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

Month 3 – Encouragement Card

Although this project was planned months ago, this past week has given us even more reason to reach out and encourage others. We and some of our friends may have been going through tough times, even before this pandemic broke out, which is now causing even more worry, confusion, and many more unknowns. God is still on His throne! And we still have love and care for one another. Those things will get us through and need to be shared. And, especially now when we’re being told to live our lives in “social distance”, a card can be a great… Continue reading

Love Matchbox #2

This is the second month and project in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity series. We will be making a Matchbox, treasure chest, to celebrate Love. Go back to the previous post for the Supplies List, and then let’s get started. Cut and score: From plain (white or colored) cardstock: Cut 5.5″ squareOn the Envelope Punch Board, score it at 1 7/8″ and 2 3/4″. Rotate counter clockwise 90° and score at 2 3/4″ and 3 5/8″. These will line the notch up with the scores you just made on the first side. Repeat for the other 2 sides,… Continue reading

Month 2 – Love in a Matchbox

February is the month of love, but that doesn’t require a mate or a date. Whether you spend Valentine’s Day at a romantic dinner with your spouse, or as a fun evening with a bestie, or at home having special time with your kids, or by yourself doing some much needed care for yourself with just you and Jesus, Love is there! This month’s project is a cute little matchbox, drawer in a box, to hold a special treasure. It may be a beautiful piece of jewelry. It may be a snack size M&Ms for the kids or “mommy” chocolate… Continue reading

#2 Handmade Artisan Journal

Month 1 Part 2 – 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity Let’s move on to actually putting our book together, so we can begin using it! You’ve got all your supplies gathered together. You’ve watched the first video, and chosen your cover and all your pages, and put them in order. The next step is to cut any papers that need it Covers: Cut to 8.5 to 9″ tall by 11.5 to 12″ wide. Which measurements you use will depend on how much space you want between your page edges and your cover. Because you will have several pages folded… Continue reading