Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Pink & Main, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Mercies – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I’m back with another Bible page from the God is Faithful Retreat. It came out so beautifully and features one of my favorite scripture selections from Lamentations 3:22-26

Because of the mercies of ADONAI we will not be consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness. “ADONAI is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” ADONAI is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of ADONAI. TLV

Gayle taught this lesson and I just loved using floral scrapbook paper to build this page. It’s a great example of being able to use any of our card/scrapbooking supplies in Bible journaling. I used 3 different Distress Oxides to create a soft stippled background. The paper is from Pink & Main’s Fantastic Florals paper pad. The stamp sets used are Sweet ‘n Sassy Marker Alpha, Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments and an old Verve Stamps set New Mercies (retired).

We are heading into the weekend. Have a good one!

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, Cards, Creative Tips, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

You Are Loved

Hi Friends!

I planned on cleaning the studio today & only managed to clean 2 of my worktops but I started a mini book project & created a card.

Over the past year or so I’ve been working on sorting/organizing, I collected a basket of card kits from previous kits of the month that are long since separated from their stamps, dies, etc. So I decided that it might be fun this year to challenge myself to grab a kit & make a card with the pieces in the package.

Tonight I grabbed an easy one, (I’ll have to take a picture of the pieces in the future), with just 3 pieces. A pink card base, gray layering mat & die cut pierced rectangle. Good colors for a Love card.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Bitty Heart stencil and Simon Says Stamp You are Loved die combo to complete this card.

I attempted a tone on tone background on the card base with the old Stampin’ Up French Script background stamp but it was a little too tone on tone & came out very faint. You have to hold the card in the light just so to see it. I probably should have tried a light gray but I’m still happy with how the card turned out. It never hurts to experiment, it’s only paper.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Encouragement & Hope, For Others Creations, Kindness matters, Simon Says Stamp

Sailing Into The Sunset

Hi Friends!

There are cards I pour a lot of heart into when I am creating them. I created this beautiful sympathy card for my son-in-law & youngest daughter on the loss of his sister from this life way too soon. The sudden & unexpected loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult to deal with. Please hold the family in your prayers.

I used Simon Says Stamp Your Light, Stampscapes Water Pattern and an old FSJ stamp set to create this card with ink blending.

Hold your loved ones close everyday and remind them you love them. Life can be unexpectedly short.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Simon Says Stamp, Slimline Cards

Gentle Leaves Sympathy Card

Hi Friends!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

I managed to get some cleaning done in the studio so for now my main work surfaces are neat & tidy. I also updated my projects list.

Tonight I created a soft and subtle slimline sympathy card for the series I am working on.

I used The Crafters Workshop Slimline Gentle Leaves stencil and Simon Says Stamp With Sympathy die cut. I created a soft blend with Peeled Paint & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides. Simple, classic elegance for a somber occasion.

Have a Great Week ahead and don’t forget to share some kindness everyday.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, SASS News, Simon Says Stamp

A 20th Anniversary card, Hello 2022 & a 2021 Recap

Hello Friends!

Welcome to 2022 and my newest project For Others Creations. I am still working out the details and should have more information in the next couple of days.

I have just a couple of projects left to share from 2021 including this 20th anniversary card for my oldest daughter and her husband. We were quite busy with our granddaughters while they stole away for a 5 day anniversary trip and hubby was off for 2 weeks so I enjoyed our holiday break.

I wanted to keep this card classic & elegant so I used Simon Says Stamp’s Detail Pincushion Plate for the background on brushed gold with the numbers cut from black glitter paper and the anniversary die cut word on a black pearl strip.

Now the fun part of the post for me. As most of you know I celebrated turning 60 years old in 2021 and starting moving toward not teaching classes to a year just for me. Here’s the tally of the fun of my birthday year.

I participated in 10 online events & retreats as well as 8 or so online classes, plus I attended 2 local retreats with the Angels!

I created somewhere in the neighborhood of

  • 315 cards
  • 17 Bible journaling pages & 7 faithdex cards
  • 6 mini books/albums and 1 large gift album for a friends birthday
  • 1 full size wall art piece for our master bedroom
  • plus 4 ATC’s, 1 calendar, 1 snowlady wood piece, 4 ornaments, finished spring and summer in my 12 x 12 wall art series and about 10 projects that need finished.

That’s over 350 art projects created in 2021. Stay tuned, 2022 is just getting revved up!

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog.

Wishing you many blessings, much joy and a bright & beautiful New Year ahead!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Memory Box, Simon Says Stamp

Joyful Ornament

Hi Angels!

It’s been a long 2 busy days but my one week eye check-up went great and my other check-up went well too.

I designed this card as an alternate version to the tree card I shared a couple days ago. The tree I shared as a shaker was supposed to have strips of vintage washi tape so I tried the red and white but it didn’t go with the tree. As not to waste such a pretty background, I did an ornament instead.

The ornament shape is cut from Memory Box’s Drop Ornament die. the background is Pine Forest from Catherine Pooler Designs and Joyful is CZ Designs from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope you’re listening to lots of Christmas music & enjoying the holiday festivities. Share a little holiday spirit with those around you too.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix

Silver Snowflakes

Hi Angels!

These first 2 days this week are fairly busy so I’m posting much later than planned.

I created the following card design for the Angels Christmas party tonight. Simple elegance.

Sizzix Jeweled Snowflakes on a brushed silver background, Simon Says Stamp Lea Snowflake die in Silver Mirror cardstock, Hero Arts Merry Christmas Message embossed in silver sparkle custom mix.

Enjoy tomorrow & spread some Christmas kindness!

Art Inspiration, Bits & Pieces, Cards, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Peace Dove

Hi Angels!

I hope your weekend has been wonderful!

I got a lot done today, preparing for my cataract surgery Tuesday including getting my art projects in order so they are easier to grab & work on.

Since I was so busy, I grabbed this dove image out of the infamous Bits & Pieces box and created this card.

After fussy cutting out the dove, I added a silver background embossed with Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Oval and die cut Peace out of white glitter paper using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Peace & Joy Word dies. I had a few stars in the Bits & Pieces so I added one to the background.

I hope you have a fabulous first week of December! Do you have any traditions you are looking forward to this year? Drop a comment sharing that tradition.

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

Straight Path

Hi Angels!

I hope you’ve had a great Saturday!

I started off my morning by listening to yesterday’s lesson on the Creative Worship group & planned to journal it today but inspiration popped up after today’s Bible study in Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in ADONAI with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” TLV

Last year I specifically ordered the Simon Say Stamp’s Stamptember collaboration with Memory Box Life’s Path set for a Bible Journaling page similar to what I was inspired to create today.

Since I was going to do a watercolor background, I used Tomoe River FP Cream Loose Sheets paper, it is very close to the paper some Bibles are printed on and attached it to the page in my Interleaved Bible opposite Proverbs 3 when I was finished.

I used Koi Watercolors for the background, then stamped the Memory Box trees to create a path. I used the Koi’s to deepen the color on a few trees then splattered gold and copper Gansai Tambi watercolors for a bit of shimmer. It need a little bit of something so I pulled out my old FSJ Thread Sketch background & added just a bit here & there using a portion of the stamp in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. After deciding what I wanted to say I pulled out many Sweet ‘n Sassy sets to create my statement. I used He Is, Love Your Neighbor, God is Good, Words of Life: Actions, Go God’s Way and Skinny Caps, Bitty Minnie, Teeny and Sweet & Simple Alphas. A lot of the Creative Worship stamps sets have stand alone words to create verses & sentiments with & the alphas help fill in the rest.

A lot of work but I so enjoyed creating this page today.

Have a blessed Sunday!