I decided to make some memory pages in my smash book to document the day and all of the lovely people I met along the way. You can see a video of my pages which include the one above which I love and pages I smashed of my tickets, information pack and the pages that my table added in our journal swap #chillchicks ._.
The whole weekend was perfect, a nice mix of a few chilled out drinks and food, a lovely meal, Starbucks, swimming, steam room and jacuzzi time, pampering massage and facial (and OMG a head massage too), then time to craft, journal, plan and shop till your hearts content and indeed it was. See what we got up to on the journal page itself.
(Stickers used are from the shops mentioned after the video)
I have had the idea to make my own watercolour journaling cards / project life style cards for a while now, just never had the time to give it a go. So during half term week (I work as a teacher), I decided to give it a bash. I must say I do love the finished result. Credit goes out to http://joannesharpe.com for the inspiration.
CREATIVE JOURNALING SERIES:
This post will be the start of one of many in my Creative Journaling Series. After the popularity of the Art Journaling Series I want to focus now on my first love. It will be a mixture of mixed media, watercolour, collage, smash booking and planning / journaling all in one, what could be better? Anyway, I digress... on with the tutorial.
I have converted two of the cards into digital downloads for you to use in your journals (please don't make available for sale or distribute, but feel free to pin on Pinterest). There are two sizes - 3x4 and 4x6 so they can be used in Project Life books. For optimal printing, print as actual size as they were sized correctly in 600 DPI before being converted into a PDF file. I hope you like them and please do share what you have created with me on Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #kerrymaymakesartshare - leave a comment below to let me know.
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I've had quite a few people ask me what I put in my bullet / bujo / lists journal, so thought I would do a quick post to give you some ideas for what to put into yours. Mine is in no way or means perfect and it's not a 'true' bullet journal. It does follow a bujo style, but also has lists, my favourite things and other ideas you may or may not want to try.
I plan on using this to track a variety of things throughout the year. It's a great memory keeper, as well as a great to keep my lists together in one place. As it is in my everyday carry planner it is something I can update on the go as an idea comes to me. It is also something I often refer back to when I need to find my packing list or look for ideas or tick off things I have tried in my art or creative journaling. Check out my other Bullet Journaling posts here and see my tn flip through's / Travelers Notebook set up below. (My bullet journal is the second half of the first video from 2.20 onwards).
I recently got in to 'smashbooking' in my Lyradori Traveler's Notebook and I must say I love doing them. I really don't have the patience or time to create full scrapbooks and layouts, so much prefer the stick anything any way you choose method.
SO WHAT IS A SMASHBOOK?
As you can see from the video below a smashbook is like a scrapbook, but following no set structure and it doesn't have to be painstakingly neat and organised. I love that you can save reciepts, tickets, photos and other keepsakes and just glue them to a page to keep forever. I often journal alongside mine as a way of remembering special days and events.
Smashbooks can take many forms and you don't have to use the official smashbook. You can use traditional scrapbooks, notebooks, traveler's notebooks, moleskine inserts or make them yourself using a variety of different papers and then either stitch them together or use a long armed stapler or loose binder rings to clip them together. The one in the video is using a Moleskine Cahier notebook that I bought off Amazon (three for around £6.20). I then used scrapbook papers, ephemera, bits from magazines, washi tape, photos, stickers, tickets, stamps and journaling cards to put the pages together... the sky's the limit!
I'd love to hear about your smashbook journey in the comments below. So... do you smashbook and what do you use it to document? Is there anything holding you back?
For more inspiration be sure to watch my other flip through videos (links below) and subscribe to my You Tube Channel and Blog for further updates.
Christmas Journal Flip Through
Art Journal Flip Through
Travel Journal Flip Through
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU:
I pack a kit of washi tape, pritt stick and coloured pens so that I can update on the go or in the hotel or by the pool. What better way to spend a day than sitting in the sun with your journal?
Black paper is something I wanted to try for this journal. I have seen some lovely journals using white and gold pens and they really stand out on a black background. I also added a bit of watercolour on the pages edge and topped it off with some journaling cards from Mrs Brimbles. These were in the May or June box I think.
For further inspiration see a completed travel journal of mine in the video below.
The journal above was a handmade journal that I put together using a variety of different papers, all different sizes. I like to use a mixture of papers to give different backgrounds to give the journal individuality. This page has an insert from a mindful colouring book as well as project life style journaling cards and ephemera. I cut the paper to size, then put it through the sewing machine to bind it, but you can easily use a long armed stapler instead or hand sew it.
I would love to see your travel journals and set up's, feel free to post a link below to share your pages. Be sure to follow on Instagram and You Tube from the links below to see more of my journaling.
Hi I'm Kerry a UK drama teacher and planner, art, craft, smash book and journal fanatic. Make a cuppa and have look around my collection of random musings, tutorials and crafty makes.