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A Counter Full of Geometric Shapes

Hello Crafty Friends,

I received some fun new toys from REDlead this week:  Small Mason Jar, Paris Tickets, Bee, Bird Stencil, and Destiny/Angel Stencil.  I couldn't wait to play with them!  Here is a picture of it all.  I don't normally show pictures of my shopping hauls, but this one was so pretty.  Sharon tied up up the stamps with pretty ribbons, put the bee stamp in the cutest box, stamped the mailing envelop with some of her images, sent that cute mushroom full of tiny tags, and sent some pretty little messages/advertisements that can be easy recycled.  It was probably the coolest package I have received from any company ever.  Of course, I have already ordered more because I fell in love with that little angel image she stamped next to the bird below.  Adorable.  Sweet and smart on her part as well.

My first BAJ page is Psalm 61: Security in God (which we all need right now).  Using gesso, I first laid down an old music page (the song is Mockingbird Hill) I found in a give-away pile at a flea market a few months ago.  Then I stenciled on some birds and chicken wire using Vintage Photo DI.  I added in some circles (old SU! set) and stamped on some Paris Tickets and and old O.K. for Payment Insurance Stamp (found at a garage sale in Birmingham).  I really wanted to use my new jar stamp so I stamped two, fussy cut them, stamped on some parts of the bee stamp and then wrote in some verses from Psalm 61.  I decided to draw in some wings on the top jar since the verse talks about the shelter of God's wings.
Then I wanted to try the Destiny/Angel stencil from REDlead on the sister page. I used Vintage Photo DI and a bit of Black Soot.  To tie it in with the other page, I stamped in a few circles.  The background is a floral stencil.

Since I had the Vintage Photo Ink out (when do I not have it out?), I made a card for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.  I cased THIS card made by Karen Decknick (stampingokaren).  The flower stamp is from Close to My Heart and the Thinking of You sentiment is from the SU! Good Morning Magnolia set.  After adding a halo of ink on the edges, I splattered it all with water.  Gives is a little sad look and I really like how it came out.
Then I decided I should do something with absolutely no Vintage Photo ink. I used More Mustard from SU! It looks like Vintage Photo but it isn't.  The base is part of a tempura paint giant rainbow paper my Grandson Lewis gave me.  He painted it at Church one night and I have had it in my craft room a few months.  It is super large and I figured I could recycle it in my Bible and keep it for a long time.  Maybe one day he will run across it and cherish it (probably not but a fun thought anyway).  I painted on some white gesso, tore a hymnal page with the Everything is Figureoutable Impression Obsession sentiment stamped on it, and then added some fussy cut bees from REDlead.  It needed something so I stenciled on some chickenwire/honeycomb and a few circles.  I decided the circles should be filled with microbeads (Recollection).  I wrote in some of the scripture from Psalms 56: A Call for God's Protection.  I find all these protection Psalms to be so comforting right now.  Hoping things start improving soon!!!!
As I have lots and lots of geometric shapes, I am linking this post to the **Art*Journal*Journey* challenge.

Hugzzz and Bee Well!



  1. Ooooh, I love all of your new crafting stuff, what a fantastic haul. And you put it to good use in those lovely journal pages and the card. New stash is always. Very inspiring. I like how you used the monochrome, vintage photo colour. Thanks for linking to AJJ and have a wonderful day. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning work Nancy!! I love the vintage feel of the pages and all of the beautiful stencils you used, gorgeous glittery wings too! Enjoy all of your new crafty items, they look like fun.
    Take care, Tammy

  3. I'm loving all your journal pages, so inspiring Nancy :)

  4. Super journal pages and card Nancy, you are certainly having fun with the geometric theme and your vintage photo ink.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. You got some fabulous goodies. (I had to go over and check out their selection. I hadn't been by their site in a long time). You sure had fun and blew me away. What gorgeous pages. I love the brown with all the wings, ok, so I have thing for bees and I love that too. Too hard to pick a favorite today Nancy. Thanks for joining us again at ARt Journal Journey. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

  6. I love Vintage and this page of yours is just perfect - I absolutely adore that jar stamp! I am a big fan of bees, so obviously I like the fact that you have used them too and in the page with the colour on they really come into their own. Two delightful pages and a lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs, Neet xx

  7. The new goodies look lovely. I really love your journal pages with all the detail you added. Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. That is a really lovely package to receive - I'm not surprised you wanted to share your pleasure in it. And lovely to see that super Mason jar stamp go straight into action on your beautiful sepia pages. I love those shimmering wings on the top jar! The layers of stamping and stencilling just show that you don't need lots of different colours to create something of great depth and substance.
    Alison x


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