I weep not with shabby girl

I’m in various Bible Journaling/Bible Reading groups that do such great scrapbook and/or digital pages. They do such great drawings so I’m dipping my pencil (as you might say) onto the canvas page to see if I can even draw more than a stick figure. So far, I’ve tried a couple of gals since I see lots of those used in pages. This one is my weeping girl since I was going for the eyes closed, and I wanted to add a quote (from me) about her weeping.

Hope you like it, and hopefully you’re not laughing too loudly at my first attempt at drawing a girl. I know…the pencil marks are messy. Will work on that. :)

Happy Wednesday,

It’s a sad world this week so I guess my gal could be weeping of sadness also, but we continue on with prayers to Paris and Jesus’ steady promises to guide.

Thanks for stopping by,


You also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:13 NIV


Pictorial Friday ~ No Longer

With starting Pictorial Friday, I thought maybe I’d meet others who love photography as much as I always have and those who love to manipulate their photos into something artistic looking using software programs. Didn’t happen, so I can only think no participants meant no interest.

‘Thank You’ so much to the three photography lovers who did play along. Mother Hen, Cowgirl Yankee, and Cath@Home. Touched my heart greatly to see you there and your comments.

God Bless and Praise Jesus. :)


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Playing With Snow

Tyson snow on CA picture for fun

The internet is all kinds of fun with people who share their talents. The Coffee Shop Blog, which I follow has a great tutorial for adding snow, and she gave a link to a generous gal who also shared how to make a snow brush in Adobe Photoshop. Her tutorial is at Fstoppers  or you can click this link https://fstoppers.com/video/how-make-snow-photoshop-custom-brushes-8158.

Rita at The Coffee Shop Blog also shares her snow brush as a download. I played with making my own brush settings for the snow on this picture of my grandson when we visited California last year using the directions from Fstoppers page. Thought it would be fun to make snow in California. :) He was wearing a coat because when we visited, it was rainy and chilly…go figure, we left Ohio chilly and took, I guess, our chilly weather with us. But the beauty of California chilly was that by mid morning it had warmed enough to ditch the jackets. Loved it there.

The photo below I changed to Black and White to share over at Black and White Wednesdays. Give a visit there to see what others are doing with their Black and White photos.

Tyson snow on CA picture for Black White Wed

Enjoy and leave a comment so I know you visited…even if you only say Hello.

A quote from Me:

pb_mylifepicture brush

If you like my quote brush, you can download it HERE without my initials.


Today is Veteran’s Day so I say ‘Thank You’ to all Veterans that I may enjoy the freedom to be here today writing this blog post. You are thought of, appreciated, and admired for all you have done now and in the past. Hope you enjoy your day.
R.I.P. also to those who gave their life so bravely.



Family for HKC

Genesis 12:3

 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 28:14

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in they seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

 Ephesians 3: 14-15

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.

Romans 15:5-7

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

  Romans 14:11


                                                                                       Romans 11:17                                                                                       

And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree

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Have a blessed week ahead.


A printable gift for you:

Tea quote You can download full size HERE

Pictorial Friday ~ Photo Art

Beach Fun

Digital scrapbooking or turning a photo into art (sort of) is fun. I sometimes make my own backgrounds and kits, but this basic kit is from Charlize C, designer at Oscraps.com and then I added some from my photo program; like the beach ball and the Beach Fun Sign.

Click my little froggy friend so we can visit and  see what fun things you’ve been photographing or the digital photos you’ve been working on. Anything photography is what Pictorial Friday is about. Try to visit others that link up and leave a comment for them. Even if you don’t link up, thanks for stopping by. We enjoy seeing all visitors and especially comments. :)

Feel free to take my button:

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Original photo that I used for this post: The grandbabykins playing in the sand on the beach when he was a littlekins.

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Black ‘n White Wednesday

Cmas child for b w wednesday

I didn’t take the photo of my grandson opening his Christmas presents at Christmas one year (my son did), but I did take the photo of our Blue Spruce out in the front yard that I moved him onto. I thought it made a nice backdrop for contrast. I also applied the cracked glass texture from The Coffee Shop Blog. She is sharing it as a free texture.

Below is the photo without the cracked glass texture. Which do you like best?

Cody cmas tree

Sharing over at Black and White Wednesday.

Enjoy, leave a comment of thoughts or just a hello and then pop over to see what others are sharing or better yet, share your black and white photography. :)


~hugs giggles and blessings~


October Month

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October photos:

October: a month when green bursts into a beautiful display of the color orange in varying shades.

Sharing over at A Month in Photos at Mona’s. Mona's Picturesque for wordpress

Love, Blessings, Prayers and ~hugs ‘n giggles~


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