Monday, July 25, 2016

Creative Embellishments Garden Journal

This is the time of year when I have steal moments here and there to be creative because I am so busy with my garden.  For several years now, I have wondered, how many jars of salsa did I make last year, how many pickles etc.  So I'm working away in the kitchen and not having a clue how much of anything I might need or how much we consume in a year's time.  I need to get organized.  

Idea!  What I need is a garden journal to keep up with what I'm doing.   Now I can I keep up with how much I plant and where each year along with the yield.  I have room to make notes about any problems encountered and also to note the type of plants I purchased and even when I planted them.

So I recycled an old 3 ring binder for my journal and covered it with Graphic 45's DIY paper which was perfect as it is large enough to cover a notebook without having to piece it.  I used some images from Graphic 45's Home Sweet Home collection to decorate the front of my journal but what I love most on my cover are the Creative Embellishments chipboard veggies that I painted.  I layered up the vegetables along with some Petaloo blooms and now I have pretty but useful journal to record all the goings on in my garden.

I just love the detail etching on the veggies;  look at that carrot, it looks so real to me.  
  I used a combination of acrylic paints and Lindy's mists to color the various vegetables.

I love the kernels that are etched on the corncob, it looks so realistic!  These pieces would be perfect for a scrapbook project about your garden or to decorate a card or tag for your gardening friends.

Inside the journal I covered the divider pages with design paper.  I kept it simple on purpose as this binder is going to get a real workout!

Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles and Polka Dots
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Collection
Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4 
Petalooi Burlap Blossoms x 4 Pistachio
Petaloo Burlap Blosssoms x 10 Pistachio

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to stop by the Creative Embellishments blog and don't forget to enter our July challenge.  You still have today and tomorrow to enter the challenge and maybe you'll be the lucky winner of a $50 gifrt certificate to the CE store.


  1. This is so super Maggi! I really love these papers! ;-) So cool that you are in your summery garden and hope you get many gorgeous and delicious goodies from it! ;-)

  2. I've just been thinking about making Garden Journals for friends - thanks for so much inspiration! This is wonderful!


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