Tuesday, November 6, 2018

My new journal; A place to share my heart ~


Welcome!! to my blog today.
I hope and trust you are doing well?!  And finding Joy in many things~

My heart has been in (desperate) need of journaling;  so I decided to make myself one. Well, I  'covered' myself a notebook anyway  : )  I guess you might call this "semi-homemade" ; )

I found some composition books so reasonable I could not pass them by.  I covered the front with some beautiful Prima paper; from their Salvage District collection. https://www.scrapbook.com/store/products/?w=Prima%20salvage%20district
 Before adhering it, I did a bit of script and music note stamping, some dry embossing with a 'harlequin' folder; and added a bit of TH (pumice stone) distress ink. https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-th-tim27140.html   **Please know I'm not one to intentionally advertise online supplies co's; but I want you to see what I'm talking about : ) I know some are interested in specifics~ Please feel free to ask.
 I'm afraid you will almost always find a 'bow' somewhere in my work~
 I.Can't.Help.Myself.~ *sigh*

This resin frame is also from the 'Prima Marketing' family.
The sweet bird  image is trimmed from a Tim Holtz die-cut. 
I made the flowers from the paper I used on this project (again, Prima Salvage District) and I've added quite a bit of German glitter glass, sequins, gems, micro-beads and & glitter here & there.
There's a strip of lace at the bottom (cotton) -  but she decided she would not 'stand up' to get her picture taken!! (she's a lot like me)
The text "from the heart" is stamped on a titch of linen lace, and mounted on a bit of white corrugated board; for dimension.  I made myself a little pencil from a toothpick end : ) 

I included a simple pocket for the inside/front; to hold a few bookmarks, notes, and my writing pencil.

Thank you!!! for peeking in today~  It always blesses my heart.
 I am planning to enter my page at Simply Neutrals Tuesday Party!! 
 I wish wish wish you would pay a visit there and see what beautiful neutral projects will be showing up in the days to come! : ) <3

We are in the mid to high 30's (deg) today, and they are forcasting snow! (Brrrr) We shall see.
If it happens and if it's a pretty one, I'll try to post a pic!

 Much love and hugs to you~   Karen

27 comments:

  1. I so appreciate your talents and your final projects. I'm afraid I don't have the talent or patience to do that type of beauty, so I'll just enjoy yours. Sally

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    1. Oh Sally, when I see your beautifully crafted quilts, I think the same thing! "I'm afraid I don't have the talent or patience to do that type of beauty!!" LOL Please know your visit means so very much to me~ Thank you for stopping in. (And am I too late to congratulate you on 60yrs of marriage!?) Have a blessed day. Karen

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  2. Oooooo this is such a gorgeous journal dear Karen!! I love every bit of it! The paper you used is so very beautiful, definitely a favourite! You know, one of the things I'm learning at art school is to illustrate and design my own scrapbook paper :) I'll definitely share some freebies on AppleApricot when it fits the theme there! But first Children's Books class... Thank you so much for your super sweet comment on my blog :) I will not stop blogging on AppleApricot and we'll see how long I'll manage to do the Simply Neutral parties. I love the gatherings with you and the others too much to stop hosting already. Sending you big hugs and love, xx

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    1. Thank you Wen~ It has been such a wonderful journey knowing all the SNT friends; I've been learning and growing just being a part of it~
      And for you, I feel like saying 'I knew her when' : ) (you have a B.Potter quality that transcends whats in 'fashion') and I know your talent will take you very far. But it's not just talent, I know it's determination; and so many other things. I appreciate your support on my blog and your friendship in life! Hugs to you, Karen

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  3. My sweet friend, your journal is exquisite! I am in love with all of the beautiful touches you added to it. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Have a most wonderful week. Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I am always blessed by your visits. You are indeed a woman of generous spirit~ Have a great day. Hugs, Karen

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  4. Hello, Karen, you have presented a wonderful post, with such a sweet project. I love Prima papers, and the frame is to die for with its tiny birds. I trust you will be inspired to write your heart into this lovely journal now.
    Hugs,
    Jesse XX

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit Jesse~ Yes, I have begun journaling 'from my heart' nearly every day. It was just time to start putting thing in writing : ) Hugs to you across the world and hope you are doing well. (love your work) Hugs, Karen

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  5. This is the most beautiful journal one can think of! GORGEOUS!!!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Dear Susi, You are such a peach! Thanks for the visit and encouragement. When I visit your blog I can see you have many followers and you are a busy lady~ I truly appreciate you taking time to stop in and say hello! Hugs to you~ Karen

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  6. Dear Karen,
    this journal, is so very very beautiful, my friend. So stunning a cover you created . I love the stamping and embossing on the lovely papers, and your handmade flowers are gorgeous, with the glittery edges. The little opening on top is an adorable idea,with the rose paper under , and tiny pearls. Also so lovely with the framed birds, and your -: From the Heart - I know you will love sharing your thoughts in this beautiful book- with the pocket on the inside cover, for bookmarks, and your pencil.
    I love it Karen. Warm hugs, and love from Dorthe - xx

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    1. Hello and thank you Dorthe!! I appreciate your encouragement always. Your visits mean so much to me! Yes, it was time to start writing things down, and I decided to go feminine shabby chic for this book : ) Hugs to you my friend~ Karen (I know I owe you a message soon : )

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  7. Oh Karen such a lovely and special Journal you have created, I so love the frame, pretty lace and your cute pencil, I love all the little touches!

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  8. Thanks much dear Connie!! I did have fun working on this journal, and blogland really helped inspire me : ) Have a nice day friend - we finally got snow here in MT and it is Brrrr cold! Hugs, Karen

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  9. Oh how gorgeous is this?? I love how you altered this journal cover Karen, you have made it into a very special book to treasure! The little birds are so sweet and I love the resin frame. Beautiful subdued colour and gorgeously (is that a word?? LOL!!) embellished! Simply stunning!! Have a wonderful day! hugs xx

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    1. Oh Thank you Marg!! for the visit and kind comment~~ I enjoyed the Journal cover project and was very glad to feel some 'mojo' creativity. (And yes, gorgeously is an official word! ; ) I've been wondering about your weather - we have a bit of snow here in N/W USA. Hugs to you, Karen

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  10. How beautiful! I love the texture and embellishments you've added to the lovely paper to make it even more special... a wonderful way to answer your heart's journalling yearning. The pocket on the inside is perfect - so useful and so pretty too, with that lime-washed wood effect. Lovely work.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. Just to answer your question - they're wishing me happy Paint Party Friday - a gathering similar to the Simply Neutrals really, but this is the first time I've joined in with it, so it was a pleasant surprise to me too to have all those merry wishes!

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    2. Thank you for taking time to visit my blog Alison! I feel blessed~ : ) I'm glad you like my journal cover. I'm happy to just be doing something 'crafty' again. And THANKS for letting mew know about Paint Party Friday! I would never have guessed (and believe me I was trying ! LOL) Have a nice day~ Karen

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    1. Hello to you Pia! How are you? (After some very sad times) I have been visiting blogs again and doing some work of my own. Thank you for looking in today~ Much hugs, Karen

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  12. Hello Karen, I just found your lovely blog and I am so impressed with your use of paper and lace . . . your work is amazingly beautiful and I am excited to be your newest follower.
    Connie :)

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  13. I'm so honored Connie! Thank you ever-so-much for peeking in and joining up!! My heart has been in paper crafting and adding bits of ribbon and fabric~ (I love colored seam binding too : ) Hope you have a great week ahead. I appreciate your visit! Hugs to you, Karen aka roosterhead designs

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  14. wow- I cannot begin to comment about every fine detail. Just know that it took my breath away,. This journal is elegant and oh so beautiful!!! Bows-yes!

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    1. Thank you so-very-much! for your visit Linda~ I was so happy to see you stopped and left a comment about my shabby journal : ) (And that you gave a YaY to bows ;) lol You made my day~ Hope you are warming up? We are cold in MT Brrr.
      Blessings, Karen @ roosterhead designs blog

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  15. The detail and the texture that you create with paper is amazing . . . I so admire your talent.
    Connie :)

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    1. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ < - - those are somersaults : ) Appreciate you Connie.

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