Sunday, April 11, 2010


The latest circle journal to come my way was titled (my)Tunes. Catchy, eh? I like the title, and the general gist of the book. I only know a handful of people who don't proclaim "I love music!" when given the chance, so we all share this experience. And yet, it is such a personal thing! So yes, fun layout to create, and a fun one to snoop through previous pages.

I realize two things. I don't post often enough, and when I do, I write too damn much. So, without further ado:

You might notice that the holes are on the bottom of this page. It actually goes in the book sideways. It's not ideal, but the book was 6x6, and with my Silhouette out of commission I had little control over the title size. Turning the page sideways was the best solution for the too much journaling/too large title. The book is small enough to turn easily, so I hope people don't think I'm off my rocker.

I wish I had done the journaling directly on the background paper. The vellum feels awkward and mutes the pretty schwoopies too much. Next time...

It would have been easier to photograph both of these pages outside of their page protector, but somehow it didn't occur to me to do it that way. But I kinda like the protector showing, it shows the context. Plus, I love that Kerry found these cute little protectors for the book. However, I wish I would have thought to put a circular polarizer on to minimize the glare. Would love to know if that would have worked better, but alas, the thought just occurred to me this morning and the book got handed off last night.

I have an inkjet printer that allows you to print directly onto CDs. I found these silver printable CD at Sam's Club and I love them. Usually printable CDs have a white label on them. While there's nothing wrong with that, I love the pretty metallic sheen these CDs have. For this I scanned the background paper and resized it a bit. While the title is a bit narcissistic, I absolutely love the effect.
The paper is Heidi Swap, probably more than a year old. I really love it - the color is so serene, and the subtle pattern was easy for me to work with.
It's really fun to see these Circle Journals filling up. I think it's apparent that none of them are going to lay flat when they're finished! I'm getting more and more excited to see mine again!
In the meantime, I'm stewing on ideas for the next one in line: "The little things that make life big."
Having so much fun with this!!

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