Friday, November 25, 2011

My "not so black" Friday

Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone! I'm grateful for many, many things this season.  I've been sooo busy over the past couple of months, so I'm really, really grateful for R & R: my own few days of rest and relaxation. So here's how I'm spending my "not so black" Friday.  I'm Nook-ing it.  I've downloaded a few books, so I'm locked and loaded...on the couch that is and ready to rest and relax.

Mr. Paper-Crafts Chick and I had Thanksgiving dinner out at a nice restaurant last night, so we'll be digging in to all of the leftovers. Yummmmmm!

I've never been into the Black Friday crowds and the outrageous lining up outside of stores (some 6-12 hours before they open). I love to shop and bring home new things, but not at the expense of my rest & relaxation.

So, after my R & R on the couch w/ my Nook and eating leftovers, I plan to make a cute little journal (CAN'T WAIT!).  I'm using the new cute, hot pink, spiral wire from The Cinch to create my journal.

First of all, let me just say that The Cinch is awesome. I luv creating cute little journals w/ it. Here are some of the journals I've created in the past...


 Get one here!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Positive Notes (Part Deux)!

Here they are!  The long-awaited new "Positive Notes" journals.  I enjoyed making these new journals.  I simply love the transformation of my plain decorative paper, chipboard and o-wire.  This is the result I got after spending a few fun hours in my craft room.  Check out the "Positive Notes" included in each journal.  Hope they encourage you, too. 

You can purchase one (or more) of the journals...right here...on the blog.  Just click here.  These make great gifts for all occassions.  Shop fast, I only have about 2 of each design remaining.  Thanks!

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On a "Positive Note"

A couple of years ago my super-hubby bought me "The Cinch" and I've been using it to make crafty little projects...mainly my "Positive Notes" journals.  Let me introduce you to my "Positive Notes"...

Everyone needs encouragement, a "pick me up", a little inspiration, a push, a little something everyone now and again to remind us that we have a reason to keep trying, keep perservering, keep pressing on and just keep on keeping on.  Well, God (yes, God Almighty), has a book (the bible) that gives us just that:  reasons to "not grow weary in well doing for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9).  He gave me the idea of "Positive Notes" a couple of years ago and I've been using them to uplift, inspire, encourage and remind us of God's power, strength and His abilities every since(He's MOST capable, by the way).  

So, let me encourage you today with some of my favorite "Positive Notes"...

"A reminder from God:  I know what I'm doing.  I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for". (Jeremiah 29:11 msg)

This isn't the entire project...only a snippett of the whole thing.  Stay tuned for the completed project.  You're going to love it. 

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.