Top 4 Bible Journaling Supplies

Last summer, I started Bible journaling and dabbling in paper crafting and fell down the rabbit hole that is scrapbooking and stamping supplies, so today I’m sharing my top 4 Bible journaling supplies! Starting or ending the day with a little quiet, crafting time does wonders for me, and I bet you’d enjoy it too! So let’s dive in and start checking “designated crafting/quiet time” off our goals list for the year.

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If you’re new to Bible journaling or looking for some crafting inspiration, check out Illustrated Faith or #IllustratedFaith on Instagram! They share a lot of fun printables (both paid and free) along with inspiration, monthly kits, and more!

Top 4 Bible Journaling Supplies

Favorite Bible Journaling and Devotional Books - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

1) Bible and Devotional Books

100 Days of Bible Promises

This is the first devotional book I purchased in 2019. It’s written by Shanna Noel at Illustrated Faith. Each ‘devotion’ is two pages long. The first page has a short passage with 2-3 verses and the second page includes one more verse, a short payer, and then a wide-open space for journaling. I like to journal a few of the keywords or phrases from the passages on the first page.

100 Days of Less Hustle, More Jesus

This is the devotional book I’m currently working through. As we’re in the thick of COVID-19 and social distancing, I’m finding that a lot of the messages in this book are super applicable right now, which is fantastic!

100 Days of Grace & Gratitude

I don’t own this book yet, but it’s next on my list once I finish Less Hustle, More Jesus. I’ll probably finish my current workbook in late summer/early fall, and I think Grace & Gratitude will be fantastic to work through in the fall and throughout the Christmas season.

Journal the Word Bible – KJV

This is the journaling Bible I like to work in for various non-workbook based devotions. I went with the more traditional King James Version because that’s what I grew up with and like the most! There’s a section on each page that’s blank — perfect for doodling and note-taking. One day, I’d like to get the DaySpring Illustrating Bible — this Bible has even more room for journaling!

2) Journaling Mat

Illustrated Faith also makes a journaling mat, which is a hard sheet of plastic perfect for slipping between book pages to prevent ink from bleeding. I find this tool to be especially important when journaling directly in a Bible because those pages are much thinner and more likely to bleed, tear, etc.

Favorite Lettering and Journaling Pens - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

3) Pens

Illustrated Faith – Precision Bible Pen

I LOVE these pens. They come in two sizes, .25 and .65, and write incredibly smoothly. Along with black, they also sell a multi-color pack of the .65 size. I have both and use them every time I’m journaling.

Zebra – Mildliner Highlighters and Brush Pens

Mildliner highlighters are fantastic for highlighting your favorite passages. They come in tons of colors and are light enough that you can perfectly read whatever is underneath.

Mildliners are available in a combo pack with the Zebra Super Fine Funwari Brush Pens as well. I picked these up several months back and love the color options and the flexibility of the nibs.

A few other favorites:

Favorite Stamps and Ink - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

4) Ink and Stamps

Distress Ink

I love using ink to add a little color to my devotional or Bible pages. Depending on how much ink you use, you can achieve some really light or really dark patches of color. This ink blending tool is perfect for applying ink and keeps your hands pretty clean too! I’ve found that Distress Inks are much better for blending than they are for rubber or cling stamps.

Versa Magic – Dew Drops

I also love using chalk inks like Versa Magic to add a little color to my spreads. The formula is different than the Distress Inks above. These Dew Drops are great to use with the blending tool but also work really well with cling and rubber stamps.

Illustrated Faith – Date Stamp

I like to date all of my entries, and this is the stamp I use! It revolves, so you can change the date to whatever you want between January 2016 – December 2025. There’s even a blank ’20__ ‘year option, so you can use it long after 2025 if you’d like.

Paper Crafting Die Cuts - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes


If you have a Tuesday Morning nearby, I suggest checking there for discounted die-cuts, alphabet stickers, washi tape, and more! They even have items from Illustrated Faith itself, which I really like! They have tons of American Crafts collections from Amy Tangerine, Maggie Holmes, and more. I’ve found that Tuesday Morning is way more stocked than my local JoAnn or Michaels when it comes to fun paper crafting lines!

Top 4 Bible Journaling Supplies - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I hope you find my list of top Bible journaling supplies helpful as you begin (or carry on) your journaling journey! I have a full Amazon shopping list with the above items linked and much more. Check it out!

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Thankful Thoughts Gratitude Printable: Classic Planner Insert

Thankful Thoughts Gratitude Printable: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

The crazy holiday season is officially upon us, and this thankful thoughts gratitude printable insert is just what you need to keep your priorities in check while hustling and bustling about!

Thankful Thoughts Gratitude Printable: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Thankful Thoughts Gratitude Printable

The last few weeks and months of the year are always filled with fun but also a little craziness too! My hope is that this week’s freebie will help you slow down a bit and remember what’s really important and what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

If you’re the type of person who enjoys quiet time each morning, this would be a great printable to add to your daily routine. Take a few minutes to write down what it is that you’re thankful for whether that be your family, friends, new job, etc. Then, if you’re the praying type, write down your prayer requests. These requests don’t have to be for you, they could be for friends, family members or your community.

If you’re not the type to enjoy quiet time in the morning, you can fill out your insert on whatever day or time is convenient for you!

This printable could also be a fun activity to do with your kids. By having them fill out their own, they will learn that this time of year is about so much more than Santa, presents, and pie. Although those things are pretty great too!

[Related: Monthly Calendar Printable: Classic Planner Insert]

Thankful Thoughts Gratitude Printable: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Download Details

All my printables come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming these down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this thankful thoughts gratitude printable is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the Internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram or Facebook when posting my printables!  I love seeing how you’re using them!

You can download the thankful thoughts gratitude printable here, PBTT A5 Thankful Thoughts Classic.

Check out my favorites pages for my top printable supplies, including my favorite paper and trimmer!

[Related: Notes Page Printable: Classic Planner Insert]

Thankful Thoughts Gratitude Printable: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes