embellished daily devotional journal

CREATE is my One Little Word {the brainchild of Ali Edwards} for 2017 and I'm looking forward to so many ways it will touch my heart and my life. 

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My first creative project for 2017 was a super quickie overhaul of a spiral notebook.  I'll be using it to take notes and ponder the daily readings from my new devotional. A sweet church friend gifted me this as a thank you and I'm looking forward to the quiet time I'll be spending with it and my bible. If I'm going to take notes, it might as well be in a cute journal, right? 

Want to make one for yourself? All it took was two sheets from a MME 6x6 pad, some crafting goodies from the shop and 10 minutes.

After decorating the front cover, I punched a tag shape to add to the pocket {which you can see peeking out when the cover is closed} and used a second 6x6 sheet to make a pocket liner.

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This is just the pennant banner shape folded over the top of the front cover.

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And from the remaining paper scraps, I embellished the back inside cover.

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What do you think, should I make these for the shop? What would you use your journal for?

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  1. I need to get out sall the little snippets of paper
    and embellishments that I have and put them to use
    in my Bible journaling. Noticed the honeycomb on
    your page - I have some of that. thanks for the idea

    1. It's fun to use up what we have and make something even better, isn't it! I love how creative everyone is getting with their bible journaling, so inspiring!


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