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Journaling on the go with Creative Options

For as long as I could remember, I loved keeping a journal. More and more people are now taking it to the next level by being creative with travel journaling, art journaling, memory keeping, bible journaling, illustrated faith, documented life, documented faith, and other types of journaling challenges throughout social media. My friend, Amy Tangerine, has taught me a valuable lesson, that no matter how busy life gets, it is important to document moments in my life.

As a busy mother with a busy schedule, I make sure that I make time for myself to be creative and keep track of life's precious moments. Instead of picking a specific time, like every night before bed, squeeze in time whenever you can, like on a train ride, while waiting for the kids to get out of school, or during that waiting time at the doctors office. Sometimes, it can be challenging bringing all your crafty items with you. Fortunately, Amy has introduced me to these items from Creative Options, so now I can now journal on the go.

I carry all my journaling essentials with me, including my traveler's notebook and journaling bible in the Large Signature 5-Pocket Tote in Andee Cool (now available at Hobby Lobby) which is a great multipurpose bag. My Zip Polaroid Printer prints out photos directly from my phone and fits perfectly into the front exterior pocket. The other pockets in the front, hold extra photo paper, a removable adhesive tape runner, and one of favorite Amy Tangerine Washi Tape booklets. I love that it is made of easy-to-clean, durable polyester so I can be sure that it will hold up wherever I go. 

The Knitting Needle Roll-Up Tote in “Viva La Pink” (now available at Walmart), is a versatile bag which fits great in my tote. It carries my watercolor paints, water brushes, paint brushes, a ruler, and other art materials. I simply fold it, instead of rolling it up, then tie it closed with the two sturdy ribbons to keep my tools safe and secure.

As an avid stamper, I love carrying around my supplies for stamping in the Total Tote in “Vineyard” (now available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores). Not to mention, it's in my favorite color, purple too!


It features diverse storage options such as elastic loops, a detachable center and pockets for my various pens, markers, and scissors. The pockets are large enough to accommodate my stamp blocks, a small paper trimmer, multiple rolls of tape and my stamp cleaning supplies as well. The zippered vinyl take-away pouch can fit in extra ink pads and stamps. I also carry extra post-it notes and page flags for masking stamped images and for use when I am using my planner.

This Crochet Tote in “Viva La Pink” (now available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores) is a great size for when I want to bring along my planner and journal. This is great for when I can't bring too many items with me, such as on vacations.
I can pack along my Instax Polaroid Camera, my Hobonichi notebook, a Peerless watercolor palette which I made, my Craftmate folio that holds my pens, highlighters, water brushes, and a few sheets of paper towels for when I journal. When I need to check/revise my vacation plans, I carry my Color Crush Planner with me.

Another must have when I'm planning and journaling on the go is this Tapered Tote in “Viva La Pink” (now available at Michaels). It is spacious enough to hold all of these items: washi tapes, sticker books, masking stickers, and paperclips. All must haves for decorating my planner and can also be used in my journal. 

For more information and ideas on how to use these products visit Creative Options on Facebook! Also, be sure to check out this great video from Amy Tangerine on more great organization tools from Creative Options

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