Patterned Paper and Faith Journals

During these past months I’ve been working with prayer journals and bible verse journals. One of the things that I use the most are the patterned papers or scrapbook papers. They are great to decorate and personalized almost every craft project.

I wrote a post about how to make a prayer journal (that you can read here). I am still working on that journal, where I wrote my prayers and those prayers that have been answered by God. Also, I started a bible verse journal. Where I write my favorite bible verses or those verses I am studying.

Now, how do I use the papers and where do I find them?

First, I use them as backgrounds in my pages, as tabs, as tags and to journal in them. There are tons of uses for scrapbook paper!

I find papers in different places like:

Creative Market – I use those digital scrapbook papers you can buy (or free), I printed out and use them in the journals.

Yarisi & Co – This is an Etsy Store, specilized in stationery, envelopes, greeting cards and more! But, there is a assorted paper pack that is my favorite! It comes with different sizes, patterns, envelopes, tags and more! Perfect for journals!

Pinterest Search – You can make a pinterest search for digital scrapbook papers and you will find plenty of options. Again, you will need a printer.

Local or Hobby Stores – I know there is a few stores that you can find a variety of scrapbook papers. You can visit the store or buy online!

The possibilities with scrapbook papers are endless. I love to work with them in my faith journals. You should give it a try!

Bible Verse Journal

I love journals! I’ve been during these days working on a special journal. One about bible verses. I found out it’s like therapy to me, to create, decorate and study my favorite bible verses all at the same time. Here is a little bit about what I’ve doing.

Bible Verse Journal

Journaling is part of my life. I always love to take notes, record memories and thoughts. I started this little journal, writing my favorite bible verses.

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I take my time to decorate every entry and I do this in daily basis. I use papers, stickers, ephemera, and much more. I give some space for creativity. Then, I study those bible verses that have been a strenght for me and start writing them. These helps me with verse memorization too!

I got this small, lovely journal from Yarisi & Co, Follow Here! She has beautiful products like assorted papers, envelopes, decorated journals and more!

What about you? Do you like to record your favorite verses of the bible? This is a great idea for a gift or to have at hand a journal when you need some strengh from the Word of God.

Check out some other posts I have about making a prayer journal too!

See you on the next post!

Making your own prayer journal

One project I wanted to start during this season was making my own prayer journal. But I wanted to make this project a

One project I wanted to start during this season was making my own prayer journal. But I wanted to make this project a “do it yourself project”. I wanted to take my time, step by step and enjoy the process.

While I work in this prayer journal I want to share with my readers the process and how I’ve been doing until I finished. So, here is a little bit about how you can make your very own prayer journal.

Make your own prayer journal:

First, I started decorating the front of the journal. What materials I used?
I got a notebook at Dollar Tree for $1 on my last trip to Orlando, Florida. Isn’t that amazing? To find so many things at super low prices at the Dollar Tree Stores?

Well, once I got my notebook… I found on Pinterest a free printable for bible journaling and got an extra sheet printed at my local school supply store to decorate my journal. I found out this printable so lovely and beautiful that I decided to use it for my journal.

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I bought an assorted patterned paper pack at Yarisi&Co, that I wanted to get for a long time ago. Finally bought them! This pack comes with more than 50 assorted papers (different patterns and sizes) perfect for crafts projects.

I had some washi tape that I also used to decorate the journal.

Finally, used some paper pieces and tabs from Illustrated Faith that I already had. Here is a picture, you can see how I used all these materials. I just got creative! At the end of this post you can see all the links for the materials 😉

The tittle of my prayer journal is “Jesus, my first love”. Oohh… I also used some stamps at the end from Illustrated Faith too.

The bible tabs I used includes words like “love, passion, believe…” I thought they were very aligned with what I wanted to create. I just love the final touch they gave them to my journal.

As you can see, this is just the front of the journal. In the following posts I will sharing the other pages and how I decorated them. Stay tuned for the development of this project. Hope this motivates you to create your very own prayer journal. Also, I hope this gives you some ideas on how to start it.

Materials used (Links):

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One project I wanted to start during this season was making my own prayer journal. But I wanted to make this project a

5 Bible Studies that will change your life

Changes comes to us when we open our hearts to learn and acquire knowledge.  The bible says that we must renew our hearts, our thoughts and our actions in the spirit.  When something is changed in our hearts, everything else in us will be impacted by that change too.  New things start to happens, new thoughts, new actions, a new you start to emerge.  That is the result of a life committed to serve God and that pursues Him in prayer and studying the Word.

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

Romans 12:2 (AMP)


Here is 5 Bible Studies I have worked during the last year that will help you in your spiritual life.  Hoping these studies to bring change to your life.

Bible Study about Love

This study involves bible verses about love.  Love as the main topic of the Bible and the Gospel.  You will go deep with 10 bible verses in this short study.  Get it HERE!

Freedom Bible Study

When It comes to freedom and being free in the Lord, this bible study will help you discover the freedom to were called to experience and live.  Get it HERE!

Mourning into Dancing Study

This study made a mark in my personal life.  God changed my sadness, my mourning into happiness and dance in His presence.  If God changed that in me, He can do it in you too! Get it HERE and start dancing!

Joy of Christmas Study

Christmas is a great season to study the bible.  The real reason of the season is Jesus.  But, you can study about this topic anytime of the year.  Going deep and discovering the true joy that comes from God has no time.  Sit, relax and let God do the work in you while you study these bible verses.  Get this study HERE!

Giving Thanks Bible Study

Giving thanks and praising God should be part of life study of worship to Him. I know you have many things to be thankful for.  Your life, your health, your family, freedom, salvation… you name it!   Get this amazing study HERE!

Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.  Psalm 100:4

I hope each bible study brings changes in every area in your life.  You can study them, weekly, monthly, alone or with your family and friends.  They make a perfect bible study for bible journaling too.  There are no limits when studying the Word of God. 

Go deep and enjoy it!

Using paper pieces for bible journaling

When we refer to the bible journaling, we talk about the practice of using art and creativity to illustrate the faith. Many people already know about this subject that is now quite popular. There are countless tools to use. Among those tools are the pieces of paper or die cuts.

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When we refer to the bible journaling, we talk about the practice of using art and creativity to illustrate the faith. Many people already know about this subject that is now quite popular. There are countless tools to use. Among those tools are the pieces of paper or die cuts.

I want to talk to you and teach you a bit about how to use the paper pieces for your bible journaling time. The pieces of paper are my favorite because you do not need to be an expert or professional in art to illustrate your faith beautifully. Check out these 5 ways I use the paper pieces in my bible:

Using paper pieces to write a verse or a note:

You can use these pieces to write on them. A bible verse, a note, a date. It’s on you!

Using paper pieces to decorate your page:

Simply get some washi tape or glue and star decorating your page with these colorful and beautiful pieces.

Using paper pieces as bookmark:

I use them as bookmarks also. Some of them include tags, and pieces that are bigger. They make a perfect option as bookmarks.

Using paper pieces along with washi tape:

Make your page beautiful and interesting by using together paper pieces and washi tape.

Using paper pieces as bible tabs:

Some of the Illustrated Faith packages comes with some bible tabs too. You can write on them. Or just use the paper pieces you want to identify a specific topic or page.

Paper pieces resources and examples:

Paper pieces or die cuts, ephemera, tip-ins:

There are lots of options in paper pieces, also you can look or search for “ephemera” that is used for journaling, junk journal, planners and more. Hope this post leads you to use paper pieces for bible journaling. It’s super easy! – Bible Journaling should be easy, enjoy it! 💛