Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New journal page

Update: The journal page in this post is no longer available for download. For a selection of free, printable journal pages, please visit my Printable Journal Pages collection.

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The design of today's journal page began with the to-do list, which is usually a great place to start.  I love writing down my plans for the day or week ahead.  Seeing each task, even the mundane ones, out there on paper somehow renders them real and manageable.  And is there any greater thrill than crossing an item off a to-do list?  I think not.

I'm noticing, though, that the summer sun can wreak havoc on even the most organized, prioritized to-do list.  Lately, I've been known to put every detail of my day on that list and then completely ignore it.  Sometimes, I write down tasks that are nearly, if not already, complete just so I can check them off and go out and play with my girls.  And there are more than a few items that have been passed from list to list.  Yep, I've been cheating on my own to-do lists.  That's something I'll definitely have to work on.  (I'll add that to the list.)

Today's page includes the usual, not entirely traditional to-do list . . .


and a few queries to get you thinking about random things . . .


The full page looks like this:


You'll find the black and white version here and its colourfully-bordered counterpart here.  Wednesday is nearly over as I publish this post, so I'll jump ahead a few hours and say, Happy Thursday friends!  If you have a moment and would like to share, tell me, what's on your to-do list today?

Edited to add:  If you'd like to add a splash of colour of your own, download the page with a colour-free border here. 

13 comments:

  1. These are now a highlight of my day! Thanks for the new page.

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  2. Thanks, Jana! Receiving such lovely comments is the highlight of my day!

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  3. I really love them! Thank you so much Christie. I have been using them for a couple weeks now and they have just been delightful! I was wondering if I could use them in my classroom once school started? How much would you charge? They would be great for my sixth graders!

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  4. Thank you so much for the awesome journal pages! I can't wait until our new homeschool year begins because my two kids, ages 9 and 14, are going to use these for their journaling assignments. I've already used a couple of them in my scrapbooking, just to document everyday life. Thanks a million!

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  5. Thanks, Kim and Agravette! Using the pages in a school/homeschool setting is a wonderful idea. I'd really like to hear how it goes when the new school year begins!

    Kim, I don't have your contact info, but if you send me a quick email at christie@graceisoverrated.com I'll reply with my free copyright permission details.

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  6. Hello! I found you via One Pretty Thing. I love your lists....bookmarking your site. So glad I found this.

    Patty

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing these! You are so creative!

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  8. P.S. too much and nothing on the to-do list at the same time...I think I'll be able to check off painting some baseboards and (possibly) making it to the treadmill...
    thanks again for sharing!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing the journal pages! I just came over from One Pretty Thing and have downloaded pages 1 - 20. Can't wait to get them printed out and filled in!

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  10. Hi. I came from One Pretty Thing. I downloaded the pages and want to say thank you and make a suggestion. Could you give us the border on the black and white copy so that we can color it ourselves?

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  11. This is awesome! I'm definitely reeling with ideas now! Thank you!

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  12. I found you by One Pretty Thing and I just LOVE your journal pages. I've gone back and printed them all out and will soon be having lots of fun with them. Thanks so much!

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  13. Thanks Patty, Carin, Kate, Dix, Toni and FlippyTWS! I'm so glad you found me!

    Dix, great suggestion about the borders! Over the next few days, I'll go back and add black and white borders to the pages with colour borders.

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