Monday, June 26, 2017

Scrapbook Inspired Cards and BAJ

I look forward to the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers every Saturday.  That challenge always gets me going and starts my weekend off perfectly.  I even get up between 4:00 and 5:00 AM so I have plenty of time to do it before rushing off to garage sales. 

This week the challenge was a Pinterest Board full of Studio Calico scrapbook pages.  I chose THIS page as my inspiration.  That board made me want to start scrapbooking again - I haven't done much in the last year but I am going on a retreat soon and I think I am going to get some Studio Calico supplies and do my pages like the ones on this board.  Love everything in it. 

This weekend, I did a card and a Bible Art Journaling page using the scrapbook page I selected as my inspiration.  The card is part of the thank you cards I am making for my girls to give out after their father's passing (my ex-husband).  I wanted to make them very personal so I am using copies of old pictures.  This scrapbook page challenge worked perfectly for this! 
 I used scraps out of my scrap bin, stars from Dollar General, part of a discarded image using the DRS See You Later Alligator image, SU! Butterfly Thinlit, and an old Thanks! Stamp from SU!
I used the same little left overs for this BAJ page.  Psalms 56 is so comforting.  It speaks of how God stands with us and there is little man can do to us when God is with us.  I highlighted this scripture in my Bible because my Sister had it highlighted in her Bible which I inherited after her death.  She feared for her life for several years and she received comfort in scriptures like this.  Sadly, the people who threatened to have her killed, followed through with it - all over custody of a child and ego.  The evil in this world is so ugly.  Thankfully, we have God to save our souls - if we trust in Him.  She trusted, so I know she is safe now. 

Many hugz


  1. A beautiful card Nancy, such a good idea to personalise it with a photograph.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. So sorry for your girls father's passing and the tragedy in your family from your sister's passing no matter how long ago it may have happened. We have had our tragedy's in our family too and prayer helped us all through our losses.. I guess it is all apart of life. Sure makes us treasure the good times and all our wonderful memories.

    Your thank you's will certainly be treasured. TFS my friend. A Big Squishy Hug!

  3. I'm so sorry to learn of the sorrows you've dealt with. The thank-you cards and your sister's bible with art journaling on her favorite passage will bring you comfort in the years to come I'm sure.

  4. Nancy, you are so brave and stoic. Reading this post made me realize how fragile human life can be.

    Your card is very sweet and the bible verse from your sister is even more so.

    Take care,


  5. What a precious card and gorgeous bit of journaling - love! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Oh, dear Nancy, I am so sorry for such loss in your family, but I praise God that your precious sister loved the Lord and is now with Him. What a beautiful journaling portion to do, and I commend you for making such lovely thank-you notes for your girls. You are a wonderful mom, and I thank God for knowing you and being a "sister" to you. Hugs and love! xoxo

  7. Beautifully done card...and journal page...I know I'm very late in posting this...(Haven't been on the computer as much lately...but I still wanted to let you know that I'm have you in my thoughts and prayers...)You have been through so much...and show so much courage... Blessings, Jill