Using Watercolor Pencils in Your Inspire Proverbs Coloring Bible

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Today I thought I would give you a quick look at how easy it is to use watercolor pencils. When I came across this page in my Inspire Proverbs I knew it would be perfect for watercolor pencils. The paper in this book is rather thick so I don’t have to worry about using paint on it.

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To use watercolor pencils in a coloring book (or Bible) all you have to do is lay down the color where you want color to be darker. You can also blend two colors together as well. I didn’t have a green I really liked for the leaves so I used two different greens to color them in.

One thing to remember is that you don’t have to lay down a lot of color. A little bit of color goes a long way.

Another thing to think about – you don’t have to get them wet if you don’t want to. I almost left this page just like this because I liked how well it looks dry.

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Gently using a water brush I went over what I had colored. I am always amazed how the color spreads once it is gets wet. Move the colors around until you are happy with the look. If you feel like it could use some more color then wait a moment until it air dries and add more color to it.

If you have any questions about watercolor pencils I am more than happy to help. I am not an expert, just someone who loves to use this kind of art medium..

If you would like to see  my review for the Inspire: Proverbs you can go HERE

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If you would like to see  my review for the Fantasia Premium Watercolor Pencil Set you can go HERE

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My Weekly Bible Journaling #35 – 2 Chronicles

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I have been busy this week. Lately I have been organizing my recipes. I had them all in one binder and now I have them separated them into three binders. Eeek! These are recipes that my family loves along with some from my husband’s family and my family. I have been putting each recipe on pretty scrapbook paper and later I am going to add stickers to decorate them. I have to say this has been a fun project to work on.

My next project is making a stocking for my LO. I have made a stocking for each of my kids as well as my husband and myself. I totally forgot I have to make one for LO so I need to getting working on it soon. They take awhile to make because I hand sew them ( my sewing machine hates me).

 

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This is what I have read and journaled in my Beautiful Word Coloring Bible this week:

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This week I feel I have been in a battle and it’s not over yet! Sick kids and Hubby, busy schedule, horrible headache and things not going right make this one worn out Mom! Thankfully I know I can lean on Him and he will give me the strength I need to see this through.

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. – 2 Chronicles 20:15

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Things have settled down a little. Still some sickness in the house but we took the puppies to the vet and they are doing well! One of them is about a pound smaller than his brothers. They are such sweet babies and are already coming to you when you call them. They are already such a blessing to us!

Do not be stiff-necked, as your ancestors were; submit to the Lord. Come to his sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God, so that his fierce anger will turn away from you. – 2 Chronicles 30:8

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It is an overcast Saturday. Right now I am watching my husband cradle our baby to his chest as they take a nap. He has had rough several weeks with work, sickness and some decisions he has had to make. I am so proud of him and am thankful to the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful man.

With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said. – 2 Chronicles 32:8

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This week I reviewed the Look & Find Bible Storybook:

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This is a fun book for kids and would make a great gift.

 

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Title: The Guardian

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Every small town has its secrets. Darcy’s have been locked up inside her since that last summer when she left Wimber, Texas, and the boy she loved, for a glitzy life in Los Angeles.
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Review: Look & Find Bible Storybook

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Look & Find Bible Storybook

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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: Look and Find
  • Hardcover: 16 pages

Look, Find, and Learn!

In Look and Find Bible Storybook, you’ll read eight adventure-filled stories from the Bible and explore each extra-busy scene.

Learn about Creation, Noah’s Ark, the exodus, David & Goliath, Jonah, Jesus’ birth, Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000, and Easter and the ascension. Then open the large flaps to explore each story’s scene and reveal a look-and-find checklist. You can search for dozens of people, animals, and objects. Use a write-on wipe-off marker to search over and over again and enjoy hours of look-and-find fun!

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I am always on the look out for Birthday/ Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews. I love to give them Christian books and videos that they can enjoy and that helps teach them about God. When I came across the Look & Find Bible Storybook I knew I had to check it out and see if it would make a great gift for them.

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There are eight stories included in this book that cover:

The Story of Creation
Noah’s Ark
The Exodus out of Egypt
David & Goliath
Jonah and the big fish
The birth of Jesus
Jesus’ miracle of feeding 5,000 people
The story of Easter and Jesus’ ascension to Heaven

I think these eight stories are some of the most important ones to cover in the Bible for a little child. The illustrations are fun and interesting. The stories are written in a way that a young child can learn and understand but still enjoy them. The look and find part is fun and I like that if you use a wipe off marker that you can uses these pages over and over again.

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This book is very age appropriate. The age range is for a 4 – 8 year old. I had my 3 year old look at it with my 10 year old and they both really enjoyed it. They had a lot of fun looking at the pictures while my 10 year old read the story to my 3 year old and then help her with the look and find activity.  This book kept them busy for quite awhile!

I highly recommend this Look & Find Bible Storybook  for any young child. It would make a great gift or something fun for the family to do together!

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I would like to thank Lifeway and B&H Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book. The opinions and impressions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Book Giveaway: One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro

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One Summer Night by Caridad Pineiro

An offer that’s impossible to accept…

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey shore. But now, she’s out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…

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Sea Kiss, New Jersey

Tracy Parker was in love with being in love.

That worried her best friend and maid of honor, Maggie Sinclair, more than she cared to admit.

In the middle of the temporary dance floor, Tracy waltzed with her new husband in a satin-and-lace designer gown, gleaming with seed pearls and twinkling sequins. But the sparkle dimmed in comparison to the dreamy glow in Tracy’s eyes.

The sounds of wedding music competed with the gentle rustle of seagrass in the dunes and the crash of the waves down on the beach. The fragrance from centerpiece flowers and bouquets battled with the kiss of fresh sea air.

Connie and Emma, Tracy’s two other best friends and members of the bridal party, were standing beside Maggie on the edge of the dance floor that had been set up on the great lawn of Maggie’s family’s beachfront mansion on the Jersey Shore. Huddled together, Maggie and her friends watched the happy couple do a final whirl.

“She’s got it so bad,” Maggie said, eyeing Connie and Emma with concern past the rim of her rapidly dis- appearing glass of champagne.

“Do you think that this time he really is The One?” Connie asked.

“Doubt it,” Emma replied without hesitation.

As the DJ requested that other couples join the happy newlyweds, Maggie and her friends returned to the bridal party dais set out on the patio. Grabbing another glass of champagne, Maggie craned her neck around the gigantic centerpiece piled with an almost obscene mound of white roses, ice-blue hydrangea, lisianthus, sheer tulle, and twinkling fairy lights and examined the assorted guests mingling around the great lawn and down by the boardwalk leading to the beach.

She recognized Tracy’s family from their various meetings over the years, as well as some of Tracy’s sorority sisters, like Toni Van Houten, who in the six years since graduation had managed to pop out a trio of boys who now circled her like sharks around a swim- mer. Although the wedding invite had indicated No Children, Toni had done as she pleased. Since Tracy had not wanted a scene at her dream beachfront wed- ding, Emma, who was doing double duty as the wedding planner for the event, had scrambled to find space for the children at the dinner tables.

“Is that Toni ‘I’ll never ruin my body with babies’ Toni?” Connie asked, a perplexed look on her features. At Maggie’s nod, Connie’s eyes widened in surprise, and she said, “She looks…happy.”

A cynical laugh erupted from Emma. “She looks crazed.”

Maggie couldn’t argue with either of their assessments. But as put-upon as their old acquaintance seemed, the indulgent smile she gave her youngest child was positively radiant.

Maggie skipped her gaze across the gathering to take note of all the other married folk. It was easy enough to pick them out from her vantage point on the dais, where she and her friends sat on display like days’ old cakes in the bakery. They were the last three unmarried women in an extended circle of business and college acquaintances.

“How many times do you suppose we’ve been bridesmaids now?” Maggie wondered aloud. She finished off her glass and motioned for the waiter to bring another.

“Jointly or severally?” asked Connie, ever the lawyer. “Way too many,” replied Emma, who, for a wedding planner, was the most ardent disbeliever in the possibility of happily ever afters.

Maggie hadn’t given marriage a first thought, much less a second, in a very long time. She’d had too many things going on in her life. Not that there hadn’t been a few memorable moments, most of which revolved around the absolutely worst man for her: Owen Pierce.

But for years now, she’d been dealing with her family’s business and its money problems, which had spilled over into her personal finances. As she gazed at the beauty of the manicured grounds and then back toward her family’s summer home, it occurred to her that this might be the last time she hosted a celebration like this here. She had mortgaged the property that she had inherited to funnel money into the family’s struggling retail store division.

Unfortunately, thanks to her father’s stubborn refusal to make changes to help the business, she spent way too much time at work, which left little time for romance. Not to mention that none of her casual dates had piqued her interest in that direction. Looking down from her perch, however, and seeing the happiness on so many faces suddenly had her reconsidering the merits of married life.

“Always a bridesmaid and never a bride,” she muttered, surprising herself with the hint of wistfulness in her tone.

“That’s because the three of us are all too busy working to search for Prince Charming,” Connie said, her defense as swift and impassioned as if she were arguing a case in court.

“Who even believes in that fairy-tale crap?” Emma’s gaze grew distracted, and she rose from her chair. “Excuse me for a moment. Carlo needs to see me about something.”

Emma rushed off to the side of the dance floor, where her caterer extraordinaire, Carlo Teixeira, raked a hand through his thick, brown hair in clear frustration. He wore a pristine white chef’s jacket and pants that enhanced his dark good looks.

Emma laid a hand on Carlo’s forearm and leaned close to speak to him, apparently trying to resolve a problem.

“She doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but her Prince Charming is standing right in front of her,” Connie said with a sad shake of her head.

Maggie took another sip of her champagne and viewed the interaction between Carlo and Emma. Definitely major sparkage going on, she thought.

“You’re totally right,” she said with an assertive nod. Connie smiled like the proverbial cat, her exotic green-gold eyes gleaming with mischief. “That’s why you hired me to represent your company as soon as I finished law school. Nothing gets past me.”

“Really? So what else do you think you’ve seen tonight?”

Raising her glass, her friend gestured toward the right of the mansion’s great lawn, where some of the frater- nity brothers from their alma mater had gathered. One of the men slowly turned to sneak a peek at them.

“Owen has been watching you all night long,” Connie said with a shrewd smile.

“Totally impossible, and you of all people should know it. Owen Pierce has absolutely no interest in me.” She set her glass on the table to hide the nervous tremble of her hand as her gaze connected with his for the briefest of moments. Even that fleeting link was enough to raise her core temperature a few degrees. But what woman wouldn’t respond like that?

In his designer tuxedo, Owen was the epitome of male perfection—raven-black hair, a sexy gleam in his charcoal-gray eyes, broad shoulders, and not an ounce of fat on him, which made her recall seeing him in much, much less on a hot summer night on Sea Kiss Beach. She had been staying in the quaint seaside town on the Jersey Shore with her grandmother that summer, much as she had all her life. As they also had for so many years, the Pierce boys had been residing next door for the entire season.

The two beachfront mansions had been built side by side decades earlier, before the start of the Pierce and Sinclair rift. The cost of waterfront real estate had esca- lated so drastically since their construction that neither family was willing to sell their beloved home to put some distance between the warring clans.

Well, make that the warring fathers, because as far as Maggie was concerned, she had no beef with Owen.

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My Weekly Bible Journaling #34 – 2 Chronicles

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We had a quiet week until we hit the weekend. Then the kids started dropping like flies. My youngest son and daughter are the worse off and one of them for sure will be visiting the doctor on Monday. Praying that everyone else stays well or recovers quickly.

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Hubby surprised me with this HUGE pumpkin! I had the smaller ones around my house but my 3 year old doesn’t like that. She wants them to sit by the ‘Mommy Pumpkin’.  She is so funny!

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Here is what I have read and journaled in my Beautiful Word Coloring Bible this week:

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I remember the first time I read this verse. It was on the walls of the dining hall of our church. I would read it each week and without realizing it this verse became one of the first Bible verses that I had memorized.

…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14

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This is a verse I think one of my sons needs to hear. I can see where he is slowly getting frustrated with the situation he is in. I know he won’t give up but I am sure a reminder that God knows what he is doing and is with him could be helpful to his spirit.

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7

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I am finishing up the story of King Asa and how at the end of his life he made some bad decisions. When God sent him a message instead of King Asa repenting he got mad at the prophet! I love this verse because it is a good reminder that God sees our hearts and the intent of our actions.

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” – 2 Chronicles 16:9

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Do you Bible Journaling? If so leave me a link where you have your pages posted and I will be happy to check them out and leave them some love! If you have any questions about supplies or anything please feel free to ask in the comments below.

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