Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What the Word Says Wednesday

This week the Lord has really put on my heart how big He is and how much He cares for me. The young adult group I attend at my church is currently watching The Heart of Passion Series by Louie Giglio. These videos have made this sink even deeper into my heart--just how amazing the God I serve is. I would recommend this series to everyone. It is so good!


That being said, here are the verses I am memorizing this week:

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God who, gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you.”

Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Hope the rest of your week is great! I am gearing up for another 10k this Saturday, so I may be quoting the scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” a lot! I’ll let you know how it goes-I’m aiming to finish in less than an hour.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Free for all Friday: Flower Explosion

Over the weekend, my goal was to get some more flowers made for headbands and clips.  I did get a few done, but am hoping to do some more so I can post them in my etsy shop ( Here are the flowers I came up with:

I love making these flowers because I am able to use all sorts of remnant fabric. The pink ones were even made from a stained pair of leggings!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What the Word Says Wednesday

Recently, I started reading the book Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. Shortly after the Lord had laid Philippians 4:6* on my heart, my friend recommended and lent this book to me. She told me that it was really good. She was right! Right now, I’m only about a third of the way through, but already I have gained some really great insight from this book.


The first part of the book is about being content; with your role, with your circumstances, and with who I am. Before I had read the chapter on being content with me, the Lord had been pressing this on my heart. As women, I think we are constantly struggling with comparing ourselves to others, thinking we aren’t good enough. But this is not what the Bible tells us. Psalm 139:14 tells us we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” In this verse, the Psalmist says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” When was the last time I praised God for how I was made? I don’t know about you, but I think I complain about myself way more than I praise God for how I was made. I realized though, that complaining about myself is in essence criticizing God’s handiwork; His creation that he formed in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13**).

One quote in the book that really stuck out to me was a quote from George MacDonald, a man C.S. Lewis called his mentor. It states: “I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.”

When I read this quote, I couldn’t help but think of all of the magnificent things God has created; the sun, moon, galaxies, beautiful things all around, yet he also created me with that same mindful eye. Not only did he create me, but he knows me by name and knows every hair on my head! I challenge each of you to think about that quote and really take it to heart. Know that God thought about you before He made you and you are definitely not a mistake!

Am I saying that this is easy to do—to not think about our less than perfect qualities? No. But I am going to choose to focus on what God promises versus what Satan is trying to tell me. I have started memorizing scripture that tells me what God promises, so when I have a negative thought, I can recall that scripture. Each week (hopefully), in my What the Word Says Wednesday post, I will share with you the scripture that I am memorizing that week. My hope is that this will encourage you to do the same!


*Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

**Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Made it Monday: Reserved Signs

A couple of weeks ago, my friend called me and asked if I could help her come up with an idea for reserved signs for some tables at her wedding. I told her I’d come up with something and here is how they turned out:

I made two of each background. They were really simple, but looked really nice on the tables (too bad I didn’t take a picture!). Here are the close ups:


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Made it Monday: Canvas Print

After a little hiatus, I am finally back with another post! For today’s Made it Monday, I am going to share a canvas print I made for my mom’s church. They were revamping the ladies bathroom and asked if I could make some sort of canvas wall art. Once my brain got off of vacation mode and into creative mode, I came up with this:

This is how I made it:

I started out by cutting two of the same image out of vinyl with my Cricut. I cut one image out at eleven inches and one at nine inches. After removing all the scrap vinyl, I transferred the image onto the canvas.

I like to use either transfer paper or contact paper to transfer my images, especially when it is a large image. By using the transfer tape, I am able to line the image up easily. It was a little tricky removing the transfer tape since the vinyl doesn’t stick extremely well to the canvas. I had to pull the transfer tape back very slowly.

Once both of the images were on the canvas, I painted over the whole canvas.

After the paint was done drying, I peeled off the vinyl images. So easy and cute! Now, I am trying to figure out a spot where I could put one in my place.

Hope you like it!


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