by Donna Downey (Goodreads Author)
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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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!
Jan 01, 2010 Relyn rated it 4 of 5 stars 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.
Jun 04, 2013 Rachel rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
"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.
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...moreMore about Donna Downey...