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Final 16 – Day 11


Today’s offering is the result of a labor of love.

These handmade journals measure 6×9 and alternate pages with blank watercolor paper and juicy acrylic inky papers.


These are just a few examples of what the pages look like inside.  I have alternated these juicy pages with blank watercolor paper.


The pages lay flat when the journal is open.


There are 60 pages in each journal.  Just think about what you could use this for….more than enough pages to do a daily page each week in the new year!


The covers are made from canvas panels so there is plenty of white space for you to make your own!

Through Monday, December 12  you will get FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA by using clicking here to purchase from my ETSY shop and using code final1611.  What this means for my local customers who wish to pick one up in person is that you will get $6.95 off your purchase!  If you plan to pick up in person please purchase HERE instead.



Etched Metal Coptic Stitch Mini Journal

Etched Metal Coptic Stitch Mini Journal
Annette's Art

Mini Journals

These sweet mini journals can be used for so many thing:  Hand Lettering..Travel Journaling..Photo Album OR a combination of all of these!

In this new workshop you will be able to pick from 6 patterns of pre-etched 6″x6″copper OR brass.

Annette's Art

Cover Options

You will cut that 6×6 sheet down to whatever size(es) you wish to create your book.

Annette's Art

Book Size Options #1

Annette's Art

Book Size Options #2

You will learn the basics of the Coptic Stitch using a chip board cover and pre-cut pages.  I am a big believer in the fact that repetition works.  My first book certainly doesn’t look as great as my 10th book. I will make sure you get the hang of the stitch before you jump into putting your precious mini metal book together in class.

The supplies that are included in your kit include a 6×6 sheet of etched (22g) copper OR brass, chipboard, watercolor paper, binding cord & eyelets.  You can come completely empty handed and leave with not just one but TWO mini journals.

Click here to sign up for the September 25th workshop.
Time: 2pm-5pm
Fee: $110 (prior to September 23rd – Late fee= $125)

A Work of Heart
2196 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

CHRISTMAS Deal on TruthScrap 2016

CHRISTMAS Deal on TruthScrap 2016


Amidst the business of the holidays I wanted to pop in and remind you…

Today is your last day to save big on Truth Scrap 2016.  What is Truth Scrap you ask?  It is an online, live virtual art and crafting event focused on celebrating the intersection of faith and art.

Here is a quick flip-through of the journal I am teaching you to make from scratch…

This event will feature 6 individual classes.  Here is the description for mine:

Andrea Chebeleu – (Re)Create: Designing Your Own Upcycled Journal

Bible journaling is a wonderful craft, but those margins can be oh-so-itty-bitty! Never fear; you can easily create a custom art book that is perfect for a prayer journal, art journal, or Bible journal, and studio owner, designer, and instructor Andrea Chebeleu will show you how. Andrea has been creating her own custom books for years from a variety of materials, and now she’s sharing her tricks with you. In “(Re)Create: Designing Your Own Upcycled Journal” You’ll learn how to make a customized journal that’s totally “you,” whatever you intend to use it for – daily planner, to-do list holder, prayer journal, or catch-all. She’ll show you how to use everyday products to create the perfect place to capture everything from the everyday to the extraordinary. Upcycle an old book and use supplies you already own to make your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Click here to register today.  Use the code CHRISTMAS to save an EXTRA $20.  This deal expires at midnight 12/24/2015 so don’t wait.

Here are the other classes you will have with your $79 purchase

“Start with Intent: The How, What, and Why of Doodling and Lettering Inside and Outside the Margins of your Bible”
Stephanie Ackerman
“The Power of One: Finding a Bible Verse to Guide Your Art and Your Life for 2016”
Erin Bassett
“List It! Using Lists for Faith Journaling”
Heather Greenwood
“Created in COLOR”
Liz Hicks
“Bible Journaling 101: In the Beginning…”
Florence Antonette Ridad
Don’t wait…tomorrow the price will be $149 (still a great deal for 6 full length classes you will forever have access to!)


Debby Schuh is coming August 2

Debby Schuh is coming August 2

Debby Schuh and I have been working on finding a class that would fit A Work of Heart and I think you’ll like what we decided on.  If you don’t know Debby, here is a little bit about her.


Debby is a memory collector – from the time she was a little girl, she has collected the bits and pieces of her life and stored them in scrapbooks and all kinds of creative projects. Debby’s years as a school teacher and as a teacher, designer, and author in the scrapbook industry have led to a busy career teaching classes at stores and events in the US and several other countries around the world. She travels regularly, teaching classes at stores and events, where her inspiring classes feature innovative techniques with paper and a wide assortment of mediums to preserve our stories and photos., She has inspired students all over the world to record their lives and take the techniques that she teaches and play in their memory-keeping and art projects. Debby lives in Buffalo, New York, with her husband and has two married sons who live too far away… she misses them all every day!

You can read more about Debby’s classes and adventures on her blog.

In Bloom Altered Book
Sunday, August 2
1pm-5pm ($80)
Click here to Register

In Bloom Altered Book cover

I’ve always wanted to make a memory book in an actual book, using both scrapbook techniques and art journal techniques… a cool place for a little bit of everything from special photos, page protectors, stamping, painting, pockets, sewing, and so much more – this class will offer a wide variety of mixed media techniques in my own “Debby-style” that can be used over and over again in your mixed media, scrapbook, and card-making projects.

In Bloom Altered Book profile

It’s going to be a fun class to play and try new things!

In Bloom stamping

In Bloom pp


Using one of the Puffin in Bloom children’s classic books, with cover illustrations by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper, and products from Crate Paper and other companies, you’ll learn and play and create a one-of-a-kind memory book. Your kit will be packed with product to use – you’ll even get your own stamp set to use in the book. I’m going to use my book for pictures of happy memories of adventures with my “sisters” – women that have impacted my life from childhood to today with friendship and love! Can you guess which title I’ll be using! You will have a choice of one of the four titles in the Puffin in Bloom series:
Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, or A Little Princess.
The books are approximately 5” x 7”, and they are all about 1” thick, except Little Women, which is 2” thick.

Please specify which book you would like to work in when you sign up. (email andrea@aworkofheart.com with your selection)

The book is included with your class kit. You can see pictures of the books at Rifle Books.com in order to choose a title. When you sign up, please specify which title you would like to have.

In Bloom Altered Book

Click here to Register.