Bible Journaling – Acts 4:12

So we are on our third verse for the #scripturememorychallenge for our church.

Acts 4:12 ESV:

“And there is Salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

We joined forces with our friends, the Bookholdt’s, to do our memory video this past week. The verse gets explained in more detail:
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Marc goes by Booky in these vids, and his son Justin is behind the camera. I can’t say I’ve ever had more fun memorizing scripture before! Lol.

So besides that vid, Eleanor and I did Bible journaling videos as well. I put mine to music and I think she’s going to narrate hers… we shall find out once I embed the vids.

So far, I’m mostly sticking to pens and lettering (poor lettering)… but I’m learning a little each time. I may branch out and put a sticker on it next time. Lol. Eleanor got a little crazy with misting, but that’s been her favorite thing for a while.

We are kinda tryin’ to get on a schedule so we hope to have a journaling vid or two every wednesday.

 

 

 

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So here are the flix. We hope you enjoy them and we hope you’ll join us in bible journaling and scripture memory.

 

Have a blessed week!

Stay tuned for some scrapbooking on Friday!

 

xo, Fitty

#LoveSummerArt

So there’s this amazing Hashtag Party goin’ on this weekend and it’s all kinds of Artastic!!  #LOVESUMMERART

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If you’re an artist/creator youtuber, you can join the facebook group here: Youtube Channel Art and Crafts

If you are not a youtube creator and just want to enjoy the Arty vids, then just simply type in the hashtag #LoveSummerArt in the search bar on youtube and see what comes up!  I happened upon this by accident really… lol.  So as usual, I had like a day to come up with something… but it gave me an opportunity to pick up something I started and never finished.

So here is my #LoveSummerArt vid:

I had started a “beach” mini last June, and then with all the moving that went on this year, my arts and crafts were mostly in boxes so I never got the chance to finish it, but now that I’m back in business, I’m aiming to get it done within the next couple weeks.

I used this printable canvas for the cover image as well as an image of my daughter and my neice running on the beach.

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Love this stuff! I use it for sewing projects, but it also works great for scrapbooking. This brand was a bit sturdier than I like it to be for sewing projects, but it’s great for this purpose. It’s made by Printworks.

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So I did one 2 page layout using that large canvas photo of my daughter and my neice, and another 2 page layout using 4 photos of my daughter and nephews.

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It was so much fun, I hope to get another video up by monday… or perhaps Roo might wanna do one too…  Weekends are always super busy so it’s hard to get stuff together, but we will try!

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So anyway, we will surely share whatever we come up with next!  Have a great week!

 

Fitty & Roo

 

 

Scrapping Double with Fitty and Roo!

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Last night Roo decided it was time she made her own crafty process video.  And I have to say she did a pretty darn good job…  lol.  She even narrated it!

Since I still wanted to use the same photo she stole from me… I decided to make a game of it and have Roo and I both scrap process the same photo.  So I made a part 1 with Roo, and a part 2 with me.

So here’s Roo’s layout!

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She is OBSESSED with mists and masks!  Almost as much as modeling paste.  Had we not run out, she probably would’ve used that too…

 

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So I call this a success because no ink was spilled! ( I just jumped in whenever I saw something about to fall off the table…  )  I think she’s definitely leaning toward a more mixed media preference…  I think her finished product is beautiful!  Even though at some point I think she says that she wished she had purple mist…

And here is mine:

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I used one mask and one mist.  lol.   We both used watercolors. And we both used the same Heidi Swap Heart embellishments.

 

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That black ink is just a speedball India Ink.  My new fav…  when you want the blackest black.  Though I have no other black ink to compare to…  it does the job quite nicely enough that I’m not looking.

 

And here are our process videos!

Hope you like em’!

 

HAPPY JULY 4th!   Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and blessed weekend!

 

 

 

 

Oh yea… forgot about that…

 

Meanwhile, in BlogUniversity…

Today’s challenge is to write a post about something that inspired us while re-working our “about me” pages.  Well… not that this blog is meant to be humorous, but when forced to think about myself, the first thing that comes to mind is just a good pile of silly.  So I was inspired to write more about the “silly” in my life.

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And by write, I really mean show.  So this post might be cheating because I’m doing more of a visual post then a well thought out lots of words post…  but I like visual.

If you’re my facebook friend, this is the usual stuff I post… I try not to get too personal on facebook… because well you know… conspiracy and world domination and that sorta thing.   No, I will not tell you all the cities I’ve lived in before you could track it through my photos!!

So that’s Norma up there is the fab wig.  She was getting ready for her date with the pile of clothes on the laundry room floor.

This next pic is a bit of a fib because it’s not my dog.  It lives on my sister’s parents-in-law’s farm.  And by golly, I’ve never seen a do like that on a dog before in my life.  It begged to be photographed and pointed out!

 

 

 

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And here we have me shopping myself into a Natalie Dee pic.  My goto gal for a quick pick me up laugh.  I give her full credit for this work.  Please visit:  Nataliedee.com

 

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This pic was in response to this frog takeover that was happening at my house.  We’d get home at night and they were EVERYWHERE!  It was nutty.  I hope it happens again.  They were so small and cute!  Who doesn’t love FROGS!  KERMIT PEOPLE!

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So Kevin doesn’t share my enthusiasm for Sprinkles.  End of story.

 

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That’s all the pics I could find right now due to my spectacular fall down the stairs yesterday while carrying a decorative bin and my hard drive full of pics.  I bounced on a few steps.  The hard drive didn’t “bounce” as well as I.  It lost some pieces.  Cracked itself up if you will.  I shouldn’t even add this, but that was not my first time falling while carrying it! So I was already having to hold the usb cable onto it to keep it from falling out while I retrieved files from it.  So this time… I haven’t been successful yet as to find a way to get it to work again.  May need professional help…

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Scrapbook Process- 8×10 photo

So the pile of photos from the last couple months are now holding a grudge because I laid down these before them… Sometimes, you just really get inspired by a certain collection of pics and you can’t help it.

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It’s been a while since I used a big photo. It’s funny how your style changes. A year or so ago, I was all about big photos and two page layouts. Now, I like small photos and one focal page. My pattern these days is a 12×12 of my fav pic, and a projectlife style spread for the details on the facing side. Like this:

 

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The produce paper is from the Studio Calico April kit… but I really can’t say what else is… I was in organizing mode and just mixed the kit into my stash when I got it…

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So I actually made a mistake when I was sewing this picture onto the background.. I’ve never met a sewing machine that liked to sew through photo paper… some less than others… so sometimes you get a little bubbling because the photo paper sticks a bit. (especially super glossy paper)

So I decided to cut along the sewn line on top of the photo and use it as a pocket for layering stuff. And this was just one of those times that a mistake ended up to be my favorite thing about a project.
And here’s the blow by blow for any craftypants peeps that are interested!

 

 

And remember, Happiness is Homemade!

 

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Have a great week!

Photo share: All dressed up and goin’ nowhere

Some of you have little girls.  And some of you have little GIRLS!  I never in a million years thought I would have such a little girly girliest of the girls girl.  There is nothing TOM or BOY about it.  It’s a dress everyday no matter what we’re doing.  Like today for instance…

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My mom bought this Barbie Jeep from a yard sale last summer, but it didn’t have a battery. She kept it at her house but now that she’s moving, we inherited it. It doesn’t seem to bother Eleanor in the least that it doesn’t go anywhere, she still decided to get dressed and go for a “ride”.

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And a bonus feature is the car phone. Not sure how I feel about this… Are we just training our kids to use the phone while they drive? Oh who am I kidding… they’ll have it hard wired to their hands free brains by the time she gets her license.

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And I’m afraid Norma gets to ride shotgun and listen to the “pretend” music that Eleanor is singing at the top of her lungs with whether she likes it or not.

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I’m pretty lucky that this kid can entertain herself anywhere, anytime, with anything… As long as she has access to her dress collection, she’s good. I could really learn from her. Every time I’m stressed about life… I could probably just put on my party dress and dance away the blues.

I do plan on getting a battery for that car before summer… we’ll see.

There’s so many Groovy things to do…

fitty-madebyfitty-oldbook-scrapbooking-studiocalico-americancrafts-coupleOne of my favorite things to do is to use old books as Scrapbooks. I’ve actually given them as gifts more than I’ve made for myself… but I have a few works in progress that I add to as I get just the right photo. I’m quite picky when it comes to what photos I use for my old book books… Old book book scrap book books. sheesh…
But with today’s apps and programs, you can pretty much make any photo look like it was taken when the book was written. And lately, I think God is trying to tell me that I was born too late. Well not lately, my whole life actually… Things of old just seem to gravitate toward me… People just give me furniture that looks like it was George Washington’s cousin’s wife’s mother-in-law’s. They leave me nik naks that look like they’ve been run over by trains. And they know that I will like them. And now I’ve moved to a house that was built in 1802… kinda by chance… so it’s all good because now my stuff matches my house! And my old book scrapbooks fit right in!

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This is just more proof that anything works as a scrapbook. I used some paint and confetti to embellish. Not much involved here. It’s just about what you think looks good.  I know I always talk about doodling.  But seriously, it’s my favorite embellishment.  You don’t have to be a master artist.  That’s why it’s called doodling.  It’s mindless scribbling!  And it just looks good no matter what you do.  And if you don’t like the way it looks, cover it up with a sticker.

Seriously folks…  I’ve kinda be re-inspired to scrap some older photos..  Moving always forces you to look through old boxes… and I found the motherload of pics and old albums.  So many have good scrap potential.  I’m always torn about how to organize my scrapbooks. Like, should this one be just for this year?  Should this one be just of the dog?  Should I start a new one every year for just me and Daryl?  AHHHHH, it’s brain wracking…  So I decided that my old book scrapbooks are going to follow no rule.  They will just be.  Any photo I come across that I think would make a good arty entry to my old book will just be rendered admittance.  No questions asked.

 

Stay Groovy.

XO Fitty

Sure, buy your 4-year old a sewing machine!

For Christmas this year, my daughter wanted a sewing machine.  I’d gotten her this one last year, but slightly different colors:


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And though it meant well, it broke fairly quickly and was more trouble than it was worth because it frustratingly did not sew like a sewing machine. It’s a toy. Plain and simple. So please, if any moms out there are looking to actually purchase a “starter” machine for thier children, do not waste your money on this!

I feel bad bashing this because my aunt actually bought Eleanor one of these this year and gave it to her on Christmas Eve.  And she totally loved it because she remembered how she had one and it broke.  She was 3, so she didn’t really know that she couldn’t actually make anything with it.  So on Christmas eve, she was excited to play with it!  My nephew, (who also loves to sew), joined in and and quickly realized it’s limits.  I actually let him use mine when he comes over and he’s pretty good at it.

So anyway, if you buy it as a “toy”, then fine.  But just don’t expect to get anywhere or be able to teach someone sewing with it.

So this year, when she told me Santa was bringing her a new sewing machine, I decided to look for a real one.  I got an email from Jo-Ann Fabrics about a sale on Janome sewing machines.  I’ve never used a Janome, but I’ve heard good things.  They magically had these Hello Kitty themed machines… I thought… how perfect because my daughter is def. engulfed in the whole Hello Kitty universe.

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I didn’t know what to expect, but I ordered it . And I have to say…  I am so impressed with this machine.  Granted, it’s not meant for 4-year olds. This is a machine I would use for myself.  But I thought, why am I going to buy another piece of junk that’s just going to get tossed in a year?  It’s doesn’t have a lot of little extra nonsense, but that’s better.  The singer I got to replace my old shark machine has pretty swirlies on it… but honestly, I think this Janome is better.  As soon as I took it out of the box I could “feel” the difference.  It was heavy, sturdy, and just overall put together well.   And the biggest excitement was discovering the vertical bobbin, which to me makes so much more sense! I used a Bernina once at Fabricland when I was visiting my Aunt… and it was “love” at first stitch!  (wow… I just wrote that) But anyway, those had vertical bobbin casings and I thought that was so much better because there’s less a chance for tangles and hiccups. Berninas are WAY OUT OF MY PRICE RANGE… but a girl can dream….

So mega points for Janome on this one.  I feel like overall, sewing machines just aren’t made like they used to be.  Especially brothers. My mom has a back up machine that’s a brother… and it’s so light that you have to spend time holding it down while you sew. She hates it too, but it’s good as a back-up when you’re desperate.  Maybe that saves money somewhere in shipping?  lol…

In conclusion… you’re never too young to start sewing!  You know your children well enough to judge when they’re ready…  I just wish I started at 4…

 

 

xo FITTSmcFITTer

Saturday morning Jam session

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Sometimes I think I’m as addicted to my kid as I am to coffee.

I don’t really care to waste time wondering if that’s good to bad, but in the meantime… I thought it’d be nice if we had some photos of us doin’ what we do when we’re hanging at home on a saturday morning.  This jam session happened after we built a snow fort in the living room.  We froze our toes off the day before so I decided to be lazy and just bring the snow in so I could enjoy coffee and the couch while she enjoyed the snow.  

I think it’s important to stop organizing, stop packing, stop worrying, stop everything and just enjoy being exactly where you are right this moment.

I usually forget that and just run around the house like an  angry person and stay up all night fretting and scheming.
So for my new year, I’m going to not plan to do anything or stop doing anything.  I’m going to just try to remember to enjoy what I have today, and realize that I can live with much less.

And I’m going to put down all the sad pages…

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Along with the happy ones.

 

I’m still trying to get my december daily mini album finished, so I’ll get to that…  it’s just these darn impromptu photo shoots that get me side-tracked!

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I feel like I don’t know what the heck I scrapbooked about before Eleanor?  I don’t know what I did? lol.  I know all parents say it, but it’s so true…  have no clue what life used to be before I had a kid.  All I do know is that it’s so much better.  No matter what hard times we’re going through.

🙂  xo Fitts

Halloween Spread

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And the follow-up scrap layout of the Halloween pics!
I only really had a handful of pics due to the whole… darkness and rain… stuff goin’ on. And I didn’t get to see the family as much as usual so I didn’t get my goofy nephew pics.

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But I’m glad I thought to take some pics around our block before it rained…

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I’m enjoying another bowl of mashed potatoes as I type this… I had a sandwich in the car… but I was hungry again when I got home… and luckily Daryl didn’t eat all the mashed potatoes.

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And here’s the making of the 12×12. The other side is PL style…

And now!!! Onto CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEE