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Friday, May 2, 2014

Journaling

April 2014

I'm now journaling in this journal book.  I love how the pages lie flat together without spiral binding.  Very nice indeed.
 
 
The top of the page is not cut off.  I stamped April so that it would be partly off the edge.
 
I've started out ok and with some art...even though it isn't my own art, but then the next two pages turned out more like a diary look with smattering attempts to spruce it up for interest...which didn't work and is not what I'm after.
 
It seems that scanning these pages leaves them looking dark and blotchy...which they are not in real. 

I'm rectifying the "art" part of this journal beginning May 1st.  The struggle I have is with ink coming through to the opposite side.  The pages are not thin, but it still comes through. 
 
  So, while I finish filling in the next two-page spread, I'll leave you with most of April to snoop through.  It reads like a lullaby to put you to sleep.  I'm looking forward to doing some snooping myself with fellow bloggers who also play with an art calendar journal.
 
xoxoxo
 Annie


15 comments:

Artfully challenged said...

Love the buildings Annie, are they a stencil or a stamp?

Donna.x

Karen said...

So great! I love it all plus your handwriting is perfect :)

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

It looks great Annie. I love that cute bicycle too!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love the looks of these pages. You are so creative! Like that you are feeling happy today!

Cindy Sharp said...

I love the look of your journals. They remind me of fabric by Sweetwater.

sheila 77 said...

Your hand-writing is quite astonishingly regular and attractive. I've read all the entries and as always am fascinated by being allowed to read details of another life. It looks like April was a happy month for you and it made me happy to read it. I like the look of your pages and the flexibility you have given yourself with your new format.

ellen gets crafty said...

Have you tried Sharpie no bleed pens? I have found them to really work!! What journal are you using, I like the idea of flat pages w/o spirals.

pinsandneedles said...

Annie, your journal pages are quite wonderful! I always love your creativity using stamps, art, color, and your pretty handwriting!

Barb said...

I truly feel it is a talent to do scrapbooking.

Createology said...

Did you cut out another fabulous bicycle? Funny but I never read journal pages people post...I feel like I am snooping. Silly isn't it?!! I am not one for journaling but I should do it. It bogs me down and makes me think too much. I like to keep my mind free and simple...La La La Blowing Bubbles in the Breeze

carol said...

April looked like a fun month….hurray! Personally, I do like your original journal pages better, but whatever is best for you. I have no doubt you will jazz these up soon.

Renee said...

I love this new journaling style, but then I love all your journal pages. Fun to read too, you had me at Hobby Lobby. When I have trouble with ink bleeding through in an AJ I usually skip pages and join the blank pages with glue or gesso. A light coat of gesso gives the pages body and acts like a protective layer. Try it out on something you DON'T like. Hugs~Renee

Sandy said...

You kill me Annie --- your printing alone is art!!! Honey your pages are wonderful and I hope you know me well enough by now that if I did not mean it I would not say it. You talent for design is fantastic!
Sandy xx

Judy D in WA said...

WOW, you lead a fun filled life. Love the 16th and 17th circles.
One day, in the very far future, some one is going to read these and know they belonged to someone very special.

Judy1522 said...

It is always so much fun to see what you are up to with stamping. Your journal is wonderful!