Friday, April 27, 2012

Rainbow birthday & handmade flowers

I worked on two major projects this week; my daughters rainbow birthday photo layout in 12 x 12 form and also some handmade flower I plan on adding to some barrettes for a local salon to sell.  I will be uploading the videos tonight but here are the sneak peaks to all the new crafty goodies!

Happy 10th Birthday layout, picture of my daughter and her friends hidden behind the paper bag due to parent's permission on the childrens photo.   Photo on the left was from her Little Miss Chatterbox cake, a local friend of mine made.   Loved using up some of my old buttons and gadgets for this layout!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

IAMRoses April Showers bring May flowers challenge

Here is my entry.  You had to create 2 handmade flowers from their products and use them in a project.  I used 2 gardenia flowers and a cherry blossom to create the daisies in this layout, then used a cherry blossom painted it with my copics and turned it into a black eyed susan.  As I am looking at it now in the picture, it looks to me more like a daffodil, ah well first times a try right?

The product numbers used are:

GP3-1  Gardenias
S3-48  Yellow cherry blossoms


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beautiful Shabby Chic SWEET girls album

Here is an album I made with pinks and browns and a little shabby chic in the mix.  With a lace trim binding and some adorable floral accents this would make a great gift for any little girls and her sweet pictures of spring.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

400 subscribers giveaway

In March was my 2 yr anniversary with youtube.  I've met so many people, made so many new friends; it's an amazing community of crafters.  My desire for creativity started when I was young; I think due to the fact that my dad was a painter, but I dont' think I really embraced it until I started scrapbooking after my daughter was born.  Up until about a year and a half ago I didn't know half the crafting community, great products and amazing artists than even existed on youtube; thanks to my great friend Jen, who introduced me to the crafting community on youtube.  I was skeptical at first, but she kept urging me to check it out.   Even after all this time, I know I've only just begun to scratch the surface of artists on youtube while watching it's so hard to pick who to watch next, but I'm enjoying every bit of it, as well as being so very thankful for all your support. 

So without further ado I am excited to offer my 400 subscriber giveaway.  It's an honor to have people want to watch my videos and I enjoy your advice, comments, and all the love & encouragement given through comments and emails.

Please subscribe and leave a comment below telling me about your favorite projects or videos and laces.  Share with me your favorite youtube channels because I would love to expand my own subscriber list to see all the amazing artists out there willing to share with us their heart.  Thank you so much to all of you my followers.


You will receive these 20+ yards of lace on dress form diecut papers.....but you will also receive a special surprise package from me.  I love surprises and figured it's time to do a surprise giveaway along with some special new laces and trims. 

Handmade zipper flowers ....

Went to my local thrift store and they had zippers for under 50¢ so I bought one in every color they had and decided to make some more zipper flowers for my projects, I love these and I think I am going to have to go back and get more's addicting.

I love an eclectic piece for your scrapbook albums, something handmade that you cant' just find anywhere else that is why I take such pride in supporting the etsy community, people selling items they put their heart into so check out for great projects embellishments or ideas.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Just be still....

Be still and know that I am God.  I've been reflecting on those words so much lately.  When very heavy relationships get you down and all you want to do is work towards a common understanding, sometimes all you can do is set your boundaries, back off and wait....ugh tell a woman to wait on doing something is like trying to stop going to the bathroom during mid-pee.  BUT and HOWEVER.....I know that even when I am trying to be in the right spot or in the right frame of mind, if I do not stop everything....EVERYTHING...everything and just be still I will not hear God's voice.

I see people scrambling around trying to do good deeds, trying to fit constructive events in their lives and I see so many relying on self help books and self help groups, etymology and theologists works and striving to find their own inner peace but they won't stop spinning.  They feel like they are always doing the right thing or striving to do the right thing all the while even trying to do the right thing, they are always doing.  JUST STOP!

God says you will know me when you hear my voice,  be still and know,  (it's not find the best theological explanation and you will find God, it's BE STILL AND KNOW, that I am God.  

I have that peace this evening and it feels so good.    But I had to first be still....just be still.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Love where I am...

I think it's interesting I've not enjoyed winter more and more every year and I think it's because the older I get the winters' remind me that a new season is coming forth and I bask in the sun (son).  Truly when I feel God's rays of sunshine on my face it lifts my spirits and in winter the sun doesn't always seem to shine so bright.  It reminds me of times in our lives when things dont' always seem so uppity or  when our lives don't shine so bright in our reflections.  I feel such joy lately with the coming of spring....and I realize that as much as I am going to think again of another seasons passing, I know that winter has to come for me to grab a hold of spring and enjoy it fully, I mean I am foregoing facebook daily and my blogs, and my youtube videos because I am outside so much more and I am loving it. 

Just like how I imagine going through winter, ugh....going through trials is the same.  You can never really see the end, (or another season) you know it's know it's there.  Every new beginning has an end, but until you walk through it, the trials....the never know how much you will enjoy your spring ( your blessings).

So I feel my heart very blessed today, I miss my friends and need to do some calling and get some girl time together, my family is just my family....sometimes good; sometimes bad but they are my family.  My hubs and I are enjoying life, my little girl is enjoying her spring softball and piano.   I feel very inspired so I think maybe it's time to craft!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter....feeling with your heart today.

So I've seen posts after posts about the Resurrection today and because of some events this past week I felt God's sacrifice for me and his blessing one day as I was just sitting and thinking of the ridicule and mocking he suffered up until his death, and when everyone rejected him yet he still gave up his life for us.

Today in remembering God's sacrifice of his son and Jesus sacrifice of his life I am just really thankful in my heart.  There will never be any words that could comprehend, nor any actions that I might try to live up to that could ever pay him back for what he has done.  I won't even try, and that was the  message today in church that nothing we could ever do will ever even come close to matching up to what he did for us.  So, in saying that, what I want to say is that I am thankful for the knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ, I am honored he would choose me to sacrifice his life for, Lord only knows the histories of my sin, and my heart is full of the blessings of the truth in his word.  I say to you, don't get caught up in the stories today without truly reflecting on the words and feeling it completely with your heart today.  He gave his heart to you and me, I'm so glad I gave mine to him.

It's moving day for Jesus.......!

Blessings my friends!  My ♥ is full!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2 1/2 miles... I DID IT!

I made a choice tonight, and in life everything we do and everything we don't do IS A CHOICE!!!

Okay sorry I had to vent that, I made a choice tonight to put all my negative energy into walking 2 1/2 miles of up and down hills and terrain.  I have let some events fester and build up inside of me for almost a week in a circumstance that I cannot find peace around, about, over or under around and through; it looks hopeless but I know deep down God is the author of hope. 

If  I don't know what to do, I'm not doing anything.    We will hear or do what we want to if we want to live in the victims' role and I am not a victim.  So today I continue in my journey and I walked 2 1/2 miles.  That is hard for me, I am not a small girl and these bones ache from years of neglect, but I pushed through in pain and held out for endurance and forced myself to put all my anger and frustration into the road, and I can proudly say..... I did it!