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

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

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

#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

#1 Handmade Artisan Journal

Month 1 — 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. This is the logical place, in my thinking, to begin. A new year. A new decade. A new outlook. New hope. All these point to a Journal, to me. This Freedom & Simplicity™ project will get your creative juices flowing. The creative process of making it will aid in stress-reduction, healing, and enjoyment. And the Journal itself will provide a place for you to, well, journal, which is also very healing for the soul. This is your book, to… Continue reading

Intro to 12 Months of Creativity

Welcome to our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity! I’m so glad you’ve joined us. I believe you’re going to enjoy our journey this year, so stick with me! Our journey will take us through creating 12 Freedom & Simplicity™ projects, each month learning a different type of crafting and techniques. They require no artistic skills or finesse. There are no Pinterest fails here! There is also no Pin it, Forget it! These projects are for active creativity. My hope is that along the way you’ll find new things you enjoy, and that you’ll continue to do more of those…. Continue reading

12 Months of Creativity

We’re saying good-bye to the old and ringing in the new tonight! Farewell 2019 and the 20-teens! Hello 2020! The Roaring’ 20s are back! To ring in this new decade, we’re going to take a journey of 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity! What a great way to begin a new decade! 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity will be monthly Freedom & Simplicity™ projects–presented here!– to help you open up your creativity, reduce stress, and even heal from brain or trauma injury.  Crafting may (or may not) be cheaper than therapy, but it is excellent therapy–whether that is just… Continue reading