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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Welcoming Fall with some Handmade Cards

Happy Tuesday!! You know, I used to create cards on a regular basis. I was a stay-at-home wife and Mom and made cards for many Digi Stamp companies. I would also create cards to sell at a near by craft store. Then about 4 yrs ago, my last chick-a-dee flew the nest and I went back to work.
I LOVE my job, I really do! But some days, I miss my leisurely days of getting up, having a cup of coffee, putting some clothes to wash, and then pulling out my craft supplies to create the day away!
These are some cards that I have created in the past few weeks:
Card Details: Digi Stamp Image by ALL THAT SCRAPS, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio,
"Hello!" stamp-Studio G, Ink: Staz-On

Card Details: Digi Image: Unknown, I will have to look up and link later, Happy Halloween Stamp: Studio G, Web Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio scraps

Happy to be doing what I love!!!
Love what you do, Do what you love!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Week 40 in my Journaling Bible

For over a year now I have been journaling in my bible on Sunday evenings. I enjoy my time to read and be fed God's word. I was explaining Bible Journaling to a friend the other day, and I put very simply....
I read the verse, read it again, and maybe even again...then I highlight certain words and meditate on it...I think of ways I can apply this verse to my life. Then I let my creative juices flow. I find this very relaxing and rewarding.

Tonight I'm sharing my entry for Week 40 of  our study at  DOCUMENTED FAITH The focus word for September has been TEACH. We have been reading verses that talk about ways that God is trying to teach us what He wants us to do to live a Christ filled life.

We all have opportunities to TEACH and BE TAUGHT.

Week 40 is from 2 Timothy 4:2
"Preach the word. Be ready to serve God in good times and bad. Correct people’s mistakes. Warn them. Encourage them with words of hope. Be very patient as you do these things. Teach them carefully."

These were the NOTES:   This verse tells us to “correct, rebuke and encourage” It is hard to accept correction and/or be told that we need to change.  No matter how much the truth may hurt, we must be willing to listen to it so that we can more fully obey God.
I hope your Monday was a blessed one!!
If you get the chance to stop by tomorrow, I will be sharing some Handmade Cards I have been working on.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

DIY: Fabric Pumpkins

Just in time for FALL weather! Well, atleast for some of you! I'm in south Texas so Fall won't really arrive til' maybe October!! But just looking at all the Fall decor puts me in the mood to craft and get ready for all the pretty fall colors!

The other day I was gifted an Orange Pancho Wrap, it was too big for me but was really nice. I looked at it a bit and would make some cute pumpkins!!! 

So, I got on Pinterest and started looking for a pattern, because I wasn't sure if my idea of putting a plate down on the fabric and tracing around it would work. 

I did find this one and it looked so fast and easy:
Fabric Pumpkins.

Here they are:

The only things I purchased was the Fiber Fill (stuffing) $3.74 and Green Burlap leaves $1.34 for 6, both from WalMart. 

The pancho was free, and I had the brown yarn, wine corks and twine. 

Then, since I was having such fun making these, I made some small ones:

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Bible Journaling: Col. 3:12-17

Good afternoon! Feels so wonderful to be off from work and getting things done around the house. Life got pretty hectic there for a bit so I hadn't posted in a while. I worked on this a couple of weeks ago. It was Week 36 at Documented Faith.  
Due to my lack of energy lately and frankly not feeling well, I colored in the printed image and used washi tape to adhere to my page. I used a pretty piece of cardstock on the back of it to give it stability. 
The subject was COMPASSION, which often times, depending on how my life is going, I lack. 
I can probably show animals more compassion than humans. Maybe because they are more accepting. 
 Here is the back of the printed image...I wanted to keep it, so I could read it and read it again! 

Thanks for stopping by! The next theme word is TEACH! This one is going to be really good because I could use alot of TEACHING!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bible Journaling: Be a Happy Giver!

"So give freely to needy people. Let your heart be tender toward them. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all your work. He will bless you in everything you do.  There will always be poor people in the land. So I’m commanding you to give freely to those who are poor and needy in your land. Open your hands to them." 
 Deut 15:10 

This is the verse for Week 33 over at the : Documented Faith bible journaling site. The focus word for the month of August is Compassion

There are so many ways  to "give" with compassion: You can give your time, a listening ear, words of advice, your services, etc. This verse explains to give with a happy heart, do not hold a grudge. Give because you want to, not because you expect something back. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

What is Bible Journaling and Why do It?

"May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy " Colossians 1:11 ESV

 P A T I E N C E 
 This has been the theme or focus word for July.

 According to this verse we are to practice having patience with joy, can that actually be done? Can you joyfully wait on something?…it may be hard, but it is possible!
Patience was a wonderful focus word for me. I used to suffer with lack of patience. With some things I still do. But,  I can say that now that I am “older and wiser” I seem to be more patient. But as I read this I questioned, “Is it really my age?” or “God acting in my life!?” I would like to believe it is the latter of the two. {smile}

Someone asked me about Bible Journaling the other day, they asked, “What is bible journaling? And Why do you do it?”

Well, as you look thru my pages you will see what bible journaling is….I bought a special journaling bible by Crossway. I follow along with a journaling community and we are given a prompt every week that incorporates a focus word for each month. You can find it here: Documented Faith

I prefer to meditate and sit alone and read this verse, usually a few times, I think about how I can apply this verse to my life. I think about how it pertains to my life now. This is how I learn and GROW! I have found that this is a way to “feed my soul”.

 Then…I get creative and embellish my bible with this verse. I love learning, reading and growing. And by Bible Journaling, I am able to “feed” my soul. I see it as we are all seeds planted here on earth. In order to grow (closer to God), we must be fed (with spiritual knowledge) . The more we are fed (spiritually), the closer we grow to God. If we are not fed (spiritually) then we will wither and dry up.  

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Journaling Bible: Accepting who You are!

Good evening! Today I was feeling a bit under the weather, but was determined to meditate on this verse;

Isaiah 43:1
1 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

I believe we have ALL dealt with ACCEPTANCE at some point in our lives. Not only feeling like we are not  accepted by others, but accepting WHO we ARE! 
I, myself, have suffered from self acceptance...
from not being pretty enough, 
not being smart enough, 
not being thin enough, 
not being patient enough, 
not being strong enough, and it goes on.  

In the end, I have to remind myself that God made me! I am HIS! And by questioning why and how He made me, I am not honoring Him. I am saying, " didn't do good enough!"

So someone may think that I am not pretty enough, smart enough, good enough, etc....but in the end..
I am a Child of God! I have to remind myself of that daily...and just be ME!!!

Bible used: NIV Journaling Bible by Crossway, girl with crown image was found on Google, This is actually a "tip in" piece because I had already worked on this page. 
This shows the original journaling that I did last September. I used Washi Tape to adhere my new piece and it flaps over the original work. I can still enjoy both.
Like always, I used supplies I had on hand. A Martha Stewart border punch, ric-rac from Walmart ($1), Washi Tape, liquid glitter, patterned paper scraps, inks, and shiny doo-dads. All in PINK, my favorite color!!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Be Blessed!