Thursday, April 23, 2009

Junk Journals Still

I'm STILL making those junk journals....
I have started piles for 3 different ones.... one is going to be about polka dots and circles, another is blue and another is pink - I know a lot of pregnant women right now.
Below is my desk....I have one other journal that I just completed for a friend..it's on the left. And to the right is the possible beginnings of another... just thought you'd like to see my desktop. I like to see your desktops!
See below how I fold the insides in.... someone taught a class on that ... or one of Teresa's Ezines or something. Anyway... not my creation, but I like it as it makes the paper a little stronger where you bind it.
In the above background you can see where I've started making some little baskets out of peat cups. Saw that on Artsy Mama's A Year of Color.
...and below is the journal I received from Mardi in the Christian Paper Artists Yahoo Group Cereal Box Journal Swap that started me making all of these non-stop! I leave mine pretty blank that I give away.... Mardi's is more embellished.

9 comments:

Cindy Ericsson said...

Hey, girl! Love the pretty pictures of everything you're working on! I'm having a day of playing "Mama Taxi" so I'm hoping to have a night of sewing journals.

Nathalie Thompson said...

You are SO ORGANIZED! I love the folded page idea-- also helps with giving some breathing room for lumpy pages.

Ashlyn said...

I'm just in love with these journals! I'm so inspired by you and Nathalie's work!

I'm going to start saving things and making one for myself. Thanks for a great idea!!!
Hugs, Ashlyn

natalea said...

you can never have enough, or make enough journals, if you ask me!
xo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OK, I couldn't wait another minute, I've started a little one. I opened my Trader Joe Calcium Chews and the box was much too good to throw away. I thought it might be a notebook to carry in the car for jotting notes and such. Love what you're making, thanks to you and Nathalie, I've been bitten :) Sorry I kept calling them junk journals, wonder where I got that? Of course, 'junk' is very high on my list of good things!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wait a minute, you call them junk journals....LOL....OK it's late I'd better call it a night!

Margaret said...

ooo... so love pics of worktops, you have some very cool projects on the go at the moment, love the folder page idea, not only does it make it stronger but gives another edge to decorate fab!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What work top? I hardly ever see mine! Had to come back for another look at your journal. Folding the pages over is smart! great shorthand page!

Sunshine sure is a pretty bird, too bad you can't snap a picture outside his little cage.

Jeanie said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait to get creative again. The old arm is just about ready to take on paint and glue!

Your desk is so neat. Someday I'll show mine, but I have to do an overhaul first -- just to get close to the desk part!