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Stitching, Fairies, Boats, and Prayers

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a collection of my BAJ and cards from this past week.  The firt two  BAJ pages are inspired by the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* June prompt -  A Stitch in Time.

My first BAJ page is Psalm 86 and 87.  I am desiring to focus more on God rather than the current state of problems in the world - especially here in the U.S.  Our time here is but a whisper if we are focused heavily on Him. Of course, I am asking Him to step in and show us how to solve the problems too.

Steps for this page:  gesso, ink spray, stenciling - new stencils (so fun)l; stamped, water-colored and fussy cut the lovely REDlead fairy (she is an angel here); journaling and then faux sewing.

The page next to the first page here is a page I did in April, but I added the stitching to tie the two pages better together.  I haven't previously posted this one.  The sea village image, sea grass and large words are  from DRS Designs.  There is a stencil in the background and some of my green spray and distressing somehow jumped over from the psalms 86 page.   

This next card and BAJ page  were inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at  A lovely picture of leaves inspired me.  The background on the card is a tea bag glued to cardstock.  I am having so much fun with tea bags these days.  The leaves and sentiment are SU!  The tea bag is frm my friend, Teresa who drinks more tea than me although I have increased my tea intake after playing with these bags. 

My next card and BAJ page (Psalms 100 and 101) are done with the SU! Waterfront stamp set, and INK/SPRAY/SMASH technique on the card.  I cased THIS lovely card by Trudy (the featured stamper on this week).  

Hoping this is wonderful week!!!



  1. Your art journaling and card are really lovely. New stencils - or other new goodies - are always fun to get and use. It's good to concentrate on the important things in life and not just on the problems around us. Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

  2. Such beautiful cards and pages, great to see teabags in your art! 😊
    Alison xx

  3. Beautiful pages and I love your cards too!! Stunning creations!

  4. Gorgeous pages. Love the wonky stitching around the edge. :) Thanks for linking up with A Stitch in Time!

  5. Gorgeous cards and journals, Nancy. TFS beautiful your creative and inspiring art that has kept you positive and creative during these difficult times. Love and Hugs...Nancy L

  6. Beautiful journaling and cards Nancy, I especially love your extend you creativity from the page to the card using the same elements.
    I initially looked at your page and thought those were real stitches and then read they were faux :)

  7. What a great catch up post for me to catch up with - so many lovely pages. I think the leafy one is probably my favourite - and I love the coordinating card too. Sorry I've not been visiting much - busy with new stamp release - but hopefully getting back to normal for a while now.
    Alison x

  8. Fabulous journal pages Nancy, I especially like the lovely little sea village.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Awesome pages and so much to look at in each one. Thank you for linking to Halle's theme at Art Journal Journey.

  10. Her pages are beautiful!You are positive and creative again it is so touching for me.
    Greetings Elke

  11. So many beautiful journal pages Nancy. It's hard to pick a favorite. I like the scenes as they are so beautiful and the little angel girl is so cute. The stitching is perfect for AJJ. Thanks so much again for joining in Halle's challenge. Hope you are having a good week. Hugs-Erika

  12. I like your philosophy Nancy - to focus on God and less on the challenges. And yes, I am sure when we focus on the solution, God will bring blessings to us as one of your Bible pages says. All such beautiful work. You are truly an authentic artist. The second and the third page touch me.



  13. I love the pages in your Bible Journalling, each one so different and with a message behind them all. I especially like the sea village one, so clean and crisp, reminds me of a walk along a road leading to the ocean.
    Hugs Neet cx


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