The 5 Crafty Things You Should be Buying from Dollar Tree

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Supply envy – We’ve all been there!  Personally, I LOVE to watch crafty YouTube gals (and guys!) who introduce me to new products and processes.  And, of course, I immediately think I have to have #allthethings.  Crafting products, especially gorgeous scrapbooking papers, stickers, ephemera, printables, etc. are so tempting toContinue reading “The 5 Crafty Things You Should be Buying from Dollar Tree”

Creating Quick Backgrounds #1

Sometimes, when I am creating a Bible journal entry, an art journal page, or a traveler’s notebook page the hardest part is just getting started.  Putting actual color to a blank page can feel intimidating at times, so it is great to have several techniques in your back pocket, ready to pull out and getContinue reading “Creating Quick Backgrounds #1”

Sunday Secret #9 – Secret Crafty Behavior

Back in graduate school, I was obsessed with “Sex in the City”.  I loved the show, watched it all the time, and could quote so many episodes!  In one of the episodes, Carrie Bradshaw writes an article about “Secret Single Behavior”.  These covered the realm of “secret” activities that everyone did when they were byContinue reading “Sunday Secret #9 – Secret Crafty Behavior”

Sunday Secret #8 – Organizing Your Printables

Printables are absolutely the best!  I love following all my favorite artists on Instagram, drooling over their gorgeous creations, and then getting to use them in my very own projects at a fraction of the cost of other supplies.  It is really a genius way to increase your craft stash!  However, soon after I doveContinue reading “Sunday Secret #8 – Organizing Your Printables”

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Bible Journaling

I have had the honor of being asked to speak about my passion for Bible journaling a handful of time at local MOPs groups, women’s events, and church gatherings.  Each time I speak, I always take questions at the end, and inevitably they tend to focus around the same few topics.  I call them “TheContinue reading “The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Bible Journaling”

Sunday Secret #7 – Finding Your Style

Paper crafters often develop very distinct styles.  Some gravitate toward crisp and clean.  Others embrace and celebrate white space.  And still others love perfectly coordinated crafts, with matching elements from every embellishment down to precisely matched ink.  All of these are beautiful styles that you can find all over Pinterest and Instagram.  They are pleasingContinue reading “Sunday Secret #7 – Finding Your Style”

Sunday Secret #6 – Getting Out of a Creative Rut

  As I am writing this blog post, I am gazing out my window at a dark, dreary winter sky.  The winter blues are a real thing, and they can just suck the energy right out of you.  From school delays and closings, cooped up kids, volunteer commitments, and a busy spouse, the winter canContinue reading “Sunday Secret #6 – Getting Out of a Creative Rut”

Sunday Secret #5 – My Worst Journaling Pages

It’s not about the artwork.  That is how I open almost every Bible journaling class I teach.  It’s just not about the artwork.  But, if it isn’t about the look of the page, why do we scroll Pinterest and Instagram “liking” different pages?  Why do those of us that post frequently on social media spendContinue reading “Sunday Secret #5 – My Worst Journaling Pages”

Sunday Secret #4 – 7 Ways to Enhance Die-Cuts for Your Journaling!

I am currently obsessed with die-cuts and ephemera (which happens to just be a fancy word for additional paper pieces you may add into projects).  Seriously, I always scope out Tuesday morning for ephemera sets and have a whole large drawer in my desk dedicated to these lovely paper pieces.  But, I’ll be honest, whenContinue reading “Sunday Secret #4 – 7 Ways to Enhance Die-Cuts for Your Journaling!”