Through the Garden Gate Junk Journal

For this journal, I envisioned bright, cheerful colors and a real sense of being in the garden. My friend, Emma, works at an adorable gift boutique called Through the Garden Gate, so I adopted the name for my Junk Journal, and made a garden gate for the first page. Even before starting the book, I knew I wanted the little white picket fence as a closure on the outside. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I’m happy to say, it works.  I like to visit and photograph the beautiful botanic gardens in Southern California; the pictures used on pages, tags and cards throughout the book are ones I took. I love how the book brings me into the gardens! ~Susan (SueBee)

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4 Comments on “Through the Garden Gate Junk Journal”

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

    Great book.

    • Mar 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

      Thank you for viewing it and for your nice comment!!

  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

    What a great idea.

    • Mar 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

      Thank you! I’ve been enjoying myself immensely making these journals.

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