More about journals today, but first, PRINT THOSE PHOTOS! You may have noticed that Sarah left a comment on my last post saying that she must print her photos - yes Sarah - print them, please! Urban myth or not, that story going around about the lady who was burgled and had her computer stolen with her wedding photos on it - oh the horror! Apparently she hadn't got around to printing the photos she wanted or even putting them onto a disc. Even if it is a myth it could happen.
Because I have so many albums and journals (I know this comes as no surprise), and we live in such a high fire danger area, being in the forest, I have all my favorite photos on discs (yes, labelled and dated!) because at least I could grab this in an emergency (but boy would I have a LOT of scrapbooking to re-do!). So if you only print as required at least put things onto disc.
The journal that I want to show you today is my Creative Journal 2006, kind of a photo diary of my work and things that I was planning in 2006:
Using one of those binders once again, I added some paint, 7gypsies month tape, made some tags (using left over 3 sisters fabric with the selvedge), added some ricrac and a few embellishments (too much glue on those embellishements but who cares really) and stamps, and those divine 7gypsies metal corners. Then I made 12 months worth of dividers adding in my own scribbles,rub-ons, and some monthly 7gypsies tape:
I used a double sided card that is a 'photo' of fabric with stitching on one side(by MemoriesComplete called 'sweet tea'), and ribbons on the other side:
I used the other side of each divider as a place to jot down what I did each month. Then the pages in the binder are very similar to the ones in the binder on the DVD (see left column):
this one was a basic page (I make loads of these)and then this one was a 'pocket style foldover page':
I had a lot of fun with this journal and used up lots of my scrapbooking 'scraps' because I didn't try to make everything match! It's also a great feeling to look back on a years worth of 'stuff' and realise just how much each of us achieves in a year.
You could also do this whatever your work is. If they can make a movie about Kenny (a must see movies -lol)anyone can make a journal about their work!
Just remember - it's about having fun!