Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit Collection | Joy


I’ve got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart…where?! Down in my heart! Where?!

Aaaaand you’re welcome because you’ll most likely have that song in your head for the next hour 😉

I’m back with another Fruit of the Spirit entry- this time, joy! I know this process video has been up on my YouTube channel for a couple of weeks now, but I hadn’t blogged it. So here we are.

I’m in 1 John 1:1-4 journaling all about joy.

“The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.” -1 John 1:2-4 (NIV)

Today I wanted to focus on the joy I’ve found when fellowshipping with my heavenly Father. It is like none other!


I wanted to try a new-to-me technique using Neocolor ii water soluble crayons on a texture stamp for a fun and colorful mixed media background. To achieve those green, yellow and pink “lines” on the background of my journaling bible entry I dipped my finger in water, ran it over the texture stamp and then colored the neo crayon on top of the wet stamp. Super simple! (you can watch the process here)


For this entry I wanted to focus on pinks, greens and a pop of yellow-all inspired by the Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit line. I used the following color neocolors: purple, pink, golden yellow, yellow green and grass green.


Once I had finished the stamping I kept adding layers until I was pleased with the look. There was certainly a time when I thought “I am in the weeds!”

One of those layers was the blue dots. When I think of joy, confetti comes to mind. I colored the eraser of a brand new pencil with a Faber Castell big brush pen (in Cobalt Green) and stamped it on the page.


I then layered the Fruit of the Spirit paper pieces, some pink punctuation and card stock stickers from the 6×12 sticker sheet. And I can’t forget about that asterisk from the clear stamp set 🙂


I’ve had so much fun challenging myself to try new things and not be afraid of messing up. You can watch my process video here to learn more and see how this page in 1 John came together.

See you next time!

❤ Jillian


Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit Collection | Peace


Hi, friend! This week I’m continuing my “not calling it a series, journaling the fruits of the Spirit” series. Whew. 🙂

I took my inspiration for today’s page from a recent shopping trip. The acrylic paint, nail polish and book cover that I picked up on that trip looked so dreamy together and I wanted to translate that into a bible journaling entry. And here we are!

Naturally, I’m in Philippians 4:6-7,

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


This anxious heart could testify to dozens of ways I’ve experienced His peace in the last couple of years. But it all boils down to this: the more I learn about God (in His word), the more I trust Him.

I have questions, sure, but they are not deal breakers for me. I learn about His character by reading my bible. I have an incomprehensible peace because the Holy Spirit reminds me of who He says He is.


This was another fun mixed media, art journaling type of page to create. Sure, at one point I thought this looks absolutely horrible, but I kept adding layers until I was happy with it 😀


Click here to watch my process video and see the color inspiration behind it. And I’ve got all the supplies (and colors) I used affiliate linked below 🙂

See you next week!

❤ Jillian

Supplies: Journaling bible, Neocolor II crayons in Purple, Saffron and Jade Green, Tim Holtz stencil,  ink blending tool,  grid washi tapeFruit of the Spirit tip insFruit of the Spirit stamp set, Fruit of the Spirit patterned paper, All People All Nations 6×12 sticker sheet,  She Blooms sticker book, Bible Journaling basics tool kit, and Target handmade Modern satin acrylic paint in Blood Orange, Lilac and Jade.

Watch other videos from the Fruit of the Spirit “series” 😉 here

Bible Journaling with Illustrated Faith’s Fruit of the Spirit Collection


Hi, friends! My schedule is a bit off  because of our church’s VBS program this week, but I didn’t want to let a week go by without sharing a new bible journaling process video! So here we are.

I’ve had the inspiration for this entry rolling around in my head for a few weeks and I was excited to finally get to sit down and create my page.


One day after a bible journaling sesh I noticed these Faber Castell brush pens grouped together on the end of my desk. I thought, wow, I really like the way those colors look together! I snapped a quick photo on my phone (so I wouldn’t forget) and cleaned up my desk. [from left to right: Light Flesh, Middle Purple Pink, Light Green and Phthalo Green]

And today I was ready to make that page! I looked through my stash to see what product more or less matched the brush pens and landed on the Fruit of the Spirit collection from Illustrated Faith and Bella Blvd. I sifted through the paper pieces first and pulled out the elements that matched.


I then went to the patterned papers, grabbed the 3×4 stamp set and my journaling bible. The first fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22 is love, and I’m not calling it a series, but how fun would it be to journal through each fruit listed in verses 22 and 23?!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


In addition to the Fruit of the Spirit collection, I pulled some favorites to help create this entry in Mark 12:31. The Illustrated Faith highlighter washi, watercolors and journaling pen are things I reach for over and over.


I didn’t necessarily use each brush pen on the page, but I wanted to make sure each color was represented. I did end up using the Middle Purple Pink brush pen as the ink for the adorable strawberry stamp. You can see here how my page came together-it was so fun to make!

What about you? Where do you find inspiration for your bible journaling entries? I’d love to know-feel free to share in the comments below!

See you Wednesday!

❤ Jillian


Stronger Together | Bible Journaling Process Video

Hi, friend! It’s so nice to be back with a new process video. (I’m sure I’ve said that before, but it’s SO true!)


Today I’m sharing an entry in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 using the Stronger Together devotional kit from Illustrated Faith and DaySpring.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIV)


As I read this passage and the corresponding devotional card I was reminded of this quote I read in Lysa TerKeurst’s Finding I AM bible study,

“The enemy knows if he can isolate us, he can intimidate us. Confuse us. Deceive us.”


In community we can spot the lies that our friends often can’t see. In community we can fight together in prayer. In community we can share each other’s struggles and encourage one another.

I’m not sure about you, but that sounds way better to me than trying to just get by on my own. We were made for this. We were made for community.


“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)

Thanks so much for joining me today! See you soon!

❤ Jillian

P.S. You can head here to see how this page came together. Or shop the supplies I used for this page via the affiliate links below.

Journaling bible, devotional kit, stencil, distress inks in Wild Honey and Persimmon, mini ink blending tool, Neocolor II in Veronese Green, Faber Castell brush pen in Green Gold, Illustrated Faith tape runner and Basics Bible Journaling Tool Kit.

Wanna see what comes in the kit? Check out my unboxing video here and the corresponding blog post here!

Stronger Together | Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit Unboxing!

Happy Friday, friend! Are you ready for the weekend?! How about a peek at the new Illustrated Faith devotional kit from DaySpring to start your weekend off right?


This month’s kit is called Stronger Together and it’s all about how we are made for community. I am SO excited to dig into this kit because this introvert has personally seen the fruit of friendship over the last year in my ladies’ small group. As I and others forged new friendships we realized this is a part of God’s best for us!


This bright and cheerful kit has eight journaling cards- four with devotional content, questions and prompts to jumpstart your journaling and four lined verse cards perfect for extra journaling space.


There’s also a 3×4 clear stamp set, Shanna’s thank you card and the newer addition- a circle sticker, great for using in your entries or sticking in the front cover of your bible to track which devos you’ve journaled through.


This month we see the return of washi tape- woohoo! The washi included with the kit is pictured on top and I pulled a couple others from my stash that coordinated with the kit.


We have three tip ins this month that are blank on the back- another great place to add some journaling and clip in your bible.


And my favorite- paper pieces! I love the colors and designs of these guys, especially the title starters! And we can’t forget those ADORABLE sunglasses! I’m hoping those sunnies are included with the digital download you’ll receive when you purchase the kit.

There are two stickers sheets also included with this month’s kit, but somehow they escaped the camera. Check out my unboxing video to see a peek of those 😉


Another fun addition to this month’s devotional kit is the option to purchase a 4×6 add-on stamp!

This kit is jam packed with such great bible journaling inspiration and supplies! If you’re new to bible journaling and unsure of where to start, this is a great way to get started. Just add the Basics Tool Kit to your cart and you will have more than everything needed to get started!


In the Basics Tool Kit you’ll find a black ink pad and acrylic block (for stamping) a roller date stamp (for keeping track of when you journaled your entry) a tape runner (for adhering the paper pieces) a bible mat (with so many great uses!) and a journaling pen. Also included is a “how to” guide for each product in the tool kit.

So friend, are you ready to journal through God’s best for us? Speaking life, forgiving, encouraging and praying for one another and worshipping together (to name a few). If so you can get your kit here! Be sure to use code IFSHIPSFREE for free domestic shipping!

See you soon!

❤ Jillian