Bible Art Journaling Advent Illustrated 2015 Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:31

I love that God takes time to look at everything He had made, and saw that it was not just good but very good! We need to make sure that we are following the Lords example and taking time to look at everything He created and even those things we create with the gifts we are given and appreciate how very good they are!

  
As we journey through advent preparing to receive the Word who became flesh and is the light of men, let’s live intentionally to make time to see creation and what our hands, heart, mind, body and spirit creates and see how unique each one is and how wonderful the Creator is who is our author and finisher of our faith.

I used a light coat of !liquitex professional matte medium on this page and dried it using my heat gun, careful to keep the heat gun moving so not to burn the page. 

I started with my tree of life in the center that is a Hero Arts clear stamp. I used gelatos to color my stamp and then lightly sprayed with water and immediately stamped it. I dried it again and then went in with my water color pencils to add more color and details using a paint brush with just a little water to move the color around the stamped image.

My focus scripture is highlighted in pink water color pencil. The rest on my background is gelatos. I highly recommend these! They do not bleed through the pages and nor do my water color pencils. 

Next I used stamped images of these animals that were fussy cut to be used as mask for card making and scrap book pages of an old stamp set called In The Wild from Stampin Up. I used the mask to trace the outline of the image of each animal lightly with my black water color pencil. Once I had them traced I used other water color pencils to add more details and shading and then activated the color using my paint brushes cleaning and drying between each color. 

  
Art journaling is fun! Bible Art journaling takes the Word into a new creative exploration of the scriptures. As I was working on each animal I found myself thinking about what it might have been like for God as he designed the giraffe! That long neck and super tall and lanky legs. I think giraffes are very comical to look at and watch and so I know God has a great sense of humor! God thought of everything we needed and everything that has life needed! He is all in the details. Next time you look at an animal look at the details. Zoom in and allow the Spirit to show you how grand our God is!

I am trying to not over think these journal entries. I am reading the scriptures and letting the Holy Spirit to flow in and out of me in the process and enjoy this time of creating based on Gods word for my life. 

I doubt that I will read these scriptures again and not recall this time of creating this journal entry in my bible. I have a lot of different bibles and I am journaling in a few of them to have enough to pass down to each grand child. The Lord willing, I will have plenty of time to journal in each of their bibles. 

Blessings and His Peace,

Donna Lee

Celebration Layouts Made Easy Using Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Today is my 50th Birthday! Whoosh that went fast, but I have had some incredible celebrations over the years.

Scrapbooking these memories is super easy today using one of my favorite Cricut cartridges. Artbooking from Close To My Heart makes Scrapbooking, art journaling, car making, and all paper crafts so much fun and oh so easy.

Take a look at tips short video and get inspired to scrap or life book your previous and future celebrations!

Enjoy and be blessed!

Donna Lee

Video Canvas Subway Art Tiles Tutorial – Featuring Close To My Heart

It’s so easy to make a personalized gift using the 6X6 Canvas Squares from Close To My Heart and just a few other products.

To watch the video click HERE.

Here is a look at the canvas used in this video. Just click on the picture to go to my website.

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Have a blessed and crafty day!

Donna Lee

Christmas Gift Tag 2013

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Hello Friends!

Thanks for popping by my StampinNScrapin studio today! 

Thanksgiving Day is almost here and that almost always mean shopping is soon to be started or I hope for some of you it means its soon to be finished! Either way, the wrapping of the gifts is soon to start and that means you are going to need some gift tags to dress up those great gifts for family and friends.

This year I was invited to participate in a Christmas Tag swap with some of the designers at She’s A Sassy Lady and The BugBytes. These ladies are very talented and I so appreciate their labor of love. To see the video of all their gift tags click HERE.

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I’ve made a short video for you showing you how I put this tag together.  Click HERE to view it.

Lets get to the details of the cuts for this tag.

Tag – Art Philosophy at 6″

Merry Christmas – Wild Card at 2.18″

Reindeer – Gypsy Wanderings (Hide Contour feature used) 3.25″

Poinsettia’s – Winter Wodland 1″

25 – A Childs Year (Welded)

Cuttlebug and snowflake emossing folder and sanding block

Cricut Expression

PC Gypsy or CCR

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Thanks for coming by today and have a blessed and crafty day!

Donna Lee

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Christmas Layouts Made Easy With Artbooking Cricut Collection

Make three, two page layouts with just two keys from Close To My Hearts Artbooking Cricut Collection in a snap! Watch this short video to get inspired to make your Christmas Holiday layouts in just a few cuts!

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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Blessings!

Donna Lee

Snowman Christmas Tag

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas Tag I made that was inspired by one of the Christmas Tags I received in a swap earlier this month. You can see the video of those tags here.

My inspiration tag is from Sheila at She’s A Sassy Lady.

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This is a shaker tag and I adore it!

Today’s tutorial is going to be a picture tutorial as both videos I tried to make did not turn out as I am having camera issues. ;/

I started out with a tag from Art Philosophy cut at 5.5″.

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I cut the circles for the snowman from Art Philosophy at 3.5″, 3″, and 2.5″. The two larger circles had adhesive added around the edges using the largest 2 Way Glue Pen and adding some Martha Stewart Glitter Tinsel.

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I was generous with the glitter tinsel and allowed it time to dry before layering it.

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I used some foam tape squares to pop up each layer of my snowman.

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This adorable hat is cut from black glitter paper from The Paper Studio that I get at Hobby Lobby. When it goes on sale for 50% off I stock up! I used A Child’s Year cartridge for the hat. It’s cut at 1.75″. I used the hide contour feature.

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I used a 1/2 inch circle punch with scraps of the black glitter paper to get the background for his eyes. His nose is cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 1.22″. His hands are cut from the same cartridge at 4.5″.

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His scarf is cut from the Winter Woodland cartridge at 1.5″. His mouth is a 1/4″ punch with the glitter paper.

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Each of the tags is just a little different. I love using what I have to make these adorable tags for the kids in my family. This is a great ornament too!

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Thanks for coming by today!

Update: I did get a video uploaded. I apologize that it cuts off prematurely at the end, but you can see the finished product above! Click  http://youtu.be/TtercMSWA4E to see the short video.

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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Blessings!

Donna Lee

Christmas Gift Tag Swap 2013 – Video

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are up for some Christmas Holiday Gift Tag or Card inspiration, because I have a video to share with you all of 15 tags I received in a Swap.

Several of the designers from She’s A Sassy Lady and The Bug Bytes participated in the 2013 Christmas Tag Swap this year and we were not disappointed! Just go grab a cup of coffee or some hot herbal tea and sit down in your comfy chair and watch this video of the 15 tags I received from some wonderful crafters!

Click HERE to see the video!

I’ll be back on Monday to share my Christmas tag in a video tutorial that was part of this swap! Enjoy and be inspired to create after you see what these fellow paper crafters came up with!

Blessings!

Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November

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