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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bible Journaling

Good afternoon, 

I've been trying to pop in here and share some bible journaling entries, but life always seems so busy. 

Today I'm sharing

Hebrews 11:6

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."

It pleases God when we turn to him and ask for prayer, guidance, strength, etc.
It pleases him even more when we seek him and truly have faith in Him and believe and trust Him. 

Details: Image: Illustrated Faith Print & Pray shop, Acrylic paints and Washi Tape. 

Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trade and Create Swap

Good evening!!! This past month, I had the pleasure of participating in a Trade and Create Swap group. 
I received some awesome crafting supplies from my swap partner Brandi (@the_happy_door) and was required to create one thing with all or some of the supplies. I loved the color combo SOOO much, I created a few things!!! LOL

Starting with this photo frame:
I painted it with the pink Acrylic paint. I was going to try and distress it, but I clearly need more practice! I added ric-rac and some fabric flowers. I used the patterned cardstock as a frame for one of my photos. 
I also covered some chunky clothes pins with the patterned cardstock and made a cute planner clip with one of the rosettes. 

In my Journaling Bible, I used some of the patterned paper at the top as Washi Tape and covered the dress on my Beloved Society girl to match. I used the pink Acrylic paint as the background. I finished it off with a cute rosette paperclip. 
This is in Isaiah 55:9

And here are the supplies she sent. I was stumped on how to use the cute patterned banner, but I'm sure I will find use for that very soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Be blessed!!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Handmade Vintage Birthday Card

Good Sunday evening to you. Once again, my mother has celebrated her Birthday, and once again, I have made a handmade Birthday Card for her. She loves the vintage, shabby-chic look, so I always try to make a card accordingly. 

I found this free image on google and it reminded me of my sister in and I, so printed it onto cream colored card stock and went from there. 

I used a Martha Steward lace border punch, some cream lace, a fabric flower, a vintage looking button and some tiny stick on pearls to embellish the card. 

I find make handmade cards to be so relaxing and enjoying. I think I need to make more time to do these. I truly enjoyed making this card for my Mother. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed!

Monday, February 05, 2018

Bible Journaling: "Under His Wings..."

Good Monday morning to you!! Today is a special day for many reasons:
ONE: God has given us a new day of life, and has so much mercy on us. TWO: It's my Hubby's birthday! Another year of life, praise God. And THREE: I am happy to announce I was selected to be a Design Team Member for the lovely FLORA JOY DESIGNS

Leah has the most beautiful images, and they are so versatile. You can use them for Bible Journaling, Planning, Cards, and so much more!! 

I chose to use the FEATHERS collections for my Bible Journaling entry this week:

Psalm 91:4:
"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

 Image details: Watercolor images, Floral Banner and Feathers by Flora Joy Designs:
(link above), Watercolors: Gelatos, word stickers: Tim Holtz, letter sticks: Recollections, Floral/Pearl paperclip: Handmade by me. 

Thank you for visiting!!! Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bible Journaling:" When the Brook Runs Dry"

Good evening!!! Do you ever hear a sermon and have an "Ah-ha" moment?! It doesn't happen to me everytime, but when it does, I think to myself, "This WAS for ME!!" 
This past Saturday I was running errands with my husband and we were listening to one of our favorite stations: 1100am KDRY

The sermon wast titled "When the Brook Dries Up." As the Pastor was explaining this verse I could feel it pertaining to my life, and the life of many I know.

As you can see, my Bible Journaling entry for this verse is "simple" compared to other entries I have shared. This is because I was so focused on the sermon and taking the notes, I simply wanted to remember the sermon and not focus on all the pretty details to go on this page.

1 Kings 17:7
"But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land."

Thanks for visiting!! Have a blessed evening!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Valentine's Day Cards

Good afternoon!! Normally I would be at work, but due to our icy weather, we got to close our office and stay home! I took advantage of the free time and started working on my Valentine's Day Cards. 
I received this set in the mail a couple of week's ago and knew I would be creating some fun Valentine's Day cards and tags with it. 

The first card is created using the items from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Kit (Shown Above), I also used a clear cling stamp from one of the Bible Journaling sets. (shown below)
Both of these were bought from PEACHY CHEAP DEALS

These stamps are so versatile!  I use them in my Bible Journaling, on gift tags and handmade cards. 

I was having so much fun, I created this card as well:

These were fast and easy to create and I'm looking forward to creating a few more!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Read the Bible in a Year!

One of my goals for 2018 is to grow closer to God, to get stronger through his Word. To have a better understanding of his Word, to have a more intimate relationship with Him. Through Bible Journaling I am able to read the Word, meditate on it, and apply it to my life. 
But through this plan I found at Illustrated Faith, it's a tangible guide to help me read my bible more. By doing this I am hoping to read my Bible more, desire reading my Bible daily, and having a better understanding of God and His promises. I love that it's structured, and I always need structure!

I've am using my #4 Foxy Fix TN for my reading plan and printouts.

I found some lined notebooks at Dollar Tree and will use them as my inserts. I had to play with the print out a little bit to make it fit into my #4 Traveler's notebook. 

On this left is a Free Print out, it's a Daily Habit printable. 
On the right, is a Mini Devotional called "Your Ways: Your Path"

I have left a page blank to take notes and answer the "Journal Prompts" on the left. 

This is the print-out for January. I will be adding this one to my insert and get started on my journey.

And this is the Bible I will be using, it's an NIV Bible by Zondervan. I bought this as a gift to myself for Christmas at Christian 

So now I'm all set, come January 1st, I plan on beginning my journey of reading by Bible in one year! I pray God helps me and guides me along the way!

Have a blessed Friday!

What's your word for 2018?

Happy Friday afternoon! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Our family had a very splendid Christmas as well.
As we wind down the year and get ready for 2018, we think about new goals, resolutions, etc.

The common resolutions are things like:  eat healthier, exercise, read more, work harder, etc....
I've read about having ONE WORD for the new year. I thought about my ONE WORD, I couldn't come up with just one, but I do love this phrase:


So I decided this is my phrase for 2018.  I saw this on a board on Pinterest and saved it, my daughter made this sign for me for Christmas and I absolutely love it!
It's so special because even though she's got a busy schedule due to Nursing School, she took the time to paint the wood and hand letter each word. 

Anyone that really knows me, knows I'm a worry wart, I stress very easily, about EVERYTHING!! Now that I have this, I will hang it up and have it as a daily reminder not to Worry, but to PRAY about it!

I also added this entry to my mini Bible Journaling Traveler's Notebook. I love carrying these around and looking at them when I"m in need of comfort and encouragement. 

Details: Washi Tape: Hobby Lobby, Die-cut: Peachy Cheap Deals, "He will be our Peace" rubberstamp: American Crafts (Peachy Cheap Deals), Alpha letters and Tim Holtz words: Joann Fabrics, Happy Note die cut card: We R Memory Keepers, Pom-Pom trim: Walmart

Have a blessed Friday!