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
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.