Doodle 101 / Christmas Bug


We had quite a few different VW Bugs growing up…when one died, another was purchased…same bug, new color.  I can’t remember how many we had in total, though I’m sure my Dad could:)  I loved those bugs. It was the first car I purchased for myself at the ripe old age of 20:)

Happy Monday Doodling!



More new stamps coming soon!

Hope you survived Black Friday! I try to stay inside:)

Instead of shopping, I’ve been working on my stamp designs, and it has been exciting to open up an Etsy shop!

I love everything about the process…creating, packaging, and connecting with fellow creatives! More stamps are in production and will be listed sometime next week.  Thanks so much to those of you following!  It a huge blessing to connect with other creative women of faith.

If any of you out there are looking for a specific design, I would love the chance to create just what your looking for:)





Blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving!


Doodle 101 / a simple tree


When most of us think of the Holidays, we think about busyness.

I looked up the word, and here’s what I found.


the quality or condition of being busy.

lively but meaningless activity.
meaningless activity…hmmm…
I don’t know about you, but I must do a constant check with myself (involving the Holy Spirit)
in order to evaluate which busy activities are actually meaningless.  Things that will be “burned up in the fire.”  I want to take back the Holidays… to make sure that it is not me or my busyness that is looking to receive glory… but God…
and that in the process, my heart will be grateful & content.
I will tell myself…
Instead of worrying about a spotless house, a perfect pinterest meal, shopping for things I don’t need…put down the “broom” and go “just be” with your kids…your husband, your family.
Spend time with your Father in Heaven…He will give you the peace you are in search of…
It’s an easy catch phrase to say “I’m trying”  but Dr. Laura Schlessinger would say that means nothing… It’s a statement that allows for great error and/or excuse.
Just do it:)
Nike was really on to something!
Bless you!

My Etsy Shop is Open!

I’m nervous and excited to announce my shop opening!  I’m sure not a left brainer, and all the shipping calculations, sizing, etc. has me a little flustered…hopefully new buyers will be patient with me! Hope you can stop by and take a look.  Stock is low to start…hoping to determine what will sell:)

A few of my stamps in action:)

myplanner/Sue Carroll

BAJ/mostlyarrows/Sue Carroll

stamptag/Sue Carroll

stampsets/Sue Carrollstampsets/Sue Carroll

stampsets/Sue Carroll



Bible Art Journaling

It’s a beautiful thing, to see so many followers of Christ…believing, studying, listening, sharing, trusting, creating, loving, and growing through this creative avenue for fellowshipping with the Lord and others, yet there are still many who have not been exposed to this big idea:)

I hope that you will share this little “who/what/where”  with “your peoples.”



Illustrated Faith



Who has God sent you ahead of to save?


I’m continuing to look at the life of Joseph facilitated by Jennie Allen’s Bible study, Restless.

Joseph did not start out with the most humble of attitudes when he informed his brothers that he would one day rule over them, yet the confidence he had then, never waivered.  He knew that God had great purpose for his life, and that even in his darkest days, Joseph chose to  do the work the Lord called him to do….wherever he was.

Only the Lord Himself could have given Joseph the ability to forgive his family for all they had done, with a heart that longed to save.

“God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

-Gen 45:7.8

No one can thwart God’s plans…not even a family of boys who sold their brother into slavery.

God used it all to accomplish His plans.

The Lord  calls each of us to go ahead of someone else…that we might participate in His rescue mission!

What an awesome responsibility…a privilege.

No matter where your “place” is right now…God has good work for you to do.  Work that no one else can do like you.





Hello! I want to welcome all you sweet new followers!

It is a huge blessing to me to know that I can be a help to you in your journaling adventure:)  I am encouraged to hear from you and LOVE to see what you are doing in your journals and Bibles!

Creating a visual in remembrance of the truth God is revealing to your heart not only increases the impact and connection for you personally, but as you journal, you are leaving a spiritual legacy to your family and friends & a memorial to the Father.

Today’s Doodle comes from my continued time in Jennie Allen’s study, Restless.

We aren’t always loving the place we are in…whether it is a specific location, or a season of trial.  As we look at Joseph’s life, we see that He did great things wherever he was…even from prison, he used his gifts for God’s glory…and God gave him peace there in that obedience.

What if you used your gifts, right where you are…even in the fire?

“If we each played our part, from Africa to Dallas, we would get to heaven and know that in our little place, we were part of something too big to ever conceive of while we were here.”

“Because, you know, we aren’t really in our true “place” yet.  The place we were made for is coming; no place feels quite right until we are home.”

-Jennie Allen

There is peace for you faithful one…whatever place you find yourself in…look up, instead of in and you will know it…and even better…God will give you the strength and the wisdom to make a difference there.

God will guard your heart in the furnace, and you will be safe with Him…even through the pain. It’s too big for us to comprehend.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Phil 4:6-7