Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Delightful Wednesdays

Hi, everyone! It's time for Delightful Wednesdays at Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  Christine and I (Janis) rotate posting every other Wednesday a project based on the theme we came up with for the current month.

February's Theme: Hearts

Love Banner
Love Bubbles Bunny

Thanks so much for coming by today.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
and don't forget to check out all these great links!

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 34 Fun Folds

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Merry Christmas Ch# 18 Christmas Stocking

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Ch# 18 Christmas Stocking

Tag from Cricut cartridge Phrases cut @ 3 1/2"
Cricut, Santa's Stocking from Santa's Village
Ribbon from Michaels

Merry Christmas!


This year I'm trying to create some customize filler cards for my scrapbook. Scrapbooking is my first love, so my goal in 2017 is to gear more of my blog projects toward that.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Snow Scrapbook Pages

We have gotten so much snow this month! Love it!

Cricut Blue textured cardstock for scrapbook page base
Close To My Heart, Deer Park workshop kit
Miss Kate Cuttables, Winter Trees & Page Title
We R Memory Keepers, Honey I'm Home printed wooden accents

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party Ch# 157 Anything but a Card

Image adhered with Action Wobble

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Ch# 60

Hi, everyone! 

Here is my take on the sketch. 
I created a 4x6 filler card for my Project Life Scrapbook page. 

Here is the filler card in my Project Life page.

This page is highlighting my daughter, Keri's, 3rd pregnancy. Her first child is 6 years old. She lost her second pregnancy. And in these photos she only has 2 weeks left before the new baby will be here. These photos were taken last October.  I'll do some personal journaling before I move on to the next scrapbooking page.

Cricut, Simply Charmed cartridge
Project Life, Confetti Edition

Thank you so much visiting me!
Be sure to swing by Sketches in Thyme and link up your project using Emma's sketch!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Paper Play Sketches Ch# 32

Paper Play Sketches

BoBunny, #ForeverYoung Collection
Cricut, Create a Critter
Scallop Circle and Circle punches
DCWV Textured Aqua card base

Cardz TV Stamps


Be sure to come by and submit your project

Sweet Fragrance (2 Corinthians 2:14)

Good morning!

Thank you to everyone for prayed for me and my husband over the last couple of weeks. We had a bad case of the flu. I'm thankful that both of us are well now and that our daughter was protected from getting it.

Today, I want to focus on 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.

The New International Version is show above. The Amplified version says it this way...

But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ's victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere, For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing....

When we speak with our friends, family, coworkers, nod to those we encounter on the street, smile at the cashier, and all of the interactions we have during the day with others, we should be a sweet fragrance of Christ to them. 

What does that mean? 

Part of what it means is that Christ should be evident in our life. The here and now. Today. This situation. That phone call. When people see us, speak with us, do business with us, there should be something about us that makes them see more than our face. For some, they will ask why are we always smiling. For others they won't be able to put their finger on it, but they know each time they are around you, they feel better.  

Because Christ lives in us, we should be His feet and His hands in this world. That fragrance of Christ we have, it will be the very oxygen some need who don't know Christ. Or maybe they've heard of Him, but never really considered getting to know Him on a personal level.  

I have a challenge for you this week. 

The next time you call to make an appointment, stand in line for the cashier, call to check on the status of an order, or any dealings with someone that is performing a service for you... before you hang up, before you grab your lunch through the drive-thru window, before you turn and walk away.... Take a few seconds and tell them something nice. Something like, "Thank you for helping me get my appointment scheduled. You've been very nice to work with, and I appreciate that. I hope you have a great day."  It sounds so easy to do, right? It could be exactly what they needed to hear to keep them from going off the deep end. Or to keep them from hating their job that day. Or to refocus them on the people and not the job. You never know what someone is dealing with at home. You never know how much pain someone may be in and hiding it from the world. Build them up a little. Tell them thank you. They did a good job. You appreciate their help. If you want to share your story doing this over the next week, we'd love to read it in the comments.

For those of you who enjoy Bible Journaling, link up your pages at the top of my blog under the Bible Journaling tab. We'd love to see your work. I've included my latest Bible Journaling at the beginning of this post. Since I'm no artist (though wouldn't that be nice?), I used stickers and pattern paper for this page. It's not really about the art anyway. It's about spending time with God and meditating on His Word.

Have a great week, everyone. Thank you for being here. I appreciate your comments on my Inspiration Wednesday posts. It's always good to know someone is reading this, and I'm not just talking to myself. LOL  I hope you all have a fabulous day. I pray the burdens on your heart are lifted. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 33 Scrapbook Layout

Before I show you my scrapbook layout for this challenge, please know that this is a Courtney Lane design. She is amazing! She includes the Cricut Explore files in her blog posts too. I used her file to create my own and added some of our family photos.


And now with our family photos on it!

Close To My Heart, Cricut ARTISTRY bundle (with physical cartridge)
Collection includes the following:
1–cartridge (700 images; shapes, layers, banners, borders, backgrounds, and font)3–My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets1–Enchantment cardstock combo pack

Close To My Heart, Cricut ARTISTRY bundle (digital cartridge)
Contains the same shapes, stamp sets, and cardstock as the cartridge collection. The only difference is the 700 images are accessed using an online code rather than a physical cartridge.*
*Only available for use with Cricut Explore™ and Cricut Explore Air™

When you purchase a CTMH Cricut bundle, you have the choice to receive the physical cartridge and handbook OR you can choose the digital cartridge for a little less. Either one you choose, you still get the bundle items with it.
Link up your project at Sunny Day Crafting

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Merry Christmas Ch# 17 Sparkle

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Ch# 17 Sparkle

Penny Black, Holiday Trimmings 6x6 paper pad

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Sending You Monster Hugs

This year I'm trying to create some customize filler cards for my scrapbook. Scrapbooking is my first love, so my goal in 2017 is to gear more of my blog projects toward that.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party Ch# 156 All Tags

Image adhered with foam tape

Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge

Hi, everyone! It's time for the next Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge.
Die cuts from Miss Kate Cuttables
Girl Fox
Boy Fox
Another Day in Paradise title

Grass border metal die from My Creative Time
Gems - Walmart

Be sure to stop by Cardz TV to see all the wonderful design team projects and to enter your project for a chance to win one of Mary's Cardz TV stamp sets. The winner will be chosen by, and it may pick you! Many of you have asked, and no, you do not have to use Cardz TV Stamps to enter. We do ask that your entries be new projects, and you may enter up to 3 times. We are excited to see what you'll create!