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Monday, December 29, 2014

Journaling Bible: Romans 15:13

Monday is once again upon us...AND we are wrapping up 2014.  As I started to think about 2015, I looked for verses that would express what I hope 2015 brings for me and my family. This one hit the spot....Joy and Peace in believing....
Romans 15:13-
"May the God of hope fill you with all the Joy and Peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."


I apologize for the bad picture quality...it's been cloudy most of the day...and cold! 

These are the supplies I used...Kraft stickers from Target's $1 spot, and a pack of Christmas stickers from my stash by Creative Imaginations. 

Thanks for stopping in! 
Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Week 1: Personal Ochre Malden

Wow!!! Week 1 of 2015!!! Can you believe it?! The New Year is upon us!!! Along with my salvation, I am wishing for peace, joy, good health, and happiness...I am also hoping to be MORE organized this year. I tend to get stressed and overwhelmed when I have lots to do. Having a planner helps me lay it all out, plan a strategy (ya, right...who am I kidding! LOL) , and feel accomplished when it's done! 

I'm still using my Personal Ochre Malden and still loving it! I'm thinking I might do some switching around of my dividers. Possibly deleting and adding a couple...we shall see. 
I'm not sure who makes the thin washi, it was gifted to me. The blue washi is by My Mind's Eye. The quote on a card is by We R Memory Keepers, found these at WalMart. The little tab on it was glued on..it's from the SMASH collection.

Like I said, I'm hoping to be better organized. I found this cute thing at Dollar General for $4! I think I might run back for a couple more!!! 


   Here it is with a few of my supplies...I love that I can bring it to the table, or bedroom, or anywhere else with ease! :) 




Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week!!!



Friday, December 26, 2014

Journaling Bible: Luke 2:11 A Savior Is Born!

Hope each and every one of you had a blessed Christmas! I meant to post this for Christmas Day itself, but just got to finish it today. I started this on Christmas Eve, but then the chaos kicked in and it had to wait. Today I found some quiet time to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas...
the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

Luke 2: 11 and 14: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord....." 
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased"

The stamp I used is by StampCraft..I've had it for a few years. 
I used a StazOn ink pad to stamp my image.


I forgot to take a pic of the chalks I used and the Copic Markers to color my image, but here are the other supplies. Stickers by Sticko and The Paper Studio, my Papermate Flair marker and Kraft stickers from Target's $1 spot. 


Thank you for stopping by! And again,
 Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week 52:Planning for Christmas Week

Boy, this is gonna be a busy week. And honestly, I am not ready for Christmas!!! How many times in our lives are we actually ready for this big day?? 
It's not the shopping that is overwhelming me...it's the preparing. Wrapping, cleaning house, getting gifts out, cooking, etc. And to make matters worse I have been under the weather, my voice is gone, congestion, cough, fever..you name it. I just want to get to the day, enjoy it, and have it be over. :)

So...to help keep me organized this week, I've got my Personal size Ochre Malden:


I cut some cardstock down to use it as  a "base" to hold my "to-do" list. This is where I jot down all those things I will have to do. 

Okay...now back to my busy evening. Hoping to have some quiet time to work in my journaling bible. 

Hello from our rescue dog:

he's the love of my life.........

Have a blessed Sunday evening.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Journaling Bible: My Grace is Sufficient for You

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Monday is here again, and time for another busy work week. I enjoy my weekends, where I can sneak in some quiet time and journal in my bible. 
I use an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway. 

For this image, I am thankful for the talent of Andrea at A Work of Heart. She was kind enough to share this image with us. Andrea is so talented and creative!!!!

This is from  2 Corinthians 9, 10:


These are the supplies I used. I colored in my image w/ Copic Markers, and did some coloring over the bottom verse w/ my water color pencils by Oxford. I like to use the thin, mini glue dots by Elmer's to adhere my print out to my bible page. A few markers and a stamp here and there, and I was done. 


Thanks for stopping by! It's always a joy to see my visitors!

Have a blessed Monday!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Journaling Bible: You Reap what you Sow

 I hope your week has started out well! We are having beautiful weather here in Texas and for that I am thankful!

Today I am sharing Galatians 6:7 with you:
"God will NOT be mocked, you REAP what you SOW! "

 Now Ain't the Truth?! This verse has been around for many, many years. Many know it by heart, and many have lived it. We all Reap what we Sow!!! 

Clear Stamp by Pure Innocence, various alphabet stickers, Blue Washi was found in a set at Michael's and Salmon colored washi is from Target's $1 spot ( I LOVE that SPOT!)
The "Illustrated By" stamp is by Basic Grey. 

Now I'm off to bed. Today was a very busy day...and I am beyond tired!!
I thank God for each day that I can get up and rise and lay down and rest!

Be Blessed!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Week 50 in my Personal Ochre Malden & My NEW Favorite Pen!!!

HI there!! Hope your Sunday is going well!!! Today I am sharing Week 50 in my Ochre Malden. 
I just love this planner of mine. I love the size, the color, and all it's cute little pockets!!

Please forgive my photos...they are not the greatest. I took them on Saturday night, so my lighting was not THE best. :) 


The page flags and dotted washi are from Target's $1 spot. The Chevron Washi and Memory cards were found at WalMart.

I found this paper in one of my hubby's old work notebooks. I love that one side is graph paper and the other side is lined paper!
I cut it down and punched holes in it to fit into my planner!



And now...for my NEW Favorite Pen! I found it at Alco yesterday and fell in love with it!
All Alco's are going out of business so everything is 20-40% off. 
I made a bee-line for the office supplies!
These pens are by Pentel and called Finito. It's black, permanent ink that does not bleed through and it has an EXtra Fine Tip!!!
I paid $3.19 for all 3 pens!!! 



So there you have it...Week 50 in my planner this week!!!
Hope your week is a wonderful one!



Monday, December 01, 2014

Journaling Bible: Going Forward

Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful that all three of my kids made it home to spend a couple of days with us. I always worry about them on the road, but thanks to God, they made it home safely...and then back to their homes safe and sound. It's always a blessing to have all 3 under one roof!


Today I'm sharing Philippians 3:13 with you. I always have to remind myself to always look forward, to stop looking back. Looking back at my past life, my regrets, my mistakes, etc. God told me in a dream about a year ago..."Move forward..." I think I've always dwelled on my mistakes and how they have hindered my relationship with God. 

So..I have been working on moving foward, looking to what's ahead, and growing closer to God. Focusing on the end result


I treated myself to these markers by PaperMate. I was concerned about them maybe bleeding through my pages. I only used the black color, and it did not bleed through! {{big smile}}
I have also used these in my Filofax planner and they did not bleed through those pages either.


And this is our rescue dog, Handsome! This was taken on 
Thanksgiving Day. I think 
he looks quite content!


Have a wonderful Monday!!!