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Saturday, March 09, 2013

14 December 2012 Journal Page

Back to pages inside of my Joie de Vivre journal. I stepped outside of my comfort zone with this book and used a tool that I absolutely loathe: an x-acto knife! There are lots of cut outs in this book. The pages go beyond just simply cutting out holes and windows which hopefully you'll see as I share them here with you.

Thanks again to everyone who played along with the 10 minute challenge. I am enjoying seeing the pages that folks have done.

Someone asked how I work. I usually tend to work daily in my journal in 30-60 minute spurts (sometimes longer.) I work page by page and in order I don't jump around in my journal. I date every page. There are days though when I can only work for small chunks of time in my book. I take what I can and it all adds up in the end. Getting something done on a page is important to me. I need that small bit of daily creative, introspective me time. It's an essential, non negotiable element to my life.


Marielle said...

Thank you Kelly for the workshop on Friday at Stampin from the Heart! You are a great teacher ... I loved every single minute of it, and I LOVE the journal you helped me create! I am going to get addicted, LOL!

Kelly Kilmer said...

It was wonderful to meet you. I don't have your email address or else I'd write to you personally. :) I hope that you have fun working in your new journal. Thanks for all of your kind words. Keep in touch!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I really love this page! I'm drawn to faces that are partially obscured and I like how you did this.

I used to hate Xacto knives, too. Now I go to them often to get things done that aren't practical with scissors, and I actually like using them. I don't know what changed my mind. The only thing I do differently is that I'm no longer afraid to waste a blade, and I change blades really often. Also, I've eased up on the pressure over the years, and I make sure my cutting mat is perfectly clean and not nicked before I use it. Other than that, there's no reason for me to have suddenly made this about face, but one day I realized that I'd gone from hating it to keeping a spare in my supply bag at all times.

sharon said...

I love, love, love this page, but hate exacto knives. I worked with them a LOT in college back in the day, and I had my share. I look forward to seeing how this progresses!

Cynthia said...

Love the cutouts you've done and partially hidden face. Also love your Xs and Os. They remind me of love letters and what better way to send oneself hugs and kisses. Thanks for the 10 min challenge sharing. It has me working in this new little journal.