Re-purposing Boxes with Graphic 45…

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!! 🙂

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

 

Please pray for Belgium…

Please pray for Belgium…

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Hello Dear Friends,

I awoke today to the horrible news, as many of you did as well in regards to Belgium’s bombings. It breaks my heart that so many have died and have been injured due to the heartless behavior of others. This is a time in our history that is definitely needing peace and the ultimate Prince of Peace. I am so sorry for all those experiencing first hand the loss of loved ones and senseless injuries.  The people that cause this kind of pain in our world need our prayers that they can see the true results of their beliefs and behaviors they have behaved upon others.

I am sad and heartbroken that this is the reality of our world. That I have to call my children to be sure they are ok and aware of what is happening in our world. And that sadly this is becoming the “norm” for our younger children. Please pray with me today for all these involved. Please pray for peace. And please pray for those that are deceived to have their eyes opened to the truth. And most importantly, right now please pray for those that are hurting…either due to loss, injuries or fear.

Seeking Jesus’ wisdom,

k

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Thank You Cards to be Sent…

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…

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.

Fun Order Finished and Delivered…

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

Happy National Hobby Month!!

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

Belated Happy New Year…

Belated Happy New Year…

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Hello Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!

I hope and pray each of you are having lovely new beginnings to our new year!! Ours was filled with family, travel and art!! Our family enjoyed a lovely trip after our Christmas trip to AZ for my husband’s work . We took some fun side trips on the weekend to the beauty of Sedona and Flagstaff. We also enjoyed a painting class we all participated in as a family one of the evenings as well as the Art Walk the Line in Sedona. It was a joy to see even our fellas (who claim they are not artistic) not only love it but agree to attend more classes in the future!! So much fun and so much learned!! I described it as a progression of relaxation, exhilaration, fun, a time of total focus, fear, frightening concern it’s not working out to true joy that we finished very well and on time!!  It was soooo much fun!!!

Art class in Scottsdale, AZ

So like many of you, we come back home to begin a new year with new heart’s desires and goals!! I am working on many plans for this blog, Etsy shop and the YT channel. I will be sharing these in the next weeks as I am “catching up” a bit from our trip and getting things ironed out in the schedule. I am excited about the new opportunities of this next year and look forward to sharing with all of you!! Please feel free to come back and visit. I will be sharing more cards, mixed media projects, new journaling journeys and much planner fun!!

I pray each of you have a wonderful beginning to your new year filled with many blessings…keep crafting,

k