Anyway, a while back I found a bunch of Lisa Stickley journal covers on clearance at Home Goods and I wish I grabbed more - I used my last one for this Moleskine, cutting the cover down to size (and removing the spine) and adhering it to the covers of the Moleskine and adding adhesive book binding tape (Paper Source sells it in fun colors) to the spine.
I added some pretty ladies, and the phrase "beautiful, sweet and true" to the cover (above). The sweet and true came from an 1800's primer book.
Okay - enough about the lines and the cover! Let's peek inside:
I tend to always make the inside cover informational in case I ever misplace my journal. And the first page always seems to be a sort of cover page, declaring what is inside.
I always turn to the same journaling staples - some have been added, but I still use most of what I declared my staples in this post back in 2010! Old paper, coffee filters, pretty tape, vintage labels, letter stickers and anagrams, etc and you will see a lot in this journal so far.
Above shows the underside of the vocabulary card flaps I made.
this spread is unfinished - I will go back to it at some point - I need to do some journaling on the left.
Here is a close up, similar to the shot I posted on Instagram last week.
Above is the tip of another page - some heart's thoughts- it is still in progress, and a bit personal so I showed what I could. I used vintage/antique anagrams and a vintage label maker. The page is layered coffee filters of different colors.
Lastly, here is a spread I made starting with a cover sheet to some 1800's sheet music. This quote has been playing over and over in my head and I needed to journal it again.