Illustrated Faith is offering a 12-week Bible Journaling Revival Camp, and I felt inspired to sign up. The course includes printables, a weekly devotional, and videos from Shanna Noel. I watched the first couple videos today. I always enjoy watching Shanna Noel create and also her heart-felt messages, and the videos are just the right length.
My project for the evening was putting together my travel journal. It was helpful to have a color printer and a paper trimmer. I printed out all of the printables onto cardstock. There were three options for the cover, and I decided to go with grey. The printables included a “field workbook” page, but I decided it was beyond my ability to get those to print correctly and line up neatly, and blank pages work just fine for me!
I trimmed the cover. Then I trimmed seven pages of regular printer paper to size. I folded and creased the pages. And then searched all over my house for a stapler that might work for the final assembly. We have three staplers in the house, and none of them were quite right. I just folded the back pages over. This gave the back part of my travel journal an immediate “worn” look that works just fine for this project.
I was pleased with the final result, especially the “doodle badges” page that I somehow managed to print correctly on the backside of the cover page!
This is my first ever attempt at making a travel journal. It was a pretty easy project. I have used the travel journals before that come with many of the Illustrated Faith kits. They provide a nice workbook for generating ideas for Bible Journaling or trying new techniques. I always feel a little bit more free to make mistakes, and sometimes that freedom leads to more creative responses. Overall, it’s just a fun way to complement the Bible Journaling experience! I’m a happy camper!