Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thankful Thursdays

I am taking part in Thankful Thursdays -  a new meme originating from His Kingdom Come.

This week I am thankful for:
1.  Spending a long weekend in Florida with the foundation team  of  His Kingdom Come. For most of us, it was the first time we had met in person    since we began the HKC community. I cannot begin to adequately describe how well we gel together as a team. We had fun, created a lot of art, and got a lot of business done.And wait until you see the collaborative class we put together which will come out next month on the HKC site!

2.  I am so thankful that it is Spring, although it is colder this week, there are leaves appearing on trees and flowers blooming in gardens. This season of new life is my favorite time of year!

3.  I am thankful that our girls are happy in their marriages. One celebrated their third anniversary this week and the other celebrates her third anniversary in June. They married great guys that I am pleased to call sons!

4.  I am thankful that through the outreach ministry of our church that God has brought into my life a few ladies and their children who I now call family. He has blessed me with a bunch of kids who are now my God-grandchildren. My friend Shonna used one of them as a model for an adult coloring book project she is working on for HKC.


5.  I am thankful for my hubby. He is so supportive and encouraging in everything I do. (This one may appear on the list every week - just sayin'!)

Join us at HKC and share what you are thankful for this week. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Creative Call Art Journal Notebook

Our community at His Kingdom Come is starting a book club in a few weeks. Our first book is The Creative Call: An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit by Janice Elsheimer. I decided to make my own notebook after reading a tutorial by Ali Manning at Vintage Page Designs. The cover is made from a single piece of  heavy stock paper and has two signatures attached with a very simple sewing method. I made it a size where my signatures could be 8.5x11 pieces of paper folded in half. I covered the front and back with a variety of pages I had painted on the Gelli Plate and added some deli paper accents. I even make the plant sprig stamp from a foam sheet! I needed a fun project to rejuvenate my creativity and energy and this did the trick!

I used a thinner paper for my pages then I normally use and it puckered on the flip-side when I adhered the accents. So on the next one I'll use watercolor paper. I'm ready to fill the pages with quotes and art! The book club begins in May and anyone can join us. Head over to the His Kingdom Come website and check us out!

We are ending a nice weekend visiting my family in Michigan for my niece's baby shower. We are all housed at my sister's (Bliss Cottage) and it has been a beautiful Spring weekend at the lake. I especially love the lake early in the morning when it is calm and reflecting the world around it.

I hope you all have a good week. It's a busy one around here. We are hosting a conference this week at my church/job and then I head down to Florida for a long weekend where the HKC foundation team is getting together for a retreat. Enjoy your week!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Resurrection Sunday

"Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures,
he was buried,
he was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures."
1 Corinthians 15:3-4

He is risen indeed!