Collage Circle Journals

Circles make their way into my projects a lot! I haven’t figured out why that is yet, but I’m embracing it. And I will see where it takes me. This time it took me to a journal cover. Two to be exact. I posted a photo on Instagram last week before I made these into journals. I still can’t decide which one I like better. 


They are both made with painted and stenciled papers, stamping, and a bit of doodling. I love how bright and colorful they turned out! 

Mandala Journals

I recently made a trip to Pittsburgh to visit my sister. (I'll share more about my trip in the coming weeks.) I'm sure I've mentioned before that my sister is a writer. Well that means she works through journals quickly. I do my best to keep her stocked. :) This trip she asked if I would make a journal for one of her friends who also happens to be a writer. 

These are the journals I came up with. I'm calling them Mandala Journals because of the circular pattern. I started with a piece of Gelli Printed photo paper. It has a really cool shiny and matte appearance that is hard to capture on camera. Then I used different paint brushes and tools to create marks in a circular pattern. I find it easy to start in the center and work out.

Then I attached a similar piece of cardstock to the other side and bound it in a simple journal. 

Quick and easy!

Gelli Printed Earrings

So last week, I bought a cool tripod arm that I could hang above my head to film some videos. I played around with it enough to make sure the placement was right. Then today, I was set to make these earrings and a video to go with it. Well, that's not what happened. I was able to make the video. However, it was too big of a file to transfer off of my phone. Therefore, no video this time, but hopefully next time.

These earrings started off as printed cardstock. Then I covered it with Ice Resin. Lastly, I poked the two holes and added the beads and ear wires. This is really an easy project! And a great way to use up some paper you have lying around.

Thank so much for stoping by today! Please let me know if you have questions or comments.

DIY Simple Journal with video!

I made my first DIY video! It's a journal of course. ;) If you saw the Monogram Journal post, it's the same technique only in video format. I'm hoping this will be easier to follow. 

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. 

Also, if you are interested in purchasing a kit to make this journal, check out my shop! I have a few kits. Each one is unique!