journals to write your heartwords

Portland, Oregon | 93 Sales


journals to write your heartwords

Portland, Oregon 93 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner The shop is temporarily closed.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 1, 2018

The shop is temporarily closed.

Grace Howes

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Grace Howes


These Hands That Create

I remember when I was a young girl getting one of those little red journals that came with a teeny, tiny lock and key. I think that started my fascination with paper and journal writing.

These days I happily create journals, notebooks, sketchbooks and photo albums by hand. My mission help others document, commemorate and celebrate Life.

And oh yeh...I have an insatiable need to surround myself with colour. This shows up in my work ..... I just can't help it.

Shop members

  • Grace Howes

    Owner, Seeker, Creator, ArtSoul-ian

    I believe is that an empty journal holds infinite unspoken potential for self discovery. I believe that functional items can and should be beautiful. My purpose is to help people discover themselves using the journal as their vessel.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2017
It is my goal to provide a positive buying experience for every customer. Please read over shop policies before making a purchase

All my journals, booklets ams custom order journals are made by hand using acid-free and archival materials. Some journal may contain upcycled or vintage papers and will state this in its description. If you have any questions about my work or a particular item feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I love making journals and hope you enjoy receiving and using them. Please be sure to READ EACH DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY and be sure ask questions BEFORE making your purchase. But, should an item not meet your expectations, please let me know within three (3) days so that we can work out a mutual solution.


If you require a refund please be sure to contact me within seven (7) days of your initial purchase. Once approved for a refund, the item needs to be shipped within two (2) days of approval, in it's new and original condition and package carefully for shipping. Please remember to add tracking and delivery confirmation when shipping. Upon receipt of the item, a refund (excluding shipping charges) will be issued in the same manner of payment was made. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.


Because I work closely with you throughout the whole order process to create your journal or book, custom orders are not refundable.
Payment are made through Etsy Direct Checkout. Choose to use Paypal or your credit card at checkout.
All items are shipped First Class USPS Mail in the United States, within 3-5 days of receiving your order.

International orders are shipped First Class Mail International. Please note, customs and/or duty fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

If you need expedited shipping through USPS Priority or Express Mail please convo me BEFORE ordering so that I can send a new invoice to reflect your new shipping charges.

Although I process your order within a certain time period, because shipping is by third party service I have no control over delayed delivery, loss or damage. Insurance can be purchased if you so choose. Please be sure to indicate this in the memo box at checkout so I can send out a new invoice to reflect these new charges.
Additional policies and FAQs

If you need a more personalized journal, book or photo album I am more than happy to work with you to create a custom item. I will need a little more information from you to start the process so please convo me. Please be sure to include you email address so that I can email you the Custom Order Questionnaire.

Using your questionnaire we will work together to create your custom journal, changes can be made at this stage. Within 3-5 days of finalizing your design I will email you an estimate, an approximate completion date and create a separate custom listing for you in the shop. Once the listing has been purchased I will order any necessary supplies and give you a firm date for completion and shipping.


If you find you need the order sooner that the expected completion date, convo me to see I can accommodate your request. Please note: there will be a 15% rush order fee.