Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Scrappy Friends Challenges

One of the things I've decided to do this year is get back to scrapbooking just for the fun of it.  No special album or event I'm trying to get finished, just picking a photo(s) I like and scrapping it "just because".  I haven't participated in any challenges in quite awhile, but when I saw the January Scrappy Friends Challenges,  I thought why not give it a shot. I combined 2 of the 3 challenges ... Rochelle's This or That Challenge and Kelly's January Mood Board Challenge.

Rochelle's This or That Challenge was to use either twine or ribbon on your layout.  I choose to use twine, which I added to the bottom of my page.  For Kelly's Mood Board Challenge, I was inspired by the snow pictures and the color scheme of the wedding photo on her mood board.

I also found a Sequins or Glitter challenge this week on the  Use Your Stuff  Challenge Blog .  I think sequins added the perfect finishing touch to my page.

Here's my completed layout.  The photo is of my dad and me on Christmas morning 2015.  It's hard to believe that he celebrated his 87th birthday 3 weeks ago.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, January 18, 2016


Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a US federal holiday that celebrates the birthday and legacy of the civil rights icon.  As you enjoy this day of reflection,  I just wanted to share a repost of a layout I did several years ago.  The sketch was done by my son on MLK Day, 2011.

Selah...pause, ponder, reflect.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy Throwback Thursday

It's Thursday again, time for another throwback layout.  This one is a real throwback...almost 70 years.  The layout is a current one, but the photo was taken in 1946.  Almost 70 years ago, my Dad's family started having family reunions.  They had them annually for quite awhile, then they switched to every other year.  At every reunion, the family takes a group photo.  I have been blessed to be able to attend every reunion but 1 since I was born.

Today's layout features the family photo from the first reunion in 1946.  If you look closely at the photo (click on the photo to zoom in) you'll see my dad (age 17) in the last row.  He's on the right in the group of  three.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday

It's Throwback Thursday on Facebook so I thought why not do throwbacks here on my blog as well.  So on random Thursday's I will post a throwback layout.  It may be a layout I did years ago, a more recent layout using older photos, or a current layout using old supplies from my stash.

Since we're still in the first week of the new year, today's throwback is a New Year's Day layout that I did back in 2008.  Who would have thought that I could use the same journaling block (minus the breakfast part) on my 2016 New Year's Day layout. How's that for a tradition LOL.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be blessed!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

1st layout of 2016

It's only 2 days into the new year and I've already done my New Year's Day layout.  I didn't do nearly as much scrapbooking as I would have liked in 2015 so hopefully I can keep up the momentum going forward.

It's our family tradition to take photos on New Year's Day.  Since I store my layouts in albums by the year, these photos become the cover page for each year's album.  We brought in 2016 at the New Year's Eve Watch Night Service at our church.  The photos were taken after we returned home around 12:30 AM.

I used paper and stickers from the Teresa Collins "Hello My Name Is" Collection. The twenty 16 was die cut using a Technique Tuesday die. Enamel dots and hearts and a SandyLion sticker accent the page.

Thanks for stopping by.  Looking forward to sharing more with you in 2016.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year to you all!!  

"Speak over your year. Declare God's promises. Expect His favor.
 Prepare to receive blessings. Anticipate awesome things!"

I'll be back to blogging in 2016.  Stay tuned....

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Glory Art Scripture Challenge #2

Today I'm sharing more art for Patter Cross' Glory Art Scripture Challenge.  Challenge #2 is "Representative".  In Patter's study, she poses the questions, "What kind of representative are you for the Lord?  Does your life honor Him?  Do you represent Him well?"  You can read Patter's entire study here.

We don't have to walk around toting a bible and quoting scripture to represent the Lord.  We represent the Lord by living a life that is pleasing to Him.  By studying His word so we will know how to walk in righteousness.  By asking for His forgiveness when we mess up and being thankful for His grace and mercy when He gives us opportunity after opportunity to get it right and to grow in Him. As I was meditating on this, one of my favorite passages of scripture came to mind...

You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.
                                                                                                         Matthew 5:15-16 NIV

I decided to create a 4x6 scripture card using these verses.   I started with a plain manila card and used Dylusions sprays to create my colored background.  I added some sun rays with Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz stencil.  I created a border with a couple of stamps and a Signo pen, distressed the card edges, and spritzed the whole thing with gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  After adding some Stickles to the light bulbs on the border, I added my embellishments.  Here's my finished project...

I have to give a shout out to my blogging friend Shelley Chavis who is a very talented mixed media artist and scrapbooker.  Being a mixed media newbie, I've learned a lot from the wonderful artwork and tutorials she posts on her blog, Shelley R Chavis, Living the Creative Life!

So, who do you represent???  If it's the Most High God, let your light shine!!!!

I'm linking this post to Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 168.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings!