Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Grateful Heart with Glitz Design

Hi there Glitzy friends!!  I don't know about you, but for me, November brings a season of gratefulness.  So often the days fly by and the hustle and bustle of life is so crazy that I forget to take time to appreciate all that I have.  I have so much to be thankful for and I decided that I should keep record of my heart's deepest gratitude and thankfulness in a custom-made shabby chic Gratitude Journal.
I used a genuine Moleskine Journal and Glitz Design's Hello Friend Papers, Stamps and Embellies to create this sweet little journal that's full of shabby chic goodness and lots of little surprises.
The inside cover has a little pocket that holds two little stamped tags.  The first five pages of the journal are numbered with sweet little embellishments and grateful sayings.
I left lots of room on each page to record all my grateful thoughts and feelings.
 I do want to make sure that I am grateful each and every day!  It's so important I feel remembering what you're grateful for keeps you grounded and I'm certain it's the secret of true happiness!
 Having an attitude of gratitude is definitely a choice I want to make every moment of every day!
Count your many blessings....
 name them one by one....
I even added a traditional Thanksgiving Hymn to the journal!  I love my vintage hymnal!!
The back pocket of the journal is covered with a Hello Friend Journaling Sticker and is ready for my little bits of ephemera to add to the spirit of gratefulness.

I also added some of Glitz Design's Hello Friend Paper Layers in between the pages to add character and shabby chic goodness to the journal.  Sooo fun!  Glitz Design Paper Layers are always a favorite of mine!!
I also made a little matching card to go along with the journal in case I want to give it away as a gift:
I ran some kraft cardstock through the crimper and painted the edges with an acrylic paint dabber.  I added some Glitz Design Crepe Trim and Prima lace to the edge.  I embellished with layered stickers, stamped butterflies and some little banner elements.
The  sentiment was stamped and I cut the ends to resemble a banner and added some seam binding trim.  Very shabby chic and so fun to make!! I love Glitz Design!!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Hello Friend 6x6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design Hello Friend Layered Stickers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Title Stickers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Paper Layers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Hello Friend Paper Garland
Glitz Design Hello Friend Rubber Stamps
Glitz Design Hello Friend Puffy Word
Glitz Design Hello Friend Whatnots
Glitz Design Hello Friend Crepe Trim
Glitz Design Hello Friend Tape
Glitz Design Teeny Alphas Coral

Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Gratitude Journal Stamps; Papertrey Ink Kraft and Rustic Cream Cardstock and ribbon; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet Ink and Ribbon; Papertrey Ink Melon Berry, Rustic Cream and Simply Chartreuse Felt; Prima Lace; Hand Dyed Seam Binding; 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very Glitzy Day!!!


Kate said...

Kristii, these journals are stunning! So soft, feminine and vintage. Such lovely gifts these would be.

Lea L. said...

This is such a pretty journal, and matching card Kristii! Love it!!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a gorgeous journal!