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.

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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:

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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.

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*Bonus

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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Stamped Greeting Cards: Easy DIY

Hello Crafters!

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (if you’re not already, follow me @pinkbowstwinkletoes) have seen several posts in the last few weeks featuring some homemade greeting cards.

I love how all of my greeting cards have turned out, so I figured I’d write up a little tutorial for you all!

When I say making these cards is super easy, I mean super duper easy peasy!  You can make several cards in 10 minutes or less!

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock (I used white, but you can use a color if you prefer)
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Ink pads
  • Stamps
  • Markers (I like Staedtler Dual Tips)
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil (optional)

Step 1:

Take a sheet of cardstock and cut it in half lengthwise creating two strips.

Step 2:

To make a folding card, fold each strip in half.

To make flat cards, cut each strip in half.

I’ll be making both types of cards in this tutorial!

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Here are the stamps I’ll be using for my cards.

I bought these at Michaels several years ago. The season was changing, so everything in their spring collection was one sale.  I went a little crazy (who doesn’t love clearance?!) and bought every stamp set I could find from this collection.  I have about eight packs! 🙂

I love the watercolor ink look, so I’m using two pink inks and an orange one for my first owl.

Step 3:

Take your ink pads and apply each color randomly to your stamp.

If you’re using a light ink and several dark ones (like me!), I suggest using the light ink first and then applying the dark inks.  Going in that order prevents you from ruining your light colors with dark ones.

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Step 4:

Stamp it!

I chose to use this owl on a folding card, so I stamped my image on the right side of the opened card.  I find folded cards easier to stamp when they are opened up.

Step 5:

Add your message!

I like to take a ruler and draw a pencil line before I go in and add my copy.  If I don’t add a line, I always end up writing on a slant!

Step 6:

Add a fun message on the inside of your card!

On the inside of my card, I’m going to write something along the lines of “That’s owl speak for…”

I’m going to repeat steps 1-6 and make a flat floral card now.

I mixed orange and coral red ink for this one.

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I love how these two inks look when mixed together!

I added “Yay” to this card!  I think it’ll be very cute for celebrations and such!

I also decided to make a blue and green owl!

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This time, I stamped the owl on a flat card!

There are so many fun “owl” sayings out there, that I’m bound to use another one when I send out this card! 🙂

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I hope you all enjoyed this super duper easy peasy tutorial!

If I weren’t taking photos while making these cards, they would’ve taken me less than ten minutes to make!

Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day Art Print: Free Download

Happy February!

Can you believe that January is already over?! I sure can’t!

Just like last month, I have a holiday themed art print to share with you!  Valentine’s Day is obviously this month, so that’s the theme of this digital print!

I’ve made this print in both a horizontal and a vertical version.  The vertical version is pink watercolor and the horizontal version is red!  They both measure 5×7, but you can always add a 1.5 inch border around each edge to transform the print into an 8×10.

I have three other Valentine’s Day digital art prints in my shop that coordinate perfectly with this one and together create a simple + chic collection.

Check them out!!

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

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

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on an image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

If you would also like a the PDF files, you can download them here, PBTT Happy Valentine’s Day Art Prints.


I hope you enjoy these prints!

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!!

<3 Natalie

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February Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello Planner Friends!

I have February’s sticker freebie all ready for you!

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I’m really loving the pink and red hues this month!

I went with a silver accent again just like I did with the January functional freebie!

Instead of a “Hello, February” theme, I went for the obvious Valentine’s Day theme this month.  You don’t have to use this kit during Valentine’s week or February at all if you don’t want to though!

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Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.  I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.  It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT February Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie

 

 

Pop Fizz Clink Art Print: Free Download

Hello Party People!

I’m back again with another New Year’s art print!  Sorry it’s so last minute, but I just got the idea today!

Need some last minute party decor or a host/hostess gift?  If so, this printable is for you!!  It’s full of shimmer and champagne bubbles and perfect for a party!

It would also be super cute as a planner dashboard or binder cover!

If you haven’t seen them already, check out my other two New Year’s printables!

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“Pop Fizz Clink” is formatted as an 8×10 but can be printed smaller if you would like.

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

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

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

I hope you enjoy this print!

Happy New Year!!

<3 Natalie

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Happy New Year Art Print: Free Download

Hello everyone!

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m back again with another New Year’s freebie!

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Today’s freebie has a gold foil look to it!  Perfect for all your glitzy and glamorous New Year’s Eve plans! 🙂

This download would be perfect for New Year’s party decor, host/hostess gifts, a planner dashboard, etc.

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“Happy New Year” is displayed in a 5×7 picture frame in each of these photos.  The image is slightly smaller than 5×7 so that the border shows nicely when the image is placed in a frame.

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

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

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

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I hope you enjoy this printable!

Have a wonderful week and a Happy New Year!!

<3 Natalie

Hello 2017 Art Print – Free Download

Hello there!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Can you believe that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner?!  I sure can’t!

I have two new, digital prints to share with you today.  Focusing on the new year, the new prints say, “Hello 2017” and the print is available in both navy and orchid.

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Either of these downloads would be perfect for New Year’s party decor, host/hostess gifts, a planner dashboard, etc.

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“Hello 2017” is formatted as a 5×7 and can be transformed into an 8×10 by leaving a white border around the edge like shown above.

Just like with my sticker printables, these art prints are for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim these works as your own.

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

To download each PNG file:

  1. Click on the color you would like above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

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I hope you enjoy these printables!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another New Year’s freebie! 🙂

Happy Printing!

<3 Natalie

December Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello Planner Friends,

It’s time for my free, monthly printable release!

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Can you believe it’s December already?!  I sure can’t!

I love the bright green color of December in the Erin Condren LifePlanner.  It’s not the typical Christmas green, but I still love it!  It’s so cheerful! 🙂

To tie in the bright green with Christmas, I went with a holly leaves and berries theme!  I LOVE how it turned out!

I think I’m going to use this kit in my kikki.K personal planner this week!

Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT December Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

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October Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello, Planner Friends!

It’s time for my free, monthly printable release!

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I added some fun, pumpkin elements to this month’s printable!  I hope you love them as much as I do!

If you’re decorating for Halloween, I think it would be super cute to draw some faces on the little pumpkins and make them into jack o’lanterns!  Wouldn’t that be fun?! 🙂

Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format. I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF. It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. PLAN!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT October Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie

DIY Bridal Shower Guessing Game

Hi everyone!

I have a crafting tutorial to share with you today!

It’s been entirely too long since I’ve shared a craft with you all! Unfortunately, I haven’t done all that much crafting recently.  Hopefully, I’ll be doing more this fall and winter though.  🙂

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Today, I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable lips and mustaches that go along with a guessing game that I put together for one of my best friend’s bridal shower!

I played this game at my sister-in-law’s bridal shower a little over a year ago. My version is a little different than what one of her bridesmaids created for her.  I’ve taken elements from her version, some questions I found online, and a few of my own designs to create the version I’m sharing with you today.  I hope you like it!

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Supplies:

Before beginning this project, find out how many people are expected to attend the bridal shower.  You are going to need two dowels per person! I didn’t take this into account when first purchasing my dowels, so I ended up having to make a second trip to the craft store!

There are three different methods to making the game props.  This tutorial will mostly be for the more involved (a little more difficult) method that I used, but I have also outlined the easier methods below

Option 1: Print the Outline Printable onto colored cardstock and then cut out the individual lips and mustaches. Once all the lips and mustaches are cut out, simply hot glue them to the end of the wooden dowels. Now skip to Step 7!

Option 2: Print the Solid Fill Printable onto white cardstock and then cut out the individual lips and mustaches. Once all the lips and mustaches are cut out, simply hot glue them to the end of the wooden dowels. Now skip to Step 7!

Option 3 – The method I used:

Step 1: Print the Outline Printable onto white cardstock.

Step 2: Cut out two or three lips and mustaches to make traceable stencils.

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Step 3: Use a pencil to trace as many lips and mustaches as you can onto pink/red and black cardstock.

After tracing an entire page, the original, white template was a little worn down.  At that point, I switched to one of my other cutout templates.

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Step 4: Cut out all of the lips and mustaches!

Step 5: Once all the lips and mustaches are cut out, go around the edges of each shape and erase the leftover pencil marks.

This can be tedious work, so I suggest you find a friend (I enlisted my mom!) and try not to do all the tracing, cutting, and erasing in one sitting!

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Step 6: Once all the shapes are cut out and the pencil marks are erased, use hot glue to attach the shapes to the wooden dowels.

Be careful not to apply too much hot glue.  The sticks are small and the paper isn’t all that thick. Too much glue could cause the paper to warp and glue to ooze out the sides of the dowel and the bottom of the shape.

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Once the glue is dry, you can arrange all your pretty props in a vase!

Step 7 (or you can do this before Step 1):  Ask your bride and groom a series of questions.

Your questions can be along the lines of favorites (favorite foods, favorite movies, favorite music, etc.) or they can be questions about the couple’s relationship (first date, first kiss, the proposal, etc.)  I’ve played the game both ways and each way is very fun!

These are the questions that I asked:

  1. Who initiated the first date?
  2. Who initiated the first hand hold?
  3. Who initiated the first kiss?
  4. Who said, “I love you” first?
  5. Who met their future in-laws first?
  6. Who popped the question?
  7. Who will cry on the big day?
  8. Who keeps a cleaner car?
  9. Who is better in the kitchen?
  10. Who picked the honeymoon location?
  11. Who wants to have the most kids?

These are pretty generic questions that would work for any couple.  If there’s something specific that pertains to your couple, then you can add those questions in and maybe subtract a few of mine!  It’s up to you!

How to play the game:

Give every party goer both a lip and a mustache.  Once everyone has their props, you’re going to begin asking the questions to the group.  After you ask a question, party goers will hold up the lips if they think the answer is “bride” or they will hold up the mustache if they think the answer is “groom.”

For example, if they think the bride initiated the first date, they would hold up their lips and if they think it was the groom they would hold up their mustache.

I’ve played this game twice now, and both times it was tons of fun!  The crowd always has a great time and sometimes they come up with their own questions and just start shouting them out!  It’s very entertaining!!  🙂

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Here’s my setup from the bridal shower.

Along with the Lip and Mustache guessing game, I also had two paper games and prizes to go along with those games.

I had so much fun with the games at this shower and several party goers said they loved them too!  That pleased me quite a bit!  🙂

Until next time, I wish you Happy Crafting!

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