Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DIY Journal

Writer's block has been plaguing me since we lost our sweet puppy, Hope. I was looking for writing or journal prompts and found a tutorial on making your own journals. Of course I saw this on pinterest!

I chose one of my favorite scrapbook papers and trimmed it to 8.5" x 11" to match my printer paper. I suppose you could use scrapbook paper throughout to make it funky fun. After the papers are all lined up, I creased the book down the middle so I had a line to follow with my sewing machine. You don't want to make it too thick so you don't break a needle. One seam down the middle and ta-da! DIY journal!

I began with a self portrait of myself
and then a make-shift bio.
Writing in different directions made
me feel more creative. The OCD in me
made me have to balance each page
with the same number of colors
and writings.

To give myself a little push each day, I selected a sheet of sticker sayings from my plethora of scrapbook supplies and randomly stuck them on the pages of the newly minted journal. From there, I made sure I had a handful of colorful pens.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear you lost a beloved pet. It really is like losing someone in the family. I hope you find a way to overcome your writers block soon!