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Monday, August 28, 2017

Oh Happy Day!!!


Oh Happy Day! I have really enjoyed creating these little bits of art and finding that there is always a verse in my Bible to pertain to real life. Only because HE is real in my life!!!!

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other. Just as God in Christ also has forgiven you!

Continue to pray for all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. I thank God we only had wind and rain. May everyone remain safe and recover from this hurricane.





Be blessed!!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Bible Journaling in my Tiny Notebook

Good Sunday evening to you....I have really enjoyed journaling in this #2 Wide Foxy Fix notebook. I thought this was a Licorice..but now I'm not sure. The leather is so soft and flexible. I am really loving it for my MINI Bible Journaling, Junk Journaling, and writing in my little Prayer Notebooks. 

Creating with my hands is what I do! I find it such a wonderful stress reliever. 

I have always loved this verse in 
1st Thessalonians 4:11
"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you." 

I have all these paint chips laying around, at one time we were trying to decide on colors for my craft room and for the church. I wanted to put them to good use. So I've really enjoyed creating these little bits of art. 
The only downside to this, I don't like my handwriting!!!! Yikes!!! LOL Something I will have to practice on for sure!!! 



This past weekend, our Texas coast was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, I continue to pray for God to put His mighty hands on all of those in need! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!

Friday, August 11, 2017

I am Mother, Mom and Mama Bear....

Good morning!!! Feels so wonderful to be off today! I definitely needed this day! I slept in which felt awesome! I hope your day is going just as well!

Do your kids have nicknames for you?? My eldest, calls me "Mother", my middle child calls me "Mom or Maaaa" and my youngest, has always called me "Mama Bear". But no matter what they call me, my purpose in their life is the same: to love, protect, nuture, guide, and pray for daily. Motherhood is a  gift from God I have always been grateful for. My kids have always been my life. They are all grown up and  on their own now, but I will forever be their Mother, Mom and Mama Bear!!!

I was praying for them the other night, and found this verse in 
Genesis 28:15:

"Behold I am with YOU and I will keep you wherever you go and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised YOU!"

I know this is God speaking to us. He never leaves us and one day we will return to Him. But it's not until our journey here on Earth is through. Until He calls us home to be with him.
I don't know how long I will be in this world, but I do know, that until I'm gone..I will love my God and I will be a Mom to my 3 wonderful kids ( young adults). They don't like when I call them kids! LOL!

                                    
    Details:  Bible Journaling in my #2 Foxy Fix, Stamped Image: Hampton Art, Washi Tape: Illustrated Faith (gift from my sweet friend Terry!), Mug Rug (handmade by a sweet pal: Kelly), DieCut Arrows: Illustrated Faith, Handmade ribbon paperclip, Metal flakes for confetti: leftovers from my Son's job. Padre Island coffee mug: a gift from our Church friends: Carlos and Rosa. 


Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, June 09, 2017

"Micro" Bible Journaling

Happy Friday to you!!! Hope you had a great week!
I don't think there is such a thing as "Micro Bible Journaling", I just made it up at this instant! But I do want to share this with you.........

 I wish I could say I came up with this idea..but I didn't! I was inspired by Tai Bender of Growing Meadows.  You really should Google her work, you will fall in love too!!!!

She does the cutest bible journaling in a little book of Psalms. She also uses a little traveler's notebook, but I don't know the details of it. When I saw it, I thought..."I love that!! It's a great way to carry God's encouraging words with me daily!!!"


#0 Foxy Fix Sugar Cupcake

 I didn't have a little book of Psalms, but I did have my Micro Foxy Fix, and found that it worked perfectly! I bought some water color paper, cut it down to size and made a booklet with it. I bought water color paints on Amazon, and pulled out my rubberstamps!


      I have really been enjoying this process, because I love creating, and reading God's word brings me comfort. Now when I'm feeling stressed, anxious, sad, angry, happy, etc....I can pull my Micro out of my purse, and be reminded of God's promises. 



Feather stickers, pink tassel, gold Washi Tape and binder clip are all from
Target's Dollar Spot.  Organza paper clip is handmade. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bible Journaling: Proverbs 3:13

Good evening to you! I hope your week is going well. I'm popping in this evening to show you a Bible Journaling page that I worked on this past Sunday. 

I'm using
 PROVERBS 3:13

"Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,"


Godly Wisdom is the ability to discern between right and wrong, God gives us the ability to seek wisdom by reading His word.
 In James 1:5 it says, "Ask for Wisdom and it will surely be given to you." By seeking God's wisdom, through His word, we gain an understanding. By meditating on His word and practicing it in our lives we gain wisdom from the Lord and this helps us understand the circumstances in life we may encounter. We may not always understand WHY, but we do understand that His WILL works in our favor. 


I absolutely LOVE woodland critters, especially Owls and Foxes!! My niece had a baby shower this past November and she found these super cute invitations and paper napkins at Hobby Lobby. 
I thought they were so adorable and knew I wanted to use them in a crafty project. 
I saw a YouTube video by Growing Meadows and Tai Bender used clear Gesso to mod podge a napkin to her bible page. After seeing this video, I couldn't wait to try the technique using these napkins. I haven't been able to purchase clear Gesso, so I used Clear ModPodge. 
I also used various stickers that I had in my stash. 
I use an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!

Friday, May 19, 2017

I'm a Blessed Mama Bear

Happy Friday!!! 
I'm so happy it's Friday, I am off and have lots to do today! But first I wanted to share with you how I have been keeping so busy!!!

A couple of months ago, I moved my booth into a local shop. I"m calling it Blessed Mama Bear. 
We live in a small town, not many places to shop, so this boutique is a wonderful place!!! She calls it OLIVE. 

I've always loved crafting and have a room full of crafting stuff!! I thought, "what better way to enjoy crafting and clear out my crafting room?!" (I'm not sure that will ever happen, but hey, I'm trying!) LOL!!


I found this desk at a near by thrift store for $40! I painted it and distressed it. The back wall belongs to the shop, she painted wood pallets with a dark brown paint. My daughter helped me add little white LED lights behind the pallet wall. My Mom contributed the ladder. I think it used to go to bunk beds, but it's painted cream and looks so cute! 


All of my display pieces have come from a thrift store or Goodwill. 

I've got a little bit of this and that. I guess that's what makes it fun when it comes to crafting. 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed weekend!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bible Journaling in "The Traveling Bible"

Hey there!! I know...it's been over a month since my last entry!! But I've been a busy girl! 

I wanted to share a really neat idea with you....
I joined a group on Facebook called The Traveling Bible and found it's a really neat idea in relation to Bible Journaling. 

There are a few Bibles circulating the US and each recipient decorates a bible page, signs it, and sends it on to the next person. 
Here is my entry: 

Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection"


I tried a new technique that I believe Tai Bender of  Growing Meadows shared. It was using a printed paper napkin on your bible page. The directions stated to use Clear Gesso, but I live out in the boonies and could only find Clear Mod Podge at my local Walmart. It worked fine for my project. 
I used some printables from Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop. I love all of these printables!!!

I also used acrylic paints and applied them with an old WalMart gift card. The letters are actually cardstock alphabet cutouts and I traced them with a thin black marker. The word "his" are alphabet stickers by Recollections. 

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Bible Journaling: Ephesians 2:10

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! I've got a little down time this morning and enjoying our beautiful spring weather!!! I love spring for it's beautiful colors! Everything is green and pretty with the flowers blooming reds, pinks, yellows, etc. it's like the earth came to life again.
 Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be the same?!! Bright and beautiful and renewed!! 

The verse for Week 15 @ Documented Faith is Ephesians 2:10
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. "

As I read this "we are his workmanship" I focused on these words. He made us, we are all made by the same God, so let us come alive again and do good works to give Him honor and praise!! 

Supplies used: Crossway Journaling Bible, ESV Version (Family Christian Stores), Acrylic Paints (Ross), 
Printable "Beloved Society" from (Illustrated Faith's Print and Pray shop), Washi Tape (Hobby Lobby),
Word Letter stickers (Tim Holtz-Hobby Lobby), Black Letter Stickers (Joann Fabrics Store), "Workmanship" word printed in Word on my computer

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a blessed Saturday!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Handmade Cards are always Special

Good evening!!! Today, is my Mom's birthday. I won't say how old she is...but she does look very well for her age. So we will just focus on how YOUNG she looks!!! :)

My mother loves vintage, shabby and chic. So, I made this card for her this year. 

Every year I try to make her a Handmade Card, and she proudly displays them on her walls! 

Happy Birthday MOM!!! I love you!
Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye, Pearl Stick-ons by Recollections, Martha Stewart border punch, Stickles, bling on flower is a button from WalMart. 

Thanks for taking a look. 
Goodnight and God Bless!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bible Journaling: Colossians 3:14

Happy Monday to you!!

This is now Week 7 over at Documented Faith. The focus word for February is LOVE. 

                                                      Page Details at the bottom.

This week's verse is in 

Colossians 3:14

"Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together."

I am using a Journaling Bible in the ESV version, so my verse reads like this:

"And above all these, put on Love which binds everything together in perfect harmony."

When we have God's love, we do things in Love.For example; showing compassion towards others, spreading kindness, practicing humility, demonstrating gentleness, and having patience. All of these are easy to do when you have love for others. 

For this page, I used a little bit of everything. Various Stickers, some by Tim Holtz, some acrylic paint, stickers, Bo-Bunny stamps, epherma, and an arrow Paperclip I found at Michael's and Washi Tape for Target's $1 spot. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderfully blessed Valentine's Day tomorrow. I challenge you to spread some LOVE!!!


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Bible Journaling: 1 John 4:7-8

Good Wednesday to you!!!

Today I'm sharing a page from my ESV Crossway Jornaling Bible.
The verse this week at Documented Faith is

1 John 4:7-8

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

I think it's very appropriate for this month's holiday too!  
Valentine's Day that is!! 

Here it is: 
On the Recollections card, I wrote a list of the people I love....too many to list, but I wrote down my closest ones. :)

 Materials used: Polka dotted vellum and heart patterned paper (Michael's), Heart Washi Tape (Target $1 Spot), Recollections Library Card pocket/card (Michael's) kraft letter stickers (Hobby Lobby) Word Stickers (Tim Holtz) and Letter stickers (white letter on black) (Joann's Fabric Store), Plaid Ribbon (my sister had tied this around a gift) "Love Always" stamp (Peachy Cheap Deals)

Honestly,I hadn't worked in my Bible in months. I was in this "slump". Last weekend,
I atteneded a Women's Church Conference with a friend of mine. I had such an wonderful time, my soul was renewed.
On Friday, after receiving the email with this week's  Bible verse I was excited to read God's word and get some journaling done. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed Wednesday!!!