Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inspiration Journal--COMFORT FOODS!!

The other night when I couldn't sleep I got out of bed and worked on finishing the next page in my Inspiration Journal. I got this idea from another blog, and I really enjoy making these pages.
Hope you have fun looking at my creation!

Here are some closer views

Working on these pages is relaxing and kind of mindless. I simply cut images and phrases from magazines that "speak" to me, decide on a theme for a page, and get started. It's like creating your own puzzle and working the pieces together as it pleases you.

The pages may stay in my journal or I might put them in frames for a grouping on the wall. The one I saw online had all kinds of odds and ends glued onto the pages. Anything works because it's all about what YOU like!!

If you would like to create a journal like this, all you really need is a journal ( I bought a hard cover one at Michael's with a 40% off coupon YAY! Love that!), a glue stick, a little coupon cutter to make the cutting go quickly, and of course, some magazines!! The cutter pictured here is from Pampered Chef, but you can get them almost anywhere. I think I need to embellish the cover of this journal!!

As I flip through the magazines I cut anything that strikes my fancy, and keep the clippings in a folder until I have enough to make a themed page.

I hope some of you will give this a go. It a creative medium that gives me great pleasure, and there are no rules!!

Be a Blessing!!



  1. Love this idea! Your inspiration journal is really beautiful to view. Great idea for our old magazines...we often keep the whole magazine when all we really want are a few great pictures. :-) Susan

  2. That is a great idea. I sort of have a journal started with quotes and sayings and a few things like that. I should dig it out again and add to it. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Okay, NOW I'm hungry! Looking at all those pictures makes me hungry. What a great idea! Enjoy your day!

  4. Hi......
    Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting.... Wishing you " A Happy New Year''

  5. Just love your playlist! And your blog looks as beautiful as ever...seems like it flows from a contented heart.
    May God bless your new year!

  6. Love this, Maybe I need one just for the recipes! I have a note book I clip and save but I have so many magazines, still. lol


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