I like to buy journals that look great and speak to this need.
If you write a lot this can be a never ending chore of looking for something to emulate how you feel and think. And if you don't write anything, the prospect of finding something that will honor those words can be an intimidating journey.
This project just might be the answer to that. It is a special place where we can write our thoughts down that is our personal space like our home decorated with the things we so love. I can survive my artsy life with out a journal but I choose not too.
And for those of you just starting to put your mind on paper, by embellishing the notebook and making it your own this can be the ritual that gets the ball rolling, a dedication to the process of it.
Another thing these are great for, is gifts for friends and family, they are inexpensive, beautiful, personal, and made from the heart. We always need ways to conserve money in these times and show we care, this is that thoughtful, dynamite looking, and special gift that will keep giving after the wrapping paper is gone.
My daughter Sunnie came up with this wonderful Journal looking for a gift for her friend Aneesha.
Composition Notebook in the size you want- this one is 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Photographs of images- Sunnie used ones that her and her friend had take at the local county fair and the one of Aneesha for the inside cover.
Glue sticks or double stick tape
Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue for heavier pieces
Rub on letters
Magazines - Sunnie used Glamour
Card Stock or assorted scrapbook papers
Paper size labels for you printer I use these to print images of my own out and cut them out and use for my stickers
First she used the card stock to cover the label on the front of the journal and glued it in to place. Then she proceeded to cut out the flowers and glue them on the front and then added some words she had cut out from the magazine. You can see that in the top picture. She also added some stickers and more things cut out from magazines that reminded her of Aneesha.
She used the Sharpies and the rub on letters to add more words and write Journal on the card stock.
She then decorated the inside cover with a picture of her friend and more words and images that have meaning for her and her friend.