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Monday, August 4, 2014

where to find journaling supplies

Since I have done posts about how I use my supplies (part one and part two), I decided to do a post about where to actually find all of this supplies for journaling. I thought some ideas might be useful to you guys.

What to look for: First stop is the dollar bins! I think pretty much all Targets have these. You can find notepads, note cards and envelopes, letter stickers, tags, labels, and even washi tape in the Target dollar bins. They are also of very high quality--not cheesy like some stuff you can find at other stores for a dollar. Target also has We R Memory Keepers journaling cards, as well as K Company's Smash Books and supplies. Plus tons of good journals and notebooks to choose from.   

What to look for: Everything! Michael's has it all, and they have many different lines to choose from. They also have dollar bins and good clearance aisles, which can yield some cheap and good stuff.
Thrift stores
What to look for: Thrift stores are great places to find random things--from scrapbook paper to note cards and envelopes to actual journals. All of those things are there, but it's often hit or miss, and thrift stores tend to be really disorganized in this department. Keep an eye out also for magazines and old books. These can be incorporated to collages.

Library book sale rooms
What to look for: Most libraries have a room or a space designated for their secondhand book sale area. You can actually find journals here--I did once; brand new and never used. Also, book sale rooms are great places to find old magazines to cut up and use for collages, as well as those little themed Hallmark books; they have great quotes and pictures in them to cut out.

Lowe's or Home Depot
What to look for: The paint chip! And they're free. :)

I hope I've given you guys some ideas on where to find good stuff for your journals.  
Where do you usually get your supplies?


  1. Such an informing post! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely pinning this post to Pinterest for future reference. :-)

    Have a blessed day!

    His Princess,

  2. I'm glad you found it useful, Bekah. :)


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