Creative Altered Journal Blog Hop 10/26

Welcome to our Altered Journal Blog Hop !

There are 16 of us who have completed projects ~
We’re hoping you’ll enjoy the inspiration as you
tour through the HoP!

The Altered Journal has been a much anticipated project ~
Lots of Creativity stirred up !
Contemplation and Reflection
on what I wanted to use in creating my journal
plus hunting for items that inspired me
in order to complete it to satisfaction..

My intention was to create a
Gratitude Journal
that artistically inspirited intentional expressions of Heartfelt Appreciation ~

here’s one that inspired me…

from Angela, The English Romantic’s, gorgeous creations !

Melissa’s of LilyBean’s Paperie

From all that inspy, here’s what resulted…
{ pic Thanks to photo friend, LiL,
now back safely after being caught in a rural sleet storm!}

It is well documented that people who journal their gratitude
are 25% happier than those who do not !
From Stanford Uni Alumni site we read how to
“Make Thanksgiving last all year by practicing gratitude!”
and how those
who kept gratitude journals every day for a week ranked higher 
in happiness and lower on stress levels… “

Recognized as part of the benefits discovered in the
Stanford University
chronic illness self management program which
I instruct.

A gratitude journal is an intentional tool 
that inspirits us to value
 what life is already offering

By learning to look with eyes of appreciation,
 we are more inclined to find happiness ~

Gratitude journallers learn to live in the moment 
~ to ‘Be’ present

Living Healthier and HapPier sharing daily ‘thankyous’ 
is definitely enough of a reason for me to create
a Gratitude Journal !
{ In fact, I’m already planning my next one! }

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~ Melodie Beattie

Bernice of An Attitude of Gratitude blog
is offering daily creative posts thruout November
for inspiring your own
  Newly Creative Gratitude Journal ~
quotes, videos, pdf dnlds, techniques,
a pinterest board is up + Flickr group …

How about you ?
If you were beginning the first page of your Gratitude Journal, 
what would you write ?? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts !
Why not take a moment to tell us in comments ?!

Now, back to our Altered Journal Hop ~

If you arrived here from Rachelle’s
you’re on the right track! 
you are at #12
{ Faith Hope and Cherrytea }

Next stop on your Journal tour ? Shawnee

In order to not miss any participant,
we begin hopping at our host Melissa of

Here’s the lineup in case you’re plotting your journey!
  1. Melissa 
  2. Ashley 
  3. Jenn 
  4. Robin 
  5. Connie 
  6. Robin 
  7. Dena 
  8. Maria Matter 
  9. Lucy 
  10. Sandra  
  11. Rachelle
  12. you are HERE ~
Much appreciation to those participants offering Giveaways!
and to our sponsor

Zannie Berry for sponsoring 2 embossing folders
and 10 Colorbok embellishments…

As an added Treat ~
Friend Julie has creatively altered her yearly planner
with Inspy you’ll enjoy HERE

Hakan’s Saturday Show Off ~

 Bev’s Pink Saturday Hop features
Breast Cancer Awareness

Thank you !

Creativity Corner with Sandy ~


This Week @ Great Peace Academy


33 thoughts on “Creative Altered Journal Blog Hop 10/26

  1. Fabulous! Love all the detail and layering that went into these. I made a gratitude journal once. A friend borrowed it and I never got it back so I didn't write in it. lol! I don't write alot of things down, but there is not a day that I don't take at least a moment on ponder on all of the blessings that I have and am thankful for. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Happy to be following you.

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