“Making a Naked Personal Journal”

Hi Friends,

You are probably wondering what I am on about? hehe……I am making myself a Journal that is called Naked. It is this because it will have covers and pages but no embellishing. I want to use it as I go and add to it when I Journal. I love embellishing as much as the next person, but this one is personal and I want to use it more of a scrap/memory journal.


The covers above, from a National Geographic Encyclopedia. I wanted to make a bigger spine, so I cut it out and did my makeover thing with it.


I covered the inside with some pattern papers and covered the built-up spine also.

I made two signatures of approx 80 pages with lots of different papers, for each one. I used a scrapbook paper, vellum, music sheet, dictionary page, some odd bits from my stash of scraps, some watercolor paper, notepaper, and smaller pieces as well, to add interest. I had some cut off pieces as well which I will use to make tuck spots and pockets with. These will be bound into the spine with the no-sew binding method using twine, fabric or trim. I haven’t quite decided yet 🙂

This gives me lots of real estate to play with and add what I want to it also. You can add what you have or like. This adds some interest for when I am using it.  I have a post  “HERE”  which covers the different things you can use in your journals.


To the front cover, I made an embellishment cluster using Pattern papers die cuts, lace, trim, butterflies, and birds, quotes and some layering plus a title.

I hope you are all having a great week, I am very busy and looking forward to filling up this journal with family memories 🙂  I would love to hear about what you are up to!

Thanks for stopping by…………..

Kerri x


“Pretty Paper De-Stash”

Hi Friends,



Just popping in to show you what I have been up to over the weekend. Over the last couple of months. My tall paper storage unit was looking a little sad!  I have been downsizing and de-stashing my unused craft supplies. I think I have reduced it by a good third. I hadn’t as yet had time to go through my Pretty Paper Stash and it really needed sorting through.


I used some 12×12 paper storage tubs from KMart to sort all of it into categories. Mine are; scraps, ale Stickers, Guy Stuff, Gal Stuff, Gal stickers, Vintage, Die cuts, Pet love, and JJ Stuff. It took me a couple of days in between work etc to get it all sorted and the floor looked like a bomb had hit it!

shelf 1

I think it is now much more organized and I used some leftover Thickers to make the labels.  I still need to go through the top shelf and the bottom which is mostly cardstock. I am really happy with my paper storage now. I have a few more shelves to just tidy up and get rid of excess storage that is sitting there empty. It will look and feel much more condensed and inspiring to get me scrapping in my Junk Journals 🙂

Thanks for popping in and I hope you are having a lovely crafty day!

Kerri x