Challenge Card Two - Psalm 23:2

Monday, January 31, 2011

Here is my second card I have made for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge #74.

The passage of scripture used as inspiration for this challenge is....Psalm 23! =)  I decided to make one card for each verse in the Psalm, even though the only requirements for the challenge were to use blue (still waters) and green (green pastures) in your project. 

I think this will be a wonderful set when it is done, and I already know who I will give it to!  (But I'm not giving out any names!  Wouldn't want the surprise to be spoiled! )

Card stock, stamp, ink, chalk, glitter, journaling marker, ribbon, 
lace punch, plain and scalloped oval punches - Stampin' Up!
Paper - My Mind's Eye
Brads - from my stash
Journaling - my personal handwriting

Challenge Card One - Psalm 23:1

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I've been doing some hopping around on the web lately following links from scrapping blogs to other scrapping blogs.  I've found some wonderful inspiration and have even come across a few neat challenges.  Of course,  I couldn't tell you how I wound up at these sites I now call 'favorites', but I'm glad I got there!

One of my new favorites is the Scrappin Sisters in Christ blog.  Each week they have a challenge that is based in some way on a Bible verse or passage.  I was going to do a card last week as part of their challenge, but the days got away from me.  When I saw what this week's passage of scripture is, (Psalm 23), I decided I would make time to do this challenge!  I plan to make one card for each verse of the Psalm, which will result in a set of six cards.   And yes, I will enter each card in the challenge!

Here's the card for verse one.

Card stock, stamps, ink and journaling marker - Stampin' Up!
Decorative paper - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - from my stash
Journaling - my personal handwriting

My First Digital Scrapbook page!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Well, at least it's the first one I am posting somewhere!  =))  It is actually the third digital page I've made, and the second one I made today.  I'm posting this one because I like it better than the other one I made today.  And I don't at all like the very first one I made, although I can't bring myself to trash it yet!

I must say, I was so sure I wouldn't like this digital way of scrapping 'cause I really like the physical ripping and punching of paper scrapping.  And....I don't like the flat printed digital page.  Maybe I'll change my mind about that.  Maybe I'll just store them on a disc or something.  What I do know now is, that I totally liked getting two pages done in one day!!  And I love the way they look!  I may find myself trying to reproduce them in hybrid form......and I may not.  We'll see...............

Here's the page! (12 x 12)

Papers and elements from Diary Pages and My Fantastic Little World, both available from Sunshine Artz (
 Font: Pea So Lovely available from

Not a very good start! =(

Friday, January 21, 2011

I had great plans for the start of this year.  I haven't made it very far.

The fact that most of the household came down with a cold the first week of the year was the first bump in the road and my project plans were put on hold.  It takes a little while to catch up, so project plans stayed on hold!

I did manage to ply 4 oz of some wool I had spun as singles a l-o-n-g time ago.  (This is the 'Hershey' in my Spinning WIPs list to the right.)  It is the second skein of three that I will use to make a shawl for myself.  I eyed this wool roving for a long time before I bought it.  Then it sat for another long time before I found the perfect pattern for using it.  I started spinning with that pattern in mind, but it has been another long time finishing the spinning.  ={   I guess 'life' gets in the way more than my 'plans' say it should! lol  I've also been knitting a hat that someone commissioned from me.  Have to get that done and delivered next week.

On the paper crafting side of things, I joined a scrapping challenge-sort of!!  At the end of last year I found Faith Sisters digi scrapping site.  I noticed they had a challenge for scrapping the journey of your life.  Because mine had been full of trials for the last few years, I decided I was going to start 2011 with a new perspective and scrap the blessings God showered on me, focusing on the scriptures He put in my heart and mind along the way.  Then when I read about their new challenge for this year, the Providence 365 challenge, I decided to merge the two!  I have been working on the first layout using hybrid scrapping.  I just don't get as much time to work on it as I'd like.  I know I need to 'schedule' that time, like I do a lot of other things.  I'm getting there, just not helped by some 'unexpecteds'!! =(  I'm going to focus on that layout this weekend and plan to post a pic next week.

I needed a little pick-me-up today so I changed my blog background!  This new one is Whisper (3 column) from Shabby Blogs.  You might want to check out Megan's blog, too!

A New Year ~ A New Approach

Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm taking a new approach to the way I do things.  Mainly,  I'm entering the tecno age and planning to blog my way through my year.  At least as far as my crafts and things go! =))  I have a plan that I hope will help me get a lot more done this year than I have in the past.  My idea is, if I 'showcase' my accomplishments here, 1) I'll have a reason to get them done ~ So I can show them off!!  and 2) I'll have a record of all I did this year!  And if a little bit of 'me' creeps in now and then ~ Well, I guess we'll all know I'm human!!  =))