I made the journals from art sketch books that come 3X5. The cover comes off easily to decorate as you like. The lilacs are colored with Copics and the lighthouse with watercolor pencils. I did have them laminated at OfficeMax since they are used outside and have potential to be rained on. The lamination also gives the journal some stability for stamping on. I also made my first hand carved stamp. It defiantly takes practice, and the more basic the stamp the better.
Have a Hoppy Easter : )