Bible verse cards

This Sunday I am sharing some cards I made with a bible verse as the feature.

And so today’s verse is a much loved one. As it’s the first verse of the bible.

Lisa’s Sunday Morning Blog Update *



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It’s a rainy Sunday morning in South Louisiana .  As I drink a cup of coffee this morning while writing  this post on the last day of September . It;s been a  busy month  and for me October starts my planning for the Holidays. 

So what will you see this month ? Well take a look at my home  page for clues but this week looks like  another busy one :

  • Louisiana Road trip with Tom & Lisa ( I have another great spot on the road /with a recipe.
  • Tuesday books & lap book for Columbus Day (oct 8) perfect for home schoolers or learning more about the holiday. 
  • Wed : planners ,holiday album 
  • Thursday : food day -we start off with some Halloween  treats as we start our holiday festival. 
  • Friday – holiday quilts,gifts and more 
  • Sat   is breakfast &  card making 
  • Sun       Updates, Bible journaling , and more 


Oct 5th  Lisa K Scrap Challenge  @ Lisa Daily Grind


Early Review * Bible Journaling made simple

Releasing on October 13 – Bible journaling Made simple !
   But What is it? 

Bible journaling is an exciting way to engage with Scripture. It can transform the way you spend time in the Word and it all begins within the margins of the Bible.


Draw closer to God and creatively unlock more of the Good Book!

Your relationship with God is unique. Shouldn’t your Bible reflect and celebrate that bond? In this introduction to Bible journaling, you’ll discover meaningful ways to combine art, heart and scripture–from backgrounds to hand-lettered verses to beautiful full-page drawings. No expensive supplies or artistic skills are required…only a desire to honor and enhance your spiritual life.

To guide your creative worship experience, this book provides:

  • Prompts to engage you with the text, then visually interpret Scripture in words and pictures
  • Basic techniques for working with colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor paints
  • 21 step-by-step tutorials for drawing trees, flowers, skies, mountains, maps, water, light and other popular themes
  • Tons of inspirational page samples and suggested verses to illustrate
  • Downloadable icons and technique videos available on the author’s website
Whether you’re new to Bible journaling or looking for fresh ideas, this book will lead you on a rewarding spiritual journey. Success is not measured in the complexity or polish of the art, but in a deeper, more personal connection with God.

“Our lives are busy, and we leave a trail of things-we-should-remember on the ground behind us. Instead, scoop them up and journal them. Preserve the lessons vital to our growth as Christians.” ~page 12

  Early Net Galley Review: 
I was lucky enough to get a copy early from Net Galley . If you have been reading about this or had questions on how to get started this is a great book to start with. With easy to follow samples and  tutorials this book will get you started on your spiritual journey.Now go out and be Creative!!  
 * Also available from  book sellers is a workbook that goes along with this  . 
* Also this book would make a great gift for some one in your life .(birthday,wedding or holiday season) 

Coffee Day * Cardmaking

Today is National Coffee day ! I am sharing some cards made with one of my favorite Stamp In Up stamp set. It’s easy to change it up for any time of the year with  changing papers ,colors and stamps.  Lisa 




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Grandma ‘s Banana Pancakes

Hello Saturday – it’s time for Breakfast – 

Today’s  family recipe is an old family favorite. Banana Pancakes

Not only did Grandma make these for breakfast but they showed up at dinner time sometime too. But no matter what time you eat them -Yum!!1

Buttermilk Pancakes with Banana :


  • 1 C flour
  • 1 tesp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 T Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 C Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 T  melted margarine
  • 3 bananas (will be sliced then)

In one bowl -flour,baking powder,salt and sugar. In another bowl beat egg add soda to buttermilk and Add too egg. Mix the two together and add in melted margarine.  Cook on a large griddle or skillet – Pour mixture onto skillet let one side cook (start to bubble ) Flip pancakes and Add Slice Banana  – and let  finish Cooking.   Serve with syrup or sugar on top with add banana   .


Waiting For Santa *DIY glass plate crafts

Happy Friday Friends : 

Today’s Holidays post is all about  Waiting for Santa. Does your family have special holiday traditions ?  In Louisiana it’s common practice to attend Mid Night Mass while waiting for Santa. Do you leave cookies for Santa ?

Do you have a special plate for Santa cookies ?  Here’e a simple kids crafts using purchased glass plates and sharpie markers (which comes in great colors)



     Glass Plates can be purchased at Dollar Store,Amazon or Wal mart. 

Using a Sharpie Marker to make your Christmas plate : 

Clean the plate with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.


 Kids can draw your design on the cleaned plate with a pencil. You can draw freehand, make a stencil or use a purchased stencil for your design. Keep it simple is best.


Color your design with permanent markers or oil-based paint pens. Designs made with paint pens will last longer.

Put the plates in the oven and set the temperature to 350 degrees. Let the oven heat to the set temperature before putting the plates in the oven. Turn the oven off after 30 minutes and let the plates cool inside the oven. Carefully remove the plates using a hot pad if they haven’t cooled completely.



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* I made these for Christmas but you can do this for any occasion. And plates and Mugs now come in many colors. 

This Weeks Quilt Block  : 

Waiting for Santa !   Quilt Block


Hot Winter Nights * Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis Holiday Book : Hot Winter Nights

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Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
Release Date: September 25, 2018

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Hot Winter Nights, a stand-alone Heartbreaker Bay romance, by Jill Shalvis is a sexy romance in which hero Lucas Knight wakes up with a woman in his bed with no memory of how that happened. What the heck?

Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather…

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Don”t Touch My Petunia * Tara Sheets

Contemporary Romance

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A woman with garden magic finds out the builder in charge of remodeling her florist shop is the same man who broke her heart over a decade ago. In spite of best laid plans, they find themselves falling head over hearts in this whimsical romantic comedy where opposites attract, sparks fly, and magical mayhem ensues.
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Title: Don’t Touch My Petunia
Author: Tara Sheets
Series: The Holloway Girls
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Publisher: Kensington Zebra Shout
Print Length: 304 Pages
Formats: Print and Digital
Print ISBN: 978-1420146288

Pine Cove Island is the kind of enchanting place…

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Sweet Christmas Kisses 5

Holiday Romance

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Fill your holiday stocking with love and 9 sweet romance novellas, from USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and award-winning authors.
Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 brings you heartwarming contemporary romances that celebrate the joy of the season around the world, including in snowy Maine and the sun-kissed skies of Florida, the mountains of Colorado, small-town Illinois and South Carolina, New York to San Francisco, and even the glittering lights of Paris and the old-world charm of Florence. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 bundle features all-new, standalone novellas that will make you smile and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit.


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Scarf *Holiday Gifts

Yesterday was scarf  day ! Perfect time to make some for up coming Holidays.  So I have 2 with polar Fleece and  One with crochet . 





This uses  1 piece of fabric and basic sewing  . 

  • 1 yard of fleece

Cut the salvages of of fabric, Place the two pieces on top of each other with the right sides facing together.Now, it is time to cut your scarf. Cut a 13 by 60-inch piece out of the fleece. This is the ideal measurement for a scarf.Pin along both sides to prepare the fabric for sewing.You can now start sewing the fabric together using a zigzag stitch-Cut the fringes-  You can than knot them together



Buy 1/4 yard of fabric : 

Measure  out fabric  & Cut your scarf to size .  Lay on top of each other  and then  :  cut fringe the length  you want and  knot together .   

  • 8 or 9 inches (21 to 23 cm) is a standard width for a scarf. 60 inches (152.4 cm) is a standard length for a scarf. 40 inches (102 cm) long would work better for a child.



Blanker : For my hubby I buy :

2      1 1/2 yards of coordinating  polar fleece.

Cut salvage off.  On put one on  Top of the Other . ( I use the bed). And Cut fringes around the edges.  I free hand but you can measure.  Knot together  this fabric together.   Lisa