Make Your Own Bingo Themed Journals collaborated
Writing in a journal is a great way to express your thoughts and reflect on various facets of life—it’s an activity that’s highly recommended for personal development and jump-starting your journey to self-discovery. But for those who have never kept a diary or had a blog it may be difficult to jot their daily reflections down and put their most intimate thoughts into words. Leather bound journals can be quite intimidating to open up to, so instead of writing all your hopes and dreams down right away, try customizing your journal.
As an article on WikiHow says, “Writing in a journal you have decorated can inspire you to write more often.”
I recently decorated a journal that I gave to my niece. It was a personal gift that had so much meaning! I made it on “Sparkle and Inspire” with Cindy Harrison.
It’s up to you how you personalize your journal, but in case you are in need of ideas, you can experiment with some “vintage” themes such as the timeless classic game of bingo. In the past few years, people of all ages have shown a newfound appreciation for the game that was once associated with grandmothers spending all day in bingo halls, attending unconventional bingo parties and pub nights. And many people still appreciate the game in its original form, which is why gaming operators still offer old fashioned 90 ball games with classic bingo calls. If you watch Netflix, you might have seen a recent episode of Grace and Frankie where a Singing Drag Queen Bingo caller came to visit when Sol (Sam Waterston) arranged a surprise for Robert (Martin Sheen) while in the hospital. Here in Los Angeles, you can experience this at Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood.
Perhaps bingo brings us back to a simpler time that allows us to reminisce, a perfect theme to incorporate in your custom made journal. To make your bingo journal, you will need a selection of cards from an old bingo set that can be glued on the front and back covers of any notebook. If you want to make the journal from scratch, you can buy hole-punched notebook paper at any stationery store and create holes in the bingo cards so that you can weave the entire book together. You also have the option of adding tabs in your journal if you want to have different sections for your ideas.
Feel free to add your own decorations onto the cover, or make a bookmark using bingo chips and paper clips. In the video above Cindy shows me how to use metallic paints and torn paper to make a vintage look combined with photos from popular movies.
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What I think is hot may totally not be to you. Wait. What?
I want to know what you think is hot and what you think is not so hot.
This could mean summer plans, high temperatures, or your opinions about what is going on around you – or within your heart. Tell me in the comments below. I will follow up with you.
This is my state of being right now. I feel pretty good. There are things going on in my life and in my family that concerns me. That’s a nice way of saying I am worried and scared about the health and well being of the people I love. I am otherwise pretty happy. Sometimes it is hard to be happy when you are worried.
Besides it being my favorite season – the summer sun is hot and the sky is clear – I am happy about some of the projects I have been working on. I know I am doing a lot and I am always busy. I am currently worried that you might be confused. Especially if you are just discovering me. Who is Miz Meliz? What does she do? If you are thinking that and you have found yourself reading this post, that’s good! I would like to clear that up for you.
I am a mom and a wife, a sister and a cousin. First and foremost. My family is the most important thing to me.
I aim to be a positive influence for my family and friends. I am a life coach who helps people feel happiness.
I vowed at the start of this year to make my focus to connect, create, and sparkle. I chose these three words to guide me through the year.
I am so glad I made this commitment because I have consistently connected with people all around the world and in my own community. I continue to enjoy talking with and learning about all the people that I meet. I love people! I have been so happy expanding and growing my community that I have opened a fire hose of creativity. Influenced and encouraged by artists and entrepreneurs alike, I am pushing forward and making a difference in my life by producing artwork. I hope to truly shine (the sparkle) and lead the way to a joyfulness that spreads to everyone I meet. Through art, compassion, and love, I hope to inspire others to enjoy life and experience true joy and happiness. (I know it sounds fru-fru or very “woo,” but if you know me then you know that I am only marginally fru-fru! I am pretty down to earth for the most part.)
I interview people that I believe to be inspiring examples of folks who know their purpose and live their passion. It is fun and I am just about to start my third year! Meet the super stars who inspire me on Tinsel Town.
Cindy teaches me how to create decorative art projects and we post the videos on You Tube. Anyone can participate, learn, and make their own art projects with us. It’s free and it is an awesome way to experience online classes.
Combined with all of the things that I am working on listed above – this act of love is the thing that I am most passionate about. I am seriously in love with helping people.
Talk to me. Tell me what is bugging you. What is bumming you out. We can work it out. What’s hot in your life? What’s not so hot? There are clear skies and sunny days ahead. Believe me!
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