It’s PSL season!

Hi there, its Treasa here today to share a Project Life card that I made using some of the new Autumn sequin mix in The Crafty Pickle shop and a new flair badge that Taniesa created for wonderful fall season. I must confess that I absolutely love the fall, mostly because of the beautiful trees and the cooler weather but also because its “Pumpkin Season” and I love anything pumpkin and one of my most favorites are Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. These things are fabulous and its like getting a mouthful of fall.
As soon as I received the Autumnsequin mix and thePSl flair I knew I had to create a Project Life card to document my love of PSL.

Here is a close up of that wonderful PSL flair and some of the sequins from the Autumn mix.

I also used some of the paper from the Close to my Heart Pathfinding line. This collection is so perfect for fall and coordinates so well with the Cozy Fall button flairs in the shop. You can also find the Pathfinding collection in Taniesa’s CTMH shop here.

Here’s one last look at the gorgeous Autumn sequin mix in the shop.

Thank you for stopping by and go check out The Crafty Pickle shop and blog.

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Thanks, Treasa! I loved how you used all the fun fall products to make such a beautiful card for your Project Life album!!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Illustrated Faith: Thankfulness

Hi Crafty Friends!

When Shanna asked me to share my journaling bible with you all I was honored (and a little nervous because I just started). I grew up thinking that you weren’t supposed to write in your bible. Not that anyone told me that, I just assumed because I never saw anyone do it before. To be completely honest I have very rarely picked up my bible in a long time. Now, I find myself wanting to dive into my bible several times throughout the day and the word really stays with me more than it did before. Using my creativity and my love for Jesus has really made this something very special to me.

Today I am sharing pages on being Thankful. Being thankful when everything is going just right is easy (for me) but it was the being thankful with times were really very hard that I had to learn. My husband was out of a job for almost a year; our marriage was rocky not to mention the 5 kids that we were raising were hard at times. We started going to church and I started thanking the lord for EVERYTHING even the hardship we were finding ourselves in, because though that I knew that he had a plan (and he definitely did). By having a thankful heart though the rough times we stop focusing on ourselves and focusing on the only one who is really in control and TRUSTING in him. My prayer for all of you today is that you have a heart full of thanksgiving not just this month but 365 days a year.

In addition to a few pictures that I will post here, I thought I would share a little video talking about a couple of my pages and what I used.

Colossians 3:17
For this page I used some die cuts out of watercolor paper, colored with distress ink and water accented with some gold paint. The sequins are some from the autumn mix in my etsy shop and just glued on with a little bit of glossy accents. I added a transparency page for the final touch. I printed the verse on the portion covering the text and the “Be Thankful” over the journaling column. In the video I show how to attach the transparency in the bible. There is also a thin strip of gold washi tape covering the glue in the center; you could easily skip this step because the glue really isn’t noticeable.

Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling @thecraftypickle.com

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
For this page I did a lot of stamping, I used the hopscotch alphabet from Close To My Heart and some stamps designed by Shanna for Butterfly Reflections Ink. I stamped everything in a permanent dye ink because I knew I would be doing some water coloring. To add color to the page I used the Neocolor II crayons. I added touches of glitter with my wink of stella pen (hard to see in the photo) It is also what I use over the verse(s) that I journaled about.

Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling @thecraftypickle.com

Here is a video sharing a bit more info.

If you haven’t already, please head over to Shanna Noel’s blog. I am giving away a NIV Note takers bible, I hope it blesses someone who needs it.

Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling @thecraftypickle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, if you haven’t checked out the WONDERFUL journaling bible community on Facebook, click HERE. We would love to have you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Journaling!

The Crafty Pickle

Fall Bucket list and Gratitude.Documented.

Happy Autumn Friends!

Taniesa's Bucket List @ WhimsicalTwist.com

I am so excited to share with you today the beginning of my Autumn album! I was first going to do a 6×6 mini bucket list album but I have “Fall”en in love with so many gratitude albums I have seen and the Gratitude.documented concept that Shanna Noel has started that I decided to expand to a 6×8 album. This is my first year doing a mini album for Fall and so far I love it! I am thinking about adding to the same album next year but it will depend on how full this one gets. I decided to use the Simple Stories Faux leather 6×8 album which matches my 12×12 black We R Memory Keepers albums for my project life this year. I wanted to dress it up a bit though so I decided to add a few charms that reminded me of Autumn and family.

Here is a look at the album cover/spine.

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

 

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

 

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

 

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

It was really simple. I just wrapped around some bakers twine and hemp twine where the front cover met the spine of the album and tied on some pretty charms I found while collecting some autumn supplies.  The label for the album is a ticket in Kraft that I cut down to fit. I took white sticker letters and colored them with a copic marker to get the watercolor like effect.

For the first page I took brown woodgrain cardstock and cut out the framed “gratitude” from a cut file I created with my Silhouette software. The second page is shimmery cream cardstock with the adorable Logo from Shanna Noel’s Gratitude.Documented.

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

 

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Next page shows off my family’s Bucket list for this Fall. I cut the apple basket , apples and title from my Silhouette all out of cream colored cardstock and then colored them all in using my Copic markers. I wrote out the list using a typewriter font and cut them in strips. I sewed those along the left lower side and to finish off the page added a little Whimsical Sequins for a bit of shimmer. (Silhouette Design ID #47269 used for the apple basket and the font for the title is Jenna Sue)

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

I did want to prep a few pages for the busy days I won’t have a lot of time to scrapbook. I am sure I will move things around as I develop my photos. The papers and embellishments I am using throughout my album is the Basic Gray Persimmon collectionthe Family Traditions line from Websters pages, and some embellishments from My Minds Eye. I really love the combination of the oranges and browns mixed in with the navy and baby blues. I am also adding in some Project Life cards, Pre-cut cardstock, Prima wood accentsHey Kid sticker labels from Pink PaisleyWhimsical Twist sequins, and some other items from my stash to add texture and color.

Here are a few of the “put together ahead of time” pages I have done so far.

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

For this next page I decided to make a partial transparent divider type of page using some sequins and Prima wood disks. I just sewed the two pockets closed. I will add a filler card or photo in the other two spots.

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

One of our bucket items is to make our own Halloween costumes this year. My little girl decided to be a traditional witch this year so I set these two pages aside to show off her costume and a photo of her trick-or-treating. I love the little whimsical sacks to hold tags for journaling!

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

 

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

Taniesa's Gratitude album @ WhimsicalTwist.com

One of the key things with this project as well as any seasonal Mini album project is to simplify and organize. Some items in my craft space I keep where I always keep them but sometimes it helps me if I pull together the collection of items I might want to use for the project. Looking at all the Autumn product together is very inspiring for me. Some things that I have done to help myself along is pre-cut my cardstock in 4×6 and 3×4 pieces, take my 6×6 papers and put them in a 6×6 clear iris plastic box to flip through quickly, Take a binder clip and clip together like items (sticker letters, enamel dots and gems, labels, sticker embellishments, stamps, etc), and put little items like sequins in the color combo that I will be using and wood veneer in small containers for easy access (bead containers from your local craft store work great for this).

I hope you enjoyed my little preview into my Autumn album. I will be back for this series next month to show you my near completed album!

One little bit of exciting news today is that all Basic Gray and My Minds Eye product is now on sale at 20% off in the Whimsical Twist shop!!! The sale lasts from now until November 3rd . So, if you were wanting to get your hands on some great supplies for your autumn and holiday scrapbooking now is a fantastic time! Enter Code MME20BG at checkout!

All Basic Gray and My Minds Eye now on sale at Whimsical Twist!!!!!

 

Happy Autumn!

The Crafty Pickle