Thursday, August 22, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 47


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 47


Penny Black - Sweet Wishes
Unity - Celebrate the New



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Happy Birthday Girl!


Each Thursday I get to ink up a great set from The Project Bin and share it with you here on my blog. It's no wonder I love Thursdays! 

Today's card is a Birthday card featuring the Birthday Girl stamp set. This set even includes a stamp for a half-birthday - how fun is that?



Here's the inside of my card:



I'm really excited with the two new sets at The Project Bin - I haven't received mine yet but they are on the way. I suspect you'll see a card made with one of them here on my blog next Thursday so be sure to come back. But you don't have to wait until then to order your own stamp sets. They are already in the online store...






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Stamp Set: The Project Bin Birthday Girl stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Blushing Bride CS and DP from the Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous Paper Pad

Die: Sunny Studio Fishtail Banners II

Embellishments: Celebrate It Ribbon and Cloud 9 Rain Drops

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 46


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 46


Sugar Pea Designs - Llama Just Say




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Opposites Attract


It's the third Wednesday of August, which means it's the day that Kelly, Barb, and I share our Ready, Set, Go creations. Not sure what that is? Well, it's a lot of fun! And a bit of creativity. And an extreme challenge theme.

Ready, Set, Go is an idea that Kelly came up with over two years ago and she invited Barb and I to join her on the adventure. We take turns choosing the theme, but the idea is for it to be a bit more challenging than just the average theme. Ready? Set? Go!

This month it was Kelly's turn to choose the theme. Here's what she told us...

Opposites ....... attract?  

Your challenge this month is to take two things that do not necessarily belong together
and add them to your card in a creative way.

Now, I'm sure you're saying "that girl got too much sun on her vacation!   What does she mean!?"

Think of two OBJECTS, as opposed to a color (like black and white) or a unit (big and small.) For example, a sun and a moon ... fire and water ... you get the idea ;)
Use at least 2 opposing stamps that you would not normally pair together on the same card.
With a little thinking, and a LOT of creativity, you can make two opposite things work together!

Now I will admit I had to think quite a bit about this - which is good for the brain so that's GREAT. I finally decided that rain and sunshine are opposites so that's what i went with.

Ready? Set? Go!


The little hedgehog with the umbrella is a Great Impressions stamp. The sun and clouds are from Taylored Expressions. The sentiment is from Unity.


Be sure to check out Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they did with this Ready Set Go theme!

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Stamps: Great Impressions Hedgehog and Unity Wishing You Sunshine and Laughter stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (I colored the image with Copics) and Taylored Expressions Sunny Days stamped with SU Daffodil Delight

Cloud Dies: Taylored Expressions Sunny Days

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Daffodil Delight CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: SU Rhinestone

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 45


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 45


My Favorite Things - Soda Pop (stamp and die)
American Crafts - Creative Devotion



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Travel the World - Week 33


This is the 33rd week in my Travel the World personal challenge. Each week I am randomly choosing one country (there are 195 countries in the world) and doing a little research on that country. I then select one tidbit of information about the country as inspiration for the card I make.


This week's country is...



Djibouti


Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa. 

The country is in the northwestern part of Africa on the Red Sea. Its neighboring countries include Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. 

Landlocked countries such as Ethiopia must pay to ship their goods out of Djibouti's ports.

Djibouti experiences a very dry climate with prolonged spells of scorching heat.

The intense heat causes water in lakes to evaporate, leaving behind salt and other minerals.

Djibouti has 195 miles of coastline. Much of this coastline consists of gold and white, sandy beaches. 

Djibouti is the third smallest country in continental Africa, after Swaziland (second smallest) and Gambia (smallest). 

Approximately 90% of Djibouti’s land is a desert. Djibouti has no permanent rivers, only salt lakes in the desert. It has the Grand Bara desert which covers the southern part of Djibouti.

Nearly 94% of the population is Muslim while the remaining 6% are Christian.

The only permanent US military base in Africa is located in Djibouti.

The Lac Assal, a crater lake in the centre of Djibouti, is 10 times saltier than the sea. In fact, it’s the second saltiest body of water in the world after Don Juan Pond in Antarctica. It is the number one tourist attraction in the Djibouti. It has provided salt to many salt caravans in the past and does so to this day.

Lac Assal is the lowest point in Djibouti. Most noteworthy, it is also the lowest point on the continent of Africa. It is the third lowest point on earth after the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.

Most of Djibouti's food is imported and agricultural production is limited to fruits and vegetables due to scarce rainfall. 

The main exports of Djibouti include salt, hides, skins and coffee.

Whale sharks – the largest known fish in the world – regularly visit the coast of Djibouti.

Taxi fares at night in Djibouti increase by around 50% after sunset. The taxi fares vary depending on the distance traveled. Even more, taxi drivers take advantage of ignorant passengers desperate to get to their location. As a result, taxi fares can become very high.

The national animal of Djibouti is the Elk.

Qat (or Khat), the favorite plant of Djibouti which is often chewed, is banned in many European countries. 

Djibouti has one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world.

Nomads raise sheep and goats in Djibouti.


I decided to let this Djibouti fact be the inspiration for this week's card... Christmas in Djibouti is celebrated on January 7, not on December 25.





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Stamp Set; Kraftin Kimmie Treat Yours-elf stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Real Red CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from an unnknown vendor

Monday, August 19, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 44


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 44



Joy Clair - John 3:16





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