This journal is meant to be written in, so I added lots of blank pages (which I haven't shared here). I also made a coordinating gift envelope, shown towards the bottom of this post. There are a lot of photos in this blog post. Feel free to click on the photos to enlarge and scoll through. By the way, Mom loves the journal and says she writes in it every day!
The first photo below shows the cover. The patterned paper used on the cover and throughout the journal is from K and Company. The hummingbird image is from a set of greeting cards I found at Dollarama. I fussy-cut the image a second time to pop it up on foam tape. The Journal word is from TLC Creations and I believe it was a freebie in Paulette's Facebook Group, Printables for your Junk Journaling with TLC. I also used a Gratitude word die from my stash. The crinkle ribbon used to tie the journal is from DL.ART.
On the right-hand page, I used a pop-up greeting card. The photo below shows the card open with the pop-up. This card came from my late mother-in-law's belongings.
On the right-hand page below, I used another pop-up greeting card. This card came from my late mother-in-law's belongings, but I added gratitude sentiments. The sentiment in the die-cut oval is from TLC Creations and was a freebie at one point.
The following photo below shows the card open with the pop-up. The added sentiment in the die-cut rectangle is from TLC Creations and was a freebie at one time.
Below is another page from the Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop, and I've added a fussy-cut hummingbird image (upcycled from a health brochure).
On the right-hand page below, I used a free hummingbird image from Lunagirl Moonbeams, layered onto a doily. The digital sentiment under the hummingbird is from Imagine That Digistamp Pumpkin Kitties.
Below is another page from the Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop. On the right-hand blank page, I've stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes that I stamped throughout the journal.
The hummingbird image below is from Fred She Said - Hummingbird and Columbine Pre-coloured Set, and I've layered it onto a doily. The digital sentiment on the left-hand page is from Doodle Pantry, which sadly is no longer in business.
Below is another page from the Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop, and I've added a stamped sentiment. I used baker's twine to bind the journal.
The oval hummingbird images below are from TLC Creations and were a freebie at one time. The scripture word art is from Fred She Said - Sunflowers and Thankfulness Pre-coloured Set.
Below is another page from the Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop.
The hummingbird image below is from Pixel Scrapper; the sentiment is from TLC Creations, and the flash card words are from Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop.
I made good use of the Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop; another page is below.
The following photo shows the card open with the pop-up.
Below is another page from the Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop. I added a stamped sentiment from Pink and Main Thankful.
Below is the inside back cover. The hummingbird image on the left-hand page is from Gecko Galz - Pretty Birds Digital Collage Sheet, which I layered onto a doily. The circle sentiment is from Digital Delights, and I coloured the leaves with markers. The flash card words are from Hummingbird Song Journal Kit from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop. On the right-hand side, I made a pocket to hold a bookmark and some altered paper clips. The hummingbird image on the pocket is from Gecko Galz - Free Birds Digital Craft Kit.
Following is a close-up image of the bookmark and altered paper clips stored in the pocket above. The hummingbird image on the bookmark is from Imagine That Digistamp - Pretty Petunias. The bookmark die is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Filigree Bookmark Tag. The hummingbird images on the altered paper clips are from QueenBeezDesigns on etsy. I used a 1" circle punch to cut the images and placed epoxy circle stickers over them. Then I adhered them to paper clips with wet glue, adding a punched circle on the back to hide the glue. To hold the paper clips, I used a My Creative Time tag die and stamped a sentiment.
Below is the back of the journal, which is stamped with my custom stamp from Joy Clair.
I mentioned at the start of my blog post that I made a coordinating gift envelope for the journal. Below are two photos. On the front I used the same greeting card image that I used on front of the journal. I added a die-cut flower and hummingbird, as well as a stamped sentiment. On the back of the envelope, I added a freebie oval hummingbird image from TLC Creations and stamped my custom stamp from Joy Clair.
I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Animals 3/5; Allsorts Feathered Friends 1/3; Ally's Angels AG 3/3; Cardz TV AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs Blooming Flowers 1/3; Crafty Friends Use Spring Colours 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creative Moments AG No Twist 1/3; DL.ART March Linky UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Always Thankful 1/2 wk2; Gecko Galz Customer Challenge Bless this Nest UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group For the Birds; Get Creative AG Optional Anything But a Card 1/3; ITD Creative Playground Always AG 3/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Kitty Bee In the Garden 1/2; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Mini Album Makers Challenge March 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Miniatures/Tiny Things (hummingbirds are a tiny bird) 1/5; STAMPlorations TAGplorations All About Spring/Optional Twist Birds UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2
Thank you for looking at my gratitude journal! Wishing you a joyful day!