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)!

Art Journal Peek | Unapologetic

Christlike communications are expressed in tones of love rather than loudness. They are intended to be helpful rather than hurtful. They tend to bind us together rather than to drive us apart. They tend to build rather than to belittle. … Continue reading

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Endpapers, Frogs and a Pocket

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. Niccolo Machiavelli I went back to my diamond stitched journal to add end-papers. The endpapers are the pages that consist of a double-size sheet folded, with one half pasted against … Continue reading

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Binder Transformation

I love finding office supplies at the thrift store! Sometimes I’ll find postcards or a pile of unused notecards, but not often. I love all kinds of vintage paper finds, but thrifting them doesn’t happen that often around here. Though … Continue reading

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Diary Flower Doodles

I continue to doodle. There is not much to say about it, but I still like to share them, and I love when you visit and take a look. Maybe my efforts will bring a smile to your face, or … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Wing it Baby

The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. Carl Jung Wing it is means to do something with no preparation. That is the concept of my entire art journal … Continue reading

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Flower border gone awry

Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Jean Cocteau Finding your own favorite doodle pattern is a good feeling. I think flowers might be my thing, they … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Starburst

I believe that we learn new things by doing. If you want to learn how to be more creative, you’ve got to start doing something. It is really great to be allowed (in the form of classes, prompts or nudges) … Continue reading

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Diamond Stitch Art Journal

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn Trying something new to me, called the diamond x stitch. It is a bookbinding stitching method. I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Video | Cut and Paste Index Card Collage

Let’s have some cut and paste fun together, shall we? My friend Tammy asked me to do a guest post on index cards for her annual summer challenge, ICAD: Index Card A Day last year, and then again this year! … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Winged things

Why do people say “grow some balls?” Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding. Betty White Winged things are flying in. They never seem to be travling in … Continue reading

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