'Enjoy The Little Things' Quote as Photo Overlay in PicMonkey and Decorating A Binder

Enjoy The Little Things In Life – Photo Overlay & Binder

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

For this hour I decided to concentrate on appreciating the little things in life. This was one of the aims when I made ‘Focus’ my word for the year (original layout HERE), so this quote was a perfect one to keep reminding me what’s really important in life.

'Enjoy The Little Things' Quote as Photo Overlay in PicMonkey and Decorating A Binder

The quote reads:

‘Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back and realise they were the big things’

It’s by Robert Brault (you can read about him and how this quote is often wrongly attributed to someone else HERE).

I took a photo where my kids looked cute but the background was a bit messy and uninspiring, and I turned it into something so much prettier! The ‘before’ is on the left, and the ‘after’ is on the right:

Before and After adding overlays in PicMonkey

And then I printed the photo out (just onto copy paper using my laser printer) and used it to decorate a binder:

Enjoy The Little Things Binder at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you’d like to see my process, including editing out the background of the photo and adding the overlays in PicMonkey, and how I decorated the binder, then watch this video (you can also watch it on YouTube HERE):


The binder is where I keep my blog planner. Now when I’m stressing out over blog issues I can shut the binder and remind myself to go and spend some quality time with the children.

Are you good at focusing on the little things in life? Had you heard of this quote before, or do you know of another that I might like?

Be Inspired:

Find a ‘focus’ related quote and use it on your next project

Make a photo border with washi tape, glitter tape, or ribbon (or all three!)

Add some text & picture overlays to a photo, digitally or physically

Bye for now, I’ll see you again in an hour!

Jennifer x

  • Annie

    Fabulous idea Jennifer – I love PicMonkey! x

    May 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm
  • Lovely idea, perfect for a planner!

    May 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super idea….might have to give PicMonkey a whirl!!!!

    May 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm
  • Interesting how you use picmonkey, a lot of the effects I have in photoshop so shall have to give this a go

    May 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Great idea to pair that quote & photo together & put it where you’ll see it often as a reminder!

    May 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm
  • Frances

    So love what you did with the photo! Amazing Jennifer.

    May 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm
  • oooh could not agree more!!! Look at these precious faces… and what a wonderful binder to remind you of this.
    Love the whole idea!!!

    May 16, 2015 at 5:38 am
  • Linda Reilly

    Fantastic what you did with photo got a lot of photos with bad background xxx

    May 16, 2015 at 7:45 am
  • sometimes Jennifer you just totally come up with new ideas and amaze me (probably quite often…I am not very good at thinking up new ideas!) this is one of them and yet another photo I guessed incorrectly xxx

    May 16, 2015 at 7:56 am
  • Dawn Cheshire

    Such a fabulous tutorial, not come across picmonkey before so will have to have an investigation some time

    May 16, 2015 at 9:02 am
  • another super idea x I have heard this saying before and its so true!

    May 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  • LeAnne S

    That is one of my favorite quotes. The binder is a great idea.

    May 17, 2015 at 3:52 am
  • Janet

    Love this idea. I have never tried Picmonkey but I will give it a go.

    May 17, 2015 at 11:38 am
  • That’s such a great background you’ve made.

    May 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Emily

    I love the background! I have never used PicMonkey, but now I may have to try it out.

    May 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm
  • Perfect quote – one I can relate too.
    Great idea about changing the background to the photo, it’s something I havn’t tried before – but will.

    Thank you

    May 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm
  • karenladd

    Oh, what a beautiful photo of your children! I love the hand-scribbled look of the letters in that sentiment!

    May 19, 2015 at 3:17 am
  • This is just awesome!!! THANKS for introducing me to PicMonkey!!! I love that they have a free no-registration-required option with limited (but still generous) capabilities!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    May 20, 2015 at 12:33 am
  • Natalie

    Love what you have done with your photo. Great quote too. I’ve had some clear photo stickers arrive this morning so think I might use them for this focus activity. x

    May 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm
  • Sue D

    Very cute way to decorate a binder. Thanks for the informative video too.

    May 22, 2015 at 2:39 am
  • KT Fit Kitty

    I love that quote! What a great cover for your binder! I will be checking out PicMonkey!

    May 24, 2015 at 4:13 am
  • Great project and WONDERFUL prizes! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

    May 25, 2015 at 2:46 am

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