Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trust Your Heart...

I've missed so much time blogging, it's hard to know where to start, now that I'm back.  Then I thought of what they say in the scrapbook world, when you are feeling behind and overwhelmed - I've heard it so many times:  Just start with where you are right now, and fill in the older stuff as you have time.   Sounds like good advice to me!  So that's what I'm going to do here.  I hope you like it!

This is my current journal - entitled "Trust your heart."  I made it as part of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's "Make your own Junque Journal" online workshop...

 This is the front cover...
 It's 8" x 10"

Here you can see a bit of the back cover as well...

I used retro-70's wallpaper for my endpapers...

Here are just a few of my fave inside pages, all ready to start filling up...



I've made journals with inside pages similar to this in the past; but I wanted to take the class to learn the binding method and cover style, which are brand new to me.  I have to tell you I am totally IN LOVE with them!  I can see making tons of journals in this method in the future - it's so much FUN!

I've already started filling the pages and I will be back to start showing you those in my next post.

If you want more info on Julie's class "Make Your Own Junque Journal," click here.  I highly recommend it!  I actually signed up for the Junque Journal bundle, which includes "30 days in your Junque Journal,"  which I'm now working on and having a blast!

Thanks so much for visiting, and for your comments!  It makes my day to know you were here!




5 comments:

Maja Rijkers said...

I love this journal! It looks fabulous. I want one!!! Congrats with your retirement, enjoy it!

My name is Erika. said...

What a gorgeous bright and cheery page. I can see the influence of Julie, but it's all you. Can't wait to see what goes inside.

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW, Michelle! This is simply amazing! I love everything about it and cannot wait to see more now!!! Your talents always inspire me, my friend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I am LOVING the colors and the clouds on the cover!!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement everyone! Your comments make my day!