Bible Journaling · Craving Connection · Faith walk

Sufficient GRACE 

A single passage of scripture … documenting in two different creative mediums. 

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Inside my travelers notebook



Inside my art journaling bible 

  
Side by side in my travelers notebook / art journal and my journaling art bible. 

Ali Edwards design team · Memory keeping · Storybooks

family love

My brother had a tattoo on his forearm that said “family first” AND this layout is dedicated to his spirit and mindset of putting family first.

I love the colored horizontal stripes on the journal card from Ali Edwards’ February digital kit.  I knew this layout had to be hybrid to add journaling in between those lines!

Love is a word I use so often that sometimes I forget the truest definition.  My favorite visiting pastor, Chris Brown, said before “love is an action, not a feeling” and I like having that quote here and relating it to scripture.

1 John 3:18New International Version (NIV)

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

My three men have all my heart!  Here is the full layout and all the delicious colors to match.

Ali Edwards design team · Memory keeping · Storybooks

puppy love

This is Ryder, our Goldendoodles puppy and when I saw the reds and hearts from Ali Edward’s February digital kit I knew I had to create a puppy love layout.

I brought the digital cards into the Project Life app and had the awesome “follow your heart” journaling card spread across a few pockets. 

Having a puppy has been challenging and entertaining all at once. I asked each of my boys and my husband why they loved Ryder and documented it on the “reasons you are loved” card. 

The images of each of the boys with the puppy had lots of blues so I decided to make the journaling card black and white to match the larger heart card. 

Everything was completed in the letterglow app and the layout was finalized in the project life app. 

I love the ease andconvinence of scrapbooking from my iPhone!

 

Memory keeping · Project life

2017 project life in a 6×8 album

For my planner girl style, I will use a weekly, day to day adventures approach.  Using a 6×8 album and different weekly planner page inserts I hope to document in real time.  I love real time documentation without having to commit to a specific journaling card at the time.  Writing down the “best part of the day” at the end of each day fills me with gratitude for the present moment.  I really enjoyed that experience with December Daily and I want to continue it in 2017.  Sandwiched between the planner pages will be a page protector to hold my favorite photos from the week.  These will be printed at the end of each week on my home printer, the Canon MG7720.

Here is my introduction page

Week 1 layouts

WEEK 2 layouts

WEEK 3 layouts

WEEK 4 layouts

Memory keeping · Project life

WEEK 5

This is what I want my weekly project life to be!  

Notes about each day combined with my favorite photos from the week are just magical to me.  The 6×8 seems to be the perfect size without being overwhelming (more on that later this week.)

The left side is a printable calendar made for travelers notebooks from Marcy Penner.  I love how it is already dated and can be printed to size.

The back side has bright pops of color using  the letter glow app to add “smooch” from Ali Edward’s February digital kit.

Another thing I love about a physical album for PL is the ability to add in paper items from the week.  This week I included a card Jacob wrote to me at school on Thursday.

The last page of the week is my new favorite stamp from Ali’s kit.  I resized it to 6×8 and added “week 5” via the new week by week digital word art.

I can’t wait to create more pages like this!

Memory keeping

by the numbers

Along with my 2017 goal of telling more stories, is to tell more theme stories based around Ali Edwards’ Story Kit subscription.  This month’s theme is NUMBERS and it correlates perfectly to introduce the family at the story of my album.


I combined photos of the boys along with cards from the Me Story Kit to say their current age. The “I am” stamp is from Ali’s one little word past stamp kit and then I added a stamped number for each of their ages.  The top number story kit card was re-colored slightly in Photoshop elements (with the help of the amazing and kind, Brandi Kincaid!)


 

In the middle row of Becky Higgins Project Life page protector A, I combined cards that had pops of yellow and blue.  (the yellow “favorites” card is from Day in the Life kit and the blue “oh my goodness” card is from Elle’s studio Let’s Eat collection.


At the bottom of the page is a card with “family rules” and I love how the colors match along with inspiring phrases.