Hello, friends! Advent season is upon us and this year my personal goal is to truly bequest my heart to focus on God. This time of year is hard for so many — whether it be loss or hardship or what have you. My prayer is that my own heart & mind would be focused on Christ, and not what human wants I may or may not be receiving right now. After all, He is the only true reason for this season — amen?!
I’m digging in to Philippians 3:20 with y’all today, which says this:
They are focused on earthly things, 20 but our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly wait for a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I knew right away that this wood block stamp from the Illustrated Faith Advent collection would be the perfect addition to my margin, so I created my page around this piece as my focal point. In keeping with my advent goal of focusing on Jesus above all, I also wanted to keep this page super simple — less art, more Jesus. But also…. some art ;) Because that’s how this community is called to worship, right?!
I laid down some quick swipes of acrylic paint colors and inked up my wood block stamp to get started. I filled in a large-ish portion of my margin with this stamp because I wanted it to POP up off the page at me when I come back to peek at past Bible entries. I love how many times I was able to stamp across in these extra wide margins! YEOWZA!
Next, I grabbed just a few pieces from the Advent paper pieces — coffee mugs are always a YES & AMEN kind of thing for me! #coffeeismylovelanguage…. I also love the sentiment on that pink cup & it goes right along with my focus for advent! Just give me all the Jesus on repeat, please & thank you!
I attached my cute little mugs together & also pulled an “Advent” tabbie piece from the ephemera package to staple along the top of my Bible page for a sweet, yet simple tab section.
I outlined my focus verse, because I want to know exactly what my heart was praying & dwelling on when I come back at a later date. A scribbled prayer, a date stamp & a few little black heart stickers later…. My first advent page is complete!
I’ll be praying this page & this sentiment over myself this advent season, and I would love to pray it over you as well, friends. Don’t feel distraught over needing to have or use #allthesuppliesever — all we need is a pen + a scrap of paper to create something beautiful in art worship of our Savior.
Will you join with me this year as we celebrate Christ & focus on the true reason why we create in our margins? xo
Illustrated Faith Advent Collection – check your nearby Joann stores to find these fun wood block stamps and ephemera.
additional supplies: Illustrating Bible | Illustrated Faith Basics Tool Kit | Assorted Acrylic Paints from Target | Studio Calico Mega Date Stamp