It’s Friday!!!… And better than that it’s Friday of a three day weekend (for some of us)! We have family in town and lots of fun to be had, how about you? I was talking with you the other day about some plans I had for the silkscreen in Whitman. I thought it would be PERFECT for my journaling bible, as it would allow the text to show through while still making a statement on the page! I also love that you can play with color, so I got out my color theory paints and dabbed a little at the top of the silkscreen. From there you simply drag the color across the page (you can use an old gift card, or any straight edge for this).

What I like about this process is that you can CLEARLY see the text below, but the graphic is so catchy! What don’t like about this process is now I want a dozen silkscreen from Studio Calico, and this is their first one. So I am going to start a petition for more silkscreen LOL! But for real, I love them so!
This week instead of using sermon notes I took one of my favorite songs from this weeks worship and reflected on it a bit. It has been in my head all week, and I love that it works perfectly in 1 Timothy as it also talks about temptation. The text reads; so teach my song to rise to you when temptation comes my way”. Isn’t that just beautiful?! I love it.
To join a community of us journaling in our bibles please join us in our facebook group!
Over the past couple of weeks a lot of you have reached out and shared how the process of being artistic in your bible has changed you, changed you relationship with God, changed your outlook and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart, those letters mean the world to me! Some of you have also suggested a book called Writing in the Margins by Lisa Nichols Hickman. Naturally I picked up one for myself as well as one for YOU! This book is PERFECTION. It takes every single thing I have been trying SO hard to put into words right there in black and white (with some doodles!!). The quotes in this book will stop you in your tracks as you think this book was a love letter to you personally, because it is. I got it last night and have already highlighted, dog eared and doodles all over it! I can’t wait to share it with you!
There are several ways to enter to win this book: 
1. Enter a comment with a link to where you shared it on instagram
2. Enter a comment with a link to where you shared it on your personal facebook
3. Enter a comment to where you shared it on your personal blog
*please enter a separate comment for each entry (one entry per social media post)
Winner will be posted on Monday September 1st, good luck!


  1. Bonita Rose 8 years ago

    how wonderful… just about to share away.. you are lovely.. and yes.. this book is so for us! xo

  2. Bonita Rose 8 years ago

    Shared on my person fb page

  3. Jen 8 years ago

    Awesome! Thank you Shanna!

  4. Carolyn Phillips 8 years ago

    Love the look at the silkscreen, I wonder if they are available here in the UK. Don’t know if your giveaway reaches over here, but I’ve shared on FB anyway as I am being inspired by your Bible Journalling posts.

  5. Mel- 8 years ago

    OK, I have no idea how to post a link to the direct post in FB, but here’s my home page:

    I have really wanted to share this with so many of my friends – it’s an amazing thing to watch how this has grown and taken over. I just love love love that the vast majority of my FB feed now consists of Bible Journaling posts. Still waiting for my Bible to arrive, but I’m getting so many ideas and I can’t wait to start!

  6. Brenda 8 years ago

    Awesome! This looks like an amazing book. I hope I win it, but it’s going on my Amazon wish list, just in case :)

    I shared it on my personal FB page here:
    and on my Sweet Paper Treats Facebook page here:

  7. April 8 years ago

    This is such an amazing idea and so inspiring. I’ve just shared this post on my FB page which is here…

    Thank you so much for the chance to win what looks like an amazing book!!
    – April W

  8. Elizabeth Tuggle 8 years ago

    Shared on my Instagram account at link

  9. jasmine 8 years ago

    This book looks great! I shared it on Instagram –

  10. Celia 8 years ago

    Also shared on my instagram account at

  11. Celia 8 years ago

    Shared on my Facebook account. This looks like an amazing book!!

  12. Melissa Jackson Day 8 years ago

    I also shared to my personal facebook.

  13. Melissa Jackson Day 8 years ago

    I’m so excited to try this!!! I shared your blog on my blog, lol. :D I hope you gets lots of traffic from this because you are so creative!

  14. CHRISTYHOSS 8 years ago

    I can’t wait to gert my amazon order so I can start ASAP and transform my Bible reading!

  15. CHRISTYHOSS 8 years ago

    I think I have finger dyslexia – I can’t see what my hands are typing! – LOL – Love this!!!

  16. Meg 8 years ago

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  17. Meg 8 years ago

    So excited about this book! Shared on Instagram too!

  18. Jerusha Borden 8 years ago

    Really looking forward to getting deeper in the word. Love this! Shared on Facebook!

  19. Amber Horn 8 years ago

    Shared on my personal FB page:

  20. Amber Horn 8 years ago

    && I havent figured out how to post it on instagram yet. ;)

  21. amy lee mallory 8 years ago

    Shared on FB – thank you Shanna!

  22. ~ Donna Peter 8 years ago

    I read the intro on Amazon ;)
    I shared on FB,

  23. amy lee mallory 8 years ago

    Hi Shanna. I also shared on Instagram…

  24. Cindy Borcherding 8 years ago

    Oh lordy.. I am all about quotes. Guess I’ll be adding another book to my Amazon wish list. :)

  25. A Faithful Journey 8 years ago

    Thank you so much Shanna for the giveaway! This sounds like a fantastic read!

    I shared about it on my personal FB page here ::

  26. Henke Sarah 8 years ago

    Shared on my personal FB – looking forward to this new journey!

  27. Lucy 8 years ago

    Thank you for your posts! I have placed this on my fb wall:

  28. Beth 8 years ago

    Shared on my Facebook page:

  29. christine 8 years ago

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! It’s on my Instagram. Crazycolorfulchristine

  30. {Colleen} 8 years ago

    A great read by the looks. Shared on my blog

  31. {Colleen} 8 years ago

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  32. Hummie B 8 years ago

    I wanted you to see what you inspired me to do. Read my blog posts please. I am in the Facebook group, but I don’t like Facebook (it’s not private like a forum, you have to use your real name, and it is never easily deleted once you write it), so you won’t find me writing there, but just reading. I do blog and I do share on my FB page and Twitter, etc. :) I started a new Bible Art Journaling adventure today! Read:

  33. {Colleen} 8 years ago

    I’m a newbie to Instagram so haven’t worked out how to share. I did like, follow and comment. You are such an inspiration.

  34. Sherrinda Ketchersid 8 years ago

    I’m new to Bible Journaling…just heard about it. But I so want to get started!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. I’m all about this! I cannot wait to get my Journaling Bible from Amazon!

  36. I also posted on my personal Facebook page. Gotta keep this movement for beauty, art, and faith going :)

  37. gloria browning 8 years ago


  38. Lain 8 years ago
  39. Lain 8 years ago

    Here’s my IG share:

  40. Minke 8 years ago

    Hello Shanna,
    I want to tell you that I wrote a blog about journaling bible. Because you inspire me very much. (sorry for my bad English, I’m from the Netherlands and my English is not very good). You can find the blog tomorrow on I’m looking for a ducht journaling bible and then maybe I can make my own. For now I enjoy the creations from you and the others on the fb group and instagram. Greatings from Minke.

  41. Janet Murie 8 years ago

    Such a nice giveaway opportunity! I have shared on my facebook…

  42. Janet Murie 8 years ago

    Here’s the link to my blog where I shared your nice giveaway…

  43. Cjo Studio 8 years ago

    I need help with studying the bible and can’t work in a traditional way… I guess due to my artistic and visual ways…. looking for help.

  44. Erin Butson 8 years ago

    Love, love, love this!!! brilliant! e

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