Gratitude Journal Entry with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

November 20, 2017

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing another entry from my Today I am Grateful Traveler’s Notebook…

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I am still not running out of things to be thankful for. Today’s entry is about HOME.

I love using Instagram photos in my Traveler’s Notebooks…they are just the right size! I kept one full page of my spread background free to bring focus to my photo…and just enhanced with journaling and a few embellishments. I covered the opposite side, and used it as a ‘title page’.

We’re moving right a long through the month of November! Are you documenting what you are thankful for?

Thanks for stopping by today!


Journaling & Photos — Documenting Gratitude

By Rebecca Keppel

November 15, 2017

I’ve done a gratitude album or thirty days of thankful album for November for the past few years and love it every time. Of course there are obvious things to document–your family, your friends etc. But it can be more telling to think about some of the smaller things you are thankful for. Like a hot cup of coffee in the morning or going to the gym. Whether you are documenting the big things or small, your journaling and photos can help tell the story.

I was outside with my dogs the other night and the sky was beautiful as was the weather. And where we live, we get excited when the weather is lower than 80 at night lol! So I was sure to include that in my notebook, but I didn’t really need to journal more than the tag where I could fill in the “I am thankful for” line.

On the other hand, when I created a page about my daughter, I wanted to say more so I journaled some of her awesome qualities right on the page.

Even though the photo wasn’t taken on November 4th, it was a photo of the two of us together and the journaling wasn’t about something that happened on the 4th, but it says a lot about why I am so proud of her. Your days, photos and journaling can be fluid, especially if you forget to take a photo on one day and take more than one on another!

For this spread I decided to include two photos to showcase how thankful I am that we have our pups. These smaller, contact size photos work great in traveler’s notebooks if you decide to include more than one photo for each day!

How has your attitude of gratitude documenting been going? I admit, I have forgotten to take a photo here and there, but I always make up for it by taking several the next day! The idea is NOT to stress and to enjoy the process!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

You are my sunshine!

By Diana Waite

November 14, 2017

Hello Diana here; today I wanted to share with you how versatile the Today I am Thankful kit is.  Honestly, it is PACKED with creative goodness!  I created a fun card with two different types of printers.

  1. I decided I wanted to foil some of the background with my minc machine- so I printed the ruler (included in the electronic version) with my laser printer-and picked a colored foil I felt would enhance my card.
  2. For the background paper I used my regular inkjet printer to print the “Thankful Cover” (also included in the electronic version) and cut it down to fit the front of my card.
  3. To top it off I used one of the super cute Flag paperclips (included in the shipped bundle) with pop dots on the back.
  4. I sewed it all together.

This was a super quick and fun card!  We would love to see your creations with our kits-please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

Gratitude Journal | Jen McMurtrey

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s Jen today sharing a couple of spreads from the gratitude journal I am working on during the month of November using the Today I am Thankful printable bundle from the SC shop.

Let’s start with day one where I have written about my faith and what it means to me.

This is a two-page spread that I am have purposely kept simple.

Days two and three follow. Unlike my usual projects, I have intentionally made the pages simple. I did this so I would allow myself the time to work on the journal everyday without the need to dedicate a lot of time.

Day two:

Day three:

Thank you so much for visiting today! Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Circle blog for more inspiration and ideas from the design team.


Gratitude Journal – Part 3

By Jenni Calma

November 9, 2017

Hello there friends!  Jenni here to share the third part of my Gratitude Journal!  Creating a page for each day leading up to Thanksgiving Day, these are pages 13 – 18.  One of the perfect things about the “Today I am Thankful” kit is that almost all the embellishments are collections in at least 24 or more pieces…ideal for adding one embellishment to each page, adding a common element to the journal as a whole.

At first, I was a little unsure of trying to combine all these Fall colors with the pinks and mint green shades, that are in a few of the embellishments.  However, they are all warm hues and I really like the way it turned out!  I did add some pieces of watercolor paper that I painted to compliment the navy papers in the kit.  I used a few pieces of this throughout the remaining pages.

Continuing with my “Recipe” from the 1st part of my Journal, I used a piece of the chipboard, one of the circular dates, and a few of the Printable phrases.  Obviously, some of my photos aren’t within the last month or two, but I started with a list of the things I am Thankful for, then tried to find the perfect photograph to connect with my story.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and sharing in some of my most precious blessings!  I hope this inspires you to document the things you are grateful for in your life…whether that is through a Journal, a scrapbook page, a list, or any other creative medium!

Check out the other inspiration and projects from the rest of the team here on the Blog, or the Scrapbook Circle of Friends FB page!  Have a great day!

How to Add Distressed Gold Foil to Traveler’s Notebooks

By Rebecca Keppel

October 31, 2017

Adding a distressed gold foil edge to your traveler’s notebook is easy and adds a unique look.

Plus, if you have the Today I Am Thankful bundle, a distressed gold foil edge will coordinate nicely with the embellishments in the kit.

You can add as much or as little foiling as you like. I tend to like clean and simple pages, so for me, a little distressing goes a long way!

Check out this video, where I share how I achieved this look!

I hope you will give this technique a try! Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Gratitude Journal Entry with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

October 27, 2017

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing another entry using the Today, I am Grateful kit.

I have already talked about how much I love the color palate in this kit. I chose a black and white photo to really make the colors stand out. I cut out a number 5 from the Numbered Circles Paper to represent my 5 kids….and that little sunshine paperclip is my favorite <3. I also colored in the little dots of the black and white leaf with a mint marker…just for added pop!

I am so grateful for the children God has blessed us with…they bring us so much joy! What are you grateful for today?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanksgiving gratitude questions

By Diana Waite

October 26, 2017

Hello, Diana here today I wanted to share with you some highlights from my Thanksgiving gratitude journal.  Thanksgiving is getting closer-crazy how time flies!  I wanted to create a little journal this year of different things we are grateful for, maybe things we don’t normally think of.  I am so in love with the Today I am Thankful kit-seriously PACKED full of goodies!  It made it easy to quickly put together this journal:

 What’s awesome about this kit is that these questions are included in a different font.  I created my own questions as well and wanted to share them with you today!  You can find them HERE!  We would love to see your creations-please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!

Gratitude Journal – Part 2

By Jenni Calma

October 25, 2017

Hi there! Jenni back today to share the next few pages of my Gratitude Journal.  I continued using the “recipe” I created using, ‘Today I Am Thankful” Bundle.

I kept alternating between the coral/navy palette and the brown/ochre palette on each spread.

I used the patterned paper with the numbers on it for the photo that was taken on my birthday.

I could hardly do a project on gratitude without mentioning my love for all thing paper and planning!

The best part of this project has been the process of choosing photos and then to write story behind them. With such a small space to describe each thankful point, it really made me get to the heart of it!

So, that concludes the first half of my Gratitude Journal!  The second half will also include the cover I created.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you take a minute to think about something simple you are grateful for.

Have an a amazing day!

Technique Tip process video-adding color to black and white

By Diana Waite

October 18, 2017

Hello, Diana here!  I remember as a child I loved to water color-especially those books that you just painted with water-it was magical how the picture would turn into this piece of artwork right before my eyes-that’s how I felt using the black and white printable from this months Kit, Today I am Thankful:

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