Faith Friday | 4.29.16

Hi guys!! 

My Faith Friday post is going to be short this week.  I've got some other fun things to share soon, so getting around to journaling hasn't worked out this week.

I wanted to share this photo again - I shared on Instagram on Monday.  McKinley started asking about Bible Journaling and I offered to let her decorate a page in my Journaling Bible.  It was a blank page so I wasn't too worried about where it was. 


She was so excited to jump into this with me, I gave her one of my Journaling Notebooks and she vowed to create two pages each weeknight.  lol 

I also shared with her, that I get some of my inspirations from my devotionals and we started to read hers together each night.  I am so happy about this.  Happy that she loves to be creative like me, and also that I can use this to help her grow in the Word.  YAY!! 


So I was reading my own devotional this week, one of the passages was how we can use our gifts to glorify God.  And among other things, I know that I can use this time together to help teach McKinley about his Word and set a good example for her to be in the Word on a regular basis. 

This little addition of my crafting world has been such an amazing blessing.  ♥

As we were reading together, her devotional was on worldly stuff and how un-important it was to us once we die. 

She said, Well some stuff is important to us.  And I said, Like?  M:  Well, my family.    YES!!  Perfect sister!! 



Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your weekend!!  I'll be back Monday with a fun video for you! 

And I also wanted to plug that next weekend is National Scrapbooking Day - and I'm playing with the ladies over at Clique Kits for their weekend activities!!  Can't wait!!


Couple of Java Junkies

Hey all!


Quick post tonight to share this fun card for the Mojo Monday Sketch.


I got this fun image from Craftin Desert Divas, and I thought it was super cute!!  I pulled out some older papers from my stash to coordinate with the image I colored with Copics.  I added some ribbon and sequins and it was done.  I really took longer to color! 

I really wanted to do the round card this week, but it just never worked out.  Maybe later on! 


That is all!  Thanks for visiting!!

Hello Awesome

Hi again friends!!

I am sharing a cute but super simple card with you today!  I am playing with another challenge over at Retro Sketches.


This card happened a bit my accident as I was digging though my paper stash.  The definition is on the back of the striped paper.  I thought the stripes would be pretty on the sketch I found at RS.  They showed them different on the sketch, but I thought this would be a fun variation.  And I knew I wanted to use these wood words from Jillibean Soup. 

I then finished it off with twine and it was done.  Super simple! 

Feathered Friend Update!

I wanted to share a couple photos from the Chicken Coop.  I did move the turkeys out there last week as they were too big for the box in the garage.  They are still all alone in there own pen, as the new momma chicken does not like them at all. 



Momma and babies are good.  She is crabby – but that also translate to a good and protective momma. 


She’s had them outside and they love it.  However our lil snow storm was probably a bit chilly for them.  When I went to check on them, she had kept them inside. 


April Showers Bring May Flowers

The sun is shining, but we had a winter-y weekend!  We got quite a bit of snow, and it was wet heavy snow.  And since we were off school yesterday, it was AWESOME!! 

I wanted to play along with a few card challenges while I was home and snuggled in.  I’m sharing two of them today!

This card is for The Paper Players Sketch Challenge.  I picked up this SunShine stamp set from Jillibean Soup awhile back, but just got the dies to go with it this last weekend in mail. 


After I stamped it, I dug through my scraps of paper and found these fun papers in yellows and blacks.  I then created the shaker part of the card and added the fun sequins.   I added some ribbon to pull everything together how I liked it. 

My view while I was die cutting.  That’s Montana weather for you!



I also am playing with the Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge this week.  I felt the flowers in the Clique Kit Spring card kit I shared yesterday fit together with the inspiration photo on this challenge. 


I created the border with some new MFT border dies and added it to the fun striped paper.  Then I embossed the sentiment in gold and popped on the flower die cut. 


I just love all the gold in this kit! 


We are back to school today and our busy Tuesday afternoons.  Plus tonight is Stamp Club.  YAY!! 

Thanks for the visit!!

Today’s Challenges – Click on the image to view the challenge site.


Clique Kits Spring Card Kit | Unboxing and a Card Video

Hi guys!! 

I snuck in some time to work on a project to help out my friends at Clique Kits!  They are some sweet ladies I knew from my DT days with Memory Works and they started their own lil Scrapbooking Kit club.  And it’s always so, so cute, but I’m really not scrapbooking.  (I haven’t even started 2016’s Project Life.  Like at all!!  *Gasp*) 

So I got to play with their Spring Card Kit.  It’s so pretty!! 

I will be sharing more as this month goes on, but I wanted to share a couple things today! 

I shared an Unboxing Video of the Kit Contents  - check it out on YouTube too.





And I created a super cute card that I’m sharing over on their blog today!  Check it out HERE.


And here is the video for the card. 




On Saturday, I did a Vendor Show here locally and unloaded a lot of cards.  But I still have quite a few left, so I might add them to Etsy.  Like I said I was awhile back!!  lol 

The rest of this weekend has been rainy  and we've been huddled up enjoying our 3 day weekend!  Now, we count down 22 days left of school!! 

Thanks for the visit today!

Paper Pumpkin

Hi all!! 

Do you guys get the Paper Pumpkin from Stampin Up!?  <--- Is that grammatically allowed? Hmm…


Anyway, for Sale A Bration, they offered 3 months at a discount and a Free SAB item.  So I nabbed that at the March club meeting.  Such cute ideas!!


This was the kit I got in the mail Monday.  I posted this on Instagram Monday night!!  I literally sat and worked on it while RC did his homework!  It’s so fun to have such cute lil projects that are beyond simple and easy!


So then, this was all the leftover goodness.  Always the fun set, and ink spot.  But all this other leftover paper this time! 


I created this card with all the leftover supplies and my own card base.  It’s not my normal style, but it’s kind of fun.   I wish maybe for some other color of “leaves” but really it turned out ok. 

I still have more black tags and some ribbon, so I may use them in the future soon. 


This month you also got a free stamp set as a Thank You gift for their 3 years.  It’s a super cute set and I can’t wait to play with it. 

As mentioned, I’m busy prepping for my Vendor Show this weekend.  I’ll try to share that on Sunday with you all, but that is it for this week for me!


Thanks for the visit – enjoy!! 


Hi all!!

I really enjoyed the weekend here at the Skiff Farm!!  The weather was so nice – too nice to be inside!! 

But – I am doing a Craft Vendor Show this weekend, so I’m trying to get some things prepped for it.  I wanted to get a few more cards done this week, but mostly I’ll be quiet around the blog.  I think no more every day posts. 


So for today – I have a fun card to share with you!

It started with the Butterfly.  I wanted to play with The Paper Players challenge, and then I thought it would work out for the MFT Sketch Challenge. 



Mostly die cutting and some ink blending.  Then I added this sentiment from an older MFT set – I don’t know what it’s called, and it’s no longer on their website.  Sad smile 

Thanks for stopping in to check things out!! 

Have a great week! 

Faith Friday 4.15.16

Eek - it's Tax Day!!  Did you get yours done?  Thankfully, I did.  I hate taxes, but I'm always happy when they are done. 

I wanted to share some new things with you today.  I found a super fun Bible Journaling "Class" online, and I've been watching a few of the videos.  And the ideas are amazing!!  So today's idea came from one of the episodes on the class. 

The class is by Rebekah R Jones and you can find it here on her blog.  Totally FREE and full of great tips. 

Enjoy the video or watch it on YouTube.


For the process of the page, this was crazy fun to add the vellum.  I can see this happening so much more, and will be easy to work on separately and add in later on.  It's also really nice to be able to create something new and then if you do mess up, you can redo it.  LOVE this !!


For the Scripture, I finally started in my Create to Create devotional.  Um, hello!!  I LOVE THIS.  And this is so what I need to read. 

OWN IT baby! 

I have always loved being creative, and now I am using those gifts God gave me to give Him the Glory!  I love that I am able to get more into the Word, and learn.  But I also have a great way to use my creativity to honor him.  I'm so excited to have found this fun outlet, and I am hoping you are all enjoying my Faith Friday posts!! 


We are going to be around the house this weekend.  It's been pouring rain all night - much needed.  So I don't think my outside chores are going to get done, but my inside ones need some attention too.

Before I go, I wanted to share, last night, I went out to give the chickens water and was happily surprised to see some new BABY CHICKS!!

I knew Mama have been sitting on them, but I wasn't sure it would really work!!  How fun!! 






Adventure Awaits | PTI Petite Places | Video

Good Morning friends,

I have a fun card and a video for you all today!  So excited to finally share this fun set. 

I picked up some goodies from Papertrey Ink awhile back and I caved on the Petite Places Camper set.  It's a lil tricky to work with but they are so stinking cute!! 

I filmed the process of creating today's card, but I'm also sharing with you some other projects I did when I first got the set. 

You can also watch the video HERE on YouTube.








I am playing along with this week's challenge at the Global Design Project which was a Nature theme. 

I have about a month before I can give this to it's recipient, but thankfully she isn't online.  I am excited to share this cute card with her. 

Stamps and Dies - Papertrey Ink Petite Places


I had to create this lil jar topper with the domes.  I can see this could be so addicting, but it's very time consuming, thus making me think who would justify such a treasure!  lol.   I do think tho, I'll add some S'More goodie to this and give to one of my camping friends. 


I also created this lil ornament, and I know that this one will be going to one of my other camping friends to hang in her "bus". 


Maki Birthday Wish!

Hey Sugar! 

Ha – Hey Sugar Lovers?  Sugar Pea lovers that is! 

I am playing along with another fun sketch challenge from the Sugar Pea Designs site. 



I love this lil Sushi eating Penguin, and normally I think he needs to have a brightly colored belt to go with his black and white complexion.  However, he’s upgraded to a GOLD belt.  A Wink of Stella Gold belt, no less! 

I used the color scheme from this Stampin Up paper pack, with the Coral, Gold and Grey. 


The Sugar Pea team is releasing some new images this week too, and I can’t wait to see them!! 



I had the heart punch out and added a couple inside with the sentiment. 

That is all for me today! 

Thank you for the visit!!