TWO NEW SETS ADDED THE SHOP! Must Love Dogs and I Heart Snacks - 3x4 Journal Card Sets

Just a quick little update to let you know that there are two NEW sets that have been added to my shop.  You might be able to tell just a little bit about my personality from these new releases, I mean, puppies and snacks are two of my favorite things! 

Thank you so much for your incredible support on this little labor of love so far! I have several more sets in the works so be sure you're following me on Instagram or subscribed to my eNewsletter so you'll be the first to know about any new releases! 

 

INTRODUCING JOURNAL CARDS! NOW AVAILABLE - Perfect for digital and hybrid pocket page scrapbook enthusiasts and modern memory keepers!

HAPPY SATURDAY FRIENDS!

Introducing Journal Cards designed by Turquoise Avenue!  100% of proceeds go to support our adoption fund! These cards are perfect for digital and hybrid artists who enjoy pocket pages, traveler's notebooks, scrapbooking, card making and more!
Introducing Journal Cards designed by Turquoise Avenue!  100% of proceeds go to support our adoption fund! These cards are perfect for digital and hybrid artists who enjoy pocket pages, traveler's notebooks, scrapbooking, card making and more!

If you've been wondering where I've been, well, I'll tell ya.  Buried somewhere under a mountain of adoption paperwork and working my little fingers to the bone.  We are so excited for this beautiful, time consuming journey and the joy that it is bringing us in the hope of a sweet little babe soon!  You can read the latest update here.

With that being said, I'm super excited to share something else I've been working on... I now have JOURNAL CARDS available in the Turquoise Avenue shop! Yes, you read that right! Each set of journal cards is just $2 each and your purchases help support our adoption fund! The digital downloads will include four digital jpeg files for my digital loving friends and for all my fancy hybrid artist friends, each set includes an easy-to-print .pdf file! So yes, all you have to do is purchase, download and print!

The shop seems a little sparse right now, but I promise I have some fantastic sets up my sleeve. In addition, I'll be offering a GIVEAWAY here and there so if you're not already signed up for my newsletter, be sure to do so here so you can stay on top of all the new releases. 

Thank you for your support and have a lovely weekend y'all! 

TWO DAYS ONLY! Order Bonus - Order ANY Physical Set and Get a FREE BONUS!

Hi everyone!

It's a beautiful day here in the mountains. We woke up to a crisp 59 degrees F. that has me feeling #allthefallfeels and digging out my boots and scarves.  I know it will be short lived but I took advantage of the weather and updated my shop with three Autumn themed sets!  Then I thought, why not share the joy a little and throw in an added shopping bonus!

Order ANY physical set from my shop (valued at $4.99 or higher) and you'll receive a FREE 10ct. set of my tiny hearts.

Offer valid through 08.25.16.

Fall theme cork stickers from Turquoise Avenue! These lay-flat stickers work great for scrapbooking, planners, art journals, Project Life pocket page, mini albums and more!
Fall theme cork stickers from Turquoise Avenue! These lay-flat stickers work great for scrapbooking, planners, art journals, Project Life pocket page, mini albums and more!
Halloween theme cork stickers from Turquoise Avenue! These lay-flat stickers work great for scrapbooking, planners, art journals, Project Life pocket page, mini albums and more!

New Release | Summer Notes Digital Stamps

Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that I have a New Release in the shop today!  

Summer Notes | Digital Stamps

Summer Notes | Digital Stamps

If you're a hybrid or digital memory keeper like myself, you're going to love this set of 16 digital stamps featuring doffernt summer theme phrases. These versatile word art pieces can be used as overlays, to create 3x4 cards and as digital stamps. Happy shopping! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Summer 2016 Goals | Memory Keeping Goals Designed to Keep Projects Organized and Current

Hey guys, can you believe it is already JUNE?  Yes June! Half way through the year!

The first half of this year has been a roller coaster for me both personally and professionally. I've had so much on my plate, I feel like I'm constantly juggling things just to get by. Maybe you can relate?!  I thought now might be a good time to review my goals for this year and establish what has been working, what has not and where I need to pick up the slack or make changes so I can be on track at the end of the year.

You can read my full list of goals here.

Polka Dot and Stripe Papers from Felicity Jane past kits. Bear Cork Sticker via  my shop .

Polka Dot and Stripe Papers from Felicity Jane past kits. Bear Cork Sticker via my shop.

Ok, so taking a quick look at my goals, I've made some notes on how things are progressing and any changes I plan to implement.

2016 Goals:

Take more photos and videos with the camera/less with iPhone | I am so happy to report both my husband and I have been continually recording little clips of video during our day to day life, trips, events and etc. I've been managing these clips in iMovie and we are really looking forward to putting these together at the end of the year for an annual home movie. You can read more about my process here.  Unfortunately, I haven't been doing that good of a job photographing with my camera. I really need to set it out in the main living parts of our home so it is more accessible.

Create a 2016 album for event/special occasion photos and create a 6x8 digital album for everyday photos and #hashtagthisweek | Wow has this changed! As a result of our personal life writing it's own story, my creative time has been limited. Instead, I have been keeping a 9x12 album for our everyday photos and I've created a few random digital scrapbook pages along the way. So far this is working well.

Continue keeping a digital journal|  Check and check! I've been doing great with keeping up this project. I open a quick Google doc and jot down what's been happening around here every few days. This has really helped as a quick reference or copy/paste for when I'm adding journaling into my pocket page album.

Short Term Goals:

Long Term Goals:

Over all, I'm pretty happy with the way things are turning out for this year.  At half way into the year, I was able to finish my projects from last year, I'm mostly current on my annual pocket page album, I've gotten a LOT accomplished when it comes to video memory keeping and I've even had time to sneak in a few photo books.  A couple of things I want to work on is taking more photos with my DSLR and our honeymoon album.

 

 

What about you? Where do you stand with your goals for this year? I'd love to hear from you and hear how things are going. Leave me a message in the comments or catch up with me on Instagram!

 
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Digital Prayer Journal Cards Now in the Shop plus a FREE Printable Scripture Card

This year, I opted not to choose a "One Little Word".  Every time, I tried to think about a word for me, I kept coming back to a feeling I wanted for this new year.  The feeling I wanted to create was one of calm, quiet, focus, and deep personal convictions.  As I thought more about it, I felt God calling me to a sense of time with Him, in prayer, looking for guidance and strength. 

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Christian, Digital Prayer Journal Cards plus a FREE Printable Scripture Card via Turquoise Avenue blog.

Recently, a good friend of mine suggested I start, and keep, a prayer journal.  I found the idea really intriguing and while I've kept journals all my life, I'd never kept a prayer journal surprisingly. I was anxious to start, but waited a few months to think through the process of how I wanted to keep the journal.  I have decided to keep it private for obvious reasons so I'll only be sharing a little bit here today.

This isn't something I'm sharing to boost my pride, but rather something I thought you may be able to benefit from.  I don't take my time with God lightly and I don't desire to promote it.  My prayer time is personal, private and where I find my daily encouragement when times get tough.  Because of my prayer time, I can find positive things that help me remain cheerful, optimistic, and in tune with my surrounding and circumstances. I love that about my personal relationship with God.  I love the grace and mercy I find there, in addition to the solace and love I receive from Him.

Christian, Digital Prayer Journal Cards plus a FREE Printable Scripture Card via Turquoise Avenue blog.
Christian, Digital Prayer Journal Cards plus a FREE Printable Scripture Card via Turquoise Avenue blog.
Fashion Journal, Brown Vines by Artists Loft

So without further ado, I thought I would share a little bit about my prayer journal.  It is a simple lined notebook I picked up at my local Michael's Craft Store.  I then divided it into sections, beginning with delight so I can jot down the daily joys I'm thankful for.  Next, I created a space to pray for my husband and our marriage.  After God, my spouse is the second most important thing to me and I desire to have a strong, Christ centered marriage that outlasts the test of time.  Third came sections for family and friends, then a section for me to write specific prayers for myself.  Last, I dedicated the rest of the book for answered prayers, praises, and notes.   I printed these sections out on clear vellum and then adhered them to the pages with washi tape. 

Christian, Digital Prayer Journal Cards plus a FREE Printable Scripture Card via Turquoise Avenue blog.
Turquoise Avenue Prayer Journal Cards - set of six digital cards to print.

I have recently added this set of journal cards to my shop so you too can enjoy them.  In addition, I wanted to offer one of my favorite scriptures (paraphrased) as a FREE PRINTABLE that you can download as encouragement in your own walk with the Lord.

I thank you for taking the time to read this today and please, feel free to share any prayer requests that you may have as I am more than happy to pray for you also, my dear friends and readers! Much love!


DOWNLOAD A FREE PRINTABLE:

Click the image on the left below to download the free, printable Scripture card pictured on the right.

LET THE PARTY BEGIN! | Celebrating Birthday Month - Giveaways, Thankful 30, and More Fun!

Ahhhh, Friday! I just love Fridays, don't you?

The weekend is so close now, I can feel it and that means I can kick back, relax, and let the birthday shenanigans BEGIN!

That's right, November is my birth month and I'm celebrating ALL MONTH LONG!

Want to party with me?  I have some great ways you can join in the festivities!

 

1. Enter my Instagram Giveaway!

Want a chance to win a free digital set of cork embellishments from my Shoppe? Enter now through 11.20.15 for a chance to win each week.  Three winners will be announced each Friday on Instagram and will be allowed the opportunity to choose their own prize set!

 

2. Document a Daily Gratitude!

This is my first year documenting a daily gratitude and it has already been so rewarding!  After reading my friend Julie's blog post about 5 Ways to Document Gratitude, I decided to document my own daily thanksgiving using the Apple Pages app on my iPhone.  This way, I can create on the fly and don't have an excuse for not being able to "keep up with the project".  I encourage you to play along; find a way that works best for you and stick to it!  You can find a fantastic list of prompts to help you get started over on my friend Elise's blog!

3. Spend 30 Minutes a Day doing something you love!

My dear Instagram pals, Jessica of Color Cast Designs and Kellie of Give a Girl a Blog and Kellie Stamps have set a month challenge before us called #30minutesfor30days.  I'm already in love with it.  They've prompted us to spend 30 minutes a day doing something we love.  For me, that has been reading.  I've started a novel a few days ago and I'm already nearly through with it! Learn more on Kellie's blog here.

Thank you for celebrating my birthday month with me!


Love Lives Here | New Home Theme Cork Stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue!

Hi friends!

I'm here today with a quick announcement to let you know I have ANOTHER (yes, you heard right) set in the Shoppe!  This set was designed just for my friends Julie + Jen over at LittlePaperProjects.com.

They currently are hosting an amazing class about documenting the memories made inside our homes, called Love Where You Live. As a class participant, I'm thoroughly enjoying this course and I'm offering a discount on these sets if you've registered for the class. You can find out how to register here. Use code "lovewheremandylives" when you sign up!

Fun, Home theme cork stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue for the #LoveWhereYouLive class by LittlePaperProjects.com.  Perfect for scrapbooking, Project Life, and other paper crafts!
Fun, Home theme cork stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue for the #LoveWhereYouLive class by LittlePaperProjects.com.  Perfect for scrapbooking, Project Life, and other paper crafts!
Digital, Home theme cork stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue for the #LoveWhereYouLive class by LittlePaperProjects.com.  Perfect for scrapbooking, Project Life, and other paper crafts!
Fun, Home theme cork stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue for the #LoveWhereYouLive class by LittlePaperProjects.com.  Perfect for scrapbooking, Project Life, and other paper crafts!
Digital, Home theme cork stickers from the Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue for the #LoveWhereYouLive class by LittlePaperProjects.com.  Perfect for scrapbooking, Project Life, and other paper crafts!