Tuesday, January 24, 2023

T for Free Pie

 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart:

try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24

Good afternoon!  It really is Tuesday, and we already went for our 20% off and free pie at Livingstons.  So, here is my photo for my ticket to T Stands for Tuesday, which is held over at Altered Book Lover and hosted by Bleubeard & Elizabeth.  Come join us for TSFT!


Also, here is another mural for Elizabeth.  We sat further back in the diner, and here is one I had never seen.  I didn't go up and touch it, but, I think the frame is painted on the wall.  My husband thought it was a rug.  I was going to find out before we left but forgot.  I took it from a distance and then cropped it, and it is blurry.  Sorry.



I started with two junk mail envelopes, opening them up, gluing them together.  I cut off the top and bottom flaps.


I put them together so they were a full page, then covered the front with a napkin, which might or might not be from our TSFT napkin swap because I did at least one other swap and I put them all together. 


When you open it, then the envelopes made a natural double tuck when glued down the middle.  I decorated by stamping with B Line Designs stamps. (Hemisphere cube)  I decorated the other with a used softener sheet and postage stamps.  That is a pocket, and you will be able to see through the window what you put in the pocket.




I glued the back side into a double tuck, also. This ensemble will be sewn into a journal and tags and journaling cards made to insert in the tucks and pockets.  I will try to remember to show you when it is sewn into a journal and decorated and filled with items.


Thank you all for stopping by, and Happy Tuesday!  


Monday, January 16, 2023

T Stands for Technique

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24



I thought I would share a technique I used today.  Our technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to watch a tutorial on 5 techniques to use up scraps.  I chose the one to cut up hexagons out of several of your scraps.  Even if your scrap was too little for the whole hexagon, you could use it around the edges.  I was happy with the scraps I found and how well they went together.   I even die cut the Happy Birthday three times and stacked it on here.  That was another technique, to die cut something more than twice and put on the card.  I need to get this in the mail tomorrow, because it is going overseas and is for a late January birthday.  Last time I mailed to this country it got there quicker than my Christmas card to Elizabeth one year; it took three weeks to across town!


I also posted VSBN (Virtual Scrapbook Night) Challenges on Splitcoaststampers this month.  They won't be for just one night though, they will be for all of January.  The challenges are all about the new as in the New Year.  One of the challenges was to scrap something about something new.  I chose to scrap about my new craft items from the swap.  As I showed you the gift last week, I thought you might like to see the scrap layout about the gift.

You might notice that I used the paper that was the wrapping on one of the gifts.  She had wrapped it in 12x12 scrapbook paper.  I used two tags on here that were in a package of tags 75% off at Hobby Lobby before Christmas.  I didn't need tags but for 2.53, they make great embellishments for Christmas themed layouts, and cards or junk journals. There were 60, with 4 of each of 15 designs.


My ticket is on my scrap layout!  Yes, it is time for TSFT party over at Altered Book Lover with Bleubeard & Elizabeth.  I hope you will check it out.  We really have fun every week visiting each other over a beverage. 

I hope you have a great week!  It is starting nice here, as I got in an hour's walk this afternoon.  It is windy, but nice, and sunny. Happy T Day!

 Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time.

Monday, January 9, 2023

T Stands for Christmas in January

 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Ps. 51:10 KJV 


Yes, it is Christmas again today!  In today's mail I received a gift from my holiday gift swap on Splitcoaststampers.  So many goodies!  Here are some photos of my gift plus my ticket to TSFT!  I will be linking to the tea party over at Altered Book Lover, joining our hostess Elizabeth and the rest of the T gang.

Before I opened anything.  It all came out of a gold padded envelope mailer, which I will soon make a cover out of for a junk journal!  Two packages to open and little plastic envelopes with goodies, and handmade accordion holders for the tea and chocolate.




I really hated messing up the bows on the little gift holders, but wanted to get to the chocolate & Tea!



The gold envelopes, and one of the gifts before unwrapping.



Here is everything, including stamps, dies, papers.  The generous giver knows I like teals and blues.  Look at that beautiful paper and vellums.




She covered a book and put pockets in it and filled them.  And a peek at the gems she sent.


I hope you enjoyed a look at my Christmas in January gift.  I can't wait to craft with all the goodies.  I already ate the chocolate with help of my husband.  Thank you, Kim!  You are so generous and kind.  You have made my day! 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great T Day and a wonderful week!


Saturday, December 31, 2022

T Stands for Reflections from 2022

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Ps. 51:10 KJV 

I am posting this early for TSFT because I wanted to reach 50 posts for 2022!    I tried reading 50 books for 2022, but only read 45, none in December.  I also had a goal of 60 pages scrapped in 2022, but I only finished 53.   I am also, reflecting on a positive in 2022 and that is how I was blessed when  the Lord stirred my spirit to be serving him more and I was burdened to begin a Bible study that the older women in our church, like myself, would be able to attend in the daytime.  Some of us at this age are not comfortable driving at night.  God helped me to do this, and now I am looking forward to starting up again in the Spring.  Again, we are not comfortable driving in or getting out in bad weather. I was really blessed by the great response and encouragement of the ladies.  

 I journaled a weekly page for the end of the year:  We had a wonderful week with our family, and I just thought I would try to journal it.  I am still new at art journaling.  At least when I get around to scrapping the photos, I can look back and see what we did. :)



I plan to link with Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for TSFT, so here is my drink reference, a photo at one of our Christmas events at church.


I wish you all a Happy New Year!  Thank you for stopping by and reading my reflections.  See you next time.




Monday, December 26, 2022

T Stands for Too Cold!

 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men. Luke 2:9-14




 22 degrees, feels like 8!   The sun is shining but still cold!  Our family couldn't come in time for Christmas because of the weather, so are coming today.  Still not fun traveling in this coldness.

I thought I would show some photos of some of the decorations of the season.

Someone decorated the bridge on my trail.


People are so nice to decorate the trail; gives us something to look at as we walk.







Our decorated tables at Bible study brunch.







Last week, I told you about Carols of Carols & Cookies; this week I show you a photo of half the table of cookies.  There was another half.  




And here is a photo of our nativity scene in front of the podium.  Sorry it is blurry, tried to make it closer. 


Here are some pages of the junk journal I showed you last week.

This is last page showing pocket and on the left is a flipflop. It flips open and has journaling pages inside it.



Below is the front inside of cover with double pocket, on the right is one of the clusters.


Below are clusters I made and then put in the journal.



This turquoise envelope is a full-page pocket in this part of the journal.



And, in this part of the journal it is a double tuck. It is sewn in like a page.



I just thought I would show some of the pages as some were interested in seeing them.  There are at least 60 pages so can't show them all.  We will have our Christmas this week, so still like Christmas here. I hope you all have a wonderful week.  I am linking to TSFT over at Atlered Book Lover, joining Bleubeard & Elizabeth.  It is our tea party we have every week. If you post a blog and make a drink reference, you can join in also!  Can you see my drink reference?  Happy T Day to the T gang!  Thank you so much for stopping by; be glad you could do it virtually, because it is even colder since I started typing this post! Stay warm!



Tuesday, December 20, 2022

T Stands for 'Tis the Season

 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men. Luke 2:9-14

'Tis the season!  And it is busy!  I am sorry I haven't been around, but here is what I have been making this month.







I really enjoyed this challenge from Dearjuliejulie.  Here is the challenge:   
LARGE COVER binder ring junk journal! 12 days to build a journal Day 1 - YouTube

To start the season, I went to a class and put together a wreath. Besides, the crafting I have been attending a lot of seasonal events, and decorating, and making Christmas cards, 62 so far, and mailing them and packages, etc.  I also attended a beautiful Cookies and Carols service at our church Sunday night.  A gentleman at our church gives us the history of the carols and we sing them in sets of three.  Besides accompaniment by a piano player, regular organist, keyboardist, one young man played an antique organ. One lady played the saxophone for a couple of the songs.  Then a lady sang "O Holy Night", and we ended singing "Silent Night" by candlelight.

Here is a photo of me with the wreath I decorated:

We will be celebrating more Christmas after Christmas as the weather forecast is for really cold wind chill and maybe snow, so bad for driving.  Our family will come after Christmas.  I wish you all a warm Christmas.

You can check out the other participants if you click on the link.  You could even join us if you post something related to a drink of some sort.
Can you spot mine?  Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate you.

Monday, November 21, 2022

T Stands for Junk Journaling & Catch Up #ntrjjc22

1 "O come, let us sing unto the LORD:
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth:
the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it:
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down:
let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God;
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand." Psalms 95: 1-7 KJV




 I don't know how the weeks fly by, but they do.  And now it has been several weeks since I last posted on October 24th.  I have even had a birthday since I last posted!  Our son came to visit for a week!  I finished Julie Dear Julie November to Remember Junk Journal Challenge, #ntrjjc22 Our challenge was to do at least 60 pages; I did 64.  We were challenged to make at least 60 different elements, among which should be a flip flop, fabric flip, pockets, double tuck, fluffy tassel, paperclips, tattoos, edges, antique ribbon closures.  We were to use something pink, a daisy, #8, bling, something that flies, a garden object, something to do with the sky.  We could use anything from our stash, plus, junk mail, unfinished embellishment base, large file card, index cards, envelopes, ink & dauber, stamping stenciling, die cuts, x-tra cardstock, torn book pages, and yarn!  We also have to use at least 6 pages of her digitals.

I made this journal for my own use.  It has charts for my weekly SplitcoastStampers challenges as well as a place to keep track of birthday and anniversary dates of friends, family, and church family so I can send cards. It is a 6 month journal December thru May.

Here is the cover:



The cover is from adhesive backed Fabric Paper from my stash.  I got 12x12 sheets of this years ago from Tuesday Morning.  I have covered several journals with it.  The adhesive no longer works so had to use glue anyway,  I glued it to the paper for the inside with the lace in between the layers.

Inside cover and page one:


That is a library pocket decorated with a stamped die cut panel, colored with Copics.  A triple tag with gold ring and lace is the insert.  The first page is one of her Colorful Daisy pages, which by the way is a digital set I won as a prize for doing another month's journal challenge.  If we finish our monthly challenge, we win a digital set of usually 30 to 60 files, and a live party on you tube.


Here is the fabric flip using a seed bag.



Under the flip is a book page pocket and insert.



I wanted to show you the hidden journal card made with and index card. I will use the card to write down January cards I need to send.



Don't worry, I will not show all 64 pages! LOL  But here is the center of the signature, I just did one signature.  I folded the doily over the binding threads and glued it down as a tuck.  Again, Julies beautiful colorful Daisy digitals.



Last one I will show you is one of my favorite pages with the half page tuck.  The insert is a card I got for my birthday.  You can also see some of the edges and tabs in the journal on the right.




Below are photos of one of our 6-mile walks while our son was here.




We pretty much had the trail to ourselves!



We had finally gotten some rain, so there was water in the creek!


I want to join in with Bleubeard & Elizabeth this week at Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday.  I hope I can come back after being absent for so long!

Here is a drink I got with a gift card for my birthday.  It was a London Fog with Earl Grey tea.  So good!


Thanks for stopping by.  Happy T Day to the T gang.  For those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving.  Be thankful.  I am thankful for all of you.