Thursday, August 15, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop: Keepin' the Memories Alive

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is Keepin' the Memories Alive! Posts will feature Stampin' Up! products or projects used for memory keeping. I ordered the Pressed Petals Journal to play with!
{you'll find Product Purchase Links for current items I've used, below the Blog Roll}

I actually ordered 2 of the Pressed Petals Journals, because the pages are perforated...I wanted one journal to use with the pages left in the binding, and one I could tear out all the pages from to use individually. Unfortunately, I didn't take the time to read the description, so I didn't realize that: A) these journals are a lot smaller than I imagined, and B) the designs repeat throughout the journal, and C) there are not even enough facing page "layouts" to journal for a whole month.

So, I went to work figuring out how I might alter the journal, to use it as a gratitude journal for one whole month, by adding pages. For this blog post, I'll just show you how I added the pages. I want to decorate the added pages a little bit, but I want to order the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper first, so I'll have to come back to that part later. I actually thought I had also ordered the Stitched Labels Dies to decorate the cover, but I accidentally ordered another set of stitched dies that I already have. Ugh.

Anyway...I hopped onto my Facebook Page to do a LIVE demo of this tutorial, but it wouldn't upload the HD version, so I have added the HD version to YouTube. You can click below to watch the embedded version, or you can go watch it on YouTube at THIS LINK.

Stampin' Supplies: Pressed Petals Journal, THICK Very Vanilla Cardstock, Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Labels Dies, Stampin' Trimmer (for cutting & scoring), ARC by Staples Hole Punch (optional).

August 2019 Third Thursdays Blog Roll: Keepin' the Memories Alive
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE
Angie McKenzie
Sarah Fleming

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  1. I love how we picked the same item to focus on! :) Thanks for the tips on adding additional pages - I'm going to need them along with more volumes. I love the size of them. Perfect size to put in our purses, etc.


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