Looking for DIY summer journal inspiration, too? I’m trying to document every moment of summertime fun this year. I’m also using it as a summer bullet journal and wishlist since I don’t have travel plans for the summer but there are a number of places I’d like to visit when fall rolls around and I’m less busy.
One would think my self-imposed craft buying moratorium would put a hamper on creating a fun summer journal but who are we kidding here? I have more than enough in my craft stash to make a great journal. Here’s what I’m doing:
Summer Journal Inspiration
I was lucky enough to win a junk journal from the In Your Own Words Instagram (my friend Heather Davis’ new venture) giveaway. It’s exactly my style-assorted junk-like papers in newsprint, magazine page, and graph-like papers and it was made by Hope and Grace Designs. I had some old (I’d say vintage) 7 gypsies tabs to divide the journal into ten sections; each section divided into categories like: top ten best moments of summer; favorite 2017 summer meals; 2017 summer reads, etc.
The Magnolia Journal had some gorgeous Katie Vernon art in the summer issue and I knew the moment I saw her lovely illustrations that I needed to include it in my junk journal. I’m using her colorful art to illustrate my Top 5 Southern Travel Destination wish list. The wording is just as lovely fussy cut (use a small blade scissor to cut around the words leaving the least amount of white border around the cut out). A simple tape runner works perfectly to attach the cut out to the summer journal.
To accentuate the illustration I’m using calligraphy markers and a blending marker to highlight.
My summer journal is a work in project and I hope to have it full of lists, special moments, and fun anecdotes about Summer 2017. I’m still in love with last year’s garden journal and still use it daily, as I hope will be the same for this one.What about you? Do you keep a special summer journal? I’d love to hear about it in the comments or you can join in the conversation over at the Desperately Seeking: Inspiration for Creative Living Facebook page.