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Friday, July 15, 2011

Busy creating...

I have a terrible time keeping this blog current. I find I just don't have the time. It isn't like I am not doing anything I am...I have been creating journals. Which have been quite a few can check out some of them in my etsy shop.

I recently created a "Strega Nona" journal for someone, made from a recycled book. She absolutely loved it! And I loved creating it. I have a wide variety to chose from, and I love doing custom orders.

I am currently working on a "goth" can see the work in progress here.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthday Mini Journals....

It has been awhile since I wrote a post. I have been busy creating journals and trying to promote my Etsy shop. I have several new journals in my shop. These Birthday mini journals I just added yesterday. They are great for sharing that special occasion with loved ones. Add your special message, cropped photos, slip into the envelope, and mail away...or just keep it for yourself.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Colorful Spring Travel Journal

Spring is just around the corner....well for some of us, depending on where you all live. I decided to make a colorful travel get me in that mood of spring. This would be great for that summer vacations....or Caribbean cruise.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Daily Journal-Pocket size

I love journals. I have received a few in my life as gifts. But every time I would sit to write those pages seemed so huge and overwhelming. So I decided to create one, that was not hard to fill the pages. I enjoy making journals...and I love these little pocket size ones. Great for jotting down those everyday moments of life. They slip easily into your purse or pocket.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Itty Bitty Passion....

I have a passion, an itty bitty passion, to is calming to my soul. The smaller the project, the more I like it, as I know I will finish it.
Today I decided to make an ART Journal for myself. My daughter, Melissa, has made a few, you can check out one here. They are such a great idea to be able to create and try new techniques and keep it safe in a book. I made a couple of pages today.....and can't wait to make more.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lil' Jarmon's Memory Journal

As I said in my previous post, our grandson's 1st Birthday is on Monday. Tomorrow we will have a grand celebration....lots of family and friends will be there to join us. My two daughters and I spent 7 hours today preparing food. Danielle, the mother of Jarmon, decided she wanted to make homemade cupcakes for her son's 1st birthday. Do you know how much time it takes to make 3 batches of homemade cupcakes and to frost them with homemade frosting? That's 72 cupcakes!! The flavors of the cupcakes are unique, cherry limeade, strawberry lemonade, and oreo cupcakes. (my daughter watches way to much of "Cupcake Wars"). Either way the cupcakes are delicious....and do taste so much better than those made from a box. After preparing the cupcakes we made up meat and cheese trays, veggie and fruit trays, artichoke and spinach dip too. So it made for a long day, but we had fun hanging out together. Well to get back to what the real reason of my post was to show you another new journal I made. This one is to re-count the fabulous year we have had with this lil blessing . This one consists of 20 pages, 10 pockets, each holding a tag, and 32 pictures. Each tag is annotated with special things that happened through out the year, ie...1st tooth, 1st steps, favorite toys, etc....

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Friday, January 14, 2011

A year of mini scrapbooks.....

Today has been a busy day. My grandson turns one on Monday, so I have been working on mini scrapbooks to show his 1st year. There are 12 mini scrapbooks for each month of 2010. Each scrapbook consists of 3 pockets, one each on the inside of front and back cover and one pocket in the middle. Each pocket holds at least one tag, which photos are attached to. The front cover is stamped with the month and photos added accordingly. I altered a box that I had saved awhile ago....not knowing then how handy it would be today. The box neatly holds all the mini scrapbooks.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ribbon Organization

Today I decided to organize my ribbon. Up until today my loose ribbon was thrown in a glass container and a plastic bag. I am a visual person....I need to see my stuff, if I don't than I forget I even have it. I took balsa wood pieces & shims I had in my closet, ( a project I am sure I had every intentions of completing) and wound my ribbon around it. What started out a tangled nightmare, turned out to be a well organized container of ribbon, now on my art table to use when it is needed.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day! It's time to be Creative!

It's a snow day here on the eastern coast of North Carolina. We don't get much snow...and when we do the whole area closes down. Since we are cooped up here I decided to get creative and work in my art studio. I decided today that is what I will be calling my craft room from now art studio just breathes inspiration doesn't it? I came across a box of clear pages that hold baseball cards as I was packing up the last of my Christmas decorations....and I thought..hey these would make great holders to store the shipping tags I hand stamp for my travel journals.

They are perfect, as I can see the front of the tags, and also can flip the page over and see what I stamped on the back, if anything. So I hand stamped over 50 tags....they are simple ones, but hopefully inspire who ever gets my travel journals to write down quick easy thoughts. I am not the "Queen" of tag daughter Melissa is though, and you should really check out her blog here. Her work is fabulous!!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Up-cycled" Travel Journal

Today was another productive day creating. I have been so busy making travel journals for other people, I thought it was time I started making them for myself. Hopefully 2011 will be a year full of journeys for my husband and I. Last week my daughter and I hit the thrift stores in search of those fabulous finds....we are on this kick of buying old books and repurposing...or "upcycle-ing" them. Needless to say we came across lots of books to use in making our journals. I love the cloth cover of this book and the design on the front of the mountains and a pine tree. This makes for a perfect journal for me to use either in April when my husband and I will be hitting the mountains of western North Carolina....or when we make our trip to Maine this summer. This book is huge compared to my 5x7 travel journals I usual measures 10 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. It is perfect as each page hold two 4x6 photos if that is what I chose to put on them, and it even allows for some journaling. The book is bound using my "bind it all' book binder and recycled rings from a book I bought at a flea market. I love how it turned out, and I can't wait to go on vacation to use it. :-)