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rePapered Shop Mixed Paper Journals

rePapered Shop Mixed Paper Journals

Do you remember the Disney storybooks?

As a mother of girls and a teacher of many years I have a deep love for children's stories of all kinds, but the Disney books stand out for sure. And even though my girls are now grown women I still cannot part with my collection of Disney books. I guess this is good for my future grandchildren!

Not long ago, while in a second hand book shop, I sauntered through the children's section and was immediately pulled in. As I sat myself down I couldn't help but feel sad that I had lost a connection to all these wonderful children's stories of my past. I wanted to reverse time and go back to when my girls were young and their books were collecting in piles around my house. I suddenly realized that children's storybooks are completely absent from my current phase of life.

Holding a Disney book in my hands, I found myself longing for a way to reintroduce these lovely books into my life in some way. I am an avid journaler, documenter and scrapbooker (as you may have noticed) so I figured if I could turn these books into journals, keeping the entire story intact, then I could once again hold these lovely stories in my hands. And that is how the idea for creating mixed paper journals came about!

I kept all of the original story pages and inserted an assortment of papers and ephemera for journaling or smash-booking or scrapbooking, or whatever it is you like to do. There is no limit to the possibilities for such a lovely book. And there is no age limit either as these books are appropriate for all ages and stages of creativity.

As an added bonus to now having a reason to carry around these books again, I also get to imagine the history that comes with a repurposed book and that enriches the experience, don't you think?

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