This and That – Vintage Faithbook Journaling

Faithbooking and Journaling just seem to go naturally hand in hand and with the new This and That Journal… you have  a marriage made in heaven !  Really… and I have been chomping at the bits to get some good quiet time with God and simply meditate and a few areas of my life since I am entering in a different stage (I am an almost empty nester)… so I thought I would decorate a few pages in my This and That Journal to help me get started…

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My first page will be on having Christ be the center of my home.  As my children are almost ready to leave my nest,  I need to focus on how to keep our relationships centered on Christ and how I can encourage both of my now 20 somethings to be brave and share their spiritual gifts with others…

I thought I would keep things simple and just make a few embellishments for my pages.  I took the beautiful embossed Natural Composition Designer Paper and turned the paper sideways to fit the journal pages.  You can fill two journal pages with one 12″ x 12″ sheet of Natural Composition Designer Paper.  The one I selected makes it easy to write thoughts and notes in…

Here’s a closer look at the embellishments for the This and That journal pages… I also am providing a few things you can mediate on and write about…

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Here’s the second page – this took me literally 20 minutes to do… that’s it… just stamped the image onto cardstock twice – once with early espresso stampin’ write marker and then the other with primrose petals stampin’ write marker.  I then framed the image with early espresso cardstock and used the ink to paper technique with a sponge dauber around the card with the image on it.  Lastly you can simply color in with pink pirouette stampin’ write markers the flowers and cut a few of them out, use stampin dimensionals to attach the cut out images to the early espresso image and then add a few drops of dazzling diamond adhesive glue and let dry.  You can also add a pretty ribbon or two as I did.  Oh and don’t forget the pearls… you now have an inexpensive yet beautiful way to capture your thoughts to paper.

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So there you have it!  Can you imagine sitting down with your grandaughter or grandson and sharing your thoughts… or better yet when you pass on… this would be a beautiful way to capture your Faith beliefs to pass on to your daughter or son…

Enjoy and hope YOU can try this one… it is very easy and quick…

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This and That – The This and That Bundle of Products

Wowie… I have been waiting all weekend to get the This and That Journal Bundle… and … it finally arrived yesterday!!! I am so excited… you get so much.. papers… stickers… binder… decorative tape… and a really nifty date stamp… and… a few envelopes that are cutely tucked into the binder’s folders…

Here’s what you get in the 133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle { bundle available for $32.08 until April 30, 2013 – that’s a 15% savings!!! }:

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So I thought I would decorate the front cover… I think I am going to journal on events and ideas related to my stamping adventures!!!  So I decided to adhere one of the larger envelopes that comes with the this and that journal to the front so that I can quickly tuck things into the journal if I don’t have time to journal…  I also used the loving thoughts stamp set – it has a lot of neat words that match the epic day theme…

The colors in the epic day theme are: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party

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I then decided to use the inside cover to house my journaling supplies… I took the tall envelope that comes with the this and that binder and a clear cellophane envelope from Stampin’ Up! and made pockets to hold my journaling markers (basic black, early espresso, basic grey), the stickers (I cut the stickers down to fit in the clear envelope and I cut up a few pieces of card stock to journal on/ adhere stickers to.  I also created a few paper clips with coordinating ribbon so that I can make my journaling interesting…  I also tucked a few pearls into the pocket too!  Gotta have those pearls!

Here’s what I came up with:

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So there you have it!  The beginnings of a really cute this and that journal… I cannot wait to see what you are going to come up with…

Enjoy and hope YOU can try this one… it is very easy and quick…

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This and That – Stampin’ Up!’s New Way of Journaling

Quick… Fast… Easy… Fun… Stampin’ Up!’s new journaling supplies makes documenting life fun… from cute stickers to a multipurpose date stamp to a really cute journal and papers… Stampin’ Up! has you covered… here’s a really good look at what you can do with these versatile journaling tools… and Stampin’ Up! has bundled the journal, stamp, tape, stickers and papers to make things oh so affordable…

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My This and That journal is coming this week and I cannot wait to tear it open and start putting my life scraps into it!  The next few weeks I will be sharing my journaling and ideas for getting creative for this and that!  I will be also using My Digital Studio to create cute cards that you can tape into your this and that journal…

I will have a menu option under in the IDEAS. IDEAS. IDEAS. menu so that you can quickly go and see what I have been up to…

Here’s where you can find This and That products… click here.
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