Monday, July 8, 2019

Observations Journal; in with the old!

Hi friends~  How is your Summer going?  I'm so thankful you stopped by today!  I appreciate you  peeking in.    I am finding myself busy and not all-to-very-creative I'm afraid~  So rather than leave things go, I'm posting an Observations Journal I made in the summer of 2014.  Hope that's ok!?

I was noticing some burlap posts elsewhere, and it reminded me of this mini I made.  I usually give away as gifts most of the things I make, but this one is a treasure to me : ) and I've kept it for myself to enjoy~
Created with a burlap base, this little (aprox 6"X4") field journal contains lots of organic/textural elements; including mulberry paper, velum, seam binding, older papers from Graphic 45,  some metal and lace - - I guess a bit of everything!  Here are several pics below:

 The Daisies are a tissue paper, decoupaged on to page one.
 A velum pocket on the left side to hold a tag. 
 The bird is a Graphic 45 die cut, and the stem is 'fussy-cut'. 
 Twigs from the yard, and the birdhouse is a stamp~
 Fussy-cut butterflies from Mr. Tim Holtz paper!
 Pockets and envelope to hold tags and notes of observation  : )
 Here is the back
It all ties together closed with some white twill tape~

Thank you so much for looking in today!  I hope you have a blessed week ahead!  We are warm and sunny, so I'm a happy girl : )
Hugs <3  Karen


  1. You really rock the mini's . Looks amazing and vintage as always!!! Love it!!!

  2. Oh my goodness Karen, your Observations Journal is soooo gorgeous!! I love all the textural and fussy cut elements and the little pocket at the back is brilliant. So many gorgeous details and so very pretty!! Glad your weather is nice and warm. We've been told we have a storm on the way so we're waiting for it to hit. Going to be wild and wooly for a while they say. We shall see if they are right soon enough. Take care my dear friend. God Bless xx

  3. This is simply GORGEOUS!

    Happy summer!

  4. Ohhhh Karen, this is wonderful,- I love every page you did, and so many beautiful details and papers, used. It must have been a joy sitting with this little book, creating for yourself, with so many things you love.
    Sending you biggest hugs ,- Tomorrow my little family arrives, to stay for some days- looking so forward seeing them. I hope you received my note from the 27`th June .
    Loving greetings from Dorthe

  5. Mind?! I'm delighted you've shared this treasure with us. I'm not surprised you couldn't bear to give it away! So many treats on every page. I love the rustic texture the burlap gives, and all the nature images and ephemera are beautifully collated and collaged. I love the interactivity of all those tags and pockets and little envelopes, and I can imagine the pleasure of turning each page and running one's fingers across all the different layers. It really is stunning. I hope you are enjoying some pleasant summer weather and plenty of free time.
    Alison x

  6. I so enjoy seeing all your beauty!
    My goodness this is gorgeous in so many ways ~ your detail ~ the texture ~ your creativity ~ beautiful paper and decals, it just goes on and on.
    Such talent God has blessed you with.

    Joy! Debbie

  7. Oh I must have missed your post after being away on vacation, I am glad you reposted, I can totally understand why you wanted to keep this little treasure for yourself. Glad to hear things have warmed up for you.

  8. I am so very happy that you posted this beautiful mini-album today! Everything about it is just amazing and I love every single little special detail here. What a wonderful way to journal your observations! You have a special gift and I am so glad that you shared this with all of us! HUGS!!!

  9. O my stars, this is gorgeous!!!!! I know I keep saying this, but coming here is a like a little escape into the most wonderful, magical world that is your creative and talented mind...I just adore everything you make, friend. There is so much beautiful detail on this journal...Sigh..Sending heaps of hugs!