"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Friday, April 20, 2012


UPDATE!   I am extending the coupon code below until 10pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2012!!!

Once again it has been months since I posted anything. I think that winter put my creative mojo into hibernation. Now that spring has arrived, I have been motivated and inspired. Sometimes ideas hit you on the head so hard you can't ignore them and sometimes they tap you on the shoulder a few times, wait for a response, then tap again when you ignore them. This idea just kept tapping because I was not making a move. Until last week, when it got tired of being ignored and slapped me right upside the head!!! I really don't know what took me so long in making this journal. I've been mulling it around for a while now. I have to say though that I am super excited! I've got a few other types of journals I will be making soon, however, I really want to go ahead and show you this one.

It is an Art Journal made using my handmade recycled papers on the inside and also on the outside covers. This is bound with a 3/4" O Ring binder (Bind-it-All). The cover is brown and the inside pages are a rainbow of color! 

What do you think?  Like I said, I am excited. I've made 2 so far of this size (5 x 7 inch sheets) and one smaller one (3.5 x 5 inch sheets). Tonight I made enough junk mail papers to fill 2 of the larger books as well as 2 thick covers to go with them. Can't wait until they dry so I can put the books together!  

And, I've decided that since Earth Day is this weekend, I would have a pre-sale in my Etsy Shop for these journals. Starting Friday, April 20 at 10pm Eastern Time, I will offer 20% off when you pre-order an Art Journal (5 x 7 inches).  You will be able to use Coupon Code "EARTHDAY2012" at the time of purchase. You can choose to have the inside pages be Junk Mail papers or a Rainbow of color. Each Art Journal will have 20 sheets inside. You can also choose either Brown or Junk Mail covers.  This is a pre-order. I will only have 10 pre-orders available and will make the Art Journals on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you don't want to purchase an Art Journal but would like to purchase some handmade recycled paper sets, you can also use the Coupon Code to receive 20% off.  The Coupon Code (and Art Journal pre-sale) will expire at 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday, April 22.

So.... Now that I've shared my new Art Journals, let me just say "Thank You" for taking the time to check out my blog and for having patience with me for not posting regularly. :)  

Until next time! I promise to post again before September! 


ShellyRaeWood said...

Gorgeous Chrystal......LOVE the idea! Good Luck! :) Shelly

Herrmann Photography said...

As I already said, I LUFF it! ;-)

Chris said...

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