February is known as a month for celebrating love. What better excuse to spend 28 days reflecting on and learning more about the vast love of God for his precious daughter! The “This Is Love” kit guides you through 8 verses centered on God’s love. If you haven’t had a chance to watch my unboxing + process video yet, click here.
To purchase your own “This Is Love” kit, click here.
One of my favorite things about the kit this month is that it pairs so well with the previous month’s #Goals kit, as well as the “You Are Loved” collection. There are so many options for mixing and matching. Dayspring was kind enough to send me the “This Is Love” kit for February, as well as 4 pieces from the “You Are Loved” collection as shown in the picture above: stamp set, tip-ins booklet, 35 paper piece pack, and cardstock stickers. I’ve been having fun creating pages that use a little bit of everything.
I really appreciate that there is a lot of green mixed in with the pink for this kit. It’s a subtle, abstract color palette that reminds me of flowers, which pairs so well with the flowers of the You Are Loved stickers and die cut pieces. But if flowers aren’t your thing, this kit on its own is perfect. The brush strokes on the devotional/journaling cards, die cut pieces, and even the washi tape make me want to break out all the paint brushes and acrylic paint, and just spend some time meditating on God’s great love for me while painting the page.
It’s always a surprise to see what pieces will be included in the monthly kits, and for this kit you get die cut pieces! There are so many options for layering hexagons, hearts, and words/phrases. The devotional/journaling cards have mixed it up this month too by being a mix of both. Some cards have devotional content with lines at the bottom for response. Other cards just have the verse written out, and a few are just lines. There is a verse on every card to give you 8 options for moving into the margins of your bible. The clear stickers give lots of word options as well as cute hearts and banners.
For my first page using the kit, which you can watch the process for on my video here, I jumped right into 1 Thessalonians 1:4 with a bunch of acrylic paint. I used a mixture of stamps and die cuts from “This Is Love” and “You Are Loved” to create the title and layered decorations. The tab was punched from the coordinating tip-ins booklet, and I finished it off with some washi tape and writing. “We know dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.” You are chosen by God!
The next page I did using the kit is from John 3:16-17, and I used the card with the verse reference as inspiration for my page. It’s been very timely to have lots of pieces to use this month, since I injured my hands and wrists, limiting the amount of things I can do with my journaling. Stamping, adding stickers and die cuts, and writing a little bit are about the extent of what I can do right now. But it doesn’t matter how much or how little art journaling I do, because as I create, the message of God’s great, never-ending, self-sacrificial, divine love is sinking down deep into my heart this month. “For this is how God loved the world: he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” Such great love, indeed!
I invite you to join me this month with the “This Is Love” kit and the “You Are Loved” collection to embrace the love of Jesus! You can start your shopping for items shown in this post on Dayspring here. To order your own Thrive Bible on Amazon as shown in the pictures of this post, click here.
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