Mixed Media Cards

Time to share another FREE printable!

I love making mixed media journal cards and have started creating birthday cards in the same style.  Recently, I was requested to make a video teaching how I make them and it is available on my YouTube channel.

I decided to provide some of my favorites as a printable you can use in your art or Bible journaling, with Project Life, or to write a quick note on and give to a friend.  How you use them is up to you, but they are for personal use only.

Faith, Hope and Love – Journal Cards


Developing Your Style – Start with YOU!


“The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge.” – Plato

“Who am I in the midst of all this thought traffic?” – Rumi

It is important to ask questions and reflect on the answers you develop in order fully know who you are and what motivates you in the areas of Service (which I identify as Being), Syle (identified as Body) and Scholarship (identified as Brain).  

Being is how you identify yourself in relation to your contribution to the world.  It encompasses your platform which identifies the type of SERVICE you share with people and organizations.  Your BEING can be identified as your purpose; your personal mission statement and ultimately defines your STYLE.   

Brain is your (SCHOLARSHIP) educational pursuits, both personally and professionally.  Additionally, it covers areas of personal development to include your TALENT.  

Body is a large category that includes the areas of health and fitness, as well as your physical environment.  The sum of these three parts (Being, Body, Brain/Service, Style, Scholarship) is also categorized under Body/Style.  You, your style, your image is a brand and is the output of all the other factors contributing to the definition of who you are.  STYLE, then, is HOW you relate to the outside world; your family, friends, school, and community.

Hopefully, you can see how important the knowledge of who you are and what you value.  It is not only important to your core identity but it is extremely helpful in determining the what and how you plan to give, do, and be during your year of SERVICE as Miss (Local/State).

What do you know about you?  How can you share your unique gifts, talents, skills, and abilities with your community and the world at large?  Download this FREE Style Inventory and to get started on identifying your personal brand. 


What comes to mind when you think of style?  How do you define style?  Perhaps a better question is, how do you define your style?  Style encompasses the ‘how’ you do something.  Style is not just how you dress or how you style your hair, but style is also how you walk, how you talk – your behaviors and mannerisms.  And style all begins with how you think!

How you think about yourself and the world around you are fundamental in shaping your personal style.  For example, an individual who loves animals and chooses to eat a vegan diet and abstain from wearing clothes manufactured from animal skins will have a different style than an individual whose priorities in life are not aligned in the same manner and therefore wears products made from animals.  Neither is inherently right or wrong, just a personal choice that is reflected in their lifestyle and thus defines their style.

As you can see from the example above, thoughts are powerful in shaping your individual style.  Are your thoughts positive or negative?  These thoughts will lay the groundwork for all of your choices.  Your choices eventually display themselves in how you dress, how you walk, how you talk and the activities and organizations you are involved in.  Yes, these are all considered a part of your ‘style’ and your style is uniquely your own.

Additionally, style is expressed through body language, those nonverbal cues that subtly signal information to others more powerfully than words.  Those subtle messages can communicate what is often referred to as ‘je ne sais pas’ which translated means “I don’t know.”  However, when used to describe a person’s characteristics it means the quality of being or possessing something indescribable, as in “She has that certain je ne sais pas.” You may have also heard the phrase referred to as ‘IT’ – as in “She has the ‘IT’ factor.” This essence of style is not something than can be taught or bought.  It is a state of being and is rooted in a person’s image of themselves  – how they think about themselves and the world around them.  This way of thinking permeates their every choice.

Your style is constantly communicating a message to the world about you.  Style is the way of saying who you are without having to say a word.

What does your style communicate to others?

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Check back next week for a worksheet on developing your personal style and translating it into a brandable image.



Organization for the “Miss” Lifestyle – FREE PRINTABLE


You are busy.  You have goals.  You need a way to organize your busy life and reach your goals.  The Organized Miss was developed with you in mind.

To celebrate getting the site live and to motivate myself to keep working, I designed a free printable for you!   I love gifts and sharing the planner stickers I make and use to help stay on task with my goals is one of the greatest gift I can give you.

I have been using planners in some form or another for years, but earlier this year I was introduced to the Happy Planner and took a big swan drive into pretty planning.  Not only is it encouraging and motivating, it can be quite relaxing and therapeutic to design your day with colorful decorations.

This printable was designed for the Large Happy Planner, as it had been difficult for me to find many in that size.  My struggle is your gain.  Just click on the image below and save, print and cut!

TOM WKLY - Miss Teal

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