Wednesday, 27 October 2010

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Use Sewing Notions To Embellish

I was excited about this challenge because I've been sewing much longer than I've been scrapbooking...so guess which stash is bigger? lol Although the scrapping stash is catching up fast! The flowers are made of sewing patterns. The bling on the heart are a actually nail head studs that I found in the drawer in my sewing room. As for the design, I was obviously inspired by ALL the snow we got...and we got LOTS of it! It definitely put me in the seasonal mood! :o)
I made the snowman from a pattern by "A Piece of Heaven"

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Scripture Challenge - Serve

WOOHOO!! It's snowing outside!! It's the perfect day to spend indoors working on a Scripture Challenge page! Our word this time is "Serve" and that's a word that's loaded with goodness! I've even managed to fit three verses on my page this time around! The first verse tells us how we should each use the gifts we have been given to serve others. Okay...the first issue is figuring out what our gift is, right? Then once we've got that figured out...we need to find a way to put that gift to use...in the service of others. Now if we move on to the second verse on my page you'll see that it says we are supposed to serve "...as if you were serving the Lord, not men." That certainly changes things, doesn't it? If we're doing something for the Lord, don't we want to do it to the very best of our ability? Yet if we're not doing it for men, I also feel it relieves so much of the pressure! Man can be so critical of what we do and we tend to worry far too much about that criticism. However, God looks into our heart and sees our motivation. For Him we don't have to do it perfectly, all that matters to Him is that we are willing to try our best. Guess what? If we ask for His help...our best can be pretty amazing!! My third verse is just a wonderful verse! :o)





Provo Craft Mini Slab III; Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Baroque; MM Slice Design Card - Vintage Findings; Xyron Create-A Sticker; Blue Moon Treasure Chest Metal Charms; Offray Ribbons; Envi Trim Craft - Gold Trim; Prima Flowers; Micron Pigma Pen - Black; Unknown Bling and Leaf Charms.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

PDSS CLSC 18 CHALLENGE - Card

Since I managed to complete all my other challenges I decided I would head back on over to Posh Designs Scrapbook Store and try their Card Challenge as well. Again, all their info can be found HERE  You'll notice I don't have many cards on my blog...actually, I don't think I have ANY cards on my blog! lol Does that mean this is ANOTHER first? It's not quite that bad but it is something I have started working on! :o)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Grid Technique

Another "new to me" technique! I don't know how Mary does it week after week! This one is for Lynn too! I just hope I did it right...but even if I didn't...I sure had lots of fun! lol I know this is not the greatest picture but it's really perfect for this set of stamps by American Crafts that I've been anxious to play with! We've always been a family that loves to play in the rain! I have much some much better pictures of my girls in their rain-suits & rubber boots packed up somewhere. However, I found this one in the "play with" pile, so I played with it! :o)

Monday, 18 October 2010

PDSS CLSC 18 CHALLENGE - Layout

Okay...I'm throwing one more Challenge into the mix here! YAY for fun challenges!! If you're confused by the title, it's short for "Posh Designs Scrapbook Store - Card/Layout Sketch Challenge 18." This is another first for me because I have never used a sketch before. Posh Designs Scrapbook Store has this wonderful Challenge every two weeks. They post both a card & layout sketch and you have a chance to win a wonderful prize. You can find out all the details HERE

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Something A Little Different

So, here it was Saturday and I was all alone! I was feeling a little blue about this because I usually get to spend time with my husband on Saturday. What do you do when you feel blue? Why...you make a new friend! So that's exactly what I did! I made a new friend and her name is Gracie! I'd love to know what you think! :o)

Nickel Nook Design

Thursday, 14 October 2010

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Use as many products on a layout as you can!

Okay...I've got flowers, flowers, and more flowers! lol Then I've also got buttons, bling, punch outs, rub-ons, die-cuts, border strip, border punched strip, stamp, ink, fibers, ribbon, an eyelet, brads, epoxy stickers, tag thingy with plastic puffy tag, paper, cardstock...and I think that's it! I also used my ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, Glue Dots, & some foam adhesive squares! I'd say that's quite a few products for an 8" page! :o)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Scripture Challenge - First

How interesting that the Scripture word this time is "FIRST". I actually used my favorite "FIRST" Scripture for my "PRIORITY" Scripture Challenge! lol Of course I had no trouble at all finding more wonderful Scripture verses with "FIRST" in them! I even used two of them for my page because I couldn't decide on just one of them!
The first verse offers us fantastic advice..."First seek the counsel of the Lord." It doesn't say..."First make all your own plans and do your own thing. Then in the end, when you've made a real mess of things, check in for some advice from the Lord on how to fix everything." If we can learn to go to Him first, then we can be on the right path from the beginning, and end where we should be rather than in a mess! I, for one, do not like messes! :o)

 Papers: Provo Craft Mini Slab III,
              DCWV Mat Stack Neutrals;
MM Slice Cards: Bon Appetit!, Vintage Findings;
Stamps: 7 Gypsies INK - Alphabet
              Stampin' Up - Baroque Border;
Ink: Plaid All Night Media - Clear Pigment Ink;
Marker: Marvy Le Plume II No. 1 black;
Charm: The Nickel Nook;
Unknown: copper embossing powder, brads.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Stripes & Dots

Here's another fun one of my little Sweeties a FEW years ago! I added the buttons for extra dots! :o)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Scripture Challenge - Content/Satisfied

Are you CONTENT? Are you SATISFIED? Are you living the life you always dreamed of...with everything going along just as you planned?  You would think a page about being content would be pretty and happy and full of flowers and fluff, right? I would think so, and that's where I was headed. However, God led me to these verses for a reason. Then as I was working on my page I was reminded of all the dear friends I've been praying for lately, so this page is for them! Life is not always easy, my friends. Sometimes the road we must travel is a rocky path that's all uphill...both ways through 10 feet of snow! haha That's a common joke around here!
These verses were written in a letter by Paul and he was in prison at the time! I know that life circumstances can sometimes feel like a prison because something has happened over which you have no control. Perhaps a family member is ill, or you yourself have gotten sick. Maybe it's unemployment or your dreams of having a family, depression, or the loss of a loved one...so many life sorrows.
Wow...to learn the secret of being content!! "I can do EVERYTHING through Him who gives me strength." Him is Jesus Christ! :o)

Paper: Life's Journey 6X6 Paper Pad by K & Company;
Slice Design Card: Vintage Findings;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown;
Marker: Marvy Le Plume II No. 18 dark brown;
Cardstock: Recollection Kraft;
Assorted Old Stamps: Australia, Belgium;
Unknown: mini envelope.