Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My first bible journaling page

Wednesday June 28, 2017
 
I have been watching bible journaling for quite while and love how people are so creative and knew I wanted to do this. 
 I have been going to a bible study group and was talking to a couple of the ladies that do the bible journaling and they get together a couple times a month to just do bible journaling.
So I went to her house and she had some photos of different images that went with certain verses. Well some are quite detailed and some are simpler. Since this was my first attempt I went with simple plus I liked this one better. It spoke to me at the time.
I started by creating the cross first with just a ruler. Drawing out the cross. Then I drew on the vine and then drew on some flowers and leaves. They are colored with colored pencils. I don't want anything to bleed through the thin paper and I didn't want to do the gesso trick. So this is what I created. I tried to keep it simple but have fun. Sure it's probably not proportioned right but this is new to me and I am not an artist with training. I do love it and look forward to the next get together.
This bible also has pages where you can color in the printed images, scriptures that came with the bible. It is a journaling bible so if I did not want to draw in the bible I could still color.. but I do like to create my own pieces. I will probably post my next creative piece.  Hope you enjoy this and or I inspired you. That is how I got inspired by watching videos and seeing others posting their creative art pages.
 

Challenges:
Pause dream enjoy #178 - anything but a card
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes
Cards und more #187 - anything but a card
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built #J2817 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 421 - flower power






Big Hugs

Wednesday June 28, 2017
 
 
I have another card for the Coffee Lovers Blog-hop
 

This is my next card for the challenge.  This is the background stamp that I used to stamp on the coffee cup for Mondays card.
I stamped the allover stamp by Hampton Arts on my paper. I then took Zig markers in various browns and wanted it to look like sand but also like coffee.  I stamped the coffee cups by Simon Says and colored with copics. I fussy cut them out. (I made the blue one my hubby and the green one is me) I then wanted to have a cute sentiment so die cut a My Favorite Things heart and used MFT big hugs stamp. I went around the edge with some Ranger inks. I added it between us.. Awh... I then added some twin below and wanted to add a sun but dies I had were too big so found 2 chip board pieces and painted Lumiere over them then layered them and then added a yellow sequin to the center for some more yellow. I went over the blue / green and heart with Spectrum Noir glitter pen. 
 
 
 

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers summer challenge
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
A gem of a challenge #197 - summer colors
My time to craft #348 - summer time
Creative craft cottage #90 - no pattern papers
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
City crafters wk. 368 - outside
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Shopping our stash #309 - lazy summer days
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built #J2817 - anything goes






Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Memories brighten our lives - Inspiration Destination #131

Wednesday June 28, 2017
 
So you have any plans for 4th of July?  it's sure coming up fast.  Living in the country I am not a fan of the 4th. Too many illegal fireworks.. Fire hazards and late night noise. I am glad this year I am retired so no need to get up for work the next day. That's the only plus this year..  Be safe what ever you do and enjoy..
 
On to our two week challenge at
It's ANYTHING GOES
 
 
This is my card.. I made the water color background using the Kuretake Gansi Water colors. I wanted the outcome to be dark because I knew I wanted to use this My Favorite Things Camellia flower.. If you read my blog and remember. I bought by mistake some light silver shinny paper .. well thought that would be perfect for the flower.. I like the look and shine. I then used Paper Trey ink leaves and dies and inked with Altnew inks. I was looking for a simple smaller sentiment and saw this one from Tech. Tuesday and so stamped it and cut the banner. I used some Nuvo drops on the card and layered it. It's done.. I like the look. Those colors are so rich.
I hope you get time to see the DT creations for this challenge. 


Challenges:
That's crafty - keep it simple
Color crazy wk. 25 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 21 - flower power
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built #J2817 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #129 - anything goes





Behind every successful woman

Tuesday June 27, 2017
 
I have another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog-hop

 
So digging through my stamps I found this awesome stamp set from Art Impressions... She WAS holding an orange/or lemon drink.. but I removed the ink from the fruit piece and now it's an iced coffee.. 
I stamped the images  (except for the birds) with Versa mark and black heat embossed.  I then took my Zig markers and colored the scene. I added some birds?? don't know who they are by.. the sentiment from Verve stamps.  This card was so much fun to create and fast.
 
 

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers summer challenge
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
Just us girls #339 - summer vacation
A gem of a challenge #197 - summer colors
My time to craft #348 - summer time
Creative craft cottage #90 - no pattern papers
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Make my Monday #49 - summer brights
City crafters wk. 368 - outside
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Shopping our stash #309 - lazy summer days








Be Joyful - Catch the bug new release

Tuesday June 27, 2017
 
Welcome to the end of June.. almost...
And today at Catch the bug we have New Release day.. You can find the image in the Bugaboo store..
 
 
This is Xmas jar.. Just in time for our Christmas in July coming up next month.. July 15-21..
 
I had this teal piece that I cut a banner out of at one time it was in my pile of scraps.. Well I thought why not use it and just put a sentiment behind it.. So that is what I did.  I used the Simon Says - Be joyful sentiment.. perfect fit.  I colored the images with Copics and then added Spectrum Noir to the ornaments and stars I used a little bit of white gel pen to a few areas.  I used My Favorite Things stitch die. oh the banner die cut out is from My Favorite Things also.
 
 Challenges:
Glitter n sparkle #245 - anything goes
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
Crafty Hazelnut's #339 - anything goes/opt. bear
Crafting from the heart #165 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 26 - anything goes








Monday, June 26, 2017

Coffee and friends make the perfect blend

Monday June 26, 2017
 
 I am making cards for the Summer Coffee Lovers blog-hop
 
I said yesterday I was short on having coffee/tea related images.. Well I looked at some old stamps and found more.. woo hoo..
 
 
 This is my summer coffee lovers card. I used some nice summery colors (Ranger inks) for the background after I heat embossed the cups (Verve images)  with white embossing powder.  I then found this coffee cup die (Simon Says) and die cut it out and removed the little coffee piece and heart. I found an allover coffee related stamp (Hampton Arts) so stamped the coffee cup. I then colored the heart and coffee strip with copics and went over them with Spectrum Noir glitter pen. The sentiment is from Simon Says and I used a stitched circle die from SS and cut it out. I removed the bottom half. I layered all of the pieces together. I found this awesome ribbon that has swirls in it that reminded me of steam. 
 
 

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers summer challenge
Alphabet challenge - H - hearts
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
A gem of a challenge #197 - summer colors
Creative craft cottage #90 - no pattern papers
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Crafting from the heart #165 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Make my Monday #49 - summer brights
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes






Hope you have a RAWRING good day

Monday June 26, 2017
 
 I decided to make a card using my favorite colors.. WELL one of my favorite combos..
I like brown, green and teal.. my computer doesn't do the colors justice.. I hope your computer looks like the true colors..
I wanted it to be kind a summery looking with the flowers and nice green grass. It is summertime here after all.. sure took it's time heat wise to get to a temp I like. HOT.
 I used My Favorite Things circle dies and cut the teal and green. I then took the Lawn Fawn grass die and cut the green then laid the circle die over it and cut it out to fit the teal. I adhered it on the brown and cut the edge off. I used Tech. Tues lion, bird and crown and stamped them and cut them out. I also used Mama Elephant little birds, My Favorite Things flowers.  I colored everything with Zig markers. I laid out my scene and then adhered them down. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Tech. Tues. I cut it into a banner. I added some Nuvo drops.. (again I think I over did it.. I need lessons on how to add embellishments)


Challenges:
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Allsorts wk. 21 - flower power
Sweet stampin - lot of layers
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Crafting from the heart #165 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny