Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Prayer Drive

Hi all! I hope and pray everybody is experiencing the peace of God that is so desperately needed during this season. I wanted to share another bible page with you and the inspiration that led me to make it.

Just a few days ago I was driving the long way home after the school drop-off. This is something I do whenever I am feeling stressed and busy and I need to reconnect with God. I call it a prayer drive. You see, I have been going through some heavy stuff lately. God is pruning me big-time! I am learning what bittersweet really means and how he can use all of our pain for good. For his glory. My pain has a purpose. Anyway, while I was driving I started to think about my walk with him and how I don't feel the joy that I used to feel when I first became a christian. I wondered if I would ever really feel how deep and how wide his love is for me. As I tried to remember some verses about love and joy God bought one in particular to my mind. Zephaniah 3:17 "He will rejoice over you with singing!" I had read it before, but this day I started to actually feel it, and not just his love for me but his joy too! The more I focused on it the more I felt it and the stress and sadness started to lift. Just like a lovers serenade he sings over us. Let that sink in for a minute. How amazing is this scripture! Full of hope!

 So I ended up making a cute little book/tip-in with Pink Paper Peppermints Good Cheer digital papercraft kit for my journaling and I stuck that in the margin. It is a christmas themed kit but I thought the falalalala banner and the angel went well with the rejoice/singing feel of the page so I went with it.
I made the flowers with Melissa's beautiful bright papers and the aqua coloured paint is Jo Sonja's Artist's Colours matte fluid acrylic.

I love doing these prayer drives and I feel so blessed to live (we have just moved here) in a rural area full of gum trees and rich orange soil where the air is fresh with the smell of eucalyptus after the rain. Its like living in a giant oil diffuser! I drive with the window down so I can enjoy the surrounding nature which helps me connect with my God.
So blessed!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Craft & Bible journaling

I am so excited to be on my very first creative team! Melissa Ohlson from Pink Paper Peppermints has put together a team for her awesome digital paper craft products and I am one of the lucky women that gets to create with them. She makes faith-inspired printable paper craft kits that you can use for both digital or hybrid scrapbooking, bible journaling, faith-art journaling and any other type of paper craft.  

I ended up making two different pages in my journaling bible with the Pink Paper Peppermints Good Cheer kit which was so much fun to do! I can't wait for the next kit to be released and I will be sure to let you guys know as soon as that happens. In the meantime you can enjoy these pics.

In case you haven't heard of the new journaling bible/illustrated faith movement I have a whole board devoted to it on pinterest here. If you are interested in faith-art journaling I also have a board for that too.
I have fallen in love with both these movements and I have to tell you it has really deepened my walk with God. I will be sharing a lot more about that soon plus tutorials on different techniques and some other fun creative stuff!