Crafting + Ephemera Kits Coming Monday!

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It's been a while since I took the time to put together those crafting + ephemera kits that you all love so much. Who am I kidding, I love them, too!

Set yourself a reminder and drop into the shop on Monday to find your new favorites. Until then, here's a sneak peek of some cuties waiting to find new homes. Wink, wink.

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Find all the new goodies, and some old favorites here.
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I've been spending my time lately working in my journals and learning some new techniques, you know something to occupy my mind and bring me some joy. If you're looking for something to keep your hands busy and make your heart happy, take a peek at my 30% off sale going on now.

30 Days of Lists | Let Me Introduce Mysel

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As a rule, I don't include photos in my list journals. But today is different. I recently participated in Ali Edwards' Pieces of Us selfie challenge and came away with some great stories and a few good photos.

This is one of them.

And since 80% of the time, I don't like photos of myself because I usually have my eyes closed or look uber awkward, it was a total surprise to come away with this gem. When I look at it, I see peace and happiness and contentment. And I hope the rest of the world sees that in me, too.

TELL ME MORE
If you are new to 30 Days of Lists and would like more information:


INSIDE MY JOURNAL
Day 1 | Let Me Introduce Myself
I knew that I was going to include a photo of myself here but didn't want to cover up all of the lovely florals and gold foil accents which made me decide to trim down my photo. 

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#junk journal #list #lists #list journal #mini book #journal prompts #journaling #mixed media journal

I used a book page scrap which had been stamped on, because reading is such a big part of who I am, and then scattered some pink sequins around the photo and decided to add a touch of gold glitter washi tape to reinforce the glittery gold theme.

It was quite by accident that my sweater had a pink word phrase on it, but a happy accident I must say.

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I also used a book page scrap as a journal prompt holder that I tucked under my photo on the left side. The "list nerd" die cut is part of the free printable I designed for the March challenge and once you register you can access the download on the private 30 Lists blog.

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MY HIDDEN JOURNALING
A technique I use now and again is to hide my journaling. Sometimes it's because it's kind of heartfelt and personal and private. But not today. Today, I used a glassine bag and pink shipping tag to journal on only because my page was already full.

I also used the "one" tag from this printable number tag set.

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I repeated the book paper scrap and the leftover scrap of neon pink that I used on the floral page with my photo. See, I told you I was a scrap hoarder.

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My List
55-Year Old Paper Scrap Hoarder,
Storyteller
and Picture Taker
who loves hard + is a tough critic
of herself.

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If you haven't yet, sign up for my newsletter and receive the freebie printable you see below, kind of perfect for all your journaling projects, am I right?
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The Light Is Shining Within You

#hope #quote #inspiration #shiining light #good words #movitivational #inspirational #quotes #The Sunday Quote #motiviation

I’ve revamped my weekly quote series to focus on a different theme each month and the  theme for March is LISTEN

It is so suprising to me that the qualities that I see in others are what I hope to be, to aspire to...and then someone shares with me some encouraging words of how I have helped them or inspired them by my actions.

Wow. Sometimes we just have to listen.

So, I'm going to leave that with you. I'm going to urge you, and me, to remember that we, too, are a shining light for somoene even if we don't know it. 

Visit with me every Sunday for more inspiration and motivation for The Sunday Quote.

Free Hope Quote Stickers

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link to free download at bottom of post

I love inspiring quotes and I love using them as journaling prompts, too. If you're a fan of all those things, too, download these quotes that I've shared all this month in my weekly Sunday Quotes series. They're sized to be punched with a 2" square punch, or you can use the trim lines provided to do it all by hand. Print on vellum, sticker paper or paper of any color at all - you choose what works best for you.

Here's how I used one of the quotes from the January Quote Download freebie using my Field Notes sized travelers notebook journal

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#freebie #free printable #quotes #printable #printables #hope quotes #stickers #travelers notebook ##field notes

Find more printables in my Etsy shop:  Printables
Begin a Gratitude Journal of your own!  Gratitude Journals
Need a mixed journal to add these quotes to? Mixed Paper Journals
Check out these fun printables: Free Downloads

My Favorite Things Junk Journal

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The fun I am having with the documentation of a few of my favorite things in a mixed paper journal has been the best answer to these February blahs. It has been exciting for me to pop a journal prompt on a page and play with my paper scraps and all those bits and baubles of kits I have in the shop but never make the time to play with myself.

Well, not any more. I'm using "the good stuff" because I'm worth it.

A FEW OF MY FAVORITES, JOURNALED
You can catch up with all my favorites journaled by following this hashtag: #myfavoritethingsjunkjournal on Instagram. I go into detail each day on why I used what I used and how I hacked it to make it work on my page.

Now, grab your favorite journal, the printable prompts...and just do it!

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#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All

#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All
#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All

#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All

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#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All

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#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All

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#junk journal #smashbook #journal #junk journaling #my favorite things  #journal #journaling #journal addict #I Love It All

MORE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS LISTS
Looking for more of My Favorite Things, journaled?

SETTING UP 
Not sure where to begin? 
★ Choose Your Journal
★ Gather Your Embellishments
★ Trim Your Word Strips

Read about this journal and my setup here.

Gratitude Journaling | Week 8

#thrive #travelers notebook #planner #planner addict #journal #midori #insert #gratitude journal #printable #journal cards #foliage

You've seen me use mine as part of my quest to gratitude journal every single day in 2020 and now these fun Field Notes sized travelers notebooks are on sale

TODAY IN MY FIELD NOTES GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Celebrating my creative journey and all the joy it brings me. And I have been loving using this set of word phrases as inspiration and journal prompts in my journal projects lately, I trimmed out the word create to get me going today.

And I'm also celebrating Day 51 of my creative challenge to myself to Gratitude Journal every single day this year. See all my gratitude journal posts thus far here.

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#create #travelers notebook #planner #planner addict #journal #midori #insert #gratitude journal #printable #journal cards #foliage

Travelers notebooks are a perfect fit for all the printable journaling cards in the shop, this is the set I'm using below, and also for printable ephemera...I used vellum for the foliage branch in the last photo. Find the printable tags that include the word "thrive" here


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#thrive #travelers notebook #planner #planner addict #journal #midori #insert #gratitude journal


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.

30 Days of Lists Registration is Open!

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Registration is now open for the March 30 Days of Lists challenge...and you can even sign up for all three challenges at one time at a discount! I'm a super fan of this 3 times a year challenge, it's been a part of my life since 2010??? I've participated in so many challenges, each time learning something new about myself, that I've lost count.


A FEW JOURNALS TO GET YOU STARTED
I'm a fan of lists, of mini books and telling my right now story. That's a phrase I coined way back when Kam sent out a survey asking participants what 30 Lists meant to them.

Find all the Mixed Paper Journals in the shop to choose your favorite, but here are just a few of them:

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All of these mini book journals come with fun, colorful embellishment kits to help jumpstart your creative mojo.

IF YOU'RE MORE OF A TRAVELERS NOTEBOOK FAN
I have listed several times in plain paper notebooks and enjoyed it just as much. There's a different mindset going into a journal where there are no limits or patterns or preconceived ideas.

Here are a two notebook sets, I'll be adding a few more this week that will include embellishment kits, too.

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#30lists #30 Days of Lists #list challenge #list prompt #journaling #journals #junk journal #travelers notebook

A FEW SUPPLIES TO GET YOU GOING
And if you love these, but want to personalize the pages with stickers and journal cards and more, here are a few links for inspiration:


MORE OF MY JOURNALING POSTS
Should you be interested in journaling to share your story as well, you can search the blog for my own posts about:

30 DAYS OF LISTS REGISTRATION

and receive your free printable designed by me!

PSSSSST...it includes a coupon code, too

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We Still Hope

#against all odds #logic #hope #we still hope #quotes #good words #sometimes #inspiration #motiviation #

We believe, we work, we pray about our situation and our goals, but somehow, we still sometimes place our eggs into the "hope" basket. In this great big world, some days hope is what gets me through even after all my believing and working and praying. And I'm okay with that.

I’ve revamped my weekly quote series to focus on a different theme each month and February’s theme is HOPE.  Visit with me every week for more inspiration and motivation for The Sunday Quote.

My Favorite Things Journal

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We all have favorites, but have we ever stopped to document them all in a journal? I thought that it  would be fun to have a journal dedicated to all my favorites.

A FEW OF MY FAVORITES, JOURNALED
Pastime
The ribbon, vellum paper and book page strip were all in my scraps bin - I’m not a hoarder if I actually use the scraps, right?

Reading will always be at the top of my list of all time favorite pastimes.

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I popped my punched journal prompt on top of the paper cluster I made out of the ribbon and book page paper strip.

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#junk journal #favorite #my favorite things #journaling #mini book #listing #journal prompts
Era of Music
I didn’t even have to think twice! It never fails to bring a smile to my face and makes me reminisce of simpler days gone by. Aaaaah, big hair, guitar riffs and ballads. Does it get any better? Even the girls ask to listen to 80s on 8 on in the car. 


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To make my number 8 pop off the page, and I didn't want to get up off the couch and get my foam dots, I used repeating strips of cardstock strips glued together on the back side of my number.

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TV Show
I couldn't list just one, and could have listed more, because how do you have just one favorite?

I used a gold accented die cut, pink glitter page flag and kraft paper sticker [all from the embellishment kit] and one of the printable journal prompts from the My Favorite Things set. I also crumpled a glassine bag and used it for more texture, placing it under my die cut. 

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SETTING UP 
Not sure where to begin? 
Choose Your Journal
Gather Your Embellishments
Trim Your Word Strips

Read about this journal and my setup here.