Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Java Journal with Paper Issues: Journal Cover

Have you been playing along with Paper Issues' January Java Journal challenge? I've done a few mini albums in my time, but never a journal and I have to say, I am loving it!

Every day we post a couple of prompts. You can either use them or take things in your own direction. It's quick. It's easy. It's a whole bunch of fun! The idea is to just run with your creativity and not to over think it (yes, I'm super guilty of that, LOL), spending about five minutes a day (with or without a cup of your favorite beverage).

I started off by decorating the cover. This is a Dear Lizzy journal. It was part of the journaling kit Paper Issues offered for this challenge but feel free to use whatever works for you — a Smash book, a fauxdori, a handmade album, a spiral notebook, etc. I used items from my stash throughout the journal.

Tomorrow I'll give you a look at my first two inside pages. See you then!

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  1. perfection! love the "this is happening" along with the year and month pieces.

  2. That is sooo pretty!! I wasnt' aware of the challenge but I will look into it.

  3. So pretty, Lisa!! Loving those polka dots!

  4. Ooh, Lisa, your cover is so cute, love how you embellished it!

  5. Aw, look at you with an adorable mini album. Love this idea with the journal, answering fun prompts. Excellent idea from PI! The calendar card makes the perfect cover. Love all the bits and pieces you added.


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