Thursday, 30 June 2011

Contest Entry!! My Junque Journal

Well...I can't believe I actually managed to get this done on time!! Whew!! I won't tell you when I decided to take part in this contest. Then to try to figure out how to post it so you could see some of it. Can you believe I was actually wishing I was a video maker? Only for a second though! lol There's no way I could take pictures of ALL of the pages...I would have lost you all for sure! So here is my very first Slideshow! This is my entry for Julie's contest over at The Scraps of My Life by Julie. Apparently the winner is the one with the most votes (voting starts tomorrow). There's more info on my Journal under the Slideshow. I hope you enjoy! You can find Julie's blog HERE if you feel inclined to vote for me :o)
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This is an actual working journal to keep track of all my sewing projects! It's so loaded up with pages! I just couldn't have you all falling asleep during my first Slideshow though, could I? lol It's filled with pockets and tags and all kinds of goodness and I had so much fun putting it together. I used two paper collections: Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket and the Crafty Stack by DCWV. I had been hoarding both of them for a while for a project just like this. I was going to use a swivel clasp for the charm, but instead I used a chain of safety pins and loaded it with snaps and scissor charms and beads and such. Please let me know if you have any questions! :o)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Use Floral Paper and Striped Paper Together

I didn't try anything too crazy or unusual for this challenge. Obviously, I used the floral paper to make the flowers and the striped paper for the background, a few embellishments...and it was finished. This is actually the second page I made for this challenge. For my first attempt I tried a floral for the background and made flowers and photo mats out of the striped. I didn't find that page very pleasing to my eyes, so I scrapped it and tried again! This one is better! :o)
Papers: MM Eliza Collection:
Dies: Sizzix Vines w/Leaves & Fruit,
Sizzix Build a Flower 2, Cuttlebug Decorative Corner;
Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie;
Brads: Recollections.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Lonely

Do you ever feel like the whole world, and everyone in it, has abandoned you? Now that's a BAD day, isn't it? That horrible dark loneliness can be overwhelming, can't it? Sometimes people just have to leave us because of sickness, death, or new jobs in new locations. Other times people don't really leave us...they just leave our nest and they move on to the next stage of their lives. We can certainly feel lonely during the initial period of adjustment. Then again, at other times, it's not other people abandoning us at all. It's simply our perception because of our bad attitude and our grouchies! (that's another name for those crazy hormones! lol)  So it becomes a self-imposed loneliness. Regardless of whether it's temporary or permanent, self-imposed or out of our control; none of us wants to be lonely. It is depressing and it steals our JOY! So guess what? We don't have to be lonely! In Hebrews 13:5 God promises that He will never leave us or abandon us! (forsake means abandon) Well, that certainly works for me! :o)
Papers: DCWV Ciao Bella, Unknown cardstock;
Punches: Martha Stewart Wildflowers, Rose Leaf;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fifteen,
SU Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings;
Alpha: MM metro mini shimmer alpha pink;
Bling: imaginisce i-rock crystals;
Marker: Marvy Le Plume II pine green;
Seam Binding: My Grandma's Sewing Basket;
Pin: The Nickel Nook
Flowers and Leaves: my stash.

THERE'S A PEACE IN MY HEART
(Anne S. Murphy 1908)
There's a peace in my heart that the world never gave,
A peace it can not take away;
Tho' the trials of life may surround like a cloud,
I've a peace that has come there to stay!
Refrain:
Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine;
Constantly abiding rapture divine;
He never leaves me lonely,
whispers, O so kind:
"I will never leave thee," Jesus is mine.

All the world seemed to sing of  Saviour and King,
When peace sweetly came to my heart;
Troubles all fled away and my night turned to day,
Blessed Jesus, how glorious Thou art!
Refrain
This treasure I have in a temple of clay,
While here in His footstool I roam;
But He's coming to take me some glorious day,
Over there to my heavenly home!
Refrain

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Fill Up A Page With METALLICS

I came up with this brilliant idea for my metallic page. I went to gather my supplies...and I couldn't find them ANYWHERE!! I've recently reorganized my studio and I know that what I was looking for is in there somewhere but I just could not find it! So I moved on to Plan B and I will just have to astound you will my brilliance some other time! lol
Today is our 26th Anniversary! My DH is not really the kind of guy who appreciates receiving cards or gifts from me! He tells me that he's much happier if I spend my money on myself. I always do my very best to make him happy! lol I created this page in honor of our special day and had it ready for him along with a pan of brownies when he got home from work! We'll take a photo and slip it in the frame later. Will it be of us...or the brownies? We'll see! ;o)
Papers: Grafix Metallic Foil Board; 
MM Slice Design Card: Vintage Findings;
Sizzix Dies: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals,
Heart w/ Wings, Frame;
Crafts Too Embossing Folder;
Fastenater Metal Staples;
Making Memories Curling Tags;
Tailorform Nailheads, 24 gauge wire.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Dust Off the Decorative Scissors

Since I used so many photos on my last page, I used a colored image on this one. This is another wonderful Stampavie Sarah Kay stamp called "Gardeners Need Many Helpers". Isn't it sweet? The page and all the embellishments are created with paper, vellum and an assortment of decorative scissors. Well, I did use some brads and pearls! :o)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Favorite Movie Quote

It would be impossible for me to pick a "favorite" movie quote, so I adapted the challenge slightly and went for several of my "most used" movie quotes. I was determined to use ACTUAL photos on my page this week no matter what the challenge was, but it was rather difficult trying to find photos that would work with these silly quotes! 
My girls and I have always LOVED to watch movies together! Our favorites were the goofiest movies because they always gave us the best quotes. My husband would rather be out in the yard working than watching a movie. So when we started repeating these crazy quotes (in the required voices and accents), he wouldn't have a clue what we were talking about! Of course that sent us all into fits of laughter! Soon he would be adapting our quotes to suit his own purposes and it got even crazier! Believe me, "Your Father's a freak!" has been applied to Daughter and Mother many times over! lol Girls, I went through my entire stash but could not find a turtle of any kind to add to my page! Please trust me when I tell you that you're both "Turtley enough for my Turtle Club! Turtle, Turtle!" haha I just had to add that in here! :o)
Movies Quoted: Mr Deeds, The Black Knight,
Master Of Disguise.

Friday, 3 June 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Know

I find it such a comfort that God really and truly KNOWS me. Isn't it amazing that He knows each of us even better than we know ourselves? He did create us, after all, fearfully and wonderfully! (Psalm 139:14) I love how I can approach His throne of grace and He just knows my heart! I, in turn, have a desire to know Him.

The first part of Psalm 46:10 says "Be still and KNOW that I am God..." Isn't that fantastic? What assurance that provides! With all the busyness of life these days, it's sometimes hard to find time to just "be still". However, it's during those quiet moments of stillness spent with the Lord that we can get to know Him better and hear what He has to say to us. I encourage each of you to just Be still and KNOW that He is God! :o)

Paper: Webster's Pages, Unknown Cardstock;
Dies: SU Sizzlit - Little Leaves,
MM  Slice Design Card - Noel,
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Beaded Circles;
Trim: Making Memories, Fancy Pants;
Flowers: Recollections, Floral Embellishments;
Flower Centers: Gift from Joy;
Bling: Kaiser Scrapbook;
Marker: Marvy Le Plume II No.8 Violet.