“Find the joy in the moment.” Isn’t this what we strive for everyday. Your days may be different everyday. However, try to think enjoy everyday, and stop and find that part of the day that brings you joy. As part of our Gratitude series, we are focusing on this expression for the month.

By looking at the saying at hand, the colors of the journaling are a mix of every color of shades of blue and pinks. Based on these colors, we have chosen a 12 x 12 bright multi-colored background with shades of pinks, along with brown and a polka dot pattern. The background was chosen to give a deeper emphasis to the colors in the journaling card.

The focal point of the layout is the journaling card. We are going to create our layout around the journaling card. We are now going to look at the colors and designs around the journaling card. Based on the colors from the journaling card we want to find a background page and borders to help bring out the colors of the journaling card and bring the saying to the forefront.

With that being said, the background page has been chosen, and now we need to think about the borders that we want to create. As our readers now, we use a layering technique to create a dimensional look and feel to the layout. For this layout we only chose one border with multiple colors to place under the journaling card. The colors in the journaling card are more pronounced when using the 6 x 6 border under the journaling card.

As our readers know, we like to use embellishments along with paper die cuts to add dimension to our layouts. Based on the colors in the layout, we chose die cuts and stickers that would compliment the layout we just created. First, we thought about what we think about when we hear the words “find the joy in the moment.” This may mean different things to different people. There is no right or wrong answer. It is one of those questions that have a personal definition.

The embellishments die cuts, and stickers used for this layout depict the gratitude saying “ find joy in the moment.” We used a journaling card that represents finding joy in the moment by discovering a world of books. Or finding books that give you joy in the moment you are reading them. We created a Tree die cut to represent nature. Having nature around and find joy in the moment being surrounded by trees. We chose to use an embellishment of a sealed envelope to depict the feeling of joy when receiving mail. Music note die cuts were also created to represent finding the joy of that special song and the feeling of joy when listening to that song. These are just some examples of finding joy in the moment. Just ask the glamorous lady we placed in our layout.

Let the words take center stage and there is no need for photos. The use of background paper, embellishments, die cuts, and stickers will help us create a world of gratitude. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for our Gratitude page for November.

Materials used:

  • One 12 x 12 Background by Simple Stories (The Reset Girl)
  • One 6 x 6 Border by American Crafts (Dear Lizzy)
  • One 3 x 5 Journaling Card “Find The joy in the moment.” By The Reset Girl (Grateful Kit)
  • One 3 x 5 Journaling Card “Discover” By The Reset Girl (Discovery Kit)
  • One 3-Inch Sticker by The Reset Girl-Honey Girls
  • One 4-Inch Tree Die Cut created by Scrapping Your Way
  • Two 1-Inch Music Note Die Cuts created by Scrapping Your Way
  • One 2-Inch Envelope Embellishment by Fancy Pants Designs




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