Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A little inspiration...

Noelia has this great inspiration journal that she keeps. And her journal inspired me to create one of my own. I looked for a sketch book like what she has but decided rather than spending money on a new book I'd use some things I already had to create one.

So I got out my bind-it-all and some heavy weight 12x18 paper I've had for ages and some cardboard from a post office box and made this journal!




I cut the paper down to 9x12 and made the covers 1/8" bigger. I had a bit of difficulty with the bind-it-all as I'm not so good at using it yet. I guess that's okay since I'm learning to let go of things being perfect.

For the front I glued down a piece of newspaper and then masked off the letters with some leftover wall pops stuff and painted over it. Then outlined it with black pen and peeled off the letters to have the newspaper show through. Now I just need to fill it with inspiring things!

Thank you for the inspiration Noelia!

9 comments:

Lynn said...

Heather,,, what a great journal. Love the idea of using newspaper and lifting the letters. I was thinking of getting the bind-it-all. hmmmmm something to think about.

I'm glad that you got the test results back for Owen. Its always good to know and you are not still waiting. I'm sure everything will be fine. Like you said... it hasn't slowed him down at all.
I hope you guys have a wonderful day.

Linda said...

Great idea for your journal!

Aimeslee said...

Love how you recycled instead of buying new! Fab job. Ugh, the BIA takes practice? Guess I better get mine out then....LOL.

Jess said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

Noelia said...

Your journal looks so cool! Love the front cover and now I want to decorate mine! So glad that I inspired you in some way :)

Anonymous said...

Heather I really want that machine....my husband says I should just use yours...say no!

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Gabrielle said...

Great idea! LOVE IT!

Maureen said...

What a wonderful idea for a journal. Love how you did the word on the cover