What to do with finished coloring sheets??

I recently participated in a coloring contest with a group of friends on Facebook. I had such a great time coloring. Coloring is such a therapeutic resource! It is so relaxing for me. I always think of how much I enjoy to create things, the feeling I have when I have completed it. I consider how the Father felt each time He said it was good. I mean we are created in His image so surely he has given us creativity.
I used my Shin Han markers to color my image, and a gold sharpie. I then used a gold gel pen to accent specific areas in hopes that it would give my image depth. This is my completed image.

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I was pleased with the finished product… But what do I do with it next? I hated to throw it away. It seemed like I wouldn’t be a good steward of my time if I threw it away. So I decided to cut it up and use it to create cards!

Here are two cards I have made so far. I had enough cut pieces to create eight cards but haven’t finished them all yet.

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Hope you are inspired with today’s post! We had a snow day today so I was able to get a lot of projects started… See you here soon with the finished projects!
Smile Jesus loves you and I do too! Don’t forget to scatter joy with everyone you see!

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Frozen Birthday Decorations – Blast from the Past Project

This was a fun project from the past! Frozen party decorations that I made for a friends daughters birthday.

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Snowflakes to hang from the ceiling and snowflake table decorations

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Pin the nose on Olaf! I drew him and cut him out.

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Door sign for the party entrance

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Refreshment labels

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Birthday banners

Hope you enjoyed this blast from the past project! Please let me know if I can help you design something fun for your child’s birthday!

Don’t forget to scatter joy! Jesus loves you I do too!

Altered Altoid Challenge – Blast from the Past Project

Sometime back I entered an altered Altoid contest. I feel like it is very important when deciding upon a design to consider what the use would be for a creation. I feel like the Lord expects me to be a good steward of my time and if I am going to create something I need to consider what purpose it should have and who it would benefit. Most of my creations either serve a purpose for me or I want to use them as a blessing to someone else.
For this particular challenge I needed to alter an Altoid tin using mostly Close to my heart products. I decided to use some pictures of my great grandmother to create a gift for my mother. I decorated the inside of the tin, front and back, and created a base. Here is what I came up with. My mother has been enjoying this project, it sits on a shelf at her house next to one she created for her mother, my grandmother with a picture of my grandmother and grandfather. Thanks for taking the time to look. I was cleaning out some past pictures and wanted the share some past projects.

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Base front and back

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The back of the tin

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Inside the tin

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The cover of the tin

Hope you enjoyed the blast from the past project! Have a blessed day!
Smile Jesus loves you, I do too! Don’t forget to scatter joy today!

Planner Zipper Pouch

I picked up a three ring binder zipper pouch from the dollar tree and turned it into a pouch for my happy planner! The happy planner doesn’t have the three ring binder rings. It has a wonderfully unique binding ring system!

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I carefully cut off the the “three ring” part of the zipper pouch. The zipper pouch I chose was plastic/vinyl type and I cut it right at the sealed area.

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Once I cut off the three ring area, I lined up the holes using a sheet of my happy planner paper. Making sure to carefully place the pouch exactly how I want It to lay on my planner. It is a tiny bit longer so I needed to line it up perfect. Then used the sheet of happy planner paper to mark where I wanted to make the holes.

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After you mark the holes you use a hole punch to make the holes. Then you use your scissors to cut two small slits up to the hole. Be careful not to cut your slits too wide the slits are what keeps your pouch on the binder rings.

I messed up the first one I did because I didn’t realize the size difference and although just a small difference it made me unhappy so one of my zipper pouches is messed up. I’m not trashing it… I have hope that I can fix it!

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I really am happy with the way it turned out! And it went right on my binder rings. I chose to put my pouch on the front of my planner.

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I placed my planner pens in my pouch….

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I used my handy dandy head band/planner band to secure my planner….

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Tada! All done! I love it love it love it and it makes me happy to know I spent only one dollar!

Hope you enjoyed today’s creation! Love y’all! Stay warm! smile! Jesus loves you and I do too!

Dollar Tree Haul!

I’ve had a snow day the last two days. Yesterday I was able to get out and about and since I am working on a tight budget I decided to shop at the dollar tree! This is what I picked up…

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I bought
*orange folder (in hopes of creating a pocket folder page on one side and post it dashboard on the other side.)
*orange three hole zipper pouch (in hopes to create a zipper pouch for my planner)
*headbands (a simple solution to keeping my planner closed and safe while tucked away in my purse)
*stickers (for special days! I chose birthday themed and emoticon smileys)
*paper clips (pretty them up with ribbon for some special planner markers)
*post its (hopefully to create an awesome easy to access post it page)

My biggest goal in including my planner goodies on my blog is to show you what can be done with very little money. As you all well know I like to use items from my stash. If I have to buy something for my planner I want it to be affordable. Where we live there is no Michaels, no Hobby Lobby, no AC Moore, no target dollar stop… We have Walmart and dollar tree. So I want to give a vision for others who are like me. I bought my happy planner because it was half price on MAMBI. Otherwise I would’ve created a planner from a dollar store calendar. Hope y’all enjoy these posts, I can’t wait for you to see things as I finish them!

Have a blessed day! Smile! Jesus loves you… I do too!

Fun Valentine Gifts!

When considering your valentine gifts this year… Think outside the chocolate box! Last year I created these fun lip balm valentines for a couple special preschool teachers. Pinterest has a ton of wonderful and unique Valentine ideas. Start searching!

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Planning using supplies from your stash

Today we worked on planning for the month of February. I find it so much easier to create a month in advance layout. My goal is to use supplies from my stash and I love the “patchwork” look of combining a variety of coordinating papers to my spreads. I also added some cute animal stickers and Valentine stickers that I have had for some time. The papers I chose were random 6×6 loose papers that were leftover from another project. February is my special month! Both my birthday, my husbands birthday, our anniversary and of course Valentine’s Day make it a wonderful month if love! Here are my February pages before pen and a few last touches.

Monthly layout

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Sample weekly spreads

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Hope you like my pages… Keep looking for some finished pages after pen. I’m off for bedtime! Be blessed! Don’t forget to smile because Jesus loves you and I do too!