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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Gratitude Journal ~ Scraps to Treasures Take 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our
Weekend Blog Hop
"Scraps to Treasures" !

 projects that were to challenge our creativity using 'scraps'!

Today's project for me is a 'Gratitude Journal' ~

My project began with a beautiful handmade journal ~
unused but on hand from a charity shop.
It's cover is handmade paper made with leaves and petals ~
a technique I used with papermaking . 

To this basic form,
I added a scrap doubled loop of pearl beads

interlaced through a leftover scrap of glitzy gift tassel ~
This will act as a page marker
as the journal pages can slide through the pearls on the inside,
marking my current page entries 
moving the tassel to the top of the page
as it is or to the bottom just by sliding the loop. . .

Next I took the backing scrap cardstock from a pewter book marker
 {which I'd saved for it's lovely flowers}
cutting off a portion to fit the journal.
 The card happened to match the colours perfectly
from some of Scrappin' Madge's scrapping paper!
Thank you Mandee!
They co-ordinated to perfection !
allowing me to add creatively with the xtra 2 scrap layers!
A scalloped punch out strip cut down 
fit perfectly with a small plaid card corner.
Looking at it now {rather than 11 pm last nite}
I think I will add more pink scallop behind the plaid cardstock
to set it off from the journal background...
Aanywaaaay ~

Put together it turned out like this ~

As we've learned about Gratitude Journals,
those who keep them are 25 % HaPpier
than those who don't ~
I have to say I'm at least that with the completion of this project!
{& definitely a new journal entry} !

Hoping you'll continue your way through today's Hop 
finding new inspiration along the way ~
Be Blessed 
with Grace and Peace 
as you begin this new week in the image of our Creator ~
 Creatively! . . .

Following the Hop from Hostess Robin's you 
you will have arrived here from
the Brilliantly Creative Mel of

Now you're off to check out the Amazing Creativity of

Thanks for your company today!
Thanks also for your GFC and Networked Blog follows 

Shannon Leffew Keith is generously donating a
Gorgeous item from her Etsy shop ~
and at Ginger Snap Scraps , Cori, is donating
a $10 gift certificate to their store. 
Rules of Entry include commenting at every participating Blog Post
for each of the 2 day Hop ~

Be sure to visit Hostess Robin's blog "Scrap and Chat"  
to get in on her own Creative Initiative,
the Beginning of the Full "Scraps to Treasures" Hop 
Lineup of Creative Bloggers sharing
PLUS Giveaways ! . .

Thank you, Robin, for your excellent 'Project Management'!
for this Scraps to Treasures Hop ~

No Ordinary Blog Hop

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Lissa said...

That is beautiful

Ellen Jarvis said...

What a beautiful gratitude journal!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Elegantly done and I just love your work! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy @ ECTaS said...

What a treasure.

I am hoping to start my own gratitude journal very soon too and this so whets the appetite!

Thank you for linking up with Scripture Sunday this week and giving others a peep into something rather special (and challenging to).

Robin said...

Very pretty. I think this is a great idea.

Thanks for hopping with us!


Sarah (Nikki) said...

this is beautiful. My 16 yr.old would probably love making this as she always making something from bits and things.

CarlyJo said...

All your crafts have great colors. I love how you used a beautiful base and added a bit more color and a lot of fun to make it so much more than what it was before!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well I think that a gratitude journal is one of the best ideas I have heard about in a very long time. Yours is lovely!

PaulaJ said...

beautiful journal and remembering to be grateful is so important. what a beautiful way to record it in.

Linda said...

What a beautiful journal! Blessings!

Ashley Nicole said...

Very pretty journal.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, How pretty! Love your Journal! Awesome Job! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Modern Day Disciple said...

This looks beautiful. Your blog also looks beautiful- I love the colors and feminine touch!

Jessi said...

good job

Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

I love this. And would love for you to come and share on the Creative Corner Hop. Our linky will be open all week.

Cherished Handmade Treasures

Charlotte said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures.
Charlotte said...

Lovely journal♥ It is attitude of gratitude gives little room for grumbling, therefore much more room for happy.

Buffi Neal said...

very nice(:
New follower from the Blog Hop
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Natasha in Oz said...

That sure does look wonderful. You did a great job on your journal. I'm going to Google+ this post right now.

Thanks for linking up to Say G'day Saturday. This week's post is now live so I hope that you can join in again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Kelly Scott said...

I can't wait to show my daughter what you did to the journal. She made one at school but it needs a little glitz. Thank you for linking up with us at NOBH. Every blessing.

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