Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One Little Word - February

One Little Word February by Lynn Shokoples
 It's February and that means a new prompt at Ali Edwards One Little Word Class
I say it over and over again but this is one of the best classes I have ever taken and it's only month 2!
When I started I thought, ok, let's give it a try, not expecting any big miracles. Well, let me tell ya, I'm already blown away. Last month I tried putting my word into practice, and it started to make a difference in my day. This month we are trying to achieve something for the month. I chose exercise, because honestly it's been lacking these past few months! Ok, so how is my word "Balance" going to help here, I couldn't see it.. Well, I'm into the month and again am blown away. Just making the commitment to walk on my treadmill everyday has brought balance to my life. I am taking time for me! Balance is slowly being restored! I feel better, I feel more centered, I'm finding ME again!
One Little Word February by Lynn Shokoples
 Each month I don't have anything in mind for my binder, I'm just "goin' with the flow" so to speak. This month it was using up some of my BoBunny stash from last year which is Valentine themed, yet fun to use in my binder. And the big red stickers?? Gosh, how old are those?
One Little Word February by Lynn Shokoples
 See the bike?? I picked it as my "symbol" for the year. Riding a bike = balance! And I happen to have a few (cough) bicycle stamps that are coming in quite handy!
One Little Word February by Lynn Shokoples

One Little Word February by Lynn Shokoples
 I purposely left the last page undone so I can come back and do a reflection on how the month went.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day!

 Lynn

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Calendar Girl Meets Secret Garden - BoBunny

Calendar Girl Planner by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Secret Garden Collection
 Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! Today I would like to share my Calendar Girl Planner from BoBunny that I am using for a bible study from Her Binder Project.  
I use the planner contents sheets and then each month choose a different collection to use along with it. This month I chose Secret Garden. Soft purples and greens, soothing pinks, it's such a lovely collection. 
Calendar Girl Planner by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Secret Garden Collection
 BoBunny has new Foil Vellum Sheets which are awesome for adding tip ins to your planners, bibles, whatever you please. Here I used one as a tip in, in the planner.
Calendar Girl Planner by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Secret Garden Collection
 For a little extra something something I used the new Amen Stamp Set and the Flower Power Stickable Stencil. I love to add little details!
Calendar Girl Planner by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Secret Garden Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Trellis/ Secret Garden
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Secret Garden
Foil Vellum: Secret Garden
Noteworthy: Secret Garden
Stamps: Amen Stamp Set
Double Dot Ink: Emerald
Pearlescents: Blush
Stickable Stencil: Flower Power
Planner Sheets: Calendar Girl
Binder: Misc.Me 8x9 Kraft Binder

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Believe Misc.Me - BoBunny


 Believe Misc.Me Pages by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Believe Collection
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
An announcement about blogs and google accounts has come to light.
Google has said that you must have a google account to follow blogs.
Advice from most bloggers is that you follow via bloglovin now. 
There is a button on the side bar that you can click to follow my blog.
If you have your own blog, you may notice that your followers
are decreasing. I thought I had said or done something wrong, when my numbers dropped lol.
So , please if you want to stay in touch, follow via bloglovin or
create a google account. Thanks so much! Now back to the fun stuff...


Good Morning! Last week on the BoBunny Blog I shared some Misc.Me pages that I did using the new Believe Collection. I am soooo in love with this collection! I can't wait to do a page in my Bible or planner with this collection. I also got to play with the Lots Of Love Stickable Stencil and the Doodle Bloom Stamps! It's so bright and fun I couldn't stop playing around! And have you seen the new clear stickers? Perfect for adding a little something extra to your photos! Now that I'm covered in Blush Glitter Paste it's time for the next project....Until next time!
Believe Misc.Me Pages by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Believe Collection

Believe Misc.Me Pages by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Believe Collection



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

BoBunny Supplies:
Combo Stickers: Believe
Clear Stickers: Believe
Pocket Squares: Believe
Noteworthy: Believe
Chipboard: Believe
Journal Contents: Believe
Stencils: Lots Of Love
Glitter Paste: Blush
Stamps: Doodle Blooms
Page Protector: 12x12 Variety Pack
Stamp Block Set
Palette Knife Assortment Set

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bible Journaling with BoBunny

Faith Bible Journal Page by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny

 Hi Everyone! Today over on the BoBunny Facebook Page I am over the moon excited to share this Bible Page with you all. I have been waiting for this Faith Collection "Believe" for a few months now and it's here and I just can't stop playing with it! I have used it on some of my Misc. Me pages, but I really wanted to put it in my Bible. All of the elements you see are from the Noteworthy Package. Easy Peasy! It's like it's already done for you! The only thing extra I did was color the heart with some sharpies, watercolor the background and glue everything down! Oh my gosh, did I mention how excited I am, lol... I'm off to do another project so...until next time!


Faith Bible Journal Page by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny

Faith Bible Journal Page by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny

Faith Bible Journal Page by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

BoBunny Supplies:
Noteworthy: Believe
Clear Stickers: Believe

Friday, January 22, 2016

Balance -Why it's my One Little Word


I enrolled in a class by Ali Edwards called One Little Word on New Years Eve. "Balance" was the word I chose, or shall I say, the word chose me. Why? I guess my word and I will find that out on the journey we are embarking on.

So now the journey has begun. What does "Balance" look like? It looks like a meditating yogi sitting on a cushion free from stress right? Or does it look like a mom, a wife, a designer, a business owner trying to figure out how to do it all, do it right, and do it on time? That's where balance comes in.

Balance means finding that intricate measure of taking care of yourself, others, and all the other "life" stuff in between. It means having pizza when you are too tired to cook and say "Hey it's ok". Or maybe it's taking a day in your pj's in your studio playing with paint and stencils all day and not feeling "guilty" ( ohhh that word makes me shudder).  Maybe, just maybe , are you ready for it? Saying "NO" once in awhile ( now that's a tough one for me).

Balance comes easy when I'm sitting out at the cabin in my cozy chair, sipping tea and watching the sunset. Things seem so simple, so easy, and my life there is in balance. But then the day comes when you have to pack up and come back to the "city house" as we call it. When we open the door, that's when I need to bring "balance" in my life again. I'm really thinking I should move to the country where life is just balanced with little effort.

Balance is about accepting who you are, and that means digging. Digging deep. That's what this year is about. Finding out who I am, being ok with it and learning to love me, limitations and all!!

But I have questions!!! And this year on my journey I will be working on answering them. It's about hope, prayer, willingness and observance. It's about balance!(there's that word again). Laughing and crying, praying and being thankful, walking and dancing in a field of wildflowers, being a mom and being a friend, you get the gist.. I strive to be "enough". An amazing quote I read today from Krista O'Reilly

What if I never really amount to anything when I grow up – beyond mom and sister and wife. But these people in my primary circle of impact know they are loved and that I would choose them again, given the choice. Can this be enough?

I'm learning, slowly that I am enough, I will be ok, I will achieve balance in all
aspects of my life.  

Now a few projects I want to share:
This is my One Little Word Binder Cover.
My symbol for the year is a bicycle.
Bicycle = Balance
I shared some of my binder pages in the post

This is a page I did in my Bible Art Journal
from the prompts at Art By Erin Leigh
where she does Faith Art Fridays.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bicycle Image by: wall.alphacoders.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Documented Faith - January Week 2 and 3

Documented Faith January Week2 by Lynn Shokoples
 Good Morning! Today I am sharing a few more pages from my Documented Faith journal. Doing the art journal pages and the prompts are just too much fun. I not only get to study the Bible readings, but I also get to practice new art techniques. Win, win right?
Documented Faith January Week3 by Lynn Shokoples

Documented Faith Word Prompts by Lynn Shokoples
 Since I'm doing this in a daytimer, I have lots of blank pages, so I thought I would do pages that focused on the monthly words. So the top photo is January and February. The pages below are March and April. More art journal fun right? I just can't resist, lol.
Documented Faith Word Prompts by Lynn Shokoples



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Monday, January 11, 2016

One Little Word - January

One Little Word January Page by Lynn Shokoples
 Hi! Today I'm sharing another project I have on the go for 2016. I came across the One Little Word Class by Ali Edwards on New Years Eve and couldn't resist! I had already picked my word which is "Balance" and am excited to work on bringing this word into focus for 2016. Balance is definitely something I need in life!
One Little Word January Page by Lynn Shokoples
 I had bought this little album at Michael's a few weeks ago.. just because, lol... no reason, it was cute, I would find a use for it, lol. When I saw how Ali did her album I was all geared up for black and white, simple, graphic! Well.. as I discovered if you don't know what your "Style" is, you will soon find out when you try something else. I discovered I can't do ONLY black and white. I need that touch of color! And I'm also not simple.. I like doo dads! Stamps, cards, stickers, pens.. I just feel compelled to do it! But that's just me, and once again I tried to slow down, breathe and just go with the prompts and take my time.
One Little Word January Page by Lynn Shokoples
 So these are the first few pages. I'm excited to see what comes up next month. Do you have a word for 2016? I would love to know what it is! Now onto the next project...the cover for this binder.. who knows where that will take me.. (Update: I scheduled my post and then figured out the cover, so I thought I would show you it... simple but yet shabby, lol)

One Little Word Binder Cover by Lynn Shokoples



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Always Up To Snow Good - BoBunny

Always Up To Snow Good layout by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the WhiteOut Collection
 Good Morning!! Today on the BoBunny Facebook Page I'm sharing a layout I did of my two little monkeys that are "Always Up to Snow Good". The Whiteout collection was so fun to use! All those sparkly embellishments, OH MY! And so many fun little pieces to tuck here and there. I could have played with this one all night, but had to stop, lol... Hope you can pop by our facebook page and say hi!! Have a good one... until next time!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Journey, Exhilarating, Arctic Rim, Adventurous/WhiteOut
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ WhiteOut
Noteworthy: Whiteout
Double Dot Jewels: Aqua

Friday, January 8, 2016

Documented Faith - January

Documented Faith January by Lynn Shokoples
 Hi Everyone! So here is a fun crafty story. I had made a cover for my Documented Faith Journal, using a colorable calendar from Costco,then went out of town. Came home so excited to start, grabbed my journal and the cover falls off! What? I used Yes Paste and it didn't hold! Guess the cover was too shiny. A learning experience was had, now on to Plan B!! I got out the gelli plate and got to work. Cover...done! All the pages in the journal...gellied! So here is the finished product.
Documented Faith January by Lynn Shokoples
 Now what to do with the inside? I needed an idea that would last for all 52 weeks. So I added an extra challenge to the project. Come up with an art page every week, yes every week for the year. So Pinterest here I come! I picked one idea that caught my eye, using squares and started playing. I wanted fun and funky.. always wanted to try a smash style journal! So with some paper and glue and the print out from Stephanie at Documented Faith, my page came together quite nicely, and I was so happy with the outcome. It took me a moment to realize I didn't have to rush, I didn't have to "finish" it by 5:00, I could take my time, have fun and just worship and do some art. So that's week one... so until next week....
Documented Faith January by Lynn Shokoples

Documented Faith January by Lynn Shokoples

Documented Faith January by Lynn Shokoples
 
Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pray - Documented Faith


Pray Bible Page by Lynn Shokoples
 Good Morning! Happy Thursday to everyone! This year I am picking a few things to do for the entire year. One year it was a photo a day! Last year it was tracking my food for a year! This year I have chosen several projects. One is the weekly prompt at Documented Faith. The other project I have chosen is One Little Word by Ali Edwards. I was out at the cabin this last week, so I was busy planning how I was going to organize these two things? What kind of binders? Maybe journals? Yikes... I'm still planning! But what I did do, was take the prompt for the month of January at Documented Faith and did a page in my Bible. I couldn't do it on the page from the reading for this week because I already had journaled there, so I picked a verse from Thessalonians. The word for the month is PRAY! I will post some pages from my journal when I have it all ready.

Now on to "One Little Word".. have you picked a word? Mine is:
I will post some pages from the class as I dive in to those this week! I'm so looking forward to the year and doing something new for 365 days! ( A side note... I still take a photo a day and track my food! I guess after a year, it just becomes part of your day, lol). So cheers to 2016 and new adventures!



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

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