Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Journal Update

Not too long ago, I signed up to take a wonderful journaling e-course from Hope Wallace Karney called Nostalgic Musings. Since the class, I've been adding to my journal bit by bit and thought I would share a few pages with you that I recently completed.
The page above features a favorite quotation and a paper lace doily I tinted pink with Glimmer Mist. Then I added a pleated candy paper from one of my favorite chocolates - Frango Mints. The long tag on the right side of the page is a clothing tag from a Merona t-shirt I purchased from Target that I covered with pretty paper.
I found a rubber stamp with another favorite quote which I just stumbled upon, I think at Hobby Lobby - but I'm not 100% sure about that. The chipboard scalloped oval I cut from a cereal box using my Sizzix machine. It's that original red machine they made which I dug out to sell at a garage sale. I was playing around with it in between sales and I had so much fun I decided not to sell it afterall.
This page I just finished this morning. Hope likes to use a lot of cupcake liners in her journals and I like that look also. There are so many fun designs out there now. These two I picked up from Michael's, thanks to my sweet friend Elyse who told me about them.
I drew this little birdie free hand. He reminds me of the little wren that I told you about in this post. The "souvenir" card is from Olga's Designs, who sells the most beautiful digital art on Etsy. I attached a fabric tab to the bottom and hinged it with washi tape on the top so I can add "secret" journaling underneath.
Another cereal box scalloped oval with a graceful swan inside. The template for the swan came from the tag on a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans - the swan is the company logo.
{Did you know that Anderson Cooper is her son?}
Hope you're having a lovely day!
Signature w/rose


Connie said...

Beautiful journal! I keep tags from clothes. What a great idea to add them into a journal. I like how you used the cupcake holder behind a ticket too. xo, connie

Anonymous said...

What loveliness! Your work is simply beautiful, just like you! I am missing our NMG journal swap. Hopefully it will pick back up soon. I love the graph paper journals that you use, so much texture.
Take care and stay cool!

Karin said...

Jeanne...it's gorgeous! That's so funny you used a clothing tag...love it! I need to do a journaling class to get me going on my journal.

Becky Shander said...

Your drawings give the pages that extra dash of personality. Plus, I love the cheerful colors that you used.

Margaret said...

Sooooo beautiful Jeanne, gorgeous colours and fab style, love this journal so much. Mx

Jane said...

Really beautiful pages! Love all your ideas - cupcake wrappers, cereal boxes, tags - and the colors are gorgeous!
Jane - Jacksonville

Hope | Paper Relics said...

So happy to hear you are keeping up with journaling - these pages are wonderful! Wish I could flip through them in person!

icandy... said...

WONDERFUL, wonderful pages!
just found you on facebook! yay!!

koralee said...

Oh my this is sooooo lovely in every way! Pure inspiration. xoxoo Thanks for visiting me the other day. xoxo

Unknown said...

Jeanne ~ What a darling creation ... love the colors.

Have a beautiful summer day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Little Pink Studio said...

Jeanne, your journal pages are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Cerri xoxo

Kateyed said...

Charming, Jeanne! Just love it.

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