Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scrap Bachelor Week 1

So week 1 of Scrap Bachelor is upon us. The challenge was to scrap one of your families pastimes. I have never had a green thumb. But my DH is a jack of all trades. He is diligent in the upkeep of our yard and is trying to teach me. This past mothers day he bought some more plants for landscaping and that is what we did. We haven't gotten Emma into the planting much but she does enjoy to play outdoors. For this page I used Stuck! Sketches January 1st sketch.

If you wanted to be in the running for a prize Sunday you could do a second page of something you enjoyed to do as a child. I loved looking through my old pictures and reminiscing. I used a Sketchy Thursday Sketch Jan 21st for this particular sketch. The photos are of me while in elementary school where I played softball. I actually played softball all up through high school. I did not play in high school itself but rather for a county league at that point. I titled this page softball star however it is a joke. I loved to play but was not spectacular by any means. But as you can see on my journaling I had fun and that is what mattered most. Thanks for looking!

Someone asked awhile back for ideas on how to store their Stickles. I have heard you store them upside down but I do not and have never had any problems with them. I purchased this tiered stand from a Home & Garden party if I remember correctly. but it holds my Stickles, Shimmerz, Glimmer Mist, Maya Mist, Primas, etc. I love it!

Now as far as scripture goes I have had this to post for awhile but have had a rotten past week that will deserve another post at another time. Let's just say my word of 2010 "reflect" has come in handy. Let me suffice to say that the Lord brought this scripture to me at a time like this. He knows his plans for me. And thank goodness I can take comfort in that. It is his will not my own. Here is my SEEKING SCRIPTURE part 2:

"My daughter, you are my workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. I've already prepared you in advance for everything I've planned especially for you to do." Ephesians 2:10

I feel so blessed that I have a father who loves me unconditionally. What an honor that he is using me as part of his master plan. And despite the ugly things that are going on in todays society he makes good from it. I don't have to see it to believe it. That my dear is FAITH!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Plan now

Life Preservers has lots of fun stuff coming up. Hopefully you have signed up for the Scrap Bachelor contest. Von has the most wonderful contests on the site and is most generous. Also February 5th through the 7th join us for the Latte Love Crop. You can guarantee it will be one "hearty" crop!

I can't believe I have not posted this yet. My word for 2010.... "reflect". I included definitions for the word in case I needed a reminder. This is using November Life Preservers Main Kit.. SEI Moravia.

One of (if not the) oldest Life Preserver kit I own. I used it on the last card I posted on here. I have gotten great use out of this. It was done for the New Years Eve crop color challenge and a challenge amongst my cousin, friend, and I at our little crop together.

Sorry for the shadows on the photo. I do hope to scrapbook some tomorrow. From Here to Scrapternity is having their monthly crop this weekend. Maybe I can participate for a challenge or two.
Also I have not forgotten the Seeking Scripture. I have been studying the scripture I just need to make a more conscious effort to share it on my blog. Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Card Challenge

My interpretation of the Sketchy Thursday challenge. Thanks for looking. Using a Life Preservers older kit.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Seeking Scripture Week # 1

So that is what I have decided to name my challenge I have given myself and will share with you if you so choose. I will post a verse here each week probably on Wednesdays. I plan to commit this word to my heart.
The first bible study I am doing this year is Breaking Free by Beth Moore. I am doing it by myself. I am not doing this to be introspective but rather extrospective. I want to get to know my father more. My relationship with him is to grow. He is always there for me. I need to not pray for things I know to be true but pray bigger things so he can do bigger things through me.

So without further ado here is my verse for week # 1:

John 14:21 (New International Version)

21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."

This seems appropriate for the New Year doesn't it? I hope you can join me!