Friday, August 4, 2017

begin anew: a bible journaling workshop!

oh friends! i am SO incredibly excited to finally spill the beans on this fun event that shanna noel + i have been planning the past few months! save the date for august 5th -- we'll be bible journaling, fellowshipping & creatively worshipping our amazing God together in atlanta!!!

BEGIN ANEW will be a fabulous, one day bible journaling workshop located in the greater atlanta metro area.  we have a fabulous day planned for attendees to include two teaching sessions, a delicious catered lunch & lots of take home goodies + prizes!

shanna will be sharing her heart behind starting the illustrated faith ministry saturday morning & teach us some creative basics to get started diving in to the margins of our journaling bibles!  after a time of fellowship + food, i'll lead us further into our margins as we dig deeper into the promises of God's Word for our afternoon session.

you can find full event details + ticket purchase information on our eventbrite page

frequently asked questions....
  • where is the event located?
we'll be holding this atlanta based workshop at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in powder springs, which is located about an hour outside of the atlanta airport.
  •  do i need to have a journaling bible to attend?
no way, friend!! come just as you are -- whether you are a seasoned bible journaler, just cracking open your very first journaling bible or maybe you've never even owned a bible! we'll get you all taken care of & show you how to get started creatively worshipping right where you are.  other fun ideas for documenting your faith can include vintage hymnals [check ebay or your local thrift store!] or the illustrated faith praise book! each attendee will receive a FREE + totally fun traveler's notebook to create in during the workshop, so even if you don't have a bible or other faith documenting tool, you'll be able to dive right in!!
feel free to bring any creative supplies you feel you would like to use during our workshop, but also know that you don't have to bring anything besides yourself! we'll be supplying TONS of fabulous supplies for you to sample & play with.... think vibrant paints, rolls + rolls of washi tape, fabric scraps + so much more!  plus, each attendee will go home with an amazing workshop kit of supplies to continue worshipping at home!
  • will you have journaling bibles for sale?
we won't have any bibles for sale at the event, however you can purchase one of our favorites on amazon ahead of time to bring with you! 
  • what will the catered lunch be & how much will it cost?
our lunch will be covered in the ticket admission price & will be catered by our friends at Chick-Fil-A!  drink stations will be readily available all day during the event.
  • where can i stay if i'm traveling from out of town?
our church host is located in powder springs, georgia & we are recommending our traveling journalers stay at the hilton marietta hotel + conference center, however you are welcome to stay anywhere else you can find locally! we can't wait to meet you out-of-town ladies!

  • can my daughter/niece/neighborhood teen attend?
um, YES! we would adore to have her -- what an awesome adventure for these sweet, young girls! please keep in mind that we do require anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult [mom, aunt, neighbor] for safety reasons!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

my favorite pens!

i get asked all the time what my favorite pen to use is -- be it for bible journaling, planner girling, or just writing notes to myself or a friend.  so i've put together a pretty little photo gallery showcasing some of my faves!

these skinny minnie pens from me & my big ideas [part of the happy planner line] are super smooth writing & ultra photographic with their sleek black+white designs.  i love the .3 felt nib for writing & each barrel has a different design with cute saying.  you can buy this black+white set at hobby lobby, or grab a pretty colored barrel set on amazon!

i typically use these pens in my MAMBI happy planner or for writing note cards to friends.  thinner paper does tend to show a bit of bleed through [think journaling bible pages], so i hold these back for other projects :]

oh that beloved target dollar spot! it gets me every time, y'all! i have such a collection of their pens, because let's face it.... i need them all ;)

the only fault i find in these pretty [but cheap] pens is how scratchy the ball point is for writing.  i don't love how it feels inking the paper so i do a little "pen surgery" before they officially make it into the collection.... simply unscrew the bottom of the barrel & remove the ink stick + spring.  then grab a pack of these papermate inkjoy pens + swap their ink stick for the cheapo.  writing perfection!

because these are ballpoint pens, you have so much more control over ink flow than a felt tip.  i've never had any issue with bleed through with these little troopers!

my first true love that began my pen collection so long ago.... the papermate flair! these fantastic little felt tip pens come in SOOOO many colors!!! the sky is the limit + the options are endless when it comes to rainbowtizing & color coding with these pens.  i love how smooth they write, they don't have much of an issue with bleed through on thin papered projects & they keep their ink life for so long!

i love to have the tropical collection on hand [they're so pretty i could just sit & stare at their colors all day!] as well as a big box of the slate gray pens.... they are my go to for almost anything & i keep them in my purse at all times! gray ink = heaven!!!

other favorites in my collection include the faber castell pitt big brushes [all. the. colors.] because they are perfect to use in my journaling bible & for inking up stamps!  i also love love love my crayola twistables [not technically a pen, but still worth mentioning!] & these super pretty caroline gardner pens.

so there's a little peek into my pen stash & how they all get used here + there.  i'd love to know what YOUR favorite writing tools are too!

fruit of the spirit pen pouch from