Monday, January 5, 2009

Homemade Journals

I made journals for my daughter's cousins for Christmas this year. (Ummm...I still have a couple to make and send yet. Oops! I need to get busy!)

I just used one of those black and white steno books from the school supply aisle, a glue stick and some scrapbooking supplies. I think these turned out cute.
Family Journals
Family Journals

Family Journals
For my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law, instead of making journals, I made them family recipe books. I had them email me some family favorite recipes with a snippet of why the recipe is special to them. I then printed these out and glued them inside the book. I divided the book into sections like appetizers, main dishes, desserts and sweets, and misc. using cardstock tabs that I stapled to the first page of each section. Then I just covered the front, back and inside covers with scrapbook paper and supplies. Then the recipients can add more recipes over the years to pass on to their children.

Family Journals Family Journals

I wish you could see them better. I was happy with how they turned out.


Greg said...

Thanks so much for listing my blog!


Allison said...

And...I would like to take one of those too! :) So now we are up to a purse/bag...and now a journal. :) hehehe

Joy ☺ said...

Oooh good idea on the journal! Did you create a scrapbook for Peanut?