How blessed my Monday morning has been reading these words of my heavenly father, reminding me to pray continuously, to be thankful in all things, to learn the lesson in times when things don't seem to be going right, and to give thanks in all circumstances.
Today is a 'work' day on my desk, not a crafting day unfortunately. I am very blessed to market my destashing efforts
along with the remaining inventory from my Scrapbooking
store of ten plus years.
I'd love for you to stop by my online store sometime - message me for the details.
While I had my local business, I never thought about online selling and looking back wonder if it was as popular then as it is now? This outlet for the last three plus years after my early retirement has really helped me downsize and opened the doors to
so many new beautiful virtual friends.
First let me show you my accomplishment this week. The closet here in my craft room was full of my photography props (my other job)....so everything was removed, repacked, and the right side made into a storage area for all the shipping supplies.
Today's desk space is my wrapping table... for package, after package, after package...
Ensuring that each label is stamped with a scripture,
spreading God's word every chance I'm given.
And not only am I sending a lot out today ~
I was very pleased to get some Happy Mail myself this week!
One of my favorite Christmas gifts each year from my brother and sister-in-law is a Lane Calendar. After enjoying it in my kitchen all year, I carefully cut it apart for future cards and embellishments.
I usually make them with scripture, and keep them generic enough that I can use them throughout the year as needs arise.
I hope to share many of these with you throughout the year.
This week I'm preparing a new card for my church's Secret Sister Reveal party. While I have no clue who my secret sister is, I'm willing to bet my partner knows 'me' because of my handmade cards that she has received over the past year.
For my design I wanted to incorporate Luke 11:33.
Starting with my digital design and adding the cover words...
I used a Tim Holtz stencil, Stampin Up Creamy Caramel and CTMH Sunflower to add the sunshine rays.
I had seen a posting on Christian Card Makers by my friend Angela, using the off set card base design.... just the inspiration I needed to pull it all together!
My 2015 Secret Sister shines brightly with her love of our Lord. What a blessing it has been to have kept her in my heart all year.
Being an avid crafter tends to take you down the trail of not throwing things away. There is always a re-purpose idea just waiting to be created. Thus was the case when I decided to make my own Distressing Blocks.
Here's what you'll need to create your set:
Wooden blocks (about 1 1/2" to 2" square)
Double sided foam tape
Velcro (you only use the loop side, other side is not needed)
Decide how many stamp pads that you want to have blocks designated for. I went with the ones I tend to use the most. That would be the number of wooden blocks you want to start with. They should be about 1 1/2 to 2" square.
Start by adding the double sided foam tape to each block. To ensure a good hold, then add E6000 (or other strong glue) to the top of the foam tape and add Velcro on top (loop side up). Hold each one together to allow the glue to dry before moving to the next one.
Next cut strips of the white felt the same width as the velcro and then to the same length as the wooden blocks.
Using felt instead of the purchased pads is a great tip that I got from Jennifer Evers of Koala T Crafts and Youtube