Living an ART filled life…“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” – Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline
I have been spending a bit of time, looking for projects you might enjoy. I found this cute bound journal and wanted to share it! Perfect for Spring!
The video tutorial I used for this WATERMELON JOURNAL is below. Jennifer, from “Sea Lemon” provides easy to follow videos on simple book binding. She is enjoyable to follow!
I think Jennifer does a great job with her step by steps! I will admit, the cut out wasn’t as easy for me, so I folded the cover directly and in half and cut it with scissors to straighten up my shape.
I also reinforced that edge by applying little pieces of torn washi tape. I like the way it looks, and it feels more finished and sturdy to me:)
I added washi to all the cover edges. Again, a little more sturdy.
It’s a fun one for 10-16 year olds who could do it solo:)
I loved this project and enjoy productive crafting during these times of quarantine.
Hello! I hope that the pages I’ve created have been a help for some of you! It is my heart, to come alongside others to encourage and support!
I’m especially sensitive to young Mom’s because I believe the call God has placed on their lives is of the utmost importance!
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” -Deuteronomy 6:4-9
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God had a plan for His family all along. He knew that Adam and Eve would make some bad choices, which would separate them from their Holy Father. The thing is, God is all about love, and had a rescue plan in place from the very beginning. We are ALL made in God’s image, and through Christ, we are adopted as sons and daughters of the King. We are a Royal family.
Below are some pages for you to print and complete. Use the Doodle exercises to practice drawing people, and then add them to your Family Tree and “Snap Shot” page.
Note that the The family tree is not “Biblically complete!” I want your kids to know that from the time God created Adam and Eve, HE had THEM in mind, and one day, they would be born into God’s family.
The next 3 pages are Challenge Worksheets for Scripture Study for ages 6 and above. I use this 3,2,1 Method of study myself, and often teach it to adult classes. It’s a great structure of studying God’s Word verse by verse.
The next 3 files are Scripture Study Challenge pages for non-readers.
Below is an Activity Page. It includes instructions for the paper “Floppy Ear Dog Project”, The Family Discovery Activity, and Encouragement Tag instructions.
Below are step by step Photos of the Floppy Ear Dog Craft. Written instructions are on the activity page above.
Needed: Printed Dog page, scissors, glue stick
I initially watched the video below for this cute idea. It might help to watch it first, though it took me some time to figure out dimensions and how to make it work!It’s quick!
Choose to print in Black and White or Color. IF you print in Black and White you can color it in yourself!
The Last craft activity on the “Activity Page-Do It” are the “Encouragement Cards.” If it weren’t for our current Covid 19 status, these would be perfect to leave hanging on a mailbox, left for a delivery person, or hanging on your neighbor’s door. Save those ideas for another day, and make them for your family, or whoever you are quarantined with!
OPTION 2:You could take a photo of a finished tag hanging in YOUR HOME for someone you can’t be with in person THEN TEXT the photo to them!!! That would surely brighten someone’s day:)
I LOVE MUSIC, AND I LOVE MUSIC MAE from Crossroads Community Church Kids Club. Each of my weekly post will include video lessons and songs from this FREE resource. KIDS, TRY THE CUP MOVESAND PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO!
My goal for posting is EVERY FRIDAY, so that adults have a few days during the weekend to look over the material for the following week. Some of you may choose to pick a few activities/lessons for use on Sunday morning. I’d love to hear how YOU are using these resources! It would help me a great deal in making these better for you!
The material this week took me much longer than I expected, so I couldn’t get this post ready until today! It was fun for me, I hope you enjoy it with your kids!
Isaiah is the first book in the section of the Bible called Major Prophets. They are called Major Prophets because of the large amount of material they wrote.
The name Isaiah means “YAHWEH is salvation.” <——-love that! It’s such a foreshadowing of Isaiah’s life and ministry! He was given great purpose in proclaiming truth and hope in our Lord Jesus!
Isaiah differs from Jeremiah and Ezekiel in that his prophetic ministry blends foretelling (the seer seeing far into the future) in a greater measure with forthtelling (preaching the truth to a sinful people).
Isaiah prophesied under the reign of four Judean kings—Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (1:1)—and he likely met his death under the evil King Manasseh. (Hezekiah‘ s son)
It contains foreknowledge, in incredible details, about the Messiah, and the future reign of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the book of Isaiah was to call God’s nation, the nation of Judah, back to faithfulness and to declare the coming Messiah “Immanuel”. God calls and commissions His prophet to declare to Judah and Israel condemnation, conviction, and ultimately great hope.
Isaiah insisted that his prophecies be recorded for future generations: “Go now, write it on a tablet…that it may be an everlasting witness. For these are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction” (Is. 30:8, 9).
In Chapters 1-39, Isaiah points out the sins of both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms. He declares severe punishment to them and all the neighboring nations around them, “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil” (1:16). He proclaims great hope of the coming Savior, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel” (7:14), this passage was fulfilled in Matthew 1:22-24, in the New Testament.
Like I’ve mentioned before, if you are reading the Bible in one year, it is VERY challenging to dig in and study the amount of reading required. With that said, as we prayerfully open the Word of God and “eat” the Lord provides what we need. I am encouraging my class to listen to the Holy Spirit as He draws each of us to truth, revealing what we need to know.
By using the 3,2,1 Method of study for at least one passage or verse each week, Will allow you time to do a little deeper digging. I created a journal for taking daily notes, recording the 3,2,1 study guide questions & creating a personal visual recording.
If you’d like a journal like the one above, you can go to my etsy shop by clicking on the ETSY icon in the sidebar. It can be used for any study:)
Below is my “visual” page for the week. I long to have this mantra daily…..intentional to listen to the Lord’s direction, and follow through with obedience! Isaiah knew his limitations and sin, but knew he could rest in God’s provision.
Below is one of our class projects using decorative napkins.
Begin by drawing a “rough oval” for the “wreath” keeping pencil lines light. (I actually go back and erase most of them keeping a faint outline as a guide)
Next, I “fussy cut” the flowers from this napkin. Once cut, separate the napkin layers, using only the top printed layer. You want to work with a single layer for a few reasons…it will better adhere to your paper, looks less like a napkin and more like part of the drawn/painted design, and is somewhat transparent.
Next apply glue to your page in the area you will place the napkin piece. Work slowly and carefully to prevent tearing the napkin. Once it’s down, lightly “pat” the top with more glue. You can use Matte medium or Mod Podge. (I usually thin Mod podge with a little water, it’s too thick for napkin application)
Next, in pencil, I drew rough lines as a guide and wrote the text.
Next, go over the pencil with permanent pen (I use microns) adjusting as you go when needed. I tend to “clean up” my lines with the pen, not always adhering to the original pencil sketch.
I went back over some of the “down strokes” and curves and doubled the lines, then filled in the space created with “hash marks.”
Let the ink dry….then, carefully, keeping a light touch, erase the pencil lines.
I finished this piece by adding watercolor as the background and details using a 005 Micron pen and a white uni-ball signo pen.
Below is another napkin project. In this one, the napkin is less noticeable in the overall design and blends into the background as layers of mixed media are applied.
With my class this week, I touched the subject of page design, using lines and shapes. Below is an example of that using the above scripture from Isaiah.
I will be posting a few more thoughts on page design and color in the days and weeks to follow!
Are you following along? How is your study time and journaling going?
As always, I’m happy to help you in the process, just ask!
I am a sinner who at one time saw the world, myself and even God with a distorted view, which led me to make very many poor decisions that eventually brought me to a place of devastation and brokenness. Through many courageous and faithful women, I found my way off the path of misguided wandering, to the path of understanding….understanding (and confidence) that I have a Father in Heaven who “longs to be gracious to me” (Isaiah) a Father that would rather die than live without me…who created me for a good purpose (Jeremiah) and in that purpose I would find true joy.
Our God is a rescuer. He allows us to be a part of His mission to save lives.
I did this piece for a fellow lost sheep who has found her way home…
because God reached down to pull her up…
and she grabbed hold…a perfect rescue.
Because of what He did for me, I am chosen, accepted, forgiven, set apart, redeemed, holy and loved. (Ephesians 1)