Whimsical

Below is a drawing that I learned from a tutorial that was shared in the Bible journaling group that I follow called His Kingdom Come. She actually was my third attempt after I re-watched the tutorial. I’ve never tried drawing anything before, but I think she turned out pretty good. Hope you like her.:)

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The flowers on her dress are from a tutorial found on YouTube.

My GOD is changeless in his LOVE for me,
and he will come and help me.
Psalm 39:10

If you like trying new things, I found a tutorial on how to apply foil to your graphics.

Things I’ve been up to besides trying my hand at painting and drawing:

  • Painting the trim on our house
  • Enjoying a walk with the grandson (it’s kind of an annual Summer event with us) (see picture below of now vs when smaller) He’s growing up so fast.
  • Enjoying patio lounging and swim time with the hubby
  • Playing ball with Razzy. He loves being outside and running.

Just enjoying the beauty in our every day retirement. We laughingly say we are on staycation that will be a years-long staycations since retirement funds don’t really allow for vacations.

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Happy Friday, and have a great week-end. If you have drawings or things you’d like to share, feel free to add in the comments below or just say hi. Enjoy reading any comments. Thanks.

 

Peabea

 

 

 

 

Recycling Idea and Bug Away

If you like to be outdoors, but not so crazy about the little pests that fly around, I have a recycling idea. I saw these citronella vases in the local store selling for upwards of $20 or more, but being on a retirement budget, I decided to make some out of my own vases.

This vase was a gift candle.
After the candle was gone, I hated to part with it, and kept it.
Now it has a new use.

 

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I had this refillable canister from one of those bamboo torches that was also a gift from a few years back that was broken

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so I  made this for my front porch area at a cost of $0

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Then I found this vase at Goodwill for $1.00

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and it needed a taller refillable canister, which I bought for $3.99

 

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Combined, I thought it looked pretty good for my patio area.

 

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I hope you like the idea and have fun making some of your own for when you’re having outdoor fun, plus I think they look great compared to just a generic bug away product.:)
If you make some, I’d love if you’d come back and share a picture in the comments section.
Don’t you just love recycling bargains? I do….and, I like scribbling about my finds.
Enjoy your day, and sending God’s blessings your way,
 
Peabea

Tissues ‘Not’

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To this:

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I was looking for some ideas for my craft supplies, and I found this idea on YouTube. She made hers from the smaller tissue box, but I had some of the larger ones. Takes all of about 15 minutes to make. I used two 12×12 scrapbooking pages. She cut paper towel tubes to different sizes to put inside for the different items, and I found that empty medicine boxes (like cough syrup comes in and others) work well too.

So then, I made another one. Yay!!

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I make purses and smaller bags, and I already had sewn the one below so thought I’d just use it for my pens, markers, and micron pens that I use for Bible journaling

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Getting organized with fun crafts.:)

The video that I found on YouTube is below if you want to make some. Enjoy!

~hugs ‘n giggles~ and lots of Blessings

Peabea

 

And So It Began

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March starts the book of St. Mark. Today was Chapter 4 in my reading through the Bible.

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare they way before thee. Mark 1:1-2

The book of St. Mark begins with John The Baptist (son of Zacharias and Elizabeth – cousin of Mary) baptizing Jesus.

And there came a voice from heaven, saying. Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.St (Mark 1:11)

Bible Journaling

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And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?  Mark 4:39-40 KJV

FREEBIE FOR YOU: In the spirit of Love and since we just came out of the month of Love (February), here’s a kit that I made. You can download it HERE for free without my logo. Hope you enjoy it. You are welcome to use it for personal use only in scrapbooking or a website as complete or in part. Credit is appreciated, but not necessary.

Love for Feb Digital

Comments welcome.:)

Peabea

 

 

 

 

 

Journaling Bible

Still reading through the Bible, and enjoying the Journaling through the Bible. Now doing it on the pages of my Note Takers Bible. Some use an actual Journaling Bible that are one column and have a wider margin, but for now, I found this one locally with a price I could afford.:)

Love all that I’ve been learning about the different mediums for doing the journaling like the Gelatos, Watercolor Pencils, Embossing, etc. and my favorite is the glitter tubes that you find for about 99 cents at WalMart. They work great.

The reading for March is Mark if anyone wants to follow along. I’ll be journaling the scriptures, and if you read along in Mark, any comments would be fun to get your point of view on the Scripture as we head into the Resurrection.

Some of my journaling pages below:

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This one below I did using some freebies from friends in a Facebook Group for Digital Journaling. The Doodles you can find on Tara’s site and the background is from Bernadette. The fence and scripture and element, I added.

Love with B and T elements

This one below, I created for a theme of creation in the His Kingdom Come site. Wouldn’t it be fun to receive such an invitation to explore the beginnings with God and have him tour you through to the cross?

Creation Invitation

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These are the tags that I’ve made so far for the ‘I AM’ theme with HKC.

Hope you enjoyed my bit of journaling that I’ve been working on. Hope you can stop back for the book of Mark.

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Peabea

 

Faux Dori Craft

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Craft Time: Making a Paper Faux Dori. Mine I found a package of three cute file folders at the Dollar Tree. Used one to make the cover. Then like in the video that I worked from, I covered the small booklets of paper with some scrapping cardstock. The banding I used is actual a headband (a package of 6 found at The Dollar Tree). The cutesy added to the closing band is just a page bookmark that I already had. I already had some elastic to use for the inside to slide the books through, but I did buy some at Meijer since I wasn’t sure if I had the right size at home. With buying the elastic, the total cost to make my faux dori was $4.33. I already had the scrapping cardstock, but if you don’t have that, I saw one that used gift wrap. In the video, I don’t think she used the little eyelets for the elastic holders to pass through, but I already had some and thought that would reinforce the holes since it was paper. I think she just punched holes.

If you want to make your own, here is the video. I hope you’ll come back and share your project in the comments so I can see what you created.

Now I’m off to make a fabric one, and add some more accessories to my paper one. Have fun…:)

Happy February!! ‘n Lots of Blessings!!

Peabea

 

Intriguing

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Or at least I thought intriguing. You know how it is when the weather just doesn’t seem nice enough for an outdoor photo shoot? Well, that’s when I start looking for things around the house to photograph, and that is the way it was the day I took this picture. It is straight out of my camera (no cropping; no photoshop) of moisture beads on my kitchen window. To my eye, it did not look like this, but when I took the pictures from my camera to the computer, some look like tiny shells. Or at least I think so. Always love what the naked eye doesn’t see, but the camera does. I love, love photography. Always have.

Sharing over at Black and White Wednesday. Pop over with your photos and join the fun or just browse what others are sharing.

Thanks for visiting me.

~hugs ‘n giggles ‘n blessings~

Peabea