Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's All ABout Me!

Today I am participating in Natasha Burns, It's All About Me Swap & Party.
Sweet Natasha came up with this wonderful twist on all the swaps out there in blogland. She described it like this:

"The idea of this is that you create for fun's sake. You will make something for yourself to keep and enjoy. You will do the project that you've been saying that you will do. You'll try out that new thing that you've been wanting to try out. It will be all about you."

I don't know about you, but I am always so busy making things for swaps or friends or to sell in my Etsy Shop that I very rarely have time to make something special for myself. So I thought this would be a great way to make that happen. I'd be able to use some of that vintage lace, pretty millinery flowers, lovely ribbons and dreamy wallpapers that I've been saving for projects that I send out to other's and use them to make a treasure for myself.

Several weeks ago I signed up for Heather's online class called, A Beautiful Life. (I believe she is keeping this class going thru November, so you still have plenty of time to sign up and make one for yourself!) Heather is so very talented, so of course each lesson was more glorious than the next. I know a lot of you out there took the same class and created the most beautiful journals. Well, as usual I had a ton of things on my to-do list and put the project on the back burner. . . until Natasha came up with her It's All About Me idea and I decided to set aside a day to finish my Beautiful Life Journal just for ME!
So here it is. . . .
















Now that you've seen my It's All about Me project, you can check out all the
others right here.

34 comments:

Lori said...

Jeanne, your journal is gorgeous!!! Heather really inspired a lot of us to do something special for ourselves...i just LOVE so much how you layered that lace for your cover...it looks SO pretty...and the flower you used is a stunner...i really like how you used the glitter on the frame for your sampler page....you have some made glitter skill there...i can never keep those lines straight...beautiful work my friend!!!

Lori said...

"mad glittering skill"


yep, that's what i meant to say...

soozeedoozee said...

Jeanne, Such beautiful vintage and nostalgic touches... the entire journal is simply lovely. It inspires me to go to the studio!
Thanks for sharing :>)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love your lacy cover!!! Your whole journal is beautiful! I HAVE got to set aside time to finish mine.

LiLi M. said...

I love your journal! I think Heather can be very proud too when she returns from Florida. All 'her' journals turned out gorgeous, a true memento!

Little Pink Studio said...

Jeanne, your journal is beautiful!
xoxo, Cerri

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Jeanne!!! Your journal is absolutely to die for!! I LOVE everything you did!! I so agree with Lori, your glittering skills are amazing! Mine never turns out right, lol! I love your collage pages so much, your details are just perfect, beautiful job!!
Hugs,
Amy

Queen of Dreamsz said...

This journal is so beautiful and artistic indeed! I love all the ribbon and sheet music...well, everything!! Just lovely. :0)

If you have stopped by my place, please do...

Hugs,
Stephanie

Connie said...

How lovely, sweetpea! That truly is beautiful. You did great on it. Nice to meet you also. I'm a bit late getting around today but I'm trying my best, sugar!
xoxo,
Connie

Cola's Cottage said...

Jeanne ~ what fun it has been to see everyones journals and yours is exquisite! I love how you embellished it with glitter too. Seeing it makes me wish I had joined that workshop too : )

Many hugs ~ Nichole

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Jeanne, your journal is SOOOOO beautiful!!! I LOVE the lace and flower you used on the front cover. ALL of the pretty little bits you used are beautiful!! Your sampler pages look so pretty... and that blue velvet is SO yummy on the friend page. ;))

Thanks for the sweet email you sent me earlier too... I am so happy you loved making your journal!!

xoxo Heather

Pearl said...

You certainly did a terrific job with your art journal... it's Lovely! So many yummy embellishments 'n glitter... a real treasure!
Hope you're enjoying the
swap as much as I am!
~ blessings ~
Pearl
please stop by for
a visit, and enter to
win one of my give~aways!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I think your journal is so pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us. Enjoy your day! Twyla

Sue said...

Your journal turned out wonderful. I really love the vintage images you used.

Gerry said...

Just gorgeous, Jeanne. Your IT'S ALL ABOUT ME is a beautiful piece of work, I know you'll enjoy it and think of Natasha's wonderful idea for a party so we're able to meet others.
I joined your FOLLOWERS

Natasha Burns said...

Jeanne your journal is exquisite!!! Even though Heather took us through the steps and gave us images and backgrounds, everyone's journals are unique and beautiful! Your pink and green millinery on the front just screamed out at me, they're exactly my idea of perfection! You have such a great eye for putting things together. Thanks so much for joining in, I'm so glad you set aside that day to finish your journal for you!

Jacaranda Artesanias said...

Yor "It's all about me" post is so beautiful!!!

I love it!

Marie Antionette said...

A very beautiful journal.Your work is wonderful.Love it.XXOO Marie Antionette

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh your journal turned out just lovely! I absolutely adore the cover with the lace, ribbons and images. I can see some of the same illustrations, but you put your own twist and style to this so very nicely. It's just beautiful!

Blessings,
Kitty

Sandy Michelle said...

Everyone seems to have treated themselves to the lovely tutorial! I love how your turned out! What a keesake!

Sandy xox

The French Bear said...

Wow, what a beautiful journal!!! I see more of these everyday, I may have to try one!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is so lovely! Beautiful ribbons and trims.

Dogwood said...

Wow...wow again! Your journal is so sweet. I love it. You did a great job with your project. I hope to make an embellished journal this winter. Enjoy.

Juanita said...

So beautiful and elegant. I love the colors and the lushness of the textures and glitter! Just lovely!

The White Bench said...

Oh Jeanne, your journal is simply fabulous! Love all the precious details. It looks like you had much fun making it!
Have a terrific we, and thanks for your lovely comment too.
Monica.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your journal is gorgeous! Aren't they fun to make? I enjoy seeing everyones and lovin' each one for the sweet memories tucked inside. Heather is the BEST and so is Natasha for coming up with this challenge. It is so nice to meet you!
Sharon

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your journal is gorgeous! Aren't they fun to make? I enjoy seeing everyones and lovin' each one for the sweet memories tucked inside. Heather is the BEST and so is Natasha for coming up with this challenge. It is so nice to meet you!
Sharon

sweetscarlett said...

There is nothing I like better than vintage items so combining them together to make something so personal for yourself, to me is just fabulous. Lovely work!
Cheers,
Maggie

The Rose Room said...

Your journal is beautiful. I have enjoyed seeing what everyone did with the images Heather gave you to use! The perfect all about me project! Rachaelxo

Rose Brier Studio said...

I really like your journal. It is so unique and original. What a fun thing to use for "all about me!"
~Marilee

Bettyann said...

Your journal is so beautiful, creative and inspiring..thanks..

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

What an inspiration you and art are! I absolutely love your work.
Thanks for sharing
Maureen

cindy said...

These turned out so beautiful! I saw Lori's too! You gals just did a gorgeous job!

-c
yapping cat

Alison Gibbs said...

Jeanne your journal is gorgeous. I did my journal from Heathers tutorial for natahsa party too.
It is amazing how different everyones journals look. All so special
Alison

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