Raise your hand if you’re excited for 100 Days of Grace & Gratitude!! Have no idea what I’m talking about? Keep reading!
100 Days of Grace & Gratitude is a devotional journal written by Shanna Noel (founder of Illustrated Faith) that points us to God’s grace and goodness over the course of 100 days. In addition to 100 days of Scripture and corresponding devotional content, there is a place for you to respond creatively (with paint and stickers or simply your pen).
In this post (and this video) I’m sharing what creative supplies I’ve pulled from my personal stash to coordinate with this project. In the video I share what the inside of the journal looks like. If you’re interested in that, be sure to check it out here 🙂
The Illustrated Faith community will begin journaling through the book together on November 1. Of course, you should start when it is best for you. There will be a private Facebook group dedicated to sharing your entries (if you’re so inclined) and I will link that group once it is established.
Since I will be welcoming a new baby at the end of November I have chosen (again) to keep minimal supplies at the ready. When I worked through the 100 Days of Bible Promises devotional journal I found myself most reaching for the supplies I’m sharing today, of course with a different color scheme 🙂
I grabbed several shades of Target’s Handmade Modern acrylic paints. Shown here are Coral, Goldenrod, Robin’s Egg, Bright Teal and Seaweed. I’ve also since picked up the colors Brick, Oxford Blue and Deep Ocean.
I plan to use this white Faber Castell brush pen over the darker acrylic paints for some fun contrast. I have a few stamp sets pulled, including this little alpha from the Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional kit. I love how versatile it is! Of course, to use clear stamps I’ll need an acrylic block (to mount them) and an ink pad.
I plan to spiral bind my book just like 100 Days of Bible Promises and that means I’ll lose the book spine along with the ribbon. In order to mark my place I plan to use this mint oversized paperclip from Target.
Additional stamp sets I’ve included are last year’s Gratitude Documented stamp set (which I can’t find anywhere to link for you ) and the Elements stamp set. I love using this guy for creating easy art marks and layering.
In the Bible Promises book I found myself reaching for wordfetti and these enamel hearts to top off nearly every page. The journal got chunky fast and I was glad to have an accommodating spiral holding it all together 🙂 In case you’re wondering I had mine spiral bound at Office Depot for $6.34.
On a heart ring I included some washi tapes that I thought would coordinate well with the journal. I leaned mostly toward neutral black and whites and more autumn orange washis.
For days when paint requires too much time I plan to use these Faber Castell brush pens. I’ve chosen the following colors: permanent carmine 126, light flesh 132, dark naples ochre 184, earth green 172, chrome oxide green 278 and cobalt turquoise 153. They may not be *perfect* matches but they’re close enough. I want to emphasize that you do not need to go out and buy $100 worth of supplies to participate in Grace and Gratitude. Really, all you’ll need is the book and a pen. The rest is optional so shop what you already have!
And last but not least, Print & Pray Shop pieces. The October Better Together artist releases coordinate with the 100 Days of Grace & Gratitude Journal. I used these most when working through the Bible Promises devotional journal. It was so quick and easy to cut out an element or two, attach it to my page and add some journaling.
So there you have it! Are you going to participate in 100 Days of Grace & Gratitude with us?! I hope you do! And I want to offer this bit of encouragement since I know November and especially December are typically very busy seasons for most: there is no right or wrong way to complete this project.
Maybe you can’t make the time to journal every day. Maybe you won’t finish in 100 days. That is ok!! I’ve seen others realize (and know this to be true myself) that God’s timing is perfect. So even if everyone else is on day 53 and you’re on day 12, day 12 will probably be just what you need when you need it. He’s pretty awesome like that 😉
See you soon, friend!