Friday, June 12, 2015

Free Printable Word Banners

Greetings everyone! I hope this post finds everyone doing well! Sorry it has been a while since my last post. My husband have been very busy lately, but more on that another time! Today I have another free printable for you.
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I love banners with words, but usually they are facing the opposite direction I need...and I just can't stand to place the word upside down. (I'm weird, I know.) So, I just created the banners going both directions! I hope you enjoy them. Keep an eye out for more margin art coming soon! Thanks for joining me!

Hope you find them useful! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Free Bible Journaling Words

Hello, all! I have been enjoying journaling in my Bible so much lately! It really has changed the way I go about reading God's Word! Give it a shot when you get the chance. If you're apprehensive about creating in your Bible, then grab a sketchbook, a piece of printer paper, or the back of your grocery list and join the fun!
Anyway, the freebie today is a little different: I really love the sheets of stickers that have single words on them with different colored backgrounds, but typically I can't ever find the words I, today I was searching for more faith based stickers online and just couldn't find what I needed...well, the wheels started turning and I thought, "How hard could it be?!?" The next thing I know I've finished one set of words, am in the middle of a second page, and have a list for future creations! These will work just printed off on regular paper or card stock, cut, then glued in place, or run to your local store and grab a pack of Avery Sticker Sheets, and then cut them with your trimmer or scissors, and voilĂ ! You have your own lovely journaling stickers and lots for later too! I know the words repeat, but these are themes that I find are definitely repeated throughout scripture! I hope you enjoy! Drop me a line and let me know what kind of freebies you'd like to see! I love creating them to share!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

4 More Bible Journaling Printables and What I learned from Lot.

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Wow! What a fantastic response I had to my first freebie, because let's face is who doesn't love free?!? :) So, I thought I'd keep up with the process and pass along a few more that I've worked on this week. But first let me tell you, I've just started the "Read Your Bible in 90 Days" plan!
90 Day Guide
 I must confess that at age 30 this is, unfortunately, something I've never done. I've started a read through many times, but Satan fights me and it gets set aside...I'm hoping and praying that with such a quick end date this will help me achieve this momentous task!
 I know it is pleasing to God that I get to know His Word. This is one of the big reasons I've started Bible Journaling! I know God wants me to spend time with him and use any means necessary to do so! That includes craft supplies! I mean why not?!? He is, after all, the creator of everything, and he gave me the desire to create. Psalm 37:4 says, Delight thyself also in the LORD, and he will give thee the desires of thine heart. When I recently started spending daily time reading my Bible it was just a few days later that I came across the fabulous Rebekah R. Jones's website and then after doing a little searching...I discovered Illustrated Faith! I truly think God helped me stumble across these communities to encourage me!

So, anyway, today is my second day on the 90 day read through; one portion was about Lot and his family. When the angels came to Lot to tell him he had to flee the city before God destroyed it, Lot's response struck me as ridiculous! He said, "I cannot escape to the mountains, lest some evil take me, and I die." Genesis 19:19b. I found myself shaking my head and thinking, "Didn't he see that he had already surrounded himself with evil?!?" I don't want to be blind to what temptations may be around me. I don't want to become so comfortable around sin that I don't notice it anymore! With God's help I will guard my heart and those of my family in every way I can.
 A little later in the scripture, as they are fleeing the city and God is destroying it because it had become so wicked, I read: "But his (Lot's) wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt." Genesis 19:26. Here the only thing I could think was, "I wonder, to what was she looking back?" How do I apply this to my life? I asked God to show me what in my life is holding me back from living a victorious life in Him. Is there something that I'm holding onto that has no spiritual benefit or could tempt me in someway?
 So, I created these scriptures as a way to help remind me what God wanted me to learn. I hope that they will help you as well. Leave me a comment. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Free Bible Journaling Printables

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I have found my way into another new adventure! There are some wonderful communities online that are focused around God's Word. Two of my favorites are Illustrated Faith and Rebekah R. Jones. These communities encourage digging deeper into God's Word through your creative side that God gave you! Now while I'm still new to this... and can't bring myself to go full out painting this has changed the way that I read my Bible! The visuals that my mind creates as I read helps me to remember what I've read! So, I wanted to pass these along to others for use. Keep in mind they are hand drawn so they are definitely not perfect, but I worked hard on them and love each one. You can feel free to print them on card stock and use them as bookmarks or trace them into the margins of your own Journal Bible. Keep tuned in...I plan on sharing photos of Journal Bible soon. As well as more printable verses. Feel free to leave me a comment if you do use them. Or if you have a specific request you'd like for me to create! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Card With Selective Masking!

Hello! I wanted to share a special card I made a few weeks ago while experimenting with my stamps. I love to try and find ways to stretch my stamps and this is one of my new favorites, so let's get right to it!
I brought out my super cute, Eggstra Special Easter stamps set from Lawn Fawn I stamped the basket with the eggs inside on some scrap paper, and then cut around the image leaving the eggs attached to create a mask. As you can see in the image below.
 I then cleaned my stamp, placed my card stock under the mask, and lined up my stamp with the mask. I did use my MISTI to get correct placement, but I'm sure you could easily do this using regular acrylic blocks.
 Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped my image .
I removed my mask to reveal a cute, but very empty basket.

 I then created a mask just to cover the bottom of the basket, so I could begin stamping the flowers. Using the tulip from the same stamp set I added one at a time using masks to layer them.
 Yup, looks like a hot you can tell by my well loved basket mask, I made a few of these cards
 Then using my Spectrum Noir markers I colored the image.
 Using Tim Holtz Distess Ink in Mustard Seed and a circle cut from scrap paper I created the card base. I finished it up by using foam adhesive to attach the basket to the card, adding a bit of Wink of Stella clear to the bow, and stamping the sentiment using an old stamp I had in my stash.
 I really think this "new image" is very versatile and could be used for many occasions, such as birthdays, Get Well, Congrats, Happy Spring, You could even replace the flowers with other images like hearts, animals, tools, school supplies, baby get the idea!
Don't be afraid to look at your stamps differently! The possibilities are endless! Thanks for joining me!
I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge

Lawnscaping Challenge

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monster Hugs and Catch Up!

Hello, All! I have been creating like mad in my little corner...sometimes I remember to take photos as I go and other times I get so caught up in the process of it all that it completely slips my mind! I've been trying to be better about it and now I have to play catch up here to get everything posted! So, without any more delay enjoy this very colorful post! 
I am going to use this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:Anything Goes
Wednesday Challenge

Originally I was going to use this card as an entry for the Distress Challenge for Lawnscaping, but I read about it a day too late. I like the card and had a blast creating it...I started with three Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in Stream, Wild Plum, and Butterscotch. 

 Using some felt on a Tim Holtz applicator and a piece of plastic I had cut from some packaging, I applied the alcohol inks over the entire piece.
 I decided these monsters from Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash would be adorable in a tie-dye state. So, I used my StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp the little guys onto the opposite side of the plastic.
 I just love the way they turned out...they look like they're ready to have a good time!
 I fussy cut each critter out.
 Next up I decided that I wanted a little color in the background of my card, but knew to get the full effect of the alcohol inks the immediate background would need to be white, so I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers to create this fabulous rainbow on the card base.
 I then temporarily placed my monsters where I wanted them to go along with Avery Elle's Avery's Alphas stamps to get placement just right.
 I used my wonderful new tool, the MISTI, to ensure perfect lettering.
 I finished the sentiment using the original stamp that came in the Monster Mash set. I then used my Spectrum Noir markers to create another rainbow effect in the lettering.
 I carefully used my Martha Stewart two way glue pen to place glue along the black stamped edge of each image. This is so the adhesive does not show through the clear plastic.
I added a little bit of glitter to the letters using my trusty Wink of Stella clear brush.
 and here is the final product.
 I hope you've enjoyed learning about the project! Feel free to comment or ask questions! Thanks for joining me! Keep an eye out for more posts very soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Big Changes!

  I know it has once again been a long time since a  apologizes! Things have been...crazy! My husband and I are experiencing big changes in our life at the moment. We found out, in December, that we will be bless with our first child- due in September 2015! So, we have had to up our search for a new house and vehicle. Along with these major changes, Hubby and I decided it would be best if I resigned from my job at the library I had worked at for 12 years, so that I can be at home to care of our so to be growing family and home.
  I'm telling you all of this exciting news to tell you that hopefully, I will finding more time to create. So, keep your eyes and ears open for changes around the blog as well. I hope to start getting things in order to get into some craft fairs and shows. So, there may be a few posts about my experience with that adventure as well. Thanks for your patience and support! Craft On, Friends!