Thoughtful Studio and the Tess-a-Penpal Collection

With my 30 before 30 goals in mind, I knew that I really wanted to make time to scrapbook or create more. Scrapbooking is a skill I’ve always admired but not dedicated much time to learning. I spend a lot of time worrying about the little things and one of the biggest decisions I have made this year is to work on stopping that. Don’t stress the small stuff – just go for what you want. Taking that approach, I decided to make two decisions. One was to scrapbook more – just to stick things down and go for it. The other is that I dared to apply for a design team. A team with beautiful individuals creating together. I am so pleased to announce that I got accepted. I am super excited to be among the first Thoughtful Studio design team, bringing creations with the new Tess-a-Penpal collection to you all!  To continue with the challenge, I’ll be attempting to do some digital scrapbooking as well as physical over the coming months!Thoughtful Studio - New Adventures Scrapbook Layout

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30 before 30 – my progress

Eek! Less than a year to go before I hit that point where I should probably figure out how to adult. (Why don’t we instantly learn how to adult when I hit thirty, right?!). I actually created my 30 before 30 list when I turned 28 to give myself two years to complete it. It seemed apt to try and get down what I wanted to have achieved in the next two years. Since I have less than a year left, I thought it best to review the list and see if there has been any progress towards it in the past year. I know I did not dedicate as much time as I would have liked last year towards it so this is something I will have to actively add to my planner over coming months.

30 Before 30

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New Year, New You 2020

People often get reflective towards the end of the year or the start of a new one. It’s a great time to start planning your new year, making resolutions or reevaluating what’s important in your life. This time, that’s doubly the case for me. Almost two months back, I handed in my notice. I had absolutely no idea what I’m going to be doing in 2020. For the first time, I didn’t really make any plans. I just knew that I wanted a change. In order for the end result to be different, you have to change the process. You can’t stick to the same habits, the same hobbies and the same behaviour but expect completely different results.

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Diamine Inkvent Calendar – the inks inside it!

It’s Christmas yall! Merry Christmas to all that celebrate it – and I hope everyone (regardless of what you celebrate) has a very great season. This post also completes my twenty five days of Blogmas. I hope you enjoyed the series. I am not done yet, though. There will be a lot more content coming in the new year. Today, I finally finished opening my Diamine Inkvent Calendar: featuring twenty five days of glorious inks. Now that I have all of them opened, I wanted to share the contents!

Blogmas - Inkvent Calendar

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DIY Gift Card Holder

It’s Christmas Eve! I cannot believe we’re almost at the end of Blogmas 2019 – or that I have made it this far! But we still have a couple of posts left and some more before the New Year so let’s just jump right in. If you have not already managed to get a gift for someone, then a gift card is probably the easiest thing to get now! A lot of stores offer instant codes that are emailed to you or the recipient. Today, we’ll be looking at how to make a quick and easy DIY gift card holder for the occasion – or any occasion, really.

DIY Gift Card Holders

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