We have the honor & privilege to know that while we remember Yeshua’s sacrifice this weekend, He is indeed risen and we live with the hope of His return.
One of our retreat lessons, by Suzanne from Confetti Creativo, was on The Lion & The Lamb Revelation 5:5 and 5:12
“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Root of David, has conquered, so that He can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
My page includes splatters of red, black & gold representing the blood, darkness and light & majesty of our Lord’s sacrifice. The lion printable is from Ella Roetz, the lamb stamp is from Creative Retreat Kits and the flowers from Sweet ‘n Sassy Consider the Wildflowers.
May your weekend be a reminder of how much God loves you, that He sacrifice His Son for our sins and He rose victorious over death to bring us new life in Him.
I’m a wee bit late posting tonight. I have been reorganizing part of my kitchen & pantry. We did a major shift to accommodate a new small upright freezer.
Another retreat share, it was a really fun page to design from Diane’s lesson. Our focus was Psalm 25:10
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. ESV
I love the freeform watercolor circles with the doodles. You could use a variety of shapes to do this technique. The silhouette stamps are Sweet ‘n Sassy Nature Silhouettes 1 & 2 and the words are from a printable Diane designed just for the retreat.
I’m going to try & post a bit earlier tomorrow as we are attending Good Friday evening services with our son & daughter-in-law at their church in the evening.
The first weekend of this month was spent in the Creative Worship group enjoying the God is Faithful Bible Journaling Retreat. We had a bakers dozen classes over Friday & Saturday. I completed 9, started #10, have 2 to watch & one was delayed because of internet issues. Not bad for 2 days.
Our first class actually started with a Bible tassel or what I refer to as a floof. I dug out some fiber bits & pieces to create mine. After I picked up some lobster claw attachments, I went back & finessed it a bit.
One benefit of the weekend was that I allowed myself to make some quick pages. I don’t often do quick & so it was good to step outside my normal. You may see a few more quick designs in the future.
I did my first page in my new NIV Journal the Word New Testament. It is basically travelers notebook size at 6 7/8 by 3 1/4 inches and the pages are similar to an interleaved Bible with one side of the page being left blank for notes & journaling. The focal verses were 2 Timothy 2:11-13
Here is a trustworthy saying:If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself. NIV
I used a gel plate for the scallop shape with Distress Oxides, added in Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Botanical Branches and a quote Janelle shared with us in our lesson. A bit of gold watercolor accents completed the page.
I have been keeping up with my 40 days of Lent studies but I think I’ll be working on the journaling for awhile. I don’t want to rush the creation of each day’s subject so I’ll work on it throughout the year.
My 2nd page is from Matthew 6 verses 3, 4 & 6 Our study session covered Matthew 6:1-6 & 16-18, all filled with great insight into how we should walk.
But when you do tzedakah, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your tzedakah maybe in secret; and your Father who sees in secret, shall reward you. Matthew 6:3-4 TLV
But you, when you pray, go into your inner room; and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you.Matthew 6:6 TLV
Tzedakah often referred to as charity, but the literal translation is “justice” or “righteousness”. Sharing what we have with others isn’t something special. It’s the honest and just thing to do.
Kindness shared everyday should be a way of life and a natural thing to do in our walk with God.
I purchased this door die from Nellie Snellen thinking it would be great for mini books/journals and it found it’s first use here on this page to represent “your inner room”. I also used watercolors, stencils, stamps and elements from the Come with me 2 kit from Open Journey.
Life has been a bit busy and allergy season is still in full force but I have lots & lots to post & share.
For Holy Week this week I’ll be sharing some of my recent Bible Journaling creations starting with this quick page I did late last night. Ingrid from Open Journey did a live for Palm Sunday and I played along.
The focal verse is Luke 19:38 “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” NIV
I did a quick background with Distress Oxides with some gold splatters. The palm branches are from the Open Journey digitals Walking Holy Week With Jesus and a free printable King of My Heart she sent to her newsletter subscribers. I also used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Fern Fronds stencil on the background.
Today is the final round of cards from the Stamp Joy event with Taylored Expressions.
This set is a little more elegant and beautiful with ink blending.
On the first card, after ink blending through the Birds & Blooms stencil, we added some details with colored pencils to add more interest to the background. The 2nd mini slimline card was supposed to be an ink lifting technique but I didn’t have the ink so I used white pigment ink over the blending to achieve a similar look. Unfortunately for the last card you cannot see the subtle shimmer created by a light mist of Pixie Spray over the oval, while still masked, and then foiled with Decofoil.
The next few days will be filled with Bible Journaling both from my Lent studies & the Sweet n’ Sassy Bible Journaling Retreat is this weekend. I’ll also start taking pictures of last weekend’s Crop & Create cards to post in between.
I managed to clean up the craftermath from Crop & Create today. Now it will be easier to finish up the cards that still need finishing touches.
If you are familiar with Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Layerinng Stencils, we got an exclusive one at Stamp Joy called Mod.
These stencils are designed to create 4 card backgrounds and are great for gift sets. The possibilities for colors & mixed media techniques is endless, so fun! I was able to modify the last card as the sentiment didn’t stamp well the first time. I just trimmed it down to the patterned area and popped it on a card base.
Can you believe it’s almost the end of March? National Craft Month just flew by. I hope you found some time to be crafty.
I am tired. Crop & Create for 3 days, 8 mini classes, 8 full classes, 2 make & takes & a challenge is a lot in one weekend. I completed 19 cards, have 15 cards in various stages of final touches to complete, have 5 classes to start on, 1 of the make & takes & the challenge to finish. I am thinking the challenge would be great for the month of April so I’m working on ideas for approaching that. Whew! I’ll get pictures posted as soon as I can.
In the meantime, I still have several projects to share from the Angel’s weekend earlier this month. This was the fun set of cards for Stamp Joy.
These cards are great for the young or young at heart. The llama has beautiful texture paste on it called Happy Medium from Taylored Expressions in iridescent glitter. It is stunning in person. If I had had Wobblers with me on retreat, the melon slice would have been wobbling. So cute as a mini slimline card. The hello is perfect for any occasion for anyone but would be great for a tween or teen.
I’m hoping to clean up the ravaged studio from the weekend tomorrow and complete a few of the finishing touches that need done. I have plenty to post & will strive to get caught up in the next couple of weeks. Allergies & asthma are still wearing me out, the Bradford Pears are in full bloom.