Tuesday, August 16, 2016

{ Tutorial Tuesday }

Do y'all like to journal?
Or, maybe just like to have something to write on to take notes as you're reading your Bible and doing your devotions?

I love pretty journals, but not so much what some of them cost.
So, what's a girl to do?
Why, make her own, of course!

I started with a composition book that you can buy pretty cheap right now because of all the school supplies on sale.....

Dug out my stash of scrapbook papers and embellishments......

Grabbed a pair of scissors and a glue stick......

uh-oh, I didn't get pics, but y'all know what those look like.

Decided what colors I wanted my journal and started cutting and gluing and embellishing and came up with this.....


Did y'all notice the binding?
It's actually duct tape that my sweet friend, Stephanie, from church got me!

I've already starting using it to take notes as I do the Fit For My King devotional study with another friend from church, Ms. Barbara. I also took it to the doctor's office yesterday to jot down some notes about my Momma's visit.

How about y'all?
Have you ever made a journal/notebook similar to this?  
I'd love to see your version.
(I bet Ms. Mary's made one!)

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Tuesday!


  1. I've never made a journal but yours is very pretty.

  2. I made Sunday School journals for my little girls class one year. Mine weren't as fancy as yours, but they were cute, and the girls enjoyed them. Yours is beautiful and I'm sure you enjoyed designing and making yours. I just love making fun stuff, too.

  3. Oh what a neat idea!! Very pretty, Deb and no I have never done that...have a beautiful day friend, thank you for the smiles.

  4. LOVEd this turorial, what a wonderful idea. Yours is so pretty, embellished with "Deb" things that make it so personable. I'm going to make me one...!!

  5. So pretty! It doesn't look hard at all to do. I have lots of scrap booking materials. You have me persuaded.

  6. No, I'm sorry to say I don't journal or scrapbook. Blogging is as close as I get, but your creation is great!! You have already inspired at least one person to give it a try!

  7. You made a plain book beautiful. : )
    No, can't say I've ever made one.

  8. I have never made a journal but I love how you decorated this one.

  9. Well I'm impressed. The journals I use are very "plain Jane" compared to yours :)

  10. Oh my mercy Deb. How stinking cute! I love journals! I have made photo albums before have never sat down and just created a journal. I buy them and sometimes I catch really pretty and nice ones on sale for $5 at Lifeway Christian Store. Love yours. Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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