A Southern Lady’s Ramblings: More Smashbook Fun


I love what A Southern Lady’s Ramblings has done here ,turning her shashbook into a calendar format for daily journaling.

At one point, I scored a stack of kids books free from a book sale to make my daily journals but I haven’t gotten around to using them yet. Kids books are usually 30-40 pages long, and the page format is usually smaller yet large enough for wordy ol’ me,  so I was thinking they could easily be used for a page per day journaling.

Moving to the top of the To Do List this summer. Maybe something I could encourage the kids to do,too.

How to Prepare an Old Book for Altering or Art Journaling – Art Journalist | Art Journalist


How to Prepare an Old Book for Altering or Art Journaling – Art Journalist | Art Journalist

This is a great tutorial on readying an old book to use for an art journal. I find that children’s books are the best for art journals.  They’re usually really easy to find at yard sales and book sales. I tend to grab the ones that make me think the original printing of the book was a waste of paper and it really needs a better life. You know what I mean. There is some amazingly awful books in the kiddie lit genre!

My library also has a constant free box in their lobby. It’s a good place to snag art journaling books and supplies.