Currently | Community Member: Rachel

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Take five minutes to tell your ‘right-now’ story.

What are you currently reading, watching, and loving? Write it down!

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The Story:

In late 2012, I was playing around with the idea of a weekly journaling introspective that was super easy to complete. I created a simple journaling card with the prompts already listed. Each week I grab a card and spend just a few minutes filling it out.

Over the past year, the #CurrentlyList community has exploded on instagram and in our brand new facebook group. Today I am excited to have Rachel M from Happy Scrappy Appy here to share her Currently List!

Community Member: Rachel M

As the mother of a busy toddler, I have enjoyed completing Currently Journaling cards on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis in order to capture a quick snapshot of our daily life.

I try to complete a Currently card each week on Sunday in order to have a bit of consistency. Some weeks I complete more than one card and some weeks fly by without a card at all. I have a few colors of the physical cards and have a version saved on my phone for times when I am separated from my supplies and want to jot a few things down!

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When I complete physical card, I love to switch the color of ink to reflect the mood of the week or the match the photos that I know will surround the card. When I use the digital copy on my phone, I will use the Rhonna Designs App to add text and embellish the card a bit and then I will print it out when I print my photos for the week. Before the cards actually make it into my album, I usually share them on Instagram (@Rheart2you) and/or in the Facebook Group (Rachel Leanna).

This year in terms of documenting our lives I am trying something new; combining all of my pocket pages and 12×12 layouts into one album called my Album of Awesomeness. I slide in the completed Currently cards alongside printed photos in pocketed pages. With this method, I give myself the freedom and permission to embellish the pocket pages as much or as little as I have time for.

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Having a Currently card completed allows me to document the everyday moments on a consistent basis, which helps save time when I have the chance to sit down with my supplies and document our life!

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I am 29 years old, wife to Ryan, mama to Millie, and cat mommy to Eureka Burrito. I work in mental health and incorporate creativity into my counseling role as often as I can. I believe in the healing nature of creativity and art. In my free time I craft, cook, and teach dance. I can be found on Twitter (@Rheart2you), Instagram (@Rheart2you), on my blog (www.happyscrappyappy.blogspot.com) and on Facebook. (Due to the nature of my profession, some of my social media is set to private, but I will happily accept requests from fellow Currently listers and other crafty folks!)

 

How to Get Started:

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This Month’s Featured Card:

April 2014: Spartan Green

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This month’s Featured Card is available for purchase in both Physical and Digital form.

 

Share a link to your #CurrentlyList in the comments below.