Thanks for popping in.
Here’s a brand new journaling set by our Sam Crowe, that Leonie is showcasing on The Craftstore today (2nd show at 2pm) .
I remember having a long Facetime chat to Sam about these a while ago. Mainly because I couldn’t get my head round the designs! But once she had explained it to me, I was 100% converted. The notelets and list stamps for example.
She said, “aren’t you always writing notes on yellow postits and scraps of paper? ”
I said, “They’re everywhere. On my desk, in my bag, on the fridge. I’m forever writing notes to myself.”
“Precisely,” she said, Well, look at mine” and she started showing me loads of really pretty, funny, colourful, arty notes to herself, and which she had pinned on a board. She had doodled and coloured and stamped all over the notes to herself. It was so cool! And actually enjoyable to see. As opposed to a stark white sheet of paper with a load of instructions on it.
I got it. She had used stencils to brush kookie patterns into the backgrounds too. Her notelets were all little personal works of art! Nice.
See here? Andy is into his journaling too. You can tell. I bet my handwriting would be neater too, if I were writing my To do list on nice lines and paper!
Dee. She’s another journaler. Yep. Great pages for a journal…
The Design Team made some fab cards with the stamps and stencils too. When we were at the big London Stationery Show at Olympia in September, this style, this kind of retro grungy art was very vogue,
These designs are just great for somebody who likes to think outside the box. Linda Spencer is a great one for that…
I’ve been thinking a lot about journaling, about keeping a diary, about writing down what is happening around me and even more importantly, what is happening in my head.
I think I am going to start today. One day at a time . One Page at a time.
I think I will start with one of those petite journals we have. Bite size. Not too overwhelming.
And I think I’ll pour Sam Crowe’s arty energy into the pages as I go. I am new to the whole mixed media kind of Journaling movement, but I know how to put pen to paper and stamp. So I shall make it up as I go. My ride, my rules, eh. xx
Love and Hugs
PS. Don’y forget to tune in to Leonie at 2pm xx