Crop in Canmore Spring 2018 #yourstampinscrapbooker #scrapbookingtherapy #followyourpassion

This year I decided to change it up a bit on my cropping plans.  I have always wanted to go to a weekend away crop in the mountains, so I got on the hunt last fall using all my Googling skills and found Tasha’s Scrapbook Studio and went to work on getting myself booked.  I tracked down some comrades to go with and the countdown was on!! It met expectations, and then some!

I had big plans for all the scrapbooking I wanted to get done.  So where do you start? Well, I went back though the photos I had printed and not used from my last crop (in September) and started a list of what I still needed to finish from that crop, which was all 2016 stuff that I just wasn’t inspired to do at the time.  I started with that.

Secondly, I listed all I wanted to start.  2017 was busy, including our trip to the UK in April, which I plan to have as it’s own album.  I went to town on uploading and printing and got that done in ample time.  If you are new to scrapbooking, and especially to planning for a crop, the most important piece to your prep, is getting those photos printed, because, if you don’t, what are you going to be doing anyway???

I also wanted to challenge myself to pack as little as I could, while at the same time being best prepared for 48 possible hours of scrapbooking.  Next tip: have lots of adhesive!! I went though about 6 refills and was just about on my last one as the crop closed 🙂 I’m not big on getting super detailed in my planning (some ladies will make kits and pick out papers, etc., that’s just not me), that being said, I do try to envision generally what I will need, for example, I select stamps that I might use, as well as inks that coordinate with any themes I have.  For example, my UK album will have lots of greens, browns and reds due to the London colors and the Scottish landscapes so I was prepared for those.  I go through all my papers and ensure I’m taking pieces I have purchases specifically for themes/events and away we go.

Here is a photo of my van packed and headed to the Rockies!

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I started with finishing up 2016 and getting a few key events done for 2017 before moving on to the UK album start which I did get about 6 pages done of that.  Overall, I felt extremely accomplished in what I got done and, more than that, was relaxed, content and inspired to come home and keep thinking about it all 🙂

Here is my work space as I’m working on a dance layout of the twins for 2017. Tasha does an amazing job putting this crop on!  The space is great, lots of table room, comfy chairs, an 80s theme and music and amazing food!!

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We stayed at the Best Western Pocaterra Inn and it was great! Here is pic of my view as I enjoyed my buffet hot breakfast before beginning a full day of cropping!IMG_6198

We were in the basement but the lighting was still perfect, I didn’t even dig out my Ott Light that I had packed.  Ladies came from all over, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Calgary and more!  We all enjoyed the prizes and fun games!!

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As the crop closed on Mother’s Day, I was a bit eager to get home to my girls, I knew that’d be excited so I was actually the first to leave, if you can believe it???? We would stay until afternoon on the Sunday but I left around noon to spend the rest of the day with my fam and head out for a Mother’s Day dinner with them.  I will soooooooo be going back next year!! She does do a fall crop too, however, that is the weekend of Olivia’s birthday so I will have to pass.  If you are interested in Tasha’s crops, check her out here: Tasha’s Scrapbook Studio.

One last stop before hitting the road home, some yummy Beamer’s Coffee of Canmore!

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My first love is scrapbooking and as I have seen myself spend more and more time on cards, I have had to do some soul searching and make some decisions about my time.  I will be pulling back on offering card classes in order to spend more time on “me” and my “therapy”.  I also have struggling to devote as much time as I would like to my Bible art journalling so that is also going to be pulled more to the forefront of my craft space.

Remember, when you turn your craft into a job, be sure to do what you need for you and don’t forget why you started!  Follow your passion and your heart.

A very special thanks to Tasha for a great weekend! Thanks to all my scrapbooking table mates and to all the new friends I met over the weekend!

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Bible Art Journalling #finallygettingstarted

So as many of you know that have followed any of my posts about Bible art journalling over the past year, I have wanted to do this for so long but just hadn’t actually got started… I have read, collected, bought lots of stuff, joined Facebook groups, discussed, done a make n take with Bible art journaling guru, Allison Orthner, and prayed, but just hadn’t found my confidence to take the plunge… So here goes – my first official creation all on my own!!

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And the double page view where I made some notes as to how I was inspire by my priest at mass and knew I had to follow the calling!

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So what’s next?  I have purchased the newly created Catholic journalling Bible but before I feel worthy of that beauty, I thought I better do some practice in my regular Bible.  I have set a goal for myself of completing at least 1 art journal per week during Lent.  It may be inspired by the weekly mass readings/homily or there are lots of scripture guides out there.  I do think that I’m going to focus on reading Mark as was the suggestion by my priest and see where that takes me.

CLICK HERE to see the NEW Catholic journaling BIBLE! I will do a future post on it as I explore it’s contents.

Are you new to Bible art journaling? Would love to hear from you and follow your journey too!  I will pray for you and please pray for me!

Check out a of my previous posts about Bible art journaling.  

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Sympathy Cards #Stampin Up Hold on to Hope

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How often have you been in need a sympathy card and you don’t have any? Yes, that even happens to me…

So I dug out my brand new Hold on to Hope bundle, my Sale a Bration freebie, Heartfelt Blooms and the Wood Textures DSP from the annual catalogue (I had also not touched since I bought it last June) and here are my very simple creations… Also, the Bible scripture will be a great addition to my Bible art journalling supplies 😉 More about my Bible art journalling journey, click here.

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There are plenty more where that came from but this is a great start to the many ideas that can come out of these two stamp sets! And when you buy the Hold on to Hope bundle, you are only $2.50 away from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set for FREE!

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Stay tuned for more about the Hold on to Hope bundle and my Bible art journaling in future posts!

#Catholic Bible art journaling – what Bible do I use?

#yourstampinscrapbooker #Bibleartjournaling journey continues…

Previous Posts about my Bible art journaling journey:

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#BibleArtJournaling @AllisonOrthner @CSMscrapbooker…the journey has been revived.. #yourstampinscrapbooker style

Bible Art Journaling…the journey of a creative Catholic

So I’ve been doing a lot of talking and not enough actual Bible art journaling.  It’s something that seems to always get put on my to-do list and there is always something more important that needs to get done.  I have realized that I need to start doing more things in my craft room that are actually for me, and what could be better than reading the word, focusing my heart and mind on God and working to grow in my relationship with Christ?  

A Bible art journaling image credit to Allison Orthner – God Bless!

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So it’s time for action!  I started this post several weeks ago and something happened today that made me go back to it and get it done.  Continue to read and you will learn what I saw…

So, Catholics, what Bible should we use?  

After having been exposed to many versions of Bible art journals, none of which was a Catholic Bible, I started with catholic.com to refresh my understanding of the many different translations of the Bible that are out there.  

Bible Translations Guide for Catholics – Click here!

So until today, this was my assessment of what type of Bible would be my pick for a Catholic who wants to art journal in a Bible.  The obvious choice would be the Bible of choice for Catholics, the St. Ignatious Bible, it’s a revised standard version of the Bible.  Click here to purchase on Amazon.  

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That being said, it’s not at all journaling-friendly.  So, moving on…I will keep my Bible for referencing and choose a Bible designed for art journaling.  

That pick would go to the very inspiring-looking journaling Bible, the Inspire Bible.

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Yes, it’s gorgeous!  It’s colourful and art friendly with it’s beautiful wide margins.  That being said, it’s the New Living Translation of the Bible which is great for readability but has been translated for contemporary English and therefore, can lose some of the feel of the original scriptures.  In my opinion, the benefit of this translation is it will allow a more easily understand study of the word, encouraging the reader to connect with the scriptures.  I would encourage any art journalers using this Bible to seek out an additional translation to cross-reference the readings in order to get the most of their study and reflection.  

 

So, in the end, because the St. Ignatious Bible does not come in a wide-margin version, or if it does it’s a million dollars, and I, personally, felt like I needed to be reading from something more close in translation to a Bible that would be using in church or school, I had chosen to support the purchase of the ESV Journaling Bible (until today, keep reading).  It is the closest journalling Bible I could come up with to that of our preferred translation in the new revised standard version (NRSV).  I do not have one yet, I’m still getting my feet wet with the whole Bible art journaling so, no kidding, I got a King James Version at the dollar store and I’m going to go to town in that first.  I have my NRSV to cross reference the Scriptures to compare.

So after all this analysis and exploration over the past many months, can you imagine my excitement to have see this post on Facebook today?  There is a Catholic Journaling Bible available as of November!!

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I had recently joined a couple of groups for Bible art journalers on Facebook, most recently a group for Catholic women, and that is where this announcement popped up! That lead me to Blessed is She!  I’ve checked out the website and Instagram and will spend some time over the next few months getting to know them and what they are offering Catholic women.  I have already signed up for the email daily devotional, which I look forward to seeing tomorrow.  I really need that accountability to connect with the word and refocus my energies on being a follower of Christ so I’m excited to have discovered them and will run with it!  

The Bible is scheduled for publishing in November by Our Sunday Visitor, Blessed is She is taking pre-orders now with release planned for January 2018.   It is a New American Bible-Revised Edition.

I especially like the final line of an article I read and it said, as a response to “what Bible to I get?”  He said… “the one you will use”… Does that not say it all?  Any Bible you will use that will bring you closer to God through the word of the Lord, and will inspire you to use your creativity is the one to get!  Remember, enjoy the process and follow where God leads you!  

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@CSMscrapbooker call for #Bibleartjournaling

Call for submission!! The deadline to submit your creations to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for the spring 2018 issue to November 1st!! Allison Orthner shared on her Facebook that there is a call out for Bible art journaling, specially revealing “life lessons”.  This really caught my eye as I’m super excited to see the creations that are out there!! These creations will be so honest, true and inspiring!! Don’t be afraid to step out of the comfort zone and share your work!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUBMISSION REQUEST LIST FROM CREATIVE SCRAPBOOKER MAGAZINE! I have been published in their magazine many times and you do get a FREE copy of the magazine if they publish your work!  I will have to really start working on some Bible art journalling and be brave enough to submit 🙂

What to read more about my Bible art journaling journey? I’m due to share an update, I’ll get on that! Here is my last post, click here!

Have a great weekend! Take time for you!

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#GreatCanadianScrapbookCarnival was amazing! #shoptilyoudrop scrapbook style! @CSMscrapbooker

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This year’s theme was Canada 150 and it was absolutely perfect!  This 2 day crop is a favourite of our group for many reasons.  The shopping, socializing, scrapbooking…and the shopping! When that many scrapbook vendors are brought together in one place, it can be very dangerous for us lovers of all things scrapbooking!! I went thinking, I don’t “need” anything… hahahahaha

First of all, we get a goodie bag of surprises!  There is a minimal registration bag and then a larger “embellished” bag, if you so desire the element of surprise!! I went for the cheaper bag and here is a pic of some of the fun goodies I came home with!! Disclaimer: There are a few extra items I got that were given to me by other croppers that were not in the cheaper bag.

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Big thank yous were sent out to all the amazing sponsors of the event that support each year!! Avery Elle, KaiserCraft, Scrapbook Adhesives, Spellbinders and more…

Here is some of the new goodies I bought: (I posted a Facebook Live this morning where I walked through it all briefly, check out the video here).  

Being as I went to scrapbook our Canada 150 celebrations (which I never did get done) I was falling in love with more and more of the Canadian themed papers and stamps.  Earlier this year I bought the Canada 150 stamp from Close to My Heart, so I was prepared for my layout, and had gathered some gorgeous papers along the way, but of course, when you come across the newest suppliers in town called Wild Whisper Designs, who can resist these?

The Wild Whisper ladies are based out of Calgary and their products are just gorgeous, can’t wait to play! In the photo below, the Wild Whisper products are in the upper right corner, include the journey chipboard, maple leaf die cut, Canadian stamps, papers and chipboard animals of the moose, etc.  Seriously, it’s all gorgeous.  I will be sure to share the layouts I create these beauties!  I think the ‘journey’ chipboard will be used on my Scotland trip layouts, when I finally get to doing those 😉

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In the above photo, the bottom right is all the Illustrated Faith and Vicki Boutin products I bought to put in my Bible art journalling bag.  I played with Ranger Distress Oxide inks for the first time so just HAD to have some, right?  I’m excited to dig into my Bible art again, even ran to Michaels today with the 55% off coupon to get some clear gesso, as I only had the white (rookie mistake on that purchase), as I want to be able to see through it to be able to still see the scripture.

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I fell for some other beautiful Canada-themed papers from Treasured Memories, found in the upper left with the Canada tag.  Some Thickers, can never have too many of those with a silver shine!  I also got the dance paper pack at the top right to put away for future dance layouts of the twins.  On the middle left I got a steal of a deal in the pack with the watercolour pencils at 40% off, since it’s from 2015, but who cares?  It’s going to be put away for my favourite craft room friend for Christmas.  I’m going to steal out the mini spray for myself as that will go into my Bible art bag too.  Lastly, the chipboard pile in the centre bottom.  From Scrap & Bean, I think since that was the card in the bag, so hopefully I didn’t mix things up, the brand is Southern Ridge Trading Co.  I have bought stuff from them in the past and here I am again, stocking up.  I got rodeo/cowgirl/cowboys/cows, as well as the create one, first day of school and a dragonfly (for an upcoming Outlander layout, I had to find Outlander there somewhere, right?

Overall, was a super fun scrapbook carnival!  I take issue with the Friday/Saturday, but I get that it runs alongside the quilting expo, and most attendees of that do not work on Fridays.  Each year but husband says, do these people not work on Friday?  I love the shopping, the atmosphere, the friends and the Creative Scrapbooker team, however, having to pay for childcare in order go, makes it an expensive two days for me.  That’s my issue to deal with and next year I will reevaluate it yet again.  I will still go in some form, even if it’s just for the shopping on the Saturday.  If it was just longer days, I’d feel like I get more for my money.  That being said, I’m back to the fact that it is an amazing two days of fun and smiles!! Love you Guys, @CSMscrapbooker!!

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#scrapbook – A layout to remember.. #yourstampinscrapbooker memories

The day I took this photo, I knew it was every scrapbooker’s dream to get to create a layout of that very moment.  That moment when the wee ones flip through the layouts you have created of them growing up over the years, is one to remember.  As I watched them pointing and discussing and admiring the layouts, I was thrilled to experience seeing them appreciate the scrapbooks, even if they don’t know what appreciation is yet.

Paige was asking Olivia questions about what was happening in the photos and layouts, and Olivia was reflecting on the events and what she remembered.  She would even read the journalling to the twins.  I didn’t get a whole lot actually scrapbooked this past weekend at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival hosted by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine (@CSMscrapbooker), but I did get this one done and am so proud of it!  It is already on the wall in our craft room to cherish for years to come!

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As I’ve mentioned before, in recent years I have become so busy with my Stampin Up classes out of my home, and the million other things that I want to create, I have not been actually scrapbooking at home, I’ve been doing it all at crops.  Be that at a one full day crop (like the Rowan House fundraiser in March) or a 2 and 1/2 days of cropping (Crop & Create in March/April by Scrapbook & Cards Magazine), I have been able to keep up with my memory keeping hobby.  I make sure I’m well-planned with pictures printed and ready to go.  As I went to his crop, I had photos ready for a list of events from all of 2017, a new Canada 150 album by Creative Memories, as well as Canada 150 stamp by Close to My Heart, and many more goodies planned for layouts.  As I quickly realized that between shopping, make n takes that caught my eye (see previous post about Bible Art Journalling), and having to leave to go take my daughter to swimming and losing 2.5 hours, I was going to have to be selective about what I was going to get done.  I opted for what I was most inspired to do, the layouts that often get put to the side because there are so many other “things that need to get done”, like the birthdays, Christmas, etc.  I started off with a double layout of the bachelorette for my sister in law back in May to Scottsdale, followed by a very simple double of our trip to Drumheller to the dinosaur museum and finished with this beauty!!

#scrapbook says it all and I added #lovemom to it symbolize my love of them and this craft and I can only hope they will enjoy all my creations for years to come.  As I write this, the three are behind me at our craft room table drawing and colouring.  I will be forever grateful to God for the many blessings in my life and moments like these that I will cherish forever.

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#BibleArtJournaling @AllisonOrthner @CSMscrapbooker…the journey has been revived.. #yourstampinscrapbooker style

This past weekend I attended an annual crop at Spruce Meadows in Calgary hosted by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine called the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, and a carnival of fun it is!  Between the usual scrapbooking, socializing, eating, shopping, and prizes, I had time to think.  I’ve been meaning to do more scrapbooking at home, create more things just for me, and have really wanted to dig out the Bible Art journalling supplies I have acquired over the past year, all still in the packaging.  After my recent craft room make over resulted in the Bible art journalling getting its very own drawer, I it was been starring at me for weeks.  I knew the day would come very soon when I will sit down with it all and dig in.  That day was this weekend.

If you’d like to read my previous post of my Bible art journaling journey, please click here so you can read the background story to this post.

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As the days drew closer to the crop, and I watched Allison Orthner’s (that’s Allison in the photo above) posts regarding her excitement about having a Bible art make n take table, I knew the Holy Spirit was really trying to work his wonders through both Alison as well as my love of all things crafty.  I went through the first day of the crop doing some scrapbooking, and shopping up a storm (watch for an upcoming post of all the goodies I bought!) but as I left at the end of that first day, and walked past Allison’s table, I knew that I had to rethink my plan for the next day.  I went home and dug out a bag and packed up all my Bible art journalling goodies and off I went for day two of the crop.

I started the day off with Allison and playing with gesso, Ranger oxide inks and water, as well as stamps, washi, and stickers by Illustrated Faith.  Alison had brought some old hymn books from her church for us to be inspired by as well as to play with the products.  Stamping or doing any form of art in the Bible can be scary.  No one wants to do something to a book so special that they are not sure will turn out as they hope.  That being said, any time you get out the gesso to do mixed media, it will be an adventure and you will never be able to do the same thing twice, accept that now!

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We played on the hymn book sheets and I also created a beautiful bookmark too.  What are Distress Oxide inks? Check out this video from Creative Scrapbooker with a quick overview of what they can do! 

I bought an Illustrated Faith Praise book (had been debating for a while but the shipping to Canada is insane) so when Scrap Addicts had it for cheap, I was sold!! I was so excited, proud and inspired by the experience!  Here is a glimpse of my creations:

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Today I reflect on what I have begun and am revived and inspired to continue this Bible art journey!  Today I even discovered (via the Canadian Bible Art Journalling Facebook group) there is a Facebook group for Catholic women that do Bible art!  So, after saying it hasn’t really been something the Catholic world has embraced, I am proven wrong but this social media discovery.  As I write this, I’m awaiting approval to join the group, so I will follow up with my thoughts and feelings on the group.

#dowhatmakesyouhappy is something I’ve tried to keep in mind as it is easy to become bogged down with all the “have-tos” of teaching classes.  There is always another class to prepare and supplies to organize.  It can easily become a “chore”.  Years ago (in my younger fitter days), I feel in love with aerobics and even went on to teach for several years.  However, by the end of it, I was tired of having to be accountable to my classes.  I wanted out.  I really don’t want that become the case with my Stampin Up classes and crafting.

So last night I told myself I to need to make myself accountable to me!  I know myself well enough to know that that will be good for me on many levels.  My crafting skills will grow, and my relationship with Christ will grow.  Not teaching and being in the Catholic schools on a daily basis, does lead me away from the church since I’m not involve in it on a daily basis.  I know I have to more actively take ownership of that part of my faith journey.  I would love to hear about your faith journey surrounding the Bible art journalling experience.  I would especially like to hear from other Catholics that are Bible art journalling, so I don’t feel so alone in this journey.

Want to learn more about Bible art journalling?  Click here for Allison’s blog post on how to get started!! 

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Bible Art Journaling…the journey of a creative Catholic

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Art journalling, and specifically Bible art journalling, was introduced to me last year when there was an article in Creative Scrapbooker magazine about this beautiful craft, and I knew it was for me!  That being said, there were a few hurtles to overcome, one being that I’m super scared of mess!  Yes, like the mess that gets your hands wet and sticky, and requires being close to a sink.  Yes, you can laugh now.  I’m a paper crafter that likes neat, tidy and clean lines.  I’ve watched my friend, @kaezmum for years, create beautiful mixed media as we scrapbook together and I aspire to be so “wild and crazy”.  So hurtle one was to get over that fear, embrace gesso and acrylic paints and just let the art take me away…Flash forward and I have gesso (still not opened) and have discovered Illustrated Faith and all their beautiful goodies that are calling my name to order, especially the paints, “Amen” washi and the YouTube channel is addictive!  So hurtle number two, why as a Catholic school teacher and someone fairly in-tune with the creative world, at least at the social media level,had I not heard about any Catholic art journaling, in the online world or face-to-face??

So next I did a bit of Googling, only to find, well, to not find a Catholic journaling Bible.  There were oodles out there, but all Protestant in nature.  I did found this journaling Bible, but it’s super pricey so let’s backtrack and see why this is the only one out there?  So, was this something that the church wouldn’t approve of?  That really didn’t seem possible to me, I mean, as long as we are reading the world and worshipping our God, how could that be wrong?  As a Catholic school teacher (at the time, stay-at-home-mom now), this just didn’t seem like something that which the church wouldn’t approve.  I asked my colleague, and book of knowledge on everything Catholic, and he hadn’t heard of any Catholic art journals or of it becoming something for which he was aware.  I continued to Google and continued to fall in love with the idea of doing it, feeling as though perhaps God is calling me to open the book and become closer to him by art journalling the word.  I mean, let’s be honest, Catholics are horrible for reading the Bible!  Seriously, when’s the last time you saw a Catholic take a Bible out at church, or even own one for that matter?  It almost feels like if you were to do so, others would be judging you and putting expectations on you that would make you feel uncomfortable.  The Christians out there reading this, especially those that read the Bible, go to Bible study and actually reference the word, are thinking the Catholics are the weakest Christians going.  It must also be acknowledged that some may just not approve of writing at all in a Bible, so perhaps I’m just of a generation that thinks this is a great idea, but the Catholic world hasn’t seen a market for such a Bible, yet. Before I get any hate mail on this, please understand these are my opinions only, not at all connected to Stampin Up (whom as Mormons, completely know how to read a Bible! and I admire that!) or the Catholic Church.  So, where to next in the journey?

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Time has gone by, I have started to brave the world of mess, I even recently attended a painting class using acrylics, was really stepping out of the comfort zone!  (see photo above)  And the draw to dive into this Bible art journalling is still calling my name.  I read numerous articles and Catholic sites regarding the different types of Bibles out there, and what really is the difference between those that the Christians that are doing all the art journaling online are using and the Catholic translations.  I knew the one I have, the NRSV is approved, since my Catholic school division gave it to us as a gift, that’s approval in my books.  However, I’d like to keep that as my reading Bible (for the reading I may do as a result of my new found connection to the scripture through art).  My colleague said anything St Ignatious is his first choice, but no journalling version out there, please correct me if you find one!  My research has continued, and I found this wonderful Catholic mom @catholicicing and her post regarding having this same challenge! So I can officially tell myself I’m not losing my mind, or am horrible at using Google 🙂

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More recently, she posted that her pick is the Catholic study Bible, however, still not ideal in my opinion since you still have to cover up sections of notes with white label stickers to allow for your art and journalling.  Basically, I’m asking for the moon because I want a Catholic Bible for art journalling!!

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I proceeded to admire the many Christian options out there, humming and hawing about whether to just use those (reading the word is better than not at all, right?) or continue to stick to my mission and make a Catholic one work.  I happened to find a King James version of a Bible, at the dollar store, seriously, for $1, I couldn’t resist!! At least I will start with this to try out the art itself (play with that gesso that is collecting dust, and spring for the starter kit from Illustrated Faith)  and see where that takes me, before investing in a more expensive one.  I’ll keep you posted, if all goes well, I’d like to offer it as a group, and see if there are others out there, especially Catholic women, whom would love this art, but it just hasn’t made itself present to them.  If you are in the Okotoks/Calgary area an interested in learning more along with me, comment/email/let me know.  AND, if you are a Bible publishing company reading this, please create a Catholic art journaling Bible (and not for an outrageous price!).

Lastly, today I found this:  Bible Journaling as Lectio Divina and all became clear!  Thank you, Jenny, @TheLittlestWay, for so clearly breaking down for us something Catholics can connect with, Lectio Divina, and how art journaling only adds to the benefits of this form of reflective worship.  I will embrace the lectio divina method of Bible art journaling and share my experiences in the future.

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