for this challenge!
It was SO cute, I just had to make a card and enter the challenge:

Card details: cardstock: Core' dination:  Hobby Lobby, Image: Tiddly Inks digital stamps, 
Markers: Copics and Sharpies, Stickles: Recollections, Sea Shell Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Michael's
Ribbon: scraps, Starfish Sea Shells: these are real, they were a gift.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Be blessed!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

DIY Mini Keepsake Album


I love 2 things right now, Journaling Cards from GROWING MEADOWS and Little Mini Happy Planners!!! I have bought a couple of these Mini Keepsake Planners, but wanted to try my hand at customizing one for myself!

I found that the Journal Cards are the same size as the covers on these tiny planner books.
These are available here:  Tambourine Journaling Cards

I started out by rounding the corners on my cards and then laminated them. 
I found some paper bits and used a sheet from the MAMBI mini, that I purchased, as a guide to cut out several sheets of printed papers. I used the same sheet to mark where to put my holes. 
I used a regular hole puncher and then scissors to make a small V from the edge. This helps them slip onto the discs. 


Here's the back cover. 

This was such a fun little project! Imagine all the fun variations that you could make. One for sports, movies, baby milestones, weddings, etc!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed!!!



Friday, January 11, 2019

How to add Journaling Cards to your Happy Planner!

Good afternoon!!! Boy, it's been such a LONG time!!! Life got a little rough at the end of 2018. 
But I declare 2019 to be a year of BLESSINGS!!! 

I am super excited to share that I am a Creative Team member for Growing Meadows. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me feel!! I truly love all of Tai's products. When you get a chance, jump on over to her Etsy shop: Growing Meadows on Etsy to see all the beautiful stamps, journaling cards, totes, and more! 

This year I have started off using 2 Mini Happy Planners. One for everyday life, and one as a Faith Warrior binder, to keep bible verses, inspirations, quotes, etc. I love using Tai's Journaling Cards in my binders so that I can enjoy them every time I open them up!




Pictured here is one that I laminated. While I was trimming away the excess laminate film, I decided to leave some extra on the left side of the card. I then lined it up with my planner discs and marked it with a marker so I could punch holes. After punching the holes I used my scissors and cut in a V shape to snap this onto my discs.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a Blessed Friday!!



Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Bible Journaling using a Paper Napkin





I will update the photos when I correct Anxiety!! But you get the idea!! LOL


Why yes! I am posting about Llamas again tonight! LOL

For my birthday, my sister in law, made me a beautiful cake. She found some adorable plates and napkins at Dollar General. I loved them so much, I wanted to save one forever. 

So....
I used it in my Journaling Bible with a verse from Proverbs.

Proverbs 12:25 New International Version (NIV)

 Anxiety weighs down the heart,
    but a kind word cheers it up.

We all know that when we suffer from anxiety it puts a heavy burden on us and affects us in our every day life. It's hard to focus, socialize, cope with life, and simply smile. But a kind, encouraging word can help us and warm our hearts. If someone is suffering, please don't point out their faults. The worst thing you can say to someone is, "Are you doing your part? Are you living right? Maybe if you didn't do this, or say this?" 
Don't point out someone's flaws if you fail to see your own. I'm just speaking from experience.
 God does not want us anxious and suffering from life's burdens. 

Here he says:

Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Have you used paper napkins in your Journaling Bibles yet?

I love using them! It's so easy and so pretty. 
Simply peel off the 2nd layer of tissue, cut out your design, and apply it with clear Mod Podge. 
Quick tip: I use a sponge applicator to apply the mod podge to my page, then carefully lay the napkin down. Dab it very carefully w/ the sponge to adhere to the page. Do not wipe, or you will tear your napkin!! Ask me HOW I KNOW!? LOL


And there you go.....



Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a blessed night!





Monday, October 08, 2018

Need a cute card? No ProbLLAMA!!!

Woah! It's been a month since my last post!! Guess my question is, does anyone read blogs anymore?

Oh well, just in case.....here ya go!

It's no news that Llamas and/or Alpacas, Unicorns and Rainbows are super popular right now. I, myself, are loving them. 
So when I found these cute Llama tags, I just knew I had to do something fun with them! What could be more fun than making handmade cards!!? 


As always, thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed Monday!



Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Be Obsessively Grateful-Bible Journaling

Good day to you! For the past couple of years I've been keeping  a little gratitude journal. By little, I mean it fits inside a Passport size traveler's notebook. I don't write it in daily, but I do several times a week. I find so many things to be grateful for, but at times, I find myself down and looking at all the trials and challenges I face and tend to ask myself, "Why me?!" 

Since I don't have the answers to the "Why me?!" question, I've tried to remind myself to focus on the good, to find the blessings in everyday, great or small. 

I've got a sign at my desk that says, "Be Obsessively Grateful" it serves as my daily reminder. 

Today I'm sharing 1 Thessalonians 5:18,  "Give thanks with a grateful heart."





May you be inspired to Start each day with a Grateful Heart!




Thanks for stopping in! Have a blessed week!!!

Friday, August 03, 2018

Handmade Gift Tag





WooHoo!!! It's FRIYAY!!!!!

I was wrapping a gift the other night and realized I didn't  have a card for my bag. Here's the scenerio: I live about 10 miles from the nearest town, it's 9:00pm, and I"m in my PJ's. What do I do??

I MAKE a tag!!!!

I grabbed a piece of scrap cardstock, cut it to size and punched a border along the bottom using a Martha Stewart border punch. I found a piece from a vintage hymnal, cut that to size and adhered it. I then added a butterfly (epherema) and a printed Beloved Society Girl. I had some butterfly ribbon in my stash too. Why not add that!!!? :)
I finished this off with a mini tab, a handmade paper clip, and some polka dotted ribbon. All in the comfort of my pj's. LOL




I also made her a bookmark for the Journaling Bible I gave to her. 

And added the tag to her gift bag. 


Have a great weekend!!! Be blessed!