Friday, September 10, 2010

Idea fabric and a new journal page

Update: The journal page in this post is no longer available for download. For a selection of free, printable journal pages, please visit my Printable Journal Pages collection.

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This bit from today's journal page is making me happy:


The doodly lines remind of a string of wonky holiday lights and the notion of a fabric of ideas has me all dreamy and thinking about how our ideas shape us (and others) and how we can affect the trajectory of our lives with good ideas . . . or bad ideas or revolutionary ideas.  Or something along those lines.

There's also some space to think about stuff -- the stuff you take with you, the stuff that has personal meaning, the stuff that you'd hate to lose . . .


The full, bubbly page looks like this:


You can find it in all its usual forms here (border-free) and here (bordered, but not coloured) and here (bordered and coloured.)

This is where I should end this post, but I feel like it's not finished yet, so I'm just going to blather on for another paragraph or so. 

I've been thinking about adding a bit of structure to this blog.  Maybe a regular posting schedule (if my real life schedule will allow . . . )  Just thinking via keyboard here, but if all goes well, I'll post a new page every Wednesday and start a new Friday feature in a couple of weeks.  It will involve periodic giveaways.  In the giveaways I'm envisioning, everybody wins.  Just like they do it on talk shows.  The whole audience gets a car.  Except I can't give away cars.  But what I can give away is a pdf of a new journal page made especially for the giveaway that I won't post on the site and that won't be available anywhere else -- just something I'll email to everyone who enters.  It'll be fun!  Or something along those lines.

Happy Friday friends!

19 comments:

  1. Christie - I really like using your journal pages!! I sit with colored pencils and doodle away, enjoying every minute! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  2. I second the love of journal pages as contest prizes.

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  3. Love your journal pages!!! Thanks for taking the time to post them! Your talents are much appreciated!

    (And with the Lightening round, I thought the spelling was for "enlighten". Never occurred to me it was misspelled.)

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  4. wOW. YOU MAKE US FEEL SPECIAL

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  5. I love your journal pages!! I hope you can make one every week. That would be great.

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  6. Thanks, Monica, Raederle, Melissa, Dix and Anonymous! I'm so glad you're enjoying my pages. Your comments make my day!

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  7. Just had to let you know that I have your home page on my favorites tool bar and check often for new pages. I am printing them out for my girls and I to do, as a fun journaling extra.

    THANKS so much for all your creativity and hard work. We appreciate it!

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  8. I have just discovered your journal pages, they are brilliant, I have just set about downloading them all.

    I teach a group of teenage girls about confidence and self esteem and think they will enjoy trying to complete a few of your pages aswell.

    Thanks so much, I have now bookmarked you too

    x

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  9. thought-provoking and enviably creative, as usual. Thanks again for the time you put into this. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. These pages are awesome! I can't wait to print them up an play! Thanks so much! I found you from Somewhat Simple. :)

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  11. I just found your journal pages and am in
    L-O-V-E! Thanks so much for sharing them! I can't wait to start filling in the blanks!

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  12. Your journal pages are amazing and given me lots of food for thought. Thank you so much for sharing them. You've made a difference in my life. Oh, and I think your plan for organizing your posts sounds fun.

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  13. Wow! These journaling pages are amazing!!! They are so thought provoking and get you to right things that will really be fun to read about in a few weeks... months... years... and just imagine how much our children and grandkids would love to read our thoughts and answers! I was wondering... I'm a beginning digital photoshop elements user. How do you creat these? What program and do you make your own elements???

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  14. I think it's a great idea, :) I'd love to get an "exclusive" journal page from you.

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  15. Oh my!! I totally think FASTER than I type... sorry about all the typos in my last post.

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  16. Thanks, Senovia, Tashia, Annette, The Baroness and Charity!

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  17. The Baroness -- Almost forgot to answer your question! I use Adobe Illustrator to create all of my pages. I also have a pen tablet, which I use to draw in the borders, frames and all those odd, squiggly lines that I can't get enough of. I still have a great deal to learn about how to make the most of Illustrator and the tablet, but I'm having a lot of fun along the way.

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  18. Hi,

    I emailed you, you emailed me, here is my post! I look forward to your journaling pages

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