Wreck This Journal: Week 7 – Getting Sticky

by jenn on July 17, 2009

in Blogging,Creativity,Wreck This Journal


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 comments… read them below or add one }

magpie July 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

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….

Lisa (thewrightstuff) July 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Hey cute cupcake – more cuteness! Beautifully creative!

LaWendula July 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I really like the wrecking idea drawings! But the other pages are beautiful too.

Kavindra July 17, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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!

Bohemian mom July 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Totally fabulous!
Congrats on the kewl award!

melita July 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

you always know how to wreck it good ๐Ÿ™‚

Jamie July 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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™‚

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) July 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

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!!

Hybrid J July 18, 2009 at 1:53 am

Love the four letters word page … ! Well Done! ๐Ÿ™‚

megg July 18, 2009 at 6:06 am

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!!


Genie Sea July 18, 2009 at 10:06 am

Congratulations on the award from Connie! She’s right. Your journal is cute like cupcakes! ๐Ÿ™‚

leah July 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

You’re totally cute as a cupcake. and your journal is too. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Other Laura July 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I really like how you made the potentially yucky sticky things page look so cute!

Jean July 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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

Fun! Congrats on your award! ๐Ÿ˜‰

NatashaMay July 20, 2009 at 1:51 am

I’d like to know how you keep your sticky page from sticking to another page? ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice list of wrecking as well.

Annette Q July 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Such pretty wreckage… I love those 4 lettered words:-)

Sherri July 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Awesome wrecking! I like your illustrations that go along with your list of other ways to wreck your journal.

Melinda July 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm

wow I love your pages! The artwork ……very very nice!

pve July 31, 2009 at 5:16 am

oh, what fun, i am a bit late to wreck this journal however, feel so inspired to make my own!

Voldemere October 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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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