Monday, December 30, 2013

Upcoming Scrapbooking Retreat Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014

Treasured Moments
@ The Grove
A Scrapbooking Connection
Joel 1:3


We are having a Scrapbooking Retreat, Feb 28- Mar 2, 2014 @ The Grove at Red Oak Lake, a Christian Camp, Retreat and Conference Center located at 849 Rocky Point in Cordova, TN.  Cost $110 includes lodging, meals and goodies! Day rates are also available for those that cannot come for the entire weekend but would like to join us a day or two.




Feb 28 – Mar 2, 2014


  • Calling all ladies 18 and over to join us at The Grove for uninterrupted time for scrapbooking, paper crafting, crafting, and fun and fellowship!
  • Why not join us starting at Noon on Friday and ending at 4pm on Sunday.  We will provide our first meal on Friday night so remember to grab some lunch before you come and our last meal will be lunch on Sunday. 
  • We will be scrapbooking in the Auditorium for the first time and this will give us much more room to spread out.  Each person will have at least 4ft of space (1/2 of an 8 ft table) to scrapbook on and maybe more depending in numbers.
  • Vendors will be here for you to purchase supplies.


Come join us for:

ü Unlimited time – 3 days of scrapbooking, paper crafting, crafting!

ü Ideas and fellowship with others who love doing what you do!

ü Worship as a group

ü Great food and a Beautiful location!

ü Fun, fun and fun!


Questions? Contact Sharon Bell at 901-491-8594 or email  A confirmation letter will be sent via email after you register and will have further details.






Treasured Moments Scrapbook registration form:
Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014
Enclose: Full payment with registration $110 fee payable by check to Sharon Bell or deposit of $50, balance must be paid by Feb 15th .  Call me for day rates, if needed.
Name: ______________________________
Email: ___________________________
Address: _________________________________________________
City: ________________ State: ____ Zip: ________
Daytime phone: ___________________
Church: ________________________
Any issues with mobility? No ___  Yes ___ if yes, please explain __________________________
Will you be staying overnight during the weekend? _____; Friends you want to room with?________________________________________________
Friends that you want to scrapbook with (assigned seating to accommodate groups) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mail to: Sharon Bell  9486 William Little Dr  Lakeland TN 38002
made payable to Sharon Bell or you can send the payment via Paypal using my email address
Refunds available up to 8 days prior to event as I have to prepay for attendees
The Grove is a Christian site and all participants will be required to abide by our policies. 
Payment method: q Cash $____
q Check #_____$_____                                Nqq        Mqqqqqq
q Paypal $____
Balance due at Retreat _______                _______________________
Informed Consent received _________








You are going to join us on a program involving outdoor and/or indoor Christian activities. We are requesting that all participants sign an Informed Consent/Release of Liability Form.

I____________________________, the undersigned, agree to participate in The Grove programs using indoor and/or outdoor adventure learning activities. I acknowledge that I have been advised that I can decline to participate in all of, or any part of, the activities occurring during the program if I wish. I will only engage in the activities I consider will not put my physical or emotional health at risk. I hereby hold harmless, release and indemnify The Grove, its employees and its volunteers from any and all liability with relationship to my participation in any program. This release includes, but is not limited to, the transportation to and from the site of the activities, as well as the activities themselves and covers all the sessions of a program occurring over time.

I have read this Release and understand its terms. I further represent that I am at least 18 years of age or, if I am under the age of 18, that my parent/guardian has read and signed this form below.

Participant's Name (Please Print):  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________________________________________________________

Participant's Signature:  _______________________________________        Date: ________________

Parent/Guardian's Signature:  __________________________________   Date: ________________


Witness Signature:  _____________________________________________________________

Witness Printed Name:_____________________________________________________________


I  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________       , the undersigned, grant The Grove and persons or organizations acting for or through them, the right to use, reproduce, assign, and/or distribute photographs, films, videotapes and sound recording of myself, for use in educational or promotional materials they may create.

Participant's Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _______________

Friday, December 6, 2013

Front door, huh? Not mine at this point!

Photo challenge: front door
Well for me it is a challenge! What I would give to have my decoration down but patience! You can't have surgery and expect to do everything so my hope is to get the tree up this weekend with help!
Remember, Christ is born today! That is the real reason!

Day 5 late too

Day 5 don't forget to give! Challenge is to sort out some clothes toys or homemade goods!! Then DONATE them! These are clothes to donate!

Day 4 late...shoulder surgery is a PAIN

Well day 4 was your favorite Christmas music, movies or tv show that you watch or listen to year after year!!  My favorite song is I want a hippo for Christmas as well as Amy Grant Christmas album!! my fav movies are While you were sleeping, it's a wonderful life! ( a golden oldie) so many that I love that I couldn't put on the about the song Christmas is also a great movie! Jesus is the reason for the season!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 3 is a fun one... It is a photo challenge- SMILING FACES! Ricky and I were going to a Faith Baptist Recreation Committee Christmas Party so I took our pic! smile!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Well, it is day 2 - grab a scrap product you have been hoarding and use it! I had been holding into the Dazzles and finally put one on this page...check out the beautiful Merry Christmas! This is a great product for bling without bulk!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

It has been awhile since I have posted...had shoulder surgery and still trying to recover! I am left handed and it was on my left shoulder...says it all, huh?  Well, it is hard to believe that December is here already! I am participating in a December album... Day one is list 10 things you absolutely love about December and look forward to each year! Would love for you to join me!  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reusable and perfect for Christmas! Save on wrapping paper!

Well, here is a great project for those you will just a little expereince with a sewing machine, fabric gift bags! I made many of them for last year and have them to reuse this year as well as making a few new ones....

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.


Sewing Machine


Cord or Ribbon



Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Cut your fabric. You can make these bags any size that you would like, but if you want to make your life really easy, just make them the width of your fabric and then you will only have to sew one side seam.

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

After you have cut your fabric, measure down 1″ on both pieces near where you will sew one of your side seams. Mark with a fabric marking pen.

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Turn the fabric so that the right sides are together. In the picture above, the wrong sides are together so turn them the opposite direction. Sew the bottom and one side seam all the way up until your 1″ marking. Press the seams open. If you are doing a smaller bag with two side seams, sew both of them, but you only need to leave the top 1″ open on one of the side seams.

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Fold over the top 1″ towards the wrong side of the fabric and press to form a casing. As you can see, I serged the edges of my fabric for my bags, but that is completely optional…….I just like how neat and tidy it makes the edges.

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

Sew the casing by stitching close to the raw edge of the fabric that you’ve turned over to the wrong side of the fabric. Sew all the way around the top.

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags by Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama.

You will have a little opening in the side seam to thread your ribbon or cord because of the 1″ we left open when sewing the side seam earlier. Thread your cord or ribbon using a bodkin or safety pin. Make the cord as long or as short as you would like. I used spaghetti bias as my cord since I had a lot of that on hand from other sewing projects, but you can use anything you would like.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New technique- Northern Lights

Thanks Cindy Lawrence for your technique.... Use light to dark inks and then stamp and add white pen dots....

Great Card Pouch for Christmas card giving!

Check out the great tutorial by Cindy Lawrence to make a note card pouch to give with cards for Christmas!  What a great gift!

I will be making them this weekend!

Transition from CM to CTMH

Well, it is hard to believe that I have been scrapbooking and crafting for over 15 yrs.  I have been a Creative Memories Consultant for 15 years and now have transitioned to be a Close To My Heart Consultant (CTMH) as of Friday!  I am really excited to be embarking on a new adventure as I love to stamp as well as scrapbook.   CTMH allows me to do both with wonderful products.  Check out my CTMH webiste at to see all the wonderful products.  Posting soon some class opportunities so keep your eyes open for them.