Friday, August 29, 2014

Journaling Bible | Writing in the Margins

It's Friday!!!... And better than that it's Friday of a three day weekend (for some of us)! We have family in town and lots of fun to be had, how about you? I was talking with you the other day about some plans I had for the silkscreen in Whitman. I thought it would be PERFECT for my journaling bible, as it would allow the text to show through while still making a statement on the page! I also love that you can play with color, so I got out my color theory paints and dabbed a little at the top of the silkscreen. From there you simply drag the color across the page (you can use an old gift card, or any straight edge for this).

What I like about this process is that you can CLEARLY see the text below, but the graphic is so catchy! What don't like about this process is now I want a dozen silkscreen from Studio Calico, and this is their first one. So I am going to start a petition for more silkscreen LOL! But for real, I love them so!

This week instead of using sermon notes I took one of my favorite songs from this weeks worship and reflected on it a bit. It has been in my head all week, and I love that it works perfectly in 1 Timothy as it also talks about temptation. The text reads; so teach my song to rise to you when temptation comes my way". Isn't that just beautiful?! I love it. 

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Over the past couple of weeks a lot of you have reached out and shared how the process of being artistic in your bible has changed you, changed you relationship with God, changed your outlook and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart, those letters mean the world to me! Some of you have also suggested a book called Writing in the Margins by Lisa Nichols Hickman. Naturally I picked up one for myself as well as one for YOU! This book is PERFECTION. It takes every single thing I have been trying SO hard to put into words right there in black and white (with some doodles!!). The quotes in this book will stop you in your tracks as you think this book was a love letter to you personally, because it is. I got it last night and have already highlighted, dog eared and doodles all over it! I can't wait to share it with you! 

There are several ways to enter to win this book: 
1. Enter a comment with a link to where you shared it on instagram
2. Enter a comment with a link to where you shared it on your personal facebook
3. Enter a comment to where you shared it on your personal blog

*please enter a separate comment for each entry (one entry per social media post)

Winner will be posted on Monday September 1st, good luck!


  1. how wonderful... just about to share away.. you are lovely.. and yes.. this book is so for us! xo

    1. I can't WAIT for you to read it! I was like BONITA would LOVE this!!

    2. wooohooo hoping I'm the lucky one then! xo

  2. Shared on IG

  3. Shared on my person fb page

  4. Shared on IG

  5. Just blogged!

  6. Love the look at the silkscreen, I wonder if they are available here in the UK. Don't know if your giveaway reaches over here, but I've shared on FB anyway as I am being inspired by your Bible Journalling posts.

  7. OK, I have no idea how to post a link to the direct post in FB, but here's my home page:

    I have really wanted to share this with so many of my friends - it's an amazing thing to watch how this has grown and taken over. I just love love love that the vast majority of my FB feed now consists of Bible Journaling posts. Still waiting for my Bible to arrive, but I'm getting so many ideas and I can't wait to start!

  8. Awesome! This looks like an amazing book. I hope I win it, but it's going on my Amazon wish list, just in case :)

    I shared it on my personal FB page here:
    and on my Sweet Paper Treats Facebook page here:

  9. Shared on Facebook at link

  10. This is such an amazing idea and so inspiring. I've just shared this post on my FB page which is here...

    Thank you so much for the chance to win what looks like an amazing book!!
    - April W


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