Hi everyone, How has your week been so far? Mine has been good. Yesterday I was reading some blogs. I LOVE to read blogs. There are so many good ones out there with lots of practical tips, crafts, keeping a home etc. So for me it's about information and entertaining. Needless to say I was visiting a blog that encourages women to grow in their spiritual walks. The idea for this project came from a blog called "At The Well". Click on that blog title to read the article. Well, it really caught my attention because it aws talking about two very simple ways to add beauty and Scripture to your home. One way is to write out a verse of Scripture, frame it and put it on your kitchen windowsill. Another is to write out a longer piece of Scripture and place it in your bathroom, maybe opposite the toilet, so you have something encouraging to read :) :) :) There's also a book dedicated to stories you can read in the bathroom, depending on how long you 'll be there. No joke...the stories are actually really good..but that's another post ;)
First select some paper. I had some professional grade drawing paper samples. However, they were too thick. So I decided to make use of some scrapbooking paper I had here in the house. I chose this nice creamy color. You will need some sort of a picture frame that stands on it's own for this project. Nothing fancy, but functional :) :) In this case, I cut the paper to fit a 4" x 6" frame.
* Choose some drawing markers, drawing pencils, or both :) :)
I have this HUGE box of professional and regular grade drawing markers, pencils, pens etc. Oh, remember my last post where I talked about credit cards. I also went through a period of buying stuff I didn't need and this box is proof of that. However, in this instance, I am glad to have these available. So, back to the subject, pick out some colors that you can use to decorate the paper.
* Choose a good black felt tip pen for writing out your Scripture verse or words of inspiration.
I chose three felt tip pens, because I was not sure if any of them worked. I also had a test piece of paper to write on. It is always good to test out your writing utensils first, to make sure you get the right size line that you want. Lucky me, all of these worked. So it was just a matter of picking one that I liked. I chose the pen on the far right because it has a .3 mm felt writing tip.
* write out the Scripture verse on your decorative paper
* also add some stickers or whatever you like ;) :) Actually, you might want to add the decorations first, before you write out the Scripture verse.
So here I added some stickers that I had leftover from Creative Memories. I put quite a few on there, because that's what I like :) I also grabbed some of my green drawing markers and a green pencil to add some vines to the border.
* Place completed project on your kitchen windowsill or anywhere else that needs a little extra beauty touch :)
Here is the finished product. It's really easy and you can decorate it however you like. Oh, my friend Dorothy over at Notes from Mémère sent me this lovely little stand-up picture frame. So I thought it would be sweet to add a Scripture verse. My apartment has a really nice kitchen window above the sink with a windowsill. So this sits right above the sink. It's right in my line of vision when I wash dishes :) :) I tried adding a little extra, like this green Depression glass piece.
I also tried putting my most favorite coffee mug next to this. It's green, too. I can't decide which I like better. Although, right now, the coffee mug is winning :) :) Speaking of coffee, I need to go make a cup o' joe. I LOVE coffee and I love tea. On that note, since most of you might be curious about the backstamp on the coffee mug, here it is...
I'm going to see if I can find this company online. Vintage items and reproduction vintage items are wonderful. This coffee mug is super cute. I'm CONVINCED beautiful dishes and glasses make EVERYTHING taste better :) :)
So I hope you liked my little craft project today. If you make one for your home, let me know, so I can come visit and see :) :)
There's not a whole lot going on today. The weather can't make up it's mind weather to rain, snow or shine. Or in some cases, all three at the same time. That makes for some really good conversations with friends, that's for sure :)
I'll be job hunting, working on some home sewing - mainly my flannel quilt. Plus, I'll be down-sizing and getting rid of some books. I'm going to try and sell them to a used bookstore.
God has given me a nice home, a nice family, my own upstairs bedroom with a nice big closet and window. Those are just little things that I'm grateful for today, too. That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)