I confess. I'm a word nerd. I love words. I love to string them together to evoke emotions. What can I say? I'm a writer.
But I also love how words can encourage and uplift...and I'm not above encouraging and uplifting myself. We all need a little pick-me-up every now and then. Today I want to share with you a tiny little book I created full of words and reminders that I often need. A little positive self-talk never hurt anyone.
This book started with a few digital layouts. I used this Kitschy Digitals kit from jessicasprague.com (Click on the image to check it out.)
I thought of them like little cards, so they're small, like 2.5"x3.5" and I used the same basic design for each one. It made everything simpler.
So this is what the cards looked like:
I chose words that spoke to me. Words that really get me out of any funk I might be in. You could easily do this with Bible verses, words of wisdom, notes to yourself...anything that speaks to you.
The trouble with digital is that they do you no good unless you print them out. And I knew I wanted these cards to be carry-aroundable.
What? It's a word.
So, I went for a hybrid mini album. I made the booklet by hand using accordian-folded cardstock which I covered with print-outs from my digital kit.
Very simple little booklet, but powerful for me...because the words are powerful.
What words speak to you? Have you put them in a place of importance to help you remember them? And isn't it funny how we often forget them, choosing instead to focus on other words...like can't or who do you think you are? or you'll never...?
There has to be better words than these, don't you think?
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