Saturday 29 December 2018

Getting ready for Living Your Word 2019

I decided that this year I would make my own journal and would mostly record my Word of the Year in it with a calendar for each month.

I gathered together lots of scrapbooking papers and cut them to size.  I used Mary Brack's Signature Journal class as a starting point. 

I put them together in groups of 4 folded full size pages and some extra pages.

I sewed each set together as signatures.  I was going to leave them like that work through the signatures as I needed them.  But I know me and I am easily put off - I gave up on this years word and journal - so thought it might be better to make the complete journal.  I thread some sticky sided fabric tape through 2 of the stitches and put two pieces over the top to hold the 5 signatures together.

I cut 2 pieces of card which happened to be red on one side.

I used double-sided tape and gluestick to attach the card to the page of the first and last signature.

It didn't really stick very well so I put the tape again to hold it all together.

Here you can see a bit of the inside of the journal.

Once I know what my word of the year is, I will make an appropriate cover for the journal.

Thanks for joining me today.

Join Our Inspirational Facebook Group: Living Your Word of the Year
Join Mary Brack, Valerie Sjodin and I in our Facebook group where we are giving participants the opportunity to live out an A-Z of their own word throughout 2019.  We don't like a lot of rules, so we will have suggestions and options to spark creativity, and to help in recording and exploring our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. We will each blog about our experiences and our art.

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1 comment:

  1. Your journal is wonderful! I love all the colors and patterns...and that tape. Love that tape! Well done. :)


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