Shabby Blogs

Saturday, February 20, 2016

That Darn "Crafting Bug"

Seriously! I'm supposed to be cleaning, but while cleaning, I will run into some stuff and think, "Hmmm, I could do something with this!" 


So there I go..I've been struck with the 

"Crafting Bug"
I put down the broom and pick up my glue gun!!!

I had bought this barn wood frame at the thrift store for about $1, the silver cross was a Christmas ornament I had bought but hadn't hung on the tree. The turquoise cross was a gift from a swap pal. I thought about adding it to a wreath, but while cleaning, I ran into these items and thought...I will put them all together somehow!!! Now, I am not a genius by any means, I had actually seen something similar on Pinterest (my obsession!) and pinned it knowing that I could whip it up with similar supplies. 



And here it is!! I cut up some burlap, found some cute animal print ribbon in my stash, and some brown burlap ribbon finished it off. 


I love it!!! And in a sense, I did some cleaning. These are a few items that I combined together and now I don't have to put them in their place. I can hang it on my wall and enjoy it!!!!

I'm sure my hubby would love if I caught the "Cleaning Bug" instead, but THIS makes me HAPPY!!!!

Have a blessed Saturday! 

*back to cleaning aka crafting I go!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Handmade Birthday Card

Wow...we are at the middle of the week! I am SO looking forward to Friday! 
Yesterday was my Mom's birthday and I actually got a handmade card made for her! It had been a really long time since I had sat down and made a card. And I'm so glad I did!!!!

She loves vintage, shabby, little girl images and lace. This card has a little of everything. I found this image online, printed it onto off white paper and adhered it to card stock. I used a distressing ink around my edges. Stickles was used to outline the photo. I backed it with a doily, and layered some lace. 

 I really enjoyed making this and have decided I need to do this more often. I found it quite relaxing!!!!

Have a blessed Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bible Journaling: With my Whole Heart...

Today is a special day!! It's my MOM's birthday! Happy Birthday MOM!!!
I pray you have a wonderful day and it's filled with all of God's goodness!!!

I'm sharing a verse from Psalm 119:10 with you today:
"With my Whole Heart I will Seek You"
This was the theme of a Women's Conference I went to in January. My supervisor invited me to go along with her. If not for her, I wouldn't have attended. I'm so glad I went, it was such a blessing!!




We had tshirts with this verse on them. I absolutely love it!!!

Here are some photos from our conference:
 #AGODLYWOMAN2016



Music by the Jack Thweatt Band

The decor was so pretty!


The Prayer Board

Have a blessed Tuesday!!!



Monday, February 15, 2016

Bible Journaling: Come to Me and I will Give you Rest

Such an amazingly beautiful day!!! It feels so nice to be off on this President's Day. 

Today I'd like to share a verse with you that we discussed yesterday in our church service. 

Lately, I have been burdened with worries, and even though I KNOW to turn them over to God, I am human, SO...I worry and stress. 

God's word says in Matthew 11:28,
 "Come to Me, all you who are WEARY and BURDENED and I will give you REST." 
He promises that if we trust him with our troubles, and relinquish them to Him, he will give us REST and peace. Knowing God is in control in ALL situations, good and bad, is a reassurance that everything will be okay. 


I use an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway.

These are the supplies I used. Scraps of patterned cardstock, Washi tape, a punch by The Paper Studio to make the TAB at the top, and the words were actually a sticker from a Sticker Pack by The Paper Studio. The sticker itself was too wide for my margin, so I cut it apart and put on the cardstock and page itself. 

Have a blessed day!!!

Monday, February 01, 2016

DIY Valentine's Day Banner

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! On Sunday evening I was supposed to be cleaning my craft room aka guest room. 
Funny thing is, instead of cleaning, I get hit with the "Crafting Bug"! 
Ever had that happen to you??

With Valentine's Day coming up, I found a banner I had a bought at Target's Dollar Spot...it's a super cute, ready to embellish banner for $1!! It came with 8 triangles to decorate, but I only needed 4, so now I have 4 left for another banner! 



As I was cleaning, I found lots of little things to put on m banner. A baggy of ribbons and trims.
A sheet of rhinestone stickers (left over from my Faith Banner), a jar of buttons and some twine.

I looked around for some letters to put on my banner and found a box of letters from my old scrapbooking days. The brand on these is Kurio. I was so disappointed because I couldn't find an "O"...BUT, I did find a "Q", SO, because I live out in the country and can't just run to the craft store, and because I was too lazy to look for more letters....I  trimmed it up to MAKE it an "O"!! And it worked!!!

I tried different trims of lace and ribbon until I liked what I saw. I then used my hot glue gun to attach all the cuties!

And I came up with this:

And here's my banner again!!! Very inexpensive and quick to put together. My favorite kind of crafting project!!

Have a blessed day!!!