Sunday, January 8, 2017

Faith Journal Week 1 with FREEBIES

 Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you. One of the things I really want to do this year is follow along with a faith journaling group that I have been a member of for a while. I have not done any type of “bible journaling” or “faith journaling” and that is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time. So this was the perfect time to join in!!!!  This past week was week one…. The scripture was Colossians 3:16.  So all week long I have been listening to Colossians 3, the entire chapter. There is some challenging stuff to hear but the scripture focus for the group was verse 16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
I ordered the same sketch-journaling pad that MayMay is using. As I hadn’t done this before, I thought I would try it out.  It is a great size. You can slice an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper in half and the 5.5 x 8.5 piece fits perfectly on the page.  You can head over to the group and join if you want. The group link is HERE.  It is run by a gal named MayMay. She also provides a link to download a journaling page that you can print out and use.

I created my own page as I wanted to have an area to just journal some thoughts and a prayer. I also added a space to write out the scripture. She has challenged us to get into our Bibles more and by only writing the reference, it will hopefully encourage you to look into your Bible more. However, I still wanted to write it out for myself.
Here’s a look at the complete first page. I didn’t get my journal until Tuesday night, so I didn’t really get to write much in there during the week.

Here’s a closer look at my journaling art page. I love that Kirby Teasdale vintagey paper from Hobby Lobby. I inked the edges with some brown ink to give it more of a vintage-type look. I thought the image of the hand writing on the postcard was appropriate. I then created the heart image with the scripture inside it.I then designed the heart cuts along with the tag cut. I did just a little layering of the elements. I finished off the tag with a pretty decorative brad and a fun little antique key I had in my stash. The ribbon is from May Arts and the little flat back pearls are from Paper Studio(Hobby Lobby).

Here’s a closer look at the heart image. I created this in Photoshop and then printed it out so that it would fit on the scalloped heart cut. I inked the edges of the heart, the scalloped heart die cut and the tags all with some brown ink. I wanted to knock the white back just a bit and stick with the shabby chic look.

Here isa closer look at the pretty copper-decorative brad I used along with that pretty antique key I had in my stash.

Here is a closer look at my journaling page. Again, I got my journal mid-week so I wasn’t able to journal during the week. I have also decided that I am NOT going to condemn myself if I don’t “write” something in here every single day. So I may from time to time have blank spaces. I did however put a place at the bottom where I could write my thoughts and prayer. Sorry, I blurred out my writing as the whole point of this for me is to be honest with myself and my God about what is and isn’t going right and where I can improve.

This is the stamp set I used. It is a retired set from Close To My Heart. I used some Pixie, Cotton Candy and Olive ink.

Supplies Used
CTMH Someone Special Stamp Set – Retired
CTMH Cotton Candy Ink Pad – Retired
CTMH Olive Ink Pad – Retired
Heart and Tag set Free Cut File and Printable
Journaling Page Printable

So now for some freebies! 
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I am offering this set of cut files and the printable hearts for anyone that would like to have them. The cut files will work with most electronic die cuts and the printables are just that, .png and or .jpg images that you can print and cut out.

Also, I wanted to share my journaling page for anyone that may want it. It is a pdf file and it prints out with two side by side on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper(as shown).

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For the free pdf printable journaling page: CLICK HERE

Well, that about covers it for today. Be sure to join along with the group (see link above). Also, if you would be so kind as to follow my blog, I sure would appreciate it!

I will be back on Tuesday with a pretty birthday card.  Here is a sneak peek...

Until then, may you all have a wonderfully crafty day!

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