Saturday, February 2, 2013

Circle Journals using Heidi Swapp and Vintage Chic/Sugar Chic

 I've been talking about it for awhile and now I can post most of it.  I participated in a circle journal project with 3 lovely ladies.

If you are not familiar with a Circle Journal, here's how it works.  You gather a group of special crafty friends and you each make a journal.  Each person decides on a theme for their journal (or you could all do the same). 
This particular journal was 's journal.   Her theme was a series of questions that each person had to contribute to her journal with their answers.  She titled her journal "She Asked".

 I titled my section as "She Answered".  The picture above is the front cover of a file folder that contains my answers to some of her questions.  I used a combination of Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic, Sugar Chic papers and embellishments as well as a few odds and ends from my stash.
 On this page I answered her question... "what life advice would you give to your daughter?".  I decided to include a letter that was addressed to my daughter in a vellum envelope.  I attached a photo of Ashlea and I to the outer flap of the envelope.

 This is the two page spread.

 This page answered the question..."are you doing what you always thought you would do?"  I included my answer inside the openable (the flowered card).

 "What makes you happy?".  I answered that question in a simple layout I created in photoshop and added only a coupe of elements.

 Each person sends their journal out with the theme set and usually the originator completes the outer shall (cover) and adds their own thoughts related to theme as well.  As a group you decide when each person will send their journal on to the next.  When you receive a journal you have a certain amount of time allotted to add your input to that journal, then you swap again, and so on until the originator has their own journal back.

 This was such a fun project.  If you are interested in a circle journal, I suggest you just go for it!  It's so fun and so inspiring to see all of the different interpretations of the theme.  I thoughly enjoyed it.

If you would like to see the incredible full journal, check out Kathryn Morrow's blog (  She will show you not only her incredible work she put into the journal, but Colette's input as well.

Next up, I will show you what I put into Colette's journal.
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