Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Planters!

Hello friends!
This past weekend I found a couple
of new pieces of pottery to add to my
collection.  I thought you might like
to see them!
I just love these pastel planters!
I actually have the tulip planter in a
pretty blue and the one with the bow,
I have one in aqua.
They are addictive!
I just couldn't pass up these
in such pretty colors and they
were both inexpensive!

"Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their
trust in Him." - Proverbs 30:5
Have a beautiful day!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Barn Charm

I am excited to share a barn with you this
week that has been catching my eye for some
time!  I travel along I-44 in Missouri all the time.
I could see this barn in the distance and it always
makes me smile!  A red and white striped barn is
a happy sight!
It took some figuring how to get close enough to get
a picture, but an outer road took us right by. 
I so wanted to share this special barn with all
of you who appreciate barns!
Be sure to visit Tricia for other great barns!
"My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places." - Isaiah 32:18
Have a wonderful day!
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Card Making

Hello friends!
tomorrow is my monthly card class I teach at Scrapbook Generation.
It always amazes me how quickly they come around.
Where is this year going? Can I make it slow down some, please?
I had a lot of fun creating this set of cards. I think they are some of my favorites! I love bright happy colors and lots of layering and patterns.

Wishing you a fun day, Lindsey

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Barn Charm

I particularly like this week's barn
because of the striking black and white
color combination.  Add that great white
fence and it was a real heart stopper!
These pictures were taken at the beginning
of spring right before the trees bloomed out
but the grass was already green.
This beautiful farm is near Cassville, MO.
The reflection on the back of the barn is just
an illusion.
Be sure to check out the other great barns
at Barn Charm, Bluff Area Daily!
 "The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him." - Nahum 1:7

Have a great day!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vintage Summer Mini Album

Hello friends!
I made this paperbag album to match the set of tags
 I shared here on my blog earlier in the week.
I used Crate Paper's Pier line for this mini.
I just loved the soft pastel feel of these papers. So sweet!

I also printed cute vintage graphics from Pinterest
 to add more detail and an older feel to the album.

This is my favorite page in the album.
I just love that little ferris wheel.

I used Martha Stewart border punches all throughout.
 I am so addicted to these!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my latest mini album.

Wishing you a wonderful day, Lindsey

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Cool Spot

Hello friends!
May you find a cool spot to enjoy the day!

"Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while he is near." - Isaiah 55:6
Have a nice weekend!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage Summer Tags

Hello friends!
I was playing around in my craft room the other night and created this set of tags.
I was going with a vintage beach theme.

I used a really dreamy paper line called The Pier by Crate Paper. I printed vintage graphics that I found on Pinterest to add that extra vintage touch!

I started out with #8 tags which are 3 x 6 1/4 tags
 and inked them using Distress Inks.

I also dyed seam binding with Distress Stain to coordinate with the tags.

A fun project! I love making these little works of art!

These tags have been added to my ebay shop!

Wishing you a beautiful day, Lindsey

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Barn Charm

I came across this barn near Augusta, MO.
It sits near the Katy Trail.
The area is so beautiful and one of my favorite
places to visit.  There are lots of farms and
rolling hills. 
Be sure to visit Tricia, to see more barns!

"For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.' - Isaiah 41:13
Have a wonderful day!
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Shabby Chic Cowgirl Mini Album

Hello friends!
When I spotted this Prairie Chic collection by Bo Bunny I just knew I had to make an album with it. For this one I decided to make it into a chipboard album.
I used the 6x6 album by Farmhouse Paper company that you can find at Hobby Lobby.
What I wasn't expecting was how chunky this book would end up being.
It also has quite a few more pages than my paperbag albums.
This is as closed as it gets!
This was a super fun album to make. The cute shabby chic style and patterns with fun cowgirl accents really made for a fun combination.
As always, I added lots of flowers. I also added glittered chipboard swirls and little bits of washi tape throughout the album.

I couldn't believe how this book grew
as I added more and more pages. Luckily the paper line was full of so many fun graphics and patterns to make this album layered and full.

If you are interested in purchasing this album or would like to see more pages from it, you can find it listed here on ebay.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Baby Planter Steamboat

Hello friends!
It's been a long time since I shared with
you one of my vintage finds!
I still visit antique malls all over Missouri
and frequently come home with treasures,
although, I don't buy as many as I used to!
My shelves are bursting!

I have a big collection of baby planters.  They are
just so cute and hard to resist!   The pastel colors
also appeal to me.  I haven't gotten a new one in
a long time, but when I spotted this one I was
smitten!  I love steamboats also and to find a
baby planter steamboat was just irresitable!!!

"The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him." - Nahum 1:7
Have a beautiful day!

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Barn Charm

Hello dear friends!
I absolutely love this beautiful gray barn!
I discovered it hidden away in a beautiful valley
in Eastern Missouri.  It sits across a field from
the Missouri river.
I can't imagine a more romantic farm!
The old white farmhouse was equally as charming.
Thanks for visiting today!
Please visit Tricia for other charming barns!

"Let us lift our hearts and hands
to God in heaven." - Lementations 3:41
Have a beautiful day!

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Vintage Style Patriotic Paperbag Mini Album

Hello friends!
I have been a bit behind on my crafting lately.
I picked up this gorgeous vintage style 4th of July themed paper from
Bo Bunny's Anthem line. I finally got it finished on the 4th!

I printed vintage graphics that I found on Pinterest
 to add more vintage details to it.

I also added stickers from Authentique's Pride collection which also
 had a nice antique feel. And of course I like to add lots of flowers!

I love this Martha Stewart border punch.
 It creates perfect holes for hand stitching!

This was such a fun mini album to make. I love doing the paperbag style
 the best. It measures 6x6. They are easy to put together and I feel
 like it gives a nice background for my vintage themed style.
I love the recent trend of creating Polaroid style photo mats.
 Such a brilliant idea!
I hope you enjoyed viewing this paperbag album.
If you are interesting in purchasing it, I have this album listed here on ebay.

Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Inspired Sunday

I am joining Inspired Sunday.
This week I am sharing a church located
in New Melle, Missouri.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Built in the mid 1800's.  I loved the stone
exterior.  This is the back of the church.

The front of the church, built later.

Only two tombstones still stood in the churchyard.
This is an old German community and is still a
lovely little town.

 "The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all." - Psalm 103:19
Have a blessed day!

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