Are you thinking, Oh, no! Stamping again?
I did warn you about my obsession with stamping, didn't I? :) Today I want to share a small memory journal that I'm working on. Oksana got me a pretty blue journal, but it was plain and she suggested I decorate it. I couldn't pass up the cute bird cage stamp I found at Michael's along with hearts and birds. I hand wrote lyrics from a song and this handy notebook will be a place to treasure all our keepsakes. I will take it with me on all our trips!
I wanted to keep it pretty simple. For the page above I simply stamped xoxo and glued a picture of us from a very special date. (I think it will be a good idea to write the dates!)
I've kept pictures and receipts from different dates, road trips and vacations. I will preserve them in my keepsake journal.
La Maison du Chocolat = LOVE from the first sip of the chocolate drink! Délicieux!
I saved almost all of the receipts from our trip to NYC last August. I am so glad I did. We did so much sight seeing and exploring it's hard to remember everything. Looking back at the receipts I can revive those fun adventures. (And of course we took a ton of pictures!)
If you decide to decorate a journal all you need is some paint, paint brush and stamps! Oh and song lyrics! Very important. Or you can make up your own song. Whatever floats your boat. I cheated and used a sharpie for the writing... I couldn't get any of my paint brushes to form thin and small lines! (I practiced with a brush and paint and my wording was huge... that's not what I wanted on this small journal - maybe on a bigger project I will use a brush like normal people would.) I got the effect I was shooting for with a sharpie. Good enough for me! You might want to seal the journal after the paint dries. I haven't sealed mine yet.Happy journaling and happy Friday! xo. m
P.S. In a mood for stamping? Check out anchors stamped pants, polka dot stamped summer dress and another stamped book that O shared with us!