Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bible Art Journaling - Watercolor

I am really enjoying water-coloring in  my Art bible! It brings me into a deeper thinking of the scripture. I know it's not for everyone, but for the artsy mind, I find it brings the scripture together more clearly. I'm connecting things in new ways and able to study the scripture deeper by making it visual. It's really coming to life for me through this process. It's not about your skill level, as you can see, but more to get you thinking in a creative way about God the creator. I really connect to God through the nature he created and through art. Tying it all in with his word is just amazing!!

I was have a couple of hard days recently and nothing cheered me up, until I painted this in my bible. I was inspired by my rainbow mug. I love rainbows and the promise behind the rainbow! So, I turned to Genesis, where God made this covenant with Noah. This is my favorite page so far, not because I think it's my best, but because it makes me happy. I'm so thankful to have a loving and creative God, that created me in his image!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

How I use the Collect App for Project Life

This is what the Collect App looks like. I take at least 1 picture every day. 

I write the summary of what we did that day, anything from the ordinary to the exciting. Not everyday is eventful! Sometimes I have to come up with something to take a picture of that day. But, it's real life and it's a memory from each day of what our life looks like. You can print these out on cards the size of the small Project Life journal cards and just slide them in the small page pockets. Sometimes I put one here or there in my scrapbooks, or use them on Vacations to record the details with the picture then print out. But, this year I'm taking 1 picture per day to print out and make into my 2016 scrapbook using just these photo cards, 1 per day. It's easy and fun to stay caught up. Then I just print at the end of each month and slide them in the pocket pages!

Watercolor Bible Art Journaling

I'm really enjoying bible journaling. I'm learning as I go and figuring out what my style is. For me it brings the bible to life and makes it visual. I've always had issues with reading comprehension and I"m not a fast reader. This helps me to really focus in on a theme and think about the scripture in a new way! I highly recommend giving it a try!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bible Journaling with Watercolor

Bible journaling recently caught my eye and I was totally drawn to it. I had to try it! Over the summer I started playing with water colors and fell in love! I'm defiantly a beginner and just playing, but I'm having lots of fun with it! I am by no means a perfectionist, so the pages crinkling a bit from the water and bleeding through the page doesn't bother me. As a matter a fact to me it adds to the artsiness. I have a bible journal Pinterest board  here  if you want to get some more inspiration and ideas. I practiced in an old bible before starting in my new journal bible. If you're not sure of your style or if you will like something I highly recommend testing it out 1st on an old bible or book. For me, it helps the scripture come alive, much like the visual bible. It speaks to me in a different way and I'm able to express spiritual thoughts or scriptures in a different way. It brings the scripture alive. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fun Gifts for a Scrapbook Retreat from my Stash

I picked things I bought in bulk or cute things that I just haven't gotten around to using. 
 The finished product up close. This took time, but not any extra money and I still have cute gifts to share at the scrapbook retreat. It's a win win!
 I made some simple PL cards by wrapping the top with washi tape. Then selected some things I have in excess to make a cute little gift.

 I had some rolls of glitter tape, so I measured and cut little strips to add to all the kits.
Then I wrapped a PL card with 3 different washi tapes to include in each package. I found cute paper clips I had in my office stash and clipped everything together. Then I just stuck them in little zip lock bags to keep them nice. Tada! So you don't need to go out and buy gifts, many times if you look around you can get creative with what you already have and aren't using!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas Photo Card Scrapbook

I started putting our photo Christmas card and letter in an album in 1999 when we did our 1st photo Christmas card. When I started getting photo Christmas cards from our friends and family, I started adding those photo cards to the album as well. Here's a couple of pages from this years additions. I put the whole cards when i can fit them. Sometimes I crop the picture out to make it fit. But I save every one and enjoy looking through it every year when we pull it out at Christmas time!

Friday, January 9, 2015

My New Organized Scrap Room

We totally redid our room and switched our bedroom and the office. Then we built a loft for our bed above my now scraproom. I now have a nice big open space to scrapbook! 
 I minimized my stash in the fall and sold a ton of things. I still have more items for sale here!

 A place for everything! Now I can actually see what I have and find things! This makes me more excited to use my space! My goal is to catch up on my scrapbooking this year!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Project Life Hawaii layouts

 I started working on our Hawaiian vacation album from June. The below layouts are some of the pages from our 1st 2 days. So far both days are 5 pages long. I'm thinking there might be a volume 2 of our trip, yikes! Bellow are some close ups of my above layout.

 Some close ups of my above layout. 

 I loved all the beautiful exotic plants and flowers in Hawaii!
 I saved and pressed some plants and flowers from our trip to include in the scrapbook. 

 I added some decorative glass pebbles to this journal card. 
 I really didn't want to loose the tops of these pictures under the Diamond Head title because I think they're interesting enough to keep, so I kept them. 

Some flowers I pressed that I brought home from Hawaii.