I have something fun to share with you today. This is my new 2013 planner/everything kinda journal inspired by Alisa Burke. I loved her idea and what she was doing with hers and had to make one with my own twist to it. My journal will be monthly and full of all the fun things I see, collage, sketch, plan and more all squeezed into just ONE JOURNAL. This was the only empty sketchbook I had at the time so it's pretty big and I have to admit am having a hard time filling it all up as first planned. Will go smaller with the other months and might even combine some months just to make it easier when needed.
On the front I used some scrapbook paper and decorative tape to make it all pretty. Inside there is tabs labeling all my sections and room to add more if needed. The one think I LOOOOOVED about Alisa's planner is she added lots of her art to the pages, so I did a one piece but need to do lots more for the next journals. So are you ready for a peak!!
I want to have a poem, a story, anything that makes me happy and sounds like me to be on the first page each month. This is what I found right away and glued it down. I love this list and sounds just like January to me.
Here is the calender page I made. Simple which is what I NEED. Each month will be a different color or theme to go with that month. THis one is all blue because it's cold out for us. I also LOVED this little sentiment and added it do the page. Click on it to see better.
This is the only homemade art page I added to this. It's one of Sienna's paintings and I LOVE having it here to remind me of her. This is my to do list pages, have really slacked off on listing things and doing more of them. Let's just skip to the next page, lol
This is my sketching section, my goal is to sketch more this year. Some of them will be from magazines and others from what I think of and see in our house. I LOVE LOVE that this is part of my journal. Will be fun to look back each month to see what I did. These will be just quick 5mt sketches while having a snack or sitting for a few minutes, NO STRESS and PERFECTION just FUN!!
My next sketch page, love doing the flowers from the image in a magazine. Just decided to do a small part of it. Hoping to do more before the end of the month.
This is my THANKFUL SECTION....LOVE LOVE it and have to have this. I try to write a few things everyday. Have more plans on bringing the kids/Rich into a thankful/gratitude journal for this year too. If we can get it started. Each day I count my blessings and feel so lucky to have so much and just writing it down each day fills my heart with more love and joy. This will always be a BIG part of my life now.
This is my VERRRRRY COOLEST idea I think in this journal. It is the start of my COLLAGE section. Instead of putting all my paper things into PL this year they will all get collaged onto a page in my journal. LOOOOOVE IT soooooooooo much!! I'm weird and crazy I know but seriously just looking at this shows a little story bit by bit of our month!!! As you can see everything is perfectly collaged on here, no layers so I need to work on smashing it all together,lol Did I mention how much I love this page!!
This is my first REAL collage pages. Inspired by Donna Downey who does COLLAGE MONDAYS on her blog. Well I think it's time to start doing this with her instead of just looking at hers each week. I'm going back to the very start of her doing this and making my own. NO STRESS NO STRESS ONLY FUN FUN FUN is allowed. I LOVE this page! My blog friend Karen Grunberg started her first collages last year and I might add hers to my journal too.
This is my second collage page from Donna. Using scrapbook paper, especially one your've hanging on to and not using. This paper is soooo pretty and I just couldn't use it/tear it/cut it up but finally it has a HOME. Didn't want to add too much on here to cover all the prettyiness so just a few SIMPLE GOODIES!! I could stare at this page all day and be so HAPPY!!
Here is something for fun, kinda like a DIY project section/ DREAM section.... would love to turn my computer stand into this. NEAT AND PRETTY!! Wish me luck on this and if I get to it you know there will be photos to share.
So there is your look inside my FAVORITE JOURNAL RIGHT NOW!! Last year I had journals all over the place for my ideas/art/thankfuls and such. This year they are all together in ONE PLACE ONE JOURNAL that sits right on my kitchen table to use everyday. I love love this so much, thanks Alisa for inspring me to make one.
Thanks again for all the sweet and encouraging comments on my last post. UPDATE ON THE FLU... so far Renee and Sam are the only ones still healthy, keep your fingers crossed please. I'm doing so much better now, thanks for your feel good wishes.
Happy Weekend everyone! HUGS!!
My name is Dawn. This is where I will record my family's everyday memories with Project Life. This album kit is made by the awesome Becky Higgins. It is my favorite way to capture my family's everyday memories. Follow along with me during this journey for 2010.