Well, another journal is complete. This one is themed, “bloom.”
Here’s how I begin compiling pieces for the each journal, which surprisingly takes a lot of time.
I changed my mind on the cover and size, and in the background you’ll see the cover of a ledger book I found in my mom’s stuff. It was a bit hard for me to use it because it had her handwriting in it, AND…I believe it was very old. It had “Judy” written in it in my mother’s handwriting. Judy was my dad’s second wife, with whom he left my mother for when I was five. So this was really hard for me to use, but it was just so perfect…
Here’s the cover, binding with brown and pink ribbon, and circle tabs:
Front inside cover and first page:
I really enjoyed the colors and patterns of this paper. I found it on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics for $5! It came with three pages of letters and a lot of punch out frames, borders, and embellishments.
I adore washi tape…I may have an unhealthy addiction to the stuff!
I love using washi tape to add layers to the paper.
I found these adorable paper clip tabs (upper left) at Office Max…they matched this theme perfectly!
I didn’t want to add too much stuff to these pages because I thought the paper itself offered a lot of possibilities, such as lined journal paper. Cute fabric pocket for index cards.
Love the polka dot washi tape from Target! And you can see the left page has another layer for journaling underneath.
Back page and inside back cover.
Now for the fun part…the back cover exposing the two sided paper with a pocket!
Take the stuff out of the pocket…
So there’s journal number 7, bloom.
5 more to go…