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Re-purposing Boxes with Graphic 45…

Hello Dear Friends,

I had allot of fun re-purposing some boxes with the gorgeous Mother Goose and By the Sea paper pads by Graphic 45. I absolutely LOVE their paper and delight in using it in my various projects!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope these 3 boxes and 1 mini album encourage you today!!

Have a wonderful day,

k

Graphic 45 Mother Goose: Mary Had A Little Lamb Box and Humpty Dumpty Heart Box

 

Graphic 45 By the Sea: Box and Mini Album Insert

 

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!!! ย After all our hard pressed work to make all the wonderful Christmas gifts, this month we get to celebrate the simple art of crafting!!

20160104_171252(I couldn’t resist this picture, a street after my own heart in Scottsdale, AZ!!)

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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

Posted in Cardmaking, Encouragements, Mini Albums, Paper crafting, Project Life, Supplies, YouTube Videos

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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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:

Hi There

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 ย 18 years or older. Four winners will receive a lovely craft goodie bag!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย You can enter by leaving your answer to the question listed below in the comment section of this blog post. ย 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

k

Posted in Cardmaking, Encouragements, KwithJDesigns Etsy Shop, Mini Albums, Paper crafting, Supplies

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, ย 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

Posted in Cardmaking, Encouragements, Mini Albums, Paper crafting, Supplies

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!! ย 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!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please be sure to keep checking back!!

Have a great week in the Lord,

k

 

Posted in Encouragements, Mini Albums, Paper crafting, Supplies, YouTube Videos

What’s New at Josephine’s Designs…

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Hello Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce 4 new album kits will be available this coming Monday evening in my Etsy shop!! Please be sure to stop on by for these amazingly beautiful, easy, quick (ready to craft) and affordable kits.

Do you love to give homemade gifts…but sometimes do not have the time or extra resources for crafting that special gift for someone you love? I have put together some truly lovely kits and am excited to provide a simple, easy and affordable solution for gift giving to those you love!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I will later in the week have my own albums for all to see what I did with the kits on my YouTube channel. So please stop on by and see what’s new here at Josphine’s Designs.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to see you all soon.

Have a wonderful weekend,

k with JosephinesDesigns.com