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)!

Views from my Creative Life Video

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. Gabriel Garca Mrquez It has been such lovely weather this entire week, my birthday week. And now Easter is … Continue reading

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Postcard Storage Binder with Dymo Labels

I love ring binders, especially these tiny ones that I have made for myself! Last week I posted a video tutorial on how you can make a custom-sized ring binder too, using a vintage book cover. I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Blue Tulips

Wanna take a peek into my art journal? I don’t mind opening it up for you guys. Peek-a-boo! Tulips, dots, an owl drawing, watercolored. It’s night time, as you can see. The owl that lives on this page is just … Continue reading

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How to Recycle a Whiskas box

Packaging and containers lend themselves well to storage in a studio. As an artist I’m always in need of new, fun ways to store pens, threads, and finished notebooks. There is always something that needs to be put away… And … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Watercolor Girl

A single drop of water, once joined with others, can transform a mountain. Chinese proverb This drawing of a girl is in my art journal. A green girl, colored in with watercolors. I like pages where a bit of everything … Continue reading

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Art Journal Idea: Create Journaling blocks

Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate journaling into an art journal. Personally I tend to get so excited about colors and patterns that I forget all about leaving some room for writing. That’s totally fine, if that happens, but sometimes you … Continue reading

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Drawing Tiny Treasures

I’m calling this new project Drawing Tiny Treasures. My intention is to fill the entire book with drawings of small things from my home. Those things that I have loved for years (and probably blogged about at some point in … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Daisy Yellow & Pink

Here’s a Before Page in my Kawaii Art Journal. This is what it looked like when I bound the book together. One painted page and one gray wall paper page to the right, decorated with some polka dot washi tape. … Continue reading

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I really like my brown Smart Journals

I have a big love for browns and earthy tones. Brown paper! Gingerbread cookies! The color of my hair! Coffee with milk! Yum! And let’s not forget the Brown Quilt that I made myself. I still adore it, and use … Continue reading

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In Search of a Compass

I doodled and painted a quick little compass mandala in a fresh notebook late last night. I have been jumping between all kinds of journals and notebooks lately, not feeling completely at home in any of the ongoing books… In … Continue reading

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