I decided that the book I made in Karla's Journal Workshop would be an actual journal for the month of Feb.
To emphasize it, I wrote "This is my journal" on the inside cover. Pretty clever... That's a good way to start if you aren't sure what to write.
The paper in our class kits was vintage in all different shades of cream, white, sepia and tan. I used red toile tissue paper, red flocked paper from Paper Source and some advertising labels to add some color to my pages, and create journaling spots.
This is my first page- the picture of the girl cutting the doll's hair was the cover of a 1930s magazine. I liked the picture because I thought the girl was being just a little bit brave in cutting her doll's hair- I was always too afraid to do that.
On the right side of the page is a quote from Coco Chanel:
"A girl should be two things, who and what she wants".
Karla's kits had an extra large page from an 1880s journal full of receipts with great lettering. I'm not sure if she picked this one out specially for me, but I sure like it- it's a invoice for ironstone from the Alfred Meakin company. I have a lot of Meakin ironstone, but this is the first Meakin invoice I've ever seen.
If you'd like to try making your own journal, Karla is selling kits- but I think she's selling them about as fast as she's making them, so if you don't see them in her store, email her to have her reserve one.