Friday, July 19, 2024

Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary Bible Margin Stickers (or bookmarks!)


Journaling Bibles are one of my very, very favorite prayer tools. I have several Bibles and use them in different ways- one is marked up with notes, cross references, content from studies. But I also have a journaling Bible that I pray with using art- after reading, I've lettered favorite verses, added watercolor, drawn and painted illustrations, and embellished with stickers and holy cards. My heart is drawn to beauty, and this method of encountering the Scriptures has helped me to dwell with the word of God. 

The Bible I use for artistic Bible journaling is this one (affiliate links), and then I also have another journaling Bible that typically lives at school with me to use during prayer time and visits to the chapel- that one I have slowly been lettering a verse from each chapter in the margins. (It will take me years to get through the whole Bible!). I haven't posted about Bible journaling in quite a while, but I added some links at the end of this post to other info I've shared about my favorite pens, how to add art, and even how you can be creative with a non-journaling Bible if you are interested in going back through the archives!

When I started using my journaling Bible six or seven years ago, I also had an etsy shop. I used some of the art that I had created for my Bible and turned them into printables that could be downloaded and stuck in the margins of a Bible. It's a fun way to still add art and creativity, but with a tool to start the process. Since I've closed my etsy shop, I'm now sharing those resources here for you as freebies to use in your Bible, prayer journal, or planner!




This set for the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary is part of a set for each Mystery- matching up the story with an image inspired by Sacred art and a passage from the Gospel. You can find the other sets of Mysteries here:

Here are some ideas for how to use these doodles:
-Print on a sticker sheet (full page mailing labels are an inexpensive way to do this!), cut, and stick directly into your Bible. 
-Print on cardstock, regular paper, or vellum- stick in with a glue stick or a piece of washi tape along one side

Or, if you don't plan to use in a journaling Bible, these make great bookmarks or Scripture memorization/prayer cards! (Perfect to cut apart and give to students!)

There are two pages in the pdf- one page features the watercolor paintings with a handlettered verse from the Gospels for each Mystery, and the other download is blank for you to use just the images or to add lettering yourself.

Click here to download the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary Watercolor Margin Stickers:



Rosary Art inspired by:
Resurrection Stained Glass Window, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center Chapel
Ascension of Jesus, Bl. Fra Angelico
Pentecost Stained Glass Window, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center Chapel
Death and Assumption of the Virgin, Bl. Fra Angelico
Coronation of the Virgin, Bl. Fra Angelico

“The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”  ~Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


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Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary Bible Margin Stickers (or bookmarks!)

Journaling Bibles are one of my very, very favorite prayer tools. I have several Bibles and use them in different ways- one is marked up with notes, cross references, content from studies. But I also have a journaling Bible that I pray with using art- after reading, I've lettered favorite verses, added watercolor, drawn and painted illustrations, and embellished with stickers and holy cards. My heart is drawn to beauty, and this method of encountering the Scriptures has helped me to dwell with the word of God. 

The Bible I use for artistic Bible journaling is this one (affiliate links), and then I also have another journaling Bible that typically lives at school with me to use during prayer time and visits to the chapel- that one I have slowly been lettering a verse from each chapter in the margins. (It will take me years to get through the whole Bible!). I haven't posted about Bible journaling in quite a while, but I added some links at the end of this post to other info I've shared about my favorite pens, how to add art, and even how you can be creative with a non-journaling Bible if you are interested in going back through the archives!

When I started using my journaling Bible six or seven years ago, I also had an etsy shop. I used some of the art that I had created for my Bible and turned them into printables that could be downloaded and stuck in the margins of a Bible. It's a fun way to still add art and creativity, but with a tool to start the process. Since I've closed my etsy shop, I'm now sharing those resources here for you as freebies to use in your Bible, prayer journal, or planner!


This set for the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary is part of a set for each Mystery- matching up the story with an image inspired by Sacred art and a passage from the Gospel. You can find the other sets of Mysteries here:

Here are some ideas for how to use these doodles:
-Print on a sticker sheet (full page mailing labels are an inexpensive way to do this!), cut, and stick directly into your Bible. 
-Print on cardstock, regular paper, or vellum- stick in with a glue stick or a piece of washi tape along one side

Or, if you don't plan to use in a journaling Bible, these make great bookmarks or Scripture memorization/prayer cards! (Perfect to cut apart and give to students!)

There are two pages in the pdf- one page features the watercolor paintings with a handlettered verse from the Gospels for each Mystery, and the other download is blank for you to use just the images or to add lettering yourself.

Click here to download the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary Watercolor Margin Stickers:




Rosary Art inspired by:
Agony in the Garden, Grenadier Guards Chapel, London
The Scourging at the Pillar, Rosary Chapel windows Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood, OH
The Crowning with Thorns, Caravaggio 
Crucifixion and Jesus Meets the Women, Stations of the Cross from Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC Church  Buffalo NY

“The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”  ~Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


You might like these other posts:





Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary Bible Margin Stickers (or bookmarks!)


Journaling Bibles are one of my very, very favorite prayer tools. I have several Bibles and use them in different ways- one is marked up with notes, cross references, content from studies. But I also have a journaling Bible that I pray with using art- after reading, I've lettered favorite verses, added watercolor, drawn and painted illustrations, and embellished with stickers and holy cards. My heart is drawn to beauty, and this method of encountering the Scriptures has helped me to dwell with the word of God. 

The Bible I use for artistic Bible journaling is this one (affiliate links), and then I also have another journaling Bible that typically lives at school with me to use during prayer time and visits to the chapel- that one I have slowly been lettering a verse from each chapter in the margins. (It will take me years to get through the whole Bible!). I haven't posted about Bible journaling in quite a while, but I added some links at the end of this post to other info I've shared about my favorite pens, how to add art, and even how you can be creative with a non-journaling Bible if you are interested in going back through the archives!

When I started using my journaling Bible six or seven years ago, I also had an etsy shop. I used some of the art that I had created for my Bible and turned them into printables that could be downloaded and stuck in the margins of a Bible. It's a fun way to still add art and creativity, but with a tool to start the process. Since I've closed my etsy shop, I'm now sharing those resources here for you as freebies to use in your Bible, prayer journal, or planner!


This set for the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary is part of a set for each Mystery- matching up the story with an image inspired by Sacred art and a passage from the Gospel. You can find the other sets of Mysteries here:

Here are some ideas for how to use these doodles:
-Print on a sticker sheet (full page mailing labels are an inexpensive way to do this!), cut, and stick directly into your Bible. 
-Print on cardstock, regular paper, or vellum- stick in with a glue stick or a piece of washi tape along one side

Or, if you don't plan to use in a journaling Bible, these make great bookmarks or Scripture memorization/prayer cards! (Perfect to cut apart and give to students!)

There are two pages in the pdf- one page features the watercolor paintings with a handlettered verse from the Gospels for each Mystery, and the other download is blank for you to use just the images or to add lettering yourself.

Click here to download the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary Watercolor Margin Stickers:


Rosary Art inspired by:
St. John the Baptist, Daoud Corm
Wedding at Cana Fresco, Church of Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Prague
Sermon on the Mount, Carl Bloch 
The Transfiguration, Bl. Fra Angelico
The Last Supper, Davinci

“The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”  ~Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


You might like these other posts:



Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Bible Margin Stickers (or bookmarks!)

Journaling Bibles are one of my very, very favorite prayer tools. I have several Bibles and use them in different ways- one is marked up with notes, cross references, content from studies. But I also have a journaling Bible that I pray with using art- after reading, I've lettered favorite verses, added watercolor, drawn and painted illustrations, and embellished with stickers and holy cards. My heart is drawn to beauty, and this method of encountering the Scriptures has helped me to dwell with the word of God. 

The Bible I use for artistic Bible journaling is this one (affiliate link), and then I also have another journaling Bible that typically lives at school with me to use during prayer time and visits to the chapel- that one I have slowly been lettering a verse from each chapter in the margins. (It will take me years to get through the whole Bible!). I haven't posted about Bible journaling in quite a while, but I added some links at the end of this post to other info I've shared about my favorite pens, how to add art, and even how you can be creative with a non-journaling Bible if you are interested in going back through the archives!

When I started using my journaling Bible six or seven years ago, I also had an etsy shop. I used some of the art that I had created for my Bible and turned them into printables that could be downloaded and stuck in the margins of a Bible. It's a fun way to still add art and creativity, but with a tool to start the process. Since I've closed my etsy shop, I'm now sharing those resources here for you as freebies to use in your Bible, prayer journal, or planner!


This set for the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary is part of a set for each Mystery- matching up the story with an image inspired by Sacred art and a passage from the Gospel. You can find the other sets of Mysteries here:

Here are some ideas for how to use these doodles:
-Print on a sticker sheet (full page mailing labels are an inexpensive way to do this!), cut, and stick directly into your Bible. 
-Print on cardstock, regular paper, or vellum- stick in with a glue stick or a piece of washi tape along one side

Or, if you don't plan to use in a journaling Bible, these make great bookmarks or Scripture memorization/prayer cards! (Perfect to cut apart and give to students!)

There are two pages in the pdf- one page features the watercolor paintings with a handlettered verse from the Gospels for each Mystery, and the other download is blank for you to use just the images or to add lettering yourself.

Click here to download the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Watercolor Margin Stickers:

Rosary Art inspired by:
The Visitation- Jeronimo Ezquera, 1737
The Annunciation, Nativity, Presentation, and Finding- Petr Maixner, 1872

“The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”  ~Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


You might like these other posts:



Lent & Easter Scripture Margin Doodles (bookmarks, prayer cards, or stickers for your journaling Bible!)


Journaling Bibles are one of my very, very favorite prayer tools. I have several Bibles and use them in different ways- one is marked up with notes, cross references, content from studies. But I also have a journaling Bible that I pray with using art- after reading, I've lettered favorite verses, added watercolor, drawn and painted illustrations, and embellished with stickers and holy cards. My heart is drawn to beauty, and this method of encountering the Scriptures has helped me to dwell with the word of God. 


The Bible I use for artistic Bible journaling is this one (affiliate link), and then I also have another journaling Bible that typically lives at school with me to use during prayer time and visits to the chapel- that one I have slowly been lettering a verse from each chapter in the margins. (It will take me years to get through the whole Bible!). I haven't posted about Bible journaling in quite a while, but I added some links at the end of this post to other info I've shared about my favorite pens, how to add art, and even how you can be creative with a non-journaling Bible if you are interested in going back through the archives!

When I started using my journaling Bible six or seven years ago, I also had an etsy shop. I used some of the lettering that I had created for my Bible and turned them into doodles that could be printed out and stuck in the margins of a Bible. It's a fun way to still add art and creativity, but have a template to follow. Since I've closed my etsy shop, I'm now sharing those resources here for you as freebies to use in your Bible, prayer journal, or planner!

Here are some ideas for how to use these doodles:
-Print on a sticker sheet (full page mailing labels are an inexpensive way to do this!), cut, and stick directly into your Bible. Decorate with colored pencils, watercolor, etc. (It's a good idea to test what art supplies work well with the type of printer you use- you don't want the ink to run!)
-Print on cardstock, colored paper, or vellum- stick in with a glue stick or a piece of washi tape along one side
-Add the doodles directly into your Bible or journal using transfer or tracing and then decorate as you like

Or, if you don't plan to use in a journaling Bible, these make great bookmarks or Scripture memorization/prayer cards! (Perfect to cut apart and give to students!)


Scripture Doodles for Lent here and here:



Scripture Doodles for Holy Week:



Scripture Doodles for Easter:

Scripture Margin Doodles for the whole Easter Season:


Or click here and access a folder with 50 different Scripture Margin Doodles!


You might like these other posts:



Scripture Margin Doodles (bookmarks, prayer cards, or stickers for your journaling Bible!)


Journaling Bibles are one of my very, very favorite prayer tools. I have several Bibles and use them in different ways- one is marked up with notes, cross references, content from studies. But I also have a journaling Bible that I pray with using art- after reading, I've lettered favorite verses, added watercolor, drawn and painted illustrations, and embellished with stickers and holy cards. My heart is drawn to beauty, and this method of encountering the Scriptures has helped me to dwell with the word of God. 

The Bible I use for artistic Bible journaling is this one (affiliate link), and then I also have another journaling Bible that typically lives at school with me to use during prayer time and visits to the chapel- that one I have slowly been lettering a verse from each chapter in the margins. (It will take me years to get through the whole Bible!). I haven't posted about Bible journaling in quite a while, but I added some links at the end of this post to other info I've shared about my favorite pens, how to add art, and even how you can be creative with a non-journaling Bible if you are interested in going back through the archives!

When I started using my journaling Bible six or seven years ago, I also had an etsy shop. I used some of the lettering that I had created for my Bible and turned them into doodles that could be printed out and stuck in the margins of a Bible. It's a fun way to still add art and creativity, but have a template to follow. Since I've closed my etsy shop, I'm now sharing those resources here for you as freebies to use in your Bible, prayer journal, or planner!

Here are some ideas for how to use these doodles:
-Print on a sticker sheet (full page mailing labels are an inexpensive way to do this!), cut, and stick directly into your Bible. Decorate with colored pencils, watercolor, etc. (It's a good idea to test what art supplies work well with the type of printer you use- you don't want the ink to run!)
-Print on cardstock, colored paper, or vellum- stick in with a glue stick or a piece of washi tape along one side
-Add the doodles directly into your Bible or journal using transfer or tracing and then decorate as you like

Or, if you don't plan to use in a journaling Bible, these make great bookmarks or Scripture memorization/prayer cards! (Perfect to cut apart and give to students!)


Click on each image below to open the pdf printable:

The Holy Family Collection:







Or click here and access a folder with 50 different Scripture Margin Doodles!


You might like these other posts:
Pens for the Catholic Journaling Bible
Tips, Tools, and Ideas for Personal Bible Study
Adding Art to a Non-Journaling Bible
Sunday Readings Scripture Doodles 2015-2016
Sunday Readings Scripture Doodles 2016-2017
Why Your Handwriting Matters



Thursday, July 18, 2024

St. Catherine of Siena Block Print- Feast Day 4/29


“We are such value to God that he came to live among us … and to guide us home. He will go to any length to seek us, even to being lifted high upon the cross to draw us back to himself. We can only respond by loving God for his love." ~St. Catherine of Siena

I created this image of St. Catherine of Siena using the reduction method of block printing. Using a rubber block, I first carved and printed the lightest image. I then carved away more of the block and printed the medium color. Finally, I carved away the last of the details and printed the darkest image. This method "destroys" the block and no more prints can be created from it. Block printing has taught me a lot about patience, as well as the gift and challenge of making art that has no "erase" feature. Once carved, the block remains. It has been a great source of joy to create these images, while it has also challenged me to think differently and accept mistakes. 

Even though I can't create any more physical prints from this block, I can use a digital scan to continue to share this image! :) I'm happy to offer this print to you to display in your home or classroom, perfect for everyday inspiration or to celebrate her feast day!

(Please remember that these art prints are for personal use only- meaning that you can print a copy for your home or classroom, but they cannot be reproduced, printed in bulk, distributed, used as a pattern/image on another product, used in advertisement, or sold in any way. Thank you for honoring the proper use of the resources I offer!)


Click here for an 8x10 image:


Click here for a 5x7 image:


Click here for a set of prayer cards:

St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us!