Thursday, January 19, 2012


Hi everyone out there in blogland!
Today I have two journals to share.  One is new.  The other one is a couple years old, but unused until recently and now updated!

My friend Lynn commented on how she liked my journal.  I had just started using it a couple weeks ago to keep notes from our Sunday sermons.  I decided to make one for her.

This is simply a black and white composition book that I got in Wal Mart for twenty-five cents.

I covered the front and back inside and out with cardstock and designer papers.  The I did the image panel with 3 layers of cardstock and dp, machine stitched together.

Tilda with Straw Hat was colored with Copics.

The I added the spring flowers bouquet and lastly added the chandelier beads.

I worked quickly so I could give it to her in church last Sunday, but she didn't go.

As I was showing others, several said it "looked like me" so I thought I would update the very plain one I was using.

Here are pictures of my old and "new" journals.

Can you guess which one this is?

I had covered this one for a quickie item for a craft show I was entering.

Here is the "new and improved" version!
What do you think!?!

Thanks for dropping in!  See you soon.



Regina said...

Love them Kathy!! I think this is an amazing idea for Tilda images!!
Have a great day!!

Pen to Paper said...

Kathy, your two journal covers are so cute! I love all the different ways we use our Tildas :)



Rene said...

Wow, they are both fantastic but my favorite is the first one (what can I say, I'm a sucker for plaid!)! Love 'em!
Rene :D

quiltindiva said...

Hi Kathy,
Your Journals look great especially the new and improved one. Love those flowers!

Crafteezee said...

I love flowers so don't think you can go wrong when embellishing. Looks fab to me.
Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Great idea Kathy and always a well received gift. They are all very pretty but I must admit I always go with the more is best option. I love the flowers
hugs Julie P

Karen's Fun Blog said...

These are great!!

Paper Tails said...

Very clever! Your covers are beautiful.


Chris said...

Aww, this is adorable! You did a great job and Tilda looks precious! Great going!


Chris said...

Aww, this is adorable! You did a great job and Tilda looks precious! Great going!


Elle said...

Your journals are darling. Perfect for the occasion.

syllie said...

Lovely journals Kathy. You did a wonderful job on both of them.