Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Journaling Bible | Hosea 6:3

It was a perfect day Saturday to journal this verse. We all need the refreshing rain! Lord, send down the rain!

 Mixed Media is very popular right now with bible journaling.  I definitely have to get out of my comfort zone to use this method on my pages.  I am so afraid that I will mess up!  But with mixed media, it is very forgiving.  Over the verses I was more careful, but I knew with the journal space, I could cover it up if I had to.  It is very pretty.....I think I like it.  :-)

Supplies Used:
  • Distress Ink
  • Metallic Paint
  • Inkadoo Stamps
  • Letters from my Stash
  • Shimmer Spray
  • Sharpie Markers
Until next time!! Have a blessed week!

My Planner | Using Stampin' Up Supplies: Celebrate Today

Yes, you can use Stampin' Up products in your planner! 
As I set down to plan, I was determined to use supplies that I have on hand.  I just received this stamp set and it is so adorable.  I love the flags and balloons and of course the little bow.

With this stamp set, I also bought the matching balloon framelit dies and washi  sheets. 
Here is how I used these products and decorated my planner pages this week:

The washi sheets cut perfectly in my cuddle bug! The flags are so cute!!
Along with the Stampin' Up products I also used:
1. DIY Fish printable inserts (Etsy)
2. Studiol2e planner stamps
3. Thin Washi Tape (Michael's)
4. Sticky Notes (Target $1 Spot)

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Riley Mae and the Ready Rapids


Author:Jull Osborne
If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.
Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen shoe spokesperson Riley Mae. After escaping near disaster at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, Riley, her family, and her Swiftriver co-workers fly to a secret hideout in Northwest Montana. But when the plane’s malfunction leads to a rough landing, Riley wants nothing more than to return to friends, church, and home. Then she meets Sunday, a ten-year-old boy from Kenya who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. While her rigorous raft training for the marketing campaign brings a few bumps and bruises, Riley now feels up for the challenge.
Everything looks as bright as the glistening fool’s gold on her “Ready Eddy” river sandals, but everything is not as it seems. Riley soon learns that life is as unpredictable as the raging waters, which, if she is not careful, will sweep her away and into the hands of an enemy who is even closer than she thinks.

I chose this book to ready because I have niece's that are avid readers and I wanted to find books that are interesting, but wholesome.  Another reason this book caught my attention is the location of Yosemite.  I live near Yosemite and it is pretty cool to read about a national landmark in California, and a place I have been to.

I was very pleased with the book.  The storyline kept your attention and you also learned an awesome value that it is more to life than just yourself.  There is a someone greater!  I highly recommend this book for the teens out there.  I am going recommend this book and the series to my niece's.  This would be a great addition to your library.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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