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Thank You Cards to be Sent…

Hello Dear Friends,

Today I am sharing some lovely Thank You cards made with wonderful Stamps of Life dies, stamps, ink and paper pads. I had such a lovely time making these cards and…well just playing!! Such joy to give handmade thanks to those that we love!! 🙂

Enjoy,

k

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Supplies used:

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Valentine/Anniversary Cards…

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Hello Friends,

Here are a few of my quick and easy cards of love for my sweet family. Some easy peasy cards made from the bits and pieces of various paper pads. I also used a piece of advertisement on a fun card for my Sweet Husband. 🙂 They were all received with big smiles!!! How wonderful to take a moment to make something so simple and then to see each bring such joy to each recipient!! Something handmade is always a treasure for sure!! 🙂

I encourage you to go make a treasure for those you love today,

k

A card for my Sweet Husband for our Anniversary.

A fun card for my Sweet Husband.

And now a card for one of our children.

 One more sweet card for our children.

And finally a sweet little card for one of our children.

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Fun Order Finished and Delivered…

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Hello Dear Friends,

Here are some fun, fun, fun cards I made for an order I delivered over the holidays!! Super fun to make and fun to deliver. They were all so sweet, it was a “crowd gatherer/real crowd pleaser” delivery, as everyone laughed and giggled and ooed and awwed.

So sweet!!! Talk about making a girl feel appreciated!! 🙂

I hope you enjoy.

Sorry some of the pics aren’t as good as I would like, it was a last minute…oops need to “take pictures” few moments. Lesson learned. 😉

Have a great day and keep on crafting,

k

Posted in Cardmaking, Encouragements, memory keeping, Mini Albums, Miscellaneous, organization, Paper crafting, Project Life, Supplies

Happy National Hobby Month!!

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Hello Dear Friends,

In case you haven’t heard yet…it is National Hobby Month!! My heart truly LOVES this focus!!!  After all our hard pressed work to make all the wonderful Christmas gifts, this month we get to celebrate the simple art of crafting!!

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We began our month with a fun family painting night!! And today I reorganized all my washi on 12 and 14 inch embroidery hoops. I literally filled 5 hoops…and that’s not all of my washi tape, YIKES!! 🙂  My creative juices were flowing as I reorganized by color and design!! FUN!!!

I have many stamped images which need inking that I have on my to do list for this month. As well as tackling new supplies in my stash I have saved up for my slower months. I also ordered my family’s Valentine’s and our Anniversary photo albums today. Though it was online editing…it had it’s own version of creativity and fun!! 🙂 I also have images to frame for gifts and of course cards to make. I have several albums cut and ready to be created for Valentine’s gifts. And finally, I have made my weekly project plans for this new year.

Now with all these wonderful plans, my studio/office needs a quick clean out from all the Christmas fun. Also my files need to be transitioned to the new year in my office. So tomorrow is a wonderful day for order in my studio/office. And then I can hang the beautifully blessed pictures we painted as a family in our home, as well as the fun hoops of washi hoops that will be functional and beautiful to look upon!!:) And get everything back in order so the creative juices can continue to flow!! Then onto my list of fun and exciting projects for this wonderful month of crafting and new year!!

So Dear Friends, do you have your list going? Do you plan to enjoy the fun encouragement of this month? Do you have all in order after the holidays for a clear mind for projects? If so let’s all get going with great joy and creativity!! And if not, consider joining in on some of your projects waiting to be crafted…and for you to be encouraged, relaxed and enjoy the fun this month!!!

Have a wonderful day and keep crafting,

k

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Holiday Cards Galore…

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Hello Friends,

I have been working away in my little studio making fun cards for my Etsy Shop.
http://www.etsy.com/hk-en/shop/KwithJDesigns

I thought I would post a few on here to share with you all. 🙂

I pray each of you is having a lovely holiday season with those you love,

k

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Snowflake Gold Glitter Dimensional Winter card and envelope set

(5 x 7 inch set of 6)

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Snowflake Gold Glitter Dimensional Winter card and envelope set

(5 x 7 inch set of 6)

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White Dimensional Snowflake Winter Card and envelope set

(5 x 7 inch set of 5)

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Colorful and Cheerful Dimensional Tree Winter Card and envelope set (5 x 7 inch set of 6)

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Glimmer Gold Dove with Cutout Snowflake Winter Card and envelope set

(5 x 7 inch set of 6)

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Close up of the snowflake cutout and gold shimmery paper.

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Shiny Copper on Purple Nativity Cards and envelope set

(4 x 6 inch set of 6)

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Vintage Wooden Merry Christmas Cards and envelope set

(4 x 6 inch set of 6)

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Shiny Glittery Glimmering 3 Gifts Dimensional Cards and envelope set

(4 x 6 inch set of 6)

Soooo much fun creating these cards!! I will also be posting a YouTube video in the next week. I will come back and add the link once posted. 🙂

JosephinesDesigns.com

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Have a wonderful week and keep enjoying the season,

k

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March Is Happy Crafting Month pt. 2!!!

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Hello Dear Friends,

I am so excited to be back and continue celebrating Craft Month!!! YAY!!! 🙂

Today I am sharing some more favorites. I hope if you haven’t seen their work or products lately, you will take a minute to go take a peek. 🙂

My two crafters this week are:

Kristina Werner can be found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/starofmay

and blog:

http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/

And

Jennifer McGuire can be found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/jennifermcguireink

and blog:

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Both these ladies are wonderfully talented and extremely generous in sharing information/teaching of their craft/skills.

My two favorite craft companies this week are:

http://www.scrapbook.com/

and

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

Both of these companies sell a variety of supplies. They are more of a retail outlet online for the newest and greatest supplies.

This week’s raffle:

I will offer 4 crafting goodie gifts to four different winners!!

They will include goodies from the companies I have shared about so far in the March Crafting month articles.

This National Crafter’s Month giveaway will run until Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All who enter must be  18 years or older. Four winners will receive a lovely craft goodie bag!! 🙂  You can enter by leaving your answer to the question listed below in the comment section of this blog post.  I’ll announce the winners on this blog post and then contact them directly through email.

Who is one of your favorite craft designer/crafters?

Best wishes and I can’t wait to see who you LOVE in your crafting!! 🙂

k

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Scrapbook.com Graphic 45 Sale TODAY ONLY!!!

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Hello Dear Friends,

A quick note to share about a sale on Scrapbook.com or click on: http://store.scrapbook.com/.

They are an EXCELLENT company to order from!! My last order was shipped and landed before I could even believe it!! Literally a matter of days. Their online ordering is always in real time…so no ordering with a message later they are sold out!! (Or even filling a cart and by the end of shopping you do not receive a message stating the item is gone either.) Love this!!

Everything is packed exceptionally well and comes in good order!! And with one of my favorites mentioned last Wednesday…a special sale on Graphic 45 (http://www.g45papers.com/) at Scrapbook.com (http://store.scrapbook.com/), I had to share!! 😉
                                                             

After I ordered just now, they sent me some wonderful crafting ideas for the items I purchased. Talk about great service!!

So if you are interested and wanting a good by from a great company…head on over to http://store.scrapbook.com/. They will treat you right!!

Have a wonderful week,

k

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Today Is A New Day…

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Hello Dear Friends,

I just wrote an article and my computer glitched somehow and it didn’t save. So as I rethink the previous article, I see the blessing of possibly something a bit different.

I have been busy, busy, busy working on a family project, finishing up all the new mini album kits in my Etsy Store (KwithJDesigns), dealing with a computer that needs my Sweet Husband’s genius touch for a little repair work,  helping my youngest with Latin, going through all the new inventory that has come in in the last week or so and well just being a wife and Mom. I have also been researching and purchasing new materials for a new article on my other blog (HealthyLiving4Him.wordpress.com) It’s an organizational article. With so many different things going on in our family as well as in my world of home, property and my little business…I am enjoying the joy of getting all organized.

As you can hear in my writing…we have been busy. Like all of you, we go through the holidays working as fast as we can to get everything done we desire on our list. My list…maybe like some of y’all’s is always a bit long. So after the rush I have stacks of supplies…well honestly boxes of supplies for all my hopes and dreams for Christmas crafting. I am honestly set for the next 5 years of crafting for my family and friend’s gifts if I didn’t buy another thing!! 🙂 But none the less it is all still there. Looking me in the eyes…daring me to try to store it!! And now with all the wonderful Spring/Summer supplies coming in…I now have to do something!!

So “Today is a New Day”!!! It is time to grab that bull by the horns and get busy cleaning up, organizing and getting all working in a much more efficient manner. I need organization at it’s best. With such a small space I need the ultimate efficiency in this room. I am so thankful to have this room…well I kinda commandeered it. It used to be our dining room. It was used on special occasions and as time went by I slowly took the room over until this last Summer I took the table and chairs out (the china hutch had been moved a couple of years prior) and made it my office/studio. In my other blog (HealthyLiving4Him.wordpress.com), I recently wrote about adjusting and learning to “bloom where I was planted” in our out in the country older farmhouse. It is a lovely home and I am so thankful to the Lord for it!! But there are times I honestly miss my huge newly built home that was in a large city. I don’t miss the city except when I need something quick and easy at a store and it’s now at least an hour away. 🙂 And I honestly LOVE the quiet of our little country life. Life seems so much more real here. There is life and sometimes death on a farm that make you stop and realize the Lord’s plans are so much more than our own. And in that blog…I come to the realization I can make this home work and not look back!!

So all this to say, as I look at my challenge before me…Today is a New Day!! And in the words of our Lord…this is the day that the Lord has made…I will be glad and rejoice in it!! So my major reorg begins. My Sweet Husband travels next week for work. We will be tied up as well…so today the planning begins. I will be pulling everything out and clearing everything out…Lord willing. But how exciting to again, find all the gems in the drawers and shelves I have forgotten are in there. To find a better spot for them to be used more readily. And to be the good steward the Lord needs me to be of all these supplies for my little business!! So exciting!!!

I hope somewhere in all this…you can find encouragement in your spaces of your home. May we all be so well prepared for what lies ahead of us that we can be ready at any time to do all as if unto the Lord. That is my goal in preparing this work space in my home. It is a place filled with joy, fun and whimsy!! A place that needs order and easy access so that I may enjoy doing all that is before me and blessing all that come in or receive what comes out of this space in my home!!

So after all the investigation of planning tools…here begins the first planning project of the year!! FUN!!!

May your day and your life be filled with the joy of the Lord,

k

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Adding New Goodies to the Kits….

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Hello Dear Friends,

Exciting news!!! I just had 4 packages of goodies come in and I am having fun adding a few new things to each kit!! I also found some beautiful embellishments to add to each kit!!  So hopefully all will be posted tonight or in the morning!! I am sorry to be running late….but I decided everyone would rather have the fun extra new goodies!! 😉 Please be sure to keep checking back!!

Have a great week in the Lord,

k