The NEW Inspire Praise Bible!

Hello sweet friends!! I’m so excited to show you the NEW Inspire Praise Bible which officially goes on sale December 5, 2017!!! I joined the Launch Team and got my shipment last week and have had a wonderful, glorious time reading, studying and responding creatively to God’s Word in this gorgeous new Bible! I have been Bible Journaling for over a year now and have never been more enamored and immersed in my studying.  Discovering this beautiful way of worship has only drawn me closer to Him and I’m excited to share it with my friends and family!

This was the package I received from Tyndale Publishing when I joined the Launch Team and Sadie immediately claimed the shirt and tried to pry the Bible away from me LOL. I told her it’s “Ours” and that any time she wants to pick it up and read/study/journal that she can.  I love the booklet that was included (I also got one at the workshop that I attended with Amber Bolton at The Bridge Church in Princeton).  I am going to share it with someone who wants to start down this wonderful, creative path.  I post alot of my journal entries on my Instagram (so follow me if you’d like!) but will be making random blog posts with some of my favorite entries.  Also if you want to PREORDER this Bible click on the Bible (an affiliate link) over in the right hand column of my blog to take you to Amazon!

There are over 400 illustrations to color and there are also BEAUTIFUL vellum insert pages to get creative with also!

Our Launch Team has our own private Facebook Group with Amber Bolton and she is absolutely amazing! She is doing weekly live processing videos that we can journal along with her and she is teaching different art techniques.  This entry was from last week’s live on Acts 27:21-25

This verse from Psalms 107:1 is one of my favorites and always been. I am always feeling especially thankful to Him for my family and wanted to honor them!

Psalms 96:1 is another favorite because I’m always singing to Him!

Hope you enjoy these entries in my Bible and stay tuned for more as I will be gearing up to start classes at my home Church Niagara PH in January 2018!


The Inspire Bible Journaling Workshop

This past Saturday, I had the amazing opportunity to attend an Inspire Bible Tour Workshop with AMBER BOLTON at The Bridge Church in Princeton, NC!  I was so excited to see that there is a local church holding Bible Journaling classes and was really excited to invite some of my friends from church to come along and learn how so we can get our own group going at MY home church.  My pastor’s wife, Chatay and my good friend Deborah signed up with me.  Ms. Angie Bridgers hosted the event and she did a fantastic job,  I wanted to share some of the pictures from the event that I took and some I snagged (with her permission) from Ms. Angie’s Facebook.

Deborah and Chatay soaking it all in!  Amber Bolton is a youth pastor and very inspiring!

The verse we journaled as a group was Psalms 46

1God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
2So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
4A river brings joy to the city of our God,
the sacred home of the Most High.
5God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
7The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel46:7 Hebrew of Jacob; also in 46:11. See note on 44:4. is our fortress.
8Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
See how he brings destruction upon the world.
9He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
11The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.


The goal was to focus on one phrase that stuck out to us in mediating on the passage.

Deborah chose the oceans and the mountains.  I focused on wars ending and God burning the shields.  I know He will bring peace after the wars!


Amber focused on the hows and whys of Bible Journaling and also demonstrated several art techniques to show how to respond to the verses we read and pray on.  I have been studying using Bible Journaling for over a year now and have really gotten so much more into the Word than I ever have before. I’m hoping to get some of our youth more excited about digging deep into God’s Word.

(I am a total fan girl too LOL!!)

Ms. Angie and the Bridge Church ladies had a beautiful breakfast all ready for us with COFFEE 🙂

This was just too pretty not to share and who doesn’t love donuts!

They announced there were 74 or 76 (??) attendees at the workshop, which is very exciting!  I met some amazing women and hope to attend some of the Bridge’s Tuesday night group meetings.


This is my organizational system for my Bible Journaling supplies.  Everything I use is in this cart from Michael’s (Recollections brand).  I chose to put it all in this cart so I can move around wherever I need to in the house.  Most of my journaling/crafting happens in my scrapbook room, but sometimes I like to work at the dining room table or at my desk in my bedroom. I use the top rack for stamps/markers/pencils/paints/watercolors. The second rack holds some ink pads, washi tape, a tape runner, My Bibles and coloring cards/book.  The bottom rack holds random paper pieces, stickers, tags, cut down patterned paper and more washi.


I was super excited to hear that Amber and Inspire Bible is offering spots on a Launch Team where you can purchase the kit get one of the brand new Inspire Praise Bibles early (not be released to the public until December 2017), a Tshirt, a workbook, and exclusive invitation to a private Facebook group.  The purpose of the Launch Team is to help spread the word by posting inspiration on different Social Media outlets.  I joined up last Friday and can’t wait to start sharing projects on this blog and also my Instagram! There are limited spots so if you want to join click on the link below this ad.



Hoping you have a blessed day!


Proverbs 31 Woman

Hello my beautiful, crafty friends. I hope this day finds you well, safe from the storms and at peace in your life!  I apologize for my absence the last several days but my family and I have been dealing with the death of my beloved Great Aunt Margaret.  She was such a beautiful, loving, amazing woman of God and she is leaving holes in many, many hearts of her family and friends.  She was always known as that lady who kept all those babies. She loved children, she kept so many of her nieces, nephews, friends’ babies and for most of them, she kept their children. She told me one time she thought she had kept around 120 babies (including me and my youngest daughter Sadie).  She was one of my biggest fans (2nd only to my Mama) and ALWAYS encouraged me in all my crafty, education and life skills. She was a constantly telling me how proud she was of me, how I was a good mother, a good worker, and how proud my beloved grandmother, her sister would have been of me too.  She bragged on my love of canning food that I grew in my garden to EVERYONE! She was always telling me that I was just like my Grandma and my Mama which is the best compliment she could have given me.  I just wanted to share the memory page I journaled in my Bible for her.  This passage fit her perfectly. Aunt Margaret you are so loved and will be so missed!



DT Saturday – Insects Notecards 

I couldn’t resist making this cute little note card set using the adorable Insect Clear Stamp Set from Bloom Art stamps!  The cards are 3″x 3″ and made using supplies from my Stampin Up stash!  Each note card’s background is made by taking a clear block and inking it up and stamping directly onto the card stock.  Colors used are Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, and Old Olive.  The sentiments and crate die are also from Stampin Up!

To purchase this cute set, you can click HERE to take you to Bloom Arts online store!

Hoping you have a blessed day!

I Adore You Bee Card

I’m excited to bring you my very FIRST card as a design team member for Bloom Art Stamps!  Every Saturday I will be featuring a new card showcasing fabulous stamps from this awesome company. For the month of July I will be working with this super cute set from the Garden Collection called Insects!  I used my Derwent Inktense pencils and waterbrush to create a water colored background and stamped the cute bee with my black stazon.  Cardstock, watercolor paper, ribbon and sentiment stamp are from Stampin Up!

Order this cute stamp set here.

Tranquil Tulips

Sorry I’ve been MIA we’ve been swamped at my day job and we went on a quick beach vacation last weekend! I will be creating this weekend though and should be back on schedule. Hope you enjoy these beautiful cards and have a blessed day

Label Me Pretty Thank You Card

Hey!! Just sharing a beautiful Thank you card using all NEW Stampin’ Up! designer series paper, stamps and punches.  The new Label Me Pretty Bundle stamp and punch set is so awesome and I’m loving all the samples I’ve seen with it so far! The Delightful Daisy designer series paper is beautiful and I’m very happy that SU designed paper that had Wisteria Wonder! I’m hoping that SU will bring some more purples into the color families in the near future.  Standard A2 Calypso Coral card base, dsp is cut to 5.25×4 inches and blue dsp is cut to 5.5x 2 inches. I hope you enjoy this beautiful Thank you card and have a very blessed day!

Product List

Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim

5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon

Linen Thread