This is the time of year when I have steal moments here and there to be creative because I am so busy with my garden.  For several years now, I have wondered, how many jars of salsa did I make last year, how many pickles etc.  So I’m working away in the kitchen and not having a clue how much of anything I might need or how much we consume in a year’s time.  I need to get organized.
Idea!  What I need is a garden journal to keep up with what I’m doing.   Now I can I keep up with how much I plant and where each year along with the yield.  I have room to make notes about any problems encountered and also to note the type of plants I purchased and even when I planted them.
So I recycled an old 3 ring binder for my journal and covered it with Graphic 45’s DIY paper which was perfect as it is large enough to cover a notebook without having to piece it.  I used some images from Graphic 45’s Home Sweet Home collection to decorate the front of my journal but what I love most on my cover are the Creative Embellishments chipboard veggies that I painted.  I layered up the vegetables along with some Petaloo blooms and now I have pretty but useful journal to record all the goings on in my garden.

I just love the detail etching on the veggies;  look at that carrot, it looks so real to me.    I used a combination of acrylic paints and Lindy’s mists to color the various vegetables.

I love the kernels that are etched on the corncob, it looks so realistic!  These pieces would be perfect for a scrapbook project about your garden or to decorate a card or tag for your gardening friends.


Inside the journal I covered the divider pages with design paper.  I kept it simple on purpose as this binder is going to get a real workout!

Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles and Polka Dots
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Collection
Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4
Petalooi Burlap Blossoms x 4 Pistachio
Petaloo Burlap Blosssoms x 10 Pistachio
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