Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the Gratitude Journal I made my Sister recently. Must of you may know that my little brother is in the hospital again and he’s in very critical condition. Myself, my sweet husband, and my sister have been at the hospital with him everyday. My sisters husband was there over the weekend with us and my older brother has been as much as his work schedule would allow. But, mainly its been the three of us there, so my sister and little brother are really close we had to make her go home the other night because she hadn’t really slept. So I made her this little Gratitude Journal using the Pressed Petals Journal (from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog) and some of the products from the Come to Gather Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Here’s a look at the finished journal.
I wanted her to be able to write some things down each day on what she’s thankful for just in case he makes another turn for the worse. I thought that this would be a good way for her to get her thoughts out and to remember to be thankful for the good times we have all shared growing up and other things that bring us gratitude in our daily lives. I had just ordered the Pressed Petal Journal (#149588 on pages 73 and 170 of the Annual Catalog) a couple weeks ago. I didn’t know why I was ordering it but knew there would be a reason to.
I used some upcoming products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog to decorate the outside and a few of the pages on the inside of the journal. I picked some products from the Come to Gather Suite (pages 46 – 48) because I thought it would compliment the Gratitude Journal concept well.These products will not be available until September 4, 2019 in my online store; so you are getting a little sneak peek at this suite.
For my decorations on the outside I used the Gather Together Bundle (#153036) because I loved the look of the leaves and the Season of Thanks sentiment. I thought that it was the perfect sentiment for a gratitude journal. Because we should always be in a season of thanks. I stamped the leaves in Pretty Peacock ink (#150083) and then did some in Pear Pizzazz ink (#147104) and Merry Merlot Ink (#147112) also. All the stamped leaves and the sentiment are done on Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650). The last two ended up being used on the inside of the journal. I also used the same color cardstocks (Pretty Peacock Cardstock #150880, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock #131201, Merry Merlot Cardstock #146979) and die cut some of the smaller leaves as well. The dies that cut the smaller leaves also embosses them. It’s not very easy to see in the picture here. I love the look of the embossed leaves and wished that they showed up a little better in this photo.
I added the leaves and sentiment to a piece of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper (#150454) that I used in the background and as a banner under the sentiment. I then added the designer series paper and leaves element to a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock and popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished the decorations off with a double bow. For that I used some of the Cajun Craze Linen Thread that’s in the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (#150456) using a mini glue dot.
Once I had the outside down I had some leftover pieces so I added them through out the journal to tie everything together. I just picked a few random pages and added them in. Here are a few of the spreads I just added the leaves to.
I made sure to leave room for any photos she may want to add and her writing. I think that the Pressed Petals Journal makes the perfect gift for someone, because they can customize it to their needs. I wrote in the first page a really nice Gratitude quote and a personal message. When I gave it to her yesterday at the hospital she said “I love it and I am not going to cry!” Which showed me she really appreciated it.
Stampin’ Up! Shopping List:
to get the August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle. 1.) Earn it FREE
with a qualifying order (see above host code information). 2.) You can
purchase it from my Tutorial Store for $20 US by clicking here as a Instant Download. This
month’s Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features projects using products from
the Come Sail Away Suite.
Do you want to get your hands on some Holiday Catalog Products? Now’s the time to take advantage of the Ultimate Deal! The Starter Kit plus with the Extra Extra Promotion you save event more!
Extra Joining Special, you earn 2 times the Extras! Join my family of Kinsmon Crafters now
and earn an extra $30 in FREE items to add to your $99
Starter kit. That means you can pick out $155 of wonderful Stampin’ Up!
Products for only $99. And you get FREE shipping on your starter
kit. Extra #2 You will receive a $10 Coupon Code if
you Sign up in July to use in August. If you sign up in August, your will get
the Coupon Code to use in September. Have questions visit my Join my Team Page and my FAQ page for more details.
reasons to Join!
Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.
get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
to directions to all my online classes
here to find out how!
the heat! To celebrate Summer, I am going to run a three month promotion
with the chance to earn a prize in September! I will be giving away a few
prizes from the Holiday Catalog in September and you can get your name in the
Get your name in the Coconut for some free Holiday Products to be given away in
September! Here’s how you will earn tokens during June, July, &
token for purchasing one of my Online Classes
token for every $30 you spend during June, July, & August!*
tokens for referring a friend and they sign up for a class with me &
mention in their email that you referred them
tokens for joining my team
tokens for hosting a party online or in your home
drawn live on Tuesday, September 17th at 4 pm CST during my Facebook
Live! Fine Print:
*Can not be combined with any other
special offer This is not a promotion ran or endorsed by Stampin’
Up! This promotion is solely ran by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin’ Up!
Demonstrator This offer is only good for those that live in the United States and
prizes can only be won by a US Resident