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

#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
#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

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.

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


#thrive #travelers notebook #planner #planner addict #journal #midori #insert #gratitude journal #printable #journal cards #foliage
#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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#30lists #30 Days of Lists #list challenge #list prompt #journaling #journals #junk journal #travelers notebook#30lists #30 Days of Lists #list challenge #list prompt #journaling #journals #junk journal #travelers notebook

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

#junk journal #favorite #my favorite things #journaling #mini book #listing #journal prompts

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. 


#junk journal #favorite #my favorite things #journaling #mini book #listing #journal prompts
#junk journal #favorite #my favorite things #journaling #mini book #listing #journal prompts

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. 

#junk journal #favorite #my favorite things #journaling #mini book #listing #journal prompts

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.

Junk Journal January | Days 16 - 20

#junk journal january #junk journal #journaling #mixed media # journal #mini book #smash book

Participating in the Junk Journal January challenge over on Instagram has been a great project to begin my 2020 creative playtime with. I've tried to step outside of my normal clean-cut journaling style and ventured more into some modeling paste, gesso, adding true "junk" to my journals and being open to a more busy look to my pages. I've always adored adding layers and texture to my work, so that hasn't changed, but I've upped the layers quite a bit on some of these page spreads.

Mixed Paper Journals + Printable Tags are on sale for 20% off through Saturday here.

I love how this challenge prompts are bringing up stories I can tell. 

JUNK JOURNAL JANUARY
Day 16 | Life Lessons
I journaled around the punchesd border on my page and then embellished with some DIY book page washi tape I made a while back. Just stick your tape onto a book page and lift. Voila! 

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Day 17 | Favorite Things
I’ve always been a fan of repurposing and upcycling and usually include one vintage book page and library check our card in each of the mini books I create. How about you, do you love the feel of vintage, yellowed book pages,too?


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Day 18 | Feeling Good
I am so ready for spring!


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Day 19 | Mixed Media
A little modeling paste, book page hexagon die cuts and a paper scrap for my journaling spot. I’m squeezing in some self care and me time today working in all my journals and doing some devotionals I’m behind on. Find a pack of pink shipping tags here. 

#junk journal january #junk journal #journaling #mixed media # journal #mini book #smash book

Day 20 | Self Care Everyday
I made a promise to myself when my first child was born that I would get up and get ready and not lounge all day in sweats - this was before leggings were even a thing - and I have pretty much kept they promise to myself. I feel more “me” when I feel good about myself and can face the world with a can-do attitude. 

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MORE JUNK JOURNAL JANUARY PAGES

Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 6 
Days 7 - 15

Learning How To Sail My Ship

#quote #motivation #learning #sail #The Sunday Quote #inspiring #motivational #good words #quotes

No matter our age, we are always learning, always navigating the storms in our paths. That's okay. Learning something new every day is a life goal to never outgrow.

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 Sunday for more inspiration and motivation for The Sunday Quote.