Wildflower Spring Up

Wildflower Spring Up Isaiah 61:11 Bible Journaling Page featuring Illustrated Faith Wildflower Devotional Kit - Lydia Cost

It has been an absolute blessing to be able to guest design this past month with the amazing Illustrated Faith Wildflower kit. It was so up my alley, and I felt so incredibly moved by the words of wisdom and prayer that filled those beautiful devotional pages!

Wildflower Spring Up Isaiah 61:11 Bible Journaling Page featuring Illustrated Faith Wildflower Devotional Kit - Lydia Cost

This page came from Isaiah 61:11, and I couldn’t think of a better verse to accompany this kit!

Wildflower Spring Up Isaiah 61:11 Bible Journaling Page featuring Illustrated Faith Wildflower Devotional Kit - Lydia Cost

I layered up my title by mixing the great stamp set in the kit, a typewriter font stamp, and the amazing new Bella Blvd Florence Alpha Stickers!

Isaiah 61:11 (ESV)

11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
    and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
    to sprout up before all the nations.

Wildflower Spring Up Isaiah 61:11 Bible Journaling Page featuring Illustrated Faith Wildflower Devotional Kit - Lydia Cost

I couldn’t help but use one of my favorite techniques of layering a stamp multiple times with florals. I then wound up a great color of thread haphazardly on top of my water-colored florals for a great dimensional look!

NSD with Citrus Twist Kits

It’s the best time of the year for a crafter, and this week at Citrus Twist Kits we’re celebrating National Scrapbook Day too, with all kinds of fun things!

Three of my fellow ladies and I tackled the “3 to Inpsire” challenge, and this year for NSD, it included:

1. Stitching (Hand or Machine)

2. Something From Your Scrap Stash (the vintage book page in this month’s kit is great!)

3. Stamps

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I decided to get to work with my three items in my Life Crafted Album! I started with this great sheet of choral sea kelp, and I then cut up my vintage book page to create triangular angles. This is such a fun technique that you can add to just about any project!

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I then stitched on my book page shapes onto that gorgeous paper! I like to rough up the edges around all my stitching for even more dimension.

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I then did a little stamp for my little title on this page; I chose the great “Road Trip” phrase and filled it in messily with blue watercolor. It nestled in so nicely next to the amazing printed cork stickers in this month’s kit!

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I decided instead of inserting a whole new page in my album that I would highlight my photo on its own. This is such a great technique for helping a special photo stand out in an album. I stitched on these great tabs that I punched from the scraps of my sea kelp paper. See…those scraps really do come in handy!

3 to Inspire Challenge for National Scrapbook Day 2019 with Citrus Twist Kits - Lydia Cost

I finished up this amazing challenge, by creating a little space on the back of my photo for my journaling! I just love how charming the journaling space looks next to those stitched tabs!

Now it is time to visit Patricia’s page, and continue hopping along until you end up on the Citrus Twist Kits Instagram page. When you get to Instagram, after visiting all of the Creative Team contributions, just do the following:
* Like us – @citrustwistkits
* Tag us in a message to let us know you completed the blog hop on our NSD post
* Tag a friend in your message

Citrus Twist Kits will be doing random drawings throughout NSD 2019 and will message and tag you if you win. They’ll be giving away everything from some of the new Life Crafted albums, to embellishments, to stamps, and more. There is no purchase necessary to win.