Friday, January 1, 2010

Pink Saturday ~ What I am working on this year!

Happy Pink Saturday everyone! Don't forget to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all of the participants this week! We have been asked to share what we are working on or attempting to accomplish this year. Well, I am always mulling over ideas but something that has been in the back of my mind has been to create embellished journals. I am a big fan of journal writing and why not have something pretty to do so?! I actually happened to be working on one when I received Beverly's email with our Pink Saturday topic. Thus, I thought I would share my very first embellished journal. I would truly love some feedback from all of you talented artists out there. I am not a "natural" artist, but boy I sure do try hard! Please remember this is my very first so be kind, LOL!
I know the pics are not the best but I still wanted to share. Of course my first journal is PINK! I also used another favorite theme, cupcakes! I think my therapist persona shows through too because I believe in dreams! No matter your age, income, education, whatever! Dreams keep us motivated and longing for something that we have the power to implement or change! That's part of what life is about I think!
I used lots of vintage items too. Yet another of my passions! You'll note there is vintage ribbon and lots of vintage buttons.

One of my jars of vintage buttons. The jar is vintage too! Go figure!

Here's a picture of the inside cover! I used a vintage inspired image along with some vintage music sheets.
Thanks for taking the time to read my "dream" for this year. Your comments are appreciated!
Hugs,
Jacalyn

13 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jacalyn...
I love your post. The journal is so beautiful. I love the cupcakes and the sweet dreams. That is what we all pray for when we close our eyes, so maybe if you read that before you close your eyes, you will rest great.

I love the stained edges of the paper (or are they burned?) Makes it look so antique and all, and the use of the antique buttons and ribbon is just devine. Job well done.

You encourage me to try one myself. This is going to be a fun year for all of us.

Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

LV said...

You have made some very nice things. You are more talented than you think. I loved seeing some of your creations.

Purvail said...

wHAT GREAT THINGS YOU HAVE CHOOSEN TO SHOW US..THE CUPCAKES ARE DELIGHTFUL AND LOVE THE OLD BUTTONS IN THE JAR. i TOOK SOME VINATAGE BUTTONS FROM AN ELDERLY NEIGHBOR WHEN SHE OFFERED THEM AND MAKE PINS TO WEAR FROM THE.

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY. ELAINE

Terri said...

Nice job on your first journal. I especially like the cupcake theme. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Hope you have a great Pink Saturday!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jacalyn!

Love the journal, cupcakes, everything! I'm trying my hand at altered bottles this year!

I so know what you mean by not a natural artist, that's me too! I TRY and TRY. Some things I can handle, others not so much!!

Here's to 2010!!

((Hugs))
Marsha

Martha said...

What a beautiful journal, so lovely for Pink Saturday.
Thank you for sharing and your visit to my blog.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

You have done a great job on your first embellished journal. Love the vintage buttons and bottle. Nice inside page with the 3-D floating look. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year, too...Sue

CC said...

I love the cupcake theme for your journal..and of course, vintage buttons and vintage ribbons always go well with anything. They're some of my favorite things to collect. You've done wonderfully well on your journal,it's really pretty and you should be very proud of it. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely weekend.

NicNacManiac said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jacalyn.
Such a wonderful post. Your journal is adorable...you did a fabulous job!!
Big New Year Hugs...it's gonna be a great decade!! xOxO Nerina

Vicki said...

Hi, Jacalyn,
I love your sweet journal! I have been admiring all the ones I have been seeing on various blogs, etsy, etc. I think they are so romantic and wonderful to have for recording thoughts. May you have a great time creating in 2010!! Sending love and best wishes your way!! Vicki

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Meg said...

Glad to meet you and I too love altered books and journals, in fact I joined a papercrafting site which teaches lots of techniques I just haven't put up their button yet. If you want their address let me know.I will see you at the Valentine Swap! Have a great week! Meg

Lisa said...

Hi! I am a little late for Pink Saturday!! I have not had time to do a good job this past month so I have not been posting. I hope to get back soon! Love your projects!! Your cupcakes are sweet! I too am a Vintage girl!
Hugs, Lisa

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