One thing I've really, really wanted to start and complete is a creative journal. I've tried to create art journals in the past and I've also participated in the 30 Days of Lists challenges...but I've never committed and completed a project like this. I never felt I was able to and recently I think I've figured out why - I didn't start out with intention. Prior to now, I've sort of just said 'I want to do this' and I've done it. But for some projects....this isn't the best approach.
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A creative journal filled with ephemera, decor, and just a place to paste things I like would seem like a project where when the inspiration takes you..you go with it. But for me it never worked out. Finally I had the idea that I need to plan out what I was going to do. To give myself resources to pull from, and to have an intention when it came to working on this project. So I put together some ephemera, some journaling cards, and some paper scraps into on of my vintage train cases so that I would have everything I would need in one spot. This has helped so much with my planning - having one thing with all the things so I know where the things are - so I thought it would translate well into this project. I love that I can just crack open my case and play, then pack it all away.
Eventually I will do a video about the supplies in my train case but for now the images above sort of sum it it. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. It has been fun to work on this project and I can't wait to share with you some of my lists and pages on Instagram! I am journaling in a mini notebook I made using the MAMBI Happy Planner Punch and I've slipped the back cover into a Traveler's Notebook from Webster's Pages. I love this set up because I don't have to commit to a bound notebook but I can have the feel of a Traveler's Notebook.
If you would like to follow along as well (or you're just looking for fun listing prompts) I've put together a PDF and a Silhouette file so that you can list along with me. Download them both at the link above. Remember, all printables on the blog are for personal use only. Please do not sell the design or the printed images, or distribute them in mass quantities. If you would like to share this with your friends or pin to a Pinterest board, please pin this blog post and not the digital file. Thanks for playing nice!
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