Shanna has had to step down from being a design team member for us, and though we are sad to see her go, we are very excited for her new endeavor, Illustrated Faith! I asked if she wanted to do a farewell post for both of our blogs and she happily obliged.
Illustrated Faith happened suddenly. When I first shared my journaling bible last year I never would have imagined I would be sitting here today building a business, building a community, and building a website dedicated to glorifying God through a creative process. I love every single moment of it and feel so lucky to play a small part in this movement. If I am being honest though, there was part of me that was very sad to say goodbye to commitments I had made before Illustrated Faith came to be. One of those commitments was to my dear friend Amy Tangerine. She is not only one of the most creative people I know but one of the SWEETEST people in the world. She is someone I go to for advice, inspiration and just plain old happiness! When I told her that I was going to need to step down from the Amy Tangerine creative team she was all kinds of supportive!
We thought it would be fun to have a little "good-bye" party by sharing how I love to use my Amy Tangerine products in my journaling bible, and let me tell you.... I LOVE doing JUST that! Here is a little step by step on my latest entry using my favorite products!
Here is a little secret: sometimes I allow the product to set the tone. For example I found this cute card from the stitch line that says "life is better with a smile". I love this sentiment, and I looked up a verse on happiness and serving God. For me this was Psalm 37:4 "delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart". From there I started with the title "oh my darling" because in all honesty I LOVE that darling stamp and want to use it on everything! I also like how that title is fun and light, I don't think the bible needs to be intense all the time, Jesus calls us to be joyful, let's join Him in that!
Once I have applied all the stickers I wanted I needed to add some color!!! I start with a yellow watercolor and work around the design I already have. I then move to the heavy body paint (MY FAVE!!!!) and continue to build on that design. For finishing touches I add aqua and white circles around the design to compliment the circle theme I set with the stickers.
Once I was finished with my page I used some paper from the Stitched line as well as these adorable word stickers. I love that they are small and so many of them could work for themes in our bible. I stuck to our theme of "smile".
What I love about Amy's products is they are always HAPPY, fun, full of color! This means they work perfectly in your journaling bible!!! Thank you so much Amy for believing in me and supporting me every step of the way!
Thank YOU Shanna for sharing this with us. We wish you so much success and happiness on Illustrated Faith! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop for Amy Tangerine products at your local scrapbook stores and online at Simon Says Stamp and Blue Moon Scrapbooking and Scrapbook.com.