The brand new Bible Journaling devotional kit by DaySpring is here! I have waited to share my review with all of you until I have really had the chance to dive in and experience the devotional. And I will tell you, it is worth the wait. Thanks for tuning in to hear my thoughts here and also for using my affiliate links throughout the post to shop, my commission supports the local meetups of PNW Bible Journaling so we all thank you! Now on to the good, and important, stuff. The content in this kit is phenomenal! In a series of three kits all titled “Women of the Bible” the January kit focuses on the theme “Better Together.” That message has resonated in my heart and mind all month long. I’ve found myself examining my relationships, focusing on the women in my life who invest in me or whom I invest in, and exploring ways the relationships can go deeper and also bring glory to God.
There are four content cards in the kit that are also extended by devotionals in the (in)courage Bible. You do not need the Bible to work through the kit, but I have found that with how much the devotionals have hit home in my heart I have wanted to go deeper. The (in)courage Bible includes devotionals written on the same themes so I’ve spent quite a bit of time exploring them further.
The kit includes four sheets of stickers. Two of the alphabet stickers and two of the words in a script font. Plus oh my goodness, the ferns and florals in this kit have my Pacific Northwest heart beating faster. I adore the olive green fern, coral blossom and have even found myself surprisingly attracted to the purple elements in this kit. For a self proclaimed “hater” of all things purple this says a lot! You can see how I’ve put the kit to use on the PNW Bible Journaling instagram account where I share a couple of hyperlapse process videos. Check those out here.
You can grab your kit now if you are already convinced or keep reading for more of my thoughts on the rest of the design elements and the fun FREEBIE you get when you purchase the kit. I’ll also share some tips on how to use the elements and a couple of my new favorite resources!
- 2 Kings 22 – Huldah
- Luke 8:3 – Joanna & Susanna
- Luke 10 – Mary & Martha
- Luke 1 – Mary & Elizabeth
- 4 devotionals
- 1 washi tape
- 2 sheets of clear stickers
- 6 paper paperclips
- 2 sheets of alpha stickers
- 1 4×6 clear stamp set
- 1 Women of the Bible: Better Together sticker
- 1 greeting card
- 1 Gelatos® pigment stick
- 4 Free Bonus Printable Pages (delivered via email)
- 1 message from DaySpring
- Packaged in a box with moss green tissue paper and a sticker
The tabs included in the kit are thoughtfully selected words on plasticized, large tabs. I love the colors and the durability of these tabs. I have cut them down some to help them fit or not infringe on my page design and I did use washi tape to really keep them in place, I just love that little bit of extra flare.
It’s been a while since I swooned over washi like I did when I checked out this pale pink tape with florals and ferns printed on it. The color scheme just spoke to me. I ended up creating several of the florals in my Bible with my neocolor crayons. Absolutely gorgeous.
For a creative I am actually not very artistic. I love to create but when it comes to freehanding, hand writing or drawing I often rely on stamps, printables, and stickers; or I utilize vibrant backgrounds to really spice up my entries. I love that DaySpring included a gelato so you can create a background that reflects the color scheme. (Inside scoop each of the three kits will include a different art medium like this! Yahoo!!)
These acrylic stamps that you mount on an acrylic block are gorgeous. They can be done in black ink and you can color them in with a variety of mediums like colored pencil or paint, or you can stamp on cardstock and cut them out to look like die cuts too! The floral one at the bottom is completely to die for. I will be using my Pitt Big Brush Pen (olive green) to add borders to my page, dividers between art elements and journaling, it’s just perfect.
You will receive four sheets of digital prints that you can use over and over again! And the items in this file are not just the replicas of the stamps or washi, but you also get an image so you can create more alpha stickers plus some original art that isn’t already in the kit! This is such a great addition because digital files are reusable resources and you can print as many as you like and even resize and rescale them to fit your liking or a variety of Bible formats.
The last thing I want to toss out there is how awesome the (in)courage Bible has been. I am so impressed with the devotionals written for this kit by the (in)courage team but also was thrilled to be able to take them even a step further with the studies and highlighted portions in the Bible. If you are on the hunt for a new journaling Bible or for one with studies included consider this one for sure. I also loved the challenge of creating in a bottom margin, I had no idea how much different or how much fun it would be to try such a different format!
Grab an (in)courage Bible here. And be sure to tell me which devotionals you like, how you are using the bottom margin, or what God is teaching you! This community it truly better together! If you are a beginner and looking for a place to start the new Bible Journaling Workbook by Shanna Noel and friends is also available here. I had the pleasure to read and giveaway a copy and I found that even as an experienced Bible journaler there were new ideas and tips I could apply and great basics I could share with those who join our local meetups! It is a great tool and makes a great gift. And finally I wanted to share the “Written on my Heart” Bible Study Notes journal also created by Shanna Noel because I adore it and am using it multiple times a week to take notes at church, in small group, when I watch a sermon on YouTube or do a devotional. I love that there is space to take notes and that the right hand page challenges me to reflect and look back on what I learned. It will be the springboard for many Bible Journaling pages I know that for sure. Check it out here.