Friday, January 27, 2012

New Journal Pages

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

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Still doing that thing.

Today's it's a whole bunch of new journal pages.  Actually, it's two new journal pages, but it takes me so long to put them together these days that it feels like a whole bunch.

The first is our January journal page, the links to which will follow after a short, yet riveting, introduction complete with photos.

This time around, it was all about the quotes.

It is always true for me that once I start to talk about the things that feel impossible, they no longer feel quite that way.  Once I name my obstacles and give them a description, I can start to formulate a plan.  Which is how I am trying to view goals for this blog and my little shop.  They are not impossible.  (They only feel that way sometimes.  Until I talk them out with an unsuspecting friend or relative until the wee hours of the morning.  And then I feel better.  And I'm sure they do, too.)

Anyhoo, the entire page looks a whole lot like this:

and you'll find it here (border-free) and here (borderful and colour-free) and here (borderful and colourful).

As for the second page, it looks a little something like this:

This page is for sale in my shop and it, too, contains a quote that I adore,
Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.  ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya
This one strikes me as a rallying cry of sorts.  It gives me a sweet shot of courage to continue forward and boldly face the future.

I hope it does the same for you!

hugs,
Christie

24 comments:

  1. I've been keeping up with my promise to myself to fill in a journal page each week. Thank you for this new page. :-)

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  2. Christie,

    I've got them all saved in a folder ... with an aim to start them at some point ... I just LOVE them and the ones that I've printed sit sweetly on my bedside table.

    Keep it up!

    I do agree about giving the goals a name and talking about them ... they do amazingly become smaller and more doable!

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    1. Hi Naomi! I often wonder how people keep their pages -- in a folder, a binder and envelope? It's so nice to read that you keep yours by your bedside table. :)

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  3. Christie,
    I saw you featured on C.R.A.F.T blog with your baby shower journal page. Is that available anywhere? Can I purchase it?
    I would love to have it at my daughter's baby shower.
    Love your blog, thanks for the inspiration :-)

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    1. Hi Tammy! Thanks so much for your inquiry. I'll actually be posting it soon, but if you need it right away, send me a quick email at christie(at)graceisoverrated(dot)com and let me know. :)

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    2. Good Morning Christie,
      I have tried twice to send you an email about this journal page and they keep bouncing back to me.
      I'm not sure when you are posting the baby shower page, but my daughter's shower is 2/19, so I would love to get this ready ahead of time.
      thanks again!

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    3. It will be sometime this week. :) Congrats, by the way! I hope your daughter has a wonderful shower!

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    4. thanks so much! I look forward to it. Thanks also for your quick responses on this blog, I appreciate that :-)

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  4. One of my favorite quotes that I've seen recently is "I can and I will!" It sounds so petulant, but really, it's quite affirmative.

    I love your blog and your musings!

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    1. Hi Anonymous! I love short quotes. Straight to the point. :) You can and you will!

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  5. haha! i finally figured out the problem with my commenting. it had nothing to do with blogger OR my computer. it was ME. just had to scroll down. love the pages as always!

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    1. Hi Aimee! Whenever I can't get the computer or internet to work, it's pretty much always me. :) (Like just a minute ago, when I meant to reply to your comment and wrote a whole new one instead.) So glad you stopped by!

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  7. Hey Christie! I just love all of your journal pages!!! I have just begun Art Journaling and learning how to doodle! Your pages are a great inspiration!!!

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    1. Hi Craft Shack! Thanks so much and best wishes on all your art journaling adventures!

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  8. Just found your site. Love the journal pages.my goal for me is to art journal this year you will be part of my inspiration. Thank you

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    1. Hi Omyomi! So glad you found me. :) Happy journaling!

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  9. I just found this site and love the journal pages. I was wondering if there is a way to download them and print them out as one file. As you can imagine it's quite a lenthy process to go through the many clicks to print out 50 pages one at a time. Thanks so much!!

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    1. Hi Amy. I've answered your question on my FAQ page. There's a button to direct you there on the right hand side of this blog.

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  10. Thank you so much for these printables! I am trying to teach a group of young girls how and why to journal. It is such a great thing to do. I think that these will help get them started and get them excited to journal. Thank you!

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  11. Hi,
    I love your journals and hope to implement them in some way this fall with my 6th graders. I want to use a reader/writer notebook a lot more in my classroom this year and this could really help. I could use this every Monday as their first writing piece and have them attach in to their notebooks. Thanks again.
    Justin Greene
    http://inthegreeneroom.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love it! I also hearted your pocket journals. I am so getting one soon. Thanks love!

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  13. Thank you for these gorgeous printables! I just stumbled onto your blog a few days ago and I love your journal pages!
    I linked to your Journal Pages on my blog, hope you don't mind!

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