Friday, August 28, 2015

Reminder...

Daily, this is on my mind.
 
1 Corinthians 16:14
"Let all that you do be done in love."
 
I am excited to be heading to Atlanta to celebrate my granddaughter's first birthday.
How wonderful life can be...
 
 
Have a wonderful weekend and soak in the last days of Summer.
 
 


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Positive!

I love the verse, Luke 6: 37.
 
We as "social humans" tend to be more judgmental with the all of the technology and minute to minute updates on one another's lives.  I remember when I had a pen pal that it would take a week to get the letters she wrote me.  So, the average in a month was about 4 to five letters.  This was because we were having a conversation back and forth.  We both wrote one another well into our 20's.
 
My heart sometimes hurts with what I see posted
 in mainstream media and social venues in the world of technology and "keeping in touch." 
With that said,  it is still hard not to read it.  I just choose not to share my opinion. 
 In an open forum.
It is like a "train wreck/car wreck," you just cannot look away.
 
 
I must remind myself daily to continue to carry my daily cross and seek God.
 
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Inspiration Monday? Yep, I know so...

Yesterday, while watching the Little League World Series and cheering on my team, BG EAST, also known to others as KENTUCKY or Bowling Green East, I was inspired to go ahead and create with inspiration from Shanna Noel.  She is the creator of Illustrated Faith.  She challenged women of faith that in fact, Bible Journal to print out her little butterfly tag and share.
 
So, with the above run on sentence; I give you my interpretation.
 
John 8: v, 36
 
 

The "FLY" tag is the creation of Shanna Noel.  "Below."
 
 
 With this said, Go Bowling Green East!  So proud of these "Boys of Summer!"
Brings me back to the days when I would go to the games of my own children.
I will always remember the affair I had with Summer and Baseball.
Gosh, so much fun!


New Creation

One of my most favorite verses is 2 Corinthians Chapter 5 v. 17.
 


Monday, August 24, 2015

I Am Wonderfully Made!

This is an inspiring and  uplifting verse.
I loved using stamps and pen to illustrate on this page.
 
Psalm 139, v.14
 
I also loved the Studio Calico Stamp that I had to simply use.
 
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
Looking forward to watching Bowling Green East Little League
 in the Little League World Series today.
 
GO KENTUCKY!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Loyalty! Where you go, I will go...

I love the Book of Ruth.  It is relatively short but it has an extreme message.
I chose to highlight one of my favorite verses.
 
Ruth 1 16-17
 
I am really enjoying Illustrating my Faith.
 
 
 
I hope you have a great weekend.
 
 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Illustrating my Faith!

I received in the mail yesterday my new Bible.  Not just any Bible, but a special Bible that has space to create and be in the word of Christ.  It is called ESV Single Column Journaling Bible.
I was inspired by Shanna Noel and her Illustrated Faith Website.
I was nervous at first, I mean really, feels weird to create art in a Bible. 
However, I am finding that I really am inspired by many in the creative communities of mixed media artists and they love sharing their faith.  I have my TAWG (time alone with God) and then I pray and allow God to empower my heart and allow a message for me to create within His Word.

So, I hope to share my creations as I do them and feel comfortable enough to share my heart.

Here is my very first Bible Journaling.

Philippians 4:6-7
This verse is great for anxiety.  
Give it all to God, everything in prayer.





I am excited in this creative journey within my walk with the Lord.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Getting it DONE!

Determined to scrapbook the photos I had printed for scrapping.
Yep, I am getting it done.
 
The light shadows are changing.  We have (in the previous days) crisper mornings.
I am feeling a change.
But...I refuse to give up on SUMMER!
Brian and I plan on going to the waterpark tomorrow.
 
Tonight, ATLANTA FALCONS pre-season game. 
We will be tailgating at home and we are just so shocked it is going to be televised in out area.  Usually, the Titans trump the stations.
 





 
Hard to believe that today is the Fourth Day of School.
Brianna is adjusting to the earlier time of getting up and leaving the house at 6:45 AM.
I also believe, she is really enjoying 7th Grade.
 
Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back to Reality!

Yes, this Summer has been a great Summer.  In a flash... here is what happened.
 
1.  Brian turned 50!
2.  Brianna went to Camp Loucon
3.  Brianna participated in her first Mission Trip to Indiana.
4.  We had the Annual Archer Family Reunion in Pennsylvania.
5.  Family Vacation in Panama City Beach.
6.  Went to Hershey Park and had a BLAST!
7.  Kimberly (me) turned 50 as well.
 
During the entire Summer we spent days and weekends at Beech Bend playing in the water.
 
Yesterday, August 11th, Brianna began Middle School.  Yep, she is the last in our nest.
This will be a great school year.
 
I already mourn Summer leaving.
In the meantime, I leave you with a few layouts I have recently completed
 
 
 





 
Looking forward to the "BOYS OF FALL!"
GO DAWGS and GO TOPS!
 


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summertime has begun for us here in Southern Kentucky!

Summer started out with a bang on Memorial Day Weekend, however, so far this week we are on our 3rd day of nothing but gray skies.  Brianna is heading to Camp Loucon next week.  I am hoping for some sun and time reading at Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon.
 
 
The last week of school, I took one day and created the following layouts.
Time seems to be so fleeting as I look through  photos that are just a few years old.
 
 







 
 
So, here is hoping that the sun shows itself soon. 
This Summer is going to be great!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Derby Weekend and National Scrapbooking Day- May 2, 2015!

Derby is huge here in Kentucky.  However, I will be spending my "Derby Day" with my grandbaby, Laila.  So, needless to say, I am pretty excited.
 
 
Next week, I plan on scrapping a bit more and making a few things for some friends.
 
Until then...
 
 





 
CHEERS!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Never Chronological...

I am a scrapper who scrapbooks "everyday" moments rather than just special events or themes.  I simply enjoy telling the story and journaling is very important to me.
 
 
I never scrap in chronological order either.  I have seen many scrappers get caught up in "catching up" and scrapbooking by year.  I think it can take the joy out of why we/I enjoy creating and playing with patterned paper and glue.
 
 
 
Her are a few more...
 







Saturday, April 25, 2015

Documenting Moments...

Scrapbooking is so rewarding and has a therapeutic way of calming ones soul.
I have so many scrapbooks that I may have rent a climate controlled store room.
 
No joke!
 





 
On a side note:  I really miss the Scrappy Weekends at Archiver's.  That was one of my most favorite stores to hang out once a month.  I met great friends and enjoyed sharing creative ideas.
It seems the Scrapbooking community has gotten smaller in the past few years.
Everyone is really into digital.  I still like feeling the paper in my hands.
Addicted to Scissors, I AM!