Friday, June 20, 2008
I made the letters out of chipboard and decorated them with patterned paper, stickers, and ribbons. Here is the final product:
I am even thinking of including these as part of the services Younique Reflections will provide. It will be a beautiful inexpensive alternative to the very expensive letters I see out there. What do you guys think? If you guys want to see a closer look of any of these letters, please e-mail me and I will gladly send you a picture of them :) Be blessed!!!
"This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life." (1 John 2:25)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
For Father's Day I decided to alter my very first item: a formula can. :) I thought it would be a good container for the mini-album I made for my husband. I liked the idea of being able to treasure the container that we used to feed the baby as we celebrated the greatness of my husband's first Father's Day as a father. I found a list of things that could be added to the can in order to make it a genuine survival kit at the link labeled Inexpensive and Cute Ideas under the Scrappy Resources of this blog. It goes as follows:
Father’s Day Survival Kit
· Rubberband: Be flexible; things might not always go the way you want.
· Band-Aid: To heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
· Eraser: To erase the mistakes you will make along the way.
· Hershey's Kisses: for when you've given all of yours away and you need some back.
· Toothpick: Pick your battles; not every battle is worth fighting.Mini-Album: To remind you of all the special moments we have shared
My husband thought it was a great gift and I had a blast making it. :) I also had the opportunity of teaching a class on this project on June 14, 2008 at A Womb's View. All the ladies were able to walk out with a beautiful gift to give to the father's in their life, along with the knowledge of creating something easy and fun that they can apply to any other project. I am excited to say that the class was just the first of many that will be starting next month. I will keep you all updated as to what we do together and I will be posting the pictures of this first class soon. Maybe you can all join me for the next one.
"If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the LORD, who is my refuge- then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent." (Psalm 91: 9-10)
It was my turn at the beginning of June to come up with a challenge for EBB. After thinking hard about the experiences and the things that I have recently gone through, and considering the things that truly would be a challenge to me, this is what I came up with:
Since Noelani was born on 5/7/08 at 3:07 I decided to use these numbers to establish the parameters for the challenge. You are only to use the following materials while creating a layout. It can be a single or a double layout, but you must adhere to the limits.
5- pieces of scrap paper
8- letters in your title (I am flexible with this one)
7- of anything else you want to add
For those of you that are overwhelmed with what I ask for, I have a different challenge. Come up with a sketch that would accommodate these elements and post it here so that you can help inspire those that are going to try the challenge. (Like me lol)
I did not think I could do this, since every LO that I ever create has to have ribbon and buttons, but I was able to accomplish it. It was a challenge indeed, but here is the outcome:
5 -pieces of scrap (It looks like more because I grabbed one of the pieces and cut it.. )LOL
7 -rub-ons (K&Co)
8 -letters in the title
(The orange part is missing the journaling, which I am working on. I wanted you all to see the page though, so that you hopefully could be inspired)
I can't believe I was able to pull it off... I can't wait to see what the rest of you are creating!
So far, only one other person took this challenge. Her screenname at EBB is born2scrap and here is her creation:
I will be posting any other pictures of those that have taken the challenge. It truly was a lot of fun to challenge myself beyond what I am used to doing. Maybe this is something that I can continue to do on a monthly basis. Who knows? :)
"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." (Psalm 91:4)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Star Spangled Cuties By Anita Mulcahey
Red (Bazzill), Stars Paper (Karen Foster), Whisper White Paper, Real Red (Stampin’ Up)
Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)
Chipboard Star Button (Cosmo Cricket)
Mono Adhesive (Tombow)
Modge Podge (Plaid)
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin’ Up)
Round Vellum Tag (Stampin’ Up)
Assorted ribbons and fibers
Bold Brights buttons (Stampin’ Up)
White Gel pen (Signo)
Star Plastic Charm from stash
Techniques: faux stitching, I also free hand cut out the star
"The Lord is righteous in everything he does;he is filled with kindness. " (Psalm 145:17)
I will be creating a LO using this technique and I will be posting it. Enjoy!
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. (Psalm 136:2)
Friday, June 6, 2008
For those of you that know me, you have been able to share in the joy of the precious gift the Lord has sent my way. Noelani Isabelle was born on May 7, 2008 at 3:07 PM. She weighed 4.3 pounds and measured 18 inches long. She is truly a joy and a priceless gift. I did not think that one can truly love someone as much as Freddy and I love her in such a small amount of time. God constantly uses her to remind me of the way He loves us... just because. There is nothing Noelani has done to earn my love, and it humbles me to finally understand a bit better the way God loves me. :o) I cannot believe that she will turn one month tomorrow already!
With this said, I am excited that my schedule is going back to normal and I have been able to begin to get back on track with my scrapping. I will be posting the tutorials once again and I believe there will be weekly challenges as well. I am truly excited about being able to see, once again, what you guys can come up with. Therefore, please stay in touch with me as you decide to take upon yourself the challenges and the tutorials being placed here.
Love in Christ,
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. (Psalm 107:1)