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This listing is for a custom prayer & note journal add on and can ONLY BE PURCHASED IF ORDERING A BIBLE. If you are wanting to purchase a journal by itself please order from the section of pre-made journals.
**If you are not seeing a color scheme that you like in the pre-made journal section simply message me and I will be happy to work with you on a custom color journal.
This matching prayer journal will accompany your custom bible and provide extra writing space. Prayer journals have 30 lined pages, totaling 60 writing pages. Made with sturdy Kraft paper and hand painted to match the Bible that you select. Matching journals will have lettering of: Prayers & notes on the front with a hand painted floral accent. If you wish to have no lettering or different lettering please message me prior to ordering. There will be a $5 additional lettering charge if requesting a verse. Back side is blank.
(journal shown in listing is an example only)
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I accept payments via credit card or Pay Pal. No checks are accepted.
Due to the nature of custom orders, production will not begin until payment has been received and processed.
I gladly accept custom orders, they are subject to a customization fee which is determined once final details have been discussed. This applies mostly to items that are completely different from anything in my shop. Specialized floral requests will fall under this design fee. Please be specific when ordering to ensure I am creating exactly what you have in mind!!
All items are shipped USPS with tracking numbers and insurance. Priority mail packages typically arrive within 1-3 business days. Once your item is shipped you will receive an email generated through Etsy letting you know that your item is on it's way!!
If you need your item by a certain date, please message me prior to placing your order to ensure I am able to complete it by the date needed. A RUSH order may be needed in some cases. A "RUSH" is when the customer is asking for a product or custom product to be sent before the estimated shipping time stated in the listing. I have limited RUSH order spots available so please message me prior to ordering. Rush orders will result in a $25 "rush" fee. **Please note that I guarantee a "ship by date" but can not guarantee what happens with USPS once the item leaves my possession. If you have any questions regarding shipping please feel free to message me.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you order a custom item and there is an error on my part, (misspelling, incorrect information, etc), I will offer to redo the item at no charge to the customer. If I feel I can fix the error on the original item I will send a prepaid shipping label to return the item to me. If I feel I can't fix the error on the original item it will be replaced. If there is a mistake by the customer on an item ordered with incorrect information given on a custom request or the wrong item ordered any correction or replacement is at the customer's expense. All items in my shop are painted custom upon order. NO refunds will be issued.
*Due to the custom nature and time involvement of each item a rough draft is not provided. All items are painted as they are designed. My hope is that you love the overall style of Whimsy Brush items and that you will have complete faith in my ability to provide you with a custom design. Photos are always helpful if there is something exact that you are looking for in design or color. I do not guarantee custom matching of color unless a fabric or paint swatch is sent. I will do my best to match to any photo or verbal color request. **Please note that I will not duplicate or copy any design from another artist. All items will be original.
*Please be sure to read all information and details given in an item description. If you have any questions at ALL please message me for further information. I want to be sure that you understand what you are ordering so that you are happy with your product. Pay careful attention when ordering bibles that you understand what is included and not included in the different options. Don't ever hesitate to message me and ask questions. It is very important to me as a business owner that you love your item when you receive it, however, it is up to you as the customer to understand the details of what you are ordering. Due to all items being custom painted upon order I do not accept returns or exchanges.
If an item has physical damage that has altered the overall structure of the product due to shipping I will gladly replace the item if the following steps are followed:
**You MUST contact me the day the damaged item is received, photos must be sent of the damaged box and the damaged item. All items are shipped with insurance included and I will file the insurance claim with USPS. Once contact with me has been made and the required photos have been sent I will gladly work on replacing your item in a timely manner. If proof of shipping damage can't be made then the item will NOT be replaced.
I do not offer any type of warranty on my items. If there is a problem with your item I certainly want to know about it and if possible I will try and resolve the issue.
*Bibles are hand painted and intended for careful daily use and keepsake purposes. Reckless handling can result in scuffs to the painted surface. All painted bibles will develop wrinkles and possibly a slight split in the paint where the spine bends when opening and closing. I have done lengthy research of products and have developed a system that has improved this issue, however it can not be avoided 100% since paint is not intended to bend and crease. If you plan on using your custom painted bible as a daily tool, which is my hope, I highly recommend that you use a carrying bag to help prevent damage. Hand painted bibles need to be treated with care and are more fragile than your typical hard cover bible.
Theft: I am not responsible for any item that is stolen from the given address once the item has been marked delivered by USPS.
Rush order guarantee: When a rush order is placed I will guarantee the "ship by date" with the customer. I am not responsible for delays due to issues with USPS and their shipping timeline.
Sales tax is collected in states that require it. Etsy will collect the sales tax and remit all payments directly to those states.
All conversations will be responded to as soon as possible. I try and close my studio on the weekends when my order schedule allows to spend time with family. If you message me on a weekend it might be Monday morning before you get a response.
I recommend Sakura Micron Pens. These pens won't bleed through the pages but due to the thin nature of Bible pages they will "shadow" onto the opposite side.
I recommend the Accu-Gel Highlighters for highlighting verses. These highlighters are not wet like regular highlighting pens and won't wrinkle the pages from the moisture.
Hand-Painted Bibles are intended for gentle use and keepsake purposes. All hand painted Bibles will develop a slight hairline split in the paint along the edge where the Bible opens and closes. This is a natural occurrence and can't be avoided on any painted Bible. I also recommend a darker base color design for heavier use. I also highly recommend a carrying case for added protection for a daily use Bible.
How to clean your bible surface: For scuffs on a light colored design try using a gum eraser or magic eraser. On all bibles you can use a damp soft cloth with very gentle pressure. Do not rub hard.
I do not provide any type of a warranty. Reason why... once the Bibles leave my shop I have no idea how they are being treated. Any painted bible will develop scratches and scuffs if not properly cared for. I do recommend using a Bible carrying bag if you plan on daily use and for transporting your Bible from place to place.
Custom options and ideas include:
-custom floral color scheme
-choice of short song verse or scripture verse (either side) 3 to 14 words look best without looking crowded.
-names and/or date (either side)
-longer verses will require using both sides (additional charge for 2 side design applies)
-Holy Bible, first name or names, last name or initials on spine
PLEASE NOTE: A common topic is the apostrophe in the last name, here is the rule.
*When a family name (a proper noun) is pluralized, we almost always simply add an "s." So we go to visit the Smiths, the Grants, the Grays, etc. When a family name ends in s, x, ch, sh, or z, however, we form the plural by added -es, as in the Marches, the Joneses, the Maddoxes, the Bushes, etc.
*ESV (dark base designs only) 8.5 W x 7.5 T x 1.25
*ESV (light base designs only) 6.25 W x 8.25 T x 1.5"
*ESV Baby Bibles (light base designs only) 6.25 W x 7.25 T x 1.5
*KJV (dark base designs only) 6.5 W x 8.25 T x 1.5
*NIV (dark base designs only) RED LETTER ONLY 6.5 W x 8.25 T x 2
UPON REQUEST (may have up charge):
*Large print on some versions
*CSB "She Reads Truth" 6.25 W x 8.75 T x 2 AND CSB "In Courage" 9.5 T x 6.25 W x 1.75 (light base designs only)
*Catholic "Blessed is She" journaling bible (dark base designs only) 6.2 W x 9 T X 1.9
*NKJV Red Letter Edition (dark base designs only) 6.8 W x 8.5 T x 2
*Illuminated Bible (navy or olive green base only) 7 W x 9.25 T x 2
My current order load is averages a 4-6 week processing time.
I do offer RUSH orders. Here is how it works. I am a one-person production and this is what I do full-time. Orders are scheduled Monday through Friday in the order they are received. I reserve a few RUSH order slots on the weekends that I am available to work. These slots are the only way to place a new order ahead of others. RUSH orders will have a $25 RUSH fee. If you need a RUSH order please message me prior to placing your order to ensure that I have openings available. Once confirmed I will send you a custom RUSH order link for purchase that includes the additional fee. This custom listing must be purchased within 24 hours once the link is sent. If NOT purchased within that time it will expire and you will lose your spot.
**Standard size Bibles that I have found all have indented text on the front covers and it shows through the painted designs making them not ideal for design.
**Journaling Bibles that I carry in stock have a smooth cover perfect for painting. They also have a 2" lined margin on the sides of each page which adds more space for writing/signing next to highlighted verses.
**I am happy to search for other versions that are not offered in my shop. All bibles must be a smooth hardcover or cloth over board surface. Unfortunately a lot of versions do not come in the appropriate type of cover for painting. I am very particular about the surface type that I paint on to keep the integrity of the finished product for life long durability.
Unfortunately, I only sell the Bibles I carry in stock, and do not accept send-in Bibles. Without knowing the type of material on the Bible I can’t trust and promote the integrity of my product. I have found from experience that certain types of Bible covers do not accept paint well. Through trial and error I have fine-tuned my process and products to make sure that the Bibles made are of good quality.