Jan 10 2021

Devotional Journal – Be Still and Know – by Esther Asbury

Good Sunday evening!

We are here this evening with a new devotional project from Esther. She has long been creating journal pages that we’ve been sharing (see them here), and has now begun 2021 with a little different twist on her journals. Rather than using a purchased journal she will be creating paper bag journals, giving her total freedom to go in any direction that her heart desires with each new creation. I love this idea!

This is her first paper bag journal, closed.

Her study this month focuses on us learning to quiet ourselves, to be still, to listen to God.

I urge you to read Esther’s full post with mini study.

I always find her studies so filled with goodness that refreshes my soul!

Esther used a combination of lovely floral papers, die cut florals and a beautifully scripted verse from scriputre highlighting the theme of her study.

All products used will be linked further down.

Another page of her paper bag journal with more florals, die cut lace and her typewritten personal thoughts.

And yet another page as Esther continues with her thoughts in this lovely mini study.

Here’s a visual of how Esther created her paper bag journal.

Again, click into Esther’s post, for more detail on this project.

Thank you so very much, Esther.

I am so in love with this project and find it so very inspirational, and I am sure our readers will as well!


Esther used:

Stamps: Words of Encouragement by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: Wildflower Stems #1 by Tim Holtz (Sizzix)

Crochet Die by Tim Holtz (Sizzix)

Paper: Bloom & Wild by Craft Consortium

Bright Blooms by Craft Consortium

Ribbon: Seam Binding – Green, White

Adhesives: Tombow Mono-Multi Liquid GlueEZ Runner


Fear Not and Words of Encouragement by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

These 2 coordinated stamp sets can be purchased individually or bundled.

Beautiful words from scripture offer encouragement and comfort.

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Wildflower Stems #1 by Tim Holtz (Sizzix)

Create beautiful florals with these dies using colored papers and inks.

Crochet Die by Tim Holtz

Our Design Team LOVES this die. It works into so many project types so seamlessly!

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Bloom & Wild by Craft Consortium

So very pretty — yes, I AM wild about this one!

Bright Blooms by Craft Consortium

This is such a cheerful and fun paper pad with all those lovely polka dots and tiny prints!

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