Currently | May 2019 ➸ and a Free Download

I've corralled a small little collection of Currently Journal Cards on a binder ring and it's getting a little chunky. Not that I'm saying chunky is a bad thing, you know that. This journal is totally chunky becuase I've also been using a paper pack collection for other projects, mainly gratitude journaling, and adding them all to the same book ring. By adding in journal cards and tags as well, it's making for a hodge podge little journal, in my opinion.

As a side note, the $3 Sale Special is still going on, some items have sold out.

RING BOUND JOURNAL
If this ring bound journal has you intrigued, you can see where I shared some of these DIY Journal Card Mini Journal pages here:


Do you have the same problem? You know, too many projects on one binder ring?


Well, no more.

LOOK AT IT NOW
Here I am using the free Currently cover page download, link below, with a 1" book ring.


Free Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags

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Honor your Mother with an extra hug, an "I Love You" and a card full of words of love...not just today but every single day you can. 

And if you have a gift to give, tuck one of these {free} cuties on top and she'll love it even more.

I mean, have you seen these lovely gold foil accents? Love, love, love.


Floral not your thing? Find more Tags, Tabs and Labels in the I Love It All shop.

Choose Joy

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How we react to what happens around us determines our day. Some days it's easier to choose joy, sure, but it's almost always worth the effort. Keep choosing it, every day.

See you next week with another The Sunday Quote!

Butterly Kisses | This Week in My Gratitude Journal


Even though I don't remember butterfly kisses being a "thing" for us, it reminded me of all those nights when Gordon came home from work. The girls would go running toward the door waiting for him to enter and begging for running hugs.

I hope that I'll always remember the joy, the screeches of, "one more" and "it's my turn now."

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Just a simple die cut and words. Sometimes, that's all you have time for and sometimes that's all it takes to tell your story.


WHAT IS #ILOVETHURSDAYTHANKS
What is #ilovethursdaythanks? It's a way for me, and you, to connect with other like minded souls. Those of us that find joy in documenting our thankful thoughts and grateful moments. Those moments that sometimes could be so quickly forgotten, those thoughts that haunt us and won't let us go, those words that touched our heart when we needed them most, those people who made a difference just by being there.

Join us over on Instagram and share your #ilovethursdaythanks.


A RECAP OF THIS MONTH'S PAGES

WHAT I USED
Most weeks, I journal at least once in the flagship | original journal. And this week, it just happens it was the only time I journaled my thankful thoughts. Not that I didn't have tons to be grateful for, it's just how this week developed.

Want to try your hand at gratitude journaling? 

reduced pricing for partial year journals  |  May - December is only $28

What Makes You Smile?


What makes you happy? What makes you smile? What's stopping you from creating a journal documenting exactly that?

Well, nothing now!

4 x 4 SQUARE JOURNAL
I love putting together curated collections of pretty paper and eclectic ephemera packs. Each of these kits is equally awesome and adorable, but slightly different but maybe a little similar, too. 




You can use these DIY journal kits to:
Collect your favorite quotes, one liners or even print out all those Instagram photos gathering dust on your phone and add them to these fun little journals. It's so easy...document all those zany memories with words and pictures by using all the fun embellishments included with your mini book to personalize your collection of papers making a one-of-a-kind journal. 

EPHEMERA PACK GOODIES
I've even included a fun ephemera pack with word phrases, die cuts, tickets and more...you could even use this as a mini Gratitude Journal, too!



CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE
Choose your favorite kit, the ephemera kit is included.


You also get to choose between punched or unpunched pages and even two 1" or two 2" binder rings.

MORE CUTIES


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Kind Words

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They may be unkind to you, they may be sarcastic, they may ignore you, they may spread rumors about you, they may be vindictive, they may be eternally grumpy, they may be jealous...be kind anyway.

They may have silent battles and secret wounds we don't see, our kind words may be the only sunshine in their day. Be kind. Always.

See you next week with another The Sunday Quote!

Free Hello May Journal Card


Around here, Spring doesn't last for long before the heat and humidity slaps us in the face but we always say hello to May with a calendar full of activities. We begin school in August, so school lets out before the month of May even ends! That means we have sports banquets, Awards Day assemblies, Choral concerts and end-of-course testing.

Which for us means that saying Hello to May is also saying hello to summer vacation!

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS
I love this floral design so much! In fact, I loved it so much that I decided that I needed to create a whole set of journal cards, word phrases and a page tab, too. 

We've had a ton of rain this month and my flowers {and weeds, too} are peeking through, blooming and making this Mama smile a great big smile! Aaaaah, all those lovely, glorious colors after the dark of winter. Love it!
MORE HELLO JOURNAL CARDS
Take a few moments and document how you will greet May, how you will treat the next 31 days and how you plan to take this year and make it yours.

My plan is to document my year by capturing precious moments in words. Photos are worth a thousand words, yes, but writing it all down has to be worth at least a million words, right?



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FREE DOWNLOADS
Download your free Hello May journal card.
Find other free downloads from I Love It All here.
And for more Print At Home ideas: journal cardsplanner pagesart prints and tags, tabs and labels areall  in the I Love It All shop as instant downloads!

Gratitude Art Journaling in my Travelers Notebook

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Bloom where you are planted. Bloom and grow and spread your wings and fly. Don't let anyone or anything hold you back. Dream it and do it. Go ahead, you can do it, don't be afraid.

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL
After participating in the Art + Creativity challenge last week, I've had the hankering to be artsy and so I decided to pull out the watercolors. Well, they're really the girls' watercolor set - they've since upgraded to a fancier brand - but for me their old set suits me just fine. 

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In My Travelers Notebook Gratitude Journal:
I prepped this spread in my travelers notebook some time ago by glueing down an old book page. Then at another time, I stamped the page with this jumbo flower shape in a very bright magenta. Then, while I was printing off this set, I got the bright idea of punching out the "bloom" word phrase with one of my flower punches.

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Ta-Da! And I love it! I could have gone all kinds of directions with this page, but decided to journal my thoughts on our two girls and how they continue to amaze us. We are so very lucky to have been blessed with these two joyful beings after trying so very hard for so many years.

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I outlined the stamped flower shape with a black gel pen and then used a foam dot to apply the "bloom" die cut word shape.

After reading this next journal entry, I think you'll agree that it's a great capture of what real life is...compromise and going with the flow. And by the way, we finally were able to go to Chesapeake's and enjoy a lunch date!

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Sometimes it's just fun to play with craft supplies and pretty paper. Sometimes, all I do is journal my thoughts and feelings and be done with it and then there are times that I go the extra mile and create for the joy it brings me.

Here, I used one of the new tag pockets and used my feather punch for the "i am grateful for" word phrase from this set.

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The fun thing about these pockets is that you can tuck in a shipping tag to keep your journaling private, if you wish, and then also embellish the outside of the pocket. I drew some circles with watercolors as a background for my page and then also on the feather die cut.

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The travelers notebook Gratitude Journals come in 6 sizes and can be found here.

In My Original Mixed Papers Gratitude Journal:
I didn't let my creative juices stop there, though. I pulled out the watercolor set for this page, too, in the spiral bound flagship journal I also use:

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I watercolored and then used some gesso over that. I realize now that the gesso was not clear, but it's all good, I'm happy with the results.

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I grabbed my label puncher and upcycled a gift bag and added the labels to the outer left and right edges.

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#Gratitude Journal #I Am Thankful #Gratitude #Journal #Travelers Notebook #art journaling #thankfulness #grateful

WHAT IS #ILOVETHURSDAYTHANKS
What is #ilovethursdaythanks? It's a way for me, and you, to connect with other like minded souls. Those of us that find joy in documenting our thankful thoughts and grateful moments. Those moments that sometimes could be so quickly forgotten, those thoughts that haunt us and won't let us go, those words that touched our heart when we needed them most, those people who made a difference just by being there.

Join us over on Instagram and share your #ilovethursdaythanks.

the 2019 Gratitude Journal
For 2019, I decided on the Things I Am Grateful for In 2019 cover because I knew that I wouldn't be journaling exclusively in this journal, nor every single day. This cover choice gave me the freedom to go at my own pace without the "guilt" of having to keep up with the '365' promise. You can choose from 4 different cover designs, whatever makes you happiest.

reduced pricing for partial year journals  |  May - December is only $28
WHAT I USED
"bloom"  +  "i am grateful for" word phrases