On Tuesday, I went to Karla's Cottage for a craft day. Karla had two tables in her studio just full of pages that people had sent in to be swapped. Lots of eye candy.
Earlier, I had made sample pages for Karla to show on her blog to give swappers some ideas for pages.
(Karla doesn't really need anyone to make extra art projects for her, she's pretty prolific on her own).
Anyway, Karla added those pages to my swapped pages, so I got an extra thick book.
Karla helped me pick out some pages from piles in her studio, and then put them together in my journal. I was just amazed at how well all the pages flowed together.
The way Karla bound the journal, pages made by two different people just blended together for a really cohesive look.
I wouldn't have minded if the pages were very random looking, that's what a book page swap is about, but this surprised me.
This is my partially colored doodle page that Karla includes with every journal. I gotta tell you coloring is fun, and very relaxing!
I decided that instead of using this as an "everyday journal", where I just paste or doodle whatever tickles my fancy on a given day; I'm going to use it keep special cards, notes, & clippings with a nature theme. Like the card on the left that I got from Heidi with my Vintage Darlings snippet roll. I'll show you pictures of that sweet piece of art tomorrow.