Monday, November 30, 2015

Handmade Snowman Gift Tag

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Hey, y'all!  I have a quick and easy project for you today.  I love making gifts for people or even just adding handmade touches to store-bought gifts.  Today's post is a very quick and easy way to add a handmade touch to any gift.  I'm showing you how to make a cute snowman gift tag using your Sizzix BIGkick and new dies from Stephanie Ackerman.
Handmade Snowman Gift Tag | Make this easy gift tag using your Sizzix BIGkick and dies!
 The great thing about this project is that it can be recreated over and over again using the dies, and every tag can look different depending on the paper and embellishments you use to make it.

Friday, November 27, 2015

My Personalized Photo Christmas Cards from Shutterfly

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Hey, y'all!  Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving!  Now that all the turkey and football binge-watching is behind us, I wanted to share my Christmas cards with y'all.  Just like last year, I received my cards from Shutterfly.  For these holiday cards, my hubby and I actually took "professional" pictures together for the first time in the almost-eleven years we've been married.  (I say professional loosely because I took them myself using a tripod and a remote, but, hey, they turned out pretty good!)  That makes these cards really special to me, and I can't wait to send them out to family and friends!  Let me tell you more about them...
My Personalized Photo Christmas Cards from Shutterfly.
This year, I chose Sublime Wreath Card designed by Petite Lemon.  I love the gold foil-stamped "Merry Christmas" on the front of the cards, and since I chose pearl shimmer card stock, the overall look of the cards is just foil-y, shimmery perfection!

Monday, November 23, 2015

How to Easily Make Inexpensive Handmade Decorative Planner Clips

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Hey, y'all!  Are you into the whole planner craze that's been happening for a while now?  I have a planner, but I wouldn't consider myself a planner girl.  (I want to be, but I'm just not all that organized.)  Y'all know I love Bible journaling though, and I love that lots of things that you can use for planners can be used in journaling Bibles as well.  When looking at supplies for both, I have seen lots of really cute paper clips: paper clips that are shaped like things, paper clips that are different colors, and paper clips that have cute characters or shapes on the top of them.  I decided to try my hand at making some cute clips myself that I could use in my gratitude journal, journaling Bible, or planner, and they turned out really well!  Today I'm going to show you how to make some for yourself using your Sizzix BIGkick and scrap paper.
Learn how to easily make inexpensive handmade planner clips using scrapbook paper!
 You can make lots of planner clips inexpensively in a short amount of time, and if you create a tasseled tag like I did to go along with the clips, you can even give them as gifts to fellow planner girls or Bible journalers.

Friday, November 20, 2015

DIY Hand-Painted Watercolor Gift Tags & A Giveaway

I received product from Stampin' Up in exchange for this post, but as always, all opinions are 100% mine!
Hey, y'all!  I have a fun post to share with you today!  Christmas is quickly approaching, and unless you've already started on your handmade gifts for the holiday, there's a chance you may not be able to create all the lovely presents you intended.  But that doesn't mean you can't add a handmade touch to store-bought gifts or gift cards.  Today I'm showing you how to make trendy watercolor Christmas gift tags using products from Stampin' Up.  I filmed a video to show you exactly how I created the tags, and if you'll stick around until the end of the post, I'll be giving away several of the items I used to create my gift tags.
How to Make Christmas Watercolor Gift Tags.
Making several gift tags featuring different designs doesn't take long at all.  Plus, the steps to make the tags are really easy to follow.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Free Hand-Lettered "Cultivate Inner Beauty" Bible Verse Coloring Page

Hey, y'all!  Whenever I get free time (which isn't that often), I like to practice my hand-lettering.  I'm often inspired to take my hand lettering that I do in my journaling Bible and turn that into a coloring page that I can share with y'all.  A while ago, I journaled a verse that I just love: 1 Peter 3:4-5.  I had to create a coloring page to match my journaling, and today I'm sharing that with y'all.
Free Hand-Lettered "Cultivate Inner Beauty" Bible Verse Coloring Page.
When I stumbled on 1 Peter 3:4-5, I immediately loved the verse.  It reminds me that I shouldn't only focus on my outer beauty; I need to spend just as much time, if not more, on my inner beauty.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Beautiful ESV Journaling Bible Review & Giveaway

I was given product in exchange for this review, but, as always, all opinions are 100% mine.
Hey, y'all!  I have been soooo excited about today's post for a couple of weeks now!  Y'all know how I adore Bible journaling, right?  Well, today I'm telling you all about the brand new ESV Crossway Journaling Bible I received to review, and I'm giving you a chance to win one.  That's right: one lucky reader is going to win a beautiful journaling Bible!  (Eek!!!)
ESV Journaling Bible Review & Giveaway from
Before we get to the super-awesome giveaway, let me tell you about my new Crossway ESV Journaling Bible.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How to Make a Gratitude Journal from Card Stock

Hey, y'all!  Let me start by saying first that I can't believe it's November already.  Where has the time gone? Every year when November rolls around, I see people start posting what they're thankful for every day of the month on Facebook.  I always think that's such a great idea, but I never do it.  This year, I learned that Shanna Noel of Illustrated Faith was doing a Gratitude Documented challenge during the month, and I knew I wanted to participate, so I decided to make myself a gratitude journal with just enough pages for each day of the month.  I shared my handmade journal on Instagram and had a request to show everyone how I made it.  Of course, I had to oblige, so today I'm sharing a video tutorial showing you how to create a journal from paper.  This process is so easy, and the best part about it is that you can personalize your journal.
Learn how to make a handmade journal easily and inexpensively by following this awesome video tutorial!
You only need a few supplies to make your own journal: