Sweet’n Sassy Stamps | MISTI Blog Hop

Welcome to Jules’ Jewels! Today, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is joining forces with My Sweet Petunia for an awesome blog hop and giveaway! There’s a chance to win a $50 gift code to each shop, so we hope you’ll join the fun and hop along with us! To be eligible for the drawing, leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop along the hop. The blog hop list is below, but be she to comment about the post and check out my YouTube process video, which is posted below, just above the product links.



Today is the day I’ve been dreading all summer–today I send my middle child off to college. He heads off to Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan to study engineering. That’s 1200 miles and 17 hours away from where we live in Tampa, Florida! My oldest is already a junior in college, but he’s only 90 miles away in Orlando.  Huge difference! I created a “release” Bible journaling page for him when he left for college, so I knew I needed to make something similar for Adam.

I love to document special moments and prayers in my Bible, much like scrapbooking. Here, I based my idea off of the t-shirt the university sent to him in his acceptance packet, which read, “World Changers Made Here.”


So I went with that idea and used Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV):

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

I know that I am sending my son to a place where he’s going to learn and grow in God’s Word and wisdom, and that he will be empowered and equipped to CHANGE THE WORLD for Jesus.


However, what gives me the most peace from this verse is that last part, where is says Jesus is always with us. I can’t be with Adam when he’s 1200 miles away–but Jesus can be and indeed IS WITH HIM! That’s good for my mama-heart!

I created this page using the Send Me stamp set from Sweet’n Sassy Stamps. I embossed the globe onto vellum card stock, and colored it with Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Markers. I embossed Adam’s name on the vellum with the School Days Alpha stamp set.  I stamped the words GO CHANGE THE WORLD directly on my Bible page. For most of this stamping, I used my new Original MISTI stamping platform.  Not only did it help with the embossing and getting clean impressions, but it especially help to add a secure base while working in my chunky Illustrating Bible.

You can see the entire process over on my YouTube channel using the link below.

Product Links (Most are affiliate)


Versamark Clear Watermark Ink http://shrsl.com/1r4xy

Ranger Black Embossing Powder http://shrsl.com/1r4xz

EK Success Powder Tool http://shrsl.com/x5tw

Aquabrushes http://shrsl.com/v3uo

Creative Retreat Ink Pads:  http://rwrd.io/n7ng7b9

(Denim, Waterfall, Powderpuff Blue)

Illustrating Bible http://shrsl.com/1pcaw  

Illustrating Bible Mat http://shrsl.com/1pcat

Tombow Clear Adhesive http://shrsl.com/zlq4

Craft Tweezers http://shrsl.com/1qn4l

Illustrated Faith Watercolor Paint set http://shrsl.com/k8m1

Heat Tool:  http://shrsl.com/w4jd

Micron Pen Size 03 Black http://shrsl.com/1oulh

Tab Punch http://shrsl.com/w4hx

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (Mini-Stapler) http://shrsl.com/1098y  

Illustrated Faith Tape Runner http://shrsl.com/yasj

Studio Calico Mega Date Stamper https://www.studiocalico.com/shop/mega-date-stamp-handlettered

Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen http://shrsl.com/v3ur

Pitt Big Brush Pens: http://shrsl.com/1kvva (#110 Phthalo Blue, #153 Cobalt Turquoise, #264 Dark Phthalo Green)

Versafine Onyx Black Ink http://shrsl.com/1pc9s

Stamp Shammy Cleaner http://shrsl.com/117gc



“Sweet to the Soul” Giveaway


Hey Ya’ll!  Today I’m excited to share with you the newest Faith Art Box from Creative Retreat Kits, entitled “Sweet to the Soul.”  This Bible journaling kit has all the elements to help you creatively worship as you delve into the topic of the power of words.


I’m particularly excited about this kit because I wrote the devotional content.  My good friend, Angela Senechal, IG@maker_mom contributed the beautiful handlettering for the design.


The kit comes with the devotional booklet, a 3×5 stamp set, a matching decor sticker sheet, an alphabet/numeral sticker sheet with a honeycomb design, and a beautiful coordinating washi tape.

You can catch my unboxing video over on my YouTube channel or using the link below.

I’m also giving away one of these kits.  Here’s what you have to do:  

  1. Like and comment below how someone has encouraged you with their words.

  2. Follow my blog
  3. For more entries, go to my Instagram @julesk.jewels and enter there.
  4. Giveaway ends Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 11:59pm.
  5. International entries must pay extra postage.

Thanks for joining me today!  I’ll see you soon.  I’ll be sure to share a video and project soon using this sweet kit.

Blessings to you!


Noel | Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hey everyone.  I’m so glad you’ve hopped over to my little world here at Jules Jewels.  I’m excited to be part of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop! Not only are you hopping with some fabulous members of our design team, but also some brand new affiliates.  (Did you know that Sweet’n Sassy recently opened up an affiliate program through shareasale.com, which means that anyone can promote Sweet’n Sassy Stamps and be rewarded? Maybe you want to consider that too?)  Since Christmas is a time of giving, we thought Christmas in July should be too! We’re hosting a drawing for a fantastic $50 gift code to the Sweet’n Sassy Stamps store from all of the comments at all of the stops along today’s hop. So be sure to leave a little love as you hop about!


My project for this Christmassy hop challenged me–I live in Florida, and creating a winter scene while it was in the upper 90’s outside felt quite paradoxical! But once I began the crafting process, my creative side took over, and the inner angst was gone!  I loved creating this sunset scene in my hymnal on the page with the Christmas carol “The First Noel”.


I used Ranger Distress Oxides for the colorful background. I began with Wild Honey at the bottom, then worked my way up, blending Ripe Persimmon, then Barn Door, and finally Dusty Concord for the combination of colors.  I used Ranger Blending tools to get the deep rich hues of the inks.  Then I spritzed water over the page to get a slight oxidation and spottiness.


I stamped the tree silhouettes at the bottom of the page using the “Thrill of Hope” stamp set.  I also stamped around the page the moon, the deer, and the small word “NOEL”, also from that same set.  Next, I used the Script Outline Alpha set to stamp “NOEL” in the center of the page.  I colored the letters in with a black Pitt Big Brush Marker, and then shadowed them with a white gel pen.  I finished the page by lightly splattering some watered-down white acrylic paint over the trees to create a snowy effect.


Nothing gets me more in the Christmas spirit than a good, old-fashioned Christmas carol, and this project did just that!



We’re also kicking off a Christmas in July sale today! Through July 31, all stamp sets in our Christmas and Winter categories are 25% off. No code is needed! Now’s the perfect time to get a jump start on those holiday projects!  You can pick up the Thrill of Hope set that I used, or any number of other beautiful Christmas or Wintertime sets.


Here are the other blogs for your hopping pleasure.  Make sure to comment at each one in order to enter to win the $50. The deadline to comment is July 31 at 11:59pm.  Happy hopping!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Bev Gerard
Ceal Pritchett
Dina Kowal
Gayle Bond
Giovana Smith
Jane Bosi
Jeanne Streiff
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin
Monika Davis
Sheri Gilson
Stephanie Serrano

Bear Much Fruit | Bible Journaling


“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Gal. 5:22-23)

It’s another Fruit of the Spirit entry.  I’ve truly enjoyed my study of this section of scripture.  It is so full!  I have some blog posts on other some other sites too if you’d like to check them out.

Grow Good Fruit

God’s Fruity Law

Fruit of the Spirit Mini-Book

Lately, I’ve been working so hard at my job, extremely long hours, giving all that I have and more, that I feel completely depleted of energy.  It is easy to become irritable and snappy when you’re that tired and drained.  Bearing fruit?  My fruit has been pretty rotten, I’m afraid.  That’s because I haven’t been drawing from the Spirit.

fullsizeoutput_4b6Sure, I’ve been having my morning devotion time; but it has been rushed and shallow.  When that happens, it’s hard to walk in the Spirit throughout the day.  I need to slow down–if not in time, in attitude. I need to savor the sweet Spirit, and then the sweet fruit IMG_0085of the Spirit will emanate from me throughout the day.  Only then can I bear His fruit.

For this page, I was inspired by the design on a bottle of Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist.  Don’t be afraid to use patterns and designs that you like, even if they come from random places!  I recreated the design on my Bible page by two-step stamping, using Sweet’n Sassy Stamps “Fruit of the Spirit” stamp set, distress oxide inks, and Ranger Letter-It Embossing Kit.  I have a process video on my YouTube channel where you can see how the whole page came together (see the link below).

How do you slow down and savor your time with the Spirit?  Share a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by!



“Cotton Candy” Shimmerz Spritz

Sweet’n Sassy Stamps “Fruit of the Spirit”

Distress Oxide Ink Pad Worn Lipstick

Distress Oxide Ink Pad Candied Apple

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

Stamp Shammy Cleaner 

Ranger Letter It Embossing Kit

Heat Tool:

Illustrated Faith Precision Pens

Illustrated Faith Date Stamp

Rose Gold Woodgrain Washi Tape