Gratitude Junk Journal 2019

30 days of gratitude, mixed media art, self-love and a touch of junk!

We are making gratitude a habit. We are making miracles…together!

Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn't.

Join me along with 8 AWESOME instructors as we make gratitude a habit, dive into mixed media art technique, practice self-love and play with a little bit of junk!

Gratitude helps you fall in love with the life you already have. Let's fall in love together!

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • how to create a beautiful, altered book for keeping your thoughts and art.
  • how to make 11 awesome art journal pages that you are sure to love
  • to practice gratitude daily through art and sharing.
  • how to use (junk), bits and pieces from your stash and/or around the house to make great art.
  • how to work with yummy layers and textures.
  • techniques for creating wonderful backgrounds.
  • techniques that will empower you to make great art again and again.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorials
  • Video Tutorials
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Work at your own pace
  • Wonderful for beginners or anyone who wants to expand their creativity and practice more gratitude in their life.

You’ll leave this workshop with:

  • 11 AMAZING art journal pages.
  • 1 gorgeous, altered book journal
  • gratitude printables that you can print and frame for your own personal use
  • a great reference you can use again and again
  • many reasons to be grateful, some you may not have thought of
  • beautiful mixed media techniques you can use again and again
  • a little less junk, we’ll dip into your stash
  • all new lessons for 2019


  • ALTERED BOOK JOURNAL. You’ll learn to transform an old, hardcover book into an AMAZING art journal. You’ll not only transform the outside but the inside, as well. It will be ready for holding all of the AMAZING art journal pages and gratitude you will create during this workshop.

Here's a peek at our previous Gratitude Junk Journals!

Check out our fabulous list of instructors below. Art shown is not the lesson being taught but a representative of their art style.


Alexa Doebler is a self-taught mixed media artist living in Holland, Michigan with her husband & 2 kids. Before venturing into the art world, Alexa was a middle school English teacher for 9 years, a cake decorator, a yoga instructor & writer. Being creative & sharing that with others has always been a part of her journey throughout it all & she loves the connections made on this creative adventure called life!

Favorite Quote: I make art to show my soul I'm listening.



"I love creating, painting, sharing and inspiring budding artists into their art path.
Everyday is better with a little art. Keep your paintbrush wet!"

Add some art to your life today!



A stamper for life, Hilary Sosebee discovered the art of paper crafting in her early adulthood, venturing into scrapbooking and eventually altered art after the epiphany of "stamp off the edge of the page." Not minding getting messy fingers, she now embraces inks, watercolors, glitter, pigment crystals, texture pastes, and shimmer sprays. She enjoys teaching others, watching them enjoy discovering their own creativity, and finding a new passion bloom in their eyes. Her 12-year old son is her favorite crafting buddy and helper. She especially enjoys creating in her new craft room with a dog bed under her desk for her 3 pups to take turns napping.



Jessica Sanders is a self-taught artist and teacher, living in Houston, Texas.

Jessica has been making art her whole life. It began with paint-by-numbers with her dad, craft and painting projects with her grandmother, and progressed to painting walls, mosaics, and finally to art journaling and creative exploration - a thread of joy through her life.

Jessica’s passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes her happy to explore, to find the answer to 'what if', and to share it with her community. Her mission is to help her students experience the joy of making art with a spirit of exploration and discovery.

With open arms, Jessica invites you to go exploring with her, and experience the sheer joy of creating!



Karla Archer is a mixed media artist and bright color enthusiast, living in Birmingham, Alabama.

She was nurtured and guided in art throughout her schooling and embraced studying art in college as a profession.

It was at that level of scholarly critique that Karla began to doubt herself and her artistic voice. Her doubts were magnified due to a professor’s semester-long subjective critiques and her creative flame went out.

In 2014, after doing a 30-day personal blog series sharing her history of panic attacks and anxiety, Karla was directed towards some artists who use their art to help cultivate and support their wellbeing and to encourage others to do the same.

Through that sharing community and environment, Karla learned to embrace, encourage and accept the artist she’d always been.

Karla's art has since become an extension of her therapy as she works through memories of abuse and trauma and she aims to help others also see and experience the benefits of a creative practice regardless of the level of skill they believe they have.

She believes the journey never ends and creating art heals.



Nicole Watson is a Midwest girl who married a Southern boy now living in Austin, Texas. Art has always been part of her … from collecting random bits of paper at a young age, to selling her first painting in high school, then discovering mixed media while studying art and design in college. Other stops along her art journey include scrapbooking, card making, freelance photography, and layout/graphic design. Creating in her studio and sharing her work with others gives her life, purpose, and is healing to her soul. She has been on several design teams including Donna Downey Studios, ArtFoamies, Shawn Petite, Brush Magazine, and N*Studio.


Hi I'm Sarah, and I'm a self-proclaimed weirdo. I am an avid art journal collector (seriously, I have SO MANY JOURNALS), and my one true dream is to fill them all before I die. Since I make a new one almost every month, I'm assuming that means I'll live forever. I am continually obsessed with watercolors, gold leaf, stencils, and shiny rocks.

My journals are my safest space for my weirdest, messiest self - a place to hold my ugliest thoughts, my sweetest wishes, and my strangest dreams. I work hard to work in there without judgment or restriction (some days are harder than others) and to let things come as they will.



I'm Susanne Rose from Germany, mum of two lovely kids and a full time crafter, mixed media artist and the owner of Rubber Dance Art Stamps.

I started painting with acrylics when I was about 15 years old. I took a break from "messing around" after my study because I started with photography and some graphic design. After my daughter was born, I became a scrapbooker and my passion started growing. Now I love creating cards, mini albums, art journal pages and different mixed media pieces. I am addicted to stamps, dies, colors and papers! My style is most of the time very colorful. I try to express my mood in everything I do.


Your Instructor

Tiare Smith Woods
Tiare Smith Woods

Tiare Smith is a mixed media artist and instructor.

Born with art in her heart she lost her way from her art for 18 years. It came back to her life in a burst of emotion and anxiety. By practicing techniques of love, positive self talk, and action which have helped her to overcome other areas of struggle, she now enjoys her art in a free and inspiring way.

She inspires creatives to embrace their inner artist while also nurturing their hearts and memories.

She has not only been featured on HGTV but has had numerous works published in a variety of crafting magazines and blogs.

She aims to help women embrace the artist within through lessons infused with love, happiness, confidence and creativity, empowering them to experience and express their art more freely.

Course Curriculum

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  Day 1 Making Your Gratitude Junk Journal
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  Day 2: A Question of Gratitude
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  Day 3: Quote of Gratitude
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  Day 4 with Susanne Rose
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  Day 5: A Reason for Gratitude
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  Day 6 with Jessica Sanders
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  Day 7: A Question of Gratitude
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  Day 8 with Tiare Smith
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  Day 9 of Gratitude
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  Day 10 A Reason for Gratitude
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  Day 11 With Ayala Art
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts November 1, 2019 and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Students will have "lifetime" access to the replays and preloaded content. Lifetime means the lifetime of the class. However, some courses may be retired after 24 plus months
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We do not issue refunds for this course because once you pay for the class, you have instant access to the available content. We ask that you read all the details on this page and purchase mindfully..

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