Friday, January 13, 2012

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  I hope you're enjoying hopping along with us tonight.  If you are coming from my friend Roberta's blog, then you are in the right spot!  If you just happen to be stopping by, then be sure to start here so you don't miss anyone! :)

For this month, we were given the following challenge: 

Make something for yourself or that you would give someone to welcome the fresh clean start of a New Year! It can be a card, scrapbook page, gift or home decor item. Pretty much anything goes!

 I don't know if it's  because it's the start of a new year or the fact that 2011 seemed like such a rollercoaster ride.  Or perhaps it's the fact that I'm quickly approaching the big 4-0.  But, I decided that I needed a journal.  So, I dusted off my Bind It All (which I have never used!) and decided to give it a go.  My coils are a bit off, but I'm still very happy with it.  I also made some dividers within my journal of things I feel are most important to me.

Front:


"My Journey" - My Pink Stamper "Font-abulous"
"Don't sweat the small stuff" - My Pink Stamper "Fabulous Phrases"  (I need that reminder ALOT! LOL!)

Divider #1 


In this section, I plan on recording at least one thing I'm grateful for each day (that is unique to that particular day). 

"Thank You!"  - My Pink Stamper "Spectacular Sayings"

Divider #2


I've heard the expression:  "Those that never learn from their mistakes are destined to repeat them."  This is my spot to write these life lesson's down...so I don't have to learn them the second time around. :)

"Wise Guy" - My Pink Stamper "School Days"
Owl - "Paisley" Cricut cartridge - cut at 3"
Divider #3


My FAVORITE section - Believe in Everyday Miracles - a spot to record answered prayers or perhaps those things that some might refer to as "coincidences".  A  tangible reminder to me that nothing in life happens by accident.

"Believe" - My Pink Stamper "Biggie Christmas Sentiments"
Rainbow - "Hello Kitty Greetings" Cartridge - cut at 2 1/2" 

**Any of the My Pink Stamper stamps used in my journal can be found at these online retailers. **

Your next stop on the hop is my dear friend Maria.  And once you're done hopping, please be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper and join in the challenge with us. 

 And just in case you might have missed anyone along the way, here is the entire list again.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the weekend! :)

44 comments:

Missy said...

Your journal turned out really, really nice Shelly! I especially like the "dont' sweat the small stuff" sentiment across the front!! Great reminder!!

DIANA L. said...

Great way to start he year journal-ling.
Beautiful design.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Beautiful journal and great sentiments.

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Love the sentiments you used.

Jill said...

Very nice journal!

Reflections from Granny said...

Very pretty and your two fluffy babies are adorable.

Lori m
tiredlady47@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

Very cute journal! I love each of the dividers too!

OCCricut said...

GREAT, GREAT idea ... LOVE the different tab ideas.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Kerry~Momma K said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Tracy-CraftJunkieToo said...

Oh what a WONDERFUL project Shelley -- great colors and sentiments. :)
Tracy

loving3boys1girl said...

Very pretty!

readysetstamp said...

I love you journal and the sections that you created are soooo great!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

ScrappyKsue said...

This is a great project. Love the pic of the doggiepoos!

RockinRenee said...

Awwww... I love your journal and the differnet tabs with images!

Julie said...

I love how you did the seperate dividers in your journal! I think your binding turned out great. I'd love to get a bind it all, but you're right, I probably wouldn't use it THAT often.

Julie
www.randomcraftsofkindness.com

Shawnee said...

I love this journal idea. You made really cute dividers and picked the perfect sentiments. Great job!

Hattie said...

Nice project. Love the dividers.

hattieshaven.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

Your cover is GORGEOUS and your pages are both fun and inspirational. A perfect sentiment for the front too :)

Tammi A. said...

this is a super cute idea. love the divider pages.

Brenda said...

What a fabulous journal! I love all the idea you are going to use it for! The sentiments are just perfect in it as well.

Stephanie said...

I love the way your journal turned out. I would keep writing in it just because it is so cute.
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miranda said...

very fun journal. I love the colors that you used too. Thanks for sharing :)

CA Scrapper said...

What a cute journal. So pretty.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

Your journal is so cute. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

ctibbmn said...

Love the cover of your journal - love the pink and the flower!! And the idea of what you are using it for - awesome idea!!

ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

Simple Creations said...

I love your journal. Great inking and all the details.

Angela

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so cute! I love what you did with all of the dividers!

Dee Burns said...

Another great idea for a Journal. Yours turned out so cute. The different Tabs are perfect to put thoughts/things in their place.

Dee B

Maria said...

Love the detail you put into your beautiful journal Shelley! YES!! Don't sweat the small stuff...if I could only remember to tell myself that :) I think this is the perfect gratitude journal!

Debc06 said...

What a beautiful journal Love all the ways you have decorated and personalized it. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Look around the corner said...

this is so cool realy my style

Doris P. said...

What a cute journal this is!! love the front saying!! parkernana5@aol.com

Lady Fair said...

What an adorable journal! I'm sure you'll be using that Bind-it-All again soon. TFS

Court said...

LOVELY!

Seahorse Creations said...

Love your journal. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the journal & the sections. Like the photo of your dogs. Teddy says woof.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sinful Crafts said...

enjoyed your idea, especially with what you will be putting in each section of your journal. That gives me so many ideas, thanks.

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Really cute little book!

Debbie

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Your book is very cute. Love the colors too.
Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Michele from MS said...

What beautiful ideas that I am going to borrow for my journal today. I hadn't given any thought to the dividers but these are now mandatory! Kudos for dusting off your Bind it All!!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

pynoblem said...

This is beautiful! I want one too! LOL! What a great idea you have about doing a page every day.

Deanne & Rebecca said...

This is just beautiful! Love the colors you used!
Rebecca
thebcrafters@gmail.com

marg0006 said...

Oh, how sweet! I love the different cuts .
marg0006@verizon.net

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

What a wonderful way to keep a daily journal about things we are thankful for and believe in.
Hazel
hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

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