Friday, March 5, 2010

Journals for the Craft Show

Hi Everybody! I am getting busy making things for the craft show we are having in April here in Mesa! I have got one journal done and am in the middle of the second one .

When I first started this, my perfectionism was really getting in the way. Oh, that isn't straight, and this is wrong and oh why did I put the sticker there???? Geesh!

So now I having a better time after trashing three of these! LOL

Here is the first completed one: ( color isn't quite as bright as it really is)

Journal #1 front

And here is the back:

Journal #1 Back

As you can see, the paper didn’t go on quite square, but I am going with it anyhow!

I got 10 black composition notebooks for 2.50 at Staples after Christmas on sale.

I bought red and blue and yellow duck tape at Wal-Mart and redid the spine colors. Everything else I already had! And in multiples! LOL

This is the one I am working on now:

Journal #2 Front not finished

Not sure what I am going to do from here, but I will find something fun!

This creativity stuff is getting to be fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hearts Turned said...

Such adorable journals, Sandy--everyone will love them--we do get caught up in the tiny details, don't we? Really kills the creativity sometimes!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Sandy,
Well, we were blogging friends and now we're Flickr friends...anything else? Facebook? LOL! I love your journals! Aren't they fun to make? I never thought about Duck tape-brilliant...I always just work around the black. Now that Duck tape comes in so many different colors that is the perfect solution. I am so random when I work, never measure anything...just eyeball it. I'm random that way. Hope you have a great weekend! Are you going to DB? I have been reading all of their blog posts wishing I was there! xoxo
PS-Glad the cardstock worked out to your liking!

GerryART said...

Hey, you're doing good AND having fun doing it.
Wish I were in Mesa.


Cindy said...

AHHHHHHHH EEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH....this is me screaming...I Love them!!! They are so..cute and of course so you!!! Just close your eyes and wing it doing it is still much better than most of us could do!!! I'm sure you will do great!!!!

Cindy from Tx

Melissa said...

Oh, those are lovely. And coming from another perfectionist - I think the slight things - like the off-center checks - give them charm and make each "one of a kind."

Lisa said...

C U T E!! I love them! You have done a super job!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a cutie journal.. all so colourful and fun!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Those are so cute! I love how you changed the color of the spine. Have you seen all the different colors of tape at Michael's? I really like this idea.'ve got this bee a buzzin'! My husband thanks you! LOL

Anonymous said...

These turned out so sweet, Sandy! I love them! I'm a perfectionist so I can relate...

I keep hearing about these colored tapes! What a nifty invention! ♥

SueLovesCherries said...

Lookin' good, Sista! Keep 'em comin'!

hIWTHI said...


Unknown said...

Super journals Sandy! I am so excited to see you crafting now! We will all be your biggest cheerleaders! Elizabeth

My Grama's Soul said...

Sandy, Those journals turned out great!!! Glad you finally got started.

:O) :O)



Mollye said...

Sandy the journals are awesome! C'mon over to see who your Bunny Swap Partner is. XXMollye

Laura said...

Hi Sandy! I got a box today, and it's awesome! I posted a big thank you if you wanna hop over and read how happy I am with my new treasures. Thank you!

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Girlfriend,

It's about TIME!!!!! Sheesh, I've only been on your butt for, what, 3 weeks! I'm so glad you decided to stick with it, and I'm proud of you, as you're doing a great job. You have to believe me because look at all the comments prior to mine on how good they look..........silly rabbit! Love ya'


Brenda Pruitt said...

These are so cute! You should do well with these.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

These are Top Notch, Sandy. What a great idea with the duck tape. And I loved the "multiples" comment. Aren't we all guilty of that? I know I am. : )

myletterstoemily said...

love the journals! would be such cute graduation

you're brilliant!

i love mysteries, too. especially dorothy sayers, elizabeth peters,
anne perry, agatha, of course, and the brother cadfael mysteries.


★Carol★ said...

I think it would be worth it to jump on a plane so that I could go to that craft show! Those journals are wonderful, and I don't see anything but perfection! I think these are going to be a huge success!
Happy Monday!


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