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!

โค 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 hereย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


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!

โค Jillian

Less Hustle, More Jesus | Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit Review


Oh hey, friend! I’m back today with a look at the new Illustrated Faith devotional kit, Less Hustle, More Jesus. You’re going to love the bright colors and whimsical theme of this month’s kit (I do!) Let’s have a look!


This month we’ve got eight journaling cards- four sessions of devotional content and four verse cards with lots of space for journaling on the back. My favorite? The confetti popsicle!

I love the message of this month’s kit– less hustle, more Jesus. It’s so counter-cultural! I’ve listened to social media influencers talk about “the hustle”. The message a lot of them are communicating is that one’s worth is found in what one achieves. How exhausting! If our identity is found in what we do or what we’ve accomplished then we’ll constantly need to do more to find our value.

But Jesus. If we believe the identity he’s written over our life, if we follow his lead we can get off the hamster wheel andย rest in the peace and promises he offers. Thank you, Lord!


One of my favorites this month are these title-starter die cuts and how you can match them up, i.e. His truth, my hope. Plus that colorful script is sure to pop off the bible page!


There are three heart tip-ins included in this kit,


a 4×6 (!!!) clear alphabet stamp (such a great basic),


and two card stock sticker sheets. The sheet on the right is full of wordfetti and some extra blank pieces (I’m thinking some DIY wordfetti is in my future…)


From my stash I pulled a handful of Faber Castell PITT brush pens. I’m thinking about quick and simple bible journaling entries this month (which for me means no paint) and these guys are both portable and beautifully pigmented. From left to right the colors are Pink Madder Lake 129, Dark Cadmium Yellow 108, Light Green 171, Phthalo Green 161, Cobalt Green 156 and Ultramarine 120.


Also from my stash I pulled a few pieces from the Delight In His Day collection (the puffy stickers, card stock stickers and washi) as well as those adorable puffy pink crosses from the Illustrated Faith basics line. The DIHD collection is so fun and I thought its whimsy a perfect match for Less Hustle, More Jesus.

So what do you think? Are you ready to slow down and spend some time journaling about His peace and perfect plans for you? If so you can get your kit here.

I’ll be back to share some of my entries created with this kit, but until then have a great rest of your week!!

โค Jillian

P.S. Included with your purchase of the devotional kit are four pages of downloadable digital content! It’s a great way to stretch your kit since you can print them over and over again for your personal use!


Only One You Bible Journaling Process Video | Session 1


Can you believe it’s Wednesday already?! I feel like it’s barely Tuesday! In any case, I’ve got a brand new bible journaling process video for ya! I’m working on session one from the new Illustrated Faith devotional kit Only One You.

I love the look of this month’s kit- no surprise- Shanna’s team at DaySpring is amazing! And for today’s entry I’m in Jeremiah 1:5,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Of course, God is very clearly speaking to Jeremiah in this verse but I certainly don’t think He only knew the days He planned for Jeremiah. In fact, you and I and that not-so-savory neighbor of yours were all lovingly hand-crafted by our Creator and Sustainer! Amazing!


To create this entry I pulled the new All People All Nations 6×12 sticker sheet. The colors and patterns are a great match for this month’s kit. And of course, wordfetti is always a yes! To highlight my verse I used the Dark Naples Ochre big brush pen from Faber Castell. (I also pulled colors Middle Purple Pink, Cinnamon and Phthalo Blue to go along with the devo kit.)


I’ve been itching to use this new stencil from Tim Holtz and love the cool backdrop it created for today’s entry. I used Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and a mini ink blending tool to get a great stencil impression.

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I decided to save my journaling for later and do that off camera. But I’ve got a great foundation and probably won’t add anything else after my handwriting.

It took me about 15 minutes of not second-guessing myself (which I’m trying to be better about) to complete this entry. Oh, and also not searching for forever to find just the right supply. It only took me a coupe of minutes to inventory the things already on or near my desk before I got started. Progress! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t already picked up this month’s devotional kit, you can find it here and be sure to use code FAITH25 for 25% off site wide (expires 4/9/18).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great rest of your week!

โค Jillian

P.S. Don’t forget you can find my process video here ๐Ÿ™‚

All Things New | Bible Journaling Process Video


Hey, friend! Have you picked up the latest Illustrated Faith devotional kit, All Things New, from DaySpring yet?! This may be my favorite one of the year so far! It’s filled with such great Truth and I hope you will check it out!

Today I’m sharing my session 2 entry in my journaling bible. When I read the devotional card I knew without a doubt that I wanted this large, brush scripted phrase to go on my page. The verse for session 2 is Romans 12:2 which says,

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Basically, we’re called to be set apart just like Jesus. But here’s the good news, we’re not expected to transform ourselves! (Whew!) God’s Holy Spirit is the One making transformations here. He’s the One renewing our mind. Sure, our cooperation is required, but we’re not the ones doing the heavy lifting.


I tried a really fun technique in today’s video where I used the Illustrated Faith highlighter washi like you would painter’s tape. Totally inspired by the triangles on this session’s devotional card, I wanted to recreate a similar look on my page. Be sure to check out my process video to see just how that came together. (Spoiler alert: it was pretty easy) ๐Ÿ™‚


Here’s a peek at those beautiful new Brushed Words sticker book from Illustrated Faith. Cue allll the heart eyes! โค

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I used the following Target handmade modern satin acrylic paint colors to achieve this look: Heather, Lavender, Candy Apple, Coral (lightened with some Illustrated Faith white acrylic paint) and an inexpensive yellow craft paint also mixed with white.


I love how this entry turned out and the visual reminder it serves as in my bible.

I really do hope you’ll pick up the All Things New devotional kit! There are eight devotional cards filled with wonderful prompts to jumpstart your time in the Word.

Have a great rest of your week, friends!

โค Jillian

P.S. Don’t forget to watch my process video here. K, bye! ๐Ÿ™‚