Our Story

Crimson Cricket art journals are made with you, the artist, in mind

Our journals are made for you, the artist, with these three objectives.

Crimson Cricket Objectives:

  1. Offer hassle-free art journals that work with all your favorite techniques.
  2. Provide something new to the art journaling community.
  3. Encourage you to create.


My name is Cathy. I live in London Ontario Canada with my husband, our 2 cats and a big fish pond with some very big fish.

Art journaling has been a passion of mine for several years. It’s the perfect way to capture my creativity and self expression.

I began creating my own journals in 2010, and just like art journaling, I quickly fell in love with the craft. I have participated in many online courses on bookbinding and book making. Creating my own journals has provided me with the ability to create high-quality journals that perform well when used as an art journal.

Working with my daughter Leisanne, we began designing our Interactive Art Journal. Each journal design was tested by using them ourselves. Through trial and error, and a commitment keep improving, we have come up with our 2 signature art journals; the Interactive Art Journal and the “Give it all you got” journal.

Every art journal is handmade

We construct and assemble each page, the binding, and the cover by hand. Because of the time it takes to create each journal, we only offer a few journals per style at a time. Your art journal is an original work of art, carefully crafted with heart.

Our commitment to you

My art journals are my life’s passion. I want you to be thrilled with your purchase, and to love your journal as much as I do. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will do everything I can to make it right. Please email me right away and let me know about the problem. I will respond as quickly as possible.

Due to the handmade nature of our journals, we strive for our best, not for perfection. Inevitably our journals come with some small “quirks”.

Our commitment to keep improving

Our story is just beginning. With each day we learn and adapt. You are part of our story. We love to hear from our customers. We understand that every artist is unique, and that your process is probably different than ours. By sharing your experience, what worked and what could be improved, we will continue to grow and develop the best art journal you have ever owned.

We promise to keep striving for the best.

Yours truly,


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