Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Authors and books Journal

Simon says Stamp and Show-read all about it
Tuesday Alchemy-anything goes
Papertake Weekly-anything goes
Frosted Designs-office supplies (manila folder for bookmarks, paperclip)
Saturday Challenge-animal antics
Simply Create Too-old or vintage
Simon Says Stamp-anything goes
Bearly Mine-anything but a card
Papelitos-anything goes

Okay I have been thinking for a little while that I wanted to make a journal for to keep up with my books. I am an avid reader, I mean like a lot of books lol. So I forget sometimes if I have read a book, or if a favorite author has a new one coming out. So I made this journal just for the books I have read. Plus I will have a place to put recommendations, I belong to a book group and we are always recommending books to each other. 
So Simon Says Stamp and Show is having a challenge and blog hop, Read All About It. I was so inspired looking through everyones projects, my favorite part, they told how they made them. I am always so intimidated by Stamp and Shows designers projects, they are so fabulous and I am always thinking I could never do that. So them walking us through them is awesome. 
So I took a composition book and covered it with some Tim Holtz paper, then I stamped and embossed, painted, framed, glossy accented it to death lol. I love how it turned out. I added a ribbon to the back so it could be a marker, and put a Tim Holtz metal tag on it, says Know. There is another Tim Holtz tag on the front that says "Reality is limits, Imagination has no boundaries"
If you look at the pictures closely you can see my newest favorite stamp, its on the inside cover and bookmarks also, its a coffee ring lol. It looks like you sit your coffee cup down and it left a stain, I think its so cool.


I took a manila folder, I measured out 3x5 rectangles with pencil, I stamped it before cutting it, that way it looks continuous, till you take it apart.

I made these awhile back but thought they would be great to put on a page where I really had a connection with the books.
This is the pocket I put on the inside to hold the bookmarks and journaling tags.


Beverly Tiemann said...

I love your journal. What a great idea to have a book for books! The pocket for the bookmarks/tags is so clever. Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Office Supplies Challenge. Beverly

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous image choice and a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining in with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Debi said...

This is very pretty, and I love all the details and the pocket :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, debi x

Joy said...

Love the mixed media effect.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Mervi said...

Hi Christi,
fabulous journal, beautiful elements and details.
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Collage Challenge!
Good luck;-))m

Sharon Caudle said...

Great journal with wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly! Hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful journal delicious elements combined with zingy colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

marion82 said...

what a beautiful creation!!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Anita Scroggins said...

what a great journal! Love what you have done! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

hazel said...

A beautiful journal, lovely colours and images. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Mimi said...

wow fabulous journal
Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
*hugs* Shell x

Francesca said...

Very cute , Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


Esther said...

What a fantastic idea - I too am an avid reader, might have to make a book for books myself !! Your cover is gorgeous, lots of lovely stamping and texture..Thanks so much for joining our Collage Challenge at Craft-Room..Esther xx

Maria said...

This is fabulous, what a great idea! I love all the stamping and the coffee ring stamps is brilliant! Thanks for joining in with our Collage theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

A beautifully composition with lovely elements. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "collage" challenge this fortnight. Wishes, Suzanne :)

Laney said...

Fabulous journal!! Thanks for joining us at BMC

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely idea! Love pocket too for the bookmarks and cards. Wonderful collage! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Eileen Ng said...

What a pretty journal to look at! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Wonderful idea--I hate starting a book only to discover I've already read it--beautiful job! Glad you could join in our Challenge #21 - "So Old/Vintage.`

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Corrinne said...

Gorgeous, Christi! It was wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy last week - And I hope to see you again :)

I welcome you to join me for the Anything Goes challenge here:

Lots of joy,