Monday, November 15, 2010

30 Minute Mini-Notebook

The motivation for this project came from an upcoming parenting conference. I was really looking forward to it. I wanted to mini-notebook to take notes in that would be set apart from all my other journals. I knew that the info I would receive I would be coming back to over and over again through the years and didn't want to lose it. So I got to work and it really took me about 30 minutes.

So here we go:

I grabbed 3 sheets of plain computer paper and cut it in half. The number of sheets and type of paper is very flexible here.
Then, I found some nice card stock scrapbook paper and cut it to the same measurement of my white paper. Fold both of those in half.
Next, poke your holes. I used one of those tiny screwdrivers and it worked great for me. They do have a tool out there that is specifically for this purpose. This may work better if you decide to have more paper. Oh yeah, use some paper clips to make sure your paper stays aligned as you poke through. I made three little holes.
I decided to use some thin twine that I've had in my craft box for years to string my notrebook together. Now stick with me as I describe the threading process. Take the end and thread it through the outer hole from the outside of the book in. Do the same with the other end. Make sure after you thread them through that they are the same length. Then take the two ends and thread them both through the middle hole (one at a time may be easier). I hope this picture helps.
Then tie a cute little bow and double knot it really tightly
And you're done! So easy and quick.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunday Hymn Sing

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Fall Tablescape

Here's the table that I decorated. I decided on a fall table. Here's a place setting. I found these great plates at Target and made a little rosette pin as gifts for the ladies.
For the centerpiece, I used the wreath off my door that I made. On a cake stand (under the tablecloth) I placed these pillar candles. I glued those leaves on using tacky glue.And my favorite part, using old glass jars as candle holders. I used a variety of apple sauce jars, spaghetti sauce jars , jelly jars, and others and cleaned them out. I took some fake leaves and taped them to the jars and wrapped a piece of twine around it. After the candles were lit, they looked really cute.
Here's a tip that I just learned. Use different Tupperware under your table cloth to give the table differing heights. LOVE IT!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday Table Decor!

I love this time of year, as I'm sure all of you do. Our churches annual ladies event, Holidays Fit for the King, was amazing once again. My favorite part is always the table decorations. They are done by volunteers. It's amazing to see what these women come up with. Here are a few that highlight some new ideas:

How about using a cupcake stand with fruit? I know, amazing! She had apples with green leaves here, and oranges with fall leaves at another table.
This table uses cute scrapbook paper as place mats. Those coasters are also scrapbook paper glues to some foam.
And then there are the non-traditional holiday tables. Check out stunning table, very classy.
How about Turquoise as a new Christmas color. This table was decorated by Sarah over at Create Studio.
I thought this pink themed table was also great.
Here's a slide show of the other tables.

Stay tuned for pictures of the table I decorated!


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