Art Journal Play #2

July is the month to celebrate Freedom! Regardless of our circumstances, in America, we have so many freedoms to both be grateful for, and to stand up and fight to retain. This month’s project is all about individual, creative freedom. As I said in the Introduction & Supplies post for this month’s project, there are no “musts” to this. It is all about play and freeing up our creativity, with no shaming ourselves. But as a 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity project, there is a bit of direction we’re going to take. That is to make a Traveler’s Notebook… Continue reading

Month 7 – Art Journal Play

Let Freedom Ring! Can you believe we are in the second half of 2020? It’s been a crazy ride so far. Let’s pray things start turning around. Have you had enough of the stress and concern? It’s time to shake it off and PLAY! We are continuing our Summertime Funtime theme this month for our 7th project in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity. This project is solely for de-stressing, soul care. For learning to let it go. It will help get the creative juices flowing. It will increase your creativity. It will give you practice that is needed… Continue reading

Tags & Techniques #3

One final video for this month, our first Tags & Techniques month, in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity journey. I’m sure we’ll do another month sometime, as there are so many techniques we can use in paper crafting. Remember, we are in our free & messy summer phase!! So, anything goes. I am so excited about what I have to share with you next month! Speaking of free & messy, look what I just did last week! Not something I ever thought I’d do or even ever wanted to do. I’m a chicken! But less than 24 hours… Continue reading

Tags & Techniques #2

Time to continue on with our Tags & Techniques this month. More play, experimenting, and FUN! We are continuing with our project for our 6th month in 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity, where we’re making beauty from ashes, putting pieces together to help create peace in our lives. No art skill necessary. If you haven’t already read and watched Part 1, go back to the beginning of this month’s project. You still need Tag bases, as discussed in Part 1, but for Part 2 here, we’re going to be working with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks. You will… Continue reading

Month 6 – Tags & Techniques

Summertime is finally here, and it’s time to PLAY!! So far our monthly projects, for 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity, have been pretty structured, but this summer we’re going to venture out, do some playing and get messy. Letting go of expectations and perfections, and just experimenting, trying new things, and practicing techniques is how we grow in creativity in our craft. And, it’s how we reduce everyday stress and heal from trauma through creativity. So let’s jump in! As always, no artistic skill needed. If you play everyday, good things will happen to you artistically and mentally. Dina… Continue reading

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