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"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mini Wrap Journal Tutorial

Oh... My... Gooness!
(That's exactly how I say it...
"d" missing and all Southern like.)
Has it really been more than
since I've blogged?!
What in the world has gotten ahold of me?!
I'm just going to be real honest, y'all
...sometimes I'm not sure if anyone even reads my blog.
I rarely get comments. And I gave up on the
little counter widget ages ago.
I was putting way too much value on my popularity
(for lack of a better word to address it.)
I have several personal issues keeping me preoccupied.
And the move we made back in August
seriously had me off my teeter-totter!
BUT... I think things are starting
to get back in balance... I think.
Not so much the personal items
but we are settling into our new home
(kind of)
and I keep feeling God's pull at me
to gather my whits and
have some stability again-
DESPITE my circumstances.
And I am a PRINCESS!
And BRAVE ROYALTY can move mountains!
So if you're with me, out there in cyberspace,
give me a little hello in the comments.
(Seriously, I would greatly appreciate the encouragement!)
And if the comments remain blank,
well... I will keep pushing the plow of purpose and
Creatively, of course.

Now... on with the show!

If you like all things planner-ish,
memory keeping, Bible journaling, art journaling,
doodling, note-taking and so on,
you are going to love the

After you check out all the cute pics here,
hop on over to
and check out the step-by-step tutorial.

You can also view the video here...

Thank you for visiting today.
It's nice to be back.
I sincerely hope you have a
creative day!


Margaret said...

Thanks for the step by step! Did you make your scrunchies,too? I understand the feeling of no one reading your blog - me, too. If you enjoy writing, keep it up as it should satisfy your own creative desire.

Judy Buermann said...

I love your mini-wrap journal! So cute and practical. Thank you for sharing!!

KellyJean said...

I sure did make the scrunchies, Margaret :). Super simple. I bet there are all kinds of tutorials for how-to on YouTube. Maybe I'll put one together myself soon. TY so much for your sweet words of encouragement! I do enjoy writing so thx for that little fist bump!!! Off to check out your blog :D

KellyJean said...

YAY! Thx Judy! Have fun creating your own :D

kjo13 said...

I hope you are having an awesome day, I know a lot of people are going to love the mini wrap journal. I DO !!! After seeing it I wanted to visit your site. I will try to stop in and check on you to see if you have any more awesome things posted.

Thanks for doing the tutorial and I can't wait to try it!!! Can you tell me if it's flimsy/floppy? (if you know what I mean) That's what has stopped me from trying similar one before. But I really love that you can add or take away or even change size easily.

Big kudos to you! Thanks so much.


kjo13 said...

I just saw that you have videos! will be excited to checking those out and subscribing.!

Can you tell me how you did the lined pages? Did you hand draw
those or were they a downloaded printable from somewhere?

I really liked them and would like to use those too, if possible.

Thanks, again.

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Kelly Jean, your journal is lovely. I have always enjoyed your posts, sorry for not commenting. Take care. xx

Pssequimages said...

This makes the SWEETEST (and very easy) LITTLE BOOK. I love the one I made, and have paper cut for the next one. The possibilities are limitless.
Thank you Kelly Jean

Lucy Schmidt said...

I, for one, love your projects when I see them. I just don't have enough time with work and family stuff to check in regularly, let alone comment (bad me). I love this little mini-journal, so am giving up my dessert time to comment--ha! Keep 'em coming and keep writing and filming.

Maxine D said...

What a fun pair of journals - love the squishy band on the top one!!

carriep said...

always looking for ideas of things I can create for my Bible study sisters. Thanks, love this.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so glad I found you
I kept getting redirected
I only watched your video like 20 times on the last week being snowed in in NH last weekend I started on twist andop cards and they you showed up
But as much as I like the idea, I am having trouble with the dimensions
So thought I would try to email you personally
I have committed to make two successful journals. Y the end of Sunday
Now one is for a friend who is coming back for a cruise and needs a place to put her photos and share
Another is for my boss who is celebrating her birthday at the end of the month and retiring the end of the year
I am getting co fused with the 6/6 paper getting it down and the which way to orient the paper to attach the inside card stock

So any help would be great
I am cutting down 81/2 x 11 for the card stock
Please help

Kelly A Clark said...

I have the same blog problem as you...even my mom wasn't reading my posts! I finally decided that the blog is for me and things I want to archive. I don't need to spend hours coming up with witty/pithy posts; just add things I'll want to see in the future.

Also, I am having what sounds like the same problems that Lmr722@icloud.com is having. I left you a note with questions over on Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks for any help you can give!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, I think people just like to look and don't think its necessary to leave a committee. But from now on I will let you know I am looking and enjoy your post.

Kathy said...

Super cute! I love the "BRAVE ROYALTY can move mountains!"

Kathy L.

niki1 said...

As always, I love your tutorials !
Greetings with a hug from Monique ( niki1 )on Splitcoaststampers