Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: You Don't Have To Reinvent The WheelEvery time I sit down at the craft table I see the blank card, canvas, project staring back at me. Sometimes I feel the pressure to be brilliant, brand new, inventive - to create something somehow that has never been done before. What I am finding, is that sometimes it's nice to reinvent what you have already made - to build upon it or change it - to make it into something new. This journal was my way of not reinventing the wheel. I looked at a journal I had made in the past - one that I really liked from a design standpoint - and I decided to remake one using a similar layout, but different stamps and colors.
For this journal I used the Artistic Etchings stamp set for the design elements and the sentiment from With All Your Heart. I used a combination of Bravo Burgundy and Soft Suede ink and card stock, with some striped Early Espresso ribbon thrown in. I also did some sewing with metallic gold thread. Here is how things look on the inside: