Monday, January 28, 2013

Creative journey journal-week 3

There are stages of spiritual growth just as there are stages of our physical growth. Learning the different stages of my spiritual growth helps me to see where I've come from and where I need to go. This journey is a mission. It is not a vacation. This journey is a passion that needs to be greater than any passion I have. Understanding this has helped me assess my spiritual maturity.

I covered up some of the journaling with my embellishments, so this is what it says if you can't read it: The Spiritually Dead, The Spiritual Infant, The Spiritual Child, The Spiritual Young adult and The Spiritual Parent. The journaling around the bottom are this weeks scriptures: Phil 2:3-4, Eph 6:19-20, I Peter 2:2-3, I Thess 2:20-12, I Tim 1:1-2, Philemon 1:8-11, I Jn 2:12-13, Phil 2:3-4, Rom 12:10-13, I Jn 3:16-18.

I used Slate as the 6 x 6 cardstock base and the La Belle Vie paper pack. I used a variation of pattern # 12  from "Make it From Your Heart" pattern book because I loved the focal journal spot. Embellished simply with Tapestry Velvet rub-ons, Slate Mini-Medley Accent Collection and Black Tulle Ribbon. I cut the lettering and the shape using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Creative Journaling

Time to share some more from my creative journaling.  Week 1 and 2 of my journey - opened my eyes to my mission and my heart as well. As the title states, I had to take a look at the state of my heart. It's hard to see, but I wrote all the scriptures from that weeks lesson around the border. I've never been a fan of my own hand writing, but I like the look of it for this endeavor.

(If you want to look them up here they are: Mt 28:18-20, Jn17:4-9, Rom 10:14, Mt 16:15-18, Rom 12:4-8 and I Cor 12:14-20)

Then in week 2 it asked what a disciple is. I thought I had this week down. Of course I know what a disciple is. I became one almost 30 years ago! But this lesson broke it down to not only explain what a disciple is but who a disciple lives for. That's the key. Who do I live for...myself?
So I kept the layout simple, just like the message. Once again I used my own writing to keep things consistent and it helps me to remember the points and scriptures.

I continued used Avonlea Teal and Slate as the 6 x 6 cardstock base from the Avonlea B&T paper pack and Anvonlea Teal and Avonlea Off-White exclusive cardstock (which is included only in the Avonlea paper pack). I used a variation of pattern # 7 and followed pattern #17 from "Make it From Your Heart" pattern book.I embellished simply with Opaque pearls and cut designs from the Avonlea paper. I cut the lettering and the shape using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  

Please share any inspirations you get from this. Whether spiritual or creative - I'd love to see!

Monday, January 7, 2013


Happy New Year everyone! 2012 went by so fast with many ups and downs along the way. I'm looking forward to what 2013 will bring! I hope you all are ready for all the triumphs that 2013 brings you! 

I've already started my year out in the most remarkable way. For the next 12 weeks my church is studying The Real-Life Discipleship Training Manuel, by Jim Putman. I've also been reading the book that corresponds with it.

 This book has not only challenged me in what I am lacking in my spiritual walk, it has also stirred up my lack luster creativity. When your spiritual life gets in balance everything else does too! After working through the 1st week and reflecting on my spiritual journey, I thought that it would be good to journal my journey.So I am creating a 6x6 album and make a page per week as I complete the training manual. While I'm learning how to get equipped in making disciples, I will also be reflecting it with my creativity.

The first week is about having a heart to make disciples and finding out where my heart is. 

I used Slate as the cardstock base with the Flirty B&T paper pack and Sunset  cardstock. I followed pattern #17 from "Make it From Your Heart" pattern book by the most talented Jeanette Lynton. I cut the title out of Cocoa cardstock using the Artiste cricuit cartridge. I cut the flowers from the Flirty  flower patterned paper and added the sparkle flourishes for the bling I need. Then I wrote all around the edges, Matthew 28:18-20 (Jesus came to them all and said,"All authority in heaven and earth have been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.) I also included the referenced scriptures throughout the 1st week. 
I hope you come back and journey with me for the next 12 weeks!