March 10, 2008

Hanna Fit For LIfe Journal

Hi everyone, did you think I fell off the earth? Our girls and boys highschool made it to the state basketball playoffs so we took off for a few days. My DH needed a break from work and the girls got to play and swim with lots of their little friends at the hotel. I even got to junkin' at some antique stores because my DH is such a gem. We're all a little tired today though with the time change and all.

Lots of new and exciting things to come from Ellen's store, be sure to check out her blog post HERE to learn about the exciting world of Inchies. She's also starting an informative newsletter that you will for sure want to sign up for. Scroll down to the bottom of her blog to sign up.

Thanks for all the great comments on my Spring Inspiration Station. Send me your links so I can check yours out!! I'll have lots of fun posts this month using some of those great, Springy supplies so stay tuned.

The penguin stamps that you see on my bulletin board are from Imaginesce. They have matching lines of patterned paper and clear stamps. I found mine at my local scrapbook store. The little stamps are just a buck too!

On to today's creation, my Fit For Life journal. This Friday at Hanna Stamps, there will be 5 new stamp set releases. My project today uses the fun set called Getting Physical. My husband and I have once again started a weight loss journey. We're exercising and counting calories and are working hard together to get fit again. So I knew I wanted to make a journal of some sorts to log my daily calories and exercise. And you all know how much I love to make journals, right?

I thought I would show you my selection process for starting a project. It usually starts with patterned paper and a stamped image. I color my image with Copic markers to match my patterned paper. I used the exercising Hanna from the Getting Physical set, Making Memories Noteworthy patterned paper and chipboard, Papertrey solid cardstock, and various ribbons(Papertrey, May Arts) for this journal. I cut my paper to the size of my journal, layed out all my chipboard pieces and ribbon and just fiddled with color combinations and the layout til I was satisfied with my choices.
Here's my finished journal. I used lined notecards (5 x 7, I believe) and my Bind It All to create the journal. Zoom in to the see the shiny chipboard accents, they are so sparkly! I love the button accents too, especially for the dots on the two letters *i*. I keep this journal on the counter in my kitchen and fill it out every day, religiously. Thirteen pounds gone so far, woohoo!!
Here's the inside of the journal, I can fit 2-3 days worth of journaling on each page. It's about an inch think so it should last me a good long while.
So there you have it, peeps. Do you know someone who is exercising, dieting, etc? I think a journal like this would be soooo appreciated! I can't wait for you to see the entire set of images from this Getting Physical set, it's so cute. Well, I'm off to catch up on my blog hopping and then I'm going to enjoy a day in my pajama pants!! Later gators.

26 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

This is so darn adorable!!! Love that new image... And, your color choices are awesome... Thanks for sharing your process..

And a big congrats on the weight loss!!! Yeah!!!!! I KNOW it's one of the hardest things for mommies/wives to do... High Five!!

Dottie K said...

way to go - love the journal - just awesome :)

Lorie said...

Oh, my gosh...oh, my gosh...oh, my gosh! I am SO going to have to have that set! What a great teaser!

Shannon said...

That is a great journal. You should make sure to load it up on SCS and use the design team keyword: hsdt

Michelle said...

I too am on this journey AGAIN!

I love this journal it is fabulous!

Good luck to you & your hubby on your journey.

Stefanie Staniak said...

I'm not sure how much more motivatided I would be to exercise but i can assure you that I would always be smiling when I looked at this beautiful book! I need to make one for Tex & me - we want to be the kick we need to get moving.
Your work on this is just exemplory - thanks for sharing Mish.

Wendy said...

How adorable!! Love the journal and all the sparkle & embellishments!! WooHoo...nice job on the weight loss! You Go Girl!!

Have a relaxing day!
Wendy

Peggy Maier said...

Great job on the project & on the weight loss! You CAN do it!

Kristi said...

This is just amazing......

Chelle said...

I LOVE IT!!! i was just thinking yesterday (a day where i got to wear my jammie bottoms all day!!) that i have to go back to weight watchers and this journal would work great for tracking the ol' points! thanks for the idea and inspiration...can't wait to make one of my own! chelle

Darlene said...

OMGosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I am so casing this one right now! What a fantastic job and fantastic idea!! Good luck on your journey. I started my own back in August and am down just over 40 pounds! Yea! I can't wait to see your progress as I will be back to check your blog often for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

leenda said...

FANTASTIC journal & fantastic idea!

Lana said...

Hand over your buttons and nobody gets hurt! Love your journal Mishie!

Lee said...

Oh gosh is that ever cute!!! I have finally made some progress in the getting fit area of life and this would be such a fun way to journal and keep on track!! Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful idea!!!

Maria said...

Great idea! Love the journal.

Chris said...

i bought myself a notebook one day with full intentions of making myself a food journal...hhhmmmm it's march and the book is not even done. i swore i would lose some weight b4 i turn 40 this year...your book looks great...now i have food journal envy...i am pathetic...LOL

Janine said...

Great to have you back !! Fun journal!!

Dawn Easton said...

First off...WTG on your weight loss!
Your journal is fabulous! I will have to make one of those for my husband and myself.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

Jen said...

This is so cute! I would love to have something cute to journal in I'm on the health track too..So I might have to spluge on this set.

Big congrat's on the weight Loss!!!

Robyn said...

That is adorable! Great idea! I have joined jenny craig and 20.2 lbs so far! Here's too weight lost forever *toasting with bottle water*
Come and visit my blog when you get a chance. You will see that I linked you to my fav spots! Love it here!
Hugs,
Robyn

Mindy said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great day.....

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Great project!

Juanita B said...

It sounds as though you had a fabulous time. It's good to get away from everything once in a while. CONGRATULATIONS for making the finals, that is quite a fete. CONGRATULATIONS, on your weight loss, awesome job!!!
I love your journal, great paper, image, and I love those sparkling pieces. TFS and welcome home.

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, I love your journal, and thirteen pounds? That's fabulous! I'm working on it too, but not nearly that far along. . . You GO girl!

Kathy said...

She is adorable!! Fabulous notebook!! (OF course - you made it!!) Good luck with your weight loss journey!!

Brenda said...

You go girl - keep up the good work! Adore this journal - I would love to have something like this.

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