So today I am working on the November December calendar that will come out in about 5 weeks, and I have been flipping through my Inspiration Journal for teachable ideas. I thought I would share the journal with you all, because I think it is a great way to keep your favorite magazine ideas without having to keep stacks and stacks of old mags. Lets face it, in any one magazine, there might be 5-6 really good ideas that you want to try. The rest of it is ads or stuff that isn't your style.
I go through my older mags every few months, after I am done pouring over them to start ripping out the best ideas for my journal. I just glue them in with glue stick, and sometimes I'll make a few notes in the margin.
The journal itself is a simple composition book that I covered with papers, embellishments, and ribbon. I created sections by glueing 2 pages together every 20 sheets or so, and then stapling a labeled cardstock tab in place. I have sections for layouts, cool techniques, embellishments, borders, words, cards, home decor, and misc. I've been keeping this journal for a couple of years, and I still have plenty of room to keep adding more ideas.