Friday, July 15, 2011

Mid-July 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.


Sometimes when I'm colouring the border on a new page, getting it ready to photograph, the joints in my knuckles will start to ache and I'll realize that I'm gripping the marker with ridiculously unnecessary force.  Ditto for the pen on my pen tablet when I'm drawing new borders.

Sometimes when I hug the kids, I'll realize (or they'll tell me with a yelp) that I'm squeezing too hard.

Sometimes when I'm thinking about new prompts or searching for quotes, I'll realize that I'm clenching my teeth together so hard that my head is beginning to throb.

Holding on pretty tight over here.  Not wanting any of it to slip away before I've had the chance to breathe it in, write it down, snap a quick shot, and give thanks for every moment, every smile, every kind word, every connection.

Love this place and so happy to be back with a new journal page.  Now if I could only get it to sit still for a second . . . 

There we go.  Sort of.

You'll find the mid-July journal page here (border-free and waiting for your creative embellishments) and here (with a colour-free border, waiting for your colourful embellishments) and here (with a colourful border and still plenty of room for your creative extras).

Happy weekend, friends!


  1. thank you! i love your journal pages!

  2. Beautiful I love to write on your pages.

  3. YAY!! I have been dying for some new ones. I'm about catch up :o) Thanks love!

  4. Thanks as always - sounds like your summer is going well - hope it continues.

  5. Thanks so much for these beautiful journal pages! Your hard work and inspiration is most appreciated.

  6. Instead of clenching our teeth, why don't we sit down with a pitcher of iced tea, shrimp cocktail, naan and garlic bread to savor the moment (and the goodies). ;-)

    Hope summer is treating you well!

  7. Hi Lisa, Sa, Kassandra, Carin, Karla and Scribbler!

    Lisa - You're most welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Sa - Thanks so much! Does the heart good to read.

    Kassandra - As always, love your enthusiasm! Thanks so much.

    Carin - Summer so far is very good! Hope yours is rolling along merrily as well. Thanks for dropping in!

    Karla - You're so welcome! Thanks so much for your kind words.

    Scribbler - Mmmmmm, sounds like a fantastic feast. I'm in! (Will try not to clench teeth.)

  8. HI! I 'lost' your site but 'found' you today through Pinterest! I was 20 journal pages behind! Thank you for sharing your creativity!! :-)


  9. All your journal pages are fantastic. I just love the colour ones.
    It is so nice of you to share your wonderful creations.
    Thank you.

  10. Domestic Scribbles - give the time, place and date and I'm there! And Christie - if you watch for tightening in my jaw, I'll do the same for you. What is that all about, anyway? My mom told me once that she caught herself doing it and then stopped. I don't know how she did that! I love the way you put the photos in of the page blowing around. It can be awfully hard to get a good photo to share and you've done so well. Now we know what you go through at times. As always, your journal page is delightful and appreciated.

  11. I just stumbled across your site through Pinterest. I'm in love with your journal pages! I have to ask if you sell your borders anywhere. I would SO love to use them in my classroom. Everything just pops on your pages!!

  12. Thank you so much for these beautiful inspirational pages. I have post natal depression and am using them as part of my self help treatment for learing about myself. They are a wonderful tool. Just to let you know also that I have blogged about your site.


  13. I found your blog through Pinterest and wanted to thank you for the wonderful and inspiring journal pages you put up here. I am at a sort of crossroads in my life, nothing too serious, but these pages will definitely help me making the right decision.

  14. ok, so I printed all your journal pages, and I'm going to use them in my classroom this year. I teach HS English. Please tell me you're going to continue making them everyday?

    What program do you use to make them and how do you decide what to put on them each day? (that way I can make some just in case you stop making them!) haha :)


  15. I just discovered your delightful blog and had to say THANK YOU! The journal pages are awesome. I just downloaded them all and am about to begin printing them. You are so generous to freely offer the pages, I hope that one day you put them all together and sell them in book form.


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