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Decorative Journals

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Decorative Journals inspires you to share everyday stories in ways never imagined. From a journal of random advice to reflections of a new mother this book shares 24 ideas for creating one-of-a-kind journals as well as inspiration for topics. Projects include clear how-to instructions step-by-step photos and a complete list of supplies needed.
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Jul 13, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: informational
Oh, wow! Looking for a little book filled with amazing ideas for creating an array of amazing journals and notebooks? If so, stop looking. Beautiful pictures, detailed supply lists, easy to follow step-by-step instructions! Some of the journals look somewhat involved. However, many are so simple ... yet beautiful ... that I can't believe I didn't come up with the ideas myself. Great ideas for gift giving. I've already started my own, the "inspired house" journal! So fun!
Dec 02, 2007 Lain rated it it was amazing
"Uncharted Territory" is true! Donna Downey can do things you never would have imagined with ordinary household objects and scrapbooking materials. I couldn't put this book down -- I stayed up all night reading it, marking projects to make. So much inspiration -- so much fun! So nice that she also offers step-by-step instructions, unlike many books and magazines that just give you product lists and expect you to figure out everything on your own. Very well-done.
Mar 13, 2016 Relyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: wanna be crafters
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at the library
This is full of super-fun ideas. And, I always think I'll make some of them. I probably would, too, if I actually owned the book. I can never keep it long enough to make the projects because it's always due back to the library. Someone else has it on hold. I like this book because it breaks everything down and explains it step-by-step without treating the reader like a dimwit.
I liked the designs, but I was hoping for a bit more variety; most of the projects seemed geared toward mothers with children or family/travel events.
Jun 12, 2013 Mmazon rated it really liked it
So many great ideas and not over the top that you think that you would not/could not recreate them. Excellent photo tutorials.
Jul 18, 2007 Linda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts
Donna Downey is such great fun. Her work is inspiring; this book makes you want to try all her ideas and projects.
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Jul 19, 2008 Rose Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-books
I love the detailed supply list/instructions, etc.
I've made several projects from her books
Jan 11, 2012 Sandybear76 rated it liked it
good items to make several different types and sizes of journals for various uses.
May 08, 2011 Candy rated it really liked it
Lots of great ideas to be found in this book. Now to get started...
May 03, 2010 Lori rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scrapbooking
Donna is creative scrapbooker and I love her books.
Feb 16, 2009 Suzanne rated it liked it
Shelves: 2007
Lots of great ideas and insructions.
Dec 02, 2010 Tiffany rated it liked it
Recommends it for: scrapbookers
Donna Downy rocks!
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Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force as a mixed-media artist. In 2000, she got into scrapbooking as an extension of her paper product and photography addiction. This was only the beginning. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing ...more
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