Since my man and I started to plant our garden I have wanted to make a garden journal to keep track of what we planted but also to sit during the cold winter season and look at the memories from the other more colorful seasons of the garden.
I collected the labels from all the plants and stuff that we purchased for the garden in a little recycled cardboard box. I also made sure to take photos all year long so that when I was ready to make my journal, I had material for the book.
I didn't have a plan for what kind of journal I wanted so I was waiting to get an idea and when Margarete Miller invited me to her Facebook group Vintage Gluebooks and Pages I knew THIS IS IT! I am going to make my garden journal a glue book.
I had found a couple of botanical books at the thrif tstore and printed some pages from various EVG collections for my project.
I made a video with a flip through of the book I made and I wanted to address the recycling of labels. Packaging labels as you see them in my project are wonderfully sturdy and colorful. At least most of them. There are also little ones that can be used in hundreds of ways. They can be glued down with photos and ephemera but they also just make a beautiful background for a themed journal like mine. I use the packaging labels as pockets and flip ups. That makes a journal very exciting to go through.
I made a page using packaging from tulip bulbs and turned it into a flip up with a waterfall album underneath. I think it turned out pretty good. I didn't embellish too much so that you could see how I made the layout.