Hi everyone! I just wanted to share a little bit with you today about how I am currently storing my bible journaling supplies. One thing that’s really important to me is that everything easily transported from one place to another. I don’t always want to sit at my desk to work in my bible…sometimes I like to do it on a tray sitting up in bed or even outside the house at prayer retreats and other places like that! It’s therefore crucial for me to have a storage solution that’s small and light enough for me to carry. We can (and should) worship and pray anywhere and everywhere so why should journaling in our bibles be any different?!

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A few months ago, I picked up a 12×12 clear plastic storage box from a local art shop. I love the size because some of my alphabet sticker sheets are 12 inches tall so it’s perfect to hold those along with everything else! The box also has a handle which makes it super easy for me to carry from place to place. The other great thing is that when the lid is shut, it provides a sturdy surface on which I can work if there isn’t a table or other suitable place for me to work on where I am!

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In here I keep my bible, all my alphabet and phrase stickers, some die cuts small enough to fit in the margin of my bible, a pen, a pair of scissors, my bible highlighters, roller adhesive (not shown) and a set of alphabet stamps. (I own quite a few more sets of alphabet stamps which I keep stored with all my other stamp sets in an Ikea trolley next to my desk but I didn’t feel the need to carry those around with me everywhere.)

One day, I’d like to have an even smaller storage solution that I can use to take my bible and just a few crucial supplies with me in my handbag when it’s not practical to take my art box somewhere. I have visions of me busting out my journaling bible and supplies in the middle of Starbucks on a Saturday afternoon!

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I hope you’ve found today’s post helpful and have given you some ideas about making your supplies portable so that you can worship God through your bible journaling ANYWHERE!

-Stephanie

12 Comments
  1. Rebecca Jo 4 years ago

    YES!!!! I have some of those containers! I’m changing up my storage this weekend!

  2. Darla DH 4 years ago

    What kind of ink do you use for your alphabet stamps?

    I really like this storage idea….got me thinking!

  3. kelly 4 years ago

    such a good idea. your journaling is lovely too!

  4. Jessica 4 years ago

    I picked up one of those “photo boxes” that they usually have by the checkout stands at craft stores. They’re cheap (about $2 each) and come in cute colors and patterns. :)

  5. Susan W 4 years ago

    Thanks. Great ideas to include. Only other thing I might suggest would be a bunch of colored sticky notes. I’m always thinking of another topic/idea when I’m working on a page so I just write a word or two on the bottom of the little paper and add it upside down in my Bible. Right now I’ve got several ideas on different colors poking out of my Journaling Bible.

  6. Paula 4 years ago

    It is so nice to see how others store all their supplies.
    Thank you so much for sharing Stephanie.
    Paula

  7. nancy 4 years ago

    Wow, an NIV journaling Bible… I only see the one you have listed in the UK. Did you get it State-side?

  8. Lindsay 4 years ago

    I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing.Where did you get your bible from>?

  9. Annie Thompson 4 years ago

    Great idea..I like to bible read..journal in bed..always looking for a sturdy tabletop..thanks for sharing…

  10. Tori Bissell 4 years ago

    Love this idea!

  11. M 4 years ago

    I’m getting ready for a Bahama cruise where ALL I plan to do is art. A friend of mine gave me one of those super expensive makeup cases a while back…the leather kind that has the staircase drawers that pull up on each side with a compartment in the bottom. It’s all in there….acrylics, watercolors, pens, pencils, gelatos, gellies, mini canvases, journaling Bible, stickers, papers, qtips, etc. I’m using a 2-week plastic daily med holder for my paints…it’s perfect! I found a small glass jar with a lid at Target for $1 that fits in the bottom so I can always have something for rinsing brushes. I absolutely cannot wait!

  12. Penny Wood 3 years ago

    Great storage solution! It’s really helpful and also I found it pretty clever way to store your belongings. Happy to read it:)

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