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12.27.2010

journal your gratitudes :: getting ready

12.27.2010  at 12:00 PM

EDITED TO ADD  |  2014 365 Things I Am Grateful For Gratitude Journal is ready to ship and
                               you can find an abbreviated version here for the remainder of 2013.
                               And here's another Gratitude Journal.


If you're at all interested in making a Gratitude Journal similar to this one, begin collecting your patterned paper, cardstock and journaling spots. Let the stash-reducing begin! I'll be sharing how I'm going to journal my Gratitudes in 2011 with you tomorrow, but until then...




...get ready. Anything goes when it comes to finding a place to collect your thoughts. I just decided to "cute it up" when I put this together so that I might feel a little guilty this year if I didn't actually use it after taking the time to gather my {cute} scraps, embellishments and went through the process of cutting and assembling the  journal. You can read a little more about my 2010 diary here.


Everything I used for my mini-album was already in my stash: journaling spots, stamps, labels, stickers, rub-ons, and manila shipping tags.


If you don't have enough scrap paper of your own, you could use this kit or even this one as a start and go from there. If you need more scrap patterned paper than you have on hand, contact me and I'll put a custom listing up for you in my Etsy shop, iloveitall, with a wide variety of patterned papers, all cut for you to 4x6/6x4, allowing you to choose which orientation you're going to use. You should have your package from me within a few days if you're based in the US.

As for my 2011 journal, I'm still working everything out in my head but tend to be leaning toward doing mine in a 6x4 orientation because I adore the way this one turned out. Plus, it gives me a bit more room to write my thoughts. I'm fairly certain that I am going to use book rings instead of my usual go to, the Bind-it-All, too. {If you're a regular reader, I'm sure you'll find that a little shocking!} I'm thinking that I might want to add various items to my journal throughout the year and with binder rings I'll be able to do just that.

I have quite a few journaling spots and cards available as free downloads in the sidebar, so you could always use some of those. And, I just might try to design something new to use. Stay tuned...could it be another freebie download?

NOTE  |  Remember, if you purchase a Journal from my Etsy shop, it will be a different style from this Journal. This Journal was a Journal I created for my own personal use.

Interested in purchasing the 2014 Journal? Click the  button.



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13 comments:

  1. i am looking forward to your post tomorrow!

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  2. What a fabulous idea! I love CUTE and I can't wait to see what you've made! :)

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  3. This is a fabulous idea! I love the thought of writing a blessing every day. Can't wait to see yours!

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  4. Gratitude journals! Great idea. I try to do that with prayers sometimes. It is absolutely amazing!

    ~Garret
    Hello Kitty Apparel

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  5. What a great idea! I'm going to do this. Did you just write a sentence or two each day? Is that the idea?

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  6. This looks great! I featured you today! Hope you had a great holiday!

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  7. This is absolutely adorable! Posted about this on my blog today and also plan to challenge others to make one for themselves this year. Love it!

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  8. This is so freagin cute!!

    I am now your new follower! Happy New Year~

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  9. wow i love this! i think i'm going to make one of these!!

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  10. your work - it's the best I've seen in this area. but what you inspire?

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  11. I absolutely love this journal! I really want to make one. I have a question though... Where did you buy the cardboard cover and book rings? Thanks!

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  12. @dooleynoted...the cardboard cover is just a piece of chipboard that might be from a paper pad or you could use the back of a cereal box and cover the printed side with paper. As for the rings, they are o-wires that are attached using my Zutter Bind-it-All.

    I couldn't find your e-mail address in your Blogger profile to e-mail you directly so I hope you see this. : D

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