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If you are looking for a product that you can use in “assorted ways” – a product you can stamp with, emboss with, do resist techniques, use to add color to an image with instead of markers, use with stencils and more – a product that you can happily create with, that is the most lightfast of all the stamping mediums out there and allows you to work from light color to dark color and back to light again. By now I am guessing you know I am referring to pigment ink. It tends to be my “go to medium” because it is simply so versatile AND then instead of buying more & more & more product I can happily buy more stamps and more stencils (yes, I may have a few of these) to entertain my “creative urges”. Lately I have been using my pigment ink to create watercolor looks.…

Today we welcome guest blogger Adel Otto who is sharing her beautiful Bible art journaling. Does part of your personal mission statement include “Love my family. Live my faith” ? As a scrapbooker, it can be easy to use your creative energy and talents to record lovely colourful memories for your family. I began to wonder how I could use those same gifts to grow in my faith and start living it. I happened to stumble across Facebook and Instagram communities with the hashtag Bible Journaling. These ladies (and a few men) were using their creative talents to dive into the Scriptures to apply color, lettering, scrapbook supplies and mixed media. By using my Bible as the journal, every page has multiple points of inspiration for art journaling. I dabbled, and then dove in. The saying “I was created to create” took on significance as I used my creative energy…