Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scribbles 3D Paints


Ok I think that I am totally hooked on the Scribbles 3D paint. I love how I can outline everything that I paint and it really makes it pop. I want to share another project that I have made using this one supply.

Have you ever looked at your stash of fabric and just really felt tired of it and wanted something new? I know that I am not the only one that feels this way. Well I decided to take some of the Crystal Gel colors and change up some of my fabric. Here is how it turned out.


I love how it turned out. All I did was follow the design that was one the fabric already. Just doing this one little step I ended up with a very unique one-of-a-kind fabric that I can use for any project that comes to mind. now I just have to decide what to make with it. (this is the hard part) Scribbles 3D Paint is great to work with and very easy. I like how if can be used just like another drawing tool.


Here is a close up of the design. I really like the way it turned out.

Check out I Love To Create for more ideas using Scribbles 3D Paint.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Loving My Life

At the Atlanta History Center " A Little Girl's Dream House" 
I really am working on getting back to post on a more regular basis. I am really enjoying teaching the girls and this has really kept me super busy. I am also getting ready for my open house for A Southern Lady's Designs. I am looking forward to showing all the new items that I have been working on. I am trying to keep the a secret so that when everyone comes they will be the first to see the new stuff. Then the week after the open house I will be spending a few days at the beach with the ladies from our church. I am really looking forward to getting to relax on the beach and read a good book, shop a little and really just enjoy the fellowship. I have not gotten to go to the beach with the ladies since 2007, and I really think that this will be a great trip. We have about 50 ladies and 3 condos so this is great. A private pool and so much more to do. I am so excited. I have a few tutorials that I am writing and I hope to have them uploaded in the next couple of days. I am also in the process of creating an ebook with some of my new tutorials. I will post more information as it gets closer to being finished.
Inspired To Action Button

The newest thing that I have done is start reading an participating in Inspired to Action's Maximize Your Mornings. It is a free ebook that shows you how to be a better mother by taking time for yourself each morning before your kids get up to spend time in prayer and taking care of yourself. It is all about making your morning time work for you so that your day runs better and you are not always feeling overwhelmed with the goings of the day.
To Quote Her: "I’m a Mother. I want to define what Motherhood is to my children. I want to work so hard, pray so passionately, and live so intentionally that they never think about what a mom could or should be, but they think about who I am."
This statement really hit home with me today. I was reading her post and I thought this is what I really want to be. "A Mother" .

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Free For All 1

Today is the start of my Friday Free For All. I really have no plans on what I am going to write about or what this post is really about. I plan on just winging it. When I post normally I look through all the pictures that I have taken and not blogged about and I find my inspiration there, but today I want to work in the opposite way today. I really have been busy this week and I have enjoyed it so far. Tomorrow we will meet up with the homeschool group that we have join for the first time. The girls are really looking forward to this event because there is over 50 families  in the group and they are excited about meeting new friends. This week I made a couple of purchases with a few projects in mind. Look for more tutorials coming soon. Here is a link to my currently posted tutorials. I always seem to try and take step-by-step pictures along the way of my projects so that it is east to post a tutorial if I decide to. I really wish I had time to post more of my finished products, but I seem to be making so many that I haven't taken the time to. On Sept. 9, 2011 I will be hosting a open house for all of my new designs for the fall. I have come up will all kinds of new items that I am really excited about showing.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Doodle Wall Hanging

  • Gesso
  • Various colors of Acrylic Paints
  • Black Scribbles 3D Paint 
  • Natural Bristle Paint Brushes 1/2" to 1 1/2" brushes
  • Large Heavy Duty Fabric

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A New site

You will still be able to fine me here but I now have also. You will be able to find all the links to my sites from around the web there and be able to find my new shop coming soon.
Don't forget to enter my current giveaway and Just a heads up: I will have a great giveaway coming soon from a great sponsor (?) It is a secret right now but I can give you a hint (it is a few charm packs ) :-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Making Memories Giveaway

I love Making Memories products and since I have such a good stash I thought that you deserved to have some too. So I am offering a giveaway. These items are brand new and from my stash. This is not a sponsored giveaway. There is two packages to win. Each package contains two different sets of Design Shop Embellishments by Making Memories.

Set 1: Let's Play Ball

Set 2: Summer Fun

The Rules:

  1. Follow A Southern Lady's Ramblings with Google Friend Connect (Up to on the right side) 1 entry. MANDATORY(this one is the only one I really ask that you complete all the others are extra) :-) 
  2. Like A Southern Lady's Designs on Facebook. 1 entry
  3. Follow A Southern Lady's Ramblings on Twitter. 1 entry
  4. Subscribe to this blog via Email. 1 entry
  5. Tell me your favorite back to school story. 1 entry
  6. Tell me which set you would like. 1 entry
Leave a comment for each entry you complete only the first one is the only MANDATORY step to enter. It you are already a follower please just leave me a comment telling me so. .  You MUST have an email attached to your account or leave your email in each comment that you make. I want to be able to contact you if you win. (This giveaway will close on Sept. 4 , 2011 at 11:59pm EST)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shabby Apple Sponsor

Dresses from Shabby Apple
Shabby Apple is one of my newest sponsors. What I love about them: Well there is a lot I love about them. Shabby Apple is a boutique quality clothing site with clothing for ladies, and girls. They also offer Maternity clothing that is stylish and chic. I know that I wish there was a place like Shabby Apple around when I was having my girls. Shabby Apple also offers great accessories from handbags and totes, to hair accessories and necklaces. Shabby Apple offers a style that is unique and fun, with a touch of vintage elegance. Go over and give them some love and let them know that I sent you. Like Shabby Apple's Facebook Page here, and let them know that I sent you.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Wonderfully Busy Week

I have had a very busy week around here but I feel like it has been productive. I wanted to share a few of the highlights that have made this week special.


Our week began with a visit to the Atlanta History Center and on the way we enjoyed lunch at The Varsity .


They really enjoyed the visit and I really think that we will make a return trip for one of the other homeschool days that they have planned.


School week was great they are doing good. The third week went well. I have been looking at the SonLight curriculum and I would love to be able to use this system but it is cost prohibitive for us right now. One of the things that I really like about it thought is that everything thing is learned through reading and it is a great way to learn if you have a child who loves to read. I tried this week to incorporate more reading into each day and with a little less focus on worksheets and I think that is might be a great way to work. Now don’t get me wrong you can’t replace math with reading but History, Geography, Science, and English really can be learned through reading. I also feel that an oral approach is great for my children, so we are incorporating video learning and oral testing. This really seems to be working well. I will link to a few of the videos soon, on the homeschool link page.

I also was able to complete a couple of things on the creative side.


I made a new Nook/Kindle Cover (updated Tutorial coming soon) and a clutch/wristlet purse.


Remember to go and check out the great sponsors on the sidebars. Follow with Google Friend Connect to keep up with our latest giveaways. We have a few coming up in the next couple of months and I am excited to be able to offer some reall great products. 

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I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at  my right hand, I shall not be moved. ~ ~ Psalm 16:8

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shabby Fabrics Sponsor

Today I would like to showcase my second sponsor. It is Shabby Fabrics. Shabby Fabrics is an online fabric store and I would like to share some of my favorite items from the Shabby Fabrics Shop.

Shake Heaven

This is one my favorite songs on the radio right now. I could listen to it all day. I don't post many music videos here but I really want share this one.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fat Quarter Shop Sponsor

The Fat Quarter Shop has the special place of being our first sponsor. I only take sponsors that I fee like are a good fit for A Southern Lady's Ramblings and for you the readers. I really like the collection from The Fat Quarter Shop and I know that you will find something you like when you visit their site. The Fat Quarter Shop has a great selection of pre-cuts that will make your projects a breeze. You can also go and Like their Facebook Page for special offers and discounts, let them know that I sent you, when you head over. You can also go to The Fat Quarter's blog The Jolly Jabber and follow them with GFC , they offer great giveaways and project ideas. Let them know that I sent you.  See a few of my favorites after the jump.

The Atlanta History Center

On Monday I took the girls for their first field trip. We went to the Atlanta History Center for the Homeschool Open House. This was a free event for Homeschool families. The Atlanta History Center offer information all day long about events that are scheduled throughout the school year just for homeschool families. While we were there we were able to see all of the exhibits that they have. The Swan House was my favorite stop on the tour, and the girls loved the Smith Farmyard and House. The other exhibits that are offered at the Atlanta History Center are:

The Metropolitan Frontier, This exhibit talks about the way that population shifts have changed the face of Atlanta and the surrounding counties. This is one of the most interesting exhibits in the museum because it really shows how Atlanta used to be and what has shaped it into being what it is today. I wish I had taken a few pictures in this area because it really has some interesting artifacts.

The girls really enjoyed the Olympic area complete with a winner's podium. 

This trip is well worth the drive and you can combine it with the Georgia Governor's Mansion if you would like because it is only a couple of miles down the road from it. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sponsor Welcome

I would like to welcome my new sponsors with a short into for each of them. I plan on a full review for each of them soon.
 In no particular order here they are. Please go by and let them know that I sent you.
Shabby Fabrics is a fabric shop that offers a wide range of fabrics from various collections like , Moda, RJR Fabrics, P&B TextilesRobert Kaufman, and much more!  In addition to fabric,Shabby Fabrics also have nearly 1000 patterns available, including several dozen of their own unique designs.  Shabby Fabrics has a large selection of pre-cuts, fat quarter sets, and kits. 

Fat Quarter Shop is a shop that offers pre-cuts, as well as yardage. Fat Quarter Shop has a great selection of fabrics from  Alexander Henry, Free Spirit, Andover,  Clothworks, and much more! Fat Quarter Shop carries a large selection of  specialty cuts, fat quarter bundles, jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, Moda Bake Shop, and more.  You can also check out The Fat Quarter Shop's blog The Jolly Jabber and let them know that I sent you.

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple has beautiful and unique clothing for ladies and girls. Shabby Apple also offer maternity clothing and beautiful accessories. You can find each of the different things that they offer here: 
This is just my welcome post so I will be showing you some of my favorite things from each of them soon. 
Please stop by and show them some love. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

No Egg Turtle Cheesecake

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I love to cook and I have a real sweet tooth. Well I thought that I could make a pie with all the things that I love all in one place, and no eggs so that I can share with a friend. I have always tried to find ways to make a traditional dessert without the eggs because of allergies. If you make it please le me know what you think. It is better served cold but my family will not wait that long. Recipe after the break.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fantastic Find

I wanted to share a fantastic find. Right now you can buy Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts 2010 for only $0.10. Yes I said ten cents. It is only avaliable until August 18, 2011 , 11:59 Mountain Time. You can go directly to the download page here. You can't beat a TEN CENT deal.
I try to grab them when I see them. They are normally at the bottom on the CPS emails and sometimes I miss them. So I thought I would share it with you just in case you missed it.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

I need a New Iron

Yes I am making a statement with this blog post. My wonderful Proctor Silex iron has stopped working. I came home from church tonight and decided to work on making some binding strips for some hand towels for my girls’ bathroom. I plugged it in and started to make all my strips and had a pile ready to iron and when I picked up the iron and started to iron I noticed that there was no steam. As you can tell by this picture the light is on and it is turned on correctly.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quilt in Progress

I am working on a quilt pattern that I have been playing around with and I hope that it turns out good. I will be sharing work in progress shots along the way. Right now I am in the process of cutting out the pieces and it is taking a while, but the finished quilt will be worth it. Here is just a glimpse of the fabric combination that I am working with.


I am trying to use the fabrics that I have had in my stash forever and not purchase any new fabric for this, I will let you know if it stays that way. I do have a rather large stash and I wish it was nice and orderly like I see so many around the blogs that I read have theirs but I am working toward that goal. I know that this combination might seem a little crazy but all the colors work together. I am excited to see how it turns out and I hope that you will become a follower so that you can keep up with the progress.

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“ I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” ~ ~ Psalm 32:8

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pinterest Love and Invite

I know that everyone has not gotten an invite to Pinterest so if you would like one all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will send you one. Please make sure that you are not a No-Reply-Blogger. If you don't know if you are just leave your e-mail in the comment form and I will send it out to you. I also wanted to share some of my latest finds on Pinterest. So in honor of the new blog design and my love of Chandeliers here is what I found:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

God is Faithful


I really feel that God has always been faithful to my family and I. Sometimes when we least expect it and it feels like the storms are going to overtake us, He is there. Remember that no matter where we are God is there with us. Sometimes the storms knock us down but if we just get up, shake it off, and let God take control, it will work out. It is when we try to work everything out by ourselves that things don’t go right. We have to be willing to give up that control and admit that we are not supposed to try to control everything. We have to surrender ourselves to the will of God, not just with our mouths but with our hearts. Our lives are not our own, we are here to fulfill a purpose and the storms are just a distraction.

For the past few post I have added a scripture at the bottom of each post and I will continue to do this. I feel like God has placed me where I am to be a light and to share my faith and in this way to make this blog to be apart of my ministry. I do not want to limit my ministry to within the 4 walls of the church building. If I can be an influence here as well and make a difference in someone else’s life I want to let myself be used in this way too.

I have always wanted to use the talent that God has given to me to work for him. I hope that you find inspiration here and come back and visit here again.

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“ If any man serve me, him will my Father honor.” ~ ~ ~John 12:26

Ad Space

I will be offering ad space here on the blog on a first come fist serve basis. I will only accept ads that are family friendly and that I really believe is a great site or product.

Ad Types

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Small sidebar ads will be offered and we will only have 4-6 (125p x 125p) per month available. You will need to submit your ad ready to place. We offer design services but this is on a very small scale.

250p ad sample

Large sidebar ads will be offered and we will only have 2 (125p x 250p) per month available. You will need to submit your ad ready to place. We offer design services but this is on a very small scale.

For Ad Prices and terms please e-mail me.

More advertising information can be found on our new page at the top. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

DIY Business Cards

After receiving an email on Tuesday night from Everything Etsy linking to this post. I decided I really needed some new business cards. I always have to turn everything into a tutorial so here goes.  (READ MORE AFTER THE BREAK)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Patchwork Eye Mask

I have such a huge collection of fabric and fabric scraps. I am trying to make things that use up these small scraps and make something useful out of them.  I used the pattern from 101 Patchwork, but you can use any eye mask pattern that you have on hand. I changed it up a little by foundation piecing it onto a thin muslin.

Monday, August 1, 2011

13 Years Ago Today

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I married a wonderful guy. Although we have had our ups and down, we are still holding on.

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"The Lord knoweth the days of the upright : and their inheritance shall be for ever."  ~~ Psalm 37:18

Homeschool Reading Programs

I am new to homeschooling so some of you veterans might know what most of the things that I will be sharing but I thought having a list here will also help me to keep all these in one place. Links are posted after the jump.

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