About This Blog

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My name is Christine and this blog is about being called. It's about being called to faith, love and making your world beautiful and how to share that beauty. Like so many things in life this little blog started out one thing but it's now another. I've changed and things change. When I first started this blog it was meant to be a blog about crafting and sharing. But I've decided to change it's focus. Beauty for the Christian woman can be found in so many areas of life. It can be at work, at home and beauty can even be found in the tough, hard times. That's what I've found so surprising in my Christian walk, the beauty that is found everywhere. What this blog is not about. This blog is not a place to argue politics or argue theological points. There are thousands of websites out there where we can do that. If I post something you disagree with or if I've made any kind of error, forgive me, I'm human. My intent will never be to inflame or argue. I hope just to bring a bit of joy and wisdom and I hope that you'll share your wisdom too. … [Read more...]

Another Start

This blog is about to get another start, a new direction and a second chance. It has been sorely neglected over the past few years. It is time for a change and I'm about to give it that change. The new focus is about second chances ( and maybe third and fourth ones) and new beginnings for Christian women over 40. So I hope someday you'll find this blog and share your own experiences and wisdom. It's all about making beautiful things, no matter what. … [Read more...]

Altered Clay Pot Let It Snow Tutorial

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  With the holidays upon us you can make some quick stunning gifts with a few items you have around the house. I'm sure most of us have some clay pots around or if you don't you can go to the Goodwill (that's what I did) and get a few for fifty cents or less. In my previous post I made some quick and easy glittery snowflake soaps, so to make my soap presentation a bit more dramatic I made this altered pot to present my snowflake soaps in. Here are the supplies I used 1. Clay pot 2. Martha Stewart Pearl Paint in Aquarium or other blue or blue-green color 3. Acrylic Paint in White     4. Craft Sponges 5. Recollections Glitz or other white glitter     6. Scrapbook paper for rosette 7. Rubber or Acrylic stamp (Let It Snow)  for banner on rosette and small piece of white paper for the banner 7. Metallic Pigment in Silver and Light blue Pigment Ink 8. Silver Wired Ribbon 1.5 inches wide 9. Glue Gun   DIRECTIONS   1. Paint your clay pot with your white paint. Let it dry and repeat this 2-3 times until your pot is covered with paint. Be sure to paint the inside too.                         2. With you sponge paint brush, brush on the Martha Stewart Pearl paint. While the paint is still wet sprinkle some glitz on the top of your … [Read more...]

Christmas Snowflake Soap An Easy Gift to Make

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  Christmas Snowflake Soap. Looking for some quick gifts that are pretty and inexpensive? Try making these pretty glittered soap snowflakes. This soap uses white melt and pour soap and is very easy to make. I am including the links to the products (disclaimer, I own this online store!) The snowflake mold is very durable and can be used again and again. I've used a Peppermint Creme fragrance oil in this soap so it smells crisp and fresh but is creamy at the same time. The glitter that is applied gives the soap plenty of sparkle. Adding glitters and mica to soap is a good way to give soaps depth and some drama. If you get any bubbles on top of your soap when you pour it into the mold you can spray some rubbing alcohol on the bubbles and this will remove them.  This tutorial will make you three soaps that are about 5 oz each. A list of supplies you will need 1. One pound of ultra white melt and pour soap base 2. Soap Glitter 3. Snowflake soap mold 4. Peppermint Creme Fragrance Oil  1/2 oz 5. Microwavable glass measuring cup 6. a fork or small whisk to stir your soap 7. A small paintbrush to apply your glitter. An inexpensive one is fine. Directions 1. Cut your soap base into 1/2 inch chunks of soap and put in your glass measuring cup. 2. Melt in microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave to see if there are large chunks of soap. If there is still unmelted soap microwave again for 15 seconds and repeat until you have very small pieces … [Read more...]

Crazy for Candy Corn

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I love Candy Corn. The colors, the taste, the shape of the little treats. Here's some Candy Corn Eye Candy and a little video how these goodies are made. Here's my Candy Corn board on Pinterest...full of all kinds of Candy Corn stuff.   These Candy Corn Soap Cupcakes are from my other blog. I used Candy Corn Fragrance oil....very yummy and no calories.           How about this cutie in this Candy Corn hat? What a sweetie..From the Etsy Shop MitziKnitz   Go over Hoosier Handmade she's put together a collections of Candy Corn Cupcakes, Cookies and more!     Enjoy this last weekend before Halloween! Christine … [Read more...]