• Thank you so much Amy! You’re so sweet!

  • I’ve never considered myself to be a very anxious person in the past but as of recently I’ve really been struggling with feelings of unrest and anxiety.  It’s gotten so bad that I’ve had a really hard time

    • I love this Amanda. So well done. All of it.

    • Beautiful! I too am struggling with creating at the moment so I am trying to do it for the process and not the end result, and to do it for my own enjoyment and relaxation rather than for what anyone else thinks. I’ve recently discovered Illustrated Faith and I’m so glad.

    • yay! this was such a blessing to read! thank you oh so much for being transparent and real and sharing your heart — and your lovely pictures too! ;)

    • this is great. thank you so much for sharing!

    • As someone new to all of this, I say thank you. Why do we make it about everything it shouldn’t be? I’m not an especially “artsy” kinda gal, but I am enjoying this process immensely. So again, thank you. :)

    • All I can say is Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I have been struggling with these same feelings and asking myself the very same questions. Thank you for helping me see things clearer and to remind me that God’s got this.

    • Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! So many times of us experience the same struggle, so it’s good to hear how you worked through it. ?

    • I just stumbled on this post as I was learning my way around the website. This was spot on for me. God surely led me here to read this. Thank you so much for your beautiful art and wonderful words.

      Blessings!

  • “Dear younger me
    Where do I start
    If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far
    Then you could be
    One step ahead
    Of all the painful memories still running thru my head
    I wonder how much different

  • When the “You’re Beautiful” devotional by Valerie Weiners showed up at my doorstep, I knew that it would be one of those devotionals that would really reach in and grab my heart.  A little back story, I began

  • Hi Amanda!! You’re my winner!! Please email me at amandamcabreraATyahooDOTcom!!

  • So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard of a shaker card.  But just in case you haven’t gotten the chance to see one, let me blow your mind with adorable

    • Super cute. And easy, thanks for sharing. :) since spring is popping up here I am excited to be outside!!!!

    • Love the shaker cards! This spring I’m looking forward to new life!!!! The blooms, the buds, the butterflies and the birds! Singing birds waking me up in the morning, as they are now doing!!!!! The Resurrection season!

    • making shaker cards!

    • I’m looking forward to taking long walks outside and feeling the nice warm air that I have missed.

    • Love your cute shakers!! Where is the word page sticker sheet from (under one of your shakers)?

    • I must of been under a rock! Thank you for the lesson these look like a lot of fun. :)

    • I’m looking forward to all the flowers in Spring!! And not the ones growing in my yard 😝 Azaleas, gardenias, roses, ahhhhh!!!

    • I love this shaker card idea! I always save those little plastic pouches! Now I know why!!! I’m looking forward to Easter. It always fills me with a sense of renewal.

    • I cannot wait to make some of these with my little girl! She will love this project. And for spring, I am so ready to get my garden going!

    • Ohhh….I’m so looking forward to the warm sunshine and the pink & yellow flowers in my garden.

    • I’m loving spring colors and the feeling of renewal in the air!

    • I’m looking forward to warmer weather, the smell of coconut and tropical goodness, even if it’s just a wax block that smells like I took a bath in Hawaiian tropic suntan oil, getting outside and finding creative inspiration in the limitless possibilities of God’s own artwork painted from the ground my feet stand on (or sand and waves my body lays in) all the way up to the clouds in the sky. And I also am looking forward to be randomly selected to win the shaker cards. XOXO

    • Absolutely love this! Can’t wait to make these! I’m most excited to be able to run outside in God’s beautiful creation!

    • Judy replied 4 years ago

      I love these!!! So much cuteness.
      What I’m looking forward to spring is exploring outside with my boys.

    • I’m looking forward to spending quality time with God and in my War room… so I can be inspired by the Holy Spirit to enjoy the Gift that very soon I’m going to receive when I made my faith tested and I won a contest to get my first journaling Bible!. I will start selecting my favorite Bible verses and making marks and sketches … to plan ahead how they will look like in the future :)

    • The shaker idea is super cute!!! where do you get the “blooms” cards? I like those!! I’m excited about spring for the beautiful weather and flowers popping up!!

    • I am looking forward to all the pretty flowers that will be blooming and long walks with my dog.

    • As the weather warms up and the snow and ice disappear, I hope to get outside and go for walks and do some work in my flower beds. Inside, I need to de-clutter my craft room and do some paper crafting! I look forward to trying one of your shaker cards. Thanks for all your inspiration! God Bless.

    • I’m looking forward to warm sunshine and journaling outside!!

    • I am looking forward to spending more time in the Word of God.

      Thank you for the opportunity

      Denise

    • I am excited for all the spring colors to pop up for super inspiration!

    • I am looking forward to all the beautiful birdie who will come feast at the feeders in the back garden and listening to them sing!

    • Love the shaker cards!!!! I’m looking forward to getting closer to God!! I’m about to get my first journaling Bible and can’t wait to dive in!!

    • Since I’m in Australia – we have just started Autumn, so I am looking forward to the changing colour of the leaves, and cool, crisp evenings where I can snuggle with hubby. :-)

    • I am looking forward to start seedling so it plants/flowers will be ready to be planted during summer. And trying to start thinking which vocational bible school to volunteer at.

    • Just love you tribe sister 💗

    • Thanks for showing how to make the shaker card. Love it!

  • Hello lovelies!

    First of all, I have to just shout out praise for the gift of this new amazing site!!  How gorgeous is this place?!!  My entry this week has to do with the gifts that God bestows on us and ho

    • Love inspiration….
      How did you attach the pompom trim? Is it dividing the OT and NT?
      Iva

  • Hello Lovelies!!
    I hope you all are as excited as I am that there are only 22 days left until Thanksgiving!!!  It’s one of my favorite days of the year.  I love sitting around the table with loved ones and s

    • Would anyone be willing to share a list of the prompts on each page? I’d love to make one of these booklets from scratch since they’re no longer available. Thanks!

  • Hello Lovelies!

    Today I’m going to be showing you how you can cover a page in text and color all without actually covering the page!  I’ve heard from lots of journalers that while they love my pages, they do