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Monday, December 16, 2013

2014 Art Journal prep


I put in a tag for each month that I stamped as the happiness card.
There is a sheet of watercolor paper each month added
in as a fold out insert with washi tape.
This page is called "card peeks". You do a mini watercolor painting
each week of the month.

There are two inserts of jelly printed card stock for each month.
These are just background starters for anything I choose to do.

I am leaving the weekly calendar part to actually use as a planner.  Or maybe to document the weather, mood, or inspirational quotes for the day.

I can used the ruled side of the planner each week like a diary.
And the back of the inserted gelli printed paper for sketching, magazine collages, etc.

Here it is with all the washi tape showing from the inserts I put in.


I love that gelli printed insert I put in!

And this one!

My happiness cards double as monthly divider tabs.

You can see my envelope insert with downloads from
the No Excuse Journaling course added here.

I need to add a few more dividers. Ran out of tags!


And it is in my journaling bag ready to travel wherever I decide to play!

I have found two different art journal inspirations using a moleskin extra large planner.  The first one is Gina Rossi Armfield's method "No Excuses Journal"(here) and the other is "My Documented Life Project"(here) by a group of 4 women who are each posting this project on their individual blogs.  I am combining parts from each and a few of my own ideas. Can't wait for Jan 1st to get here!  Meanwhile, I will keep working in my mini December planner.

20 comments:

  1. What a great journal! Love it with the extra inserts with your own personality.

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  2. These prints are great - LOVE that orange and turquoise one! Love the whole journal! Great jog.

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  3. I am in awe, seriously the coolest thing I have seen. I used to be such a journaler (not art) but kept a date book ect. when I worked. Being home I got out of the habit. Now I have discovered art journaling. I would have loved something like this when I worked. so neat. do the inserts stay pretty well? with the washi?

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  4. Fabulous idea and tremendous execution!

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  5. Oh my goodness, you look like you are having an absolute ball already and the project has yet to begin! Love that! Can't wait to see what inspires you in the new year!

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  6. Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi Lucy May!! I am so excited you are in the DL Project, too...what fun we are going to have! I am just so inspired by your CUTE planner and can't wait to start working on mine! I ordered the extra large, too...knew I would love that size better. :) I just ordered the canvas bag from HF and can't wait to put some of my artwork on it. I used to paint purses and bags years ago so I'll have such fun creating something special on this adorable bag ~ thank you so much for sharing yours! I'm supposed to be working on my Christmas list, but ah, well, I do believe I need to journey about your blog a bit more!! What fun!! Hugs!!

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  8. Hi Lucy May!! I am so excited you are in the DL Project, too...what fun we are going to have! I am just so inspired by your CUTE planner and can't wait to start working on mine! I ordered the extra large, too...knew I would love that size better. :) I just ordered the canvas bag from HF and can't wait to put some of my artwork on it. I used to paint purses and bags years ago so I'll have such fun creating something special on this adorable bag ~ thank you so much for sharing yours! I'm supposed to be working on my Christmas list, but ah, well, I do believe I need to journey about your blog a bit more!! What fun!! Hugs!!

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  9. Hey Lucy May! Thanks so much for the video…awesome! I'm struggleing with my perfectionistic self and never thought to lay the wash sticky side up!

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  10. Love your journal and thanks so much for the video.

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  11. Very fun looking and great ideas.

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  12. Where did you get that happiness stamp??? I LOVE IT! Your journal totally rocks and has inspired me to dig back out my art journal supplies. WOW - this is incredible. What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a fantastic journal! I've collected lots of Washi tape but haven't done much with it. No vision at all! Love your tote, too!

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  14. Thank you SO MUCH for this post! I was looking for a great art bag for on the go....recently took a road trip and my stuff kept falling on the floor of the car so I gave up! I also appreciate the tutorial on adding extra paper to the journal...BIG help! :0)

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  15. Thanks for the video, thought you might need to leave a slight space between the inserted page and the planner side. Great metal ruler idea to tear the tape, I'll be using mine now. BJ

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  16. Lucy- I just LOVE your creativity- Thank you for sharing so we can learn x

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  17. Hey, Lucy, good posting. I do extensions, but never thought of doing them with washi tape. What a great idea. Following you now. Hope you'll come by and follow on mine too. I'm an American living in Ukraine where I teach altered books....so fun.
    Blessings on your 2014.
    www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

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  18. Adorable and so inspirational! thx!

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