This year for the first time in four years, I have the opportunity to spend the summer with my children (he is almost 5 and she just turned 6) and I am very excited about that. Frankly, there is a possibility that I may develop twitches or lose my mind by week 3 but regardless, it is a wonderful opportunity to 'plan' to have a fun summer with the kids.
While planning out activities for the summer, I thought about making memory books and then the forum community over at Oh My! Handmade Goodness started a Summer Journal Challenge which I of course jump on board of.
This week we worked on our covers. I used cardboard for the covers instead of buying a book to decorate and filled the inside with defected card stock that I have collected over the years. I have a binding tool at home and put it all together. The kids were NOT interested in using anything but crayons and markers but that is ok. I also won't be binding theirs until the end of the summer, as I think it is easier for them to work with loose pages at their age. As for me....I take any opportunity to doodle and paint, so that is what I did....doodled something fun then painted it with acrylic paint.
I'll be creating some printable pages for their journals as the summer goes on which I will be sure to share with you all.
This is the first time I'll be doing one of these so I am just winging it but if any of you are veteran journal makers, please tell me below, what are your best tips and tricks for journal making?
I am a creative soul and a mother of two.
THE SMALL PRINT
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