Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Reflections April 2015 Blog Train Freebie!!

Oh what a beautiful day today was, with the sun out, the flowers beginning to bloom, and the temperature just right around 79 degrees. The perfect day to take my boys to the zoo where we
had the best family time and then got home and ended this perfect evening talking about our perfect savior, Jesus, and contemplating who we are in Him and how we "reflect" His image in our daily lives. Which brings me right into this months theme for the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train, "Reflections".
This is what got it all started. This train of thought (no pun intended) that has had me captivated and wrestling with the whole week long. This concept that I thought I understood, or at least to a level that I seemed to be perfectly satisfied with. When I saw this theme, I started thinking about the word "reflections" and
what it means. I started thinking, well, what exactly do I reflect in my life? What do I mirror? Then I thought, well what am I supposed to mirror? Well, I am a Christian. According to Romans 8:29, we are supposed to be "conformed to the image of  His son." Meaning, that in time, we are shaped through His word to be more and more like Him. Then the more we become like Him, it is His image that we will be reflecting, not ours. It is our duty to reflect, glorify, and honor Him in all we do. Do I
reflect Him in all I do, well, not really! But I love Him, and he is a patient God, thankfully,  ever teaching me. So, while this theme got me to really "reflecting" on these thoughts, the Holy Spirit has used this opportunity to help me understand that I need to start spending more time with my Father
in His word to become more like Him, to build my relationship with Him further, and to relinquish myself to God, so that I can walk in the spirit and start producing real fruit in my life:)


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There was just too much that I wanted to do for this kit that I didn't have time to finish, so this is just a mini kit, but I think I will be making another kit or bundle soon to express all these ideas I now have rolling around in my head for this type of theme:)

This kit has 4 papers and 18 elements. Here is a layout I made with it:)

 "Reflections" is a pretty open theme, so there
are many different ideas and amazing, unique and beautiful kits on this train!! So be sure to run
on over to Pixel Scrapper and grab those as well!! As always,
don't forget to leave some love as you go, it is always so much appreciated!!

A special THANK YOU to Abby Hickey from Little Birdie Blessings
for giving me permission to use her beautiful vintage hymn to make a paper with, and
the wonderful Godly encouragement and devotion I received when visiting
her blog! 

May God bless each of your precious families this week and be to you what you need
according to His good will and a special blessing to all as we prepare for Passover this week!



"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:29 KJV

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV

"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake." Psalm 115:1 KJV

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." KJV

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Furry Friends- Kitty March 2015 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train Freebie!!!!

This month, for the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train, I made an entire BUNDLE with the theme "Animal Kingdom", only I named it "Furry Friends- Kitty". I chose to design it around my little kitty "Mr. Tibbs". Be sure to check out THAT awesome story AND the cat-tastic bundle below, in the last post!!! You can grab that whole bundle HERE AT PIXEL SCRAPPER!!! ALSO, I made a cute little coordinating mini for my part of the blog train, and some 3x3 pocket cards as well!!! I had so much fun making the bundle and the little mini!!! This mini consists of 10 papers and 13 elements. The 3x3 Cards Kit consist of 9 adorable cards great for any kitty fur baby layouts and designs!!!



Don't forget to run to Pixel Scrapper for all the other March 2015 Blog Train contributions. They range in just about every variety of animal you could think of:) So fun, so unique, and so many to choose from!!! Also, don't forget to leave some love for all that participated, it always means so 
much to all the talented designers and is so encouraging!! May God bless you all, and don't forget 
to go check out "Furry Friends- Kitty Bundle that coordinates with this mini over at Pixel Scrapper, my home away from home:) 


Furry Friends- Kitty Newest Release At Pixel Scrapper!!!

This month's theme for the March 2015 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train was "Animal Kingdom"
with quite a large color palette. Almost ever color you could imagine, or at least all basic colors and some neutrals. The idea was that everyone pick an animal or animals that they would like to design a kit for. The response was huge, and with every animal you could imagine, from cats and dogs, to llamas, wolves, reptiles, birds, and so many more. Then we could pick from among the many colors presented for our kits. Sooooooo, when I thought about what animal I wanted to do, the answer was
already in the back of my head, haha. You see, this last October, a stray cat adopted us as her family. We fed her outside (she was starving to death) and then realized later that she was pregnant. After much debate, my hubby and I decided to let her deliver her kitties in our garage (turned into homeschool/play room) where it was nice, warm, and cozy. In November, she gave birth, with me, my daughters (who rushed home when I texted them) and my boys all standing on the sidelines supporting her! The last to be born was the biggest, and most active, rolling off the little cat bed and onto the floor. Mommy didn't seem to care as she was cleaning the others, so I scooped the little guy up (even though we really shouldn't touch them yet) and settled him in with the rest, where
mom continued with her cleaning and cuddling! I knew then I would love this little guy forever!! Soooo, as time went on, we found a place for all the kitties, we couldn't keep all of them, but I just couldn't let this little guy go, so we kept him and named him "James Tiberius Kirk" aka Mr. Tibbs!!
I'm a huge trekky, what can I say (ps. On a serious note, let us take a moment of silence as we mourn our beloved Leonard Nimoy "Spock" who died yesterday at the age of 83....so sad, you will forever be missed, we love you, Spock)!! Well, anyway, our little Mr. Tibbs is quite the handful, so energetic, crazy, and slicing and dicing us ever chance he gets (he NEVER stops playing, haha)! Soooo, now you
know what animal I picked!! I really wanted a fun kit to scrap his crazy cute self, and for all others that have fur baby kitties they want to scrap!! So I picked the colors I thought would look great together and be versatile enough for different color kitties, and got started drawing. Drawing cats was NOT easy for me, lol! I wanted to capture that crazy "Eddie from the Lion King" look my cat always
has. He is sooooo dorky cute and just plain CRAZY, and I really wanted to translate into my designs somewhere. So I made a few kitties with that personality, then drew some plain cute kitties for the sweet moments, and because they were just, well, cute, lol!!! OK, ok, I know, enough talking about the kit!! I can't help it, I love the backstory! Well, anyway, I wound up making a BUNDLE out of it
(I was having so much fun making it) and named it "Furry Friends- Kitty". AND  I made a smaller kit as well to share in blog train. ALSO, for the blog train, I made some 3x3 fun pocket cards to go with the mini kit!!! So be sure to grab those as well in the next post!!
So here it is, 

Furry Friends- Kitty Bundle, available now at Pixel Scrapper!!


This bundle has everything you need to scrap
those super fun kitty moments!! It consists of 18 patterned papers, 85 elements, 10 solid 
papers, 13 extra word art, and 20 coordinating journal/pocket cards. This kit is really quirky, crazy, and wild, yet also, sweet, adorable and filled with kitty love!! I am sure you'll love it! Be sure to grab it at Pixel Scrapper, and may God bless you all!!!!








Sunday, February 1, 2015

Rustic Charm Feb. 2015 Blog Train Freebie!!

Whew...Its been a while since I have posted anything on my blog! I was just too busy with holiday sicknesses,haha, and family occasions to even participate in the last Pixel Scrapper blog train, sadly! This time, however, I was determined to set aside time to play with this month's theme "Rustic Charm". What do you think of when you think "Rustic Charm"? I think of burlap, canvas textures, wood, vintage metals, and anything from the woods or that is natural and even distressed or roughed up a little. Throw in some chalkboard, cardboard, and tulle, and to me, it becomes charming, lovely, and sweet!! I have some super sweet photos of my daughter and her beloved horse "Dude" and that was also thrown in my pile of inspiration!! I wanted to create a kit that had that rustic feel to it, yet could also portray love, or fondness, a sense of happiness and belonging! Soooo, this was the culmination of all those thoughts and feeling, haha!! I hope I, in some way, was able to capture those feelings in this kit, and I am super excited to try a layout with my daughter and her horse "Dude", after all, she inspired the direction of this kit:) 



Don't forget to run over to Pixel Scrapper February 2015 Blog Train to pick up all the other contributions, the other designers have really just BLOWN THIS BLOG TRAIN AWAY with the amazing papers and elements!! I have never seen so many papers and elements that just make me drool!! I think you'll love it:) Oh, and don't forget to leave them some hugs and love for sharing their talents!!




Monday, December 1, 2014

Nutcracker December 2014 Blog Train Freebie!!

December is upon us already, and with it, the monthly Pixel Scrapper Blog Train!! This month, the theme is "Nutcracker" and the color palette is fun! I decided I wanted to draw out a nutcracker, just
a nutcracker and maybe a stocking or two. When I was done, I thought, he looks cute. But, he looked lonely, so I decided to make him a mouse king. The mouse king looked cute too, then I drew some
Christmas trees and some stars, then I was done. I finished up with the rest of the kit (I only had
two days to do the whole kit). When I was making the previews and getting ready to upload everything, my hubby walks by and sees the preview and says, "Where is the ballerina girl?" I told
him I was done, and he said "you can't have a Nutcracker kit with a nutcracker and the mouse king and not have the girl". It bugged me. I tried to just go on, but I couldn't. I felt guilty,haha. Soooo, I grabbed some paper and a pencil and drew a ton of ballerina girls (I'm not the best doodler in the world) until I finally had one I liked. When I put her in the kit, I felt good. I felt happy. The gang was there, at least I hope that was all of them, or the main ones, anyway.....I am happy with it! I hope you will be as well, and can use it in your scrapping and designs. My part consists of 10 papers and 45 elements.


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Don't forget to grab all the other contributions to this super fun "Nutcracker December
2014 Blog Train" at Pixel Scrapper, and don't forget to leave some
love to all the fabulous designers that participated!! Merry Christmas to each
and everyone of your families, and may Jesus be celebrated with much praise
and rejoicing this blessed season:)!!





Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our House November 2014 Blog Train Freebie!!

I can't believe October is coming to a close already. I have been extremely busy this month and the
time just seems to always FLY by, and now we are entering a new month, and a new Pixel Scrapper 
blog train!! This month's theme is "Our House" and its about anything pertaining to owning a home. Whether its redecorating, renovating, moving, buying, selling, well, you get the idea!! Also, our 
houses are our sanctuary, our own "happy place". So, I really love this theme, there is just sooooo
much that can be done with it!! Here is my part:


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Don't forget to run over to Pixel Scrapper to grab the other portions of
"Our House November 2014 Blog Train" from our most fabulous designing community,
 and as always, don't forget to leave some love!!! 
Happy November to you all and may God bless you all during this month
as we ponder all the things in life we can be most thankful for!!!!!!



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Art October 2014 Blog Train Freebie + Free Doodle Brush Set!!


Here is my portion of the Autumn Art Oct. 2014 Blog Train:) 

When I saw the colors and theme, it made me think "art 

journaling". Now, I know nothing about art journaling or where to

 begin, so I googled it and boy did it open up a whole new world

 for me!!! I grabbed a pad
and color pencil (it was darker than a pencil, so I thought it would be better), obviously I am still in the learning process, and began doodling outside while my son was playing in the yard. I doodled what I thought about when I thought of "Autumn" and had so much fun doing it. Then my daughter came over and we used every medium we could think of for papers...we used crayons, color pencils, paint, a misting pen marker thing (not sure what it is called, I got it at a yard sale,haha), watercolors, markers and whatever we could think of. We played all day and boy do I have A LOT of textures, brushes and overlays that will be coming soon from this. So I used a few of the papers we made, scanning them and making overlays from them for this kit. It really was A LOT of fun and now I may actually be addicted, lol!!!! I made brushes out of the doodles I drew, and put them here as well, so be sure to grab them. I hope you like them and have fun using them in your designs and scrapping, and don't forget to grab all the other parts to super fun 
and colorful blog train at Pixel Scrapper, it really is a very "artsy" blog train, I think this may be one of my favorites!!


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The link has been fixed for mediafire:)
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Don't forget to leave some love for all the wonderful designers that participated, it is so very encouraging!:) May God bless you and all your families this week and be to you what you need according to His good will:)