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!

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, Brutus Monroe, Cards, My Favorite Things, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Sparkling Anniversary

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend has been restful & fun!

Today we booked our anniversary trip for May. So excited.

It’s also our oldest son’s & his bride’s 1st anniversary. I delivered their card a couple of days ago.

As I may have mentioned, I am in a couple of virtual retreats this coming weekend. The Crop & Create Weekend sent a sponsors goody bag along with our class kits. Therm-O-Web included a fun heart toner card front that I used to create Matthew & April’s card.

The foiling came out fabulous! I used Brutus Monroe’s Purple Sketch foil created by Therm-O-Web. The Love is an older Die-namic from My Favorite Things and is cut from purple metallic paper and the vellum background is Grafix Platinum which also has a shimmer to it. The sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Anniversary Blessings stamp set and is embossed in WOW Sugared Almond which has glitter in it. Overall it is a very sparkly card.

When I get the chance, I need to spend some more time foiling, it is so fun.

Have a Fabulous week ahead.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Beautiful Kindness

Hi Angels!

I missed posting yesterday but was pretty tired after playing with the princesses (my granddaughters) and then it’s allergy season, everything is trying to bloom.

Today I managed to find my study desk and then cleared the worktops in the studio. This week is countdown to 2 virtual retreats next weekend, so I will be doing lots of prep work this next week for a jam packed weekend of creating ahead.

I dug into the bits & pieces for a quick idea. This kindness die cut was all ready to go and I had recently used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Kindness Matters set so grabbed it for a quick card.

Classic black & pink on a hand marbled background = instant card.

Wishing you a restful Sunday after the time switch.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Blessings Found

Hi Angels!

Some simple coloring for tonight’s card.

I headed outside this afternoon with our youngest son to shovel the driveway, no mean feat when you live on 2 acres in the country. We do not have a short driveway. We also were not going to be able to get any of the cars out until the 8+ inches were removed. I’m sure I will be sore tomorrow.

I did work on my bigger project a bit then thought I’d make a card. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blessings in Disguise.

I finished coloring and didn’t quite like it, the stark white background wasn’t working. I grabbed a watercolor pencil & a waterbrush & made a quick background & it made all the difference.

I hope your weekend is wonderful.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Owl Delight

Hi Angels!

We got several more inches of snow over night to add to our current winter wonderland. I missed creating last night but the weather does sometimes bring on migraines unfortunately.

Tonight’s card features the negative background from Monday’s Light of Faith card. If I think there is enough ink on the stencil when I am done blending, I will spritz with water & print on another piece of cardstock. This one came out like a soft watercolor.

The owl from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Owl Be There is stamped on a brayered gel print background from my stash and lends himself well to the slightly grungy details the Grunge Dots stencil left on the background. I added more dots with SNSS Texture Tiles 8 and the sentiment is from Faith Phrases.

Fun, colorful and a great reminder of where our focus should always be.

If I don’t post much for a few days, not to worry, we may have to shut down part of our house as we have reached the red line 20% level on our propane tank. If the truck doesn’t get here in the next couple of days with the propane shortage, we may be relying on space heaters & the fireplace for warmth providing we have electricity still too.

20 years ago we did 3 days no power in an ice storm with just a gas fireplace, wasn’t easy but we made it through. We will again.

Hopefully you are starting to unthaw from this week’s intense cold or will in the next couple of days. Many prayers if it’s still heading your way or you are without power. Try your best to stay safe & warm.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Light of Faith

Hi Angels!

Our temperatures are still really cold but there was some beautiful sunshine today before snowmageddon round 2 arrives. I know many are already struggling to get through these storms especially with the power & water outages.

We have zoned heating & hubby perfected the balance enough today that I could spend a wee bit of time in the studio. We are mostly keeping it shut off to conserve but with the sunshine helping to warm I could work a bit. I did a couple of different backgrounds but this one was my main focus for creating today.

My new Sweet ‘n Sassy order arrived Saturday so I wanted to create something with the new stencils. This card features the Grunge Dots stencil with the new Faith & Hope word dies and the Faith stamp set that has been available for awhile. I just love how it came out.

This winter storm may be a trial but keep your eyes focused on God, especially in the dark & He will bring you through to the light.

Sending warm hugs & prayers.