About a month ago DaySpring asked if they could send me some products from their new Illustrated Faith line. Have you seen all the beautiful Bible journaling popping up everywhere? I mean, there is some serious talent out there. And what an awesome idea to incorporate art with God’s beautiful Word.
I love the idea of Illustrated Faith but I have never done any Bible journaling like this and I knew I would have a hard time with it. I am a perfectionist to the max and drawing in my Bible kind of stresses me out. Also, time. Right now with three little ones I just don’t feel like I can squeeze one more thing in.
But then I had the idea that maybe I could use the same concept with my boys. We have been memorizing Scripture together and I thought they might like illustrating some of the verses they have been learning. DaySpring was super kind and went with my idea. I picked out products that I thought would work well with kids, specifically boys since flowers and pink hearts don’t go over well around here. Ha ha ha. When I opened the box and told the boys that they could use anything they wanted, they were so excited.
DaySpring also sent me the new Illustrated Faith Through Christ Devotional Kit. I was so surprised when I opened the kit and saw that my friend, Megan, was the collaborator on this kit! It is so fun and colorful! She did such a great job writing the devotional and picking out all the fun elements that go along with this kit. It is a good one! The emoji face stamps were a favorite. 🙂
We tried using the Illustrated Faith journals DaySpring sent us but they were too small for my boys. They didn’t have enough room on a page to fit all their drawings and writing. We picked up some art journals from Hobby Lobby to use instead. I think the Illustrated Faith journals would work fine for older kids, but I would suggest something a little bigger if you are trying this with younger kids.
I thought having my boys illustrate their faith sounded like a good idea but I honestly wasn’t sure how into it they would be. They loved it! We have been using their journals off and on for about a week now and they often ask if they can do another page.
Here is what we came up with…
To get you (or your kids!) started on your Bible journaling journey, DaySpring is offering a special coupon code for my readers. Use coupon code JESS5 to take $5 off any $30 purchase (offer good September 13th-20th). If you are wondering what products we used, I linked them all below. And don’t forget that there is free US shipping with any $50 order!
Illustrated Faith products we used:
IF Through Christ Devotional Kit | IF Black Eyed Pea Ink Pad | IF Date-it Stamp | IF Precision Pens | IF Clear Acrylic Block | Rainy Day Tiny Text Stickers | IF Animals 31-Piece Die Cut Prompts | IF Notebook Journal (we ended up using a bigger art journal) | IF Alphabet Stickers (various colors) | IF Number Stickers (various colors) | Crayola 12 Twistables Colored Pencils
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