A mini Junk Journaling book, Printable Vintage Ephemera and last chance for the Heart of Thanksgiving Goodie Bag!

 

 

 

This Week

It's the last week to catch up on your Heart of Thanksgiving layouts, I have a fun new project to show you and some printable Thanksgiving Ephemera for your Traveler's Notebooks and Junk Journals!

 

 


  


Heart of Thanksgiving - Final Week

Printable vintage thanksgiving and fall ephemera for junk journaling!

 
 
 
This is the last week to catch up on posting your Heart of Thanksgiving layouts on Instagram.  Everyone who posts by Friday, November 17th will receive a digital goodie bag from Nichole @goosekeeperdesigns and myself!
 
Be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #myheartofthanksgiving!

  

 
 

Sisters in Christ Traveling Dori

I'm so excited to be a part of a group of instagram friends that are swapping journals over a year's time!  It's called the "Sisters in Christ Traveling Dori".  We've just started and I wanted to share my first layout with you.




Mini Junk Journal

We're each given 3 pages to work on in each journal.  For the cover page, I didn't want the lines on the page so I actually cut it out and sewed my own dyed paper in.

 

Mini Bible Journaling - Junk Journal for a swap

I cut out a window and used some sequin waste as the backing for it. I typed the scripture that was on my heart for Julie on a label and a scrap of gelli printed paper and then sewed everything on with some ribbon and trim.

Faith art journal with printable scripture pocket!
I backed the window page with some vellum and then layered on some confetti from Michael's using Liquitex Matte Medium.


Traveler's Notebook mini junk journal!

On the back page I added a pocket made from one of my printable Color Note cards.  I filled the pocket with some goodies and a note for Julie and attached a flower and some ribbon with my sewing machine. 

 

 

 

I'm so excited about this project!  I"ll be doing pages in approximately 2 journals per month for the next year, and I plan to share them all with you here!

 

You can also check the hashtag #SistersinChristTravelingDori on Instagram to see all the other beautiful pages!  It's going to be a fun year!

 

Have you ever participated in a journal swap?  I'd love to hear your experiences! 

 

New Heart of Thanksgiving Vintage Ephemera



Printable vintage ephemera for junk journaling in a traveler's notebookMushroom card from my kit here and super cute layered leaf stamp from Studio Calico here.






My final release for this year's "Heart of Thanksgiving" collection is a set of vintage ephemera pieces and journal cards.

Designed to coordinate with the "Heart of Thanksgiving" Traveler's Notebook collection, these embellishments were created with vintage ephemera from my collection and others.

 

Printable junk journal ephemera kit!

 

I think my favorite pieces in this kit are the thanksgiving menu scribbled on half of an envelope and the little sketch of a mid-century lady's thanksgiving table.

I found these at an estate sale in an old recipe box that looked to be from the mid-sixties (note the jello fruit mold as the dessert on the menu).

I don't know why, but I just love that moms were scribbling their Thanksgiving menus out on scraps of paper back then just like I do today (I also love that sketch of her table with the little candlesticks).

  Printable Thanksgiving junk journal ephemera kit!

 

This set includes 5 printable pdfs with 28 pieces of ephemera including journal and index recipe cards.  The cards come with scripture and blank versions for your own sentiment.

 

 

Printable vintage ephemera for junk journals and traveler's notebooks with scripture!  Perfect for faith art and bible journaling!

 

 

You can see a video of these items in action in my journal here!

I have loved working in my Thanksgiving journal so much!  I can't wait to add photos from our preparation and Thanksgiving dinner.


Will you be journaling about your Thanksgiving?

 

Have a sweet and happy week!


Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.  His love endures forever." -Psalm 107:1

 

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The Heart of Thanksgiving Printables, Video and Journaling Cards!

 

 

 

This Week

 I 've got some free printables for you, a video and some pretty new cards!

 

 


  


Heart of Thanksgiving

The Heart of Thanksgving celebration.  A journaling challenge for thanksgiving with prizes! From Goosekeeper Designs and Pink Paper Peppermints!

 
Our Heart of Thanksgiving celebration is in full swing and we are having so much fun creating art around our thankfulness!  It's not too late to join!  Just check out this post for all the details!



The Heart of Thanksgving celebration.  A journaling challenge for thanksgiving with prizes! From Goosekeeper Designs and Pink Paper Peppermints!
 
I've also created a free download of weekly prompt cards for participants to use in their pages.  You can get it here.
 
 
 
Here's a quick video of my title page from this week.  In it, I create a tag and a doily pocket!

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

New Heart of Thanksgiving Vintage Nature Journal Cards



Vintage fall leaf journaling card printables!





I'm excited to share with you my new set of vintage, nature journaling cards that coordinate with the Heart of Thanksgiving collection!

 

This set includes 6 journaling cards  each with a vintage thanksgiving hymn in the background.  Plus a bonus, vintage sheet music patterned background paper to use as the back!

  Vintage journaling card printables for Thanksgiving!

 

Vintage Fall Journaling Cards printables!

The cards come in two variations, one with colored backgrounds and one without.

Printable Fall journal cards!

 

 

Printable Thanksgiving Journal Cards


If you like my printables you might want to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week to my subscribers (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

 

 

Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving?  I really am, I just love this time of year, and concentrating on it with my journal has made it even more special.

Do you love Fall as much as I do?  What's your favorite part?  Let me know in the comments!

 

Hope your weekend is full of art and blessings!


Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.  His love endures forever." -Psalm 107:1

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A DIY Tri-fold pocket & tag, Thanksgiving Goodies and Details on our Celebration!

 

 

 

This Week

A DIY tri-fold traveler's notebook pocket & tag, All the details on our Thanksgiving Celebration and pumpkins and turkeys and tags for your journal!

 

 

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Mini-Make Monday

Last week I made a tri-fold pocket from my printable Traveler's Notebook insert pages and a matching tag from one of my journal cards. See how it's done here:
 

 

Here are some more details about how it's made:

 
Supplies Needed for DIY Traveler's Notebook Tri-Fold Pocket and Tag
 
Printable Traveler's Notebook insert pages
Printable Journal Cards
Circle Punch
Hole Punch
ScissorsSewing Machine or
Washi Tape
Ribbon  & Tulle
 
 
These steps are all illustrated in the video above.
 
 
Step One
 
Print two sets of pages back to back and trim
 
Step Two
 
Using a 2" circle punch, punch a half circle in the left side of the page that you want to be the top of the pocket and then line the pages up with the right side of one page on the bottom, and the left side (the one you just punched) on the top.
 
Step Three
 
Now sew or washi tape the pages together along the right, left and bottom edges of the center pages that you just stacked.  This will create a pocket in the middle.
 
Step Four
 
Now fold first the left side over and then the right side over and to create your tri-fold page.  Unfold the pages and slip them into your traveler's notebook elastic where you want your pocket to be.
 
Step Five
 
Create the tag by sewing, gluing or taping to journal cards together, the bottom edge of one card to the top edge of the other.
 
Step Six
 
Fold the corners of the top part of the tag back to back (don't crease, just lightly fold) and snip the edges diagonally with scissors.  This will create a tag top.  Now use a hole punch to punch a hold in the top of your tag and add ribbon and decorate as desired.
 
 
 
 

The Heart of Thanksgiving

The Heart of Thanksgving celebration.  A journaling challenge for thanksgiving with prizes! From Goosekeeper Designs and Pink Paper Peppermints!

 

I'm so thrilled to share more about my latest project with you!  I've collaborated with my instagram friend Nichole who owns the shop Goosekeeper Designs and we've created a Thanksgiving Celebration with fun products, freebies, prizes, prompts and more!

We are both so excited about it and I hope you'll join in with us! 
 
 
Here are all the details:

 

The Heart of Thanksgiving - Remembering His Benefits

You’re invited to join Nichole @goosekeeperdesigns and Melissa @pinkpaperpeppermints in a 4 week art journaling celebration of Thanksgiving!  Beginning Friday October 20, 2017

 

What it’s about:

Beginning Friday, October 20th we're going to enter His gates with Thanksgiving in our hearts and enter His courts with praise!

Each week will be a simple meditation on Who God is to us and what He's done for us based on Psalm 103:1-5.

 

We’ll spend time thanking and praising Him by choosing to journal, write scripture, create art, hand-letter a scripture, paint, collage, whatever that creative thing is that makes our heart sing!

 

Finally, we’ll share our art with each other on Instagram by using the hashtag #myheartofthanksgiving

 

 

The Goodies!

Nichole has designed a limited edition Dash Dori and Melissa has designed a coordinating Traveler’s Notebook insert for journaling during the THOT celebration!  Plus die cuts, journal cards, stickers and more!  We’ll be thrilled if you use them during our celebration, but they aren’t required for participating.

 

Prizes!

Everyone who participates in the celebration each week and posts a photo with the hashtag #myheartofthanksgiving will receive a digital goodie bag from Nichole and Melissa! Be sure to tag Nichole @goosekeeperdesigns and Melissa @pinkpaperpeppermints so they can see your creations!

 

New Heart of Thanksgiving Page Wraps



Thanksgiving printable tips-ins and page wraps for traveler's notebook inserts!




My newest printables are page wraps that are a part of the Heart of Thanksgiving collection. I designed page wraps to wrap around the pages of my printable Traveler's Notebook inserts! They can also be used as tip-ins or even to create mini-books!

 

This set includes 4 foldable journaling wraps plus 3 patterned background papers created using hand-dyed papers and vintage Fall ephemera.

 

 

Thanksgiving printable tips-ins and page wraps for traveler's notebook inserts with scripture.  Would be a pretty tip-in for bible journaling too!

 The pumpkin wrap comes in two variations, with scripture and without.

Thanksgiving printable tips-ins and page wraps for traveler's notebook inserts!

 

The set also includes 3 patterned papers for the backs!  Check out a video of how they work here.

 

 

Thanksgiving printable tips-ins and page wraps for traveler's notebook inserts with scripture.  Would be a pretty tip-in for bible journaling too!

 


If you like my printables you might want to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

 

 

Do you think you'll be joining us in the Thanksgiving celebration?  Let me know in the comments!


Have a wonderful week full of blessings and thanksgiving!

 


Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"Then the earth will yield its harvests and God, our God will richly bless us." -Psalm 67:6

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A Crafter Gone Crazy, DSD SALE and The Big Reveal!

 

 

This Week

 Digital Scrapbook Day Sale, Mini Make Monday Circle tags, and it's finally time for the big reveal!  eeeehh!

 

 

 

Happy Digital Scrapbook Day!
Digital-Scrapbook-Day-Sale

It's Digital Scrapbook Day and all digital scrapbooking kits are 50% off in the shop today through Monday! 

This doesn't include most of the printable kits, but if you're computer savvy you should be able to print many of the pieces in these digi kits to use in your journals!

   


Mini-Make Monday

This week for Mini-Make Monday, I created a circle tag, confetti flip-out (ha, sounds like a crafter gone crazy - "she had a confetti flip out!" :P )  Take a look:
 

 

If you have any questions about it, let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to help!  You can find the circle tags in my shop here.

 

The Heart of Thanksgiving

Printable traveler's notebook inserts and journaling cards for thanksgiving gratitude journals!

 

I'm so thrilled to finally reveal one of my new projects!  I've collaborated with my instagram friend Nichole who owns the shop Goosekeeper Designs and we've created a Thanksgiving Celebration with fun products, freebies, prizes, prompts and more!

We are both so excited about it and I hope you'll join in with us!  Here are all the details:
 

 

The Heart of Thanksgiving - Remembering His Benefits

You’re invited to join Nichole @goosekeeperdesigns and Melissa @pinkpaperpeppermints

in a 4 week art journaling celebration of Thanksgiving! Beginning Monday October 23, 2017

 

What it’s about:

Rather than call it a challenge, Nichole and Melissa want it to be more a celebration of God's goodness. We don’t want you to feel pressure "to keep up" or to make perfect art (especially during a holiday that can already be stressful) so we're making it 4 weeks of celebration, fun, art, community and praising God together!  We’ll give you more details as the day draws near.

 

The Goodies!

Nichole has designed a limited edition Dash Dori and Melissa has designed a coordinating Traveler’s Notebook insert for journaling during the THOT celebration!  Plus die cuts, journal cards, stickers and more!  We’ll be thrilled if you use them during our celebration, but they aren’t required for participating.

 

Prizes!

Yes, prizes!  Starting right now with a giveaway of the set of Dash-dori, inserts, journal cards and die cuts from Nichole and Melissa!  Everything you need to start the Heart of Thanksgiving celebration!  Entries must be completed by Midnight CST on Thursday, October 12th. Winner will be announced Friday, October 13th.



The Rules

 

No Reposting Necessary - simply follow the instructions below!

  1. Follow both Melissa @pinkpaperpeppermints and Nichole @goosekeeperdesigns
  1. Like both Melissa and Nichole’s giveaway posts
  1. Tag a friend who you think might enjoy participating in the celebration with us.  Tag as many friends as you like, one frind per comment, each comment equals another entry!
  1. That’s it! You’re entered to win!



Optional BONUS Entry:

Repost the giveaway graphic with hashtag: #myheartofthanksgiving

 

Open to US residents only. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.

 

The Heart of Thanksgiving Collection



Printable traveler's notebook inserts and journaling cards for thanksgiving gratitude journals!



My newest printable Traveler's Notebook insert was designed using my hand dyed papers and coordinates with Nichole's beautiful dash-dori traveler's notebook cover seen below. There are a total of 24 pages and 2 cover variations - one with scripture and one blank for your own title.

 

Printable traveler's notebook inserts and journaling cards for thanksgiving gratitude journals!

 

Printable traveler's notebook inserts and journaling cards for thanksgiving gratitude journals!

 

If I've also created a set of six printable coordinating journaling cards!

 

  Printable Thanksgiving traveler's notebook insert for gratitude journaling!

Printable Bible Journaling Cards for Thanksgiving!

 


If you like my printables you might want to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

 

 


Have a wonderful weekend!

 


Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving." -Psalm 69:30

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DIY 3-tier pocket tutorial for Traveler's Notebook Inserts, A Secret Project and Brand New Circle Tags

 

 

 

This Week

This week I have a DIY 3-tier pocket tutorial for you, a sneak peek at what's coming this Friday and a brand new addition to the Prisoner of Hope Traveler's Notebook Collection!

 

  

 


Mini-Make Monday

Last week's Mini Make Monday was a 3-tier pocket folder for your traveler's notebook using pages from my new Prisoner of Hope TN.  Since the video is pretty quick, I wanted to give some more specific instructions here. 

 

You'll have to forgive the photos as I just used screen shots of the video so they're a little blurry, but hopefully the extra details will help.

 

 

Step 1

  DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

First, choose the three pages you'd like to use, print them (double-sided) and cut them out using the crop marks to guide you.  The standard notebook pages will be approximately 8x8 and the B6 pages will be 10 x 7 unfolded.

 

Step 2

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

Layer your pages on top of each other about 2 inches apart for a standard notebook (about an 1 1/2" apart for the B6).

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

Use paper clips to hold the layers together, placing one of your paper clips at the top of the stack and one at 8" inches down from the top of the stack for a standard tn (for a B6 place it  7" down from the top).

 

Step 3

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

Now pick up your stack of pages and flip it over bringing the top towards you.

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!


Next fold the stack back (away from you) at the 8" mark (7" for  B6) where your bottom paper clip is.  You may want to grab your ruler and make sure of your measurement before you crease the fold.

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

Watch the video again if you're not sure about this part, it's trickier to describe than it is to do.

 

 

Step 4

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

Remove the bottom paper clip and crease the fold.

 

Step 5

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

At this point you can seal up the sides with washi tape or sewing if you want to or just leave them open. 

 

Step 6

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

Now fold your pockets in half and crease the fold and you're ready to place your pocket folder in your notebook!

DIY 3-tier foldable pocket tutorial for traveler's notebooks!

 

I hope you have fun making these and let me know if you need any help or have questions!

 

 

 

Collaboration & Community

  Sneak Peek! Something fun is coming Friday!!

I'm so excited about a fun collaboration I have been working on with an Instagram Friend!  We'll be revealing everything this Friday, but the above photo is a little sneak peek!

I can't wait to share it with you because it involves you!  (and prizes! and fun! yay!)

 

 


Prisoner of Hope - Circle Tags



Printable circle tags for traveler's notebooks and bible journaling, Prisoner of Hope.  Zechariah 9:12


This week I've designed a set of circle tags for you to use with your Prisoners of Hope Traveler's Notebook.  They are super versatile and can be cut out as squares or circles depending on how you want to use them.

 

Printable circle tags for traveler's notebooks and bible journaling, Prisoner of Hope.  Zechariah 9:12

 

If you print them on sticker paper they would make great stickers for your planner too!  The squares are 2.25" and the circles are 1.5" .

 

I've also included a black and white graph patterned paper for the back!

 

  Printable circle tags for traveler's notebooks and bible journaling, Prisoner of Hope.  Zechariah 9:12


I've got a Mini-Make Monday video up on instagram showing the project above if you'd like to see it!

 


If you like my printables you might want to subscribe to the newsletter because I send out a coupon code every week (not to mention exclusive tips, links and even free bible journaling printables sometimes)! 

 

 

Printable circle tags for traveler's notebooks and bible journaling, Prisoner of Hope.  Zechariah 9:12

 

Have a blessed week friend, I'm praying that hope will overflow in your life this week. 

 


Peace & Grace,

 

Melissa~

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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in the faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
" -Romans 15:13

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