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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bible Journaling: Proverbs 3:13

Good evening to you! I hope your week is going well. I'm popping in this evening to show you a Bible Journaling page that I worked on this past Sunday. 

I'm using

"Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,"

Godly Wisdom is the ability to discern between right and wrong, God gives us the ability to seek wisdom by reading His word.
 In James 1:5 it says, "Ask for Wisdom and it will surely be given to you." By seeking God's wisdom, through His word, we gain an understanding. By meditating on His word and practicing it in our lives we gain wisdom from the Lord and this helps us understand the circumstances in life we may encounter. We may not always understand WHY, but we do understand that His WILL works in our favor. 

I absolutely LOVE woodland critters, especially Owls and Foxes!! My niece had a baby shower this past November and she found these super cute invitations and paper napkins at Hobby Lobby. 
I thought they were so adorable and knew I wanted to use them in a crafty project. 
I saw a YouTube video by Growing Meadows and Tai Bender used clear Gesso to mod podge a napkin to her bible page. After seeing this video, I couldn't wait to try the technique using these napkins. I haven't been able to purchase clear Gesso, so I used Clear ModPodge. The cute green Pom-Pom paperclip is from PEACHY CHEAP DEALS.
 Every day is a new deal, so if you see something you like, grab it right away!!!!
I also used various stickers that I had in my stash. 
I use an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!

Friday, May 19, 2017

I'm a Blessed Mama Bear

Happy Friday!!! 
I'm so happy it's Friday, I am off and have lots to do today! But first I wanted to share with you how I have been keeping so busy!!!

A couple of months ago, I moved my booth into a local shop. I"m calling it Blessed Mama Bear. 
We live in a small town, not many places to shop, so this boutique is a wonderful place!!! She calls it OLIVE. 

I've always loved crafting and have a room full of crafting stuff!! I thought, "what better way to enjoy crafting and clear out my crafting room?!" (I'm not sure that will ever happen, but hey, I'm trying!) LOL!!

I found this desk at a near by thrift store for $40! I painted it and distressed it. The back wall belongs to the shop, she painted wood pallets with a dark brown paint. My daughter helped me add little white LED lights behind the pallet wall. My Mom contributed the ladder. I think it used to go to bunk beds, but it's painted cream and looks so cute! 

All of my display pieces have come from a thrift store or Goodwill. 

I've got a little bit of this and that. I guess that's what makes it fun when it comes to crafting. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed weekend!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bible Journaling in "The Traveling Bible"

Hey there!! I's been over a month since my last entry!! But I've been a busy girl! 

I wanted to share a really neat idea with you....
I joined a group on Facebook called The Traveling Bible and found it's a really neat idea in relation to Bible Journaling. 

There are a few Bibles circulating the US and each recipient decorates a bible page, signs it, and sends it on to the next person. 
Here is my entry: 

Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection"

I tried a new technique that I believe Tai Bender of  Growing Meadows shared. It was using a printed paper napkin on your bible page. The directions stated to use Clear Gesso, but I live out in the boonies and could only find Clear Mod Podge at my local Walmart. It worked fine for my project. 
I used some printables from Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop. I love all of these printables!!!

I also used acrylic paints and applied them with an old WalMart gift card. The letters are actually cardstock alphabet cutouts and I traced them with a thin black marker. The word "his" are alphabet stickers by Recollections.