Saturday, March 23, 2019

Gratitude Journal - Hummingbirds

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing something different!  It's a gratitude journal that I made in December as a gift for my Mom.  She loves hummingbirds (as do I), and we often talk about the hummingbirds that come to our feeders every spring.

This journal is meant to be written in, so I added lots of blank pages (which I haven't shared here).  I stamped a small hummingbird on each lined sheet.  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 scroll 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 inside front cover I created a pocket to hold Gratitude Prompts, a 2019 calendar, and a hummingbird bookmark (closer look below).  I stamped some gratitude sentiments (Clearly Besotted, Whimsy Stamps) at the bottom of each page.  I used the same stamps on some of the blank pages throughout the journal.


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.


Below are the gratitude prompts, bookmark, and calendar.  The gratitude prompts came from MayMay Made It but I changed a few to make it my own.  I found the calendar and hummingbird bookmark image through a Google search.  The crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART.


On the page below, and throughout the journal, I used a printable journal kit called Hummingbird Song from TlcCreatesVintage etsy shop


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.


Below I used another pop-up greeting card from my late mother-in-law's belongings. I added a digital gratitude sentiment from Naz Beheshi, die cut with a stitched circle and inked around the edges.


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.


Below is a photo showing the gift envelope and journal together.


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; Unicorn Challenge Spring 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2


Thank you for looking at my gratitude journal!  Wishing you a joyful day!


34 comments:

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my, this really is a WONDERFUL gift for your Mum, Kitty!! How many love in this journal and the theme you choose is just awesome!! Any page is a joy for the eyes and the soul and I'm sure that she LOVE it!!! :)
All those adorable hummingbirds look so sweet and there are always pop-up pages, calendar, gift envelopes, tags and paper clips, and a gratitude prompts paper!! Wow!! A super project!! It must have take you ages and a lot of work, but surely the result is stunning and just amazing!!!!
Love any page, I look at all in big photos, how sweet and full of lovely sentiments! Love the pink tones, the papers and doilies you used! That filigree tag is a delight!! The whole project is just fabulous, my friend!!
Big hugs!

brenda said...

What a super post Kitty and such a wonderful creation for your Mum, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Feathered Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Scrapper69 said...

Wow!!! Your journal book is stunning! I bet your mom was over the moon ecstatic about this beautiful gift! The details on each page are amazing! So many gorgeous details! Have a fabulous weekend!

Theresa

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome Kitty, no wonder Mum adored it. It is beautiful sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I can certainly see why your Mom loves the journal. It is gorgeous with all the wonderful things you displayed on it and the beautiful papers.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a beautiful way to embrace the Hummingbird Kitty it is indeed a magnificent Bird as is your journal with so much attention to detail within. The matching envelope is a fabulous idea, perfect way to give as a gift. A special journal which your Mother will cherish always. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful journal with us over at Mini Album Makers.
Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

Michelle said...

This is just incredible and beautiful Kitty - I bet your mum will treasure this - so much work has gone into it and I can see it was totally worth it! Michelle x

cotnob said...

A beautiful journal, lots of fabulous details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done, wonderful details and love the birds! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!

Carole J said...

An amazing journal, Kitty, and one I'm sure your mum will treasure. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project with us at the Gecko Galz 'Bless This Nest' challenge.
Carole DT x

KandA said...

WOW, this is an amazing creation Kitty, such a wonderful idea and so many fabulous details. Will have to try something similar so thanks for the inspiration xx

Megan J said...

Hi Kitty, an amazing gratitude journal for your Mum, so many sweet hummingbirds. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful journal, Kitty! Love all the pockets and tags. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations TAGplorations Challenge. Good Luck!

Bunny said...

I love hummingbirds, too. They are so beautiful. We just saw a great show on Hummingbirds.

The journal you made for your mom is fabulous. It's so pretty. What a great gift. [Bunny]

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Kitty this is fabulous! I love hummingbirds too and loving all the different images, papers and embellishments you have used in this journal.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

How precious, Kitty! Thank you for showing the pages, and I especially like that your journal is made for writing - something I did for decades, but have fallen out of the habit of doing. Your mom will feel so overwhelmed with love and gratitude for a daughter like you, every time she picks her journal up and begins to write. It's GORGEOUS, and the themed bird is especially spiritual and up lifting. thank you for sharing not only the precious details, but who the gifts is for, and inspiring us every step of the way! hugs, de

HMax said...

What a fabulous gift for your dear mother! I loved that you used cards from your MIL's stash and that you collected so many hummies to add to this lovely creation. The envelope is icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers!

~ Heather

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic creation! Love your beautiful design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Larelyn said...

What a stunning gift. There are so many wonderful elements. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday Challenge.

Donna said...

What a fantastic idea and beautifully made. Each page is so well designed and meaningful. I am glad you took so many photo's of this treasure to share with us. What a nice daily reminder for your mom to count her blessings.

terrie said...

I have to agree with all of the comments above that this Gratitude Journal is outstanding and beautiful...love the cover and all of the detail inside that you added even the bookmarks...your work is just wonderful Kit

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I'm speechless!!! I can't find the best word to describe how much I adore this handmade of yours for your dear Mom. From the bottom of my heart, I love your work a lot! Amazing project Kitty! Your entry at TAGplorations March challenge is much appreciated and thank you for playing along with us.
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
STAMPlorations {TAGplorations Design Team}
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}
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Creaine said...

Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

jimlynn said...

Inside and out - totally stunning!!! Your mom is going to treasure this forever. Fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
Lynn

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is an incredible journal and boy you have been busy. That is a great creation.

Mervi said...

Fabulous creation, so lovely and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Fikreta said...

Oh wow!
Kitty this is stunning!
love it!
hugs

Chandhini said...

Wow, this journal looks great with creativity brimming in all the pages, love the way you coordinated the pattern papers and images throughout the journal. Love the bookmarks, envelope too. Beautiful. You are very inspiring.

Chandhini said...

Wow, this journal looks great with creativity brimming in all the pages, love the way you coordinated the pattern papers and images throughout the journal. Love the bookmarks, envelope too. Beautiful. You are very inspiring.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Oh, my goodness... What a fabulous project. You have been busy. Love the details you put into it, especially the pop up pages.. WOW.. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful journal!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! DIGISTAMP challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

crafty-stamper said...

A fabulous journal and what a lovely idea love all the pages ans extra elements.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
Carol DT x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Springtime’ theme… good luck in the draw and please join us again.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]