Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Never Walk Bible Journaling

Hi Angels!

I know it’s been a few days. I didn’t expect when I moved my desk how much got displaced & needed reorganized. Then add in it’s my worst allergy time & well….

I listened to another video from the Shine Retreat a couple of nights ago and recreated this page based on John 8:12

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The page is water colored in Twinkling H2O’s and edged with Black Soot Distress Ink to represent the darkness. I stamped the lantern on a scrap of watercolored background and colored with glitter gel pens. I used 5 different Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets to stamp my saying & the lantern. I used Shine Your Light, Way Maker, Fall in Love with Jesus, Teeny Alpha and Sweet & Simple Alpha.

It was wonderful to spend a few minutes creating today.

Thanks for stopping by,

Art Inspiration, Cards, My Favorite Things, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Blessed Easter

Hi Angels!

I hope everyone has had a blessed Easter Sunday!

Yesterday was hubby’s birthday, so we actually went to town Friday all day for some shopping & dinner. So yesterday we moved my desk into the studio & I now some more re-organizing to do. Thus no art posts for 2 days.

Today I finished the 2 cards I started for our granddaughters for Easter. They have foiled backgrounds which were hard to capture but came out cute.

I used Therm-o-web’s egg toner card fronts in purple & rainbow and added My Favorite Things Wish You Were Here and the sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy Hoppy Spring.

We enjoyed the day with our daughter, son-in-law & granddaughters including an egg hunt in the front yard, some legos from grammy & papa & dinner.

They were really happy to find chocolate in their eggs.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Bible Journaling, Mini Books & Albums

God’s Word Mini Book

Hi Angels!

Despite it being a rough start to the day with a worse migraine than Tuesday, I sorted out 3 baskets and finished one of my Bible Journaling projects.

One of the lessons I watched had us think about what God’s Word is….

I decided to use part of the printable provided by Creative Faith & Co and create this mini book.

I also did a quick video of the book. Despite the size of the picture, this book measures just 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ and fits in the palm of my hand.

Correction the paper scraps I used were from Bo Bunny’s Believe Collection. Also correction I always work in my studio as I have a standing work station. However I have been doing a lot of classes & with our son still working at home, moved my desk set up to the studio. Since it’s working out so well, we are moving my desk too so I don’t have to work on the folding table all the time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Blessed Good Friday!

Cards, Taylored Expressions

Butterfly Sympathy

Hi Angels!

Sympathy cards can be difficult to create but are often a gift of love & caring. They also provide the perfect opportunity to pray for the individual or family I am sending a card to while I am creating them.

Tonight’s card was mailed over a week ago and hopefully brought some comfort to a dear friend.

I used Taylored Expressions Aflutter stamp set and a custom ombre ink pad. I added some Nuvo Glitter Gloss to the butterflies. It adds a touch of shimmer without being too sparkly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Spring Blessings

Hi Angels!

I worked on my Bible Journaling projects a bit today but a migraine claimed the day so I made this card this evening to post.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Hoppy Spring stamp set.

So cute! I used one of my handcolored backgrounds and colored the images with complimentary colors. The bunny was stamped on white & after coloring popped since I didn’t want a pink/orange/yellow bunny. Those little birdies are adorable. Critters can be adapted to anytime of the year so I made the sentiment suitable for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping in.

Bible Journaling, Creative Tips, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Shine in the Dark

Hi Angels!

I’m enjoying the “Shine” theme for this year’s Bible Journaling retreat. It is a great reminder that we should always shine our light and share God’s love.

The second project is based on 1 John 1:5-7

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Shine Your Light on a watercolor wash background. I added highlights with a sparkle gel pen.

Bible Journaling doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just create from what is speaking to you in scripture. Don’t have a Journaling Bible, no problem. Grab a sketchbook, watercolor or mixed media pad, notebook or anything else you’d like to create in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bible Journaling, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Shine Bible Journaling Retreat

Hi Angels!

Last weekend also hosted the Creative Worship Bible Journaling group’s Shine Retreat. Because Crop & Create was so intense, I only got to create 2 of the workshops & a couple of prayer sessions.

Since Crop & Create provided us with more foiling tips from Therm-o-web, I created a Faithdex card with the retreat’s focal verse & foiling.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

For the ray background I used the free printable from Allie Scraps, a diecut of the word Shine from Elizabeth Craft cut out with mounting tape & foiled, Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Shine Your Light stamp set & hand lettered verse.

I plan to spend a good portion of this week doing some more of the Bible Journaling Workshops.

Have a Fabulous Easter Week!

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Pretty Flowers Photoplay Class

Hi Angels!

We have finally made it to the final pictures for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Cardmaking Event from last weekend.

Photoplay designed an exclusive flower set for the event and I made these pretty floral cards.

We added swashes of watercolor to some watercolor paper & diecut several flowers from the colors we chose. I also die cut flowers out of patterned & solid cardstock scraps and added stamped centers & words. Since I had several extra watercolor flowers, I opted to make my last card with them instead of stamping a background. I think the black & white polka dots sets them off nicely.

All the classes were so much fun and I can’t wait for the October event.

In the end I created 40 cards from the kits & sponsor products. Here’s a look at all of them together.

These cards are sure to bring lots of smiles when I send them out.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are enjoying an evening with our granddaughters.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Hummingbird Beauty

Hi Angels!

I had a quick mini class today recreating the bunny card from a week or so ago. Lots of fun visiting.

Hero Arts taught us a class on Sunday with the Color Layering Hummingbird set & their Reactive Ink.

They all came out so different & beautiful. The first card we did a “batik” to the background, very easy. The second card we just did a direct to paper background and the final card is a watercolor wash after smooshing the ink on some acetate. The bird & flower on the final card are watercolored with the ink too. Inks that work in a variety of ways keep creating interesting.

One more class to share from last weekend’s event.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Fun Birthday Card with Cathy Z

Hi Angels!

I have officially completed all my cards from the weekend & got a bit of organizing done today too.

Our first class on Sunday morning was with Cathy Zielske and Your Next Stamp with a fun birthday set. I had stamped/embossed a few extra images so decided to make a double set.

These cards feature alcohol ink markers & color blending with distress oxides. Love clean & simple design. I added a bit more texture with some embossing folders.

Just a couple more classes to post. I guess I’d better get busy on some new projects.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!