Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Read A Good Book, Journal Your Great Tale, Join The Hop!

Hello Creatives!
Welcome to INSPIRE!

Today I wanted to share with you, links and 
my project for the 
Rita Barakat/Finders Keepers/Scrapbook Adhesives
Blog Hop.

What a fun project this was to create.
I LOVE a good book.
And to inspire a young mind to explore a good book, is one of my favorite things to do.

Reading a book, letting imagination soar, was the inspiration for my project.

And the Libris Schmibris Paper collection along with the Jots & Dots Notebook & Rita Barakat's Fairytale Die Cut Collection, well, my imagination soared!

After measuring my paper selections to fit the journal, I began putting it all in place, with the AMAZING products from Scrapbook Adhesives.

I added elements from the paper and coordinating sticker collection through out the journal, including "tabs" that could certainly fit any book details for a young student.

For the outside cover, I used the "A Likely Story" Paper, because it featured imagery of my ALL TIME favorite book, Alice in Wonderland, and I also chose the Hatter & Alice from Rita's Fairytale Die Cuts.

For embellishing, I used Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Sheet, with a flower shaped punch, and added their foil transfer. I loved this technique so much, I used a hole punch in the same manner, and added "foil" dots on the cover & throughout the book.

The inside cover features a design to add the name of the user, and I added pockets through out to use library card elements from the Libris Paper Collection.

This was by far the easiest journal I have put together, and using Scrapbook Adhesive products made it so.

And in addition to the fabulous Libris Collection Paper and Rita Barakat's Fairytale Die Cut Collection.....PERFECTION!

NOW it is time to join the hop!

Be sure to follow each link provided here, leave a comment on each designers blog post, follow their blog, (beginning here with my blog) and MAKE SURE you visit Rita's blog, for details how you could win a prize!

Rita Barakat - https://ritabarakat.com/?p=5618

Martha Lucia Gomez - https://wp.me/p5TnaH-733

Join Rita Barakat on Facebook for Mixed Media Monday LIVE, and the Rise & Shine w/ Rita Barakat Group, to stay inspired and meet other creatives like you!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hope to see you again soon!
Until then....


  1. Great job Michelle! Beautifully done!

  2. So beautiful! I, too, am a book lover and I am so inspired right now to create a book journal. Thanks!

    --Sarah from Finders Keepers

  3. I love the whimsical nature of this. Nicely done!

  4. Nice projects! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Too fun and
    love the pockets!
    Carla from Utah

  6. I love books, too. Reading, and books, are one of my passions. Thanks for showing us your projects. I love to get new inspiration!!


  8. I am a big Alice fan myself so I really love your little notebook! What a fun and colorful project! Love the tabs!

  9. This is darling! Love all the fun pockets and details!

  10. Michelle, I love your journal! The elements and your design are really awesome!!

  11. Gorgeous layering of elements on this sweet journal. Thanks for sharing your creativity.