Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Love Heals- Book Review

The book Love Heals by Becca Stevens addresses the different ways God shows his love to us and offers healing. The book is set up by topics, such as healing through creation, healing through daily rituals etc. She gives examples of how these different areas have been seen her own life and those she is in contact with.  The author is the founder of a women's organization called Thistle Farms which sounds like a great ministry, but I personally disagree with a woman being a pastor or being "ordained". For that reason I can't agree with some points in the book and so only give it 3 stars.

**This book was given to me from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.**

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NKJV Cultural Study Backgrounds Study Bible

The NKJV Cultural Study Backgrounds Study Bible is an amazing resource bible full of pictures, maps and topical studies. The bible is huge and heavy! I was surprised at how large it is but not at all unhappy with the size because what it is filled with is wonderful. But it is not a bible you are likely to tote around with you. I am using the bible as a major part of my home school studies this year and my kids are really enjoying it. I give this bible a solid 5 stars and highly recommend!

*This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.*

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What I've Been Up To

Hi! I've been MIA for a bit now and thought I'd pop in and give an update on what's been going on for me. 

In April I opened an Etsy shop called Florajoy Designs. I thought that I might be able to sell things here and there but instead it has exploded into a job that requires a large amount of my time. I am so thrilled with this as I am getting to design and sell my own art. 

I am also busy with my 4 kids and home schooling them. Life is very full but rewarding. 

Because of how much is on my plate I have stopped doing design work as I just couldn't possibly keep up with all of it. I wish I could do it all, but I can't. Being able to be in control of what creative things I'm doing is such a blessing and I am thrilled that this door opened for me. 

If you'd like to see what my shop is about come visit me at Florajoy Designs and on Instagram @florajoydesigns.

Here's a peek at what I'm doing. My niche is traveler's notebook dashboards but I also create journal cards and custom orders.





100 Favorite Bible Verses -Book Review

100 Favorite Bible Verses is a beautiful book. It is filled with lovely colorful florals and has a bible verse with a short thought to go along with it. I think it would be neat to go through the book and use it as a journaling prompt or as a scripture memory tool. This book would also make a very nice gift. I give this book a solid 5 stars.

*This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.**

Monday, July 10, 2017

Book Review- The Weekly Prayer Project

This book called the Weekly Prayer Project has a short scripture and coordinating thought in relation to it and then asks a question to reflect on and gives ample room to journal in the book itself. The book is divided up into different topics. The art work throughout is very pretty and it comes with a ribbon bookmark which I always appreciate. This book would make a really nice gift. I give it 4 stars.

**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.**

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Review

The NIV Kids Visual Study Bible is a wonderful resource Bible not only for kids but adults! I love this Bible as much as my kids do and it is filled to the brim with photos of the actual places and artifacts in the text. I love that it is easy to just leaf through and discover interesting facts as well as use it as a full study Bible. Highly recommend! Five stars.

**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.**

Monday, June 19, 2017

Swans

Hi! I have a super pretty image to share with you today called Paired Swans Swimming in a Lily Pond. I just love swans, such beautiful and regal birds.


I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Copic markers. I really enjoy white images because you just use a light shade of gray in the shadowed areas and it gives the illusion of a white image without it being completely flat.


I paired the image with some patterned paper and finished it with some pen dots and a little paper rose. I hope you have a creative day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cherry Blossoms

Hi! Today I have a pretty card to share with you using the gorgeous Inspired By Stamping set Cherry Blossoms.


I started by stamping my image onto white cardstock and then creating a mask so that I could use Distress ink for the background. 


I colored the image with Copics and mounted it onto some contrasting cardstock. I used some ribbon from the Pink's ribbon collection and my sentiment is from the stamp set.


I finished the card with some faux stitching. Hope you have a great day.




Monday, June 5, 2017

Birds in a Nest

Hi! Leah here with you today with a sweet card that could be used for so many occasions or just because the image is so sweet. The image is called A Family Nesting in a Cherry Tree.


I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the image with Copic markers. I chose some contrasting patterned paper for the background and layered it behind the image.


I added some faux stiching and  twine bow with a little gem stone in the middle. I hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Koi

Today I have a card to share using some Art Neko images.  I love sentiments that have a lot of meaning. The stamp set I used is called Framed Koi and Kanji with a Wee Butterfly.


I just love this sentiment. He who obtains has little he who scatters has much. So true! I stamped the image and sentiment onto watercolor paper and colored it with Tombow markers. For the water I used a very light blue and quickly covered the entire background. I then went over the water in the front of the image around the koi with the same blue to achieve a darker tone. I love how one color can give varying effects.


The bit of patterned paper is from a collage sheet from Bmuse. I added a twine bow to finish it. I hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to scatter some kindness today!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NKJ Women's Study Bible- Book Review

The NKJ Women's Study Bible is a beautiful bible, with so many study resources throughout the entire book that you could use this for years and years. The bible cover is a gorgeous floral print in a fabric texture and has pink gilded page edges and ribbon bookmark. Such a beautiful bible to gift. I enjoy the NKJ version and highly recommend this bible for anyone who wants a great study bible or is looking for the perfect gift.

Five stars!

**This book was given to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterflies

Hi stamping friends! Today I have a butterfly card to share with you. I love the weather changing and starting to warm and I've even seen the first few butterflies this year!
I pulled out a couple favorite sets from Inspired By Stamping to create my card today. The first set is Hexagons. I love this background building set! I stamped the small image of 3 hexagons twice at each corner and filled them in with various patterns and colors.
Next I used the Butterflies stamp set and stamped the two largest butterflies and colored them with Copic markers. I then trimmed them out and adhered them onto my card base with foam tape.


In between the butterflies I stamped my sentiment and to finish it off added some sequins from the Valentine's Day sequins and some faux stitching with a black pen.
I hope you enjoyed my card today. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
White cardstock
Copic markers: R20 Blush, G20 Wax White, RV11 Pink, 
Y000 Pale Lemon, YR21 Cream, B21 Baby Blue
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