Happy New Year! Crafty Evening Mini Kit Freebie

 

Happy New Year Friend!  I've got a fun, Pixelscrapper blog train download for you today and Erin has the goods on what Faith Art Friday is going to look like in 2016!  

What a way to start the new  year!

 

Free Crafty Evening mink kit download from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints!

 

Just click on the image above to download the kit.  And be sure to sign up for my newsletter (in the sidebar, top left)  to find out when I have new kits & freebies available! 


To visit the other blogs on the train just head over to this thread at Pixelscrapper.

 

Hope you're having a wonderful New Year's Day!

 

Grace & Peace,

 

Melissa~

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"This is what God says, 'Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.'..." 
-Isaiah 43:19 (msg)

 


Faith Art Friday - White as Snow

 

 

Merry Christmas!  This is our last Faith Art Friday for the month of December as Erin and I will be taking a break to enjoy the holidays with our families and we thought you might be doing the same.  We'll still be keeping an eye on our Facebook community and hope to see you posting your responses to today's prompt and previous prompts there!

In case you're new, each Friday Erin from Art by Erin Leigh and I will be posting tips, prompts, ideas and inspiration for your faith art journals!

We'll also be participating in our private facebook community  and we'd love to see you there posting your art!

If you love bible journaling and illustrating your faith, you are going to love Faith Art Fridays!!

 

Come and join us for Faith Art Fridays!  Bible art journaling prompts, tips & ideas + free printables!  There will also be lots of fun and sharing in our private community!
 

 

Come now, and let’s settle this, says the LORD. 
Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be white as snow…”
                                                        – Is 1:18
                                        

 

This Week's Prompt

Design a page inspired by snow or snowflakes.  What are some descriptive words about snow?  Fresh, clean, pure, white...ask the Lord to show you how this translates to your standing with Him.


Come and join us for Faith Art Fridays!  Bible art journaling prompts, tips & ideas!  "I will never again, remember their sin." -Hebrews 10:17  "Though your sins be as scarlett, they will be white as snow..." -Isaiah 1:18

For today's prompt I first painted my background pages with white acrylic paint and then sprinkled some fake snow all over the pages so that it would dry in the paint.

 

  Come and join us for Faith Art Fridays!  Bible art journaling prompts, tips & ideas!  "I will never again, remember their sin." -Hebrews 10:17  "Though your sins be as scarlett, they will be white as snow..." -Isaiah 1:18

I hand-lettered Hebrews 10:17 in the center of doily and glued it to the page.  I wanted to keep the page simple and focus on the idea that God has sent Jesus as the "once-and-for-all" sacrifice for my sins.

Come and join us for Faith Art Fridays!  Bible art journaling prompts, tips & ideas!  "I will never again, remember their sin." -Hebrews 10:17  "Though your sins be as scarlett, they will be white as snow..." -Isaiah 1:18

State vs Standing

Remember that while your emotional state may go up and down, angry or sad, frustrated or jealous, highs and lows, those feelings are simply that, feelings. 

They are your state but they are not your standing

As a believer in Christ, your standing before God is forgiven (Eph 1:7), redeemed (1 Cor 1:30), righteous by faith in Christ (2 Cor 5:21, Eph 3:22).



No Condemnation

When you make a mistake, or feel condemned for thoughts or actions, remember that those actions, thoughts and feelings are covered by the blood of Jesus. 

Once you have believed on the Lord Jesus, you have been washed white as snow (Is. 1:18) and God has promised never to remember them again (Heb 10:17).

I can't think of a better reason to celebrate this Christmas.

 

Merry, Merry Christmas.

 

Have a wonderful, blessed holiday my friend!

 

Peace and Grace,

 

♥ Melissa~
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"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us..." -Ephesians 1:7

 

 

 


Faith Art Friday - A New Twist on Advent

 

 

 

It's the first Faith Art Friday of the Christmas season, what could be better?

In case you're new, each Friday Erin from Art by Erin Leigh and I will be posting tips, prompts, ideas and inspiration for your faith art journals!

We'll also be participating in our private facebook community  and we'd love to see you there posting your art!

If you love bible journaling and illustrating your faith, you are going to love Faith Art Fridays!!

 

Come and join us for Faith Art Fridays!  Bible art journaling prompts, tips & ideas + free printables!  There will also be lots of fun and sharing in our private community!
 

 

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing songs to God as the other prisoners listened. Suddenly, there was a strong earthquake that shook the foundation of the jail. Then all the doors of the jail broke open, and all the prisoners were freed from their chains.” -Acts 16:25-26
                                        

 

This Week's Prompt

Create a journal page about one of your favorite Christmas Carols that celebrates the Lord Jesus.


Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code!

The links below include affiliate links.  I hope if you choose to purchase any of the supplies you'll use my links as this helps me to continue providing free tutorials, printables and more.  You won't be charged more, but I will receive a small fee for referring you. Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me. ♥♥♥



Supplies Used:

Truth in the Tinsel (enter the code: peptalk at checkout for a 20% discount!)
Heidi Swap Gold Color Shine
Gold Star Sequins similar to these
Acrylic Paint
Alcohol Inks (I used Purple Twilight and Clover)
Plastic Gems similar to these
Gold Metallic Sharpie
Black Sharpie
Chipboard Shapes (really old from my stash)
Glitter paper similar to this

 

As you may know, for the last few years I've done the "Truth in the Tinsel" advent activities with my son.  It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  You can learn more about it here and download a free, printable mini-book to use with the activities here.

This year I decided to use the prompts for myself as well, and create a bible art journaling page each day.  It's been really fun, because I'm keeping it casual, not overthinking it, and just painting and playing and then feeling all Christmassy for the rest of the day. :)

I was pretty excited that this week's Faith Art Friday prompt (one of my favorite Christmas carols) happened to line up with day 2 of Truth in the Tinsel (the newborn King)!


How I'm using Truth in the Tinsel in my Advent Art Journal

Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code!


I'm using a copy of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, that I picked up in the dollar spot at Target as my art journal.  I really wanted  it to be something I wasn't too attached to so that I would be more relaxed about it (process not perfection).

I tore about half the pages out to reduce the bulk of the book and I'm doing most of my backgrounds with acrylic paint.


How to Shrink PDF Patterns in Adobe Reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code! Plus how to shrink pdf patterns in adobe reader!

Each of the Truth in the Tinsel advent activities comes with a different craft.  Sometimes it's a printable.  For Day 1 the prompt is about light and there is a printable candle.  The candle was a little too large for my journal page so I shrank the image before printing it.

That's super easy to do in Adobe Reader. 

Just navigate to the page you want to print in Adobe Reader.

Hit print (or the little printer symbol) and your print dialog box will open as seen below.

Next select "Custom Scale" and then choose the percentage amount by which you want to shrink the page.  I chose 50% and that was perfect for my journal.

 

Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code! Plus how to shrink pdf patterns in adobe reader!

Truth in the Tinsel day 1

 

Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code!

 

I cut out the candle shape, and after painting my pages black with acrylic paint, I stenciled the candle with gold metallic paint and then glued stars all around it (mostly to cover my bad stenciling job, but then I ended up loving the stars so much).


Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code!

To finish I wrote the scripture (Is 9:2) out with a gold sharpie pen. 

 

 

The Newborn King (Truth in the Tinsel day 2)

One of my favorite carols is "Hark the Herald Angels Sing".  I think partly because it's in one of my favorite Christmas movies (It's a Wonderful Life), but also I just love the lyrics so much.  I especially love hearing them when I'm in the mall or in the grocery store, "Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled"  

  Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code!

 

 

For this page  I painted the background with gold metallic acrylic paint and then layered stamps, alcohol inks and papers over it.  Inspired by the Truth in the Tinsel craft for day 2, I cut a crown shape from glitter paper and added jewels and gold trim.

I painted the raw, chipboard shapes with gold paint as well and then hand-lettered lyrics from the song with a black sharpie.

Learn how to use the activities in Truth in the Tinsel as prompts for your very own advent, faith art journal!  Click for lots of photos, a tutorial and a coupon code!

I'll share more of my pages as I complete them.  I'd love to see your pages too!

If you think you might like to use the prompts from Truth in the Tinsel in your art journal this Christmas, the author, my friend Amanda, has given me a 20% discount code to give you!  Just enter the code: peptalk at checkout.  (You can also hear Amanda talking about Truth in the Tinsel on this Christmas episode of the Pep Talk podcast.)

 

Be sure to stop by Erin's blog and check out her take on this week's prompt.  (If it's not there today, check back through the weekend, it will be there!)

 

I hope you're having a wonderful start to your Christmas.  Do something Christmassy this weekend!  (If I keep using the word Christmassy, I think it will catch on as a real word, ha!)

 

Peace and Grace,

 

♥ Melissa~
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"And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." 
-Luke 2:13-14

 

 


New Printables for You (and wanna take a class with me?)

 

 

I've got lots to share with you today, but first...

And the Winner is...

  Truth in the Tinsel - an advent experience for little hands.

It's time to announce the winner of the Truth in the Tinsel drawing, yay!

 *drum roll*

Truth in tinsel winner

Congratulations Kara you won your very own copy of  what I consider the absolute best advent curriculum available!  I'm so excited for you! (I'll be emailing you)

  Truth in the Tinsel

If you didn't win, but would still like to create sweet memories with your kiddos or Sunday School class this year, just head over to the Truth in the Tinsel webpage and use code: peptalk for a 20% discount!


And special thanks to the book's author (and my friend) Amanda White from Oh Amanda.com for giving us the prize!

 

Free Printable Journal Cards & Planner Stickers

Free printable Christmas journal cards and planner stickers from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints  Click to download!

I'm working on some coordinating journal cards for my Good Cheer kit (they should be available next week) and while they're in progress I thought I'd let you sample them.   These coordinate with my Good Cheer kit and planner stickers.

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The set will contain 10 (or maybe 12 cards) but I have the first 6 for you as a free printable today!  I also made some planner sticker versions for you too, in case you are planner obsessed like me, ha!

Free printable Christmas journal cards and planner stickers from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints  Click to download!

Last Day to Grab Your Copy of the Creative Christmas Bundle


Good Cheer digital scrapbooking bundle.  Lots of Christmas goodies, printables, DIY decorations, stickers, tags and a scrapbooking kit!  Perfect for Daily December, project life or decorating your december planner pages. from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints.

And speaking of the Good Cheer digital art kit, don't forget that today is the last day to get it as part of the Creative Christmas bundle! If you don't know what that is, you can check out my review of some of the products available here.

 The Sale is over, but you can still find many of these products individually here.

 

 

 

The Creative Christmas bundle goes away in:

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In case you missed it, I'm offering a bonus of a $10.00 gift certificate to my store if you purchase the bundle through my link!  That makes it like only paying $19.00 for 14 fun classes, printables, cut files, planner stickers and more!

That's just a little more than $1.00 each!  (don't worry, if you've already purchased the bundle through my link you'll receive the bonus too! ) 


Wanna Take a Class With Me?


I'm really looking forward to taking Alice's class "Scrapbook Christmas in January".  I've started multiple (we won't talk about exactly how many *cough*) Christmas albums and not finished them because I get so busy with holiday preparations. 

I'm hoping Alice can help me actually get one finished this year!  Why don't you join me?  It would be fun to have someone to take the class with! And we can cheer each other on! :) 

Just head over here and let me know if you'll be taking the class so we can be "non-flaker" buddies, ha!


Get Creative this Christmas with the Creative Christmas bundle!


And now the fun stuff you've been waiting for!


Free Printable Christmas Journal Cards & Planner Stickers

 

 

  Free printable Christmas journal cards and planner sticker from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints.  Click to download!


Download Instructions:

The printables are in large pdf files that have been compressed into a zip file.

When you click on the download image you should have the choice to open or save the file.

If you are on a windows machine you can choose "open with windows explorer" and it will download and then open the file.

You should then be able to save that folder wherever you would like on your machine.

 

 

 
I hope you enjoy these!  I would love to see what you create with them!


Happy Monday!

 

Grace & Peace,

 

♥  Melissa~

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"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." -Galatians 6:10

 

 

 

 


I Have a Little Early Present For You!

So are you doing lots of shopping this weekend?  I haven't really done much (except for a washi tape binge at Michael's that just could not be avoided). 

I'm popping in here today to tell you about a couple of fun things and freebies this weekend!  Be sure to read all the way down to get linked up to some free Christmas Printables!

 

How About A Free Gift Certificate to My Store?

First as you might know I have a bunch of crafty printables and a new Christmas digital scrapbooking kit in the Creative Christmas bundle this year!  I wanted to offer you a special bonus if you decide to purchase the bundle through my link.

A $10.00 gift certificate to my store!  You'll be able to download any goodies you like with it, up to 10.00!  But you have to use my link to purchase, so that I'll receive your email and be able to send you the gift.

 

The Creative Christmas Bundle

In case you're not sure what the bundle is, here is a little information about it:


The bundle is an amazing deal put together by myself and 13 other artists, scrapbook designers, teachers, writers and just plain ol' superstars!  

Good Cheer digital scrapbooking bundle.  Lots of Christmas goodies, printables, DIY decorations, stickers, tags and a scrapbooking kit!  Perfect for Daily December, project life or decorating your december planner pages. from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints.


It's filled with 14 goodies including Christmas craft projects, photoshop & scrapbooking classes, printables, sketches, templates and svg cut files that would be over $200.00 if you purchased them separately and it's only $29.00 for the whole bundle!


Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!


It's only available as a bundle until midnight on
Monday, November 30th so be sure to grab a copy before then!


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The Good Cheer Bundle (within the bundle!)


I love Christmas and I love crafty deals so when I was invited to be a part of the Creative Christmas Bundle I was so excited! 

Here's a description of all the goodies you'll receive in my part of the bundle which if purchased individually would be over $20.00!  I've put them together just for this bundle and after the deal is gone they'll be sold in my shop individually.

 

 

 

Good Cheer digital scrapbooking bundle.  Lots of Christmas goodies, printables, DIY decorations, stickers, tags and a scrapbooking kit!  Perfect for Daily December, project life or decorating your december planner pages. from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints.
Good Cheer digital scrapbooking bundle.  Lots of Christmas goodies, printables, DIY decorations, stickers, tags and a scrapbooking kit!  Perfect for Daily December, project life or decorating your december planner pages. from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints.
Good Cheer digital scrapbooking bundle.  Lots of Christmas goodies, printables, DIY decorations, stickers, tags and a scrapbooking kit!  Perfect for Daily December, project life or decorating your december planner pages. from Melissa at Pink Paper Peppermints.

 

 

Included in the kit:

  • 24 high resolution digital scrapbook papers in jpg format
  • 45 high resolution digital scrapbook elements in png format
  • 2 ornament templates
  • 1 bow template
  • 12 printable vintage stickers (plus bonus png versions)
  • 14 printable vintage gift tags
  • 1 printable Christmas bow
  • 1 printable Christmas ornament
  • 29-page pdf instruction booklet for creating the printables

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  Here are some of my other favorites from the bundle:

 

Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!

CLASS: Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners

Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners answers the most common questions
that new Photoshop Elements users ask. Straight to the point, using the simplest
method that will get you in and out of Photoshop Elements in a couple of minutes.

 

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CLASS: Scrapbook Christmas in January!

When you see the amazing classes and projects that help capture daily Christmas
memories do you think, “Wow! I’d love to do that but I’m WAY TOO BUSY in December”?
 
You need Scrapbook Christmas in January! This class shows you how to throw out
the guilt of not being able to “do it all” this Christmas, and scrapbook those precious memories
in January, without feeling guilty or overwhelmed.

 


Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!


                                                                 Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!

 

Cut Files: Merry and Bright cut files

A set of gorgeous cut files, perfect for your scrapbooks,
planner or even DIY Christmas cards and holiday decorations!


Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!

Printables: Happy Holidays Printables
 

Joy to the World Printable, Deer Printable, Banner,
Journaling Cards (includes 2- 3″ x 4″ cards, 1 – 4″ x 6″ card, and two mini tags),
Tags (includes 14 tags of varying sizes and styles),
Advent Activities Printable (includes 24+ different activities to print out and choose from)

 

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Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!

CLASS: Memory Planning 101

Have you always wanted to try Memory Planning but didn't know where to start?
Not sure what kind of planner to use?  This is the perfect mini course, that will help
answer your
questions about Memory Planning.  Jen will be sharing with you
3 different styles of memory planners and  helping you decide
which style would work best for you.



Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!

Printables: North Pole Breakfast Printables

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to turn even the most daily
basics - like breakfast - into something marvelously memorable!
With North Pole Breakfast printables from Clicky Chick Creates,
your kids, grandkids or anyone who is a kid-at-heart will squeal
with delight over these festive and easy project printables!


Have a crafty, creative Christmas this year with the Creative Christmas Bundle!

 

Printables: Christmas Themed Planner Printables

2 full sheets of whimsical hand painted Christmas images to dress up your scrapbooks,
your December Daily album or your December planner pages. These can be resized to
fit your style and needs and can be used as either die cuts or stickers.



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CLASS: Christmas Scor DIY Your Christmas

Christmas Scor is an online class with 5 video tutorials that
will help you with your holiday decorating.  You will learn how
to get creative by just using some pretty paper and a scor-board.

 

 

 

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Can you believe all of that for 29.00?   Plus there are 6 more goodies I didn't even mention! 
Remember it's only available as a bundle for this weekend until Monday, November 30th.

 

 

Free Gift Wrap Printables

Detailed tutorial on how to use digital scrapbook supplies to create pretty, wrapped, holiday packages and Christmas ornaments! Lots of photos and free printables! by Pink Paper Peppermints for Digi Scrap HQ

 

One last thing, I'm guest posting over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ today with a crafty, gift wrapping tutorial and at the end of it I have free Christmas printables for you! 

I would be so excited if you had time to stop in and leave me a comment there and let me know what you think!

Detailed tutorial on how to use digital scrapbook supplies to create pretty, wrapped, holiday packages and Christmas ornaments! Lots of photos and free printables! by Pink Paper Peppermints for Digi Scrap HQ

 

 

Thanks for letting me stop in and say hi on a Saturday!  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

 

Grace & Peace,


♥ Melissa~

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"Kind words are like honey—
    sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
"
-Proverbs 16:24