Monday, December 21, 2020

T Stands For Time to Post Merry Christmas Wishes

Luke 2:1-14 (KJV)

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 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.

 Yes, I thought I would check in as it has been a month!  I appreciate that Anne checked in on me.  We are fine here except for mild earthquakes!  Several since Thanksgiving , then 7 on Saturday, the biggest being 3.7.  There is some disagreement about that number, but anyway nothing big enough to cause damage.  As we are known for tornados, not earthquakes, it is quite disquieting!  The experts keep telling us it is not abnormal, but at the same time the one on Saturday was the biggest since early 1900s!  Whatever!  We are safe, they are just loud!  We hear a big boom, and then it feels like a truck hit our house! No shaking really, just over quickly.

Enough of that.  I am posting to wish you a wonderful Christmas!  

Here is my ticket to the tea party ( Tea Stands For Tuesday) over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  I hope she is still there as I haven't checked!

One of my Christmas Teapots I have out for Christmas.

This is my decoration on my craft room bulletin board. 

So, I wish you all a lovely Christmas.  I hope you are able to be with family in some way or another.  We will be together via Skype at one point.  Different times call for different ways.  But we can still remember one thing that doesn't change.  Jesus is the Reason for our celebration.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 23, 2020

T Stands For Thanksgiving

Hello everyone!  I finished my November DearJulieJulie My Favorite Things Junk  Journal challenge today. It is my Thankful Journal. I thought I would share some of it with you.  The challenge was to use 15 of our favorite things to make 15 of her favorite things.  So we picked out our things.  Some of mine was a  paper pack, stamp&die set bundle, rhinestones, flower stickers, cardstock, etc.  Julie named items we could use and not count in our 15, like 72 inches of trim, paper clips, fabric, etc.  then we were challenged to make flip flop pages, pockets, tags, etc.  I also used her  Blue Winter digi kit for some of the pages, which you can get in her Etsy Shop. 

So here are a few photos.  They didn’t load in order. Sorry. I am doing this from an iPad, so not sure what I am doing.  Join us over at Altered Book Lover for our tea party.



My tea as I post.

Everyone have a great Thanksgiving in the U.S. and happy tea day to the rest of you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

T Stand for Tea!

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

 It is still Tuesday!  I am joining  T Stands For Tuesday over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  Just a quick post to show you all the birthday cards I received for my Birthday last month, most handmade by my crafty friends.  I hope I included them all and didn't leave one somewhere else around the house.  I tried to keep them all together. There were many different  styles ; I am sure I will be CASEing  (Copy and Share Everything) them.  Thank you to all my crafty friends for all these lovely cards, and for the goodies they sent me too.  I treasure them!

I have been busily participating in Falliday Fest on SplitcoastStampers.

Here is one of the projects we did for the Holiday Blitz tutorials part of Falliday Fest.

Lori Craig made a tutorial and included a template for this Gingerbread Garland.  I decided to make it and to hang it on the bulletin board in my craft room.  I will decorate it more towards Christmas.  Our granddaughter will sleep in my craft room at Christmas so I thought I would decorate. Here is a link to Falliday Fest Tutorial #4 where you will find the link for the Gingerbread Garland template.

I printed the houses on Crumb Cake.  Then I cut them out.  I turned them over so the black line didn't show and outlined in white gel pen, until it gave out.  Then I used white acrylic paint, then ended up embossing the gingerbread in craft white ink and white embossing powder.  The gingerbread men were cut with a Stamping Up die from Holiday Collections, something I have had for years!  Didn't use it much but thought it perfect for this garland.  In fact I might add more.  What do you think?  There need to be more gingerbread men, right?

I am still doing more challenges for Falliday Fest.  It last the rest of this week. Why don't you come join us?

That is a wrap!  I hope you notice my tea cup in the first photo.  I am drinking Stash  Breakfast in Paris, a blend of blak teas, lavender, bergamot oil and vanilla extract.  So good!  Bergamot is what makes the Earl Grey so good.  My sister sent me a huge assortment of Stash teas for my birthday!  Even a chocolate decaf tea that is out of this world! LOL

Have a great day everyone, and I thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, October 26, 2020

T Stands For Snow!

  "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Whaaaat?  Yes, we have snow on the 26th of October!  I cannot believe it!  And besides that it is cold!  BRR!

Yes, my hubby was shoveling snow.  It was 25 degrees outside!  Eek!

It has been a perfect day for crafting.  I have been getting ready for our Falliday Fest on SplitcoastStampers.  It will begin November 2nd, and will include challenges and Holliday Blitz of tutorials.  All are welcome to come and take part!  Here is the  Falliday Fest 2020 Chat Thread.  I am one of the hostesses, so I am getting my samples ready for my challenge.

Talking of special challenges, when we had our Dare To Get Dirty Challenges, I won a prize.

It is from The Rabbit Hole Designs and here is my haul!  Two stamp sets, and two stencils and as a thank you, sequins and the cutest little rabbit paper clip and sweet tarts, which I already ate!

And for the tea party T Stands For Tuesday over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's, here is my tea in my huge cup!  I am drinking Twinings Blackcurrant Breeze to keep me warm today.

Happy T Day! Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!  Stay warm!

Monday, October 19, 2020

T Stands For 1919 Morning Lady Tag

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Good evening.  I am posting this for T Stands For Tuesday early, Monday evening.  I will link up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover.  She is a lovely hostess every week; and all we have to do is post something drink related in our post and we can come to the party! 

I don't know how Monday evening sneaks up on me, but it does!  But, I do just have the ticket this evening for the Tea party!  My secret prayer sister revealed herself to me with a gift Sunday at church.

I already am drinking tea out of my new cup and am wearing the cozy soft socks!  It has turned cool here and the furnace is on!  Brr!  What happened to Fall?

What am I working on this week?  Still working on Junk Journals! LOL  Because I finished my September Junk Journal Challenge for Dear Julie Julie , I was rewarded with free digi images from her.

This is a tag (with a pocket) I created using one of her Morning 1919 ladies.  This will go somewhere in my journal.  I colored one of Julies's 1919 Morning Ladies a little with Copics.  I colored the little flower with a Copic , also.  I added pieces of lace, ribbon, and a sticker.  The card stock  is Ruby Red from Su!  The Designer Series Paper or DSP is from SU! also, both cardstock and paper are retired.  The leaves are dies cuts from Special Reason stamp/die bundle from SU! (Stampin' Up!) These Morning Ladies are available in her Etsy Shop.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Thank you for your comments.  It is nice to know someone is actually reading my posts! LOL

Happy T Day to the T gang!

Monday, October 12, 2020

T Stands For Triple Cube Card

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

 Good evening all!  I just thought  I would do a quick post for TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  I learned it and received directions over at my SU! demo's house last week, and since have made two.

I used an old stamp set to decorate this one.  In fact the papers are all retired, too.  Choosing the papers and colors were more difficult than putting the cubes together.

This one I made for a friend's special birthday.  Both these cards fold flat and fit in a regular A-2 envelope.

Below is another project I was working on.  A friend wanted some teabags for her crafting, but doesn't drink tea, so I was drying out bags, and  emptying them to send to her.  Meanwhile, I will also have some tea stained paper towels for crafting. Win/win!

I promised short, and short it will be!  Thank you for stopping by to see what I am doing.
Happy T Day to the T gang.

Happy Columbus Day, too!

Monday, October 5, 2020

T Stands for Time For Another Junk Journal!

Ps. 100:5 " For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth to all generations." 

Good Evening!  I will try to make it to TSFT at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover this week!  I think you can find my drink references in this post! Last post, I showed you my first junk journal, now  I am still busy making junk journals.  I love the fact that you can use all this stuff I have been collecting for over 20 years in my craft room.  This time Julie Challenged us to make a mini JJ in our main September challenge.  It was to have pages with at least one double pocked and tucks, and an embellishment.  I like Junk Journals that are practical, so this one is one to write my daily craft challenges in.  

The front used some paper I have been hoarding forever, and I have two pads of this 12x12 paper and like it because of the teapots, of course.  I am getting brave and added lace.


Below is inside the cover.  I used some homemade paper for the pocket. (not by me).  And  made a tab that sticks out too, using hoarded teapot stickers.  Another challenge was to use 3 different note like paper.  I used this hoarded teapot notes!  I also used a to do note pad, and another place sticky note papers.

Below is the music page with double pockets and double tucks on each side.  This is the center on my signature book.

Most of the pages look like this with the chart on one side and the back of a chart on one side to list other challenges.  I used a teapot or teacup sticker on the back sides for decoration.

Another Challenge requirement was to use 4 different kinds of paper:  I used ledger, notebook paper, music paper, and DSP.

A page using hoarded paper and a tag from ledger paper.

I made the embellishment by decorating a extra large paperclip, and it holds my book closed.
It is 34 pages, or 68 front and back.  Mostly copy paper with my challenge charts on it.

I hope you are enjoying my journey with the junk journals. I wanted lots of writing space in this one.  I like a more clean and simple style, but am sure as I continue I will get more into it! LOL

I am not getting used to this new Blogger.  I was able to finally add the button for you to subscribe by email, but in the process lost all my followers.  I have read a little about how to fix it, but haven't had time to try anything yet.  Have any of you with Blogger had this problem?

Thanks for stopping by.  I can't tell you how much I love reading your comments, too.  Happy T Day to the T Gang!

Monday, September 21, 2020

T Stands For My First Junk Journal

Ps. 100:5 " For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth to all generations." 

I have been missing from the party the last few weeks because I have a one track mind.  I don't know how Elizabeth does all her posts and projects!  Anyway, I have been working on a project.

I have never done a junk journal before.  This month I am taking part in DearJulieJulie Junk Journal Challenge.  It is a stash buster challenge.  That appealed to me because I have a lot of stash to bust!

We were challenged to create a page idea, tag idea and embellishment idea for each of the letters in Stash Buster.

S scraps

T tags

A any paper pack

S strips of paper

H hoarded paper

B book pages

U unused envelopes 

S Stickers

T tools not used for a long time

E embellishments made from scratch

R recycle bin 

Here is what I made the cover from, a hoarded $ tree composition book.  I have several and don't know why.  So I watched Dear Julie's you tube on how to make a junk book cover out of it.

I had some hoarded Tuesday Morning adhesive fabric, and cut it down for the cover.

Here is the finished cover with everything in it.  It really got full with only 11 pages.  Now, some of you I am sure have made these before, but remember it is my first.  I used two signatures for only 11 pages.  I think I would use thinner paper next time, because Julie says 20 works for one signature.  Oh, and if you are like me and didn't know what a signature is, it s a group of papers sewn together.  And I didn't realize when I began but 11 page ideas using two facing pages make 44 pages! Who knew.  I had no idea what I was doing when I began this project.

The lace was hoarded from possibly a long ago garage sale, and the crocheted flower with button in the middle is off on a sweatshirt.  I have more of them.  I am always taking appliques and sewn on items off of shirts.

Inside cover: tag glued in as a pocket, has eyelets, from long unused tool.

Below on the left is the embellishment made from a book page which is also a pocket.

Below on the left is a page made from a book page with boarders and pocket added.

Since stamping is my first love, I created backgrounds with stamping on some of my pages.

As you can tell this is the center of this signature, and is the page for the unused envelope idea.On the left is a pocket, and on page on back the flap is a tuck.  On the right the flap is a tuck, and on page in back it is a pocket.

More stamping and envelopes.  Right side is stamped with tea stamps.

Tag made from hoarded Kaiser Kraft paper on the left.  On the right, flowers made from my mother's 1962 planner. Talk about hoarding!

On the right is the other half of the page made with the book page.

Left page using Any paper collection.  I had that paper for 15 years from $ Tree, and the right is using scraps and hoarded paper.

This page features the embellishment I made with a tool I haven't used in along time!  Eyelet setter!

This is my favorite page.  It features a page idea made from strips.  Those strips are the brand strips I cut off of my 12x12 scrapbook paper!  Also, on the left is a flower embellishment I die cut from glued together strips, and on the right is the tag I made with the strips. 

On the left is a tag made from scraps.  On the right a pocket with stickers, and hoarded teapot  with stickers.

Center of second signature.  
Page on the right with recycled card part.

Recycled journal pages and card part as a pocket on the right.

On left is the rest of the recycled card from page before.  On the right is a quadruple book page tag with pockets and tucks.

You see, I am still using scraps, strips, stash, and recycled items.  The quote is from an old calander.  The strip is another one from a 12x12 page. 

Maybe I should have shown you the pages before I put them in the book.  I could have used two or three posts to show all of this. Each challenge involved a page, a tag and an embellishment, but you could put them in any order you wanted, so it is difficult to see which was for which challenge after you put them together. 
I think there are enough tea references in my journal to qualify for my entry to the tea party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great crafty week!