Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Ever heard the saying, the shoemaker's son goes barefoot? Well, that's me. Only it's not shoes, but handmade Journals. Despite the fact that several of my dear friends have gifted me with gorgeous handmade Journals (thank you Michelle and Allison) I have had my heart set on a Queen Bee Journal for the longest time.

I started out by finding the perfect cover. Who knew that there was a novel titled The Queen Bee? Then it was just making the time, which proved to be much more difficult.  Like two years difficult. But despite my time challenge I managed to finish it this weekend and wanted to do a Blog Post Show & Tell.

I am in love with my Queen Bee Journal. I added all my favorite things; crinkled seam binding, my Queen Bee charm from Articakes, some of the gorgeous digital papers from Ephemeras Vintage Garden and lots of Bee themed ribbon.
I added the lock and key but they are just decorative. Which suits me just fine since I am unable to keep a secret.

Hope you'll stop on by Inside The Beehive and check out my latest creations. And no, the Queen Bee Journal is not for sale!


  1. LOVE that charm on the front!!! :)

  2. Its so perfect for you Ellen, so glad you finally made one of your gorgeous journals for yourself! :o)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Big hugs Alyson and Sophie xx