Last Year Monika Wright created a Gratitude Journal for 2010. She is starting her 2011 one and I decided to join. I figured if I get the pages made and minimally embellished then it should be no problem to add my daily gratitudes(or catch up each weekend) and finish off the pages each day. My cover is not complete because I am still deciding on a title for this mini. Here is what i have so far, any suggestions?
- "365 Things I Am Grateful For in 2011" - title of Monika's original
- "2011 Gratitudes"
- "365 Grateful Days in 2011"
- "Things to be Gratefull For"
- "Daily Gratitudes"
I plan to bind the mini after all the pages are made with my Bind It All, so I am punching as I go.
As to my inner pages, I decided to go all American Crafts for this and a different line for each month. And believe me I have plenty of American Crafts Goodies to go around. Thickers will be added as I start to journal my gratitudes. I planned for 5 pages(front and back) each month, each page to hold 7 days worth of gratitudes. Since at most there is 31 days in each month, this gives me 4 extra days worth of room to journal the longer gratitudes.
January uses the "Junior" line because its bold and bright just like the New Year should be.
January - Front Pages
January - Back Pages
February uses the "I Heart You" line because face it February is all about the love!
February - Back Pages
March uses the "Blue Skies" line because here in Louisiana it starts to feel like spring in March
March - Front Pages
March - Back Pages
Supplies: American Crafts "Blue Skies" Paper- "Come On Get Happy" (34983), "Skip To My Lou" (34994), "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (34978), "Feelin' Alright" (34984), "Beautiful Day" (34972); Remarks - "Bubbly" Journal (42660), "Cheerful" Phrases (42661)
Here is the plan for the rest of the months:
April - "Dear Lizzy Spring"
May - "Backyard"
June - "Heat Wave"July - ? Any Suggestions? ( I have Character, Everyday, Letterbox, CraftFair, A la Mode, etc)
Aug - "Travel"
Sept - "Teen"
Oct - "Halloween"/"Boo"
Nov - "Abode"
Dec - "Dear Lizzy Christmas"
More detailed posts to come on preparations for each month, plus complete gratitudes.