Friday, September 04, 2009

Stitched & Stenciled Mini-Journals

I went a bit obsessive this week painting and stenciling and stitching journal pages. I had intended to put them into a single journal, but Melissa came up with the idea of using each one to create a mini-journal containing only a few pages, which could then be used to write an little story or poem or other personal note and give as a gift. Ialways knew she was a genius!

These are all based on the online class conducted by Mary Ann Moss at Dispatch From LA. Check her out if you haven't already!

Here are a bunch of photos of individual pages and spreads, before assembling into journals.

(this one shows what it will look like with the pages inside; I will wrap the plain paper signatures in either a map, sheet music, or other printed page)

Believe it or not, this is only a small fraction of the pages I did. I completed 15 spreads, front and back. That's 30 spreads, or 60 individual pages! Yes, it's okay if you question my sanity. ;-)

More photos later.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

New Photos!

Lianne and posse at Refugio Beach campground:

Mark, niece Molly and her friend at Refuguio Beach campground:

Just a cute photo of Lianne:

Kyle and GF Mel and her family:

Lianne and BF Brendon: