Also, I am here with you guys to tell you more about my first ever class with Influence Network. It's a class you have been asking for and I am VERY excited about it! Here is a little more info:
We all experience the word differently. For years I struggled to read my bible, and to take away from it as much as those around me seemed to. For visual learners the bible can seem daunting at times, my hope is to give you the tools to help bring it to life. The words are all there for us to learn from, take lessons in and experience...how are you doing that? For me a journaling bible was the answer. In this class I will show you my process and hopefuly give you ideas on how to use your journaling bible.
For those of you new to the idea of a journaling bible you can check out my past posts here, but the basic idea is that everyone takes away differently when reading the bible or when you are hearing a sermon etc. For me the best way to really learn from this experience is to journal my thoughts, process. I take this on sort of like an art journal but obsviously the pages are pretty thing so some of the mediums you have to be careful with. As with most projects my favorite thing isn't each page but the collection as a whole as it truly reflects my journey in learning more about my faith.
I have had several questions I wanted to address and do so in a place that is easy to refer back to:
What kind of journaling bible do you use?
I have only ever tried this one so I really can't compare but I use the ESV Journaling bible and I picked it up on Amazon. I love the fact that it is hardcovered (I re-covered mine) and has lots of space to journal.
What types of pens do you use?
I have a slight addiction to the precision pen, my personal favorite is the .03. There is something about them, the way they write, how smooth they are? I have no idea I just love them and have a slight panic attack when my 7 year old picks one up and walks away with it, as I know it will never be the same! LOL!
What type of ink do you use and does it bleed through the thin pages?
This is a great question, something that I thought a lot about in the process as well. I am going to link you up to some of my personal favorite inks and I have to say that I have had no experience with bleeding. That being said when you look at the back of the paper it is very thin and you can see where you stamped, as you can the text but its not a hot blobby mess. I personally like that you can see there, it hads another demension for me, reminds you of what is to come, what has been said etc. :)
My all time favorite ink, use it over and over again, have repurchased several times is the Staz-On black ink, it works so well with the mixed media idea since it doesn't smear etc.
For a touch of color I personally am loving the Studio Calico Color Theory collection. The colors are spot on and let's just face the facts... the packaging got me! A couple of my favorite colors:
How do you cut out the printables?
Of course you can simply cut these out with your favorite pair of scissors, and many of them are designed to fit in standard circle punches, tab punches etc (for example the tab shape in my printables for the class cut perfectly with the tab punch from Jenni Bowlin). But I have the cameo, so I might as well use it right!? I recieved the Cameo as a gift when it first came out a couple years ago and to this day it is one of my favorite purchases! You can do SO much with it, print and cut is just one of them! So the cameo will put registration marks on your printable before you cut them, then you send it through your machine and it will cut them all out perfectly for you... seriously I LOVE this thing!!
Now that I have all your questions answered let's get to the freebie shall we? I had a ton of fun creating these and adding some of my favorite verses in here. I also took the tab phrases directly from tabs I have made in my own bible.
I made these printables to pair with my class for Influence Network this Wednesday! The classes here are unlike any other online class I haven taken, make sure to check it out! If you have any questions about the class or need more info just let me know :)