Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Bible Journalling Kit Reveal

I'm always so excited to see that colorful envelope from Dayspring to appear in my mailbox. I can't wait to tear into it to see the awesome devotion and supplies waiting to create with and bring me closer to God.

This months kit  from Kristen Wolbach is a powerful one; calling us to Rise Up and take our place that God has provided for us. I feel like this couldn't be more timely for me. This year has been one of growth and stepping out of my comfort zone for me and God has brought me so far. This kit is going to cause me to really reflect and go deeper. I can't wait to document all He's done and grow even more all while Rising Up to take the place He has for me.

Check out this up close look at everything in this months kit and get ready to be inspired.

There are so many different ways you can journal your faith from just documenting in the devotion that comes in the kit each month, a journal, or a journaling Bible. I love to do all three but most of the time it goes into my Bible. I like to keep my text clean and unobstructed so I can use it as my study Bible and be constantly reminded of all that God is doing in my life and how I'm growing in Him.

This day I decided to flip the tip in over and decorate what is normally the backside so I could really journal and pour my heart out on the backside. It keeps it a little more private but it's there to share for anyone that wants to read about my journey. The cut aparts, stamps, and sticker are all I needed to really jazz it up.

Growing up I was the youngest of 6 kids raised by a single mom. Our life was not on a good track but thanks to a Godly neighbor woman that took my mom under her wing our lives were all dramatically changed. Starting with one woman that wasn't afraid to let her light shine and spill over into the world around her. I will be forever grateful for her and her family and the faith they walked out in front of us.

I'm quite the introvert and love to stay in my own little world but God has really been pushing me out of my comfort zone this year. Going back to school this year has put me right smack dab in the middle of a great group of people but all very different from my little world. It's been exciting to grow and know I don't have to be a preacher on the corner but just living my life, loving on them, and letting my light shine gave me many opportunities to plant seeds in each of their lives. I wasn't always at my best but I have faith that God's love showed through and that it showed them we all mess up but He still loves us anyways. His grace and mercy are new each and every day.

I pray that I planted seeds deep within them and that God will continue to send people across their paths to complete what He's started in each of their hearts. I also pray that He continues to work in my life helping me to grow and shine brightly for Him. I pray that for each of you too.

I'd love to see how you use this months kit so please share and be sure to use #IF-RiseUp so we can all see and share you journey as well.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Sweet Baby (Paper House)

Today I'm working with this gorgeous collection from Paper House Productions called Hello Baby. There's a boy collection and a girl collection so no need to worry if you don't have a girl! I couldn't wait to get into it and create. Be sure to check out the process video to see the entire collection up close.

The hardest part was deciding which paper to use for the background so I just decided to use them all!! I took advantage of the design on the grid paper and incorporated it into my title and design. This layout really came together so quickly and I adore how it turned out!

supplies used

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time to unpack my new Illustrated Faith monthly kit.

I'm always so excited to see what's in the newest kits from Illustrated Faith and they never disappoint. This months Doodles To Live By totally rocks!! The devotion is touching my heart in a big way this month as my family and I are going through so many transitions right now.

Changes in life always bring questions. What does God have for me and what direction am I supposed to go. Change also brings a great time to learn to turn things you can't control over to the One that can and to just simply trust. This month Elaine Davis is bringing her awesome illustrations to life through the devotional she wrote. It is gripping my heart and encouraging me to write my story which of course is His story.  First I need to search my heart for who I am and who He has created me to be then I can go out and reach others with it.

Have you taken the time to write your story? Do you struggle resting in His promises and instead of worrying or keeping yourself so busy instead of just trusting in Him? I think we all struggle the same issues maybe at different levels in different seasons of our lives but we can all do better at carving out time for Him first before we let life consume us. What struggles are you facing?

I hope you'll grab a kit and really dig into the word while doodling and creating in the devotion or your Bible. If you do be sure to share on social media with the hashtag #IF_DoodlesToLiveBy  We'd all love to see and of course you can see what everyone else is creating and how they're growing while studying the word.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

How I Plan (Paper House)

Today I'm going to share a bit about how I plan all while using fun products and finishing off some much loved collections. I'm working in my Dayspring planner today and products from Paper House Productions. They also have just released planners which are gorgeous so be sure to check them out! Some of the product is leftovers I'm finishing off and some I'm opening up for the first time.

When I saw these snap shots I knew they'd be perfect for my planner. I've been saving the florals for May and couldn't wait to get started.

Here's a peek at my process
How I Plan process video

Now backing up to my April layout. I couldn't wait to add in this little motel sticker!! It was too perfect for my recent getaway where I spent 4 days in a hotel working and resting. LOL

Supplies used


Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Heart That Receives

Illustrated Faith

The April monthly kit “A Heart That Receives” is here! 

I could not wait to dig in to this months devotional. As a family we are facing a lot of things in our life that is trying at times and this devotion has really spoken to my heart. Once I got started it was hard to stop. I know right now I've prayed for direction and just wish God would give me the steps to take but reading through Genesis and Noah I wonder could I ever have that kind of faith even with the exact steps. I think sometimes I need to remind myself that He's not given me detailed steps because i don't need them to trust that He's working all things for my good.

When I got to Abraham I couldn't stop. I journaled several verses and pages because so much was speaking to my heart. Why is it so hard to believe that God has so much more for us than we can even imagine for ourselves. This devotion is really teaching me to open my heart more to receive all that God has for me.

To wait on Him for His abundant blessing in my life.  How many times have I tried to help God along with His plan for my life or tried to manipulate situations. I may get what I want but it's NOT God's best for me or His plan but he's always there to make things right again when I mess it all up.

If you haven't picked up this months kit A Heart That Receives I would encourage you to hop over and grab it then dig in and get ready to receive all that God has for you. Stay tuned for more entries. I'll be sharing more on Facebook and instagram. 

This Bible journaling kit includes a devotional booklet (focusing on cultivating a heart of receivership through an intimate relationship with God), along with coordinating Bible journaling tools such as washi tape, stamps, magnetic bookmarks, tip-ins, stickers and more! Everything you need to get started today.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10 Ways to Fall In Love With Your Bible

I've been anxiously awaiting Shanna's new book and excited to say it's as fabulous as I knew it would be. I don't know about you but it's refreshing to hear someone be so candid and honest about the same struggles as me and I'm sure a lot of you.

I really want to wake up excited to read my Bible and get a new revelation every time I open the pages but you know I don't. The struggle is real. The guilt is real.

We live in a time where social media can bombard us with perfect looking people and lives when ours seems anything but perfect. When I read how others are so spiritual, look at their many Bible journal entries and appear to be the perfect Christian I can get really down on my self which in turn can make me dwell in His word even less. How sad is that?! It's a vicious cycle and one I think the devil loves to use to keep us from His word.

Shanna's book is perfect if you're feeling like me. It's a call to action and commitment to follow through. She gets right to the point in chapter 1 about all the excuses we make and a call to action to lose the excuses. I think we can all relate to making excuses and yes many are valid but priorities are the key as she points out. We can all carve some time out of day even if it's 5-10 minutes.

I'm committed to losing all my excuses and I'm tweaking my priorities. Usually I have 5-10 minutes before leaving for school that I spend checking emails but I'm going to commit to swapping that time out to spend in the Word and reading the rest of Shanna's book instead of waiting for the end of the day when I all to often make the excuse I'm too tired and just go to bed. Putting my intentions out there so you can hold me accountable and if you declare something out loud you're more likely to follow through. So there you go! ;o)

Who's with me? Imagine the impact we could all have on the people around us not to mention how much better our days would go if we would just take the time and make a commitment to spending time in the Word and forming new habits. I hope you'll pick up your own copy and join in. I'd love to hear how it's impacting you when you do.


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Basket Ideas & Sale

I've always loved Easter time. The promise of a time of renewal and everything that was dormant through a winter season comes to life again. The chance to begin again fresh. I love the beautiful colors that bring everything to life and let's face it I love making up Easter baskets for my kids.

Even though my kids are grown and the baskets have changed from cute stuffed animals and candy I still love looking for something meaningful to give them that will speak new life into their everyday routine.

I was excited to pick out a few things from Dayspring to include in my daughters Easter basket this year. I really wanted something that would remind her everyday that she is loved, that God created her to be uniquely her and that He will forever be there for her. Being a young adult in this world can really test your faith with everything they face. What better way to combat that and give a beautiful gift at the same time.

She loves to journal so the Promises and Blessings journal was perfect. It has scriptures on every page to remind her she's not alone and the Be You mug is her favorite color and another great daily reminder.

I added in some scripture cards, A Confidant Heart to a fun little ceramic basket so she could have a quick way to get into God's word as well as this beautiful Turn Over a New Leaf necklace from The Vintage Pearl.

Are you making baskets for anyone special this year? Be sure to include something lasting that can speak new life into them all year long. Check out all the great items from Dayspring.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

One Big Scrappy Family (PaperHouse)

Hello again! Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the fabulous One Big Happy Family collection from Paper House. I love all of the colors in this collection and there's so many different ways you can take it. I chose to document a weekend away with my scrappy family.

Here's a look at my process

Each collection has lots of extra goodies to coordinate and I couldn't wait to use some of them. The printed acetate is one of my favorites. I used it as a large mat behind my photos to try and really show it off while keeping my photos the center of interest.

Don't overlook the paper itself for creating your own embellishments. Originally I thought I was going to use the frame paper as my background but I fell in love with the chevron. So what's a girl to do? Why cut up all the frames and words from the paper and adhere them to my chevron background.

I pop dotted some of the frames to create more dimension to the layout. From the sticker pack I found little bits and pieces to fill inside some of the frames. Since this was documenting a fun weekend creating with friends I wanted to create lots of little masterpieces all over my background.

Supply List:


I hope you enjoyed a look at my process and a look at the One Big Happy Family collection for something other than your traditional family.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Free To Flourish Bible Journaling Kit

I'm so excited to get to share the newest Devotional Kit Free to Flourish from Dayspring and Illustrated Faith! It's pink and beautiful florals so of course I squeeled when I saw it!!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fun Times Flip Album (Paper House Productions)

I am so excited to  be joining the Paper House Productions Design Team this year! I love to create gifts for ones I love and especially love it when they can come together quickly and easily but look like they took forever! Today I am sharing a little project using the new Adventure Flip Album over on the Paper House Production blog. I'd love for you to hop over and check it out!  

I have a process video so you can see how easy it is to complete this awesome album.

This album is perfect for gift giving just by itself or complete with photos and ready for someone to enjoy. I hope you enjoyed my project for you this month and will check out the varity of flip albums in the Paper House store.

Fun Times Flip Album Supply List:


Have a great day!