The journal I am working in the most lately is one that I made very easily... I wanted to try these notebooks that are similar to the moleskines I usually use, but A5 size (a little wider). It was the same size as a journal I had by Lisa Stickley, but didn't love the thickness or paper... so I cute the cut the covers off and adhered them to the covers of my notebook. I added some pretty tape to the spine, and some elements to the cover and viola!
I need to use some gel medium to keep the tape on the spine down, but didn't want to delay in sharing the journal with you.
Here are the spreads inside... I always seem to need to make some time of title page (right) and how to get in touch with me in case I lose it (left):
note that I do not always finish one before moving on to the next, and will go back and add to the unfinished ones at random times:
Under the subpages and flaps:
You may have seen this on instagram a while back...
Word harvests (phrases I come across that I love):
Up close musings:
Story + Champagne:
Under flaps and subpages:
Fun with old envelopes:
Pup page and color chart:
When string is pulled:
The lady on the right is from an old fashioned game reprinted by FG & Co.:
I made all parts of her a subpage:
I used another top piece under the top sub flap:
I had a lot of fun with this spread:
That is about all in it for now!
Next up - Fun announcements for iPhone users, My Minneapolis/Handmade U souvenir journal, Parlour Journal class kit details and blog, and some other random bits - so stay tuned!
Oh, and I have one last collaged box of vintage dennison labels up on etsy up for grabs: