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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. 

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 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!

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Bible Journaling-Psalm 147:4

Happy Thursday to you!! Today is actually my Friday, and I'm really looking forward to a slower pace these next few days. 

Today I'm sharing 
Psalm 147:4

"He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name."

What a mighty God we serve that  HE knows how many stars are in our universe, and he calls them all by name! 

I have 3 kids and sometimes can't get their names straight, imagine ALL the stars have a name and our Lord Almighty knows each and every one of them!! That tells me, that HE knows me!!! I am one of many, many "stars" yet he calls me by name and knows me!!!
Page details: Beloved Society girl from Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop, printed stars, glitter, glitter washi and a scrap from a vintage hymnal. 

Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Bible Journaling--Ruth 3:18

Well, hey there folks!!! I know it's been way too long since I've updated this blog. But like I've said, LIFE HAPPENS. 
Today I'm sharing 
Ruth 3:18 "'Wait my daughter, until you see how the matter turns out."

I'm really loving this verse right now. I stress. about. everything. I KNOW I shouldn't, but I do. :(
I always pray for peace and trust in God's will. 

When I read this verse, it really spoke to me. 

Page details: Variety of letter stickers, Beloved Society girl: from Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop.  Cross stamps: Illustrated Faith, Word Stickers: Tim Holtz, Crown Stickers: unknown

Thanks for stopping by!
Be blessed!!