Bible Journaling Luke 16:31

Bible Journaling is something that is new to me.  Adding images to my bible to illustrate what a verse means to me really helps me to remember and cement these ideas and verses in my heart and mind.  I hope they can provide insight, illumination, or encouragement to others.  My journaling bible was purchased from (I am not an affiliate).  It  has large margins for notes and so on, which I prefer because I don’t like covering up the Word of God.  Anyway, the verse is Luke 16:31 which tells about a rich man and poor man and what happens to them when they die.  Check out my YouTube video to hear more and see my illustrations.  Have a great day!



Stained Glass Window Card with Maymay Made It heART Scripture Stamp

Stained glass is so beautiful!  I’ve wanted to do a stained glass card for a long time, so I’m so thankful that Maymay Made It produced one.  It is a color laying stamp, but on this card I only used the outline stamp with some Sakura Glaze pens to color in the section of the window.  The inside of the card features cute little faces from a Stampabilities stamp set called “Stick Family” I purchases at hobby lobby a while ago.  Can’t find it for purchase, but they do have some stick family stickers for sale.  Check out the YouTube video to see the card being made and like and subscribe!


Products I used on this card:
Maymay Made It heart Scripture Stamp Set:

stick family sitckers

Color Before Foiling with Distress Ink

I love foiling!  The result is simply gorgeous.  Coloring before foiling, however, takes it to a whole new level.  In the following card, I applied distress ink using fingertip sponge daubers to a pre-printed toner image before foiling it with a pretty pinkish/magenta foil.  As you can see, the results were beautiful. :0)  I used images designed by Anna Griffin along with her Minc machine, which I purchased through HSN. However, you can also use a regular laminator to foil.  If you can’t find the Anna Griffin images, I know that Gina K Designs also does these. She calls them foil mates. I linked them below. However, if you have a laser printer that prints with a toner cartridge, then you can print your own images and foil those!!! I did this for a birthday card and I plan to blog it soon, so check back often for it.


Create Your Own Background for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

SSS_Wednesday-Challenge-Blinkie-3Today I have a card featuring the Lawn Fawn Bugs and Kisses stamp set.  First, I created a background with these adorable little images.  When creating a background, it is a good idea to choose a stamp set that had large, medium, and small images so you can create balance on your project and fill up empty space with the smaller images.  Second, I traced the lines with a Sakura Glaze pen in clear ink.  You could just heat emboss them with a clear embossing powder.  After the ink was dry, I used fingertip sponge daubers and Distress Ink to color my images.  The Glaze pen resisted the color so the black lines were still visible after applying the Distress Ink.  What a cute background!  Third, I matted my background image with black cardstock that had been trimmed with a victorian edged blade to give more interest to the card and make it a bit more fancy.  Fourth, I adhered the panel to my card-base, which was a pre-cut and folded card from a set I purchased at Michael’s over the holiday.  You can find it on Amazon too.  Fifth, I cut out the word hello using the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut “Hello” set from another card of the same color which I can use to make a second card after removing the die cut from it.  I matted the colored hello die cut with a black hello die cut to create a shadow for the word.  This makes it more defined against that busy background.  Finally, I heat embossed the bottom sentiment, “love bug” in black embossing powder.  You can find a list of supplies below the YouTube video.  I am an Amazon affiliate.  Enjoy!


Valentine’s Day card with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers on Vellum

Happy Early Valentine’s Day! Today I have a subtraction technique with alcohol markers on vellum.  First, I laid down some color on my vellum after cutting it to the size I needed.  Then I used a heart stencil and some q-tips with rubbing alcohol to remove the ink.  This created cute little see-through hearts on the vellum.  As you can see below, I cut a heart-shaped window on the front of my card with Sizzix Framelits heart dies and adhered the colored vellum behind it to create a window card.  The hearts were cute, but I wanted them to stand out more, so I traced them with a Sakura glaze pen and then added some doodles with a Uniball Signo white gel pen.  These last steps are totally optional.  Enjoy the video below the image.  The products I used are listed under the video (I am an Amazon affiliate).


Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Images

I received a postcard from Simon Says Stamp which had printed on it these adorable little Christmas images of Santa, a reindeer, and snowman.  I used them to create this Christmas thank you card.  Upon researching at their website, I found that they are actually wafer dies, not stamps, and there are a bunch of other characters in this line such as a monkey, a hippo, a bear, and more.  Check them out if you’re interested.  I think they can be used for lots of other types of cards.  (I am not a Simon Says Stamp affiliate, just love their products.  I am an Amazon affiliate.)  Links for the products I used can be found under the video I’ve posted below.


The products I used on this card (I am an Amazon affiliate):

Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Dies (I used the postcard which was printed with these images instead of the dies):

Poppystamps 1262 Shasta Oval Frame craft die:

Stampendous Make it Pop Cutting Dies:

Art C Thanks Stamp and Cut set: or (limited stock)

Craftsmith Precut, Folded, Textured cards and envelopes:

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool:

Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2 ounces (You could also use a glue pen such as the ELMERS Craftbond Fine Line Glue Pen):

Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cuttting Machine:

Tsukineko VersaMark Pigment Inkpad:

Anti-static tool “Inkadinkado Embossing Magic”:

Hampton Art Basics Embossing Collection:

Darice Heat Gun:

Plus Glue Tape:

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers with Wild Rose Studios Singing Penguin Stamp Set

Here is an adorable thank you card for all those penguin lovers.  Although I am not a coloring specialist, I love coloring.  So, I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the image after I had stamped it on Spectrum Noir paper with memento dye ink in tuxedo black.  The markers I used come from the basic sets as well as the expanded ones.(lights, darks, brights, pastels).  Here is a link to a chart which shows which sets the markers come from ( there is a list below the image and video which shows the exact markers I used to color the image.


The products I used on this card (or similar items) are listed below. (I am an Amazon affiliate).
Spectrum noir paper:

Spectrum noir Alcohol markers(I used markers from this set as well as from the brights, lights, darks, pastels):
Please visit my blog for a link to a chart of all colors and which set they are in:

Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer:

Wild Rose Studio Clear Stamp Singing Penguins:

Hero Arts Thanks Stamp n Cut Set:

Correction Tape(I used a different brand, but this one was available at Amazon):

Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black(choose your color:

Uchida Snow Marker:

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool:

Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cuttting Machine:

Zig memory system archival with twin tip:

ELMERS Craftbond Fine Line Glue Pen:

Craftsmith Precut, Folded, Textured cards and envelopes:

The silver snowflakes I used to embellish the card (not shown in video, but in the stills) were made using Poppystamps die set 1262 Shasta Oval Frame:

Coloring Guide:
Music sheets: GB1(lights), GB2 (pastels)
Feet, beaks: OR1(yellows), OR2(brights)
Tongue: DR1(reds)
Bodies: IG5(lights), IG6(cool greys), IG8(cool greys)
Hats and Scarf of Last Penguin: DR3(pinks), DR5(reds), DR7(reds)
Scarf of middle penguin: JG5(darks), JG6(greens)
Sky: TB8(darks), TB9(blues)

Stitched Snowflake Cutouts Christmas Card

My second Christmas card uses another Poppystamps die, the Stitched Snowflake Cutouts die.  I couldn’t find it for purchase on their website, so it must be retired, but it is still available online at other retailers with a quick search.  This is a fairly quick and simple card.  I used the die to cut out the snowflakes from the front panel of a pre-scored blue card.  I saved the die cuts for use on another project.  Then, I glued a piece blue foil on the inside, front of the card so it would show through the snowflake cutouts on the front of the card.  To give it more pizzazz, I cut out some more snowflakes from another blue foil piece and adhered them over the snowflake cutouts on the front of the card at a different angle.  I was very pleased with the look.  Finally, I chose three different ways to apply a greeting to the front of the card:  heat embossing, die cut and ink, and plain ink.  Hope you enjoy!  The image is below followed by my YouTube video and finally the links to the products I used on the card (I am an Amazon affiliate).


Poppystamps 1305 Stitched Snowflake craft die (retired but still available online with a search)
ELMERS Craftbond Fine Line Glue Pen:
Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut DC170:
Craftsmith Precut, Folded, Textured cards and envelopes:
We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool:
Foil paper (not thermal) from Oriental Trading Company (I couldn’t tell if the pack has a yellow or gold foil paper):
Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer:
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool:
Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cuttting Machine:
Darice Heat Gun:
Hampton Art Embossing Powder:
Anna Griffin Pigment Ink Pads available on HSN

Christmas Card with Poppy Stamps’ Basilica Ornament Die

Merry Christmas to all!  My card for today is made using a die cut from Poppystamps called Basilica Ornament Die.  I used dollar store foil paper and some double-sided adhesive to make the ornament for the card.  You can see in the image below that I used two colors of foil and laid the “barebones” die cut over the whole die cut to get a two-colored ornament.  I chose to use blue with silver, purple with silver, and then also a gold with red.  Your imagination is the limit!  The YouTube video is below the image and I’ve listed the products I used below that (I am an Amazon affiliate).


Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut DC170:
Poppy Stamps 1272 Basilica Ornament craft die:
Craftsmith Precut, Folded, Textured cards and envelopes:
ELMERS Craftbond Fine Line Glue Pen:
We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool:
We R Memory Keepers Quick Stick:
Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer:
Darice Heat Gun:
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool:
Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cuttting Machine:
Plus Glue Tape:
Baby Wipes (to clean stamps):
Versa Mark Embossing Pad:
Anti-static embossing tool Inkadinkado Embossing Magic:
Hampton Art Embossing Powder:
Memento Dye Ink (choose your color) summer sky & cottage ivy :

Foil paper (not thermal) from Oriental Trading Company (I couldn’t tell if the pack has a yellow or gold foil paper):
Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Paper:

Final Fall Card

My final fall themed card uses the leaf die cuts from the previous card I made (see post below this one).  To color the leaves, I used distress ink in mustard seed, fired brick, frayed burlap, and dried marigold.  I “smooshed” the ink pads onto my craft mat and then spraying them with water.  By dragging the die cut leaves through the water activated ink, I was able to get all those gorgeous fall color onto the white cardstock leaves.  Tip:  add the light colors first…yellow being number one, and brown last.  Otherwise, you’ll never get the yellow to show through the darker colors.  Once they were dry, I used a brown Zig Clean Color Brush pen to flick some brown dots onto them…but you can use any water based marker you have.  Finally, I arranged the leaves into a circle shape to create a fall leaf wreath.  I used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the brown front panel.  I matted the front panel to an orange cardstock and then adhered them both to the card base. I used lightweight cardstock for the colored backgrounds and Neenah solar white 110lb for the cardbase.  Colored paper would work just as well. The sentiment is from a Words to the Rescue stamp set.  It was stamped using Versamark ink and then I used gold embossing powder and a Darice heat gun to set it.  Finally, I added some inexpensive glittery embellishments called Beads in a Bottle by Tulip. Now, onto Christmas cards next!  Please see the YouTube video below and the products I used are listed below that.


Products I used on this card (or similar items):

Distress Ink Mustard seed:

Distress Ink Fired brick:

Distress Ink Frayed burlap:

Distress Ink Dried marigold:

Fine Mist Spray Bottles:

Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock:

Darice Heat Tool:

Glossy Accents Adhesive:

Hero Arts DI315 Color Layering Leaves Die Cuts:

Tulip Beads in a Bottle:…

Words to the Rescue Sentiment Stamps:…