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Abide #OneLittleWord 2016 #olw

After a whirlwind 2015 I am so ready for 2016 and all it has in store for me and my family! So with that in mind, my #OneLittleWord for 2016 is "abide"...which means:

Full Definition of abide...

transitive verb

1: to wait for: await

2: a- to endure without yielding: withstand

     b- to bear patiently: tolerate

 3: to accept without objection

intransitive verb

1: to remain stable or fixed in a state

2: to continue in a place: sojourn

For me, the word "abide" will be a reminder to persevere as I trust in the Lord...I'll be explaining all about how I came upon this word and my verse for the year (along with helpful ways you can incorporate both in your quiet time with the Lord & in your art journal) in the workshop I'm doing for the online event Truth Scrap. I hope you join myself and 5 other awesome artist as we share with you techniques and tips on how to link together your faith and your art, it's going to be such a fun day!  -I'm totally staying in my PJs all day for it and just have a chill time with the Lord, art, and all of you joining us! I'm so excited!

Did you choose a word or a verse for 2016?  Share it if you did so you can inspire others!

ERIN Sig


Truth Scrap

Truth Scrap Event 2015

I've got exciting news to share! If you've been lacking in the creative mojo, or been facing down self-doubt, or wanting to know how to share your faith through your art... or you just want to spend some time with a bunch of super-cool crafty people, then look no further! My friend Lain Ehmann of True Scrap has pulled together SIX fun and talented instructors to offer a full day of faith-based crafting inspiration, including as Stephanie Ackerman, Florence Antonette, Andrea Foster Chebeleu, Heather GreenwoodLiz Hicks, ... and ME, Erin Bassett! We'll be revealing our best crafting tips, tricks, techniques, and secrets in the latest True Scrap event – Truth Scrap. Truth Scrap is a one-day, online, LIVE event on January 23. Yep, that's right – all six instructors will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You'll watch class demonstrations on everything from mixed-media art to Bible journaling, chat with instructors and other students, and have the time of your crafty life – all without leaving home (or even changing out of your PJs!).

Register here: http://www.truescrap.com/ts16erin

If you're tired of just staring at your crafting supplies or creating the “same old” projects, then check out Truth Scrap. You'll be inspired to create!

ERIN Sig


Ready. Set. Create!

Phew! I'm back home and recuperated from a FUN, FUN, FUN weekend away with my girlfriends at Ready, Set, Create.  

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photo credit: Stephanie Mehlem

I have a lot of projects to share with you and I figured the easiest and quickest way to do it is to whip up a video, so here you go:

 

 

 If As I finish up projects I'll post them here on my blog.  :)

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disclaimer: I was in NO WAY compensated for writing this article, opinions expressed are entirely my own.

ERIN Sig


Truth Scrap Individual Classes Available for Download

Are you bummed you missed out on any of the Truth Scrap classes?

Well you're in luck because they are now available individually right HERE!

There's a kick-off sale from 4/13 through Friday, 4/24, making these inspiring video classes only $9.95 through midnight on 4/24. AND if you want all seven workshops you can get them for only $49 (that's $7 each) with the code "TRUTH" at checkout through 4/24.(***After 4/24, the price will increase to the regular $14.95 per class...so hurry on over and grab them!!)

You can check out the class descriptions below or over HERE:

AndreaChebeleulsale 2If you've been longing for a way to express your faith in full-color mixed-media, you’re going to love “Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal” by Andrea Chebeleu. In this workshop you will create from scratch a 6×6 art journal filled with lovely layers of acrylic color and patterns, and then you’ll learn five different ways to get color on your page using a variety of mark-making tools. Finally, you’ll get into the really important part…the words! Andrea will teach a a virtual toolbox of techniques, each of which can be mixed and matched to fashion totally unique pages filled with your favorite words of wisdom, such as favorite scriptures or inspiring quotes. Art journaling newbies, never fear! Let Andrea teach you how simple and foolproof coloring and lettering techniques can be when you keep just a few guidelines


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Donna Salazar brings faith and home decor together in her “Cross-ology” class. Donna as well as some of her friends and family have joined in the “Cross Wall Craze”. If you’ve recently visited any of the home decor outlets you may have seen a HUGE selection of home decor crosses. Filling a wall with even the most inexpensive of these crosses could cause you to break the bank. This class is jam packed with ideas and inspiration for making some of your own crosses for a fraction of the cost… and creating some of these crosses to hang on your walls will give you an artistic way to display your faith. Donna will show you several different types and styles of home decor crosses with step by step instructions on how to make a few of them. These crosses range from the “super simple make in 5 minutes” type to more elaborate crosses that can take you a couple of hours. You won’t want to miss this inspirational and technique filled class


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Telling her family’s story with photos and words is one of Erin Bassett’s favorite things to do, and in this workshop, “Faithbooking: How to Share Your Faith in Your Scrapbook,” she will show you how easy and gratifying it is to incorporate your faith into your scrapbooks as a way to share your testimony with your friends, family, and future generations. Many of us hesitate sharing our faith because we’re intimidated with the “how,” but Erin solves that problem! She will share handy tips on how to highlight your beliefs and share what’s on your heart, as well as ways to add the rest of your family’s perspectives into your album. You’ll love seeing how easily you can develop meaningful pages after taking this class!


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Even as a worship leader in her church, Heather Greenwood had a hard time drawing close to God – until she started art journaling as a response to His Word. If you haven’t art journaled before or feel like you aren’t an artist, don’t worry. This will be easy – and it’s not about the art anyway! Let Heather walk you through her art worship process, including:

*note-taking
*reflecting on the notes
*creatively responding with paint, stamps and pens.
Let’s grab our notebooks, journals and just a few supplies and really draw closer to Jesus through our art worship.


AndreaChebeleulsale 2In this class, Liz Hicks will take you on a creative exploration as you design a beautiful textured canvas full of mixed media and art techniques. This canvas will act as a truth statement of who you are to the core, using biblical verses or inspirational quotes to support your personal theme. “The Art of Being Human” will explore both sides of the creation equation: the beauty and fun of craft supplies, fine art materials and techniques, as well as the deep questions of who we are at the core and how we can help to identify our purpose and approach in this world. If you yearn to begin your faith journey in purpose and learn ways to connect with others in a warm, earnest and heartfelt way, then this class is perfect for you. You will explore your purpose as you create a work of art steeped in love, vulnerability, compassion and trust.


AndreaChebeleulsale 2For years, Shanna Noel struggled to read her Bible in a meaningful way. “I always wished I was more like that, that I LOVED to read my bible, that I even wanted to, but the truth is often times I felt like it was more of a chore than anything else,” she says. One day, though, she saw an image of a Bible all marked up, highlighted and underlined, and something about that struck a chord in her. She went online and ordered yet another new Bible – but this time it was a journaling Bible. “When I started to use the journaling Bible, a light bulb went off!” she explains. “I needed to have a place in my Bible for reflection, creativity, and journaling, and that is exactly what this new format provided.” Now, Shanna has taken her discoveries and is presenting them in a cohesive manner. You can join her as she shares how she uses her journaling Bible in a colorful and creative way that allows for personal growth, reflection and illustration.


AndreaChebeleulsale 2Sometimes, all we need is a little reminder of hope to change our entire outlook. Simple ways to create notes of hope to encourage each other is exactly what Stephanie Ackerman’s class is all about! Using cardstock, paint, paper stitching and encouraging word artwork created by Stephanie exclusively for this class only, you’ll learn to create little cards to keep for ourselves and share with others. You’ll see just how easy – and inspiring – it is to create and offer small messages of faith.

ERIN Sig


Truth Scrap...THIS Saturday 1/31/15

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Have you been:

  • wanting to learn more about Bible journaling, faith-based art journaling, and spirit-filled scrapooking, mixed media, and more?
  • longing to grow closer to God?
  • needing to learn how to share your art AND your art more boldly?
  • desiring a more colorful faith walk?
  • aching to be bolder in your self-expression, eliminating doubt and fear from your art?

 Then we would LOVE to have you at our online event this Saturday... TRUTH SCRAP.

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Truth Scrap blends the best of live events with online education. With tons of opportunity to connect, learn, and grow, there is NO BETTER way to spend Saturday, January 31.

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Without leaving the comfort of your home, you'll be treated to seven hours of faith-based classes by seven amazing, talented instructors and produced by Lain Ehmann:

 

  • Stephanie Ackerman, “Hope Notes: Creating and Sharing Messages of Faith”
  • Erin Bassett (that's me!), “Faithbooking: How (and Why) to Share Your Faith in Your Scrapbook”
  • Andrea Chebeleu, “Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal”
  • Heather Greenwood, “#ARTWORSHIP: Art Journaling in Response to Jesus”
  • Liz Hicks, “The Art of Being HUMAN: A Creative Exploration of Our Basic Being and Purpose”
  • Shanna Noel, “Illuminated Manuscripts: Illustrating Your Journaling Bible”
  • Donna Salazar, “Cross-ology: Art and Heart for the Home”

 

You'll watch these classes in our state-of-the-art webroom, interacting with the students and teachers, learning and laughing.

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Not only will you leave with inspiration to last throughout the year, you'll get some valuable parting gifts:

  • FULL REPLAYS of all classes are included in your registration! You'll be able to watch again and again, as many times as you like.
  • PRIZES, PRIZES! We have a variety of drool-worthy prizes you can win.
  • BONUSES! Each instructor has created an exclusive handout (think cut files, Bible verses, and more!).
  • 10 percent of your registration fee goes to a faith-based non-profit!

 

Because our goal is to share this event with as many crafters and artists as possible, we are rolling back the price on Truth Scrap for 36 hours ONLY. Until Noon on Monday, January 26, you can save $40 off your registration fee with coupon code “MIRACLE” at checkout!

 

Head over to the registration page HERE and learn more about this one-of-a-kind event! You have until Noon on Monday to join over 300 other scrapbookers, artists, crafters, and seekers at the first ever Truth Scrap. We can't wait to meet you!

 

ERIN Sig