Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Creative Journaling

What I love about today's topic,
is how many different directions you can take it.

I looked up creative in the Thesaurus and here are some
other words for it....


clever, cool, formative, gifted, hipingeniousinnovative, inspired, inventive, leading-edge, original, productive, prolific, stimulating, visionary, way out, artistic, imaginative

and these ladies definitely have the creative juices flowing!

Title: My Place of Peace
by: Gabrielle Pollacco

A friend of mine just finished writing her second fiction book (scrapping related) and in honor of her book release I played along with a challenge on her blog. So I combined that challenge with this one one journaling. (the challenge at her blog was to scrap about a special place where you can be 'yourself') I chose my bedroom, the one place I always keep clean & tidy, my place of refuge to read, scrap & relax.

In the past I used to use a fun form of journaling that adds a design element to the page and that is to scrap in a circle design or around the edges of photo or page elements. Here I stitched a circle with the zig-zag setting on my sewing machine and then journaled around the edges of the circle.

 I also used a few of the gorgeous new BB blooms on this layout (gotta say, I was in heaven unloading the DT box!!)

Patterned Paper: Serenade; Garden (both sides), Poppies (both sides)
Cardstock: Khaki dot
6x6 Double Dot Pads: Natural Necessities, Very Vintage
Stickers: Serenade Combo Sticker Sheet
Buttons: Serenade
Stamps: Serenade, Midnight Frost
Blooms: Wildberry Daisy
Lace: Wildberry Lace
Jewels: Serenade

Life is about creating yourself
Romy Veul

Bo Bunny Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Little Miss, Brenna, Dorothy, Hannah, Jaquoya, Lizzie, Maree
Noteworthy: Little Miss
Chipboard: Little Miss Layered Chipboard
Buttons: Little Miss
Jewels: Little Miss
Stamps: Gabrielle

Designer Tip: I used the Little Miss paper as the base of my layout. This sheet has a few text strips printed on it. I decided to follow these strips when adding journaling to my layout. So I added some of them a little diagonally for a playful look.

Lynn Shokoples
Choose Happiness

Bo Bunny Supplies: 
Serenade Collection. 
Patterned Paper: Serenade Dragonfly, Garden, Pendan Dot, Trellis. 
Cut Outs: Serenade
Noteworthy: Serenade
Brads: Serenade
Dimensional Stickers: Serenade
Layered Chipboard: Serenade

How's that for some clevercool, formative, giftedhip,  ingenious,  innovative, inspired...CREATIVE journaling!!


  1. I so love Gabrielle's style! Awesome LO's, girls!

    A while ago I did some journaling around the big die cut of Zoology, it looks great.

  2. wow so much wonderful things to look at. LOVE the new collections and the new flowers are amazing!!!! gorgeous work

  3. Three amazing layouts and I just love the creative journaling used on each!! I so love Lynn's work and so glad to see her work featured here. Thanks for the inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are all gorgeous!!!! I am in love!!!

  5. aAmazing layouts!!!
    Love to see the dog in bad!!

  6. what great layouts. Love all the stitching, layering and colors. Great job,

  7. Wow! Stunning layouts ladies. Thank you for sharing your hard work with all of us Bo-Bunny lovers!

  8. This is so nice. Beautiful layout. This is so inspirational.

  9. What great ideas for creative journalling! Thanks so much for sharing ladies! I really like the idea of the little envelope for hidden thoughts! Super cute!