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!
"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.
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.
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...