Every year I create journals for the people in my department. I'm not the department chair (thank goodness!) but I like to make things for others and we always need a place to write things down. I start with a generic composition book and then cover it with paper. When choosing the paper and accents, I really think about the person who is receiving the item and try to match up the paper to their personalities. All paper and inks are from Close To My Heart. The first one on the 1st row of two is the one I created for myself. I used a couple of the 3"x 6" Picture My Life cards from Close To My Heart. I really like how they added another dimension to the journal.
Here are the ones I created for us this year.
The orange & blue one in the middle is actually for a friend at another school.