Pretty in pinks - an organic journal

Come peek inside my new journal....

Scrappy journal bag.

I was inspired to make this bag
 by DJ Pettitt

 Sari ribbon bow closure.

Pom Poms to dress up the top.

I attached two purple stones to the wax ribbon ends 
to use as place holders.  
They came from a discarded necklace.

 The ties are inky muslin to clean up other projects.
The buckles are recycled from a goodwill outfit.

The covers are an assortment of leftover inky papers
inspired by Traci Bautista.

 I need to practice getting the signatures more snug.
The inside cover has a pocket.

 The pages are assorted inky papers,
card stock, wallpaper and scrapbook papers.

 The wallpapers are glued together to cover the
design, and on the backs where there was text,
I covered that with inky papers.

Some papers are stitched,
and others are glued.

I love how these little gems sparkle.


 This journal has 4 signatures
with a total of 64 pages.

The back cover also has a pocket
with my designer label.

The back.

The end....


USA Strong

Freedom has its life in the hearts, 
the actions, 
the spirit of men and so it must be 
daily earned and refreshed -
 else like a flower cut 
from its life-giving roots,
 it will wither and die.  
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Those who expect to reap 
the blessings of freedom, 
must, like men, 
undergo the fatigue 
of supporting it.  
~Thomas Paine

It is easy to take liberty for granted, 
when you have never had it taken from you.  
~Author unknown, 
sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

 May the sun in his course 
visit no land more free, 
more happy, more lovely,
 than this our own country!  
~Daniel Webster

 If our country is worth dying for in time of war 
let us resolve that it is truly worth 
living for in time of peace.  
~Hamilton Fish

 My patriotic heart
 beats red, white, and blue. 
 ~Author Unknown

I love my freedom.  
I love my America.  
~Jessi Lane Adams

Happy 4th!
Be safe, be happy, be proud.
USA Strong