Paperclipping a journal entry

October 23rd, 2014

your dreams will not fit in this box - layed journal technique

Every once and a while, I like to layer different papers in a journal entry. When you do this multiple times, it gives your journal more bulk and variety. I think that added texture makes a journal feel more fun.

Your eye will immediately be drawn to a page that’s different than others, too. The above page is from an older version of Gadanke’s best selling writing prompt journal – the She introspective journal. The entry was a simple reminder to myself. See how layering gave my little note so much dimension? Using the brightly colored Italian paper that came in the journal as the background paper really adds an extra punch. So does the fun paperclip!

Try adding layers to your journal page with a paperclip.

Suggested materials I used: German pens, Vintage Traveler kit (similar), She journal

Finding your direction with a journal

October 21st, 2014

make something happen journal

You know that question:

“So what do you do?”

I feel like the cooler weather brings this question to the surface more than any time of year. The brown and yellow leaves are blowing off the trees outside my window. We spotted pheasants waddling into the tall dried grass. And intimate events with nearby folks we care about are already starting to fill our calendar. Everyone’s going to start asking what you do.

It’s okay if you don’t know the answer!

I think I can help. Not too long ago, I was there, too. I think we all were, and we’ll probably be back there again. Like the change of seasons, we have changes in our lives. That’s such a good thing! It can feel hard, though. I know.

If you’re eager to open your heart and slowly craft some plans, so that you can celebrate the person you’re meant to become, you’re going to love the journal I want to share with you today! Become: the journal for finding your direction. This writing prompt journal will help you open your heart and slowly craft some plans, so that you can celebrate the person you’re meant to become.

Angie, the gal who ships your orders, calls it her launching pad. She doodles and writes her responses to all the writing prompts. It’s just so exciting to see goals discovered… and attained!

So ask yourself: what’s your dream? what are you passionate about?

P.S. More Gadanke Workshop filming today. Think we can get this fabulous thing launched on Monday? Cross your fingers.

Recording the first Gadanke Workshop

October 15th, 2014

gadanke workshop filming

Today, I am sitting beside the warmth of these bright lights, finding the right balance for my fingers to walk beneath the camera. A dream is happening! I’m preparing the first Gadanke Workshop videos. Yes, that tripod is hanging from the ceiling. The wind is howling in the background. And the baby is sleeping – quite possibly interrupting the first video should he wake up. We shall see!

The Gadanke Workshop is a weekly series that Martin and I dreamed up during the baby’s bath time. He and Niklas were playing with the water; I was folding laundry beside them. It really just hit, like all great ideas do. I didn’t expect to find this idea between onsies and baby giggles. But there it was.

Gadanke Workshop.

It’s the journaling video series that’s created to inspire, entertain, and encourage you to celebrate your story. This workshop is going to be available for free because of your support and purchase of Gadanke’s products. Thank you, folks! I feel like the luckiest girl alive.

I still have a lot to learn about video editing and YouTube channeling. But I do know one thing very well: the topic of journaling. I’m starting there. I’m starting right now.