Recently, I moved to a new city and joined a new small group through a local church, and I have to admit that as excited as I was, I was just as nervous. I drove up to an apartment of people I didn’t know (with one familiar face from my new job among the strangers), and settled in for the night. I probably gripped my journaling Bible white-knuckled during introductions, and then, in a flash, it was my turn.
I said my name and what I did, and then I answered the question of the evening: what is your favorite hobby? Oh my heavens, little did they know what they were in for! Every time I get to explain what Illustrated Faith is to someone new, I positively BURST about it! It might have been a bit much to take in, but I’m certainly not sorry.
You can also be sure that I gushed about all the gorgeous new products that Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith are releasing this month! The tabbies, the clippies, the stickers, and MORE. I had the joy of unpacking a handful last week, and I can’t stop staring at them.
For this page, I took my inspiration from one of the clips, pictured at the top, which reads “He > I”. It immediately reminded me of 1 John 4:4 which reads “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
I decided to use this happy heart clear sheet for the page, echoing the heart of the clip. Plus, the navy, green, yellow, and purple scheme was new to me, and I loved it! But word to the wise, if you use the clear sheets PLEASE don’t forget to peel off the protective layer. I almost started adhering the rest of the designs to the removable piece and remembered just in time.
I still had to trim down the sheet to fit it into my Bible, but I didn’t mind it when I over cut. The imperfections are just part of the process ;) When it comes to the new Bella Blvd releases, they are packed with their own fresh pops of personality but they still coordinate so well with those previously released.
1 John 4:4 says “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world,” and that is worth clinging to. After learning of the hardships faced by many people in my new town, and when grappling with the evil in this world and the tragic rains one state away, it’s easy to let shoulders droop and hearts sink. But when that is the case it’s all the more important to remember WHO is God is and that He, indeed, is GREATER.
Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Cardstock Stickers “His Name” | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Homespun Alphas “Bless Her Heart” pink | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Cardstock Stickers “Go & Tell” | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Genesis Collection – Big & Bold Alphas “Black Eyed Pea” black | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd “Geo” Clear Cuts Pad | Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd “Words” Designer Clips | Mini heart doily from Target dollar spot