Friday, March 27, 2015

bible journaling

joel 2:32
like most days, i leave it synchronicty to just open my bible to a page and begin to read.  i trust that god will lead me to what is appropriate for me to think about for the day.

so it was that when i opened my bible it was i began to read in joel and i came across this verse that really seemed to called out to me immediately as i read it:  "and it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the lord shall be saved"

how exciting is that?!  not to mention so very easy.  i made the call.  have you?

weekly planner - week 14

week 14 - give yourself permission to do something you would like to accomplish this year
here we are, three months plus into the new year.  i'm still doing my weekly prompts and keeping my date pages.  i enjoy the process of it.   the prompt this week is from a sticker i had stumbled across when cleaning up my art room.  it said, "dear fear, you've overstayed your welcome".

already this year it seems although i have visited the fear topic once or twice, but  i am doing my best to conquer the fear.  i've been doing a lot of new things for myself and sticking with it, which surprises even me.  this is proof that ALL things are possible with god.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post

today the roc nicholas rubber stamp design team post is being brought to you by cathy parmelee.  cathy has a wonderful sense of color and whimsy when she creates art.  i love how easily my rubber stamps can be incorporated into mixed media art work.  cathy shows us a terrific example of that.

cathy used the bird princess stamp and her soul danced to create this bright and cheerful art.  to see these stamps, as well as all my other stamps sold through please click here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

journaling in my bible

psalm 22:10
i was thinking about my relationship with god.  i can't remember a time that god wasn't in my life.  from the time i was little my mom always took me to sunday school and church.  each year we got pins if we had perfect attendance, which i did.  i think i was in my mid to late twenties until a job where i had to work weekends prevented me from going to worship every sunday.

over the years my relationship with god has changed, as have my views on how to worship.  every person requires something different.  i pass no judgements on that whole topic.  we can find god in every moment no matter where we are.

psalm 22:10 sums it up for me: "...and from my mother's womb you have been my god".  there is such reassurance in that passage.  i was born a child of god and i shall die a child of god.  he made me special and i stand in awe before him.

Monday, March 23, 2015

making my journaling bible a cover

front of journaling bible book cover
if you had a chance to see my article in cloth paper scissors on making a kind of material sheet out of scraps of paper and contact paper then you will recognize this book cover i made for my journaling bible.
back of journaling bible book cover
i used scraps of paper, some of moy own home made digital print outs as well as some other free printables i found on pinterest.

if you need a cover for your bible i hope you try this technique.  it's very forgiving and easy, as well as a great way to protect your bible.

tumble fish studio has a new kit being released

vagabond adventures digital kit by tumble fish studio at mischief circus
today a new kit called, vagabond adventures, is being released by the super creative and talented marsha of tumble fish studios over at deviant scrap.   all my imagery is from that kit, whether it is actual images in their entirety or pieces cut from imagery from that kit.  the doodles are mine.
to add this kit to your cart and create your own adventure please click here.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

and the winner of their very own postcard is.......

I never have seen such a postcard,but would love to have one to get inspiration.

congratulations carla.  please email me with your address.  i will start work on your very own postcard!  

thanks to all who stopped by to play.  i'll be having another give away soon. watch for it! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

bible journaling

i had a chance to journal in my bible today.  it's always a pleasure to contemplate a verse in the bible when i write it out.  time to be nearer to god is good for my soul.

psalm 23 has always been one of my most favorite verses.  there is such reassurance in it for me.  my life is very blessed and i owe it all to the glory to god.

i hope your life is filled with good news like mine.

Friday, March 20, 2015

weekly prompt - week 13

week 13 - using the letters in your name describe yourself with words
this prompt originated from something that happened to me a few years ago.  i was journaling and wanted to describe myself in three words.  i was having a bit of trouble settling on just three so i thought i'd ask my husband what three words he would use to describe me.  after he told me his three words, which none of them actually was the word "funny", i said to him, "don't you think i'm funny"?  he said "no. you're fun to be with".  to this day that sticks in my memory.  i like to think i'm funny.  i guess it is true we don't always see ourselves as others see us.

i decided to use my name and use each letter to pick words that help to identify my personality.  darn it anyway, i don't have an "f" in my name, and since there weren't any words i could think of to describe funny with an r, an o or a c, looks like i can't describe myself as funny either!

the roc nicholas design team post

today's roc nicholas design team post is brought to you by karen hayselden.  couldn't you just flip of this tag?!?!!!  this is a classic example of how my rubber stamps are meant to be used!  easy to cut apart and reassemble with other images from my line to make something totally new! 

look at how she made her tag so three dimentionsal, too!  to see more of karen's creation please tippy toe over to her blog by clicking here.

to see the stamps she used, stand tall and daisy head, and to see all of my rubber stamp line sold through please click here.