Joy Clair: God Created Us In His Image

Hello everyone…Today I have a Bible journaling page to share with you all. The Bible verse I journal today is from Genesis 1:27

“So God created man in his own image,

in the image of God he created him;

male and female he created them.”

This is an amazing truth to know that we all were created in God’s image. When I was in school until college I had a low-selfesteem and had no confident at all. Not knowing who I was and why I was created the way it was led me to close my self to others. I felt uncomfortable being in the public.

Then in 2001, I came to know Christ and born again in Him. I found the truth. The truth set me free from all of my fears and low-selfesteem. This truth that I was created in GOD, the creator and the powerful living God. I walk in confident that God created me in his image and has perfect plans for me to live my life. This truth helps me to raise up from the ash and self-pity. This truth helps me to know all God has given to me meant for me and to make Him known and show His glory alone.

I hope this truth can set you free, too, today!

On my Bible journaling page today I am using the God’s Focus – Bible Journaling Clear Stamps, Micron Pen, Archival Ink pad, Acrylic Paints, and some die cuts. I am sharing the full post on Joy Clair Blog today. I hope you all can come and visit me there!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by and have fabulous blessed day!




And I link it up at:

Challenge #282-283 – Anything Goes

He Has Risen: Vellum Insert Tutorial

Hello everyone… Easter is the celebration of our Lord Jesus has risen, and defeated death. God is glorified by the obedience of Christ. We are forgiven and redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. This is a celebration!

“But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said,”Greetings!”And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them,”Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”” (Matthew 28:5-10, or read online here)

When I read my Bible, I will write and do art journal on both side of the journal columns, and also sometimes, I will need extra space for another one if my reading end up on the same page. This is when I found the solution to use vellum. I am so thankful for those who came up with this idea before me 🙂 And today, I would like to share with you a simple and easy way to add the vellum insert on your journaling Bible. I use the He Has Risen – Bible Journaling Clear Stamps to create my vellum journaling page. Visit Joy Clair Blog to see the full tutorial.

I hope you all can visit me there today 🙂 Thank you so much! Have a wonderful blessed day!

Psalm 127: Watercoloring On Journaling Bible Page Tutorial

Hello Everyone! Bible Journaling has becoming one of the ways I can spend my time with the LORD. It is the time I can hear and read His word, also I can spend time to dig deeper and write specific words spoken to me.

This week, Psalms 127 speak loud to me about home, family, children and our city or country:

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.

Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.

It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night,

anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.

Children are a gift from the lord; they are a reward from him.

Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! 

He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

This phrase, “Unless the LORD…” is saying that no matter what we do and how hard we work to build our home, raising our children and even building our city, only the LORD who is the strong foundation to build upon, who is the on who protects and guards the city, and He has our children in His hands, ready to release them like arrows in the hand of the Warrior. Our part is to commit every single aspect in His hands and to pray for His plan to be fulfilled!

Today, I am sharing a watercoloring on journaling Bible page tutorial on Joy Clair blog using the new Color By Faith – Prayer Warrior.

Before we jump into the steps how I created this page, I’d like to share a quick tip. I did not prep my Bible Journaling page with any gesso or mod podge. After I watercoloring on it, it wrinkle, but worry not, you can always iron the page with a layer of copy paper on top of the Bible page to flatten it.

First step, I stamped directly the warrior image and sentiment on the wide margin/journaling section with waterproof archival ink. Once the ink dry, you can start adding the watercolor paint. I used my craft heater to speed up the drying 🙂

I picked up the watercolor paint with watercolor brush. I tried not use too much water to prevent more wrinkle or even bleeding through. I blended the colors as adding them on the page. With less water, also we can prevent pooling problem on the page that sometimes will ruin the page if we do not prep the page.

I used my craft heater to dry the page. And started the next step.

For the warrior image I colored it with watercolor pencils. I love using watercolor pencils because it is easier to color at the smaller areas and do the blending at the same time. Using a small round watercolor brush, I wet the colors and turned them into watercolor paint. Once in a while, I picked up the pigment directly on the pencils to add more color on the page and more shading.

Then I decided to add extra texture and shine on the page. Metallic Gelatos are great for this. They won’t bleed through and easy for mixing medium. So, I added some of the Ice Metallic Gelatos  randomly on the page and smudged it with my finger.

Then I added some plus signs here and there with my Faber Castle White Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. This pen also won’t bleed through.

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Then I drew some lines to create a box to highlight the verses from Psalms 127 with the Faber Castell Artist PITT Brush Pen. For me it is important to be able to read the verses that God has spoken to me.

This stamp set full of amazing images and sentiment that you can use to create a Bible Journaling page, or handmade card, or home decor, or any other craft that related with prayers and be a prayer warrior. Here’s the preview of the stamp set I use today:

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I hope you are inspired today this journaling page. Come visit us again every day to see more inspirations from the Design Team using the New Release stamps this month! And also, you can get update news on Joy Clair by following them at:

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THANK YOU for stopping by. Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Joy Clair February New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Welcome to Joy Clair February New Release Blog Hop! Today is the day Joy Clair reveal their new clear stamps and Color by Faith stamp sets for Bible Journaling.

The Design Team share their projects with the new release stamp sets and this blog hop starts at Joy Clair blog and they also have fabulous giveaway for you to enter, keep reading for the giveaway info 🙂

I created a mixed media and CAS using the new stamp set, Be Brave – Bible Journaling Stamp and Aztec Background Stamp Set:

Here’s how I created my CAS, Mixed Media card today:

First I created the background with some Color Burst powder on a piece of watercolor paper. I sprinkled the yellow, orange and lime green powder on the paper and spayed with some water. Watching how the colors burst and mix together is super fun 🙂 Then I wiped off the pooled of water with paper towel. Dried it with craft heater. Then using MISTI, I stamped one of the Aztec Background stamp with Archival Black ink.

I dried the archival ink with craft heater. Then I added some of the Gelatos on the panel. Using my finger to  add and blend the colors.

Then I added some of the Metallic Icing Gelato all over the panel with my finger, just to give some extra shine on it. I tried to capture it with my camera, but this is the best I got to show it to you.

My background panel is done. Next is the sentiment.

I stamped the Be Brave on a white cardstock with Archival ink, colored the wreath with Spectrum Aqua marker and cut out into circle. Then I added some Chocolate Gelato all around the circle with my finger 🙂

To put them all together, first I added a paper doily on the panel, then wrapped around the yellow twine ribbon around it and tied up a bow. Then I added the sentiment circle on top of it with 3D foam tape. And I finished the card with some orange gems.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner! Please leave a comment here, Joy Clair Blog and on every Design Team blogs by Monday, February 6th at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 28th.

And here is the Blog Hop full list:

Joy Clair

Martha Lucia Gomez

Kerry Urbatch

Lindsay Adreon

Jessica Pascarella

Lori Kobular –> You’re From Here

Helen Gullett –> You Are Here

LeeAnn McKinney –> You’re Next Stop

Donna Idlet

Steph Ackerman

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are inspired and be blessed!

Bible Journaling: Make A Joyful Noise – Psalm 98

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a Bible Journaling on Make A Joy Full Noise To The LORD from the book of Psalms 98.

Make a joyful noise to the LORD for He has done amazing things!

Make a joyful noise to the LORD for He is good!

Make a joyful noise to the LORD for He is my Salvation!

Make a joyful noise to the LORD for He is God!

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On this Bible Journaling page, I use the Joyful Noise stamp set, one of the new release Bible Journaling – Color by Faith stamp sets with Illustrated Faith acrylic paints, embossing powder, Faber-Castell Pen and Big Stamper Brush Pens.

Come visit me at Joy Clair blog, where I show how to heat-emboss on journaling Bible page.

I hope this will inspire your to spend your time with God and His word, worship God and write journal creatively.

THANK YOU so much for visiting me today! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Joy Clair January New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone! Today is a start for a new week and I hope you all ready for to fill each day with joy, love, laughters, and creativity. School is back and still cold here in Southern Ohio. I try to keep myself and my youngest one busy doing some activities and crafts.

I have a news to share with you today… I am joining Joy Clair 2017 Design Team! So excited and thankful to be part of this new company and amazing team. You can read the team announcement here and see who is in the team, too.

Today also is the Joy Clair New Release Day! Joy Clair releases 4 awesome and beautiful stamp sets for Bible Journaling and Valentine’s Day:

On this blog hop, I would love to share with you a Bible Journaling Page and a card using Treasure – Bible Journaling Stamp Set, one of the new release stamp sets from Joy Clair:

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On my Journaling Bible, I created a long bookmark to put inside the page. First, I cut out Canson watercolor paper with the same width and length with the side journal space. Then I created the background with Smooshing technique using Tombow Dual Brush Pens, acetate plastic and water.

Once the background dried well, I heat-embossed the images with Versamark Ink Pad and Gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment and other images with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad with second generation stamping technique.

I added the ribbon and brad using my WRMK Crop-a-dile. And it is done 🙂

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For my card I did the same technique to create the background, but this time I added some Pearl spray mix on it to give it some shine and sparkle. And then I stamped and heat-embossed the gems all around the panel with white embossing powder. Once they all cool done, I die cut the panel with the WRMK Scallop Rectangle nesting dies.

I added them on the card base, first with regular adhesive runner, then the second one with 1 layer of 3D foam tape, and the third one in the middle I added 2 layers of 3D foam tape so they will pop up like steps.

Last step, I heat-embossed the sentiment on a piece of vellum mix of black and glitter embossing powder, then I die cut it with the rectangle die and added it in the middle of the card with vellum adhesive.

And my watercolored, clean and simple card is done. Sorry in the picture it does not look like it shiny. I tried to capture the pearl shine but did not show up really well, but it is really sparkly in real life 😀

NOW… IT IS TIME FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

You have chances to win the TWO Gift cards of $25 dollars each of Joy Clair StoreWhat you need to do is to visit and leave a comment on each blog designer and Joy Clair Blog between January 9th and January 11th, 2016 (EST Midnight). And here’s the full list of the Blog Hop:

Joy Clair

Helen Gullet

Cornelia Wenokor

Kerry Urbatch

Donna Idlet

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lindsay Adreon

Jessica Pascarella

LeeAnn McKinney

Steph Ackerman

Lori Kobular

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today and I hope you are inspired today! Have a fabulous day!

ODBD January 2017 New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy New Year 2017! May God bless you and your family abundantly. And may God give you wisdom and guide you when you making plans through the years. He is our hope and He holds the future, that He has planned for you! Trust in Him!

And… Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs January New Release Blog Hop! And there is a giveaway for your to enter at the end of the post. Visit Our Daily Bread Design Blog to see the full details on the new stamps, custom die sets and paper collections.

Today I am sharing 2 projects. First, a Bible Journaling Page with Find Refuge, one of the new Bible Journaling stamps.

I added the acrylic paints on my page with old credit card. Acrylic paints dry quickly, but to speed up the drying process, I used my craft heater. And when the paints dried well, I stamped the Bible Journaling stamp with archival ink. Then I highlight the Bible verses and wrote my journal on the top and bottom space with archival ink pen.

My second project is a layered birthday card with the one of the new stamp sets, Seeds of Today. This stamp set is gorgeous!

I created the watercolored panel with my watercolor paints, dried it with craft heater, then I stamped the flower image with archival ink and die cut it with the Rectangle Dies.

I use the Rectangle Dies and Double Stitched Rectangles Dies to create the panels for the layers using the new paper collections: Whimsical Wildflowers Collections and Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad.

For the sentiment, I die cut matching papers from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad with Pennant Flags Dies and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

I used permanent adhesive to add my layers of panels on the card base and use 3D foam to add the pennant sentiment. I finished my card with yellow wrinkle ribbon and purple stickles.

Here are the products I used on my projects today:

GIVEAWAY

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until January 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Vising Our Daily Bread Design Blog for more bundle deals for saving on your crafting supplies and for more inspirations! Here are the full list of Design Team for you to visit and see what they have created for you with the ODBD January New Release products:

* Sandee * Dawn * Chris * Angie * Lisa

* Grace * Diana * Cathy * Julie * Robin

* Sabrina * Helen * Kathy * Anita

Thank You so much for visiting my blog today! Have a fun blog-hopping and a fabulous blessed day!


I also link up at:

Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #262-263

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – January 2017