Good morning!!! Thank you for stopping by today, I have a wonderful guest! Debby is a leader, teacher and friend in the scrapbooking community so I was excited to see her step into the illustrated faith world. One thing I find so interesting about how God is working through this movement is to see who I have walked along side with in the scrapbooking community for so long stepping up and sharing their faith, it’s such a beautiful thing! Please give a warm welcome to Debby!!!!
Hi! My name is Debby Schuh and I live near Buffalo, New York, with my husband Dave. We have two sons who live across the country – Jeremy in Iowa with his wife Becca and Brandon, who is in the Army, stationed in Washington, DC, and engaged to be married this June. We miss them terribly!
I am a life-long scrapbooker and am so incredibly blessed that my hobby has become my career! I travel and teach scrapbooking and paper-crafting classes across the US and the world. I love what I do –  to meet the nicest people all over the world, to travel to amazing places, to inspire my students to tell their stories and preserve their memories and teach them techniques and make cool projects –
it’s the best job ever!
The most important thing to know about me though is that I don’t want to take credit for any of it – every single thing I do, every place that I’m honored to go, every creative idea I have comes only from God. He is the One who helps me and gives me everything I need to do what He wants me to do.
Last September I came across Shanna’s blog and saw the Journaling Bible for the first time. I loved it! It never, ever occurred to me to use my scrapbook supplies in a Bible! I’ve read and studied the Bible all my life, even graduating from a Bible school and a Christian university, but that is one of the things I love about the Bible! It never gets old, and you are never done studying it! For the last couple years I’ve just been reading my Bible on my cell phone, but now reading and thinking and then pulling the main ideas into the margins of the Journaling Bible has made it fresh and alive to me in a brand new way. It’s fun!
I read a little bit and then think about what God wants to teach me, how He wants to change me – highlighting important words with my colored pencils and placing stickers and rub-ons and die cuts in the margins with my writing in between, sometimes adding pages from an old hymnal to the edge of a page with washi tape. The two pages in the picture above were done over about six different days. I like to study one little section at a time and then how the words stay with me all day long.
I can truly say that having a relationship with God, trusting Jesus everyday, and relying on Him is an adventure! I’m always on the lookout for how He’s working and see His “finger-prints” all around me. I hope to meet you somewhere along the way at a store or event where I’m teaching or stop by and say hi at one of the links under my photo. I’d like to give a new Journaling Bible to someone on my blog, so if you leave a comment there, I’ll draw a name and send one out!
Debby you have left me wanting to pull out all my alpha
stickers and just get lost in my bible for a while, thank you friend!!!!
  1. Cricket Rawlins 9 years ago

    Debby, so happy to know you are a part of the Journaling Bible community. Your artwork in your Bible is fantastic! Hope that I get to visit with you again some day, I still remember your CKU class that I was honored to be an assistant for you in! Blessings!

  2. Jody 9 years ago

    His Word is everlasting and alive! I so enjoyed seeing and reading this post! God’s Word is beautiful to all whose eyes and hearts are open to it’s Truth and Power. I know that using creativitity and art in its pages is just another way that God’s glory is shown in and through us. I am excited to get a Bible and start filling it up as I glean from it at the same time! Lovely.

  3. Jocelyn Thompson 9 years ago

    I have been following Shanna for a little while now but I so wanting to get started on this now in so many ways. Using letter stickers that I have a ton of and many more stickers that would work in this application. I am so inspired! Thanks Debby and thank you Shanna!

  4. Colette Nederhoff 9 years ago

    I love Debby and I love her work! So inspiring!!! Thanks and I need to get busy—bible journaling!

  5. Elaine 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for this feature. I love it what a great idea and how blessed you are that The Lord is using your talents in this way. I am seeking a talent inspired job as well. God is so tender in spoiling us in such ways!

  6. Mrs. Beltran 9 years ago

    I’m sure this has been answered somewhere, but what kind of journaling Bible is that? I keep reading reviews on them and haven’t been able to pick out one to order. I don’t want a tiny print. I like the one column. Haven’t seen any versions beyond ESV. Is that what that is?

  7. Leah Burgett 9 years ago

    Love your technique Debby! I really enjoyed reading about your Bible journaling. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Denise 9 years ago

    Thank you, Debby, for your continued inspiration – both creatively and spiritually. I love your work. You are a blessing indeed! Thank you for a chance to win a journaling Bible. :D

  9. Patsy Paterno 9 years ago

    So amazing! this has opened up a whole new world for me! I have been illustrating bible verses in my journal since 2006 but never thought of doing it in my bible! Then I fund all these posts on Instagram and decided to try it. I have done 3 pages now, but not using my scrapbooking supplies. Just painting on it. I will have to get out my supplies to see if I can do this- it’s so colorful and alive! God bless you all! patsy

  10. Dana 9 years ago

    I am very new to creative Bible journaling, and I am already in love! I have been scrapbooking since high school when I would cut out words from my Seventeen magazine advertisements to decorate my photo albums. Over the years, I have continued to scrapbook, but lately I have been drawn to journaling as well as always looking to spend more time in the Word. I am now a fan of both Shanna and Debby’s art and cannot wait to get started myself!

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  12. Marti 9 years ago

    I’ve been looking for a blog like yours for a long time. Your work is inspiring, and I look forward to following you and learn how to place into action Gods word. I look forward to meeting one day and taking one of your classes. One on your new fans.

  13. kandilin 9 years ago

    I am so glad to have run across this blog and to see how you have made God’s word your own.

  14. JD/ Jill 9 years ago

    I followed a link and found your blog…so glad I did. Thank you so much for sharing.

  15. sandi 9 years ago

    Always uplifting and kind. Thank you for your wise words and beautiful bible journaling.

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