Napkin Technique

Hi Friends,

Today I did some fall-inspired journaling using the napkin technique. I found this beautiful napkin while at Hobby Lobby and wanted to use it to illustrate Psalm 100:4- Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. (NIV)

Napkin Technique for Bible Journaling
Napkin Technique Supplies
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The Proverbs 21 Wife

Wives Love Your Husbands

Proverbs 21:9 – Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife (NIV).

I stumbled on that verse of Proverbs the other day, and I just sat and kind of let that picture settle in my mind for a minute. I pictured a man with a tattered blanket huddling against cold wind, rain and snow and still finding relief that he was not in the same warm house with his awful wife.

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Available NOW! Illustrated Faith – I Am – Devotional Kit

Illustrated Faith July Devotional Kit Available NOWThe new Illustrated Faith devotional kit, “I Am” is now available to order! This kit is simply gorgeous, I cannot wait until I get my hands on this kit.

Take a look at it here. I know you will love it! You can also watch the unboxing from Illustrated Faith’s Shanna Noel here! I am looking forward to see all of the beautiful creations that come from this kit. From what I am reading from the reviews the devotional is really resonating with many woman. See the description below, and I’m sure you will agree this is going to be good!


In the Illustrated Faith ‘I Am’ devotional kit, Melisa Garcia invites you on a two-week journey to dig deeper into knowing Christ.  Join Melisa as she leads you to make room for Christ, to take steps in becoming fearless, to speak truth about who you are in Him, to be patient, to forgive.  “…I learned early on that if I wanted to know who I am, I first must know the great I Am.  You will know who you are when you recognize whose you are. So that is my call to you.” —Melisa Garcia
Devotional message:
I Am
Digging Deeper
Sample copies:
Day 1 – Fearless
Day 2 – Capable
Day 3 – Free
Plus 11 more!
Product Details:
1 plastic pouch
1 devotional booklet
1 clear stamp collection
1 roll of washi tape
1 sheet of cut-out paper pieces
2 cardstock sticker sheets
3 tip-ins
1 magnet
1 thank you card from Shanna


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Soaked In Scripture Series – Memorizing the Bible One Verse at a Time – Week 1

Soaked In Scripture Series – Memorizing the Bible One Verse at a Time – Week 1

If you are anything like me, memorizing scripture is not an easy task. I have a few favorites that I have memorized and that is it. That is NOT a good thing!!

There are so many reasons that having scripture memorized is so very important. This time last year my mom passed away. No one knew that she was sick and within a month she was gone. I knew that my mom believed in God, but I was not sure what her personal relationship with Jesus really was so when I was not at the hospital with her, I was looking up scriptures that I could take back with me to talk to her about. When I spoke with her she was able to nod her head to let me know that she heard me and that she believed Jesus was her Lord and Savior. I know where my mom is now and that brings me tremendous comfort. But, it would have been nice to have had those verses memorized!

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Why I Love Tracing in My Bible and YOU Will Too!

Printables Make Bible Journaling Easy.

It’s been a few days since I have been able to really sit down and do some Bible journaling. Life is so fast that before you know it several days have went by and still no time to journal! That’s why I am so thankful for those who offer free printables that I can trace in my Bible. Oh, how I love printables and here are a few reasons why:

  • I’m not an artist, so anything that I can trace into my Bible that makes me FEEL like Picasso is a blessing!
  • Tracing with a FREE printable is easy and fun. You simply print the image, lay it behind your Bible page and trace.
  • This method gives me more time to really focus on God’s Word instead of spending time wondering what verse to use with what image, what colors to use, what mediums to use, and so on.
  • The maker of the printable does all of the work for you, you simply enjoy the process.

    Bible Journaling is Easy with Printables!
    Traceable I used from Lindsey Decor
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How to Use Distress Ink For a Pretty Galaxy Entry

Hi everyone, I recently discovered Rebekah R. Jones on and WOW. She has a free 10-lesson class on that website that I love, love, love. There she gives you a plethora of techniques and tips to create amazing art journaling in your Bible.

In the very last class (Lesson 10) she did this beautiful entry in the Bible where she used Distress Inks to create a gorgeous galaxy page. Well, since I have been secretly drooling over everyone else’s similar pages, I knew I had to try this method.

Bible Journal Entry using Distress Inks
My Version of God’s Creation using Distress Ink.

Now, this was my first time using Distress Inks and I have to say, I think this will be my new go-to color applicator. The whole process was fun! It did take me a minute to get used to the blending tool that I used and to just get myself familiar with how the inks work on different paper, in addition to the blending.

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Take a Look at my Bible Flip Through Video for Fresh Ideas in Your Own Bible Journaling!

Hello everyone! I’ve prepared a Bible “flip-through” so you can see some different mediums you can use while journaling your faith in your Bible! I enjoy watching all kinds of flip through videos of others Bible journaling adventures and hope you enjoy this one as well!! Here is a highlight of a few of my favorite entries from the video.

My Permission Pages -
My Permission Pages
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Permission Pages Allow You to Make Mistakes in Your Bible Journaling Journey

Permission Pages for Bible Journaling - Thinking Closet
Permission Pages from

My sweet, sweet husband bought me my first journaling Bible in February of 2017. I was so excited to start!! I had one rule, ONE rule!! No covering words in the Bible. My very first entry, guess what?? Yep, I covered words in my Bible! I was so upset that I was on the brink of deciding this journaling stuff wasn’t for me when I came across a blog by Lauren at

My Permission Pages -
My Permission Page helps me accept not-so-perfect pages.

Permission Pages! How genius! She created permission pages for just that reason that I wanted to quit. Because she knows words will get covered, pages will get wrinkled and crinkled, pages my bleed through or stick together. Stuff will happen that you didn’t quite intend to happen when working with paints, and stickers, and washi tape.

Isn’t that a lot like life? Things happen that you didn’t plan, things get messy and go the wrong way. You messed up —again –when you were sure that THIS TIME you had it all together. Messes happen in Bible journaling and in life. Thankfully, we serve a Lord that understands messy. He gets it!! He doesn’t expect us to be perfect, so why do we expect perfection out of ourselves? He loves us mess and all. In life and in Bible journaling.

Please don’t beat yourself up over a page that didn’t turn out right or the dinner that you burnt!! Be sure to check out the Thinking Closet and take a look at how she came up with this fabulous idea. You can find her page here.

Blessing until next time!


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So, What Supplies Do I REALLY Need to Start Bible Journaling?

If you have asked yourself, “So, what supplies to I really NEED to start Bible journaling,” I can help! I first ran across the idea of Bible journaling on Pinterest, and wow, it knocked my socks off! But, before I could even find my socks again, I was quickly overwhelmed with this beautiful and awesome form of worship! Sure, I make notes in my Bible, and highlight here and there, but this is way beyond all of that. This is watercolors, and acrylic paint, and hand lettering beauty!  Stickers and stamps and tip-ins and tip-outs….whew.

I did not know some of this stuff existed, let alone that I could use them in my Bible. So many supplies, where do you even begin? And, don’t get me started on the price of my “wish list”! Yikes!

So, I’m going to tell you, like I told myself, “breathe, slow down, think about this Cookie Monster!”

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A Mom’s Story of Losing Her Son Puts Bible Journaling in Perspective

Perfection…how many of us try to achieve this on a daily basis? I know I do. Perfection is wasted energy, especially in the eyes of Jesus. He’s not wanting perfection from us. He’s not interested if your page is cuter than Jane’s page. He wants YOU, just as you are. Messy hair, don’t care!

When I first started Bible journaling, I would get a little upset if my page wasn’t turning out the way I had hoped, or if ideas weren’t flooding my head at a rapid pace. Who am I kidding? I still get a little upset at times and strive for perfection.

Sweet Joshua

Let me tell you a story that puts that stinkin’ thinkin’ in perspective. There is a lady that is part of the Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Community on Facebook, her name is Amy, and one day she posted a testimony that hit me straight in the gut (and heart). She posted a sweet picture of her little boy Joshua’s handprints in her Bible . She went on to say that those handprints were placed in her Bible by the funeral home after her son had drowned. She shared how she understood that we all want our Bibles to be pretty and look just so, but she would give anything to have her son with her to write in her journaling Bible.  There was a bright spot to her story, though, when she shared of her son’s love for Jesus.  He told her just that day that Jesus lived in his heart.

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