Category Archives: Book Projects

BOOK CRAFTS is about creating in books (art journaling) and making books through book binding (making notebooks and journals, creating travel journals, spiral bound books and mini booklets)!

The Writing Landscape

I can get lost even when I have a map in hand, because I have no sense of direction. But maps fascinate me, and I’ve used a lot of vintage maps in my art. I especially like the metaphor of … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Valentine Heart Doodles

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer It’s Valentine week, I’m sure you noticed. Isn’t it awesome? As usual I dive … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Impossible to see the future is

I’m interested in lettering. My collection of quotes needs to be part of my art, in some way. Recently I lettered a quote in my Art Journal. From Yoda, who says Impossible to see the future is. I wrote this … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Some Christmas Pages

My December Journal is bound into a thick and wonderfully merry book, but as life goes, I haven’t worked in it much. I’ve been journaling in my regular diary, and even kept a list of three things I’m grateful for … Continue reading

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Christmas Paper Crafting

We got copies of a Swedish craft book called Julpynt, Christmas Crafting for fold, cut and paste nerds like you and me. And it’s filled with pretty patterned papers. My favorites from this book are the garland stripes with owls, … Continue reading

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December Daily Art Journal | Covers and Spiral Binding

Hello again My December Journal, it’s time to make you into something more than loose papers spread out on my desk… And Hello dear reader, you might remember that this themed art journal had a lot of yummy pages even … Continue reading

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December Daily Art Journal | Making Pages

I am continuing to work on my December Art Journal today, and talking a bit about making the pages. I am making a spiral bound notebook, so there is no folding of signatures here, but instead, it’s cutting different kinds … Continue reading

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Starting a December Journal

We are well into the last month of the year, December. In addition to gingerbread baking and window decorating I think you should consider making yourself a December Journal. It really brightens the mood, and makes the days a bit … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lifelong Learning

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi I think life is a long learning opportunity, if we allow it to. To learn new things is super fun too. That’s … Continue reading

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Diamond Stitch & Neon Stars

Yay! I finished my second Diamond Stitched Art Journal of the year. I am really digging this binding (I used pink book binding thread of course). I like gluing the cover together, I like sewing in the signatures, and I … Continue reading

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