Saturday, November 28, 2020

Gratitude Journal with Bella Blvd

Hello friends! Over the past decade, studies have shown that being thankful and simply writing down the things we are grateful for has awesome benefits like lower stress levels, better sleep, a greater sense of calm, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness. Yessss ... I love all that!

So, for my latest Bella Blvd Design Team project I decided to make a gratitude journal. It's a pretty mini album that uses colorful Bella Blvd papers and those fun little Trinkets puffy stickers that I adore!

Thankful Gratitude Journal Mini Album by Artsy Albums
This album would be sweet filled with pictures of people you are thankful for. Maybe it's your sweetie, mom, dad, sister, the littles or maybe a mentor. You could also fill it with pics of you and your bestie and give it to them as a fun gift!
Making your own gratitude journal is a wonderful way to focus on the positive in our lives. With space to document the things we are grateful for, this is a beautiful reminder of what makes us happy in these relationships.

Handmade Gratitude Journal and Mini Album with puffy heart stickers
I started by using Lori Whitlock's Essential Mini Album die #661094 (link below). I loved the pretty shape of it and it's smaller size. I kept it simple by cutting the base of the album pages out of white card stock. Then I used Bella Besties and lined journal paper for the inset papers.

Gratitude Journal and Mini Album with hearts and flowers
I also added some flower die cuts and patterned paper from the Bella Blvd Chloe Collection. I love the happy colors and playful designs.  
I plan to put 3x4 photos on the left side and journal about the things I'm thankful for on the right. I even added some Trinkets stickers for fun!
Gratitude Journal and Mini Album made with a Bella Blvd Collection

This would be a great project to do with kids. Not only does it help them focus on the positive things about people and recognize kindness, but it also makes a good writing opportunity. Win, win!

Handmade Gratitude Journal and Mini Album with flowers and hearts
This would make a sweet gift for someone you're thankful for. Fill it with pictures of you and a friend, a parent or grandparent, or your child and their teacher. Then add kind words. They will treasure it forever.
Handmade Gratitude Journal and Mini Album made with Bella Blvd stickers and papers

I hope you can make some time to scrap and be grateful for the good things in your life.  Happy crafting everyone!
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