Creative Saturday

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The art of the Saturday afternoon is relaxing in the best way you know how.  My in-laws kindly took the girls today, and after enjoying a lovely morning at InTea, I was able to channel my inner creative Thursday and sprawl across our living room and work some more on my garden journal. I’m glad inspiration hit me today–it was lovely timing.

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Remember me saying I was waiting for the right picture for the cover of my book? My dear friend Jona passed along a Bath & Body Works mailing, which fits perfectly… french lavender fields, anyone? I broke out my Brother label maker for the first time (love!) and also some metal tags my dear friend Leez gave me years and years ago. I’ve been saving them for the right project, and I’m so glad I waited–I’ll be using more of these here. (They peel n’ stick, which is awesome.) The one I used on the cover says “life’s simple pleasures.”

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I secured more paper over the cover’s edge with washi tape. I knew I wanted to collage over the resources listed on the inside of the composition cover…

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So I grabbed an old Anthropologie magazine. It’s from October 2013, and photographed in Paris, which fit into my  ‘lavender’ theme… Initially, I didn’t think I’d reap too many clippings from this catalog, which bummed me out… Usually they have creative textile spreads I’m always tempted to frame. :) I decided to just clip what I liked, which turned out to be fabric designs, wallpaper in the backgrounds, and various words here and there.

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I love how it turned out and am excited to get journaling. I’ve taken some garden pictures, I just need to print them out, and we’ll be on our way… Here’s to creative Saturdays!

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4 thoughts on “Creative Saturday

  1. Love it! That paper from your wedding sure takes me back:) We planted our little orchard on Friday and I’m itching to put my map and other info into my garden journal. Although mines not as awesome as yours….I’ve had it for several years and maybe only have 12 pages with something on them. Thanks for the inspiration to get going on it again!

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