Supplies for Stationery Nerds and Journal Lovers (at a Scrapbook Site)

I'm a stationery nerd, a lover of journaling of all kinds, a pen fanatic, a lover of calligraphy and lettering, real mail, washi tape, stickers, etc.  I know that many of you are, too. If you are into journals, planners, pens, lettering,  etc., read on.

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While I get my supplies for all of these passions from many different sources, one surprising resource is  Surprising, because I haven't been doing as much traditional scrapbooking as I used to, and I didn't realize for some time how many products for journaling were available there. My scrapbooking supplies have always done double duty for my journaling and other papercrafts, of course. 

I thought some of my kindred spirits would enjoy knowing about it!  

This isn't my own photo. It's by Estee Janssens from Unsplash, but it includes some of the artistic aspects of journaling that I enjoy (lettering, stamping, watercolor, stickers.)  Of course, the actual journaling is most important, though!  

I've always liked the creative aspect of displaying photos in special books, with journaling and hand lettering. My kids always loved to look at our pictures in those kind of photo books the best (and still do.)   

As the years went on, I didn't make as much time for extensive scrapbooking anymore.  I do something a bit similar in  my journals, using tiny phone photos I print with  my Canon Ivy (mobile mini photo printer), but I do hope to make time for some simple scrapbooks, too.  Now that my craft area is almost to a point that I can call it organized, I'm excited to actually get my crafting mojo back.

Here are some of my favorite categories at and how I use the products for lots of things besides (and including!) scrapbooking:

Washi Tape   It's great to use as dividers on journal pages, for decorating envelopes, for decorating journal pages, etc. 

Brush Markers  There are several brands of brush markers at, including 2 of my favorites, Tombow and Faber Castell. Large markers are great for making headers and titles, highlighting, and watercoloring.  Small markers are great for smaller headings, quotes, and more.

They have several wonderful lettering sets, also.  I really love this one. It has 4 brush markers and 2 small point markers, in pretty colors. 

Stencils Stencils are such a fun way to decorate journal pages.  They're fast and fun. They're not just for those who don't like to draw, either. They're a great addition to your creative stash. Use them to decorate your journals and envelopes and for backgrounds.

Journals   I like that has many styles of journals and notebooks.  I have several different types that I use for different kinds of journaling.

Planners  In addition to several kinds of planners, there are date stamps, rubber stamps, stickers, etc., geared toward planners.  I tend to just use a binder as my planner, but the planner supplies are fun, especially if you decorate your planner.

Traveler's Notebooks  The traveler's notebooks at the site are varied and pretty.

Paper  There is a lot of paper at the site for scrapbooking (of course), that works equally well for decorating journals, making envelopes, making notebooks and notebook inserts, etc.  They have anything from natural, organic designs to whimsical, bright designs, seasonal patterns, etc.  I like to tear the paper to use in my journals, and I like to make envelopes and mini-books with the paper too.

Recently, I've  switched from buying paper pads to buying individual sheets. This is one of my favorites.    While I don't get as much paper for the money as buying pads, there is much less paper to store and/or go unused. If you tend to use most of the pages in the pads, though, pads are a better value.

There are also some free classes at the site, including a brush lettering class from Kelly, of Kelly Creates, so it's definitely worth a visit, whether you buy anything or not. 

What are some of your favorite journaling supplies? 

Linking to:

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Creatively Crafty at Try It, Like It

Artsy Fartsy Mama

Creative Complulsions at My Bijou Life

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Friendship Friday at Create with Joy

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The Cottage Market

Scraptastic Saturday at Scrapality

Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom

Snickerdoodles Create, Bake, Make at Eye Love Knots

Creatively Crafty at Try It, Like It

Wonderful Wednesday at OMHG

Wow Me Wednesday at Gingersnap Crafts

Creative Crafts at Creatively Beth

Create, Bake, Grow, and Gather at Shabby Art Boutique

Unlimited Monthly Link Party at Grammy's Grid

Happy Now at Jenerally Informed

Inspire Me Monday at Mostly Blogging

Happiness is Homemade at Decor Craft Design

Anything Goes at My Random Musings

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  1. So much gorgeousness. Scarlet loves these supplies!

    1. A kindred spirit! She has such a creative family!

  2. I used to write in a journal everyday, but I never got creative with it. I love the idea of mixing in different scrapbooking elements. One of these days I will pull all of my papers and embellishments out, and get back into card making. This makes me miss it. Hehe.


    1. I used to make cards a lot too! Yes, all of these goodies are great for that. I used to make more time for all of this fun, so I'm trying to make more time for it now.

  3. Oh my goodness, I am so excited I found your blog through Thursday Favorite Things linkup... I signed up for three free courses on! Two watercolor basic courses and a brush lettering. I have taken classes on both in the past (in-person, not virtual) but would love to brush up (pun intended) my skills! Thanks for sharing all of these resources and products!


    1. I'm so glad you're here, Elena! Thank you for your sweet words! I was so thrilled when I found those classes too!

  4. Well, I must confess that I am a stationery nerd as well. I know that I don't need anymore, but somehow it seems to find me. I use to scrapbook, but with everything digital now, my kids have kind of taken over! I do enjoy getting my scrapbooks out and looking at them every now and then, and I have found that my grandkids love to look at them with me.

    1. The stationery stuff always seems to find me too, Amy. I've been that way for so many years!

  5. I am going to have to check this place out. Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!


    1. Thanks for hosting, Michelle!

  6. I'm not into lettering, but I would like one of those lettering sets just for writing out addresses on envelopes or gift cards! I always feel like a regular ink pen is so boring! Thanks for sharing!


    1. I agree, Carrie - I think pretty ink colors are so much nicer than boring ink. Thanks for reading!

  7. Lots of cute supplies! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 20, open until January 26 at 12:05 am. Shared on social media.

  8. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 21, open until February 26.

    1. Thank you so much, Dee! I really appreciate it, and you made my day!!


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