Artsy Olive Prints – The perfect gift!

Do you still looking for the perfect gift? I understand, this can take time when we want something unique and different for our loved ones. I always look for inspiring gifts, uplifting gifts, gifts with a message and with a purpose. I had the opportunity of personalizing a framed print from Artsy Olive and here I share with you my experience.

Do you still looking for the perfect gift? I understand, this can take time when we want something unique and different for our loved ones. I always look for inspiring gifts, uplifting gifts, gifts with a message and with a purpose. I had the opportunity of personalizing a framed print from Artsy Olive and here I share with you my experience. I only have to say “I’m in love with my new framed print”. Let’s see!

You can find Artsy Olive at their website, where you can personalize and order your print. The website is very easy to use and the custom process takes just few steps. My experience was phenomenal during ordering. More than happy, when I saw that my print arrived so fast at my home. Here is some unboxing pictures:

During the process of ordering, I choose a print with one of my favorite bible verses. Then I added the name of my 8 month baby and his birthday. Just fell in love with the product and how easy it was for me to get this gift online and with super fast shipping.

Do you want to win one of these beautiful frames? Come on, enter the giveaway for a chance to win! Click the image below and then add your email.

SPECIAL COUPON FOR MY READERS:

Here is a special coupon code for my readers at the artsy olive website. Use the promo code “blog15” and get a 15% discount on your order. It is good Dec 1-30 for unlimited use.

Make it special this Christmas with a personalized framed print from Artsy Olive!

How to make beautiful tabs for your bible

How to make beautiful tabs for your bible using washi tape

When I got my new devotional bible one of the first things I wanted to do was to put some tabs on. I wanted to do a little DIY project with it. So, I decided make my own beautiful bible tabs, super easy and affordable using washi tape. Yes! Washi tape!

Here is a simple step by step post of about how to use your favorite washi tape to create your tabs.

1. First, choose your washi tape. If you don’t have washi tape you can buy some online at Etsy, EBay, Amazon or at any hobby or craft retailer near you. You can find affordable prices on washi tape, depending on the size and how many rolls contains the package. Prices vary from $19.99 to $1.00. Yes! Let me give you a tip on this. On my last trip to Florida I got plenty of washi tape for only $1 at Dollar Tree stores. Cheap and beautiful! 😀

2. We want to put a tab on the first page of each book of the bible. That means, there is work to do, since we have 66 books. But I promise this will only take you one to two hours of your time. You can use some sticky notes to mark your pages prior the tabs for easy finding.

3. Now let’s start! Cut a little piece of washi tape with your hand or use scissors; since washi tape it’s so easy to manage. Then start putting the washi tape on the first page of the book of Genesis. (See the photo for reference). Then, you will continue do the same step on every first page of every book. You can try different positions for the washi tape (See photo).

And that’s It! It’s easy!

Tips:

1. Use different colors and patterns if you like. Or use one color as I did. I loved so much the gold washi tape that decided to use it on all the pages.

2. Take your time to make a good search for the perfect washi tape for you. There is plenty of options on Etsy. Or visit the Dollar Tree Stores 😉😉😉.

3. Want more ideas of using washi tape in your bible? Check out this other post.

Have fun and enjoy the moment.

Beautiful Affordable Tools for Bible Journaling you need to know + Giveaway!

In my journey with the bible journaling I have learned to look for various tools that are affordable but beautiful to give free rein to my creativity. Today I want to share several tools that I have been able to find and I am currently using for bible journaling.  They are affordable and beautiful, I know you will love them! – Plus, I’m celebrating the community and summer with a Giveaway!

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Beautiful Affordable Tools For Bible Journaling You Need To Know

Beautiful Affordable Tools for Bible Journaling you need to know:

  • Washi Tape

One of my favorite tools is the washi tape. Right now I have a box full of them. I have gotten them in different places, but the most economical strategy to get the washi tape for me has been in Ebay auctions. In just one month I’ve got more than 10 washi tapes for less than $ 1.00 each.   Also, I got several washi tapes in Etsy. But if you are looking for tapes with beautiful patterns at a low cost, Ebay can be an alternative.  Here’s a search in Ebay.

  • Paper Clips

At first I did not use paperclips. I did not see a great use in them for bible journaling, but only for marking the pages. However, I discovered that I could buy ribbons and fabrics and decorate my paperclips in a very easy and affordable way.  If you are like me, you love having your beautiful bible in every aspect. Sure, you’ll like to try this strategy. Where do I get ribbons and fabrics? At the nearest discount stores. With half a yard of ribbons or fabric you can decorate a lot of paper clips! I have some decorated paperclips in my Shop HERE!

  • Die Cuts

I love the die cuts! These are an easy way to make journaling and add a little color and personality to what you are doing.  My favorites ones and that I’ve always used are those from Shanna Noel and her brand Illustrated Faith. A few months back I was able to get like 5 packages at an excellent price with a discount coupon at DaySpring.  Every month I always checked when they are with additional discount and I take the opportunity to buy them.

  • Watercolor Paint

The watercolor painting I’m using right now, I bought it at Walmart. Here you can get several painting options from $ 4.00 to $ 11.00. Which I consider quite reasonable, since you can mix the colors and obtain different tones according to your need. To this I also added a set of brushes. That cost me no more than $ 7.00.  Here I made a search for you to look for more options: HERE!

  • Colored Pencils

Ok, in this I have to tell you that I have like 3 boxes of colored pencils from different stores. It is that the colored pencils are easy to use that you have to have several and many colors of course.  I got them at, Walmart and Marshalls (Yes! at Marshalls).  One of the places I always buy something for my office is at Marshalls. Many times they have available sets and boxes of colored pencils, markers, washi tape and beautiful notebooks (I always end up buying at least one).

Here’s a Pinterest search I did with posts that includes tons of bible journaling tools and supplies: (you can follow my Bible Journaling Pinterest Board for more ideas HERE)

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Yay! This is a giveaway for welcoming the summer and celebrating the community that visits every day this blog looking for encouragement! I’m giving away a Bag full of beautiful supplies you can use for bible journaling, for your planners or journals. Check it out!

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