Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Joy - a byproduct of Love

Here is a page from my journal on Joy - my one word for 2014.  The journaling is simple: "Joy is a byproduct of love".  When we receive the love of God in our hearts joy is the result!  Have you ever noticed that when anyone talks about the love of God, about how much Jesus loves them, their eyes start to sparkle, their faces get all glowy and they invariably end up with a big smile on their faces?  I think we can safely say that is joy welling up inside :) 

I loved doing this page.  That's the great thing about doing a journal on joy, each page just makes me happy as I'm letting that joy grow.

This one was especially fun because I wanted to use as many circle shapes as possible to enter the You Spin Me Right Round challenge at That's Crafty.  Circles are just about my favourite shape, I love all things spotty, so its also going into A Few of My Favourite Things at Inspiration Journal.  

The backround is blue, green and yellow acrylic blobbed and scraped all over the page - I really like the texture this gives.  Then I started stenciling and stamping.  Can you count how many different types of circle type shapes I used?

Doodles dots also included.

Punched butterflies with gem centres - gems are also circles :)  The theme this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is Winged Things.

And here's the journaling with the joy coming out of the heart. 

The answer is 10 circle type shapes used, 11 if you count the gems.

May you have a joy filled day :)

I'm linking up at:

That's Crafty You Spin Me Right Round challenge
Inspiration Journal A Few of My Favourite Things
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge
Creative Every Day


  1. Gorgeous page, love all the layers of interest in the backdrop and the butterflies add wonderful movement and dimension to your page. Gorgeous hearts too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Such a beautiful post, and an amazing page. Great reminder as well.
    Also.... a link for Google Play, if that helps for the Heart Journal Magazine.
    Google Play http://bit.ly/Heartjournal

  3. Beautiful! LOVE the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  4. This is gorgeous Susan ,love the colours and butterflies it is a really joyful page !