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:

Joy Clair - Treasure Bible Journaling

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 šŸ™‚

Joy Clair - Treasure Card

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 panelĀ with white embossing powder.Ā 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,Ā I heat-embossed the sentiment on a piece of vellumĀ 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 šŸ˜€


You have chances to win the TWO Gift cards of $25 dollars each of Joy Clair Store!Ā What you need to do is to visit andĀ leaveĀ 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:


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

Bible Journaling: Psalms 106

Be Thankful! For the LORD is faithful and His love endures forever. We often hear or read this quote on social media posts, flyers, postcards, note cards, or someone text it to you… So many times we can not count it. Especially, even more this Thanskgiving season. But God’s word always and forever endures through seasons and times no matter how many times we have heard.

Psalms 106

ā€œPraise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,

that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.ā€ (ā€­ā€­Psalmsā€¬ ā€­106:1-5ā€¬ ā€­ESVā€¬ā€¬)

The first 5 verses from Psalms 106 are the ones that speak to me personally. But I love the story behind these verse that was decribed on the rest of the passage. We can imagine the heart of the psalmist was full of thanksgiving to the LORD who had done great and good things in his live and Israel.

I am thankful for my LORD is faithful and His love endures forever. There is no one like Him. In any circumstances, He shows us his love and faithfulness to take care of us. He never forsake nor forget us.

There is time for us to feel something not fair with our lives, but God is just. He will shows favor and will saves those who call out to him and keep live in righteousness even though the situation is not right.

It is hard to give thanks to the LORDĀ when the situation is hard and unfair. It is hard to give thanks to Him for good things but we did not feel what we received were not good things at all.

But remembering what God has done for us and how He has helped us in the past can help us to seeĀ His faithfulness and how much he cares about us. By remembering His goodness shown in our lives will help us to lift up our voice to praise Him and give Him thanks for who He is.

It is not about what He can do for us that we are thankful for. It is for who He is to us that we are thankful for. It is for who we are to Him that we are thankful for!

Let’s Be thankful every day, not only in this Thanksgiving season. Every singlr day we thank God for the life He has planned for us to live as long as we live on earth until the day we see Him face to face.

Be thankful!


  • ESV Journaling Bible
  • Documented Faith Art Play Paintables
  • Documented Faith Washi Tapes
  • Documented Faith Clear Stickers
  • Documented Faith Teach Companion Kit
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Small Round Watercolor brush
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paints (Red, Yellow, Orange)
  • No-Wrinkle Scotch Glue Stick

Joy Clair October New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello crafty friends… Welcome to the Joy Clair October New Release Blog Hop!Ā Today I am joining the Joy Clair team to share projects showcasing the new stamp sets! And I created a Bible Journaling page for this blog hop.


When I read my devotion, I love spending time to do some Bible Journaling, too. I’ve read the Hebrew 11 so many times. Every time I read this passage, I learned something new of who God is and his character. This time, I read from Hebrew 11:9-40.Ā These verses describe how the people who their faith in God died in faith even they did not receive the answer or see what they trusting God to do in their lives.

This is faith. In the last couple of days, I was in the situation where I once again had to see the situation through the faith I have in Him. I thought this was the time He would answer my prayers for a while, but it was not yet.

Faith is a work in progress. By faith I put my trust in His every word spoken in the Bible. I pray and this is my prayer to my Heavenly Father, in whom I put my trust, that He will build my faith, that he will work in me, that he will be my foundation, and that he will give me the desire, strength and power to walk in faith. Only by Him and in Him.

I created my journaling page using Under Construction stamp set:


One more inspiration using the new Harvest Blessings stamp set with no-line watercoloring technique. I shared it on my blog couple of days ago for the October ChallengeĀ here:


This month, Joy Clair release 4 new stamps released this month:Ā Harvest Blessings, Under Construction, Away In A Manger, Merry Christmoose.


The Joy Clair Design Team members are sharing their amazing projects featuring the new stamp sets. Hop along to see their projects and don’t forget to leave them comments to enter the giveaway – 2 (two)Ā gift cards of $25 each – to the Joy Clair Store and the winners will be announced on October 31 along with the winner of the challenge at Joy Clair Blog.

Here’s the list of the team blogs:

Joy Clair Blog

Steph Ackerman

LeeAnn McKinney

DonnaĀ Green IdletĀ –>Ā You arrive from here

Helen GullettĀ –>Ā You Are Here

Martha Lucia GomezĀ HernandezĀ –>Ā Next Hop

Jessica Pascarella

Cornelia Wenokor

Lori Kobular

Monica Edwards

Thanks a lot for hopping by my blog, I hope you are inspired! Have a fabulous blessed day!

Scripture Inspiration Challenge – John 14:27

October is here! Cooler weather is also here. Finally, itĀ feels like Fall for sure šŸ™‚ As we are walking into the new month, my prayer for all of us is that we all have the peace knowing that God holds the future and He knows the plan He had for each of us. For He is God and He is good.
I created a Bible Journaling page for the Scripture Inspiration Challenge on John 14:37

Jesus says, “Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”


The peace from the LORD is not the same peace from the world can give to us. The peace from the LORD is something that we can not understand with our human minds. The peaceĀ from the LORD will give us the peace in our hearts and minds to go through any circumstances we are in with hope and faith. The peace we need to know that God is there for us.

The peace from the LORD cannot be found in things, wealth, possessions, not even family and friends, 0r even by only going to church.

The peace given by the LORD only can be found in Him. Only can be found in a relation with Him. We will experience His presence.

This is the peace that acknowledge the who God is to us so that our hearts won’t be troubled and afraid.

My prayer today that the peace of the LORD will fill your hearts and minds as you build your relationship with Him and getting to know who He is.

Today also is the day for the new monthly challenge.

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Scrapping Everyday MiraclesĀ hosts 3 challenges every month. These are for this month challenge:

Sketch Layout Challenge


Card Sketch Challenge


Scripture Inspiration Challenge – John 14:27

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Thank You so much for visiting me today and have a fabulous blessed day!

Bible Journaling: In Everything, Give Thanks

Giving thanks to the Lord is not only be done in one season, or one time thing only. Giving thanks to GOD is a life style. It is shown in every day life, in what we do, and in what we say. Living with gratitude heart is a beautiful and joyful life.

My devotional reading is from Ephesians 5:20. Apostle PaulĀ remindersĀ us who are believers in Christ to always give thanks and for everything to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It means in every thing. Big and small blessings we receive every day. In any circumstances we are in, we need to give thanks to God, who loves us with unconditional love, take cares of us and show us grace and mercy no matter what we had done, have done and will do in the future. For me it is not only a reminder, but also a command to live in thanksgiving every singe day and moment of my life.


This is how I added some journal on my ESV Journaling Bible when there is no more space to write on the side journaling space šŸ™‚ Sometimes, God speak more than one from the save verses.

I cut out a large tag size out of Canson 140 lbs. watercolor paper since I am working with watercolor paint. First, I wet my tag with big brush, cover all the tag. Then I picked up the paint with wet brush and added some of the Fall colors using Koi Watercolor paints on the wet tag. Simply just added one color at a time and blend them together. I think this what they call wet-on-wet technique šŸ™‚

Once tag dry completely, I stamped the words and images from the Joy Clair Stamp – Give Thanks stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. I used my Faber-Castel pen to write the extra quote and the Bible verse on the arrow. And I scored the top of the tag to give some crips line so I can fold it up and down, then I added my tag on top of the verse I read with Documented Faith Loopty Loop Washi TapeĀ and Documented Faith Heart Squares Washi Tape. Also, I decorated the bottom of the journaling column with one of the Documented Faith – Doodle Scallop Washi Tape.

Also, IĀ am sharing thisĀ Bible Journaling page onĀ Joy ClairĀ blog. Hope you can visit me there, too!

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

Coloring, Journaling, Planning With Documented Faith

I am so excited to join the Documented Faith – Blessed Friends Ambassador team. Last week, I shared the announcement.Ā If you are new to Documented Faith, and ask what is it actually? You can go here to find out more about it.

It is a creative way to record, illustrate, document, journal and doodle the everyday moments, Bible verses, inspirational quotes and a growing relationship with Jesus and with others in a planner, binder, art journal, notebook, on a post it note or inside and outside the margins of a journaling Bible.

I knew about Documented faith from doing Bible Journaling. Stephanie Ackerman, the one who started it and she is an inspiration! Love her heart, art and love for God. She designs stamps, washi tapes, planners, planners inserts, sticky notes, coloring book, paintable cards, etc., that can be used to journal our faith in our Bible and notebook, art journal, planner, and even to make and send out a handmade note card to others. All of her designs can be purchase at ADORNit store.

And today I would love to share someĀ projects with Documented faith stamps, washi tapes, and Creative Faith ArtPlay Coloring Book:





I hope you are inspired today šŸ™‚ Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!