Mini Purse & Journal #2

I hope you have your supplies ready (see previous post) because we are ready to jump right in and get this project done! I know that by posting this project completely on the first day of the month, it makes a long time until the next one comes out in June, but I really wanted you to be able to do this today. A cut little “May Basket” will make a friend’s day today! All it will take is less than 1/2 hour of your time. Mini Purse & Journal! Yes, this project will take maybe 20 minutes! The video… Continue reading

Month 5 — Mini Purse & Journal

As I said in my last post, I’m really excited to share this month’s project for our 12 Month’s of Wholeness through Creativity. May’s project is super quick and easy. This Mini Purse will make a perfect Mother’s Day gift (for your mom, a friend, or YOU) or mini “May Basket” or Just Because gift. It will hold a Lip Balm or Essential Oil roller, Mini Journal, Ghiradelli square, and/or Gift Card. (Probably not ALL of those, but a couple anyhow.) I’ll be showing you how to make 2 different versions. The more “Traditional” purse is made with the score… Continue reading

Coming Soon

I’m “slaving away” today, working on designing May’s project. I am so excited to share this special project with you, and I’m making some tweaks and variations to it. I had something else planned, but I think this one will be perfect for May. It is one of my favorites!  Can’t wait to share it with you! You’ll see it soon! But while you’re eagerly counting the days till we’re out of April, (or hopefully continuing to work on your Creative Bible Journaling,) I wanted to let you know that I’ve added another platform for sharing your projects, without all… Continue reading

Creative Bible Journaling #3

We are now ready to start looking at various techniques for each of our elements. In this post, that is Backgrounds. Backgrounds As I mentioned in the last post, blank page syndrome can cause us to freeze. Even though our Bible page is filled with words, we don’t know what to add to it. We stare at the page and have no idea what to do, where to start. Of course, the opposite can be true too. Your mind may see exactly what you want to do! Yea for instant inspiration. But many times we read. We study. We meditate… Continue reading

Creative Bible Journaling #2

Now that you know what Creative Bible Journaling is and why you’d want to do it, and you’ve chosen a Bible, and maybe even a few verses you’d like to start with, let’s take a look at Supplies you can use for various types of Creative Bible Journaling. There are 4 main elements that I break Creative Bible Journaling down into. And a myriad of techniques to use for each. As always, we’ll cover just a few, (and as always more is available in the 12 Month Creative Journey Subscription Membership!) I’ll present some techniques that can be done with… Continue reading

Creative Bible Journaling #1

Choosing a Bible to Journal In The place to start Creative Bible Journaling is obviously with a Bible. You may choose to use your everyday reading Bible or a different one. You may choose any regular Bible, or one designed specifically for journaling, which may include a different type of even stronger paper, wide margins, journaling prompt designs in the margins, or even an interleaved Bible, meaning every other page is blank for the journaling. Some people prefer to only utilize the margins or interleaved, blank pages, and not cover up any of the words of the Scripture with their… Continue reading

Month 4 – Creative Bible Journaling

Our 12 Months to Wholeness through Creativity project this month is Creative Bible Journaling. The purpose of Bible Journaling is to unite meditation on God’s Word with creative expression. It is an act of worship. This creative process is very personal and as individual as you are. So rather than a scripted project, I will be giving you guidance for getting started, an introduction to several of the technique possibilities, and a lot of helpful tips.  Creative Bible Journaling can be extended with many variations, including Scripture Journaling, Faith Journaling, or even Hymn Journaling, meaning your creative journaling can be… Continue reading

Encouragement Spinner Card #4

We’re still going, making Encouragement Cards this month! Today we’re adding several new techniques to our simple basics, and making interactive Spinner Cards. This Part 2 Video is raw and real, as well as real time. It is nearly an hour long, but takes you from start to finish of this card and covers all the new techniques used in this card, which include: Ink Smooshing Die Cutting Heat Embossing on Vellum (Tracing Paper) and Adhering Vellum with a Sticker Maker Making a Spinner element Ink Smooshing Water reactive dye inks — Tim Holtz Distress Inks Ranger Craft Mat Water… Continue reading

Encouragement Card #3

I wanted to share a few more simple Encouragement Cards with you. For these, I go just barely beyond the initial card supplies. But they could be made with no other supplies than the basics used in the last post. Follow basic directions in previous post. For this card I used Pink & Main’s Stitched Rectangle dies, but you could just cut rectangles of the various sizes (and round corners with tools like this, or not.) The sentiment is from Friends stamp set, I believe from KaiserCraft (but I can’t find it online). Stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink from… Continue reading

Encouragement Card #2

This is the third month and project in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity. We are making Encouragement Cards. Lift your spirits through the creativity of making them. Lift someone else’s when you send it to them. Let’s jump right in. The Supplies List is in the previous post here. Today we’ll be making a very simple card, that takes very few supplies. The process video is posted below. The next post (video) for this month’s project will be a “fancier” card, made with a few more supplies/ tools and techniques. It will probably be most helpful for you… Continue reading