Bible Journaling – Last Passover & Crucifixion

My process of Bible Journaling isn’t often something I video as I’m creating it. It is a highly personal and reflective time, meditating on the passage, praying, and demonstrating my thoughts and feelings through whatever I’m inspired to do at the moment. Many pauses. Sometimes more mess than beauty. Sometimes I have no planned direction. Other times, it doesn’t turn out like I’d envisioned. But it is my time with my Abba. He know what my thoughts are, my vision for my page, regardless of how it turns out. He is pleased with my imperfect offerings, when He knows my… Continue reading

Matchbook Pocket Folio Tutorial

I’ve got yet another style of “pocket” tutorial for you today! I think I could do a different style every week for a year—actually much longer, and still not run out of fun and unique ideas. In this project, we’re going to create several gusseted pockets, and put them together, accordion style, in a Matchbook Folio. These are reminiscent of accordion files to me—only miniaturized! And so much cuter! These folios are great for organizing small ephemera, snippets, tags, or paper scraps, or for filling with those things or other goodies to give to others. I used book pages for… Continue reading

Triple Pocket Altered Envelope

What can you do with a business sized window envelope and a digital printable? Make this beautiful Triple Pocket Altered Envelope! Plenty of pockets for Journaling Cards and Tags of various sizes. Note those tabs, from a post earlier this month. Watch for video tutorial. Coming soon! Beauty from Ashes! Make some every day. And enJOY! We want to see what you make! Subscribe and comment here. Join one of my Creative Communities a share a picture there: Freely Whole Creative Community at MeWe or Facebook, or follow me on Instagram @freelywhole and tag me #freelywhole Living Coram Deo &… Continue reading

Tab Happy

Did you notice the tabs on my altered envelope, that I posted on Freely Whole Creative Studio on Facebook, this week? That Envelope tutorial will be coming soon, but for that project, and as I continue creating, I’m grateful to Julie, at Camelia Craft Designs (on YouTube,) for designing a “whale tail” type tab for Cricut Design Space (free if you have Access), since that style of punch is nearly impossible to find (at least affordably. So quick and easy to have dozens of tabs at the ready. Much faster than I could punch or manually die cut. And definitely,… Continue reading

Soul Care and Giving

Sometimes our creating isn’t just for our own soul care, but to also bring joy to others. “With the same comfort you’ve received, comfort others.” The thing with creating not exclusively for our own joy/ soul care/ therapy is that we can then get pulled back into overthinking, over-functioning, overwhelm and stress. The opposite of the reasons we are creating. But we want things to be “nice” and “perfect” for others. What to do? What to do? One solution is to keep your creativity for your own expression, not for giving nice handcrafted gifts. But many of us want to… Continue reading

Bank Envelope Double Pocket

I see a lot of different envelope pockets made for Junk /Eclectic Journals and Traveler’s Notebooks. But I’ve never seen any made from bank envelopes. That’s the type of envelope we seem to get the most of around here, so I wanted to have a play and see what I can do with them. I’ve come up with a few designs, and today’s post and video introduce you to the first. A Double Pocket, that can become a Triple Pocket when added to a journal page. These pockets are super easy to make, fast, and require very few supplies. If… Continue reading

Cards from Printables

It’s rare that I make cards with print-outs. I’ve got too big of a stash of patterned papers; and I love inking, stenciling, stamping and die-cutting. But occasionally I have a design in mind and printables are the perfect option. It’s still a satisfying creative endeavor, but usually quite simple to actually make. Find, size and print the images. Cut them out. Yeah, that’s the tricky part. There’s a reason I hate fussy cutting. I can’t do it. No matter how much I try and practice, I can’t get a smooth cut. Therefore, my Brother Scan ‘n Cut is a… Continue reading

Woven Tag Pockets

I’m still working on pockets (in between other creative projects). I’ve had so much fun with these Woven Tag Pockets; I’ve made many! They are quick and easy, and require very few supplies. But they’re also unique and just plain cute! You can make them in any style you like. These pockets can also be used in a journal or as a stand alone for gifting to others. watch for my upcoming post with Birthday cards made from them. I was inspired by Gayle Agnostinelli’s video on YouTube. Gayle sewed hers and made them a different size. Grab your supplies… Continue reading