Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Periscope, Canva and a Few Other Things

Good Afternoon,

I don't always like to let the "cat out the bag" to early but if I don't share how will you know what's going on in my world.  Let me start off by saying this last few weeks have been way off, what do I mean....well for one I've felt bad, two I'm off my Bible Study time, not sleeping well, just in a rut and right at the cusp of a breakthrough all at once!!

There are some major things going on in my life but I still can't discuss them with you all right now but Oh when I can we(you can join in if you want to) will be rejoicing!!! I have been looking into what's next for my life and I had to remember to consult with God on that since He orchestrated everything up til now anyway.  I was fortunate enough though to be introduced by way of Twitter to Periscope and after watching, taking notes, sending a few emails, following advice I put it out there that today would be by 1st Periscope.  Well, I did it and if you download the Periscope app and follow me Ptitus123 you can watch my first scope.  It was just a 5 minute Scope to introduce myself but the point is I Did It!!!!

So here is my advertisement for Periscope using a wonderful tool Canva that allows you to create graphics like this one.

Well, I have some other things I need to be doing while my daughter is ready to help me so I will get back with you all later.  Until then, I pray all is well and that you're doing well and living your Purpose!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Feeling A Bit Excited

Hey Everyone

I told you I'd be back and here I am!!!  I wanted to come and do a short blog to keep my Word which is something that although my health isn't where I'd like it to be this has become a big thing for me. Even on my worst day I want to be able to try my best to keep my word.  My Dad always told us when we were growing up your Word is Your Bond!! In other words there maybe sometimes in your life that it maybe the only thing you have is your Word and it can make all the difference.

I did something big last week and stepped out on Faith and not to let the "cat out the bag just yet will hold on for a bit until the deal is done and then share it with you all.  I will share this though, since 2013 when my health began to really fail me my attitude about my future really changed.  I love being active and the thought of not being able to come and go as I please especially now is depressing to say the least; but if I wasn't a woman of Faith I would have thrown in the towel last summer when I began to realize that my surgery had not been a complete success.  At 48 I'm asking myself what next and I tell you the opinions, suggestions and perceptions have been something else but I'm so glad that gave me three nuggets of encouragement.  The first one was in early 2013 You don't have to validate yourself in anyone's eyes I will validate you in due season.  The second one came a few days after I came home from my surgery March 2014 I want to heal you from the inside out.  Lastly, You were Healed as you went. Now that last just came a few weeks ago and I told my Pastor I don't know where I'm going but I believe God.

Tomorrow will mark the last day of a project that God gave me back in April.  It is (was) the #90DaysofUplifting project and each day I had to post to Social media mainly to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram something that would be encouraging and uplifting to someone.  It wasn't until I was in for about 2 weeks that God let me know that this is for me also.  You know what I'm coming to realize that God is always wanting what's best for us even when we have to go through something to get to it.

Well this is all for now more to come.  Until next time Be Blessed Be Encouraged and Be Creative

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bible Journaling, Instagram and Documented Faith

    Hello I wanted to share with you a little more about my Faith walk. I found Bible journaling in January of this year after getting more into studying the Word in 2014 via She Reads Truth. It was last year when I found Illustrated Faith on Instagram and let's just say it allowed my love of God and the love to create collided into creating art in my Journaling Bible.  Since beginning this journey I have become a part of many like minded students of the Word of God who through art journaling express our love of God. We have prayed, cried,shared and given to each other. It is so encouraging to know that the Body of Christ is in full effect loving, growing, praying and sharing daily.

In my last post I mentioned winning a Bible Journaling Instagram giveaway   can I just say I love everything and especially the Bible Tabs they are beautiful!!!!  I so look forward to being creative with all of these items.  I hope you will come back and see what I've been able to express as I continually seek to draw closer to God. 

I also wanted to share that I'm starting Documented Faith created by Stephanie Ackerman.  I wanted to do this as a way of being more opened to my Faith Walk.  The more you put in the more you get our. I love God and all that He has done for me. She picks a theme for the Month July is Authenticity and each week you journal according the scripture and sub-topic Stephanie post. I came in on week 29 the scripture was Psalm 139:13-14 this method of journaling the Word of God makes me really think more Relational. What do I mean?  How can I make this relational between me and God, how do I apply it to my life daily, how do look honestly at my life, how is it lining up with God's commands for how I conduct myself as a servant of Him.  

the following day I journaled it in my Bible by using a ball of yarn and declaring on the Word that I am indeed Beautifully Made

the following day I added a tip in Project Life card themed I AM all of these things.

I hope and pray that if you desire to become closer to God that you will join me and many other Believers in either group Documented Faith, Journaling Bible Community on Facebook.  You will be welcomed with opened arms. 

I'm planning to post weekly, so please come back and let me know what you think.  Be Blessed Be Encouraged and as always Be Creative.  

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thank you Melanie

So in December I discovered Bible Journaling on Instagram and since I have devotional time daily and art of some type my creative outlet since my illness, surgery, setback and new issues. I'm thinking why not give this a try. Here are a few of my favorite Bible Journaling entries:::::

Well if you're an avid Social media geek like me you enter all the wonderful and generous giveaways listed daily. Well, I did forgot all about it and won thanks to biblejournalingdaily now I can't wait to come up with ways to express my love for God through my art and the kindness of her heart to share. Thank you Melanie❤❤

Friday, July 10, 2015

So look what Arrived via my Brother

So I've only been drooling over the Raskog cart from IKEA for months and then discovered that Sam's club has one for a fraction of the cost. Well during our catch up convo it came up and dadaaaaa here she is!!!!
It's only been 24 hours and I have to really go over my method of organizing but I immediately see that I need another one. Stay tuned for that in the next few weeks!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Time to Catch you Up

  I can say my illness is sapping the life right out of me! If I didn't have Faith in God I would've thrown in the towel last year!! 
I'm still trying to knit and crochet this is about to be a pic heavy post but this will bring you up to speed. I tried my hand st selling some of my goods I even learned how to arm knit Infinity scarves and learn to knit seed stitch which I now love.

Thanks to Instagram I fell in deep curiosity of the Midori Traveler's Notebook and upon stalking YouTube I use my birthday money to invest in not one but two notebooks. While waiting for my Fawndoris created by 3SpeckledFawns I have the Passport size and the Regular size both with extra room. Here's the evolution of my Fawndoris.
Well look for my next post until then Be Blessed and Be Creative!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Time to Plan a Catch Up

The end of my year was good, not so much on the health end but I did make a change in how I plan I was able after some Christmas cash to create my Unicorn Planner. How you ask........take apart and trim one Erin Condren Life Planner and insert it into one Kikki K Planner Binder!! It's been nearly 6 months and I'm still in love and have planner Peace!!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Ravelry, Planning and other Random Things

Well as much as I think that my new sedentary life will yeild me more time to stay up on my set blog schedule my only constant is daily Devotional and Prayer time.  When you give your Will over to God's Will the day can go any kind of way as long as you are being kind and helpful along the way.

Let's jump right in and I will share my latest SWAP package that I recieved from Paisley Spirit on Ravelry from the Cowl Swap group I'm in.  Needless to say I love everything and look forward to knitting/crocheting and getting lots of compliments from wearing my wonderful cowl she created for me.

Here it is my Erin Condren Life Planner in a Day Runner Binder. Ask me how you can get $10 off your very first order.  I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about taking my planner and ripping it out of the coil and cutting off the side just to 
put it into a Binder.  Turns out I love it.  I did just 1 month and after a week went ahead 
and did all the way up to March 2015.  

The next thing I did was pull out my Cricut Expression and figure out how to make my own dividers with ornate tabs just because I could kinda thing.  It took me a while because I use the Cricut Craftroom software and for some reason I could not get both shapes to weld into one shape for cutting.  I had to walk away and then since I find everything on Socail Media I figure the fastest way after searching the site for help was to try Facebook and YES I hit the jackpot.  I found the answer I needed and proceeded to make these babies.

                                                   That line is the problem I tried to fix.

Here's my cute Top Tabbed Dividers cut, laminated and punched



                                               MY LABELED TOP TABBED DIVIDERS

Well that's it for now hope you enjoyed my little post and I pray all is well if not know that God is able to do whatever you stand in the need of.  I will be posting several videos here in the next few weeks until then Be Blessed, Be Encouraged and always Be Creative.  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

German Short Row Tutorial

German Short Row Method    This method right here has changed my knitting just so you know.  It creates such a nice look and it's so easy to remember.  I hope that this method of creating Short Rows will de-mystify the whole process.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.  Happy Knitting!!!  

Here's what my German Short Rows look like.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Life, Erin Condren, Instagram, Smashbooking and ME

So it's been almost 2 months since my last post and alot of things have transpired since that time.  One should be obvious my Blog has a new look thanks so much to Ms. Paulina D.  I want to thanks so much for giving my blog a new look.......Paulina YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!

Let's jump right in.  Life well, since the last post I'm still not working trying to get my Etsy shop up and rolling making a few sales but the fees are killing my profit so there maybe a change in shops real soon.  My health is about the same I am having some better days and feeling a little stronger.  Thanks to my DD Carmen she gave me and her son a great gift a virus so for the past 10 days there's been a lot of coughing, sneezing, tea with honey, Nyquil, Theraflu, Ricola, Water and Orange juice and needless to say handwashing just because, Lysol sprayed throughout several times a day with windows opened to air out the house. LOL

Instagram well I finally did my first Instagram/FB giveaway in collaborations with The Ink Road and Forever Anchored 316 both with shops on Etsy.com were so awesome in helping my followers have an awesome experience
 I can't wait until I reach 500 followers there will be some gift cards and goodies involved.  Thanks to everyone that participated but especially to my collaborators you were so awesome!!!!  Hugs to you both.

Erin Condren..........I have really blossomed since I first heard about this Planner.  In my previous post and Video I talked about my first planner and then my discovery of ECLP which I'm absolutely in love with.  Since this time 2 months ago WOW it's been that long I've become involved in a lot of FB groups specifically for Erin Condren Planners.  Here are a few pics of my Planner

This first pic is a screen shot of how I would like to eventually master in my planner.  What I love most is the neatness and Jen D. is the creator of this lovely layout and in my book the master of great layouts in planning.

This week was in July and it was getting pretty busy I just took a look back and wow it became even more hectic 

Here's a Dashboard I made by laminating the left side and then punching 1/8" holes and spliting them so that they just snapped into the Planner.  I use these to write Biblical Inspirations weekly.

Here's on of my weeks in August and although most ECLP users don't color coordinate with the specific month I do.  I never plan with a theme in mind it's always with color, and stickers and I'm trying to get into using the same color ink as the month BUT so far that's not consistent.

Here we have September and I've tried to be a lot more organized in how I list my items. One thing I'm learning is this is an ever evovling process and I still have a long way to go.  

In my next post I will talk about my FoldOut Dashboard I made and how it's helping organize my living space and my wallet. So stay tuned for that.  Next up let's talk about something I've wanted to do since I first started this hobby.

Smashbooking is a form of scrapbooking but without serious forethought at least that's normally my approach.  To me it's like making a collage of your life in stroy form.  This group I joined on FB Smash & Share had a 30 Days of Lists Challenge for August and I thought why not and jumped right on in.  Here are a few pages that I made