Wreck This Journal: Week 7 – Getting Sticky


While I’ve enjoyed the past several weeks of wrecking, this was the first week that I felt a little stuck around it. Not as inspired to crack my book open. Wanting a bit of a break from all the creation/demolition. During the creative process this can be thought of as the dip or a lull. I’ve noticed that in this pause, I’ve been renenergized around some other projects. I’m thinking that now might be a good time to mail the journal out to myself (one of the activities I’ve been avoiding since I’ve been so attached to it). We could probably use a break from each other for a few days!


I’ve been avoiding the “sticky” page, because well, it’s sticky/yucky. I’m also afraid that ants are going to invade my journal when they smell the honey and maple syrup!


Last week when I visited the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, I picked up an old UC Berkeley newspaper from 1974.ย  I clipped an article for my “random newspaper”page from it. I used to work at the UCLA Daily Bruin and that’s where Brian and I met, so I had a bit of nostalgia using a college paper.


I had fun practicing some handwritten type with the “four-letter word” page.


Perhaps having more ideas of how to wreck this journal will inspire me next week!

I have to say that the most excitement for me around Wreck This Journal this week came from my hilarious friend Connie. She conducted her own brilliant awards ceremony video – you must check it out. I’m super honored to be the winner of the “Cute as a Cupcake Wreck This Journal Dirty Footprints Studio award” and can’t wait to get my page from this creative chica!ย  Thanks, Connie!

20 thoughts on “Wreck This Journal: Week 7 – Getting Sticky”

  1. hola fellow awardee!
    i’ve been in a week long lull vis a vis the journal –
    next to me your ‘stuck’ week seems highly productive.

    i especially like the illustrations for your more ways to
    wreck this journal. And I admire your perseverance
    in the face of stickiness…i haven’t gone there yet….

  2. For someone in a “lull” you’ve done some pretty cool stuff. I love how you illustrate everything!

    And I so Heart the Depot for Creative Reuse! Maybe one of the top ten things I miss about Ca!

  3. How do you manage to make the sticky page so cute! That’s a gift, Jenn. Seriously.

    What a great way to honour your energy by letting the mail take over the wreckage for a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh my goodness. This is the second person besides me with a slow wrecking week. Maybe it’s a known phenomenon? Anyhoo, you made some cute pages regardless! Watch out though, you might get it back the next day the way I did. Talk about a shock! LOL Happy Wrecking, and Here’s to WreckItUp Energy!!

  5. For a lull – you managed to do all kinds of creative gorgeousness!!!

    I wasn’t able to get a copy of the book here in the UK so I am watching this book ground with a great deal of envy!! I’m hoping that your lull gives way to sparkling inspiration!!


    p.s. I’m one of the UK folk Sus bought the kits for!! I can’t wait – will report back to let you know how it goes!!


  6. Your four-letter words page is Outstanding! I love different fonts/styles of handwriting.

    Fun! Congrats on your award! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I love how on the four letter words page there’s all those nice happy words, and then there’s fuck.

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