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december daily 2013 flip-thru

hi and hello!

last year when i worked on my december daily album, i posted the details here on my blog, but i wasn’t doing videos back then.

and since we’re all gearing up to start our 2014 december daily albums, i thought a little flip-thru of last year’s was appropriate.

making my own dd kit was so much fun and i have done the same thing this year! items i used to create my kit will be linked below the video.

hope you enjoy and find some christmas inspiration!

xo -andrea

 

SUPPLIES USED:

2013 calendar: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362305970/

daily journal cards (4×6): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362195051/

dashing through cards (3×4): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362152552/

heidi swapp believe paper pack: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175851560423321821/

photo/word collage tutorial: http://youtu.be/j7nEsThWvm8?list=UUOS-YXZ5YVtI-ezqnt8edzw

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ANNOUNCEMENT! handwriting class available in november

this girl is in serious need of a shake up! an upgrade of sorts. i need to stretch my limbs. and this involved making some decisions that i never really considered before. but first…let me take you back a bit… <—– (you thought i was gonna say ‘lemme take a selfie’ huh? well – i almost did!)

seriously though – in january of 2014, i posted my very first youtube video tutorial and the response was super positive. and since then, i’ve filmed and posted several of my process and organizational videos which have reached thousands of people! that’s just crazy to me! but it tells me that what i have to give, people like. so i think that letting it out is the best thing to do.

beginning on november 15th, my very first self-paced workshop will be available to you! we are starting with a topic that is very special to me – HAND LETTERING. this 3-part course is designed to help you improve your handwriting so you’re excited about journaling and proud of your own chicken scratch. :)

HOW IT WORKS:

after november 15th, once you purchase the course, (for only $2.99 and available through paypal) you will gain access to the private workshop which includes all 3 videos. it is self-paced so you can start anytime and since practice is the only way to get better at something, please use the videos as much as you like!

the response to my announcement on instagram was so positive, i feel very confident that this is an area that people are excited to improve within themselves and my hope is to bring prettier handwriting to the world!

the class will be available for pre-order prior to november 15th so be prepared for some major promotion, save the dates and reminders on facebook and instagram. aaaaaand there might even be a giveaway involved!!

you all have been so supportive and complimentary about my designs and style and that has been positively overwhelming. thank you!

lots of details to come, don’t miss out!

xo andrea

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project life update 2014 // weeks 28-33

let’s not count the weeks since i’ve shared my pages with you on this almost forgotten space. let’s just enjoy the 6 weeks i’m sharing with you today!, shall we? according to my project life album, the kids are back in school!

as i’ve mentioned before, i will share the supplies i use below. some are affiliate links to amazon.com and if you buy using my link, i get a little kick back. so, if you choose to, thank you.

now, on to the goods!

 

WEEK 28
we are in the thick of summer. my nails are bright, the sun is hot and there’s still a lot of trampoline time.
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WEEK 28 (weekend)
celebrating my nephew’s 6th birthday at a local pool!IMG_1573 IMG_1574 IMG_1575

 



WEEK 29
family night at the movies, sunsets and everyday happenings.

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WEEK 30
my last week at work before vacation. planning for busy summer schedules. weekend chill time at home with marshall is always on the menu.

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matt’s 20 year high school reunion was one of the funnest nights out in a long time. lots of friends and lots of alcohol.
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WEEK 31 -32
lazy sunday after the reunion. movies at church for the middle schoolers and birthday preparations for gibson.

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gibson’s birthday happened. he turned thirteen and it was epic.
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WEEK 32 (continued)
letters to the boys, tucked into mini envelopes. 8th grade schedule pickup and fun new shoes.
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WEEK 33
getting ready for school to start. i go back to work. friends come back from vacation. we lost a comedic legend.
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first day of school!
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STILL WEEK 33
first day of school ice cream. cupcake wars at church. gibson gets his bike serviced.
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school supplies. matt’s team faces my team for pre-season thursday night football.
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the summer ended and only the calendar says it’s fall.
i’ve been trying new styles and techniques and still love everything this process brings.

my hope is that you’ve been inspired to create and document your own memories.

as always, happy scrapping!
andrea =)

SUPPLIES:

August Rush Digital Kit

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fall into you // a kit by stephanie adams designs

good day to you and happy autumn! how’s the weather where you are?

here it’s still warm. northern california is confused and doesn’t realize fall started yesterday. we’re still in the high 80’s but at least it’s not the high 90’s anymore….sheeeesh. i am soooo over summer at this point!

so to get us all into the fall mood, stephanie adams designs released the september kit called fall into you. the colors and cards are so perfect for this time of year.

 

the p.kit is a physical kit that is filled to the brim with cards, alphas, embellishments and character! you can get it here.

 

the d.kit is a digital plethora of yummy goodness. cards, digital stamps and alphas. download yours here!

 

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using a select few pieces from the d.kit, i made a little process video of a 6×8 layout i did to document a long and lovely friendship.

 

hope you liked everything you saw today! get a jumpstart on fall photos with these lovely autumn kits!

and may the fall weather be upon you and may your scrapbooks be full of memories!

xo: andrea

bible art journaling // an introduction

can i be honest with you?
i am terrified of the bible.
i have never really understood it and that has prevented me from getting deep into the word of God.

shereadstruth.com recently began a new bible study on Hosea and i was super interested in learning and studying. but the words always go in one eye and out the other. i have a difficult time retaining information unless i write it down and as an adult, i am so glad i know this about myself. so, you know how God’s timing is pretty much perfect? well, yeah, here is a perfect example of that.

i began noticing photos of scrapbook type art in the margins of bibles showing up in my facebook news feed. intriguing.
women were gathering in a facebook group and sharing their art. bible art. sharing verses and topics that spoke deeply to them and how they were engaged in the word of god while drawing, doodling and painting. uuummm, i clicked JOIN GROUP in a heartbeat!

since i love hand lettering and i have a ton of scrapbook supplies, i gathered up some stuff i thought would be perfect for bible journaling. after researching a few different bibles, i settled on this one: ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)

outside of buying the bible, i only bought a $10 set of watercolor paints (which i needed anyway), a bottle of gesso (which is only necessary for painting) and a $4 stamp set. i will link to these items at the end of this post.


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my bible arrived on a friday. naturally i wanted to rush home from work and was so excited to get started. i had seen a few people doodling on the edges of their bibles and knew that i wanted to do something like that. and a simple hello jesus was perfect for me. i sketched it in pencil first, then carefully penned it with an ultra fine sharpie.

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choosing a special verse for the opening page wasn’t too difficult. even though i don’t have many verses memorized, i knew i wanted this one. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7 says for we live by faith, not by sight. this has been on my heart for as long as i can remember. i never doubted God’s presence or questioned His love for me. so i sketched and penned into the night.

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there is no one way to journal in your bible. whatever kind of medium you enjoy is perfectly fine! personally, i do like several different kinds of art and wanted to try a few out to see what worked best on this thin paper. i’m going to share 3 with you today:

 

watercolor // messy art is sooooo not comfortable for me but i really wanted to just go with the flow of my watercolors and color outside of the lines (on purpose)! and have faith that it would be okay. plus, it’s about the words and not the perfection. for this style, i placed a small piece of freezer paper behind the page so the water didn’t soak through.

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sketching // my next adventure lead me to this verse from isaiah. since strong is my one little word for this year, i had this quote saved on my pinterest board and thought this was the perfect place to finally put it down on paper. i decided to keep this one in pencil because i liked the look of the sketches.

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scrapbook style // earlier i mentioned that i am trying to keep up with she reads truth’s Hosea bible study. as i read through the study in the she reads truth app, i highlighted certain verses and words i wanted to remember for a future worship art session. using random scrapbook supplies, i laid out my reflection of what i got from Hosea 2:19-20. sometimes i need a reminder…and a little humor to help.

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my hope is that you’re not afraid to get your bible a little messy. this style of worship may be scary or weird, but for me, it’s drawing me to the words i’ve longed for but have been fearful of for years.

for more info on getting started in your own journaling bible project, the following ladies have amazing tips for you:
shanna noel: founder of the journaling bible community on facebook
heather greenwood: this chick has some of the best tutorials for bible journaling

 

happy worship-scrapping!
andrea

 

SUPPLIES:

Artist's Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan Set