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Christmas Bible Journaling

 

Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to
those on whom his favor rests.
Luke 2:14

Today I have a simple treat for you…a page in my Interleaved Bible. I pray you all have a beautiful celebration with your friends and family!

Christmas Bible Journaling

While it just didn’t seem right to do a voiceover (and a 3 hour video!) for Christmas, below are a few notes regarding the creation of this page. Or…just watch this very short video, and get back to your family celebrations! See it in HD on YouTube HERE.

Process Narrative & supply links

There’s no voiceover, but I’ve included some notes about what I did as I wrote up the supply list.

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  1. No page prep was used here – nor do I ever prep pages. Watercolor pencil doesn’t go through the paper.
  2. This is an Interleaved Journaling Bible  – it has a blank page in between every other page on the same Bible paper. It means this Bible is double the thickness of other Bibles since it has twice the paper.
  3. I used Museum Aquarelle pencils for this page, and sorry – I didn’t write down the colors.
  4. I spread the color only with baby wipes. I had two handy, one wetter and another drier, depending on whether I wanted a watery or chalky look. This keeps moisture to a dull roar on the thin paper.
  5. I ironed the page in between different stages, both to dry it and flatten it.
  6. Layers of color build up to intensify on the page; this works with many brands of watercolor pencils.
  7. The white paint is just acrylic, and the brush is a #6 round. I used a white pencil to sketch in the lettering before starting to paint.
  8. If you want more info on Bible Journaling, there’s an inexpensive class HERE.

Have a merry Christmas!

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Medicine Cabinet Card

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This month’s MFT release has a few of the stamp sets around a theme – get well. (That means it’s time to also consider flu shots, have you gotten yours yet? I just did!) I never seem to have a get well card when I need one…and with me being slow at getting to my “to do list,” having a few special get well cards on hand will be helpful as my friends and family are taken out by a bug!

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Last month I asked readers to weigh in on which medium to use this month, and Zig Clean Color Markers won out! They have an actual brush for a nib – not the usual foam nibs on other water-based markers. That means they’ve got some special properties, including blending well without water. They also have really strong color! (Bonus Freebie: readable labels for your zigs! They make the text too tiny for my old eyes.) Check out how I colored the bottles and made a darling little medicine cabinet with the Rounded Rectangle Stitched Frame dies! Watch below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I love to include the decorating of an envelope….The zigs work relatively well on envelope paper. And announcing it’s a happy get well card on the outside? That’s medicine for the soul!mft_sandyallnockcic_medicinecabinet2

 

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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For my flakey friends (Honey Bee Stamps sale today only!)

This post is also up over on the Honey Bee blog…check them out for lots of inspiration,
and daily sales for the first 12 days of Christmas!

 

I’m excited to be part of Honey Bee’s “12 Designers of Christmas” series! Honey Bee has 1 spotlight designer each day for the first 12 days of December. The set each one used will be a featured sale item on the day that you are blogging.  So today only – Flakey Friends and Flakey Sentiments are 20% off! 

For my Flakey Friends

This stamp sets they picked for me, called More Flakey Friends and Flakey Sentiments, has some cute images in it – and of course the fun “paper doll” pieces I love to add to my cards! I used a MISTI to get the setup together after planning it using masks. then colored it with Museum Aquarelle pencils. Check out the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Magical Monday: Soft birch background w/ Purple Onion Designs

 

In celebration of Purple Onion Designs’ sale that starts today – I thought I’d share a little Magical Monday with you! If you’re new to my blog, the Magical Monday videos don’t have any voiceovers…once in a while I treat myself to making a video without having to come up with stuff to say. LOL! It’s harder than you think. 🙂

Color a soft birch forest

I haven’t used my Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle pencils in a while…they’re pricey, but they’re yummy! They “feel” different when they color – softer, I guess you might say? For most papercrafters they’re probably more than you need; I generally recommend Inktense pencils for crafters. But if you have a few favorite colors from the Museum Aquarelles on your Christmas wishlist, they’d be great stocking stuffers to put on Santa’s list! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I diecut the colored image with the Double Pierced Dies from Avery Elle – then diecut another piece, and nested the colored one inside. That left me with 1) a finished clean frame around the card and 2) a nicely pierced rectangle leftover from the second diecutting, for another card!

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Shaker Dog Tag

It’s Day Two of 24 Tags of Christmas week!! This time we’ll be playing with Zig markers – and a way to make a thicker shaker card, for those larger blings we might want to use!

Shaker Dog Tag

I decided to stamp and diecut out of Ranger’s Distress Watercolor Cardstock – for one, it’s extra-white, and for two, I have a stash taking up a spot I want to use to store something else. LOL. Crafters problems, right? And the die set has beautiful pierced details…so pretty! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I stamped the tissue paper to wrap the box using some other inks – try out what you have in your stash, it seems that both pigment and dye inks work, both on the slicker and duller side of tissue paper. (If yours has two sides. I bought the cheap stuff at the drugstore to try out!)sandy-allnock-24tags16-2a

You can see all the tags from all years in the 24 Tags of Christmas Gallery!

Giveaway

Tradition is to give away the 24 tags…I’ll pick 24 winners from blog posts and YT comments, so leave some love and maybe you’ll win! Woohoo!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Southwest Christmas Card

 

Southwest Christmas Card

Ho ho ho – from the southwest! Or maybe TO the southwest. Some cute but prickly cactuses (cactii?) adorn the outside of this card – with a santa surprise inside! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Rainbow Christmas Kitties – Inktense Pencils

 

Rainbow Christmas Kitties – Inktense Pencils

I combined a couple sets of stamps from Poppystamps to create this cute little card – and the cool thing is that these cats are almost all year-round kitties! The holiday decor they’re wearing on my card is almost all stamped on by me – except the one with a sweater. (ha. Just try putting a sweater on MY cats. LOL!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

While the sentiment is NOT part of the set as written here, it’s easy to crate. I stamped “wishing you a” and “christmas” from the stamp set. Then added “meow” but left enough room to draw in a “y” with a pen!sandy-allnock-inktense-christmas-cats

Inktense Pencil Color Lists

See the chart below for swatches of all the colors. There’s no easy answer to tell you which set to buy “first” except the 72…there’s a very common list in EACH set, so if you start with a small one, you’ll end up with duplicates. I’ve uploaded an Excel doc with the color lists HERE.

Set of 12: Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Fuchsia, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Baked Earth, Bark, and Ink Black.

Set of 24: Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chili Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Grey, Black, Antique White and a non-soluble Inktense Outliner.

Set of 36: Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Sienna Gold, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Cherry, Chili Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Red Violet, Mauve, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Felt Green, Tan, Saddle Brown, Indian ink, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Gray, Black, Antique White and a non-soluble Inktense Outliner.

Set of 72: Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Sienna Gold, Tangerine, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Orange, Poppy Red, Chili Red, Cherry, Shiraz, Red Violet, Fuchsia, Mid Vermilion, Scarlet Pink, Hot Red, Carmine Pink, Crimson, Deep Rose, Mauve, Thistle, Violet, Dusky Purple, Dark Purple, Deep Violet, Lagoon, Navy Blue, Deep Blue, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Dark Aquamarine, Green Aquamarine, Mallard Green, Vivid Green, Beech Green, Hooker’s Green, Light Olive, Spring Green, Fern, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Felt Green, Leaf Green, Amber, Oak, Red Oxide, Madder Brown, Dark Oak, Mustard, Tan, Saddle Brown, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Indian Ink, Sepia Ink, Chinese Ink, Payne’s Gray, Neutral Gray, Charcoal Gray, Ink Black, Antique White, and a non-soluble Inktense Outliner.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Ballerina Recital – Stamp Anniething

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I was blessed to receive some stamp sets from Ann at Stamp Anniething – she’s got some adorable people stamps if you like coloring people! I chose to color Paige the ballerina in my Zig markers – and give her a stage to dance on! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway reminder

So many people wanted to enter the giveaway HERE that my site crashed for a few hours the other day – eeep! It’s safe to go visit now. One at a time, please. LOL. I’ll be posting a winner on Sunday am!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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The Great (Dog) Pumpkin – Lawn Fawn

 

I’m kind of excited fall is falling…it means my favorite Charlie Brown cartoon is coming soon! And I decided to create my own “Great Pumpkin” in today’s video. My apologies if it seems early to be making halloween cards…I have a huge backlog of stamps (apparently I did a LOT of shopping while sitting in hotels during this summer!) so I’m getting on top of it quick!

The Great Dog Pumpkin

For the scene in this video, I used the techniques in THIS video – masking tapes and my MISTI. For the little mummy dog, I forgot to add his body costume, so I just drew in lines from the stamp set! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock Lawn Fawn Howloween

These little pups are so cute, and I thought I’d try dressing them up for Christmas too by combining with other Lawn Fawn sets – how darling is this!?!?

Christmas DogsStamps used to create this scene…..Dogs: Happy Howloween and extra flying dog is from Critters at the Dog Park; Hats: Baaah Humbug and Toboggan Together; Trees: Critters in the Forest; Sentiment: Winter Scripty Sayings.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Knitting and Fishing – Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! You should be arriving from Lisa’s blog – if not, then pop over to the start of the hop at The CLASSroom!

I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets – in TWO videos – on my post today! (Since there are two videos today, I’ve only got one more video coming this week – on Friday.) Scroll down for giveaway info and for the supply lists are below each video.

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Knitted Birthday Card: Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey has a bunny friend. And balloons! I looked up the monkeys on Google to check the coloration, and the monkeys are kind of a brown-grey color….so I used both. You could also swap the order – grey color on the monkey with brown lines. Either will create that mottled knitted effect! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Supplies used for Sock Monkey card

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Sandy Allnock MrBear Goes to Ocean

Mr Bear Goes to the Ocean

For my second card, I decided it was time to get out distress markers – I haven’t used them in a while! I combined a few techniques here, both straight-up coloring as well as scribbling on the stamps for the background images to make them look like they’re in the distance! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies used for Bear card

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Giveaway!

Hooray!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  

note: if you’re not able to leave a comment for the giveaway, leave comments on YT and I’ll pick from those too.

  • The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!
  • There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd
  • ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

 Your next stop is the amazing Teri Anderson!

Summer-2016 Release Links