It’s important sometimes to just…step away. My mind gets overloaded with ideas and thoughts and before I know it, I’m having a panic attack. I just have to step away from it and go back when I feel refreshed.
This is an emotional intensive project for me, because my heart is incredibly involved in what the women at Rachel’s Vineyard will experience at the retreat. I ache for them, and know their deep rooted pain. I know where it stems from, and I try very hard to keep all of that in mind when I’m creating their personal journals for the weekend. That alone can overwhelm me.
I’ve stepped away from my writing on, NOTE TO SELF: Daily Reminders from God, for the time being so I can focus all of my attention on these journals. I pray that they will bless the women and give them a private place to explore their feelings and heartache through this journey.
Journal Five is now complete, and I think it may be one of my favorites so far. Journal five theme: “life.”
This is how MY journey begins. Picking and choosing the colors, borders, and embellishments that correlate with the paper. The last journal I did took me a long time to “feel” the theme. This one I knew right away.
My journals aren’t as fancy as some of the ones that I’ve seen on Pinterest, but I’ve been playing with some of the ideas I see, and I used my mom’s old watercolors to paint the cardboard over the exposed corrugated cardboard.
I simply used my label maker for the tabs and tags.
I’m not entirely thrilled with the inside cover right now…I may go back to that later. But this is the first page:
I loved using this graph paper that I found in my mother’s treasure of office and craft goodies because it was somewhat see-through, allowing you to still see the beautiful paper underneath.
I found these awesome paperclips at Target. 4 in a pack for $1. They matched this theme perfectly!
A page for photos.
Used teeny tiny rhinestones.
Found these cool journal tags at Office Max.
Favorite retreat moments. Little hidden gem under here…
Another cute bird!
Inside back cover.
Back cover with rolled paper.
On to book number six…