Welcome to Andrea's Creative Quests. It is my hope that this will be a place that I am able to share the treasures which arethe results of my adventures in ART. I desire to be able to showcase my creations, keep myself motivated to create, and inspire others to embark on their own ARTistic adventures.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Yesterday I shared with you some Christmas cards that I made.  Today I want to share with you the journals 11that I made for my family.  With the wonderful assistance of my friends over at ARThaven I put together a journal for each of my immediate family members; my mom, husband, and two youngest kids; Andrew and Sheridan.

To make the journals I used plain composition books that I purchased from the local WalMart at the beginning of the school year for about $0.50 each.  For my mom's notebook I used DP from JoAnns and ProvoCraft CS.  The die cut images and letters were created using my Cricut Expression and Pooh and Friends cartridge.  So that I could get the exact colors that I wanted I cut the layers out of white CS and colored each piece with my Copic markers.  The inside covers and back were covered with bright red CS purchased a while back from Office Depot.  On various pages I placed small foil stickers of Pooh Bear and his friends, to that the entire journal was personalized for my mom who is a true fan of Winnie the Pooh.  Made to accompany each journal was a matching sticky note holder.  Again, this was not an original idea but one that I scraplifted from other creative sources on the web.
The sticky note holder were made using two chipboard coasters from Outback.  To hold the covered coasters together I used the Zutter Bind It All and wires.  Again the die cuts were cut using the Cricut and coordinating cartridge and the paper from PC and Office Depot.  Inside I adhered a stack of sticky notes for my mom to use.

For Doug's notebook and note holder I used Stampin' Up! CS, Cricut, Pooh and Friends cartridge, Provo Craft CS, Copic markers, and the Zutter Bind It All and wires, and coordinating stickers.

Sheridan's journal and note pad holder were made using: DP from JoAnn's (front and back outside covers), light pink Stampin' Up! CS (front and back inside covers), ProvoCraft CS, Cricut, and Dreams Come True cartridge for the die cut image and letters, Copic markers, Offray ribbon, ProvoCraft Terrifically Tacky Tape, Beauty and the Beast stickers from two different  Disney Princess coloring and sticker book, Outback coasters, Zutter Bind It All and wires.

Finally, Andrew's set was created using: black CS from Office Depot (all four covers on both the journal and the note pad holder), graphics found on the web, and a silver Sharpie Paint Pen, Outback coasters, Zutter Bind It All and wires. 

Sorry about the long post, I just wanted to get all of the journals and note pad holders posted together.  I appreciate your sticking it out to the end with me.   Thank you for visiting with me.  I pray that I was able to inspire you in some way.  I love to hear from you, so please take a minute and leave a comment.  Here's hoping to see you again soon!


Tammy D said...

Love your journals. I think you just gave me an idea for next Christmas!

Diann said...

Wonderful and fun journals for Christmas gifts! Diann

Sherri Auld said...

Your journals are such fun. Good to see you back to posting and creating. :-)

Anonymous said...

Andrea I love all of your projects...Winnie the Pooh ROCKS girlie!!!!!!!

Kerry said...

What wonderful journals and how much fun for your family! Everything looks just terrific! Thanks for sharing with us.

WendyP said...

fantastic journals and love the idea of matching notepad holders as well.
And Dougs ones made me smile as my husband's name is Doug too and he LOVES Tigger !!