Happiness Pages - Step One

As many of you know I am a huge fan of these disc journals.  If you are not familiar with them what makes them unique is that your paper is removable.  Yes, I said removable!  That means your layout or sections are not permanent which I believe is why many people are reluctant to use up journals...it's just so final.  I like to move my pages from section to section depending on what is needed.


I am really fond of this type of graph paper.  Grey lines which are framed so it gives you a boarder.  Staples used to have this paper for the 5.5x8.5 journals but I can't seem to find it in Canada anymore. I have created my own 'Think Pages' which I have available for purchase.  You can also make your own or use the lined paper which is provided with the journal.


This is the explanation plaque I have at the beginning of my Happiness section.  I came across this idea on Pinterest where the author was keeping her Happiness in a jar on pieces of paper.  I wanted to keep it a little more contained and portable so I came up with the Happiness Pages where we write in bubbles of different shapes on a two page spread.


We will start by opening your two pages.  These will be your facing pages to create one month of Happiness.  Happiness pages can be started at any time of the year.  I decided to do my pages by the month and date so I can look back at a particular time of the year and reflect on what was happening.


I pick a corner section to place my month block which varies in size depending on the month.  Still only two squares high but 6 long for short named months and 8 to 10 long for longer names.  I draw leaves on the corners of my boxes...it just gives it a little jazz, you can doodle anything on yours.

I use black ink for my bubbles as I like to colour in each as I fill up my pages but feel free to use what ever colour you like.

Next week we can begin to draw our bubbles, I will show you how I space things out.

Any questions just drop me a line.

See you soon,
Sheila

Let's Make Some Happiness Pages


As many of you already know I am a HUGE fan of the disc bound journal.  

I began using these a couple of years ago when I discovered the Right Brain Business Plan with Jenn Lee.  She introduced me to these wonderful journals from Levenger.  Later I found that Staples had their own line Arc...a little more affordable.

I began adapting these wonderfully innovated journals to suit my own artistic flare and soon I had many creatives on board embracing my passion for individuality.  You can customize them in so many ways to suit your needs...the possibilities are endless.


In the next couple of weeks I will share with you how you too can create your own pages for ideas, projects and so much more.

Materials you will need to get started:

1 5.5x8.5 Junior sized journal - if you can find graph paper for these, all the better but not necessary
a small 6 inch ruler
technical pencil
a black liner pen
a grey multiliner
eraser
Gellyroll white pen


I have journals with awesome dividers, graph paper I designed (because I couldn't find any) called Think Pages, pens (oh boy have I got pens) and coloured pencils for sale if you can't find what you are looking for...just drop me a line and I will see if I can help.

Here is an example of what we'll be doing.  This is my April Happiness Page.

If this is something that you might be interested in join me next week for the introduction to creating your very own Happiness Pages.

I hope to hear from you soon, 
Sheila

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