Welcome Back to my Blog!

As I mentioned in my post from Easter, I am excited to get back into blogging, especially right now when so much is going on in our world. I want to bring a little distraction to all that news and get back into crafting and photographing and sharing it all. Created by Jen Blog

As a little re-introduction, I am Jen, and I have been a scrapbooker since 2006. I joined the online scrapbooking world in 2008, and I was so excited to find others like me who love photos and paper!

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I started my decorative planning journey in 2015. Again, what a great community the planning community is as well! That’s what this blog is all about. I hope you enjoy your time here with me!

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Faith Journey Update

Today I just wanted to share a few creative things I’ve been doing for my faith journey. I haven’t been into planning as much, but I have picked up my spiritual creativeness a bit more, so I’m ok with that!

First, I went to my local Altar’d State shop recently, and on the sale rack was a gorgeous Hosana Revival Bible. I love the look and style of these Bibles, but I didn’t really want to invest in the high cost of them. I found this one, the Rosie edition, for half off. I took it as a sign and brought it home. It’s a great compact size and has the column for journaling on each page.IMG_0330Faith Journey UpdateNext, I have been wanting (and needing) to start another journal or planner or something to record daily scriptures again. I did this for three years, but I fell off this year and haven’t done it. I couldn’t decide on a format of how I wanted to do it.

So, I finally just brought out a Webster’s Pages notebook I’ve had for a long time and just got to work. It’s great for it to look nice, but the journaling and work I’m putting into it is the important part.Faith Journey UpdateI decorated the cover with a sticker, and I also decorated the inside front page with Mambi stickers. Easy!Faith Journey UpdateI literally just record the scripture each day, along with a few words about what the scripture means. I love this simple, but meaningful, structure.IMG_2881Faith Journey UpdateIMG_2883I like to redecorate a few pages at a time, so when I’m ready to turn the page, there’s something pretty to look at while I’m journaling.  🙂Faith Journey UpdateFaith Journey UpdateFinally, I also took another small notebook from my stash to use as a place to print & put my Illustrated Faith devotionals in.Faith Journey UpdateI did print the devotionals out as a traveler’s notebook insert too, but I also liked the thought of them on a larger page, with a space for notes next to each page.IMG_2887Faith Journey UpdateFaith Journey UpdateFaith Journey Updateheart_jen



End of Summer Photos

This is such a bittersweet time of year. The long, warm days are growing shorter and cooler. We still have plenty of beautiful days ahead, but there is just that feeling in the air that autumn is about to take over. I do look forward to the fall, but there’s something about the freedom that comes with summer that I always miss.

I took some photos on a recent gorgeous late summer day when the sun was shining bright. We never have to lose that summer feeling when we document these special days.

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