We are so excited to welcome our July 2022 Guest Designer to our blog. She is an amazing designer who shares her Faith through paper and embellishments. Let's give Jessica Nicolas a warm welcome to our blog and Design Team for this month.
Hi darlings! I’m so excited to be guest designing for the month of July. I am a Dominican-American who is a wife and mom of three. I love to read, craft, bible journal and document our family adventures
We ask Jessica a few questions that will get to know her better:
Q&A with Jessica
- When did you start journaling?
Started bible journaling 5 years ago after finding out I could combine my love of crafting with my passion for the Word of God. It has become a way to use my creative side to document what I study.
- What is something most people would not know about you?
My favorite job was being a gift wrapper at Macys. The Christmas season was the best and it’s how I know almost every Christmas song by heart.
- What are the 3 scrapbooking products you can’t live without?
Stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and all the alphas!
- What do you love about the July kit- FLEA MARKET FINDINGS v2?
The variety in the die cuts is definitely my favorite. So many pieces to layer and tuck that I know will really make my projects pop!
- Finish this sentence “If you could see my scrapbooking space now . . . “You’d wonder how many stamps and inks a girl needs! Haha”
Bible Journaling Inspiration w/ Flea Market Findings 2
Hi darlings! I’m so excited to join the Citrus Twist team as a Guest Designer for the month of July. Here is how my first project in my bible turned out:
I’m starting off the month using the Flea Market Findings 2 kit in my bible. I love using different products to journal my faith, and paper products like this July kit makes it so easy. In this project I mainly used the die cuts, a journaling card and the enamel dots to compliment.
First I shifted through the paper packs and die cuts and after falling in love with the bird and florals I chose pieces that would coordinate. Then I arranged these on my bible page to get a feel for where these pieces would go.
I knew I wanted a card to add some journaling so I went through the 3x4 cards that would fit perfectly in my margin and decided on the “recorded” one. I then layered over and under the card with a pink doily and other die cuts in various pinks and mints. After writing my reflection on the reading I added a yellow and pink label to stamp my date.
Luke 12:22-38 speaks about not worrying about tomorrow because the Lord will care and provide. So I thought the sentiment “every day has it’s own story” was fitting. I used the puffy words “you are so important” to symbolize God’s care.
For the top of my page I usually add a tab and the green label die cut was perfect for that. I also used the “So Loved” ticket to serve as a title for my page, then sprinkled some enamel dots to finish it off.
For more on my process check out my video here: