Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Perpetual Calendar and Card Organizer

 I love making these card organizers. They are simple and always turn out beautiful. It's so fun to use lots of paper too! Who doesn't have a ton of patterned paper sitting in drawers and on shelves. Making these make me feeling like I'm using some of my stash in such a good way!
 I often use the paper that I've picked up from my local craft store at bargain prices. So much fun! I also bought the spiral bindings and chipboard from a manufacturer at bulk prices so I have everything on hand and can just go to town!
Here's what they look like with cards in store. You can track all your birthdays and anniversaries. Then I include two pockets in the back for misc cards; baby, sympathy, graduation, etc. It's always so nice to have extra cards on hand to be able to pop in the mail at a moments notice.

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Prayer Journal with TE stamp

 I made this journal last night and used my Taylored Expressions stamp for the first time! Man, it works awesome for embossing!

This paper is My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow. So beautiful. The flowers and borders were from their accessory sheet, so they are punch outs ~ so easy to use.

Super excited how beautiful this turned out. If' I had more paper I'd probably make another one just for the fun of it. ;)

I wanted to share another awesome tool that our family has recently discovered. This little book, Big Truths for Little Kids, takes kids thru the Catechism. We have done this together as a family for the last two nights and already it's so fun and amazing what the kiddo's know and listening to their answers and praying together. I love it, so I just wanted to put this little blurb out there for ya! ;) I'd definitely recommend it!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Kit Creations

 I made all of the following creations with my TE Key Ingredients April kit. I simply love these kits that come in the mail. ;)

 Fun textures on this beauty, made with an embossing folder and my Big Shot.

 I know I've shared this journal before, but I'm just so please with how it turned out. And I think it's gonna be on it's way to a good friend shortly. ;)

This one was pretty much CASED from someone on either the Taylored Expressions gallery or SCS, sorry I can't remember exactly and didn't save the link. Oops. The gorgeous metal brad is from CTMH and so is the washi tape. Have you tried Washi Tape yet? I am becoming a real fan!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Keeping Busy

 Here is another journal I made while at Jonah's Crafting Getaway! My happy place. I miss it already. ;) This journal was again designed with my Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients kit. I am so loving this paper! I had to buy extra! The scripture stamp is from Verve Stamps. And the beautiful flourish in the corners is from TE's In The Word set. Love it!

 I haven't been focusing on cards much lately. But my new TE Key Ingredients kits are inspiring me! This one was made with Aprils kit.

 And this card was totally cased and made with May's kit. So cheerful and lovely!

This journal is made from SU paper and another beautiful Verve scripture stamp. And you cannot be weary when looking at it. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! God bless you!

Friday, May 10, 2013

More Journals

 I have recently subscribed to the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kits (again!). And I am so inspired by Aprils kit. Such lovely papers and embellishments.

 The patterned papers, ribbon and rhinestones were in this kit. I added the stamp from Verve. They offer awesome scripture stamps! The doily, flourish and label dies are also from Taylored Expressions. I am such a fan! ;)

This journal I made with some discontinued SU flocked paper. Just gorgeous. I love this stamp from CTMH. And their Silver Embossing Powder is superior to anything else out there! It's like liquid surprise. Just love it.

Again, I had so much fun and Jonah last weekend. And I am so please with all my new journals. Thanks for looking today!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Crafting Getaway

 Whew! What a weekend! I had so much fun hanging out with 3 of my cousins plus ALL the other wonderful women at the Jonah Ministries Crafting Getaway this last weekend. I truly do live for these retreats!

 I made 10 (!) Prayer Journals and 10 (!) Card Organizers! Yep. I do feel like I accomplished something. ;)

 Look at these gorgeous embellishments from CTMH. They are perfect on this journal. And the paper is from a discontinued pack from SU. So rich, right!?

 This one is made with flocked paper also from SU (discontinued) and this stamp is from CTMH and wowzers have I already gotten my money's worth with this little baby! It is the perfect stamp for embossing!

I'll be keeping you posted with more goodies that I made this weekend. Bless you today!