Easter Challenge

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Blogs I love to visit

VintageImageCraft.com for Victorian vintage images and ephemera.

Really neat Easter/Spring challenge at Vintage Image Craft.

Check it out for really great prizes. Submission deadline is April 4th.

VALENTINE SWAP

Posted: March 6, 2012 in Artistic Creations, Photographs

Recently I was part of a Valentine swap with a great group of ladies.

The valentine I made was pretty unique:

I started with a plain cardboard mini folding screen that I found at the local craft store.

I covered each panel with scrapbook paper

Copies of old photos and other cutouts, were “showcased” on each panel

Each panel was framed with a really soft, sassy, white yarn.

Other trim and embellishments such as buttons and lace completed the design.

For durability I added a few coats of clear craft varnish.

Did you make anything special for

Valentines Day?

Linking to: http://www.thegirlcreative.com/

BLING THAT MINI

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Artistic Creations

Mini frames that I embellished.

I dressed this little mini with vintage beads and a vintage earring at the top center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggestions to consider when embellishing frames:

* Use an appropriate glue to attach your beads and other items. (I use Weld Bond glue which is found at craft stores and is non flammable, no real odors and bonds most craft items together.)

* Dab a little glue on the backs of self stick items (rhinestones, etc) to help ensure lasting adhesion.

* Clip off the backs of earrings, etc. so that they lay flatter.

* Put fun pictures in your mini frames and enjoy or give them as gifts (if you can part with them)

Linking to: http://wearethatfamily.com/

0ILLUMINATION INITIATIVE

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Bible, Photographs
This week’s memory verses are so powerful.

"For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory." -Isaiah 66:18

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." -Acts 1:8

What are your thoughts here?

ALL WRAPPED UP

Posted: February 23, 2012 in Artistic Creations
2011 JENNYS BDAY GIFT, Wrapped with pretty napkins from Tues Morning

I gave my sister a redone, old, vintage overnight case for her birthday. Being somewhat awkward to wrap I found some really nice, decorative napkins to wrap the gift in. I then added some fun ribbons and a glittery pink Christmas pick. I love how it turned out. What unique ideas have you come up with in your gift wrapping?

2011 ORNAMENTS FOR JENNYS BIRTHDAY, In suitcase I redid last year

A peek into the redone overnight case shows the two chunky Christmas tree ornaments I made for her out of cardboard shapes I found at the local craft shop. I simply glued on images and decorative tissue paper, added a clear craft varnish to protect and added lace ribbon to hang them on the tree with. I added all sorts of little fun stuff that I wrapped individually with the black and white napkins.

LINKING TO: http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2012/02/frugal-friday_23.html

MY DAILY WALK

Posted: February 23, 2012 in Photographs

Linking to The Creative Exchange at http://www.the-creative-exchange.com/

WHAT IF THERE IS MORE?

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Nice Words

This bumper sticker brings to mind a song of

Nicole Nordmans “What If?”

"What if your right he was just another nice guy what if your right what if its true they say the cross would only make a fool of you what if its true what if he takes the place in history with all the prophets and the kings who taught us love and came in peace but then the story ends what then but what if your wrong what if there's more what if there's hope you've never dreamed of hoping for what if you've just just closed your eyes what if the arms that catch you catch you by surprised what if hes more than you know what if your loved what if you dig way down deeper than your simple minded friends what if you dig what if you find a thousand more unanswered questions down inside what if you find thats all you find what if you pick apart the logic and begin to poke the holes what if the crown of thorns is no more than folklore that must be told and retold but what if your wrong what if there's more what if there's hope you've never dreamed of hoping for what if you just just close your eyes what if the arms that catch you catch you by surprise what if he's more than you know what if your loved you've been running as fast as you can you've been looking for a place you can live for so long but what if your loved what if you just just close your eyes what if the arms that catch you catch you by surprise what if he's more than you know what if your loved what if your loved"

A very captivating song, so beautiful and so true.

I only wish the whole world would hear this song

and just open their minds, their hearts to Jesus.

But then the world would be a better place.., wouldn’t it?