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Friday, September 30, 2016

Bella Blvd & CardMaker Blog Hop!

Welcome! Welcome!
I am SO excited to see you today!!!
How's the hopping so far?!
I'll keep the chit chat to a minimum
because I have a TON of fun ideas for you :)
and you have a ton of hopping to do!

Today CardMaker Magazine has teamed up with
Illustrated Faith & Bella Blvd
to bring you an AMAZING Blog Hop!
Two of my absolute FAVORITES!!!

You should have hopped your way
to my little creative corner

When you're all finished here with me,
hop on over to Nancy Damiano's

But before you go any further...

Be sure to start at

and remember to visit
because there you will find a
super crazy, super nice, super duper

That's right!
Every thing in the pic above
could be YOURS!!!

And if you happen to lose your spot
along the hop,
just jump back my way
and find links to all of the
participating Design Team Members
at the end of this post.

This is going to be fun!
Are you ready?!

Illustrated Faith and Bella Blvd.
are leaders in the industry when it comes
to providing folks with
exceptional Bible Journaling supplies.

At my desk (or at least always near)
are my basket filled with
IF goodies (above),
and my IF paints, tools
and tub full of Devotionals-
which you can find at the
Illustrated Faith online store.

Someone got a tad bit jealous
of all the photos I was taking sooo...

Obviously, my favorite thing
to do with IF products is
Bible Journaling.

I painted the page above,
stamped the butterflies from the
Fly Free and the title from
Homespun stamp sets,
added number stickers,
and finished off with a few
enamel hearts.

I absolutely love how
this adorable greeting card
turned out with all the fun IF goodies!
And just look at how cute that
Washi taped envelope is!
IF Washi tape is some of my
fave fave FAVEorite!!!

I made my card so the coffee cup
can be removed from the grass.
One of the sweetest parts
about the IF die cut pieces
is the Scripture reference
on the back of each piece.
So many people tell me,
"I don't know where to begin"
when they first start Bible Journaling.
That's what so nice about
these die cut prompts
from Illustrated faith...
they give you a place to begin.
LOVE that!!!

A little Washi tape for my greeting
and DONE!
Ready to mail to my sweet niece!

Alright... I solemnly confess...
I am addicted to MINI ALBUMS.
There, I said it.
It's out in the open.
Now I can feel free to make
as many of these
A... DOR... A... BLE
File Folder Journals
as I like. HA!

One simple file folder,
trimmed one time
and folded
to create this fun little treasure!
Use it as a mini album,
junk journal, diary, list keeper,
I love the size because
it easily fits in my
car, purse, Bible bag, gym bag...
basically ANYWHERE.
And just look how stinkin' cute
it is with all those fun
Illustrated Faith embellishments!

Where you see the baker's twine,
writing paper is tucked under the twine
and more can be added and added
and added and... well,
you get the idea.
I love making these cute little journals
grow and grow and grow!

There's even a side pocket
for my photos, ticket stubs, receipts,
IF journaling cards, or anything
else I might want to savor.


The stamp set featured in the photo above
is found in one of the Devo Kits
offered by Illustrated Faith.
Be sure to check those out!

Every now and then
I like to add my own sketchy goodness
to my IF Bible Journaling pages.
I really enjoyed how my whale
turned out looking so
proud of himself.
If you know the story of
Jonah and the whale,
then you know
this whale was honored
to do the will of God
by swallowing up
one run-away-Jonah
just to hurl him out on a beach
near Nineveh.
And if you don't know the story,
it's certainly one
you will find very interesting.
Trust me!

There ya have it!
I hope you enjoyed all the
colorful samples
I have to share with you.
That is one of the things I like most
about Illustrated Faith...
thanks to the expertise of
Bella Blvd,
these products are packed full of
and fun!

Thanks for hopping along today
and for dropping by to say "hi!"
I love your comments.
Keep them sweet
and I'll be sweetly blessed indeed.

Here's a list of the entire hop...

Catherine Scanlon (http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/)
Juliana Michaels (http://www.17turtles.com/)
Kelly Gettelfinger (http://www.alwaysstampin.com/)


Rebecca said...

I've never thought of cutting down a file folder to make a little journal, and now that I've seen it, I'm going to have to make some for some friends (and myself) :-) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Brooke said...

Such beautiful projects and ideas! Lovely work!

Denise Bennett-Woolworth said...

All of the art work is really lovely!

Sherry said...

beautiful work!

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just amazing! Love the journaling, love the bright and fun colors, and LOVE those butterflies. Just lovely and a very generous giveaway!

Kim Barrera said...

I love all of your great ideas for uses of the IF products. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cody Doll said...

That card is cute and I love how you allowed the die cut to come off so someone can read the scripture or using for their bible. Thanks for sharing.

Norma said...

I love the mini album so cute!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

You are the first to really journal in your bible.
I got so many ideas for my pages - the little border
along the inside of the one page. Just a little
touch that adds so much.
this was a fantastic post. I will be back to
go over it in more detail so I can add some
of these ideas to my pages.
thanks for sharing.
God bless.

Memories by Manda said...

Wow you created a lot! I loved every one of your creations.

Gayle Bond said...

Love the file folder book!!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!

Jean Bullock said...

You are on fire! Great projects. You showed off so many great possibilites.

Kristy Lynn said...

I absolutely love the mini journal idea!! I don't have any of the IF die cuts yet and it's awesome to know they have scripture references on them to help you get started on bible journaling! Thanks for the tips!

McStamper said...

Thanks for your fantastic ideas.

Mary Kay Knoll said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your blog and your inspirational ideas!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I also am addicted to mini albums and your file folder is now on my list of albums to make. HUGS.

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing all these great projects from this collection.

tampatha said...

Wow! There is so much inspiration here, one doesn't know where to begin! I am tinkering with starting bible journaling so this was a great place for me to be! Thank you for all the wonderful projects!

Jessal said...

Wow, so many good ideas I will need to come back to your page when I have more time! Thank you.

Linsey R said...

OH my goodness, Kelly! There is so much to love here, my head is spinning!!! Your bible journaling is so super beautiful!! I'm always so inspired by your pages!!! And these cards are absolutely fabulous!!! Your file folder album is off the charts amazing!!!! So many great ideas flooding my mind now!! thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creative gifts!!! God is definitely doing a good work in you, my friend!!!

Char K said...

tfs your projects, so pretty!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great idea for the little journal- a file folder! Love all of your projects and cards! Totally inspired:) Thanks so much for the chance to win! savannahland2 at comcast dot net

Janet Zeppa said...

Wonderful projects!!