Monday, November 25, 2019

T Stands For Thanksgiving

Psalm 103
"A Psalm of David.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul:
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."

Psalm 68:19 "Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah"

"Count your blessings, name them one by one. 
 Count your many blessings, see what God hath done"

I love that song, and those verses.  Wonderful to remember for Thanksgiving.  I am late getting started and have a lot to cover today.  I showed you last week, two of my projects for Falliday Fest Challenges at SplitcoastStampers.  Here is the rest of my creations.  Over half of them are Christmas cards, and there is a purse to hold a gift card or tea bag as a gift.  Also, I made an elf gift sack, and Christmas tags.

Because Thanksgiving is so late this year, Christmas shopping is already upon us!  Saturday, I went to a nearby shopping center to walk around their pond, and found already a lot of Christmas shoppers and of course Christmas decorations.  There was even a Christmas elf in Bath & Body works.  And, I did get a little shopping done before my walk.

After shopping, I began my walk, and I saw this sign.  The ducks are on a diet!  Just like the rest of us!

After a nice walk, I took photos of their giant Christmas tree by the fountain and you see, I did have to wear a coat as it was in the 30s, I think.

This morning I went for tea with friends.

No, I did not go to Europe,

Just to Panera.

And of course I forgot to take photos until I was just about to walk out the door.  I refilled my tea as I was leaving.  In fact, I am still nursing my cup of tea as I type this.  And I am lining up for the tea party over at Elizabeth's for TSFT.  If you blog and want to join us, just do a drink related post and link up over there.  We would love to have you.

I thank you for stopping by.  I am so thankful for you dear readers and T gang.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are celebrating it.  I know some of you are in other countries.  But you can still be thankful without the special day. "Count your blessings, name them one by one."

* ****Elizabeth is having computer problems because of a recent power outage, and asks for your patience. She will be around commenting as soon as her computer is up and running again.********

Monday, November 18, 2019

T Stands for Terrific Tuesday!

II Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord."

Today was absolutely gorgeous!  I even walked the two miles to Hobby Lobby with my coupon and purchased some miniatures for a snow globe for a dollar something, walked two miles back and got my 10000 steps!  These days will be few now, so have to enjoy them.

I was really tired when I got back last Monday from my scrap retreat, so missed the party!  I did get a lot done, about 15 layouts, and 3 cards, and worked on another project, too.  Not only did we get lots of crafting done, tips shared, but also lots of eating, giggling, and chatting.  Just not much sleeping.  Think 4 day slumber party! LOL

I thought I would share my snow globe I made for the Falliday Fest Challenge at SplitcoastStampers.

I call it Polar Express. It will look better when the jar is filled with brightly wrapped Christmas candy!

Another challenge was to make an antiqued Christmas ball.  Here are the steps to make it.  But please check out the tutorials for both these projects on SplitcoastStampers, on their Falliday Fest 2019 Master Tutorial Thread

First :  Punch or die cut shapes 
Second:  Cover and adhere with Matt gel to the glass ball.  I set it in the whole of this roll of yarn so I could work with both hands.  LOL  Didn't realize until finished photo, that doing it this way my design was upside down.  Pretend all is well. LOL

Next apply black gesso to whole thing.  I didn't have black gesso, so applied white, then gray acrylic paint, because I didn't have black in that either.  This whole process is a comedy of errors! LOL

This is when you were to add copper with patina.  I did gold; Metallic Lustre gold rush, deco Art, something I have had a long time.  All my paints and supplies like these are old.  I even had to add water.

Next, I added acrylic paint, Patina.  Then I added chunky glitter.  And at this point realized I had done it upside down.

My advice to you is check out the tutorials on SplitcoastStampers.  

Just showing everything I used.  I am very messy as you can see!  Oh, yes I sprayed it with some sparkle, I see.  I forgot about that.

Several years ago I was sharing photos of my tea cups. The other day I saw this one and didn't think I had shared it.  It is a special cup for strong coffee from Argentina. Some special missionary friends brought it back to me.
So, I am up to Elizabeth's TSFT over at Altered Book Lover. Check it out.

Waving to the T Gang.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, November 4, 2019

T Stands for Tags

II Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord."

Here it is almost time for T Stands For Tuesday again!  I wanted to post Monday afternoon, because I have some tags for Tag Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge which ends today!  Talk about cutting it close!  I hope it is still Monday where the challenge its! LOL
I made six today for several challenges.  One challenge is for the Tag Tuesday Challenge but also for one of the challenges on our Falliday Fest Challenge on SplitcoastStampers, and another Technique challenge of SCS to use Washi Tape.
So I just had fun playing with my homemade star stencil and my oxides.  These also were sprayed with Shimmer mist. I will use them on our grandchildren's gifts as they are all musicians.

Here is a close up.

Just a short post today, as we are doing lots of challenges over at SplitcoastStampers Falliday Fest.
Anyone can join the challenges.  Just have to sign up with a user name if you want to post in their galleries, but it is free. Another reason for the shortness, is I have a Bible study potluck tonight, and am getting ready for another scrap retreat!

Here is something I made last year for Falliday Fest, a jar topper.  I stamped and colored  this on fabric and then glued it on the jar and put also gold cord around it.  I am still using this jar to keep teabags in. This is also my post for T Stands For Tuesday.  I can't make the link work today, just click on it on my sidebar, please.

Hi to the T Gang!  Ta-Ta for now.  Have a fabulous T Day!  Thanks for stopping by.