One Colorful Year + Illustrated Faith Giveaway #biblejournaling #illustratedfaith

February 2016 to February 2017 has been full of bible journaling goodness for me… has it been for you? Illustrated Faith Partnered with DaySpring a year ago and we are all celebrating! Dayspring is doing an AMAZING giveaway to celebrate and I happen to be doing a giveaway as well! (See this IG Post for my Giveaway)

But before we get to the giveaways, lets take a quick look at what all happened in 2016 + Bible Journaling in my life! Shall we???


A year ago is also when also started my Instagram feed @apileofashes showing my bible journaling, planning and crating love, and soon that feed reached 1k followers in less than 2 months?! Say WHAT?! AND what’s better is that I began was awesome online friendships with those followers!!!


I have been Bible Journaling since Aug 2014… when Illustrated Faith wasn’t IF just yet and only a small Facebook Group of less than 200 people! I LOVE how GOD can do crazy BIG things in small amounts of time! He pressed it on my heart to share Bible Journaling with others and I would make blog posts and post pics but I was too scared to REALLY SHARE with others about bible journaling.
(Read my first post about bible journaling here & then my second post here & see the first page I ever did and posted here.)


A year ago I went to an Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Workshop where I got to meet Shanna Noel and some other awesome bible journalers in Atlanta! My sister in love Jennifer and I traveled over with Kimber and we had a ton of fun! April from Marie Parents helped me sew in my Bible and we met other online faces we have interacted with and it was fun to put real life people with online profiles! It was also fun to see a group of bible journalers invade Michaels during our break time! LOL More supplies were needed lol


This is my sister in law Jenn! We had a fun girls weekend together! Both of our birthday’s are in Jan so this was a girls birthday weekend! We also ventured out to Dick Klick’s Art Store and I’m happy that I don’t live by one because I would NEVER have any money! SO many amazing art supplies in that place!

Below are some  of the pages I made at the workshop.

THEN this past year there was no way of hushing that call He had on me to share His Word! A year ago I also decided to create my Etsy Shop. Here is a pic of me at a Spring vendor show sharing my love for God’s Word.



I also got brave and started hosting local bible journaling meet ups and workshops!
Those events really made my heart FULL! I love connecting with other women and girls in the word of God! I did classes over Bible Journaling 101, Improve & Explore your Handlettering, Play with Watercolors and Paints, Praise and Journal Fellowship classes!


A year ago I also fell in love with washi. Who else has this addiction? LOL I have gathered over 200+ rolls of washi this year. WOWZERS! But now can never have enough washi!


A fan girl moment happened when I got selected to be on the Dayspring Launch Team for the Illustrated Faith line! I know this past year being on the Dayspring IF Team has been fun, challenging, inspiring and COLORFUL! I joined the team in May on the “Blessings or Lessons” Kit!

Here is a little a peek in the back of my journaling bible where I have all the past kits from 2106 journaling in here and I simply love this page! This collage shows many memories from my time in the Word this year! LOVE!


WOW it’s been a year! I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store and excited to celebrate all the things GOD is doing through Bible Journaling in the lives of those that decide to dive in a get lost!

Join us in celebrating this past year by entering our Celebrating One Colorful Year Giveaway below. Three winners will be chosen to receive Illustrated Faith gift packages worth about $600 each. Sign up today – Giveaway ends Monday, February 13th at 3 p.m.

Click the affiliate link below to enter the AMAZING Dayspring giveaway!!!!


Here are some affiliate links to some of the items featured in the giveaway!
I Color in my Bible Bag –> 
IF Watercolors –>
IF Mug –>

Dont don’t forget to head over to my Instagram Feed @apileofAshes to see the details on the MONTH LONG Bible Journaling Giveaways … yes there is an “s” on the end of giveaways! We are doing 4 giveaways to celebrate the Bible Journaling Community out there!

One comment

  1. Carole Rebera · · Reply

    Love your site! I am kinda new to bible journaling, I would love to know where to find workshops in my area to attend. Maybe I will start one in my home town! Any suggestions or ideas? I think this would be a great way to get the young ladies in our church to dive deeper into God’s word! And nurture their creative side as well.

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