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Wednesday, September 11

WOYWW 223 - Journal crafting...


Truly, it isn't the bomb site it looks...

This is serious journal creating for my Journal Your Life course with Susannah Conway.

I'm using a Simple Stories binder by Sn@p I bought last year - now I know why :)

So far, I've made the cover, the dividers and put it all together - no actual journaling yet!

Here's some close-ups

Even dug out my Tim Holtz stamps I won many, many moons ago, signed by the lovely man himself :)

I'm so glad this desk party is in Blogland - I'm full of cold at the moment (along with hubbie and son - daughter and cat are ok so far...)

But I can visit and not share my germs!

So I'm hopping over to St Julia's Stamping Ground...
See you all there xx







33 comments:

sandra de said...

Ohhh your journal looks fab... looking forward to seeing how things progress. What a lovely set of stamps and signed by the big TH. Lucky you.
Sandra @22

Belinda Basson said...

OH NO! Get better soon. Love the Tim stamps and that you got to use them. I use my stamps all the time, don't know how to craft without them. #43

Helen said...

Looking forward to the journalling... looks great so far. Sorry you're ill with a cold - must be the change of weather. Thanks for visiting my bomb site - you can't call yours that after seeing mine!! Helen 19

scrappystickyinkymess said...

It does look outstanding. I love Tim-stamps. After the Stampotique ones they are my faves :)


Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (30)

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your journal so far! Your desk does not look like a bomb site! And those stamps - signed so beautifully by Tim!!! Sorry to hear about the cold, do get better soon! Thank you so much for stopping by earlier and you didn't even give me a single germ - how great is technology, eh! Julie Ann xx #42

Francesca said...

The covers you have made are lovely, and using the great man stamps, lucky you. Hope you feel better soon. Francesca #47

voodoo vixen said...

Hope you are feeling better soon and how fab to have stamps signed by the man hisself!! Your journal looks lovely and I look forward to seeing some journaling in it! LOL Happy WOYWW Annette #2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

TH's handwriting is remarkably like Julia's!! Love your journal cover, what delights lie within, eh??
Have just heard that I'm going to be clearing my dads house out over next couple of weeks so won't be able to make anything for you for a while... Sorry :-(
Hugs, LLJ 54 xxxx

famfa said...

No it doesn't look a mess, it looks productive. Love the start, will be back to see how you get on
Famfa 16

Daniella said...

Your journal looks awesome!! I would love to see the finished product!!
So sorry you are sick!! AND your dh and son. If everyone is sick, it is always mom/wife who has to take care of everyone. But who takes care of you?
Feel better!
xxDaniella#15

Lindsay Weirich said...

signed stamps! How cool! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #21

ike said...

How wonderful to have a signed box of stamps :-) So sorry to hear you are under the weather - I hope you get well quick and I shall send some healing vibes :-)
HAPPY WOYWW 223

Ike in Greece #91 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Claire, love the idea of a creative dream journal! Your desk reminds me of Julia's desk for some reason. Lots of goodies! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #23

kattera22 said...

your Journal looks to be coming along nicely! So awesome you have Signed TH stamps!! Get well soon, Happy WOYWW
-Tera #3

Gita said...

Wow, signed stamps from TH. Awesome. I just won some myself and I think he's waaaaay too busy for that anymore.. LOL. Have fun with your class and journal making. Brigita #103

Belinda said...

Oh Claire I hope you feel better. I started a little cough last night but nothing this morning so I am hoping nothing is coming my way. But the boys started school last week so I am sure we will be visited by a stinky cold soon.

I love the cover of your journal. Sounds like a fun class. I can't wait to see more. Please do share!

Hope you feel better soon and have a blessed day!
Belinda (37)

Maisie Moonshine said...

That's a great looking journal for your class Claire - good luck with it I'm sure it will be inspirational. Lucky you to have signed Tim stamps and I'm glad they're getting an airing. Have a happy week and get well soon. MMx #76

Krisha said...

Lovely progress on your LG. Do hope you and your family get to feeling better soon.
Thanks for the earlier visit, no worry about germs after spending the day with a sick GD,
Krisha #18

trisha too said...

What a gorgeous journal, Claire!

Oh dear, get well soon--glad you're joining the woyww journey despite the germs!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
:)trisha
#31 this week with
ATCs Around the World

Regina Hamilton said...

I hope you feel better really soon. I like that journal. Happy crafting #5

Roberta B said...

Hello again,, that's cool that you have a signed stamp by Tim. I think your stuff is coming along very nicely. And thanks for letting me peak in to your room. Roberta 6

Monica said...

I met the lovely Tim at a a show. Nice boy. That looks like an interesting journal. It sounds a bit like a smash journal. Look forwards to seeing some pages
Thanks for stopping by and not spreading germs!
Monica 99

scrappymo! said...

Your journal us looking wonderful! How nice that Tim signed your stamps...that makes them even more special!

I know you will have fun playing with them in your new book. You are an inspiration to us all. You have such determination.

Danie May said...

Your desk is looking fabulously full of fun things and I am loving your journal. Can't wait to see some of the pages you create. Hope you are feeling better soon! Danie #48

Kim Ferguson said...

Love your journal, good that you are at least beginning. That is my hardest step. Kim 38 Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh love how you used the individual stamps for your headings! And by Golly-goodies signed by Tim! Thanks for popping in to say hello! Sue Kment #32

Rita said...

Sorry you have a cold, but this looks like a very pretty journal! I hope you show us as you go along. :) WOYWW#107

Darnell J Knauss said...

Stunning work so far on your journal, Claire! How wonderful that you have a personal autograph from the Tim Man himself!! Happy WOYWW and thanks for coming to visit me earlier! Have a wonderful couple of weeks! Darnell #24

BJ said...

Loving the journal, now I know what to do with the "kraft" A4 ringbinder I bought on a whim. Timmy signed stamps, how super he is such a cool guy (met him a fortnight ago and am still on a cloud) Thanks for the visit BJ#94

Julia Dunnit said...

Urgh, sorry that you're all full of cold, feel better soon. love the preparations you're making..I'm a sucker for anything involving tabs and office-y stuff made crafty!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your busy work space and beautiful journal pages. Hope you get better soon.. :)

Laura said...

Hope you all get over your colds soon. Your journal looks great -- hope you enjoy your journaling class. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting. ~ Laura #13

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Claire
love those alphabet stamps they work really well on the cover, look forward to seeing what you create next. sorry if I scared you with the spider pinny its fun
janet #28 very late this week