Creative Jumpstart 2021

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Friday, September 30

Bella BLVD and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Bella BLVD and CardMaker Magazine blog hop! I'm excited to share my project and quick little video using the AMAZING stash of Illustrated Faith products that Bella BLVD sent me! Also, make sure you hop on over to their blog because they will be hosting a pretty awesome giveaway over there.

I'm not much of the type of person that can write and draw in my Bible, it just doesn't feel right to me. I remember as a kid my Mom caught me with some crayons coloring in hers and she scolded me pretty bad. I guess that's probably why it makes me feel uncomfortable, like I am doing something wrong. If you're like me, you can still use the amazing Illustrated Faith products in a companion journal or even for your card making endeavors.

Today I wanted to share this colorful card I created with the Bella BLVD acrylic paints and the Friendship Die Cut shapes.

 Here's a quick video showing how I created the background. You'll need mixed media paper, water, a non-stick surface and kosher salt.

Once my papers were dry, I trimmed them to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", rounded the corners and wrapped a piece of olive green ribbon around the center before I attached it to my card blank. Then I added the sprigs of leaves and the flower box -- which was on 1/8" thick foam tape.

The final step was to cut the sentiment from an old hymnal and glue it to the pretty flower square using a glue stick. If you were working in your companion journal you could easily create some found poetry to convey the parts of the Bible that you were thinking about.

You're next stop on the Bella BLVD and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop is: Becki Adams

In case you got turned around, I thought I'd share the entire list of bloggers for the hop today:
CardMaker (
Catherine Scanlon ( You are here!
Becki Adams (
Daniela Dobson (
Jeanne Streiff (
Juliana Michaels (
Stephanie Buice (
Kelly Gettelfinger (
Nancy Damiano (
Laurie Schmidlin (
Sean Fetterman (
Bella Blvd (
Thank for joining me today, have a WONDERFUL weekend! 


  1. Beautiful card and I love your idea for a companion journal! Nice job on the video, too!

  2. I like the contrast between the free form watercolor and the crisp die cuts.

  3. This technique looks so fun ! Thanks for the idea and great card.

  4. Wow your card is soo pretty. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to remember what you did.

  5. Love the way your card came out so pretty!!

  6. Your card is so beautiful!! love the paint wash technique you used will be trying it myself!!

  7. I've been taking a monthly bible journaling
    class. I'm learning more about the bible,
    I'm learning new techniques for my paper
    crafting, and I'm making new friends.
    It does seem strange to mark in the bible
    but we do it on pages that match whatever
    design we are putting on the page.
    Belle Blvd has a lot of great stamps for
    that use and I've been taking advantage of
    that. Love your card.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Fabulous background on your cheery card. I agree about not wanting to draw in my Bible.

  9. Lovely card. I totally get where you are coming from about colouring in your bible. I too feel the same. I don't do the colouring/mixed media art in my bible but I use punches and handdrawn notes or pictures to illustrate the points in the word. I do buy illustrated faith items because I can use them in other arts: journals, cards for Christian friends etc.

  10. Very cool card. For some reason it reminds me of tile.

  11. What a pretty card!! I still have mixed feelings about coloring and painting all over my bible as well so I understand how you feel! I love the idea of using a companion journal to illustrate my bible studies!

  12. Thanks for your video and beautiful inspiration.

  13. This is a beautiful card an thank you for sharing a fun new technique. I'll have to try that!

  14. OH wow! I love how you created this super gorgeous bg with bella blvd paints!!! So cool and inspiring!!! Thank you, Catherine!!!

  15. Super cute! Somehow I can't imagine drawing in my Bible either!

  16. What a fun card- love the video! It's very helpful- might try that sometime soon! Thanks so much for the chance to win! savannahland2 at comcast dot net


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