Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dizzy Dog Creations!

Yes, I'm still making journals!  Here is my latest, with a dog theme.  And guess what?  It's available on my new Etsy shop, Dizzy Dog Creations!  

I'm having such fun making these multipurpose books.  I use a hard cover, from a new or vintage discarded book, and decorate it in a way that makes me happy.  I mix new scrapbook papers, bits of stationery and other papers, journaling cards and tags, vintage images, my own photos, and whatever other stuff just seems to fit. 

I like adding pockets in unexpected places -- see that black and white polka dotted tag on the right, above?  That's a semi-hidden card that pulls out from behind the vintage book image.

And I like to have spots for tucking things -- maybe a page or card to journal things on.  Stories of your dog's latest antics.  Memories of a sweet dog from your childhood.  Or just your list of what you need from the grocery store.  Because everything seems more fun when it's tucked behind a happy picture in a pretty book.

I make envelopes from pretty paper to include in each of the 3 signatures, for putting special things.

And I love finding the right charms or doodads to decorate the outside. 

If you want to see more, you can watch this video showing every page inside this book.

As I'm making these, it occurs to me how much it's like making a quilt.  Mixing colors and patterns and texture.  Finding things that fit together, with some surprises too.  Making something functional but pretty, too.  The obsession continues.

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