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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Creative Altered Journal Blog Hop 10/26

Welcome to our Altered Journal Blog Hop !

There are 16 of us who have completed projects ~
We're hoping you'll enjoy the inspiration as you
tour through the HoP!

The Altered Journal has been a much anticipated project ~
Lots of Creativity stirred up !
Contemplation and Reflection
on what I wanted to use in creating my journal
plus hunting for items that inspired me
in order to complete it to satisfaction..

My intention was to create a
Gratitude Journal
that artistically inspirited intentional expressions of Heartfelt Appreciation ~

here's one that inspired me...

from Angela, The English Romantic's, gorgeous creations !

Melissa's of LilyBean's Paperie

From all that inspy, here's what resulted...
{ pic Thanks to photo friend, LiL,
now back safely after being caught in a rural sleet storm!}

It is well documented that people who journal their gratitude
are 25% happier than those who do not !
From Stanford Uni Alumni site we read how to
"Make Thanksgiving last all year by practicing gratitude!"
and how those
"who kept gratitude journals every day for a week ranked higher 
in happiness and lower on stress levels... "

Recognized as part of the benefits discovered in the
Stanford University
chronic illness self management program which
I instruct.

A gratitude journal is an intentional tool 
that inspirits us to value
 what life is already offering...

By learning to look with eyes of appreciation,
 we are more inclined to find happiness ~

Gratitude journallers learn to live in the moment 
~ to 'Be' present

Living Healthier and HapPier sharing daily 'thankyous' 
is definitely enough of a reason for me to create
a Gratitude Journal !
{ In fact, I'm already planning my next one! }

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~ Melodie Beattie

Bernice of An Attitude of Gratitude blog
is offering daily creative posts thruout November
for inspiring your own
  Newly Creative Gratitude Journal ~
quotes, videos, pdf dnlds, techniques,
a pinterest board is up + Flickr group ...

How about you ?
If you were beginning the first page of your Gratitude Journal, 
what would you write ?? 

I'd love to hear your thoughts !
Why not take a moment to tell us in comments ?!

Now, back to our Altered Journal Hop ~

If you arrived here from Rachelle's
you're on the right track! 
you are at #12
{ Faith Hope and Cherrytea }

Next stop on your Journal tour ? Shawnee
In order to not miss any participant,
we begin hopping at our host Melissa of

Here's the lineup in case you're plotting your journey!

  1. Melissa 
  2. Ashley 
  3. Jenn 
  4. Robin 
  5. Connie 
  6. Robin 
  7. Dena 
  8. Maria Matter 
  9. Lucy 
  10. Sandra  
  11. Rachelle
  12. you are HERE ~

Much appreciation to those participants offering Giveaways!
and to our sponsor
Zannie Berry for sponsoring 2 embossing folders
and 10 Colorbok embellishments...

As an added Treat ~
Friend Julie has creatively altered her yearly planner
with Inspy you'll enjoy HERE

Hakan's Saturday Show Off ~

 Bev's Pink Saturday Hop features
Breast Cancer Awareness

Thank you !

Creativity Corner with Sandy ~


This Week @ Great Peace Academy


Unknown said...

Ohh love the layering!! Amazing placement and such a beautiful piece!! Thanks for sharing.

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

OOO Love what you wrote about your journal! Can't wait to see it!! You inspire me every time I come to your blog! Thanks for being part of my Hop!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

TY Angela & Melissa!
you're more entries of gratitude for my journal !

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful journal!

morentin1326 said...

your journals, are beautifully amazing... I am a follower and an email subscriber. love your work.

Unknown said...

I love your blog and I am a new follower, I love what you wrote about the gratitude journals. Thank You for sharing the link for the gratitude journals in November, I am going to do this.
Thanks again,

Barbara Greenberg said...

Your journals are beyond gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Beautiful! Love the facts you shared.


Ashley said...

I love what you wrote about your journal!! Your inspiration pieces are gorgeous, so I can only imagine how beautiful yours will be!


Cindy Adkins said...

Beautiful inspiration journals and I think a gratitude journal is very uplifting and a great idea. It's a way of keeping the focus on the little things that make us happy throughout the day.

jennyplace2 said...

Stuning! Beyond words!

Unknown said...

Love your write up!!! You are inspiring. Just signed up as your newest follower. Loved being part of a blog hop with you!


Unknown said...

Wow!!! This is so beautiful!!
<3 Pam

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Sooo many thanks for taking time to visit & chat! Your kind & inspiriting comments add to my gratitude! THANK YOU :))

Light and Voices said...

This is no ordinary blog. I too write in a gratitude journal.
Joyce M

Salnclts said...

I love the journals you shared and became a follower so I could see your journal!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful journals. I love the gratitude journal idea. It is always a good idea to give thanks!!

Thank you for the inspiration!

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Happy Pink to you! I love the photos of the journals. I'm working on a just for fun Halloween gluebook. I think I'm 8 years old again. :o)

I'd love to have drop by for a visit.

Steph ♥

Carla said...

Your Journal is GORGEOUS!!! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

racincrafts at aim dot com

Rose Garden Malevik said...

They are just LOVLEY:)
and do not miss,,,,,,




it is FUN :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

MsBernice7 said...

Wow, your journal is beautiful. Thank you so much for giving the links to An Attitude of Gratitude. I am overwhelmed.

Beverly said...

A gratitude journal is a perfect idea. The first thing I do each morning is thank God for that day. We all have so many blessings, we just need to take the time to notice and be grateful.

Happy Pink Saturday.♥

Kay Ellen said...

Beautiful altered journals!!
Happy Pink Saturday :))

Kay Ellen

Cheryl said...

Sharing this link with my friend Kelli. She does something similar with her journals as well. I'm a plain ol' journal sort of gal, but you're right. Journaling makes a huge difference in my emotional (and definitely spiritual) well being!

Connie Can Crop said...

Your journal is so precious! I love the idea of a gratitude journal. Sometimes we forget all the reasons we have to be thankful!!
So happy to hop with you!
New follower too! Scrappy hugs!

Pamela said...

Such beauty. I think whatever we write our gratitude list in should be something we love. It's interesting how being aware of life's gifts brings joy and peace. I have so much to be thankful for.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Your journal is beautiful! Love the pretty lace! "That artistically inspirited intentional expressions of heartfelt appreciation"... love, love, love that! So happy you joined us to share 'in the studio' this week. Hope to see you again! :)

SusieScrapper said...

Love your gratitude journal, oh so pretty!


ShersL84bed said...

Gorgeous journals.

Smiles Sher

Gwen said...

Your journal is so pretty! Thanks for the gratitude post, I'm off to see where I can begin such a journal!

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous hun, what a joy it will be to write in! :)
I loved reading your inspirational post!!
happy to be in a hop with you!
hugs & blessings

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Fabulous! Love all the detail and layering that went into these. I made a gratitude journal once. A friend borrowed it and I never got it back so I didn't write in it. lol! I don't write alot of things down, but there is not a day that I don't take at least a moment on ponder on all of the blessings that I have and am thankful for. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Happy to be following you.

Bestdayblogger said...

wow! So beautiful!!!

Katherine Thayer said...

I love the designs

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