Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Open Journey

Father Who Sees Lent Journal

Hi Friends!

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 may be 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.

Blessings!

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

Palm Sunday Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

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.

I hope you enjoy a blessed week ahead.

Blessings!

Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Simon Says Stamp

Walk In Love Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

It’s been a busy few days around here spending time with my granddaughters. You can check out our fairy gardens we created on my Sassy AngelS Studio Facebook page.

Back to sharing projects from retreat. I was able to finish up this Bible Journaling page I started based on 2 John verse 6 “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” TLV

This was a video lesson on the Creative Worship FB group about a month ago that just needed a little bit of a finishing touch. I wanted to depict walking to fill in the middle of the page so I created a stencil from a cobblestone die I have and then finished hand lettering to complete my page. The hearts were hand sketched on a hymn page & cut out and the Tumbling Hearts stencil is from Simon Says Stamp.

I have several more projects to share but am also prepping for the big Crop & Create event this weekend so I’ll see how consistent I can be.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Mixed Media, Open Journey

Return To Me Lent Journal

Hi Friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Last week was so unusually busy for me, plus dealing with allergies & asthma, that it took me awhile to complete my first journal entry for my Lent studies. I have made it the highest priority to do the study part each day but when you are out & about, it doesn’t leave much time for creating. Add to the fun, I’m doing 2 Lent studies. I’ll be digging into God’s Word a lot the next few weeks.

Return to me is based on Joel 2:12-13. In Hebrew teshuvah means “to turn back toward”, “repent”, “return to me”.

I created a watercolor wash background over my page, pulled some elements from my Open Journey Come With Me 2 kit, created a pocket with the main image, added the focal verse with the basic Hebrew definition & added the title. I then made a tag booklet insert & added some thoughts from Ingrid’s post & my own study to make it more personal.

I’m having a blast digging into some of my handmade papers, fibers, ribbons, stamps & more to create more interest & texture. It’s been awhile since I’ve done collage style, mixed media art.

Remember to spread some cheer, sunshine & kindness where every you go and pray for our chaotic world.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Retreat Kits, Faith Based Art, Mixed Media, Open Journey

Come With Me Lent Art Journal

Hi Friends!

I hope everyone is staying safe & warm in these winter storms & events. It’s a bit frigid here in Oklahoma at the moment.

Been a bit busy and hubby has a few days off so not a lot of time to create. However, I ordered the new Open Journey Come With Me 2 Lent Bible Journaling Kit and along with the 40 day study, I’ll be joining Liz Curtis Higgs The Women of Easter Study. I don’t usually do much for Lent but both of these appealed greatly.

So I found a steno style watercolor journal in my stash and decorated it with kit elements from the Open Journey kit.

Ingrid’s physical kits are wonderfully packed with a devotional, lots of collage images & pieces, fibers & a stamp set plus there is a digital version available too. This time I also ordered an additional coordinating stamp set & the boat charm I added to my journal. I used the “folder” that was holding all the pieces to create the front & back of my journal along with some of my hand painted paper for the sides. I used both stamp sets that matched the kit and the Tapestry of Grace stamp set from this month’s Creative Retreat Kits to add the collage feel to my covers. I love how it all came together.

I have the Creative Crate event this weekend so there will be more creating going on, then it’s back to organizing & purging some more.

Stay safe & warm.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Lawn Fawn, Mini Books & Albums, SCT Sampler

God is Love Tag Book

Hi Friends!

While I do the dishes in the evening, I often watch Youtube videos of some of my favorite creators.

I paired some older Bo Bunny Valentine Collection paper with My Happy Space Love Is Bible Devotional kit and a video by Michelle Allen, A Creative Operation to create this tag book to put my Love Is projects in. The little book allows me to do some quick Bible Journaling art in.

I decorated the cover this evening. I may add a wee bit more but for now it’s a start.

While sorting out & purging, I found a few sheets of Bo Bunny’s Sweet Nothings Collection from several years ago. Then I saw the video by Michelle pop up & thought why not create the tag book. I used Lawn Fawn’s Oliver’s Stitched ABC’s & SCT Sampler Love dies to create the wording for the cover with some punched hearts & a journal card from the Love Is Devotional Kit. I did ombre ink blending on the letters & added some white pen accents.

As soon as I can get my video system back up, I will do some walk throughs of this album & the couple of others I have created lately.

I hope you are having a great 2nd week of February. Spread some love & kindness.

Blessings!

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

Great Light – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I think I’m starting to hit my stride for the year and getting a bit more organized & things done.

I started 3 Bible Journaling pages the last couple of months of 2021 that didn’t get completed. So one of my January goals is to review the video lessons from the Creative Worship group & complete the pages.

Today I completed Isaiah 9:1 & 6:

The people walking in darkness will see a great light. Upon those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death, light will shine. Isaiah 9:1 TLV

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV

As believers in Christ, we are still in Advent season as we await the return of our Savior and the ushering in of the new kingdom. Just as long ago the Messiah’s birth was eagerly anticipated, we should now be also eagerly awaiting the Messiah’s return.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Shine Your Light & Christmas Pine stamp sets.

We are halfway through the week. I hope it’s been a good one for you with a little kindness along the way.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Brutus Monroe, Catherine Pooler Designs, Faith Based Art, My Favorite Things

Pursue Shalom

Hi Friends!

Today didn’t go quite as planned but that’s okay I still got a few things done including this Faithdex card.

I didn’t have any ideas for what I wanted to create so I looked through some of my newer supplies and decided I wanted to do something with the origami cranes from Catherine Pooler Designs Origami Cheers stamp set. In this design I have used them as doves of peace. I then searched out a Bible verse that would relate to my one little word ‘one another’. Hebrews 12:14

Pursue shalom with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. TLV

The “cathedral” window is created with Brutus Monroe Chapel stencil and a soft blend of Distress Oxides. I outlined the window, drew in the bricks using My Favorite Things Slimline English Brick Wall stencil and colored the “doves” with a Sakura Clear Stardust Pen which actually comes out a beautiful silver glitter. The verse is hand lettered.

Shalom, sweet peace my friends.

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, For Others Creations

Love & Good Deeds

Hi Friends!

Yesterday’s weather front brought more migraine issues but I got my refrigerator cleaned inside so it wasn’t an entirely wasted day. We did get to see a few hints of snowflakes but nothing exciting with this extreme cold.

Today I worked on my focal verse for the year in my tag journal. I will be adding ‘one another’ and other verses that fit my theme for the year. I may add in a few quotes too.

I did a simple watercolor background and hand lettered my verse. I’m loving the older Bo Bunny Serendipity collection that I found in my stash to add accents and used for the cover so I will sprinkle it throughout the journal. I don’t want the tag holes so the paper is a good way to camouflage the holes.

I hope you are finding some crafty or relaxing time this weekend.

Blessings,

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, ConfettiCreativo, Faith Based Art, For Others Creations, Mini Books & Albums

2022 OLW – One Another Tag Book

Hi Friends!

Some may have noticed that I changed my banner to For Others Creations the first of the year.

One of my spiritual gifts is encouragement and I feel a strong calling to share kindness & some love and smiles through creating. Our world continues to be a bit chaotic and everyone can use some kindness & encouragement. I’ll do a video soon to explain where I am heading.

Since “for others” isn’t a direct Bible term, I chose ‘One Another’ for my One Little Word for 2022. We are called to love God & love people.

My focal scripture is Hebrews 10:24

‘And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds.’ TLV

The Joggles Wednesday video caught my eye this week with a tag book. I ordered the tag book kit but being a bit impatient to get my project going, I created one with the supplies I had on hand.

I used my Graphic 45 large tag die, watercolor paper, an older Bo Bunny paper collection and a OLW Sweet Jesus custom printable from ConfettiCreativo.

I will fill my journal book with the ‘one another’ Bible verses that I found to compliment my new endeavor. The watercolor paper will allow me to use many different mediums on my pages and the binding style will allow me to tip-in extras as I wish.

Here’s a quick video flip through of my finished journal.

Remember everyone we meet is dealing with something we don’t know about & deserves to be treated with kindness & respect. In sharing love, we will make a difference and become a light in the darkness.

Blessings,