• Art,  Art Journaling,  Creative,  Mixed Media

    ‘Spread Hope’ Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook Tutorial

    Ways in which you can use Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook are so vast! I created the below fabric book titled ‘Spread Hope.’ Isn’t that something we could use right now? Looking for amazing inspiration on how to easily create your own books, for less than $13, you can download new E-book featuring Pocket Notebooks like the one below. To download yours check out more HERE. I created this ‘Spread Hope’ Pocket Notebook with the idea to capture some favorite quotes, verses, and inspiration in one book. You could give it to a friend or family member or set it on the coffee table. I wanted to use hand dyed fabric…

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    Today Marks 5 Years – Thank You! Hope and Love Always Wins

    It’s 2:30 in the morning and I just awoke with an overwhelming thankful heart! First, thank you! Thank you! Again, thank you! I still get overwhelmed with gratitude in my heart and tears in my eyes. While a little lengthy, please read. I have something I want to tell you from my heart. Think of me across a table, sharing a cup of joe or tea looking in your eyes with sincerity and after sharing my heart giving you a hug. 5 years ago I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma Breast Cancer. From ‘Day One’ I did not fight alone, but rather was lifted up by family, friends, co-workers…

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    Day One – Three Years Ago

    Hello all . . . today marks three years since my diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer and I’m a little more than 1/2 way to be considered ‘cancer free’ (five years).  While we have just finished up with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s not too late to get your mammogram, do a self-check or remind the woman or man you love in your life to do the same. I wanted to share with you what I wrote exactly three years ago on my diagnosis date.  It still applies and I want to live it no matter what life brings my way.  My heart, still to this day overflows…

  • Art,  Art Journaling,  Uncategorized

    Right Now Monday * Hope & Happy Labor Day

    Yes, another Monday and Right now on this Labor Day I am resting, physically and in the assurance of the HOPE in my heart. HOPE is always a great journaling prompt. For me recently, HOPE has touched my heart. HOPE that; Everything is going to be okay. That healing is taking place. Is vital for the future. Encourages and spurs us on. That there are new beginnings despite things not working the way we thought. Whether you are a person of faith or not, I am, HOPE is a necessity.  I am encouraged by something a very wise man shared long ago, ‘Rejoice in HOPE, be patient in tribulation, be constant…