The beginning of the year is the perfect time to begin keeping a journal. Whether you’re going to be chronicling your daily activities, doodling, or writing creatively, a little notebook is the perfect place to keep ideas or experiences you might want to revisit later. Looking back at old journals can make us laugh and grimace, but having a way to see how we’ve changed over the years is so important. I have a good friend who sews pieces of beautiful paper together each time she needs a new journal. She even gives them away as gifts. I hadn’t realized until I met her what a lovely gift a homemade notebook truly is. How wonderful to receive a homemade book in which to keep your most treasured moments. Look below for a collection of homemade book covers and book making tutorials that we fell for earlier this season.
How to Bind Your Own Journal
Homemade Journal Covers
Do you keep a journal?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.