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Journal Studio | DIY Inspiration Notebook

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

About a month ago, Jennifer Evans posted THIS photo on IG.

And I was instantly inspired.

Jen is a wonderful artist…and she makes these amazing smash books filled with bit & pieces and odd & ends.

I decided to wanted to do the same…sorta.

Mixed media, and “art,” in general, are not really my thing…I’m just not good at them. But I do love me a simple little traveler’s notebook spread. So I decided to create my own style of smash book…using Heidi’s Journal Studio & Color Fresh Paperline Collections.

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I have a huge stack of ideas that I’ve cut from magazines over the years…so I started by going through those and choosing the ones that still appeal to me.

Then I went through my current stack of magazines and snipped my favorite photos from those.

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I love that these pages turned into little mini scrapbook pages, inspired by some of my favorite magazine design ideas.

Shown above – some of the fantastic patterned paper designs from the Color Fresh Paperline collection…LOVE!

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I used a mix of both Heidi’s Journal Studio collection & the Color Fresh Paperline in the spread above…they just work so well together.

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

And honestly, those wall murals?

I die.

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

This is probably my favorite spread. The washi tape pieces at the top of the paper roll photo are 100% awesome.

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

And using a full-size photo on one page of my spread is one of my favorite traveler’s journal techniques.

DIY Inspiration Notebook :: Journal Studio | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Creating this notebook was really a wonderful creative exercise…and I’m so grateful to Jen for posting that IG photo!

I see many more spreads, many more notebooks full of spreads, in my future…

 

Supplies | Journal Studio Inserts – Floral, Journal Studio Washi Tape, Sticker Book, Ephemera, Color Fresh Paperline: 12×12 Paper Pad, Thickers, Sticker Book, Washi Tape

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