Tuesday, January 23, 2018

illustrated faith: goals [DIY booklet]

hi there, friendsies! i have had lots + lots of requests lately to put together another one of my fun DIY booklets that i create to coordinate with the monthly illustrated faith devotionals.... 

well, friends? you're wish is my command! i ADORE making these little memory books, full of journaling + prayerful spots, colorful ephemera & devotional content to inspire me all month long :]

i put together a video of my creative process for this month's DIY booklet for the illustrated faith goals devotional kit so you can get a visual feel for how it all goes together....

i'm telling y'all.... putting together a DIY booklet is seriously so much fun & such a good way to really start the creative juices flowing for a new devo kit!

i chose to keep this month pretty simple with coordinating supplies for my kit.  i chose just four paint colors to use primarily with my bible pages throughout the devotional series [satin jade, satin shell + satin goldenrod are all from target | white paint tube is my ALL TIME FAVE from the illustrated faith acrylic set].

additionally, i pulled any little items i found laying about in my crafty stash to use in my booklet.... here's a quick run-down of my main supplies with affiliate links if you want to be supply twins!

y'all have fun creating!!!
pssst.... you can find more of my DIY booklet creations HERE :] xo

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

new online workshop.... FRESH FOCUS!

happy new year, lovelies! i can not believe it is already 2018, but alas here it is!! i've been holding on to a fun little secret the past couple of months & i'm so excited to unveil it today!

i have a NEW online workshop in collaboration with illustrated faith called Fresh Focus that launched earlier today.  the workshop will span the course of the next month with new video content releasing each week.... but i truly love that this devotional course is evergreen enough to meet you in any life season, whether it's at the beginning of a new year, new month, or just a tuesday in july.

i wrote Fresh Focus as a way to remind my own self of the many promises of newness that God has given us throughout the scriptures.  every day we have a chance to start aFRESH, to learn to let go & let God, and to find inspiration in setting God-given goals for ourselves.

just like the parable found in luke 5:36-38, we can't pour new wine [goals + resolutions] into old wineskins.... it will break the skin.  instead, we must pour our fresh ambitions into a new wineskin -- a foundation built soundly on faith!

i am so excited to work through Fresh Focus with you all together as a community.  you can find the online workshop available for immediate download HERE in the illustrated faith digital shop along with the intro video where i show step-by-step how to set up your very own Fresh Focus travelers notebook!

as i journaled a quick prayer in the margins of luke 5 today, i knew i had more words to lift up to God.  one of my favorite things about starting a new study or devotional series is to PRAY IT out first -- fully give over my heart + mind to let God take control during the series so that i can authentically learn + change + grow.

so i pulled out my Fresh Focus TN that i made during the workshop intro & PRAYED IT OUT first + foremost.  more words, more adoration, more requests for a changed heart.  i used lots of pretty artwork + wordfetti from the workshop printables along with some of the new made-to-match print & pray items [those highlighter paintbrushes + alphas are so fab!!]

i also pulled some pretty paints for my Fresh Focus color palette.... they aren't an exact match, but they're fun + coordinate nicely :]  

my handmade modern paint jars are sold exclusively at target -- i chose shell, pistachio, robin's egg, lilac, coral + avocado.  i may pull out my goldenrod later on, but for now i'm having fun mixing up my illustrated faith acrylics [currently on sale for just $10!] to make a more golden orangey color to match the class!

i've gathered a small handful of other goodies to use throughout the course.... the pineapple file folder [purchased in the target dollar spot last summer] holds all of my print & pray goodies as well as all four weeks of downloaded content + art printables for the workshop.

i grabbed my two favorite illustrated faith paper pads -- you are loved and faith>fear -- for tab + tip-in creating. finally i pulled some highlighter washi, black + white criss cross washi, colored precision pens [they match so well!] and the IF basics tool kit to use throughout the month.

i'm SO excited for this class & i hope you'll join in with me over the next month & throughout the year.  this workshop is perfect for any season of life, so don't feel like you can't join in late, friend!