Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blue Jean Journal

In honor of Kara's birthday, my sons girlfriend, I made her a totally sweet journal,
with "pages" made from blue jean pockets!

I used pockets from 3 pairs of jeans, making 6 pocket pages. I printed photos of the couple on canvas and added those in between pocket pages, as below.

I distressed and inked the edges of the canvas, doodled or stamped on the edges,
 and added lines to the back for journaling.

Below are examples of the jounaling tags. Some are stamped with positive affirmations,
or just lined for future thoughts or to record events, travels, etc...

I painted the "backsided" of the pocket, some are smooth and plain for journaling,
 others are textured, with stamps, or as below, I added a pretty pink linen handmade flower
with vintage buttons as centers.

Here you see I also added a few of the tiny pockets from the front pockets of the jeans also...

Now...what am I gonna make with all the left over blue jeans???


Happy Fathers Day to ALL the Great Dads I Know!

Happy Birthday Kara!

Linked up here:
Isabelle Thorton Le Chateau de Fleurs
Live Laugh Rowe

This project was featured on Isabelle Thorton Le Chateau des Fleurs

This project was "Featured" on I Gotta Create!

and also "Featured" at Tiaras and Bowties!!!

...I also linked up with...


  1. This blue jean journal is FABULOUS! Such a great way to use the pockets. Love!!! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  2. This is so cute!!
    new follower! hope you will stop by and do the same~

  3. You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! Featuring your hip journal ;) Thanks so much for linking up!
    <3 Christina

  4. What a lovely idea. It looks really sweet. Thanks for sharing. Ali x

  5. I love this idea! I want to make something like this for my baby!

  6. Oh Paula Paula Paula! I so love this project to death! Adorable, I can't even seem to find the words to describe how much I adore this blue jean book idea! I am pinning this!

    BTW, I so LUV your new blog look! Amazing girl!

    Stop by and enter the giveaway! Dont forget to link up this week... I think I may be featuring this on the blog in the morning! {wink wink}!

  7. So awesome! Found you via moms library. Now following via fb and google friend. Would love follows back

  8. This is TOO cute!! Such a unique idea. I just love it! Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party and I hope to see you again this week! :)

  9. I am in love with this idea! Thanks so much for linking. Featuring you tomorrow! XO

    1. Thank you Isabelle! This was such a fun project!

  10. Very cute project. I have made several things with old jeans - my favorite thing to use them for is bags.

    1. I have made jean bags a child of the seventies, a blue jean purse was my favorite! Thanks for visiting!


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