Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Family & Faith

We were made for more…

We were made for more…

This week, along with 40 other beautiful women at my church, I began a new bible study written by Jennie Allen called Restless.  Audrey Assad’s song Restless, describes this study in one brief phrase… “I am restless, until I rest in You.” In any good […]

I once was lost…

I once was lost…

I am a sinner who at one time saw the world, myself and even God with a distorted view, which led me to make very many poor decisions that eventually brought me to a place of devastation and brokenness. Through many courageous and faithful women, […]

Art Journal Swap:)

Art Journal Swap:)

I am participating in a Journal Swap with a group of talented artists.  It is so cool to receive someone else’s journal in the mail and then  have the opportunity to “add to” what they’ve already started. (We each chose a “theme” word for our […]

When nothing seems enough….

When nothing seems enough….

A sweet friend of my daughters is going through a very difficult time.  She is a Mommy to a beautiful 3 year old and is diligently caring for her husband who has stage 3 cancer. I know that God didn’t promise that our life would […]

A Letter Journal to my Daughter

A Letter Journal to my Daughter

Hello fellow mixed media lovers, I am up today with a project highlighting both our Frog Dog Studio February Kit, along with Sin City Stamps.  I will also be featuring, Amazing Crafting Products Clear Cast Resin and Pan Pastels. Sometimes I  create for the sake of creating…it’s an outlet, relaxing […]

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

We were created in God’s image…born out of love.  We were designed to walk with our Lord…but, our willful pride  separated us, long ago…When we thought we could do “better.” WE ARE NOT AN ACCIDENT…WE HAVE A PURPOSE THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR US For […]

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Each Summer, we go back to our second home…the one our kids have loved for 30 years… and now… they are sharing it with their kids. Not everyone could make it this year, but we take what we can get and count it all as […]

THE BEST thing you can do for your KIDS

THE BEST thing you can do for your KIDS

I am a Mother of 4…3 have already left the nest, so I can say with experience that there have been many parenting moments when I felt frustrated, lacking wisdom, lacking patience and feeling helpless.  We all have those days…especially during the ages of 13-21:) […]

Creating Wall Art with Vacation Treasures…(it just needed a bit of ribbon)

Creating Wall Art with Vacation Treasures…(it just needed a bit of ribbon)

We are blessed beyond measure with the generosity of my Mother & Father in law, who take the whole Carroll Clan (16 in all) on a BIG Family trip every other year.  It’s been one of the greatest highlights in our family’s lives and so […]

Family & Faith: Training up our children

Family & Faith: Training up our children

“We did it!” “All our kids are smart, athletic, popular, and polite. Phew, Our work is done.” Parenting Success? Is it possible to have all these things and miss what matters most? Do you just get through the day caught up in the urgent If […]