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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Gratitude Journal


Hey everyone today I would like to share with you the beginnings of my gratitude journal. This is my first attempt at making these junk journals, but when I got the New Year New You papers in my Scotties Crafts design team kit, this was the first thing that popped into my head. I plan to create a place to journal every month, everything that I am grateful for.  I hope to include pics and memorabilia along the way.  So I will need to create pockets and hidey - holes to house them!!

I have to give a big shout out to fellow design team member and scrappy bestie Tash....Thank you so much for all your patience and answering all my dumb questions.

I know that doing these freestyle kind of journals for some is easy, but for me, for some reason it was hard.  I think the no rules or boundaries and the "anything goes" was what I found daunting.  However once I got into it, it was lots of fun and somewhat liberating.

I began by gathering bits of everything... you name it, it went in to it!! Cardstock, envelopes, seed packets, tags.  I have also printed out some gratitude journalling tags and sayings.
 So guys here is the mess I created .... just gathering stuff!! I ended up using the chipboard as templates for my dividers.
 This is my cover so far...I have purposely made it a little short and smaller than the rest of the album...I like the idea of the tabs "hanging out".  I have also made the lace and twine trimming a little bit long to add a bit of shabbiness!

 I have also cut up and used the tags and cut outs that came with the papers.  Alot of these go with my "Gratitude" theme very well and I my plan is to use heaps of them through out the journal.


So as you can tell from the above pictures I still have a wee way to go.  I have lots of inking, stamping and journal-ling to add.  Not to mention the binding...guess I better stop chatting with you all and get back to it!!  See you all next week!!  Oh before I go... please go check out Scottie Crafts huge range of scrapbooking supplies.  Adrienne and the girls are always more than happy to help you out!!
Till next time remember to .....
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

10 comments:

  1. you did a great job!!! I love no rules....I don't really care for exact or carefully put together...I am like a bull in a china shop when it comes to crafting...lol Hugs, Stephie =D

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  2. What a great idea! Your journal looks great. A wonderful keepsake.

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  3. Your journal is lovely. I'm a free style kind of person. I like things that are me, not to be a copy of everyone else. You did a great job.
    Angel

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  4. That's lovely. But one question. Why is it called a Junk Journal?

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