instagram giveaway


hey crafty babes – you don’t want to miss this awesome giveaway on my instagram account!!

this HUGE giveaway includes tons of Illustrated Faith goodies!
check out this list:
1 Illustrated Faith journal by DaySpring
16 Blessings by Mail
1 Risen printables sheet on vellum
2 alpha sticker sheets by Bella Blvd
1 4×6 stamp set by Illustrated Faith
1 set of enamel dots by Bella Blvd
4 cards by Sadie Robertson by DaySpring
1 paint card by Bella Blvd
1 .65 Illustrated Faith pen
Sampling of hearts washi tape
Inspirational card and pray color repeat sticker by Illustrated Faith
2 scrappy fabric clips made by me

make your way to my account and find the above photo to enter. it will be open from 8:00am PST on 4/19 from 7:00pm PST on 4/20. the winner will be announced Wednesday evening on IG.

good luck to you!

Day in the Life 2016 // photos & video

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hey all you crafty babes! did you play along with ali’s day in the life project? this is probably my favorite photo project of the year! i just love getting detailed and specific shots of all the things that happen during our day. it’s a closer look than just the weekly details i capture regularly.

i asked my husband and kids to take photos during the day too since we aren’t together during the daytime and i really wanted their perspectives in this project!

i have a flip-thru video for you today and i take you through the whole project and as usual, there are detailed photos below! i sure hope you are inspired to dig in to your own day and capture something that you can look back on with joy!

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have a great and crafty day!


Digital Elements and Papers
Washi Tape set
DITL 2016 kit by Ali Edwards: SOLD OUT 

say hello to the april gossamer blue kits

The Gossamer Blue kits are LIVE!!! The colors are springy and bright and full of so many goodies!

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And for me, it’s all about the ampersands. They are the star of all of my projects this month. I just couldn’t keep from using them!

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but look how well they go with every. single. piece!!

and then there’s the exclusive life pages cards. they provide that foundation to build your pocket pages and the girls do an amazing job designing them to coordinate with the kit contents! so good!

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Hurry and get some add-ons – you’re not going to want to miss out!! Click here to go to the store >>> Gossamer Blue Store

illustrated faith // print.pray.paste. tutorial

Big things are always happening at Illustrated Faith these days. With God doing so many wonderful things in our community – there is a constant flow of new ideas and concepts to make it easier and more fun to illustrate your faith.

I couldn’t be more excited to let you in on a little secret – Illustrated Faith’s shop will soon include digital supplies!!!! Yep – printable elements, traceable images and journal pages will all be available soon for your beautiful bibles. There are just so many talented designers that want to share their gifts with others – I can’t wait for you to see what they’re up to!

So while we try to contain our excitement – I have a tutorial video for you that might be helpful for you once the printables are available. If you have a silhouette but you’re unsure how to print those digi pages, this should help!

Join me at Illustrated Faith for the video and here’s a little sneak of the project I made with an upcoming set by CT member Elaine Davis of Craftcake Designs.

illustrated faith // praise the lord

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praise and worship looks different for all of us. some pray quietly and some sing loudly. some journal and some draw. the best part is that it’s all good and it’s all for God.

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since the moment i heard the news that Illustrated Faith was designing a praise book – i imagined it would be a place where i could make pages that were like little messages to God – or in this case a fun and crazy collage of color!

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it would be a place that i could get down my fears and joys and promises.

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the first page i made in my praise book was soooo fun! i used new paints and die cuts from to add color and texure and sentiments that spoke to my faith and blessings.

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the rest of the praise book is full of blank yet mildly decorated pages that give you a starting point and an open space to create your own notes to God. i’ve already created a page and process video for Illustrated Faith and you’ll see that in April!

i hope you are able to grab one for yourself – or a journal lover in your life. get messy, splatter some paint or add a few elements and write until your heart is on the page! but whatever you do, keep it real – and COLORFUL!!

happy praising!

supplies used in this project can be found below with direct links to where to find them.

Illustrated Faith - Praise Book Illustrated Faith - Shanna's Favorite Paint Set and Paint Cards Illustrated Faith - Paint It - Paint Cards, Set of 5 Illustrated Faith - Pop Culture - 31-Piece Die Cut Prompts

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illustrated faith // NEW monthly devotional

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? girls, i have never been good at keeping up with devotionals – until Illustrated Faith started doing creative kits. when you combine crafty supplies and learning God’s word – it’s difficult NOT to dive in on a regular basis!


and when the kits include this much gorgeousness – how can you resist? this month’s kit is available now at click on the image below to get straight to it!

i cannot wait to see what you create with this kit! be sure to post your entries on instagram and use the hashtag #illustratedfaith so we can admire your work.

see you soon, pretties!

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