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Bullet Journal Attempt and Vintage Thoughts

This week was pretty scary  - seemed each day the panic in my community and at work got a little worse.  I tried to keep calm, but a few days I did get myself worked up.  I had to calm a few people at work and in my family too so it was important to stay calm. 

Journaling in my bible helps. 

Last Saturday, I picked up some large old cards with vintage pictures and I couldn't wait to put one in my bible.  This week's Featured Stamper challenge at was the perfect inspiration.  I cased THIS card by Pauline.  I also added in some flowers and butterflies, plus some old hymnal paper.  A few of the new Close To My Heart stickers and I was done.  Of course I made sure there was green so I could link it up to **Art*Journal*Journey* - I love that place and all the people who journey together there.  Psalms 63 is a comforting one - it reminds us God is there and will help us. 
The inspiration challenge on Saturday was The Grey Muse.  I loved a blog post by Esther Y who does bullet journals - see HERE.  I decided to try a bullet journal showing all that happened this week. Psalm 37 has some awesome advice for times like these.  I dded in some green on this one too. 
I hope you are all staying safe.  I so appreciate you visiting!  Hugz, Nancy


  1. Your pages are both wonderful Nancy, and the psalms are a never ending source of wisdom and comfort. It is a scary time just now, but as you say, we need to stay calm. Have a good, new week and stay safe and healthy. Hugs, Valerie

  2. This covid-19 is scary, isn't it? And it seems everyday things just get more and more complicated and changed. Thank goodness for art, as you said. It is calming. I love your latest pages. The vintage page is beautiful and I like how you organized and drew the other page. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Stay safe and stay healthy too Nancy. Hugs-Erika

  3. Beautiful Journal page Nancy, I love the addition of the photograph.
    Stay in and craft more, it's safer than going out in public. Hugs Christine.

  4. This is fabulous Nancy, a lovely vintage photograph and design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!!
    Sorry I haven't been around lately - been under the weather a bit.

  6. This is vintage beauty at its beat Nancy! Gorgeous!
    Big hugs,


  7. Beautiful Bible journaling, Nancy. Psalm 37 is perfect. Your composition is very meaningful to me. I see a lovely courageous woman who has now passed on - symbolized by the butterflies and the key. The flowers pull it all together (plus add a touch of green).

    Thanks for sharing your inspiring and calming pages with us at AJJ. Take care.

    Eileen xx

  8. This is a wonderful vintage creation and such a nice thing to have to reflect on. These certainly are trying times and it's hard to imagine we're actually having this experience.

  9. Beautiful calm pages they calm the spirits . Thank you for sharing again with us at Art Journal Journey.

  10. This is stunning Nancy! I love the vintage touches and that beautiful photo!
    Hugs, Tammy


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