Hybrid Project: Baby Junk Journal #1

I guess it's been almost a year since I stumbled on this video and was inspired by to make a junk journal for Magnus's first year.


It's been a nice project to do with a baby because a lot of the work is done ahead of time when you make the journal. I just collected papers from the random stash I had. My paper is all one sided, so in many cases I actually printed a paper from Pixel Scrapper on the back to add a little more excitement. I also added in a few cut files that I prepared on my Silhouette Cameo.


Working in these junk journals has really made all my dreams come true. I love the random feeling of just sticking stuff in a notebook that is itself already pretty random. And making the journals is fun too! I followed this tutorial for creating the journals.


This is the first of four books that I've finished. And over the weekend I just set up five new journals. So it's safe to say I'm a bit of a fan.


My absolute most favorite thing to do is include shaker pockets with sequins. Why is it so amazing? I don't know, but I can't stop throwing sequins everywhere.


Here's a little video I made if you want a full tour. Thanks for looking!

Recent Comments

Hayley Johnson
Hayley Johnson Thu, 12/19/2019 - 06:36

Wow! Such a cool idea. I totally need to do one of these for my son

Sabrina Cavalleri
Sabrina Cavalleri Sat, 02/23/2019 - 08:23


tonya cunningham
tonya cunningham Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:09

amazing. I used to do this when my son was younger. Getting back into hybrid scrapping slowly. Doing digital now due to lack of space. Thank you for sharing.

Marisa Lerin
Marisa Lerin Mon, 09/24/2018 - 05:33

@Christy: I cut up my pocket pages and will use a section, stick sequins in it and then usually close it with washi tape.

christy cole
christy cole Sun, 09/23/2018 - 09:05

So cute!!! I absolutely love it all though I'm super curious how you made your shakers.

Penny Whittemore
Penny Whittemore Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:25

Love it!

Melo Vrijhof
Melo Vrijhof Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:10

What a beautiful journal! I love it!

Gail Scott
Gail Scott Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:44

This is soo adorable - TU for sharing and the inspirations

Tina Shaw
Tina Shaw Thu, 09/13/2018 - 19:03

So adorable!

Marisa Lerin
Marisa Lerin Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:30

@Beatrice: I get my photos printed from Mpix.com

Faith Anderson
Faith Anderson Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:00

I LOVE that you have been "random" with this journal, it's making me think maybe I should do one?

Bourico Casper
Bourico Casper Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:37

so beautiful Marisa !!

Tiffany Bodily
Tiffany Bodily Wed, 09/12/2018 - 06:55

How fun is that? I love it.

Beatrice Loren
Beatrice Loren Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:54

Love your style. Do you print your photos yourself? Just curious. Your books are true treasures!

Heather Tperiod
Heather Tperiod Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:30

Too cute!!