Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gift Giving Made(a little) Easy (ier)!

Welcome everyone! Today I wanted to share with you how this wonderful paper by 3M has allowed me to stay on top of gift giving. If you are like me, I always want to give a gift, and would prefer it be homemade, but often do not have the time and at the last minute end up going to purchase something store bought and overpriced! I decided to make up some altered journals in my spare time in the craft room to have on hand for gifting. Once an occasion arises, I simply dash to the cricut and cut out a monogram with my 3M Post It paper, peel and stick! Instantly ready for gifting. Seriously - no having to wait for glue to dry, worrying about making a mess, etc!
I love it and hope you do to!
God Bless You!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

3M Post It Paper!!

Good Thursday morning! I have had the wonderful experience of being on the Christian Paper Crafts Design Team and just got to work with my first vendor product. I have to say, this paper is AWESOME and I am sure paper crafters of all sorts are going to fall in love.
Normally, I am a scrapbook kind of girl. Give me a product and I'll give you back a page, but today I wanted to spice things up a bit! Using the 3M Post It crafting papers, I creating letters on the cricut using the Storybook cartridge for the front of my mommy's choir book at church. You can see the project in the Christian Paper Crafts gallery by clicking here, or the description over on Christian Paper Crafts by clicking here.

Have a wonderfully blessed day and remember that God Loves You!
God Bless You,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stitching Away...

Let me tell you - I have been a sewing machine lately! I love working on Abby's quilt for Christmas and since my sewing machine is sitting on the island (thanks for not saying anything about that sweetie) - I decided to give sewing on scrapbook paper another whirl! I am loving the feel that it gives and it really is so much fun!!
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Friday, October 16, 2009


I adore my daddy! I always have. I feel so blessed when I am able to see my little Abby with my dad and witness the special relationship she has with her "Pap". Don't get me wrong, she loves her "Mam" better than Mac&Cheese (her favorite meal), but there is something about "Pap" and when she says his name he melts... He always has and I suppose always will!
This page is made with all My Mind's Eye Papers, except the Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock. The flowers are made from both the Cricut and Unity Stamps September 2009 Kit of the Month! Inks are Close to my heart. Button, ribbon, making memories journaling spot, and jute also used.
I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed weekend! It will be pretty busy for us, Saturday is my daddy's birthday, as well as the bike ride at the church for Relay for Life and Sunday is Pastor Appreciation Dinner at our church. I wonder if you can guess who has to do some cooking Friday night and Saturday morning!
God Bless You,

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SN&R Faith Blog Hop Info :o)

Happy Thursday morning! There's nothing like a Thursday to get my week going :o) It makes me so happy to know that Friday is just around the corner! I am so excited that our church is doing a bike ride for our Relay for Life team this weekend on Saturday and then Pastor Appreciation dinner on Sunday! Busy, busy, busy! Oh, and I've got some scrapping and crafting to work on this weekend ;)
I am so tickled to show this to you! I made it for the Fun on Friday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts last week where we were to use Pottery Barn as our inspiration :o)! I found a precious bedroom in Pottery Barn Kids and knew I had paper to match it right away.

Oh I love this page! It is such a contrast from the Dora page! I was able to go back to my shabby inked edges that I am so much more at home with! The majority of the items used here are Making Memories, with a little lace, and some prima bling thrown in for good measure! Oh, and those lovely letters are K&Co and ever so sparkly and girly in real life!
If you have not already heard about the Faith Blog Hop that is in the planning stages, click here to find out more!God Bless You,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Oh for the love of Dora! Well, I guess I should clarify, Abby has the love of Dora, I have the love for Abby - thus the reason for a road trip to see Dora Live this past Summer! Did she love it - YES! Did I love it - NO! It started with me getting halfway there and having to turn around and drive back to get my debit card (nope, it wasn't a short trip either), hotel mixed our reservations up, and the show was not worth the money (rude people and seating attendants made it that way). Was it worth it - actually yes! Just seeing the smile on her face made it more than worth it!
It was hard to come up with a page from there though - the bright colors of Dora just don't seem to mix with my normal shabby/vintage/country style! But for my little girl - I'd try anything :o)

God Bless You,

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wedded Bliss...

I have to tell you, I really love my husband. I am sure there are many people who say that, and I don't doubt that they really mean it, but I really do love mine! You see, being in school full time, plus working full time, with a 2 year old can get pretty hectic at times. When you add that in with how busy we stay doing things with our church, and I often spend Saturdays trying to make up to Abby being so busy during the get the picture! My hubby is very helpful and always reminds me to take care of myself.
I have been trying to work on our wedding scrapbook recently, little-by-little! I would like to have it done by our anniversary next June...or Christmas 2010 at the rate I am going LOL :o) When people first look at the picture on this page they think it is off center, but we really wanted the cross at the center to symbolize Christ as the center of our marriage! The page was made from items I already had in my huge stash that I am trying to dwindle down!
God Bless You,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Remembering Crop!

Our Relay for Life Crop was so fun and such a success, I find myself still missing it :o( Thankfully, I have been asked to do more, I guess sort of mini-crops in the near future!! Everyone loved the workshop and I hope to keep coming up with more and more! The money is going to such a good cause, and the fellowship is priceless! This is a little clear paint tin that I altered and added the door prize in - Tim Holtz scissors! Now anyone who has tried these knows why they are a real prize! The stamp set used was Unity!
Oh, and if you have not checked out the blog Joy~n~Jesus, what are you waiting for! I am adding a permanent link to her on my sidebar for your future reference! :o)
God Bless You & Happy Monday,

Friday, October 9, 2009


Wow! It seems as if this week has taken forever to crawl by for me... How about you? My wonderful hubby and I have been praying about a big decision, so perhaps that is why it has went so much slower. It is so much easier to give others advice to "pray and listen to God, just do what He wants you to do", then it is to use the advice yourself. Thankfully I know that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13) and have to remind myself that I must decrease for Him to increase (paraphrase of John 3:30). Please keep us in your prayers.
Moving on to a little craftiness in the world :o) Nothing takes your mind off of "other" stuff and helps me to relax than being surrounded by my paper! It's my me time, well, my Me & God time, really!
On to explain the photo at the top! I apologize in advance that these are not great photos - I took them (too) early this morning! You see, my laundry room is...well... it's just not right! I mean - the size of it is odd, the layout is odd, and it also doubles as my pantry... Trust me - weird! It is the only room in the house with paneling, too! I know - weird! I never could bring myself to spend money to decorate in there because - I just plain don't like the room... So, I found some frog material at Wal-Mart and decided I would make frog curtains since they would be relatively cheap. The collection began and now, there are frogs sitting on the hot water heater, etc... And you wanna know something else - I don't like frogs in real life!!
When I saw these little white frames, I knew I had to do F (fully) R (rely) O (on) G (God) with them for my laundry room!
Fun on Friday over at Christian Paper Crafts today is to use an animal in your project! I hope this fits the bill! Come play along - there are no time limits, just have fun and glorify the Lord!
I made this little number for a Housewarming Shower. If you look closely, you will see that the verse is none other than the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians! How appropriate since I used the lovely fruit stamps from PaperTrey Ink. The paper is a bit from the BoBunny Recipe collection, and the label shape was done with my nestabilities and cuttlebug! The ribbon, jute, and lace are all items I already had in my stash! I hope that you enjoyed looking and perhaps even take some inspiration to do your own handmade gifts.I have a new thread started over at Christian Paper Crafts titled Cheap-O's Gather Here!!! If you click on the title, it will take you right to the link. It's my hope that this thread will become a resource for homemade/handmade gift ideas for those budgeting for Christmas, but still wanting to share in the joy of giving. Please stop by and leave some ideas. If you have not registered, it is all free and fun fun fun!!

God Bless You,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Something Sweet for Saturday

Hey everyone!! Today is World Card Making Day and what goes better with cards and scrapbooking than a sweet treat to eat? Oh, I guess a friend! So why not have all of the above! If you have a friend to scrap/make cards with, call them up and invite them over!! Or better yet, Hylton Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky is having an ALL day Crop 4 a Cure to benefit their Relay for Life team! Cost is only $10.00 per person to scrapbook all day, $10.00 per person for workshops, or $15.00 for both!! Bring your scrapbook stuff and come on over for FUN, FOOD, and oh yeah, there will be PRIZES!

P.S. - Scripture Saturday will be posted this evening or as a Sunday morning post! God Bless You!
God Bless You,