Craft: Yarn Pom Pom Bookmarks 2.0

Recently, I saw the cutest idea on Design Mom - pom pom bookmarks! It's a simple idea, but so darn adorable... so I had to try it out. I always have this longing for crafting with practicality and bookmarks are always useful in my book - LOL!   I started making a few pom poms from a bunch of yarn ...

Sew and Finish Making A Handmade Journal

Following my previous posts about my bookbinding tools/materials, preparing my journal cover and folding paper for your journal - this week I would like to finish things up! It's time to stitch up my handmade journal and put it to use. The first thing to decide is how I will sew everything together. That will determine how I should ...

Folding Paper for Your Journal

Following my previous posts about my bookbinding tools/materials and preparing my journal cover, this week I want to share some information regarding choosing and preparing the paper that will go in your handmade journals. It's it certainly a personal choice, regarding what type of paper or papers you choose to include in your journal. After ...

Start An Artful Journal Instantly

Many art journalers don't decorate the cover of their journals until the very end. It's sort of a sweeping measure to finish up a long record of artful adventures. However, I personally like to decorate - at least in part - my journal covers immediately. I want my journal to be inspiring, inviting me in, even ...

Create Badges of Art

How can you spice up a favorite image and incorporate art into your daily life? I say, make that piece of art a badge that decorates your journal, hangs from your door, or sits on a shelf to inspire every day. That's what I did with Be Strong - printing it out at a smaller size and ...

Decorate and Embellish Your Art Prints

Many people think of the conservation and preservation of fine art prints, but I want to challenge you to involve yourself in the creative expression and USE those prints. Since offering my Girls With A Message as downloadable printables, a lot of project ideas have opened up for me. I think that involving yourself in ...

Photo and Art Prints DIY With A Home Printer

I know that when it comes to digital printables, most are worried about the process of printing at home. We want the best quality possible, but very few of us have professional heavy duty equipment! I admint that the process of printing seems to be a whole art form in itself! However, these days the technology available to us ...

My Bookbinding Tools and Materials

Over time I have learned what my favorite tools and materials are for this lovely art called bookbinding. I thought it would be nice to go through what I normally use when binding books and journal. Nothing really fancy here...I think we might all have these items in one form or another. I'm definitely a ...