Sunday, March 1, 2015

Grow to Learn Journaling Bible Illustrated Faith Colossians 1:10

Hi Crafters,

One of the things that I have always struggled with is my handwriting. I think some of it is the left-handedness but I just don't love it.  I've admired many of the journaling bible/illustrated faith members who can create different fonts and works of art that are stunning. I've looked at purchasing a few books that show how to illustrate your handwriting I just haven't taken the plunge.

This is where the cricut explore comes into play! I used a 03 American Crafts black pen on vellum to create this entry. You can include all the fonts you want including tweeking the size and letter spacing. Each line is a different text box which allowed me to really customize the look.

I used some stamps and watercolors for the background image. The vellum helped to disguise some of the imperfections.

I used my xyron 250 sticker maker to adhere the vellum to the Bible. I finished it off with a washi tab and a quick underline of the verse.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Non-traditional colors for a baby book {welcome to my new niece}

Hi Crafters,

When I saw this patterned paper pack from Stamin Up! I knew it would be perfect for my niece that was due to arrive shortly. I mixed in some of the coredinations coordinating cardstock too. These are not your traditional baby colors but they are so fun and bright!

I used the print then cut feature on the explore for the rectangles here. It was super easy to get them sized and ready to go in the book!

Most of the picture mats are sized for 4x6 and 4x4 pictures (they are 4.5x4.5 and 4.5x6.5)

I included some project life cards to help document the first year of her life.

I used my cuttlebug and a bit of washi tape to accent this page.
I also included a 5x7 on this page.

This paper is DCWV

I secured the twine with tape on the back of the page

Here are the links to the files I used to create the book
File 1- intro, seasons, playtime, its a girl, family, birthday
File 2- First christmas. The firsts with the banner unfortunately didn't save. This has a different version I have used in previous books.

Thanks for stopping by,

More valuable than {gold} Illustrated Faith Journaling Bible 1 Peter 1:7

Hi crafters,

This addition to my Bible is a complete cricut explore creation. Here's a link to the design file.

I find myself really comparing the different translations to find the words that I can really understand and relate to. The final product is often a result of mixing several translations all together.

Happy crafting,

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Illustrated Faith Journaling Bible {Washi strips} Matthew 7:7

Hi Crafters,

I have been taking full advantage of having a few snow days. I've spent a lot of time up on the loft this week and it's been so fulfilling!

I was inspired by this passage from Matthew 7:7. About asking, seeking, and knocking. 

My college roommate's birthday is coming up this weekend and she has asked for a journaling Bible as well. I created these 1.75 inch washi strips sized and ready to go in her Bible where she pleases. I used printable transparency paper sized just over 3.5 inches. I trimmed the edges then cut it in half.
I made her birthday card with this beautiful butterfly cut from Miss Kate's Cuttables. They blow me away with their easy layering!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, February 20, 2015

Brother PE 770 Embroidery Machine Cover

Hi crafters,

I won't admit to you how long I've had this fabric...I also won't admit to you that I purchased it without a project in mind! I'm quite sure I'm the only crazy lady who goes to a fabric shop that is moving and buys fabric just because she likes it :wink:

My brother machine came with a cover which I appreciated very much! However, it was plastic and far too large to accommodate the arm on the embroidery unit. I used the original cover to collect measurements then I tweeked once I started assembling it because it was in fact too big. The front and back pieces I cut at 11.5x25.5 then on a 45 degree angle on one side. The side I cut at 11.5x12.5 to start then I trimmed down to about 10.5x11.5. The top piece I started as 12.5x30.5,  I tapered this piece so it could fit over the arm. It ended up being about 29 inches long and 10.5 wide at the top of the machine and 11.5 at the bottom.  These are VERY loose measurements I did a lot of pinning and taking the cover on and off to get a good fit.

This cover is much more pleasing to the eye and makes you think about temperatures that aren't sub zero! 
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Illustrated Faith Journaling Bible- {Fear Not} Isaiah 40:10

Hi crafters,

Today I used my cricut explore in my journaling Bible. I made the tab you see on the side with this file on Cricut Design Space.

I used the score stylus to score the tag and I used the cricut markers to write on the scalloped shape. I sized down a strip of coredinations paper and tore the edges to show the inside color.

Fear not!--What a great reminder!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, January 19, 2015

{Journaling Bible} My newest craft endeavor

Hi Crafters,

I recently stumbled on the #inspiredart and #journalingbible hashtags on instagram and pinterest. Needless to say it intrigued me and I spent hours looking at all the artwork people had created.

I purchased my own ESV single column journaling Bible from amazon. I was a bit afraid where to start because it seems so permanent but I knew I just had to start somewhere. I am also not my #1 fan of my own handwriting, again something I had to just get over.
My great aunt passed away just after her 100th birthday a few weeks ago. This was one of the scriptures they shared at her service it really spoke to me especially being a mountain dweller myself. 

This style of quiet time is perfect for me. It blends in my hobbies with my faith making it something that I will treasure years to come when I look back. I was even able to incorporate some cricut cuts in the one above. 

If this is something you are intersested in be sure to check out Shanna Noel's blog it's filled with some great information about getting started on this artfully inspired journey!

Happy Crafting,