Recently, I participated in my first journal swap. I've never altered a journal before and I was willing to try. After I saw some of the ones that other people did, I was overwhelmed with how beautiful their work was. I feel like mine didn't measure up, but it was my first time and now I will have more knowledge on how to do one. I just love learning to do new things. Here is a picture of the one I did and I will put of pictures of the one I get when I receive it.
She wanted to use her journal to record birthdays. Thus the calendars on the front from young to old. I included the months inside and pockets to put other notes.
And because my partner was an Army Wife, I made a second one for her to use in her purse or her car, it was much smaller and included a pen. I got this stamp from 2 red bananas and the sentiment is "I Salute You." I also had some "Army" silver tags and used them on the elastic closure.