If you've been following along with how I decided to do The Documented Life Project this year...I'm calling it my Soul Journal...you've seen that I intended to use the monthly calendar section as a blessings and gratitude journal.
Here's how January turned out...
And here's how February is going so far...
Now I know that a lot of you are trying to squeeze in art into your busy schedule, this is a great way to do that! It doesn't take long and it really sets the day off right when I sit down and focus on what touched my heart yesterday. I tend to work on this at the begining of my morning quiet time before the day gets started. There's just something about sipping on coffee and opening your heart up that focuses me on what's really important for the day.
I love a good stencil, so I've been adding a few Stencil Girl ones to my collection with their monthly kits. (disclaimer: I'm just a happy customer, they didn't pay me to write this blog post.) I used the 9" x 12" peacock stencil from the January 2014 kit for these postcards I made for a postcard swap.
(disclaimer: I'm just a happy customer, they didn't pay me to write this blog post.)
Here's a close-up of it...
For the swap we needed to have a 6 word sentence that's a life memoir on it, so this was mine.
I used my ScanNCut to create the cards...to create it I just took the heart shape, duplicated it, and then overlapped them slightly where the card's spine would be. Next I scanned in my gelli printed paper so that I could line up the cards and the painted part of the paper I wanted to use.
Here's how it looked when it was cut out... Next, I just added some embellishments... Quick and Easy AND cute! So easy that kids could even do it!
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.
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