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Ellie Claire Art Journals

The Ellie Claire Art Journals of Faith & Lettering, The Illustrated Word and Illuminate Your Story

Have you ever wanted to journal with the vibrant illustrations or lettering you see in older manuscripts? These three journals provide a roadmap guide of how to do precisely that. I can’t begin to describe the richness and beauty of the Ellie Claire art journals and trust me when I say – the pictures honestly don’t do them justice. The covers are brightly colored and heavily bound with embossed letters creatively accented with gold foil.

In Illuminate Your Story, the style taught is illuminated letters. Illuminated letters, as described by many references, is a technique in which the first letter of each page or the first paragraph, begins with initials, borders and miniature illustrations. The letter, always of an enlarged variety and color, has gold lettering in some areas, while the text itself remains black. In addition, the letters sometimes include a variety of enhancements, such as plants or animals. (Illuminated Letters Introduction-Slide Share, Wikipedia, Illustrated Manuscript.) Along with all the other features, it has a pretty elastic band to keep the journal closed, along with a holder on the side for your pens, an attractive bookmark and a pocket for your keepsakes! How cool is that?

The Faith and Lettering Journal focuses on hand lettering Bible verses. The journal is a rich resource of illustrated verses, giving you guidelines for different techniques to help develop and enhance your skills in lettering while memorizing Bible verses. The journal helps you discover your creative side, as it also draws you into the Bible and closer to the Lord. Beautiful illustrations of Bible verses and quotes are uniquely drawn and colored. There are pages to trace, practice and draw your own copy of the included verses or quotes. Plus, a place to hold your pens or pencils, too.

The Illustrated Word takes you deeper into the illuminated letter style. Each page that is illustrated either gives you a chance to color and decorate the page while following the journal’s illustrations or to create your own. There are pages of beautiful illustrations to provide you with ideas for your thoughts and pictures while helping you to feel a closeness to the Lord through the Bible. This is the most complex and detailed journal of the three. Within its pages, you find more complex pictures and mosaic-like illustrations highlighting Bible verses, and every page – or every other page in some cases – there are lines for journaling.

The covers of each book feature a lay-flat binding. Two of the journals come furnished with thick color-coordinated elastic to hold your drawing or journaling implements. The pages are thick to ensure there is no bleed-through from pens or paints.

I am so excited to receive the journals. I plan on giving each of my two sisters one. I have one sister that loves to draw, so The Illustrated Word is perfect for her! My other sister, like myself, loves to doodle, so I think the Faith and Lettering Journal will be perfect for her!

I honestly cannot adequately describe Ellie Claire’s journals. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive and review these wonderful books of Biblical journaling.

I received the three journals from Worthy Publishing through FlyBy Promotions. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.

Winner, Winner-We have Two Winners!!

There were 10 separate entries in our contest.

First number generated

The first number generated was the number 8!

Number 1 award

Congratulations to Cynthia Reyes!! I will contact you later this afternoon to get your information!!

2nd number generated

The second number generated was the number 2!

Number 2 award

Congratulations to A Time to Share Me! I will contact you later this afternoon for your information!!

Thank you to everyone that entered. Be on the lookout for more giveaways!

Don’t Forget!! Giveaway Ends November 4th!

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The publisher has offered two Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series by Jan Karon, to giveaway!

Leave a comment with an email address to enter the drawing.

Drawing will be open October 30th to November 4th.

Two names will be randomly drawn, from a random number generator, as winner.

I will contact the winners by email.

Check Monday, November 5th, to see if you won!

GOOD LUCK!

 This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, void where prohibited by law and you must be at least 18 to enter. The odds of winning depend on the number of comments received.

Blessings to everyone~

@PutnamBooks #partner

This Giveaway is Now Closed.

Giveaway Teaser-Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series by Jan Karon

Check back this evening, after six, for all the exciting details!!

See you then!

About the Book

Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series by Jan Karon

A new must-have collection for fans of the New York Times bestselling Mitford series, featuring the prayers, sermons, and inspiration from beloved Father Tim, as well as new essays and reflections on faith from author Jan Karon.

Over the course of fourteen novels, millions of readers have fallen in love with the faith, encouragement, and wisdom that are at the very heart of Jan Karon’s Mitford series. Now, for the first time, readers will have the chance to walk with Father Tim through a collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational passages that incorporates material from each of the novels. In addition, fans will get to hear directly from author Jan Karon, in a brand-new essay about her own personal journey in faith and the ways that the Mitford novels have impacted her.

Full of advice and inspiration from the characters that fans have followed for years, this beautifully designed compilation will soon become a staple for any Mitford reader.

ABOUT JAN KARON

Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of Mitford novels featuring Episcopal priest Father Timothy Kavanagh and the fictional village of Mitford, the most recent of which, To Be Where You Are, hit #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of twelve other books, including a cookbook and several books for children. Karon lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

@PutnamBooks #partner

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Thursday Throwback

The Chocolate Diaries by Karen Scalf Linamen

The Chocolate Diaries by Karen Scalf Linamen is a book for all women who have been on this journey called life.

Karen does an excellent job in The Chocolate Diaries of injecting her own life’s battles; such as bouts of depression along with life’s joys.

She believes in using lists to guide her and keep her on track. After one disheartening experience with her lists, she decided to always start her list with: Eat chocolate, thereby ensuring at least one thing on her list would be done every day.

At times lighthearted and at other times reflective, the book features real women with real stories and ways each coped with their situations.

Karen draws her analogies from extensive interviews with friends and family and peppers the stories throughout the book.

Each chapter has, in addition to the story, Sweet Secrets which poses the question to different women “What’s your secret to a sweeter journey on the rocky road of life?” and gives their answer, Food for Thought which asks the reader questions based on the chapter and finally at the end of the chapter is Because Real Women Don’t Need a Cookbook which highlights reader-submitted recipes.

I think this book would be great for a study group ending each session with the Food for Thought questions and then making the recipes.

Real people with real stories GENEROUSLY sprinkled with chocolate. Nothing is much better than that! I received this book from Blogging for Books. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.