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2019 Documented December

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year.  I love this season where we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Do you know Him?  He wants to be your Savior too.

I have a few goals for this Christmas season:

Celebrate and focus on Jesus Focus on my husband Focus on my friends Enjoy the little things Document it all

To accomplish this, I have created a journal using a the wonderful "Nordic Woods" kit from Cocoa Daisy.  I plan to simplify my monthly planning to allow more time for memory keeping.

"Nordic Woods" from Cocoa Daisy (here)
Charms from Colibri Charms (here)
The Paper Studio Stickers (Hobby Lobby)
Happy Planner silver metal discs in classic size

The video below shows my full set up.  How do you plan to Document your December?

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for.  My God, my husband, my kids and the list goes on and on,  My prayer today is that if you don't know the Lord, that you will trust Him as your only way to salvation  There is nothing more to be thankful for. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

2019 Christmas Tag #3 & A Giveaway

There are a few things that are a "must" at Christmas time and one of those things for me is the candy cane.  When my children were little,we would read The Legend of the Candy Cane at Christmas time.  It was one of 3 books that I loved to read every Christmas.  The book talks about the Candy Cane being a reminder of Jesus and of His death for you and me.
Friend, do you know Jesus?  I hope you do. If you don't, reach out to me and I will be happy to share the Good News of Jesus and how He was born as a baby so that He could die for your sins and mine.  Wow!  How awesome is that?
On this tag, I used a stencil and distress ink to form the candy cane background and a tiny Close to my Heart stamp for the tree.  I used Prisma colored pencils and gamsol to color in the tree.

Supplies: CTMH White Daisy card stock CTMH gold glitter pen CTMH black ink CTMH mini Christmas tree stamp Festive Berries Distress Ink Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge Tim Holtz mini stencil se…

Catching up the Journal

As the year winds down, this is a look back to journaling last spring and summer.  Cocoa Daisy has been such a fun addition to my planning and journaling in the past year.  I have some fun things coming and Cocoa Daisy is going to be a big part of those, but first, lets finish out last spring.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Showcase of Cards

Today, I have a quick video of some cards that I made a few months ago.  They are simple but I loved the way they turned out.  There are days that you have very little time (or energy) to create something elegant, but you still want to make something special for your loved ones.  Here are some cards where I did exactly that.

I hope you enjoy this little video.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tag #2 & A Giveaway

Welcome to week 2 of the 2019 Christmas tag series.  I love snowmen at Christmas time.  This year I hope to add another one to my collection, but in the meantime, this week's tag will hold me over.  I love the way that this turned out and I hope you will try it as well.

Supplies: Cricut Design Space cut file - here
Gingerbread Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge White Daisy cardstock (Close to my Heart - CTMH) Kraft cardstock (CTMH) Orange cardstock Midnight Blue Stickles White Daisy ink (CTMH)
Festive Berries Distress Pen
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil Faded Jeans Distress Ink Broken China Distress Ink Perfect Pearls water spray 7/8" sheer ribbon
Metallic Jewels Distress Paper Glue (CTMH)

What about that Giveaway? Enter a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a random winner from all of the comments made here and on YouTube to receive a set of all of the tags from this year's posts.  The more places you comment, the more …

2019 Christmas Tag #1 & A Giveaway

I love Christmas tags.  Last year, I was so busy that I bought those sticky tags to put on packages.  They did the job, but this year I wanted so much more.  I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's tag series to do some crafty tag making and I highly encourage you to go check out her 24 Tags of Christmas Videos.  She is so very talented.

Let's dive into this week's tag.  There is a product list below that you might find helpful.  If you saw the "Getting Ready for Christmas" video in the previous post, you know that I am trying to use my stash for much of my Christmas crafting this year.  If you can't find a product listed below, be creative in your substitutions.  I am also including the cut file from the Cricut Design Space.

The biggest tip I have for this tag is to use a new Cricut blade when cutting the glitter layer.  It is very intricate and tears easily.

Design Space Cut File - here
Joys of the Season cartridge
White Daisy cardstock
Red glitter pap…

Catching Up.... Again

I knew the last year had been busy but I had no idea that it had been nearly a year since I last posted.  I have spent little time crafting, making videos or posting in the last year as life has been so very busy.  I have spent some time in the last few weeks getting organized, posting videos and even doing some crafting.  You will see quite a few posts in the next few days as I pull all the platforms together here.

I do have some announcements and a haul in the videos below.  Additionally, here's what you will see as I pull things together in the coming days:

Baby Card Tutorial Journal Catch-up Organization Video Card Showcase Encouragement Card Christmas Tag Series
I can't wait to share these things with you and I hope to be more active here in the coming weeks and months.

Getting Ready For Christmas

Spring Haul

Christmas Tag Series (and a Giveaway)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.