Coloring Made Meaningful

Transform your adult coloring book pages into something more.


The adult coloring craze has arrived around the globe, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Many of us LOVE stockpiling coloring books and playing in them while watching TV or spending time to relax. But the question remains: once you’re done – then what?

This class is all about what you do AFTER you’ve completed your coloring book pages. I’ll teach you how to transform your pages into projects that inspire you, help you connect with yourself, and bring joy to others.

Sneak Peeks

Quick Glance at Coloring Made Meaningful

The adult coloring craze has arrived around the globe, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Many of us LOVE stockpiling coloring books and playing in them while watching TV or spending time to relax. But the question remains: once you’re done – then what? This class is all about what you do AFTER you’ve completed your coloring book pages. I’ll teach you how to transform your pages into projects that inspire you, help you connect with yourself, and bring joy to others. 

Step-by-step videos show you how to turn your coloring into: 

  • Art journal and scrapbook pages
  • Cards and envelopes
  • Gift packaging
  • Home décor
  • Gifts


Create a Color Index

You'll also get a quick course in transforming a vintage book into a colorful index to help you keep track of your markers, pencils, and ink pads. There’s nothing worse than starting to color and realizing the cap doesn’t match the actual color well at all. This project has you covered.

Bonus Content

You'll also get these great bonuses:

  • Private Facebook group for sharing your creations and ideas with other class participants.
  • A curated catalog of coloring books with shopping links – I’ve scoured the web and found the best of the best AND the most unique. You’ll discover the coloring books you never knew you needed – from a tribute to Ryan Gosling to a celebration of the ‘90s. 
  • A guide to the ins and outs of working with coloring books while respecting copyright laws.

Current Students Are Saying...



"I had not really caught on to the colouring trend, but actually found it relaxing. Allyson had some great ideas of how to incorporate colouring into meaningful projects, giving purpose to the relaxation time. I would highly recommend all of the Determined to Shine courses for personal growth and meaning. "

Jane - Alberta, Canada


"Colouring Made Meaningful is more than just colouring and using the colouring pages for something meaningful, I didn't expect that and I am so happy that I was surprised. I had been missing a sense of community after having my youngest child and Determined to Shine has filled that void. " 

Hayley - Tasmania, Australia

"This class will jolt your creativity so that you can use it as a tool towards self-reflection and growth. Allyson's courses are lighthearted and fun.They're also flexibly scheduled so that you can complete them in your own time, which is definitely a plus for me. Allyson's attitude is the best part of these programs; her experience and sincere desire to help add some sparkle to your day is obvious - and appreciated very much!" 

Kelly - Madison, Wisconsin

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Allyson Bright
Allyson Bright
Founder and Creative Director

About the instructor

I’m Allyson Bright. I started Determined to Shine following the unexpected suicide of my husband at age 32. I created this community and these classes because I want others to know how creative expression can help bring healing and empowerment. I know these projects work because I lived them – and I’ve seen firsthand the changes and breakthroughs class members are experiencing every day.

My additional work and writing explores grief following sudden loss, navigating depression and PTSD, as well as ways to use crafting, art, and sometimes just plain silliness to move forward in times of difficulty.

I’m a Certified Holistic Coach and proud member of the Global Association of Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching.

In my early twenties, I wrote two books: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Scrapbook Projects Illustrated and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Altered Art Illustrated. Both are now out of print, but used copies can occasionally be found online or in stores.

I have a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an edX certification in The Science of Happiness from the University of California, Berkeley.