Art Journal – Get Lost in a Book

Today I am sharing an art journal using the September card kit by SimonSaysStamp. The kit is supposed to be for cardmakers but the supplies can be used to create journal pages as well.


The papers included are just gorgeous and the moment I opened it up I knew what I wanted to do with them. So here is my layout:

art journal book

The old library drawers and the vintage images, as well as the awesome stickers just made the layout super easy to create. If you love books like I do, I am sure you’ll be able to create something similar in no time.


Today’s layout is very busy and colorful and there are so many things to look at, if you take the journal on your hands. One of my favorite clusters was the notepad pages stacked and embellished.

And don’t you just love that patterned paper with the drawers?


Here is another closer look


You can enjoy the how-to video below or on my YouTube channel

Art Journal Supplies:


SimonSaysStamp is generous enough to giveaway one September Card Kit 2014 through my blog! For a chance to win the kit, just enter your details below using the Inlinkz blue button.

ONE ENTRY per person

– Giveaway is open internationally

– No need to have a blog/URL

– I will announce the winner on Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Thank you all for joining me today.


  1. Avril said:

    Thank you for you wonderful ideas
    Avril from Sydney Australia

    September 3, 2014
  2. Pam Robinson said:

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    September 4, 2014
  3. Daisy said:

    I have learned so much from your videos! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    September 4, 2014
  4. Bee said:

    Always look forward to your journal pages. Love your style. Thank you for showing another use of the card kit.

    September 5, 2014
  5. Martha R said:

    Your art journal is wonderful! I enjoy watching you work and wish I had 2% of your creativity!
    Thank you for sharing.

    September 5, 2014
  6. Deborah Stout said:

    So enjoy your videos !!

    September 6, 2014
  7. Maria said:

    I so love your art journal pages and was totally inspired! I’m putting up my own blog soon! Thanks dear!

    September 6, 2014
  8. Deb P said:

    I enjoyed watching you use a card kit to create a journal page! So creative!
    Thanks for sharing!

    September 6, 2014
  9. Sue K said:

    What a great idea on using the September card kit! I’m so impressed with how you put together this art journal page.

    September 7, 2014
  10. Marlo said:

    I so enjoy your art journals you make me want to start one.

    September 8, 2014
  11. MarianneK said:

    I Love Your Art-journal tutorials!

    September 8, 2014
  12. Gloria Rodriguez said:

    Always wait for your videos. But I have a question. My pages stick together and I noticed yours do not. What am I doing wrong?

    September 8, 2014
    • Vicky said:

      I had comments about it from other crafters. I don’t know if it’s the gel medium you use or the paints… are they the same as mine? In any case I’ve heard that it might be because of the climate you live in.
      I know that some people use wax all over their pages once they are finished to prevent them from sticking.

      September 8, 2014
  13. Cris G. said:

    Love this page so much, Vicky… I agree with you, the pattern papers on this kit are really beautiful.

    September 9, 2014
  14. Gustoso said:

    Simon Says find your creative way with stamps.

    September 9, 2014
  15. Patti Delano said:

    I love your blog and your videos. Thanks so much for the give-away!

    September 11, 2014
  16. maureen said:

    It is so cool how you put one of these pages together. I love watching. thank you

    September 14, 2014
  17. Tegan White said:

    I love watching your videos and watching you create something beautiful every time! Amazing, so creative!

    September 28, 2014
  18. Nidia said:

    I think your cards are wonderful and inspiring

    October 31, 2014
  19. Elle said:

    Always enjoy your videos! You are so creative.

    May 23, 2015
  20. Kathleen said:

    I have found your videos to be so helpful. An inspiring event!

    September 1, 2015
  21. Shirley said:

    Thank you for sharing. Very creative!

    October 22, 2015
  22. deolinda rhoads said:

    Been wanting to start art journaling, there are lot of videos out there but you are easy to follow and very good at getting point across without giving unnecessary info and repeating, great color and ideas. Excited to start. Thank you

    July 24, 2016
  23. Constance Hildebrand said:

    Vicki, I am a huge fan… I am a card maker. Am curious as to why you choose art journaling? To me, Each page of your journal would make a wonderful collage to hang on the wall. How do you use/enjoy the many journals you must own? Do you ever sell them?

    I think I am not understanding journaling. Can you explain the appeal you feel?THANKS, CONNIE

    February 4, 2017

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