Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adding to my Scraps Book

So, for Amy Tan's workshop, she's challenging us to decorate our pages in the books we made.  When I first put the book together, I just kinda went with it without a real plan.  This was really hard for me because I almost always have to have some sort of a plan when I start creating.  For this book, I just jumped in without thinking, which was refreshing!  I decided to use this book for things that I love.  Just random stuff that makes me happy.  I have another mini similar to this, which you can see here.  But this one will be more decorative.  I used fabric and some scrap paper in the book.  I love the way the pages turned out and I was able to cover up some of the backs of the paper, which was white.  I don't have too many double sided papers, so most of the pages in here have white backs, which makes white paper that needs to be colored up!  Here's what I did today:
Updated the cover a bit to reflect what the book is about.

Sewed some scrap fabric right into the book.

Close up of the stamp and journaling.

Used scrap paper and washi tape on this one.  I even used the price sticker from my recent washi tape purchase.  I love the Japanese writing on it!
Thanks for looking!


  1. everyone keeps talking about this workshop, it looks like tons of fun! What a great mini

  2. I'm taking this workshop as well.Like you, I am a planner so this has helped me break away from that.

    Great Book!!!

  3. Love your mini with nice fabric

  4. love the fabric and additions to your book!

  5. Great pages, i love your page with masking tapes!!!