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Feb 15, 2017

My First Traveler's Notebook Insert used as a FAITH JOURNAL!

faith journaling in a traveler's notebook

My deepest desire is to help inspire you, encourage you, and walk beside you as we learn about Jesus Christ and ultimately spread His love through our daily lives, as well as our creative works. 

Recently I became OBSESSED with all things TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK!!! Have you jumped on the train yet? Well I'm full steam ahead. I just completed my first insert and I wanted to share it with you all. 

I used my first insert as a companion to my current devotion as a faith journal. For the past six months I have been head deep in a great devotion called Living Life on Purpose by Lisa Ter Keurst. Lisa is the founder and president of Proverbs31.com. If your not familiar with that resource or the book I would really like to encourage you to check out both. Both are extremely amazing and very valuable to my main goal, which is, too become the best Christian woman I can be! 

living life on purpose by lisa terkeurst
So I started by creating my own TN insert. It's super easy and not difficult at all. I saw a few tutorials and tweaked it until I got the thickness, style, and look I wanted. I'll have my own tutorial up soon! Basically I used 6-8 pieces of thick cardstock which I printed a grid on. Some colored cardstock for the cover and then decorated the cover with stuff from my scrapbook stash. I used scarps of paper along with some sheets from a hot buy paper pad I found at Michael's last week. Some tags, ephemera and stickers from The Reset Girl, Martha Stewart, and Me and My Big Ideas.


traverler's notebook faith journal


I started this journal with a few questions in mind taken directly from the book. Some of the fundamental questions of life that TerKeurst speaks on are the following:



#1 WHO AM I? WHAT IS MY FOUNDATION?

traverler's notebook faith journal
traverler's notebook faith journal






I used my most favorite selfie as of recently and started the book with some positive notes to my self. I think it's important that we remember that we are braver than we believe, stronger than we seem, smarter than we think and loved more than we'll ever know. I think it's very important to truly know that Christ sees us like this and we should feel this way about ourselves. WE ARE LOVED!!!

traverler's notebook faith journalI borrowed my foundation from the author as she wrote exactly what I was thinking and feeling. My foundation is simple; I am a daughter of the KING, a dearly loved child, He is my rock and my shelter! I'm committed to living my life for Him! 



#2 WHY DO I EXIST? WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?

traverler's notebook faith journal

traverler's notebook faith journaltraverler's notebook faith journal
traverler's notebook faith journal



Google defines the word "purpose" as this: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. So why do I exist? Why did God make me?
My purpose is simple as well; I was created for others. I am a servant. I am a mother, wife, and friend. I have been given the gifts of creativity and encouragement and I must and will use them to glorify, teach and lead others to God.



#3 WHAT AM I TO DO? WHAT IS MY MISSION?

traverler's notebook faith journal

Taking into consideration my gifts, interest, experiences and personality I am fulfilling my purpose and answering the call of my mission by serving and spending the majority of my time in three main roles; a wife, mother, and creative encourager! I must be a helpmate to my husband. A christ-like example to my children, and an encourager to my friends and the people God brings into my life. This is my mission! 




#4 WHERE AM I TO SERVE? WHAT IS MY MINISTRY?

I have taken some time to pray and think on this and I keep seeing something very vivid in my mind and on my heart. My ministry is right here. My blog. My home. Those are the places that I can speak out, teach, lead, and uplift others. 

traverler's notebook faith journal


#5 When Am I to Do These Things?

traverler's notebook faith journal

traverler's notebook faith journal
 EVERY SINGLE DAY!! I truly believe that my my ministry is here. Right here, right in front of me. My home and my blog!  I know I must manage my time between each role wisely. I must plan, prepare, and work hard to do all the things that the Lord has called me to do.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE DETAILED WALK-THRU OF MY FIRST COMPLETED TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK INSERT used as a FAITH JOURNAL CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW...












Feb 8, 2017

December Daily 2016 | Final Walk Thru Part 2

December Daily Walk Thru Day 2 Title Image

Yay! I'm finally sharing my final pages of my 2016 December Daily. It's been a process that's for sure.

If you missed part one of my December Daily walk thru click here to check that out.


Picking up where we left off... Day 10

December Daily Walk Thru Day 10I painted large wood veneers from an last year's Week in the Life™ kit. The red star paper is from Ali Edwards' December Daily® digital kit, which I had printed at Staples. The brown paper bag holds extra photos from a craft night I hosted. And I used a template for photos from our youth group's Christmas party.

December Daily Walk Thru Day 12Day 12 was a lazy day at home. I used a 2x2 page protector to add some simple photos of our normal lives during December. I used a clear tab, adhere with a glue runner, and added a tiny word from Tim Holtz. 


December Daily Walk Thru Day 13
Day 13 and 14 were days that I didn't have much. We stayed home for the most part and worked on getting the house cleaned for a few get togethers we were hosting. Another 2x2 page protector holds a cut up photo of our decorated home and for day 14, some drawings from the girls. 

December Daily Day 14

Day 15 was our Polar Express Pajama Party! I added a few photos from the day. 

December Daily Day 15

December Daily Day 15

December Daily Day 15

December Daily Day 16
Day 16  we went on a double date with some new friends. Dinner and Christmas shopping! 
December Daily Day 16
December Daily Day 17
 Day 17 was my son's 10th birthday party. I added this picture that was taken in Walmart the day of his party. 

December Daily Day 18


December Daily Day 19

December Daily Day 19Day 18 was the story of wrapping gifts and a photo of some wrapping paper I purchased this year. 
Day 19 was the story of how we went on a play date with some friends. The middle divider is just an extra layer of "fluff" I used another piece of printed paper from Ali's digital kit and stamped some stars onto the back. I like the little pop the blue start gives against the black ones. 

December Daily Day 20
Day 20 was another lazy day at home resting up for Christmas weekend. We spent the day watching movies and vegging out. I didn't watch all 20 of these movies that day but I did watch all 20 during the month, so I thought it would be fun to include them in a template and use it for my day 20 story.

December Daily Day 20

December Daily Day 21
Day 21 I got my hair trimmed and we spent the day at home being silly and having fun. 

December Daily Day 22


Day 22 was a shopping day. I went to Aldi and Target and forgot to take pictures so I borrowed some from Google. And I added a small shopping/to do list on the side in 2x2 pockets.

December Daily Day 23

December Daily December Story Insert


December Daily Gather Shaker PocketDecember Daily Gather Shaker Pocket
Day 23 was the story about how we are gathered for Christmas weekend. I hosted my entire family here for the entire weekend! It was amazing. I used an old chipboard divider from an old Simple Stories album to diy that star divider. I cut the red star with my Silhouette and embossed it with red embossing powder. And I think this "gather" shaker pocket is probably my favorite thing from the entire album. I used a 6x8 page protector cut down, some sequins and confetti glitter from Target dollar spot (I showed that in my December Daily Haul Video) and the acrlyic word "gather" from one of Ali's monthly kits. I absolutely love it!!!

December Daily Day 24 Christmas Eve

December Daily Day 24


Day 24 I hosted two Christmas meals/parties. I put all of those photos in templates with the exception of a few which I enlarged to a 5x7 and added in the middle of the album.

December Daily Day 25

December Daily Day 25
Christmas Day! Another template to display my favorite photos from Christmas morning and a large photo of the beautiful mess. 

December Daily Day 26
Day 26 I included a photo of Lilli jumping on her new trampoline that Santa brought here. Love the fact that she's still in her new pajamas. 

December Daily Day 31

December Daily Day 31
I took a break after the 26, as I was only planning to include up to the 25th. However, I decided to throw these pages in the end. Another template with our photos from New Year's Eve. 

And there you have it folks. December Daily 2016 wrapped up and all done. I hope that you were inspired by my album. If your not already finished I wish you good scrafty vibes as you wrap this project up. And remember grace not perfection. Getting anyting documented is better than nothing. 

If you wanna check out my December Daily 2016 Walk Thru Part 2 on YouTube play the video now...


Are you still working on your December Daily? Or have you finished? Do you blog about it? I would love it if you would leave you links in the comments! Can't wait to check them out. 





Jan 26, 2017

December Daily 2016 | Final Walk Thru Part 1

December Daily Album Inside Decorations


I know it's a little late to be showing off Christmas projects but I finally finished my December Daily® album and I wanted to share it for the simple fact that I'm proud of my self for actually completeing it, and because I know there are a lot of people still working on their albums.

I've attempted this project every year for the past three years and this album is the only one that I've completed. I thought for awhile I would go back and complete the other two but in honesty I'm over it and moving on. I'm letting those two be reminders that if I don't stick with this project in real time it will never get done. And that was my best motivation this year, those two half done albums sitting next to my desk. They haunted me every December night when I was too tired to work on my album.

So my first tip if your looking for tips is stick with it. Don't give up and don't get behind (too much) because that will turn into empty pages and lost memories. I have such a bad memory that if I don't get something documented usually within a few days... it's gone. The little quirks, funny sayings, or the feelings in my heart at a particular moment are basically erased. So, for me, to be successful in a project like this is to stay on top of it. Own it. Be the boss. And get it done.

Alrighty, you'll here it is, well the first 9 days anyway. I've also included my video walk-thru at the end of this post. 

Back in November when I was planning and prepping for this project I thought I would use one of my Simple Stories Snap Album that I love dearly but I fell in love with this polka dot album from Felicity Jane.

This album is beautiful as is but I always decorate the inside of the album with something, usually stamps. Usally star stamps. I used the Studio Calico ink, Poppy, with an old star stamp from my stash. I just eyed the pattern as I went. Had a mishap and decided to cover it with this DIYed pocket that holds my Christmas countdown card and my handwritten reason why. 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
Over the month of November and even into December I was collecting new supplies to try out in my album. I shared my extra large December Daily haul on my Youtube channel. When it comes to adding different layers into my projects I try to keep an eye out for things that aren't neccesarily made for scrapbooking but would in fact serve well. I found some cute glassine bags and little fabric pouches in the Target dollar spot. This super cute lumberjack sack is holding all of my extra photos that I want to include. 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
The next page is a 2x2 protector cut down to 8 squares instead of 12. Sometimes I can handle 8 better than 12 and I like to include different sizes of layers. I filled the squares with cute little embellishments from Freckled Fawn and Me and My Big Ideas and some random goodies from my stash. I also threw in a few of the needles from our Christmas tree. Now we'll always have a piece of that tree with us forever. 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
I also like to add different size photos. My favorite this time was 5x7. I used a strip of vellum to add the photo to the rings so it won't shift around. I also like to mix up black and white and color photos. 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
I wanted a heavy photo album but without the thickness so the best way I could acheive that was to make use of templates. As a hybrid scrapbooker templates are one of my go to resources. 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
I had to include a picture of this guy, our very first Elf on the Shelf, Chippy. I also love to include fun embellishments like tags and sequins.

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
For story 7 I pretty much copied Ali's idea. Love the layers and textures of the tags! I used the same papers to make a coordinating page. And my pocket, it's a DIY as well. I'll have a tutorial on that soon! 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
December Daily Album Inside Decorations

Story 8 was a collection of parties we attended through out the month. Yep, I found that 8 at the Goodwill. Keep your eyes out, ladies! 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
And story 9 was probably my favorite of the whole album. My dear sweet Alifair (4) dressed her self for our homeschool group Christmas party. She wore multiple layers, none that matched, but felt extremely confident and beautiful the entire night. She had so much confidence that she decided to sing in the talent show. I had no idea she was going to do it until she popped on stage. 

December Daily Album Inside Decorations

December Daily Album Inside Decorations
So there you have it! The first 9 days of my 2016 December Daily album. If you  want to see a video of the walk thru click play now.



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