Tuesday, December 10, 2013

God's Good Gifts Week 3: Home & Merry Grinchmas

Sorry for so many pictures, but I had to take so many for emphasis and so y'all could read everything! I made this last week and am just getting around to posting it. I had a busy weekend after I made it and am just now having time to post it! Both PP is Fiskars Heidi Grace Designs A Little Bird's Tale|Decor Stripe. Can you see why I chose this paper? Do you see the houses in the purple stripe on the far left? This is the first page. The title "Home" and the devo strip is from God's Good Gifts Devotional. I have close-up pics farther down. I used Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares on all the pics to make sure I'd have enough room for all the embellies. I'll explain more about the rest of the page on the close-up pics. 
This is the second page.

The journaling square I found off of Pinterest- (http://misstiina.com/blog/more-live-free-love-life-free-printable-download-too/). I wrote with a purple pen "All of these pictures are of our house in Taylor Creek. We have some of the best conversations at our dining room table. This was one Thanksgiving." Emily, Mr. Ray, and Dustin are playing Washer Toss very similar to horse shoes, but you throw little washers in a box in a hole more like min-golf as well. I've never been able to get the washer in the box when I've played! I'm not that great at sports & thus the reason for my love of taking pictures of those playing! :) I don't remember which year the Thanksgiving picture was taken. All I know is it was warm enough to open up the sun room- 80 degrees on the thermometer! You never know how the weather will be here in good ole North Carolina!
 This tag is from my stash and the brad is an KI Paisley Parade Epoxy Brads/Fastener. I'm slowly getting to the end of this kit. I still have 7 left and love them, Jearise (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com), thanks!!
This is the application part of the devotion. "Woman to Woman
* What are your memories of your childhood home?
*What can you do in your own home to create an atmosphere where God is honored?
Thank you, Lord, that you have not left me to flounder in the dark. You have given me all the direction I need, if only I will humble myself and go to your Word for the answers. Help me not only to read and study the truths you have laid out, but also to incorporate them into every aspect of my daily life. Amen."
 from Search My Heart, O God.
 This is the devotion part on the first page. Sorry the close-up pics aren't in order. Debbi (http://noteablescraps.blogspot.com) gave all that attended the Scraps & Cards Girlfriends' Event in November Group's God's Good Gifts Devotional Book. I'm working my way through it as I can. I may get to the next week- Rest- later this week, but I shall see how the week goes! Back to the close-up pics!
This tag is from Helen (http://byheleng.wordpress.com/) when I won a prize from Scrapping Everyday Miracles (http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/). The Bless Our Home tag is from Be Blessed Scrapbooking Signature Watercolor Collection Tags (http://www.beblessedscrapbooking.com). I wrote with my black INC. Starlightz Glitter Gel Pen "The bottom 2 pics were taken in our townhouse @ Tryon Estates- my bedroom when it was clean & my mom sitting at the computer. The pic of Emily is on the front porch of the house in Simmons St. She had just got home from a girls' lock-in." The Simmons St house was also owned by Tryon Estates. I also used another Paisley Parade Epoxy Fastener that has Smile printed on it, but it's hard to read in the picture. 
Here's both pages together. I guess technically they don't flow together, but I did use the same paper on both pages. The second page is smaller than the first, because I cut off a strip for a previous layout and I didn't realize it until I chose this paper for this 2 pager. I'm getting old and forgetful! LOL! The vellum embellies "Home Sweet Home" and "Heart of the Home" are from a vellum Friends/Family pack that Mrs. Gloria gave me. I already had this pack, but always love duplicates!
 Now onto another Christmas card!
I used Recollections Bright & Jolly 8.5x11 PP bundle for this card. The Merry Grinchmas is a file I won from Lisa (http://scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/). I highlighted the Grinch and the letters of the title "Merry Grinchmas" with my silver INC. Starlightz Glitter gel pen since my black ink on my printer is out and I didn't want all the green to blend together on the grinch. I decided to add purple polka dots with a purple pen and red inside the ribbon to make the top of the ribbon look like hearts. I'm mailing this card to my friend, Todd, the one I made the football birthday card for. He loved it & loves the song "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is why I made this card for him. :)
This is the top inside spread & another piece of the same Recollections bundle and I added Creative Memories Christmas tree PP, Jesus is the Reason for the Season (http://www.stampendous.com) with Color Box Cranberry Pigment Stamp Pad, and I made cupcakes out of my new (to me from Mrs. Gloria) Martha Stewart Cupcake punch with the same Recollections bundle and I added some stars on the green liner for decoration.
This is the bottom inside spread and I added more cupcakes at the bottom you see using the same Recollections bundle on the cupcakes and the sentiment backing. The sentiment is from the same pack as the Friends/Family Vellum Pack and states that "A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud." Ralph Waldo Emerson. I have never met Todd in person, but I have become close enough friends with him that I tell him almost everything so this sentiment fits me! TFL and have a great week! I've got to make more cupcakes for Breakfast With Santa (Special Needs event this Saturday that we won't be able to attend) tomorrow, get my Christmas cards written in/addressed/mailed, and Christmas presents wrapped. I finished all my shopping in one day in less than 2 hours time after work this past Friday thanks to TJ Maxx and my paycheck! :) It was our 20% off weekend and I bought everything, but one gift from TJM and the other gift was from Michaels! My scrapbooking will be put on the back burner so to speak until my presents are wrapped. My stepdad's brother is coming Thursday sometime and staying with us until Saturday morning/afternoon. We haven't seen him in almost 10 years so this is a treat! So this is gonna be a busy week for all of us. We also have candlelight at Tryon Palace Saturday night. I look forward to going every Christmas! We go in The Palace and tour it by candlelight and watch fireworks afterwards. I'm going to include this in Becky Creative Crazy's December Linky Party (http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/2013/12/decembers-linky-party.html)!


Helen Gullett said...

Your layouts and memories are precious, Amanda! I love your pics arrangment, too ;)
Thanks for the shout out!

Noteable Scraps said...

I really love these pages. You are inspiring me!! :-)

Amanda said...

Thanks, Helen & Debbi! I enjoy the book, Debbi!