Last night, I was kind of feeling a little in a funk. I have custom artwork that needs to get finished...stamps that are dancing around in my head to send off to SN...and some Etsy shop tweaks I really want to make. None of it was getting done...I think I needed a break from the pencil and paper. So, I made something I think will be quite useful; and it put some ideas on paper-- which is always better than having them float around in my cluttered, untidy head;)
I've been focusing more energy on my blog...trying to get it to the place where I feel like it is exactly what I want, what I picture. I've learned a lot since my first go at it...even taken a blogging e-course that gave me some really helpful insights as to how to build something that is creative, fun to read, and most of all-- unique and, well, *me*. I've been developing some fun ideas to use in the near future and thought I should write them down in a little journal...so I don't forget and so I'm always inspired to post something I'm excited and happy to share. Last night, I needed to get away from the art for a couple hours, so I made my own little journal.
It's only about 5x5 inches...has 20 goals that I'm determined to meet in 30 days (or less;)...and a place in the back to write down any extra ideas that may pop into my head:) I'm so glad I made my own, because it really is cute. Plus, I spent a lot of time on it-- so now I have to meet those goals!! No use making something so sweet and letting it go to waste!
I took the binding ideas from a photojournal lesson you can buy here. It is basically hole punches and ribbon. The front and back covers are backingboards cut down to size and covered with cardstock and embellishments. I even broke out the sewing machine and stitched the papers. (Yes, I was feeling very motivated after I got into it;)
This is the back cover.
And the inside pages are just quirky little designs filled with ideas and small, reachable goals for the next month.
I have some really fun things planned for the next couple weeks...Including a fun week of posts on how to throw the perfect "Girls Night In". My sisters are going to help me out with this, and it's going to be really fun-- and hopefully get you into party-with-your-girlfriends- mode;)!! Stay tuned:):)
It should be a fun month of blogging...and challenging myself to grow:)...Funny thing, I thought last night was going to be a waste creatively speaking...and then a funny little hour or two of journaling changed that all around!
Thanks for checking in, and I hope your weekend was wonderful!!