And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Design D.I.V.A.S. Blog Hop


Good morning, and welcome to the Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S "Oldies But Goodies" Blog Hop!!!

You should have arrived here from the ever so lovely and talented Maria ~ Joyful Stamper's Blog. If you didn't and arrived here first, then you will want to head on over to the start of the hop at Sue Morris' Beautiful (and just newly redesigned:) Blog. We will be hopping every third Wednesday of the month (so keep your eyes open for the next FB Design D.I.V.A.S hoppity hop). For January, we are celebrating the "oldies but goodies" that most (I think all) of us crafters have stashed away. I know that I do!!! Way too much in fact! All of the things I used for my project are ranging from 6 months to three years old. I buy things I love and then either do not know how to use them or hoard them afraid once I use it it will be gone, and that would just be tragic! lol! ;) I was happy to dig through my stash and find some neglected and passed over goodies.

I created this project using the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch 100 and the theme at Stampin Sisters in Christ. If you have not read their post this week, you really need to. The verse for the challenge this week is this:
2 Cor.5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
It is a good reminder that we are all a work in progress. God is making us new every day; teaching us, guiding us, molding us and polishing away all the blemishes and scrapes that show up when we fall. He is always there to lift us up, dust us off, hug us, remind us of his love and give us all we need.

Materials for this project include
blank letter size writing pad
Fresh Brewed Designs digital image: Cutie Pie holding Heart (new today!)
Patterned paper: Colorbok (OLD!!)
Cardstock: Bazzil
white craft paint
swirly heart rubber stamp
ink it up brown ink pad (OLD!!)
brown zig marker(OLD!!)
prismacolor markers
stickles (OLD!!)
Crochet Hearts NEW TODAY
Martha Stewart Border Punch (OLD!!)
Brown Satin Ribbon (OLD!!)

my beautiful daughter holding the altered notepad

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I hope your day is blessed and happy. Your Next hop stop will be at Sharon Harnist's ever so beautiful blog= . I am sure she has some beautiful things stashed away waiting to make their big debut once again :)


  1. How gorgeous! I bet your daughter just loves this (especially since Mommy made it!). Cutie Pie is so sweet with her adorable hair, glittery wings and that gorgeous dress! Love all of your doodles! What a great idea to use a paper will be a wonderful project to do for my grandkids. Love your "stash" stuff! I've been going through all of mine, and I really need to start using up some before I buy more. I love the crocheted hearts! I need to use some of my butterfly papers that I've been hoarding. One of them is like the one you use here. I really love seeing the old stuff, so I also get the inspiration to use some of mine! Can'[t wait to see more!
    Hugs! Lee

  2. What a great idea.. I love this. These would make a great gift.. Super job...

  3. too cool, this is a great idea Heather! and your daughter is a lovely model! (:
    hugs & blessings!

  4. Adorable note pad! I love how you combined challenges too, that is awesome. Your daughter is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along.

  5. So cute, and such a great way to dress up those drab notebooks!

  6. Heather, the only thing prettier than the notepad cover is your daughter! She's her mommy's girl! It's interesting that you did a notecard cover -- while digging through my dusty boxes I found one I did many Christmases ago and thought "why haven't I been making these?". Great minds, my dear, and a great idea!


  7. What a fabulous project and whoever receives it will be thrilled, I am sure!

  8. this is so cool! love dressing up notepads...and your daughter is a cutie !!

  9. Beautiful card, verse and daughter!! ;D

  10. Hi Heather! Oh goodness your post made me smile today! I love your altered notebook and your dd is just adorable too! I do the same thing with things I buy and found this so fun to find something and use it just for fun... no dts.... just fun! Your post also made me smile seeing you use the verse I chose for this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ! What a blessing to ready your thoughts! Thanks for that too! Have a great day!

  11. Great job! I love the altered look! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great project!! Beautifully done!! Your daughter is adorable!

  13. Lovely cover for your notepad holder!! Great presentation by your dd too!

  14. What an adorable project and also an absolutely precious daughter!

    Everywhere I turn lately, I am seeing this verse! And I do mean EVERYwhere! ;)

  15. Heather - What a beautiful cover for a notepad!! I wish my doodles look as great as yours! Your daughter is a cutie!

  16. Super duper cuteness!!!! What a cute image!!!!

  17. Adorable notepad Heather and your daughter is a cutie!!

  18. this is lovely Heather and so is your daughter/model. :)

  19. Hi heather!! awwww....your daughter is beautiful!! and I LOVE the altered notepad! awesome!! Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop. :)

  20. Sweet. Looks like your DD loves it :)

  21. The notepad is gorgeous!!! Fabulous job!!!

  22. What a lovely notebook! Great layout and super sweet image!

  23. What a great project! Your daughter is beautiful.

  24. Heather this is adorable. I love the handle on it. Cute image and model too!

  25. Heather, this altered notebook is FABULOUS!!! I know Hannah loves it...can't wait to hear all the wonderful stories she writes in it:o) You always inspire me...not only in this craft, but in life. You are such a treasure to me and fill my heart with joy!!! Sending you lots of love:o)

    Blessings to you!!!

  26. Oh Heather, this is lovely!!!!! How very clever of you to create an altered notepad!!! Now if you're daughter is holding it(and yes, she is beautiful!!), does that mean it's hers??!!! Love Cutie Pie also!!! Looking forward to next month!!


  27. Great altered notebook. Looks like your little Angel really likes it too!!

  28. What a cute notepad....I love the little heart embellies!!!

  29. A lovely notepad it is! Keep up the good work.

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  30. Totally cute!!!! Love the soft colours!

  31. Oh Heather this is gorgeous I love your notepad its so beautifully to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  32. Lovely work Heather!! Wow... beautiful daughter, so cute! :)

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  33. Hello Heather - your daughter is so adorable and the project comes a close second! I love the image and the soft colours! Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  34. What a darling notepad -- looks like something my girls would love, too!

  35. How sweet is your little one? She's so happy with her new notebook! As she should be, it's darling! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed!


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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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