Bible Journaling: Gracious Word Will Sweeten Your Soul

Hello everyone…Today I have a Bible journaling page to share with you all. I am inspired by the truth in the book of Proverbs 16:23-24.

When we fill hearts with God’s words and truth that have set us free and gaining wisdom, we will speak out gracious words that will sweeten every soul. They are like a honeycomb. That is the truth. We can bless and uplift others with your words that come out of our mouth, or otherwise.

On my page today, I am using the Bee Kind – Color by Faith Stamp Set with Gelatos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and Sparkle Glitter Pen. Please visit Joy Clair Blog to see the full process tutorial how I created this page.

My bible is so bulky and pretty bumpy with all the embellishments that I used on pages, so I added a piece acetate and fun foam that I cut out to use as mat and stamping mat to put under that Bible page. I also added a piece of craft mat that I cut out to fit for Bible journaling. You don’t have to do this step if you have a flat enough surface for stamping. I skip this mats when I work on my new journaling Bible.

When I was done, I cleaned all my stamps using Joy Clair Stamp Cleaner and wiped them off with baby wipes.

I hope this page will encourage our to continue bless others with sweet words and for you to continue to spend your time with the LORD through Bible journaling. You also can find more details inspirations from the Design team at:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed day!



Watercolor Block Stamping: Be-Leaf In Yourself

Hello everyone… We are almost in the middle of August. Lots of Fall/Autumn theme stuff are out already. Can’t you believe that? So…let’s enjoy the rest of the Summer no matter what!

Today I have couple of Fall/Autumn themed cards that I created using a fun techniques called Watercolor Block Stamping and Inlaid Diecutting. I tried the stamping with block before and love the texture and effect on the results. But on these cards, I tried the technique from Jennifer McGuire that I watched on YouTube.

I added the Distress Inks directly on the stamping block and spray with some water. Then stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper.

On the video she also showed how to get extra splatter by tapping the block while the watercolor paint still wet. I did that and love the distressed/splatter look on the edges of the rectangle. I also added some splatters on the panel.

When the panel was dry, I run it through my die cutting machine to cut out the leaves using A Jillian Vance Designs – Grand Leaf Trio Die Set. And I also cut out the panels with Rectangles Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from A Jillian Vance Design – Be Leaf In Yourself stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black and Mini MISTI.

To put the card together, I added them on the card with some adhesive runner. For the leaves, I used the inlaid diecutting technique using 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Here’s another one I made with the same technique.

May these cards inspire you to jump into Fall/Autumn themed projects. And… I also sharing these cards at A Jillian Vance Designs blog today, hope you all can visit me there 🙂

Thank You so much for stopping by here today. Hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!

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Joy Clair: Spring Flower Hello Card

Hello again 🙂 This is my second post today. It is definitely a rainy Spring season here  in Southern Ohio. Like they say, “April showers bring May flowers.”

Joy Clair Spring Flowers Hello

We have been having lots of rain in the April. We love to enjoy many flowers are blooming everywhere we go 🙂 And inspired but the colorful Spring flowers, I created this card

Joy Clair Spring Flowers Hello
I share a full tutorial post today at Joy Clair blog. Over there you can see the pictures and steps how I created this card. On this card I use triple stamping technique with stamps, ink pads, spray paints, and more!

Thank you for visitin me there and have a fabulous day!

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Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello everyone… Today, I have 2 blog posts to share with you. And the first one is a shaker card tutorial to share with you all. If you like to see the full tutorial with pictures, please visit my post at Joy Clair blog.

I created my card today with Doodle Flowers stamp set and Hello Sentiment stamp set. First, I cut out a white cardstock into 4″ x 5.25″ and then using a circle die I cut out the circle window in the middle of it.

Joy Clair Doodle Flowers and Hello Sentiment

To create the wreath around the circle, I started to stamped the flowers and branches from Doodle Flowers stamp set with Versamark ink pad and added some of the color embossing powder from WOW! I heat-embossed the images twice for extra bold look.

I added a piece of heat-resistant acetate plastic on the back of the panel with some adhesive glue. And then using my Mini MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Hello Sentiment stamp set with Black StazOn ink pad. I used my craft heater to speed up the drying process. But, if you use a non heat-resistance acetate plastic, it is better to let it air-dry on the side to avoid wrinkle or melting.

I added lots of 3D foam tape on the back of the panel. And I added some silver assortment sequins on the card base. And gently and steady I added the top panel on the card base.

Look at the shiny, sparkle and glittery on the card…

Joy Clair Doodle Flowers and Hello Sentiment


That’s my card to share with you all today. I hope you like it and be inspired to make your own handmade card to share the joy with your friends and family! Check out Joy Clair store for new release stamps this month.

THANKS A BUNCH for visiting today! Have a fabulous day.

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Wild and Free: Watercolored Night Sky Tutorial

Hello everyone… My favorite coloring mediums lately are watercolor paint, watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, and watercolor powder 🙂 Can you see the theme here??? LOL! I love watercoloring!

Today, I am sharing a watercoloring tutorial at Joy Clair blog using one of their new stamp set, Wild and Free. There are so many cute images and encouraging quotes in this stamp set. Hope you can visit me there too 🙂


I decided to create a mixed media and CAS card with this Wild and Free stamp set. There are many ways you can create galaxy or night sky scene. I have been watching some YouTube videos on this night scene. People use from acrylic paints, watercolor paint, brush pens, distress inks, and many more!

And today, I want to share with you simple steps how to create a night sky with some texture on it using watercolor paint and sea salt.

First, tape down a piece of watercolor paper on your craft table with painter tape. It is better to have the paper is bigger that what you want to use for the card. I had mine cut out into 4.5″ x 6″

Next is adding some water on the paper with big flat brush. Cover all the paper. Then with wet round brush, add the blue shades of colors. You can start with the light blue then add some dark blue. The water will blend them together as you add more color. You can dry in between adding colors. I did it with my craft heater.

Then add some purples randomly. Blend with water. And then when you are happy with the mix of blues and purples, you can dry them with craft heater. Then add some black watercolor paint. And while the black pain still wet, sprinkle some sea salt. If you do not have sea salt, regular salt will works too. Different is only the texture will be in smaller size 🙂

Let the salt on the paper until it dry completely. This step is better let it air dry. And while it is drying, you can work on the next step.

Next is to create the mountain border. Grab a strip of watercolor paper that wide enough to stamp the mountain image. Add some green watercolor paint on it and create an ombre look wash on it. First, if you have 3 shades of green, you can do this step: add lightest shade of green on all the paper, then added the medium green paint next, then the darkest green.

But if you only have 1 shade of green, it will still work too! Add first layer of green, dry it, then add another layer on top of it from half down. Dry it again. Then add the green pain again at the bottom areas to create the darker green.

Dry well the green paper strip. Then stamp the mountain image with archival ink. I stamped it 3 times to create layer of mountains as in the picture. Then fussy cut it with scissors.

When you are done creating the mountains, check on the night sky panel. Brush off the salt grain of it see the texture left by the salt on the paper. Super cool 🙂 Dry the panel really well with heat gun.

Next step is heat-embossing the sentiment. You cannot forget to use the embossing buddy or anti static powder on the panel. I learned it in a hard way only because I forgot! Heat-embossed the image as usual.

It is time to put the card together. First added the watercolor panel on the card base. Make sure to use a strong adhesive to hold it on the card. Then next is adding the mountain border. I used 3d foam adhesive to create an extra dimension to the card. But you can just use regular adhesive if you want your card to be a flat card.


That’s it. This is my card for today and I hope you can follow the steps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below. I will try to answer it the best I can 🙂

Here’s the preview of the new stamp I use today, Wild and Free:


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Heat Embossing & Coloring On Vellum Tutorial

Hello everyone… Valentine’s is next month and you can see hearts and shades of red and pick are everywhere you go hearts. For sure you can feel the love is in the air 🙂

I use Joy Clair stamp sets: Candy Hearts and Dino Love, that released early this month. And I finally got a chance to create with them.


My card today is clean and simple using heat-embossing and coloring on vellum technique. I also share this tutorial how to create this Valentine’s Day card on Joy Clair blog. 

Let’s get started 🙂


First, cut out the vellum paper into 4.25″ x 5.5″ (the size of regular A2 card). Then use the embossing buddy to cover your vellum paper with anti-static powder, stamp the hearts from Candy Hearts randomly on the vellum paper with embossing ink pad and add some of the white embossing powder.

I put the vellum on a show box lid and heat set the embossed images with my craft heater. Pre-heat your craft heater about 10-15 seconds before run it over the vellum paper. This way to avoid over-heating the vellum paper that can wrinkle or shrink the vellum paper.

Repeat the same steps for the cute sentiment inside the hearts.


Next is coloring the hearts with alcohol markers on the back of the vellum. You can use any coloring medium other than alcohol markers on vellum. On my card today I use my ShinHan markers.

Then using a ruler, rip the edges of the vellum for some texture. It is approximately about 1/5″ – 3/4″ on each side. If like, you can rip the edges without ruler. I used ruler because I would like it to be straight ripped edges 🙂

Add the vellum paper on the card base with vellum adhesive runner or with any dry-clear adhesive so it won’t show up on the paper.


I then decided to add a pennant banner for the sentiment. I cut out the pennant with pennant flag die, but you can start it with a rectangle and cut the dove tail to create the pennant.

On this pennant, I use the heat-embossing resist technique with distress ink and water. Stamp and and heat-emboss the sentiment from Dino Love, then add some of the distress inks on it using spongers (I used make up sponges). Then add some splatter of water, let it sit about 10-15 seconds, and dab it off with paper towel To reveal the texture on the background.


It is time to embellishe your card. On my card, I use matchin color twine. To hold the twine on the side-fold card, cut out tiny hole on the folded side of the card with non-stick micro-tip scissors. Then wrap around the twine 3 times through that hole and tied up a bow. I used a small dot glue under the bow.

I also embellished the card with some pink shades of sequins from my stash. You can use any embellishments to add extra sparkle on your Valentine’s card.


That’s my card for today with this heat-embossing and coloring on vellum technique. Thanks a lot for visiting me today and have a fabulous day!

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DIY Gift Bag, Card Holder and Journaling Card Box

One more day to the end of February. Wow… time surely flies so fast when we have so much work and fun 🙂 I hope that you have been having great times this month with your families and friends.

My dear church friend and sister had birthday this month and I made her gift bag and gift box. I was a bit late but that she could celebrate her birthday longer, right? 🙂

This is the gift bag. Instead of putting the card inside the bag, I made a card holder for the front of the bag. The birthday card is also the tag.

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Cut a piece of cardstock, make sure it is wider than your card. Then cut in the middle of the piece of cardstock slightly wider than the card for the insert hole. Final step is adding to the front of the bag using either double-sided tape or strong glue. I would recommend double-sided tape or Liquid Glass. I was thinking it would be nice for not only just plain rectangle piece of cardstock, so I punched the border of the card holder using Martha Stewart lace border punch.

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The card I made using CTMH February Stamp of the Month, A Happy Hello. And the Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads I use are Pixie, Smoothie, Sorbet, Goldrush and Topiary.

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I finished the card with some Sparkles Clear Assortment. They are back-adhesived clear gems, ready to use at anytime, no glue needed.

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For the gift box, I used My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box. I embossed a piece of Chocolate cardstock with Woodgrain embossing folder using my WRMK Evolution Advance. I made a template of the shapes I need for the box sides using a plain printer paper. And then using them, I cut the embossed cardstock for front, back and both sides of the box. Using some Liquid Glass, I added them on the box.

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And I stamped the sentiment from Thankful Heart stamp set using Rock-n-Roll technique. The Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads I use are Chocolate and Goldrush. For the leaves from the same set, I stamped the leaves with VersaMark ink pad on a piece of watercolor paper, added some Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, heat set it with Craft Heater and then adding some colors I picked up with aqua brush from the lid of these Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads (Chocolate, Goldrush and Olive). Cut the leaves and added them on the box using Liquid Glass and Glue Dots. And I finished the box with some Durables Triangle studs and some Gold Sequin Assortment.

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I filled the box with assortment of cards handmade by my friends and me 🙂

These projects I link them up at:

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TWO MORE DAYS you can take advantage to get these Special Promotions for February 2015 and save money on crafting supplies!

First, this gorgeous coated canvas albums! When you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD!


These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order here today!

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Not only that, when you get your album, you are eligible to get this gorgeous D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! This is a set of 15 stamps with original price is $17.95 which you can get for only $5 during this month only. Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks to use for this stamp set are 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)


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It is the time to capture all your recent holiday memories! Express Collections make documenting your memories even easier by doing most of the creation for you. Just drop in your photos, add some journaling and personalized titles, and order your layouts. Using this Express Collection, you will have your recent holiday photos scrapbooked before you know it! The Express Collection will be available only from January 1 to February 28, so make certain to place your orders before the deadline.


Contact me for more information and visit to start creating today!


And one more gorgeous stamp set for supporting the work of Operation Smiles. Until the end of March 2015, Close To My Heart has a special stamp set to keep helping with this charity effort. You can make a difference in the life of a child when you buy the Operation Smile™ You’re the Bomb stamp set!

When you purchase the C-size You’re the Bomb stamp set at full retail price anytime from now through March 2015, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

You can always give donation to Operation Smile® whenever you shop at my store. At the cart or check out page, you will see the box where you can give donation before you checking out. If you have any questions, please contact me or visit my store to purchase and donate!

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