|i scrapped this layout for a color challenge over on sistv. i never realized that you can put this widget into your blog and view the layouts! very cool!
with yesterday being the first day of autumn, i chose the fall color swatch for this challenge.
the picture is actually a postcard that i got at our church garage sale.
on this layout, i also tried using my sewing machine to stitch on paper. a long time ago, i owned a mini sewing machine specifically for paper, and it was awful. i hated using it. so, i’ve been nervous about trying my regular machine. but, i think you will see stitching on a lot more of my layouts! it was a lot of fun!
i also tried another fun & easy technique that i saw in a magazine recently. the chipboard arrow was a dingy color of brown, so i wrapped it with bright yellow thread to add more color and texture! too easy!!
all of this was stuff i had on hand. i’ve been trying to use more of my stash….
i hope you are enjoying the first bits of fall.
the women’s Bible study that i attend started today. it was so good to see some faces that i haven’t seen since spring. very excited to study God’s Word with these ladies!
Category: it’s a challenge
|this is a layout that i did for the challenge over on OLW. the word this week is: REAL.
the journaling reads: “sometimes being a REAL stay @ home mom is less about eating bon bons and more about trips to the doctor’s office & smiling though you’re exhausted…this is REAL LIFE!!!”
i’ve been missing in action the last few days because nick’s been really sick.
fever around 103′, breathing treatments around the clock, aches, pains, vomitting, sore throat…..you name it, he has it.
finally did get an apt. at the doctor, (picture above)…the doctor prescribed an antibiotic and said if things don’t improve, he will need chest x-rays on monday to make sure it’s not pneumonia. finally his fever broke last night….thank you God….he’s showing some improvement….so i grabbed a few minutes for myself and scrapped this.
you can also see it here.
…off to spinning class!….
|i’ve been thinking a lot about something that ali edwards mentioned in her blog.
choosing a word for 2009.
a word that sums up what you want for yourself this coming year.
i thought this would be easy. i thought a word would just jump out at me.
but it didn’t. i’ve been thinking about it…looking up words…scriptures etc….
i finally narrowed it down to two.
refocus & renew.
2008 was a year that i really focused on getting healthy. losing weight. exercising. making healthy eating choices.
but one thing that always got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list, was my quiet time wtih God.
in 2009, i would like to refocus my energy and renewing my relationship with Christ.
daily making the choice to create time to spend alone with him.
of course these words can also be applied to other areas of my life also, but i really want my main focus to be on Him. knowing that, when we put our eyes on Christ, everything else should fall into place.
in order to encourage this change, i have found a few challenges that i am going to do.
think about it.
it’s more than just a resolution.
what will be your focul point this year??
|i read about a great crafty challenge for bloggers over on katrina’s blog. sounds like a great way to pass along a little kindness. here’s your chance to ‘pay-it-forward’!!! who wants to play along????here’s how you play.
as far as i can tell, the gift can be any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item.
which means, you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts.
are you up for the challenge???
12:02:43 on Wednesday
I have my 3 comments! Stop by their blogs and play along there! Thanks!!