40th Year Project: Part 6

November 18, 2013

A few years ago when I turned 39, I decided it was time for a big, self-absorbed scrapbooking project. I usually scrapbook about my kids, our family or the things we do, but this baby was going to be all about me. I bought a special album in a color I loved and filled it […]

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Homemade Gratitude Journal

January 17, 2013

Homemade Gratitude Journal

My first big creative project of this year was to create a gratitude journal. I’ve been feeling a bit negative lately and I’ve found that when I’m feeling sorry for myself, it’s helpful to me to try to concentrate on some of the good things in my life — even the little tiny things — so that I can remember that in general things have worked out pretty well for me. My plan is to write down one thing every day that I’m grateful for. Some days I may write a few things down. Other days I might forget. No biggie.

I’ve tried keeping gratitude journals before on my phone and in basic little notebooks, but I didn’t find the process particularly fun ao this time I decided to make a cute, fun place to keep my notes. I raided my scrapbook stash and put together a smallish book (5×7 inches) filled with different papers. The design for my book was inspired by this journal by I Love It All on etsy. I liked how she combined full size pages with smaller bits and pieces and envelopes. It’s a look I love — very similar to the homemade smash book I made a couple of summers ago. If you can’t or don’t want to make a book like this yourself, I suggest that you pick up one of I Love It All’s adorable books.

Let’s take a closer look at the book I made:

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Project 365 2012: Week 16

May 29, 2012
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I managed to squeeze in a little more work on my Project Life album last week — still playing catch-up though. Let’s travel back in time to April once more…. The start of the week focused on Wyatt a little more: a visit from his best bud, homework, a card with a few of his […]

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Project 365 2012: Week 15 – Spring Break! Wooooo!

May 22, 2012
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All righty then! I took a bit of a break from my Project 365 scrapbooking, but I’m determined to get back at it and catch up again. I’ve been taking photos all along — I just haven’t been printing them and putting them in my book. I had a bit of free time this weekend […]

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How to Make a Hand Carved Name Stamp

April 25, 2012
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When I was a little girl there were very few things that frustrated me more than the racks of little license plates with names on them that are found in the gift shops of touristy destinations. I wanted an awesome license plate fastened to the back of my bike that told the world my name […]

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Project 365 2012: Week 14

April 24, 2012
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I’m still feeling a little behind on my Project 365 album, but I managed to knock out week 14 over the weekend, so I’m not doing too badly.  Here’s what I have: I started off with a photo I took of myself looking super fashionable with a couple of tissue paper puffs in my hair. […]

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