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Quote Journal 2019

“Kind people are my kind of people”

My quote journal or words of wisdom, I started this project at the end of 2016 and can I tell you that by 2020 I now have a priceless collection of quotes. Every year I come up with a theme. I found it was a lot easier to concentrate on specific quotes than just randomly quick them as I found them. It also helps me avoid duplicates. The list of themes gets shared here on my blog as a freebie for those of you who like to follow along.

Quote Themes 2019

Every year I change themes and I also change the medium in which I record them. In 2016 started with a handmade journal, in 2017 I used a 3 ring binder, in 2018 I decided to use 2 standard size traveler’s notebooks- this year I decided to give away my quote journals, yes1 give them away. As part of a giveaway on my IG account and for hitting a big milestone I gave away the first 6 months of quotes and I just recently gave the second traveler’s notebook to a dear friend.- For 2019 I am using a personal size planner by Webster’s Pages I love the small size and the fact that I can add as many pages as I need. I did end up using two planner binders to fit all the quotes.

I find this quote journal project so helpful. There are days when I need inspiration, not just creative inspiration but also life inspiration. Words are so powerful, they can hurt you deeply and they can also make you feel like a million bucks. Why not surround yourself the right kind of words

I ofter film my creative process when I am working on this journal (ok, this binder) You can visit my YouTube Channel and browse through my collection of videos. I hope you find spiritual inspiration as well as the creative type.

Here are some powerful words to remember. The past can not be changed, opinions do not define your reality, everyone’s journey is different, judgments are not about you, overthinking will lead to sadness, happiness is found within, your thoughts affect your mood, smiles are contagious, kindness is free, it’s ok to let go and move on, what goes around comes around, things always get better with time.

If you are wondering where I get my quotes from, the answer is Pinterest. You can visit my page and find the board “Words Of Wisdom” I categorize my quotes according to the themes of each month. You can find tons of quotes and literally get lots in quotes, so proceed with caution.

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One Question A Day-January to May

One question a day is one my most important projects. The response I have received has been amazing and I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. I was so worried about the transitioning of my blog and I did not want to have any time lapse between months. Thank goodness publishing the new blog took no extra time.

To keep this post simple and questions easily accessible, I have decided to add all the questions here in this post. You will be able to download each monthly questions as needed starting with January. I will have a separate post for the questions that have been translated to Spanish by my friend Paola.

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy this intentional writing exercise.

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Hello and Welcome

My name is Claudia and I started scrapbooking in 1999 when my sister gave me my first Creative Memories album as a wedding gift. I fell in love with this creative form and have been doing it ever since. My first passion was drawing but once I was introduced to paper crafting I was hooked. The love for this creative outlet has led me to meet some amazing people, make some new and wonderful friendships and even become a product designer. I am so excited to be able to share my creative passion with you here in my new blog.

My style of crafting has definitely changed over the years, but not just on how I apply the supplies or what techniques I use, but also what type of projects I work on. My creative journey has evolved into different forms other than just scrapbooking. I now have learned to create and make from scratch junk journals, my new favorite form of documenting special memories such as family vacations. I also discovered mixed media and now I sometimes include this technique in my journals or create canvases that I can display in my home.

My goal is to share my creative process with you and my hope is to inspire you. Over the years I have learned many things during my creative journey; that we all need to have a creative outlet ( a hobby ), having one can help us release stress, express our deepest emotions, it can turn into a source of income, it can helps us connect with others and to achieve a feeling of being part of community. Creative people speak the same langue therefore braking any and all differences. We all need the sense of belonging and being a part of a creative group can give us that.

There is another very important thing I have learned through the years and that is “Progress over perfection” I have let go off all types of creative rules from the past. Rules like document your memories in chronological order, or that I have to document every single holiday and not pay attention to the little moments of my daily life. I now craft what I want, when I want. I also use the most precious ephemera piece I own or specialty paper I have in the most basic project I want to create. No more hoarding those unique pieces that sit there waiting for the right and special project to arrive. The right project is the one I want to create today.

Thank you for stoping by, I hope you found inspiration and some liberation ideas that will help your creative process a much joyful one. Do hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. To see more projects please visit my other social media accounts. You can find all the links in the home page.

Take care and enjoy your creative journey

Claudia

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June/One Question A Day

Are we halfway through 2020? unbelievable. I feel this is a good stopping point to re-evaluate my plans and my goals, not just for the rest of this year but for the next 5 years as well. All the questions for this month are based on me trying to focus on the future. Our family will be going through some changes and we need a plan, one that will help us have a vision of what our lives will be like in 5 years.

You can choose to answer them with a 1-year plan, a 3-year plan, or a 5-year plan. We are creative people, and creative people plan and if it makes sense to plan for the week, don’t you think we should plan for something a little bit bigger? Every successful business starts with a business plan, if we also want a successful life, we should have a life plan as well.

Download and print the questions. I use a bullet journal for this intentional writing exercise. One page per question. It is the first thing I do in the mornings while enjoying a cup of tea. Don’t forget there is a Spanish translation of the questions as well, thanks to my friend Paola Rosani. If anyone else would like to translate them in other languages I would be happy to share them here as well. I hope you find this project inspiring and useful. If you are following along, please share it with me so I can see your work. Use the hashtag #onequestionaday You might be inspiring some else out there.

Spanish translation-Thank you Paola Rosani

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It’s A Fresh Start

Welcome to my new Blog. First and foremost I would like to thank my dear friend Lydia Cost for helping me get my new blog up and running. Without her help it would have taken so much longer to get back to sharing crafty inspiration with you.

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I am very excited to start adding lots of projects to share with you. The new blog will make things a lot easier for me to create instructional post with lots of beautiful images. In the mean time you can visit my Youtube channel to see some of my crafty videos . Oh and rest a sure that the freebies page will be up and running in no time.

Please stop by often to see the updates and the latest posts. If you think you are missing something check my Instagram feed. You can also see my latest Instagram post here on the blog. If you are curios about any of my project send me a question via email or DM through Instagram.

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