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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Obsession with Journals

Hello fellow scrappers! Well sorry to say I don't have any pictures of any projects and that is because I have been stuck on my computer for the last few days surfing You Tube for new videos, sifting through new swaps on swap-bot, and of course staying connected to my Facebook! Anyways, what brings me to this post is yesterday I was looking at my dashboard on Swapbot and I am signed up for two journal swaps and have two on my watch list. Okay for the record this blog is as close as I've ever come to journaling. I mean, what would I write? Not to mention if I missed a day it's all down hill from there which I think is why when I don't blog, my absence is usually weeks or months long. I think the factor that's getting me hooked on these journal swaps is I really like altering composition notebooks. I blame it on the ladies at Leah's Scrapbook Room on You Tube. One day they did a video on altering comp books, with dimentions and everything, not to mention they used My Mind's Eye paper (that's another obsession for another day!) on their creations, and ever since then I have been looking for a reason to alter comp books. Well I definitely found that reason. Thankfully my husband is keeping me from going totally overboard and reminded me to take it slow...I mean, I don't want to get in over my head a become the dreaded...da da da...FLAKER! Sorry just a little Swap-bot humor there...lol. Anyways, one swap that I'm participating in all you have to do is fill the book with 50 journaling prompts and decorate the book. I have all the prompts in the book and I'm just waiting for our partners to be assigned so I can decorate the book to my partner's taste. The other book is going to take a little more work. I have to decorate the book and fill it with 25 journal entries. I'm treating the entry pages as sort of a combination of scrapping and journaling. The outside is covered with, you guessed it, MY MIND'S EYE paper. Last week I bought three of their paper collections that I will have to do a post about...they are WAY too cute!

So in conclusion (what am I writing and essay now instead of a blog post?), I just wanted to leave a few links to the places I talked about and until we meet again, Happy Scrappin'! SB



  1. Great post, Samantha! I can really hear 'your voice' coming through. It's fun to read what you're working on. When you come visit I have a book on journaling to show you. It's Art Journaling, so might not be exactly what you want to do, but should be interesting, may be inspiring. See you soon . . .

  2. thanks for that name from youtube, lately I have been hooked on junque journaling but I didn't find that many posts on youtube about it. I'd love to see your results for the swapjournals!