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Journal With Me – Summer 2020 Scrapbook (1)

In the beginning of summer when it became clear that there would be no traveling possible this year my roommate Hannah and I decided to still make it a fun summer. We sat down and created a list which we called Kerria’s and Hannah’s Epic Summer 2020 Bucket List of different projects and things to do at home. It was then when I got the idea to document all of this in a Summer 2020 scrapbook. I have been excited all summer to get started with it and now that it is October and all my pictures I printed I finally sat down to start this new project.

The story behind a journal page

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 25, 2018

Behind every journal page, there is a story. It could be a story you want to tell with that particular page or the story behind how this page came together. I believe that every page represents a part of me and who I am at the moment. Today I want to show you the story behind one particular page I made in my art journal just before I wrote this blog post.

The story behind a journal page

The Beginning

When I came home today I felt like creating a page in my art journal but I was completely uninspired. That frustrated me and made the feeling even worse so I sat down and just skipped through my flow magazine. I ripped out all the pages with pretty pictures I could use now or some other time when I came across the picture by Vicki Rawling. When I first saw this picture a while ago I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to use it one day. When I saw it again today I had to use it and finally felt inspired.

The Prozess Of Creating

Just before I sat down to journal, I remembered I wanted to try out a Podcast called How She Creates which was recommended by @aspiretoamble on Instagram a few days ago. At the moment I really wish I could meet up with someone and create something together because for some reason I feel really lonely sitting on my desk all by myself at the moment. I thought maybe listening to other peoples voices talking about creating may help. I listened to the first episode of the podcast and fell in love with it right away. The whole process of creating this art journal page was really relaxing and I am so happy I have found this podcast.

The Story Behind The Page

At the moment I am really busy with school and I have this strange desire to go on an adventure somewhere else. I want to do something that inspired me and that I have never done before. For example stay in a lonely cabin in the woods or the mountain for a couple of days where I can relax and create without having to worry about anything else. The picture I used in this journal entry reminds me of that desire and I tried to catch the feeling through creating something. Looking at the finished page now I feel a lot calmer and happy than when I started creating this afternoon. So many stories are hidden inside this picture by Vick Rawling and I think that is what I love most about it.


I loved creating this page and I am so happy I discovered the How She Creates podcast. Just by creating I had many new ideas like writing this blog post. Maybe I will do posts like this more often where I tell you the story behind a journal page I made. What do you think?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

Art journal set up

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 14, 2018

Today I am very excited because not only did I finish my diary (you can see a flip through if it here) recently, but also finished my art journal a couple of days later. Just like I did with my diary, I want to show you the set up for my new journal before I show you every single page in my currently finished journal. So be prepared because there will be an art journal flip through up on Sunday.

But now let’s get into my new set up:

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This is my new art journal. It is smaller than my old one and, just like my diary, was handmade by myself. I replaced the old pages of this book with new paper and turned it into a notebook. If you are interested there still are a bunch of handmade journals available in my Etsy Shop. I love the new size and I am having so much fun experimenting with it. I had this notebook for years and never really knew how to use it. Now I finally found one.

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For the first page, all I did was stamp the word “art journal” in the middle. I love this minimalistic opener because I am always intimidated by the first page. This way there was no pressure but to find the middle of the page.

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Next, I included some rules just like in my art journal. I have no problem with people looking through my art journal as long as they follow my rules. I changed the rules a little bit this time but the essence of them is still the same.

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For the last page in my new set up, I included my contact information. Luckily I never lost any of my old journals but I wanted to make sure that just in case I lost it my journal would find it’s way back to me. Fingers crossed I will never lose it.


This is it for my art journal set up. I am super excited about working in it and can’t wait to share my pieces with you. Stay tuned for the art journal flip through on Sunday.

Do you have any specific art journal set up?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space