Inspired by Hope's little December Daily book I started gathering paper for my own little journal. I thought about some daily scrapbooking - a mix of diary, calendar and scrapbook. I've been loving paper since I was a child and unfortunately I don't come to play with it that often. Time for a change! The idea was to play with different paper every month so I chose colour themes for each month of the year. In january I was drawn to the colours in Ali Edward's December Daily, the little booklet Hope made and the wonderful paper of Jenni Bowlin.
1. Domherre, 2. December Daily - #reverb10 Journal, 3. december-daily-#reverb10-hybrid journal day 9, 4. Korea Post, 5. happy new year, 6. sneak peek of new digital kit , 7. more foundation pages, 8. Male bullie, 9. recueil alpha p1, 10. December Daily #reverb10 Hybrid Journal Getting Big Close Up, 11.lovely pages, 12. December Daily - #reverb10 Journal Day Pages, 13. 1882lettres 1, 14. day 8- making stuff, 15. Bullfinch, 16. December Daily - #reverb10 Journal Day Pages, 17. Untitled, 18. new blog banner, for when i return :o), 19. advent calendar, 20. red lanterns, raised
Rummaging through my paper collection was so much fun and I loved recording something on these pretty papers every evening. It is such a nice daily get away and a great plus is that you can try out different techniques and combinations daily. Finally all the ephemera collecting, paper sorting and inspiration-file-making had a creative outlet and ended not only into one scrapbooking page a month or some tag making.
Looking at this pile of paper - one finished month - makes me happy. And I know there will be journals to come as the february issue is halfway done in a totally different colour concept.
I show you some page layouts here:
Are you journaling or scrapbooking or the like? I know some of you do. I try to record some things of our life in a raondom way. This is the most intensive thing I started over the last years. I will keep this up for the fun of it. Even the children got somehow infected by this. They are now having their own painted crate with scraps of paper in it, ephemera, alphabets and personal scraps of paper and are compiling their own little journal. They don't do it on a daily basis but they at least write or glue or cut something from time to time.
My idea is to build a little journal working station in our next house where we are having our little crates or suitcases at hand and can journal whenever we can spare some time.
The other things we are recording are paper scraps in a jar with children's saying, a moleskin calendar with children's scribblings, random recordings of their days, paper scraps, notes receipts and my gratitude journal next to my bad and the jar with lovely paper scraps containing my wishes into the universe... I'll try and introduce them all to you.
The paper and colour concept of this month had ma made some little gatherings for the shop: scraps of paper and ephemera to start your own little journal or just for scrapbooking or tag making. I will be updating the shop this week end.
I am leaving you here wishing you a wonderful week end!