Tuesday, October 17, 2017

word nerd.... weeks 1/2


this month is seriously flying by in a tornado-fast whirlwind.  but i'm working my very hardest to carve out time every single day to be in the Word.... because i want to be a bible nerd when i grow up! and the illustrated faith "word nerd" devo is making those childlike hopes+dreams come true!

here's a peek into my first two weeks of this devotional....


the focus for week one was the first chapter of the gospel of john.  we were prompted to read through the familiar words & pick out or take note of something that we hadn't previously caught in prior readings.

since i was still fresh off of the created to create 2 kit, i immediately had all the heart eyes for the first five verses, but specifically verses three & four....
God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him. the Word gave life to everything that was created....
L O V E!!!! i documented this page in my journaling bible & spent the rest of the week in my word nerd DIY booklet [see the full work up, hyperlapse process video & details HERE].


my intentions with these monthly DIY booklets are to always bring a prayer to God before i dig any deeper -- give over anything that may hold me back from truly connecting with Him through this creative art worship.  i used a tip-in from the faith>fear collection & sewed it on a piece of paper from the gratitude documented 6x8 paper pad.



i am loving this month's prompt/journaling cards that simply have a bible verse for us to freely work through.  i'm using these cards for translation journaling [super helpful for scripture recall] & i just run them straight through my pretty mint typecast typewriter.  i use my BFF google to pull up multiple translations of the verse -- easy peasy!



i also truly enjoy finding creative ways to work through each of the little paper scraps & tip-ins i include in my DIY booklet at the beginning of the month.  i never know what will be on my future heart as i create the booklet, but i love having all of the extra little spaces to document & create little memories of this devotion.

oh & you know i had to put a chicken on it ;)


week two brought us to the story of joshua & jericho [joshua chapters 2, 5 + 6] & our journaling card prompted more study in this book in chapter 1 verse 8....
study this book of instruction completely.  meditate on it day & night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it.  only then will you prosper & succeed in all you do.


more fun scripture translating was had as i banged out letters on my typewriter.  




weeks one & two in the word nerd devotion have been SO amazing & i can't wait to jump into the next two weeks!!! have you grabbed up your kit -- and if so, are you NERDING OUT?!

pssst -- it's never too late to join us for created to create 2 [[OR]] word nerd! october 16th-23rd, you can grab either kit for 25% off at dayspring with the coupon code FAMILY.  woohoo!

Monday, October 16, 2017

gratitude gathering.... atlanta area bible journaling event


i'm so excited to share this fun news with y'all!! i'm working with my friends at hobby lobby to begin bringing a handful of bible journaling gatherings to the atlanta area! our first crop meet up will be in hiram [about an hour outside of atlanta, near douglasville] and we will be fellowshipping & crafting with the new illustrated faith gratitude documented goodies together!

we'll be bible journaling in small group form [we're only offering 20 seats per gathering] to encourage deeper connections with local creative friends.  come play with a huge spread of fun paints, stamps, washi tapes, paper pieces + more....  pssst! i'll even be bringing a sewing machine with me for some fab paper stitching fun!

we'll also be sharing a walk through for an adorable make & take gratitude flip book!




we hope you'll join in for this incredible one day gathering event -- come meet other believers who understand the same love for color + journaling and leave fulfilled & ready to document some gratitude this season!

find all the details & grab your tickets on our eventbrite page HERE!

Monday, October 2, 2017

illustrated faith: word nerd devotional kit


i'm so excited, y'all!!! i've been playing around with the new illustrated faith devotional kit "word nerd" for the last few days [did you see my first bible page with this kit??] & it is going to be SO much fun to dig into the Word with this month :]

last month, i made a DIY ring booklet for my created to create 2 devotional kit & i loved the way it helped me to interact with the devotional on a daily basis.  lots of places to journal & process makes my creative heart oh-so-happy!

so this month i'm making another similar booklet & i thought it would be fun to upload my hyperlapse process video to youtube so you can watch how i created this month's book!


supply-wise, i just gathered up my devotional content cards + journaling cards that are included in the word nerd kit, as well as some random bits+bobs i had laying about.... shipping tags, scrapbook paper [here + here + here], tip-ins [i used ones from the illustrated faith 'you are loved' and 'faith>fear' collections] along with some colorful doilies




i'm obsessed with the fancy pants alpha ephemera pieces [similar ones here] & love including them in my booklets -- i sewed this A on a leftover piece of kraft cardstock layered on a hot pink doily for a bright spot to journal later on this month.


this little spot right here might be one of my favorites! i ripped up some scrapbook paper [from the illustrated faith 'you are loved' 6x8 paper pad.... i hoard this paper, y'all!], layered a jumbo shipping tag & a printable journaling spot from the 'in His image' collection found in the IF digital shop.  i sewed a set of stitches down the left like a book binding & created this fun tri-layer journaling spot! i can't wait to fill this little gem up with prayers & thoughts in a few weeks :]


um, i also thought it would be cute to have a fun picture of me with my DIY booklet so i asked my resident photographer [amelia, the seven year old] to assist.... this was the batch of snaps she hand-picked to share with y'all!! hah!

i hope you'll all join in for this month as we nerd out in the scriptures together!! grab your word nerd kit HERE [make sure you use the coupon code IFSHIPSFREE for free domestic shipping] & tag me on instagram with all of your #if_wordnerd DIY booklet pics!!