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Sometimes you just need a little push to really get going on a project or hobby.  The **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* group has really inspired me.  So many great journaling artists, great ideas, and a lot of encouraging people.  I wish I would have found them years ago - I know I would be so much better in my BAJ if I had.

As I mentioned in my last post, this month's theme is hearts.  I have a page to share today that has subtle hearts.  See if you can find them all (there are 8).  The page is Psalm 18 - a Psalm of Deliverence.  The words in this Psalm are so comforting.  I needed to hear them.  I had a lot of delivering the last year.  The biggest thing was some serious health problems both hubby and I were suffering from before and at the start of 2019.  Today we are healthier than we were the last 7 years. I could go on and on, but that is for another day.
The background is Ink/Spray/Smash.  The fish, coral and seahorses are from the By The Tide SU! stamp set (one of my favorites).  The oars and broken boat are from a die set I got off Amazon and it finally came yesterday.

I have another page to share that I did last week.  I used an old SU! set (circa 2004).  I stamped them in my BJ with some tea stain distress ink and then colored them in with various water color pencils. I wrote in my favorite verses from this Psalm and a few key words.  I think this is my favorite page I have done in the last few weeks.

Thanks for dropping by!  I really appreciate it.




  1. Hi Nancy, our journal pages are both beautiful, and I love the combination of the meaningful text and images. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Nancy, they're both simply beautiful! Love the sea life/fish on the first one and beautiful flowers on the second.

  3. I confess I had to enlarge the image and found all eight hearts on the first page. Those fish are blowing heart bubbles and I LOVE IT. I'm simply delighted you chose to join us again at Art Journal Journey with your Bible journal. This is absolutely incredible and you have turned this journal into a true work of religious art! I especially like the different colors you chose, so the pages are all different and no one would ever get bored reading this and seeing your incredible art.

  4. Hi I love your pages-I couldn't find the hearts at all so I enlarged the page and discovered the little heart bubbles-very sweet and I love them Beautiful journal pages-hugs Kathy

  5. I couldn't find any hearts either until I read the comments.
    How clever and subtle to have the fishes make the hearts and I love the little seahorses.
    I like the second page too with all the pink flowers.

  6. Beautiful Bible journal pages, I was able to enlarge the pages and I really enjoyed seeing all the detail you added. I am so pleased you are sharing your pages and art with us at Art Journal Journey.

  7. I saw the heart bubbles coming out of the fish's mouths. It is a fun page. And that flower page is gorgeous. Glad you are healthier now. We've had serious illness in my house and it is good to get past that. Thanks for sharing with us at ARt Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

  8. two beautiful pages Nancy, by the tide is one of my favourite retired SU sets. I can tell your bible journaling brings you so much joy :)

  9. Thanks again for commenting on my new blog post, much appreciated. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

  10. beautiful journal pages!!!! The details are very nice and ausdrucksstarker text!!
    Have a happy Day, Elke

  11. Fabulous pages Nancy, they are both beautiful - I'm so pleased that you find comfort in your Bible Journaling.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  12. These BAJ pages are gorgeous Nancy!! I love the images and beautiful colors! I bet they are very comforting to create!
    Tammy x


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