Currently - The January Edition

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Taking a few moments a few times a month to document my "currently" status will be one of my 2020 creative projects for the year. I'm using my DIY ring journal which you can recreate yourself if you want to add another creative project to your lineup.


DIY RING JOURNAL TUTORIAL

1. Grab some paper scraps, I have a kit ready to use here
2. Download your "currently" card set 
3. Grab your favorite size ring here, you can find the black 1.25" ring I used here

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#currently #journal card #printable #instant download #right now #document #storyteller #washii tape

I printed out 4 or 5 sets of cards, trimmed them and embellished the bottom edge of each card with a line of skinny washi tape I picked up late last year. I'm also using my date stamp and "trying" to coordinate my ink with the color of washi tape I'm using. 
Read more blog posts showing how I'm using these CURRENTLY journal cards for more inspiration and tips.

Hopefully I can journal once a week and as 2020 closes, I’ll have a nice little recap of what I did and what I was thinking for the whole year. I'd love to see how you're using your journal cards!

Junk Journal January Days 7 - 15

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If you're looking for a fun project for the rest of January, check out the #junkjournaljanuary challenge on Intagraam. Along with my gratitude journaling, this is one of #my2020creativeprojects

A PEEK AT MY JOURNAL PAGES

Day 7
Save A Tag
My tag is from a sweater I bought last month and I tore off the price from the bottom and used the back side as a date holder on the left side of my page. 

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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media
#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

I love how this month’s prompts are bringing up stories I can tell.

Day 8 
Vintage Vibes
I'm using this mixed paper journal and added the pink hang tag {from this set}, a mini white tag + a tree image from one of the printable ephemera set which I printed on vellum. 



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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media
#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

Day 9
Happy Mail
Who knew that saving Christmas card envelopes would come in handy? 

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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

Day 10
Nature Lover 
I love a new year and new projects! I printed this ephemera set onto vellum instead of card stock, added it to the left side of my journal spread and then documented a little story from city girl to country girl for me. 


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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

Day 12
Sweet Treats
We lost count of how many rounds of homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream we made last summer, we were hooked! So good, so easy and gone in a flash because it's that good.


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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

Find collections of shipping tags in manila and fun colors here.

Day 13
You know I’m a huge fan of layers and texture, but did you know I also layer it up when I’m dressing? Oh yeah, cami, shirt, sweater and maybe even a scarf. 


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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

I’m a cold natured person, usually, but this Menopause thing has me all about of wack. 

Day 14
Cozy Drink
Coffee is my fave, but I do love a hot peach green tea, too! 

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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media
#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

You can find more paper doilies here and this is the journal I'm using

Day 15
A List
Today I used a tag, a teeny tiny scrap from a paper doily, several sticky notes and an ampersand stamp to mimic my patterned paper page.



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#junk journal january #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #mini album #journal prompts #junk journal #mixed media

You can find a similar watercolor style shipping tags here. And here's a set in blue.

MIXED PAPER JOURNALS 
Here are some fun journals that have 30 pages, making them perfect for any listing challenge:

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MORE JUNK JOURNAL JANUARY PAGES

Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 6 

JOIN THE CHALLENGE

Want to join in the Junk Journal January challenge? Find out more info here.

All About Me From A To Z

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It was meant for me to have worked on this journal sharing little tidbits all about me and who I am all documented during my 55th year. And now with my 56th birthday just around the corner, I felt it was time that I shared my pages with you.

I began by adding bits of wish tape in shades of aqua and mint along the sides of my journal pages in a somewhat random manner.

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#all about me #my story #right now #storyteller # my right now #currently #from a to z #mini book #journal #notebook

This is the cover I chose, but you have a choice of 4 different styles here

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Here are a few stories I've documented so far and I'll share more of them with you next week.

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#all about me #my story #right now #storyteller # my right now #currently #from a to z #mini book #journal #notebook
#all about me #my story #right now #storyteller # my right now #currently #from a to z #mini book #journal #notebook
#all about me #my story #right now #storyteller # my right now #currently #from a to z #mini book #journal #notebook

Thinking about documenting who you are so that future generations know your story? Trust me, this will be a project that will get you to thinking, in a very good way.

Be You

#what if #oops #The Sunday Quote #encouragement #be you #do you #for you #thrive #mindset #boss babe #quote #quotes#

I’ve revamped my weekly quote series to focus on a different theme each month and January’s theme is THRIVE. May this be the year to be the best you.

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Gratitude Journaling | Week Two

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I'm just gonna put this out there, the days are just whizzing by. Already. Before we know it, Valentine's Day will be here.

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THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNALS 
Happy Planner Micro Notes
This little journal has been a great addition to my journaling lineup eve since I realized that the printable 3x4 journaling cards from the shop are a perfect fit!

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I printed the journal card on copy paper instead of cardstock and embellished inside the circle with a month printable and then added washi tape along the side before punching my holes. 

Here's another post with more Happy Planner journal pages.

DIY Ring Gratitude Journal
Today’s gratitude journaling has me in my DIY Ring Journal - you can find all the supplies in my Etsy shop - made with a black binder ring, a 3x4 paper pack kit, some printable journal cards and die cuts. 

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A pep talk to me + a reminder to just breathe. 

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The possibilities are endless and you have the opportunity to make your journal in your own unique style. 

Top Bound Journal
It dawned on me as I was changing the bed linens last week - yes Mr. wRight picked out this ensemble, guess that wasn’t hard to figure out - that I had not yet gratitude journaled on that day.

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 So in the lamplight glow of our cozy bedroom, here’s a pic of my journal page. I’m calling this one ‘Fun With Washi’ because I rummaged all through my stash to find days, months and numbers! 

Travelers Notebook 
From subbing at the Middle School to bowling practice in anticipation of today's Tournament play for Isabella to a parent meeting for Basketball yesterday evening had me gratitude journaling on-the-go.

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#gratitude #journal #gratitude journal #journaling #field notes #grateful #thankful #happy planner #micro notes

I knew that would be the case when I left home, so I tucked this Field Notes journal into my purse before heading out the door. And if you're wondering, I was impressed with my yummy lunch packed with love by our two adorable daughters! 

2020 GRATITUDE JOURNALS

This is the journal I'll be using most days, but you can choose from over 10 different styles, sizes and types of Gratitude Journals.

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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#ilovethursdaythanks.

Junk Journal January Days 4 - 6

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Have you ever junk journaled before? It's such a fun way for me to use my stash and carve out some creative time in a mixed paper journal. I already shared some inside pages and close-up pics here, and here are Days 1-3 of the Junk Journal January challenge. I've been playing along with this green + blue themed mixed paper journal


JUNK JOURNAL JANUARY
Day 4 | Morning Pages
I’m not even sure what morning pages are, but here you go - and it’s done and was fun. I'll let you in on a little secret...this page spread may have been done at a time that wasn't technically morning. What???


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The date journaling spot is something I'm thinking of adding the shop, in a variety of colors, and decided to give it a test run. For my journaling, I punched it out with my 1" circle punch and used a foam dot to adhere it off center to the circles on my pattered cardstock.

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I used my black pen to doodle some around my page a few times.

Day 5 | Textured
Let’s see, I used a stencil and molding paste, a torn paper doily, a journaling spot, a white tag I watercolored and stamped, stickers and a printable date die cut round


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#Junk Journal January #journal #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #scrapbooking #mixed media

There’s a mix of goodies from my stash as well as goodies from my Etsy shop. The roller skate stamp prompted me to document my lingering thoughts on the first time I went roller skating as a kid. I was probably in the 5th grade, very shy and had short hair. 


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And yeah, I was too shy back in the day to tell those skating rink people that I wasn't a boy, even if I did have short hair, and that I wanted a pair of girl skates.

Day 6 | Stickers
Anyone else ever walk in on their kids with a whole roll of your self stick stamps going to town with a random sheet of paper? I know I can't be the only one.


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#Junk Journal January #journal #junkjournaljanuary #mini book #scrapbooking #mixed media

You can find a sticker collection in the shop that includes the red label I used for my journaling and as my date holder.

CLEARANCE SALE
While supplies last, many items are now 60% off in my Etsy shop, I Love It All.


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JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Want to join in the Junk Journal January challenge? Find out more info here.

Read more of my Mini Book blog posts.