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Monday, August 10

Journals of Love....

....my good friend Shirley has embarked on a project that is expanding at the speed of light!! :::smiles::: Her family, like so many, has been touched by cancer. She was inspired to make a journal for her family member. From there, the idea to make more journals to share was born. If you are interested in participating, you make contact her at srcattle@aol.com.

I made my journals from composition notebooks. I thought I would share the 4 that I made today. I made them with my newest paper conquests from DCWV, Stack 6 and the Green Stack. Be sure to click the pics to see them better!!

First up is a very bright and upbeat red and blues journal. It is tied up with a big red satin bow and the embellishment says: "May you never lose your sense of wonder" and it is highlighted with my Sakura Stardust pen.



The second journal is a more masculine journal that is embellished with a metal plate "Believe," held in place with screw head brads. The closure is made from a flattened men's cuff link and black elastic cord and another screw head brad.


The 3rd journal is a pink and brown combo, also embellished with a big satin bow, a pink flower and a pink slide mount that reads "Believe."


The final journal is actually my fave, with a beaver, snail and a tiny bird. It is embellished with black rick rack and says, "life's simple pleasures."



I covered the fronts and backs, then lined the inside covers to avoid all the printing inside. Now is the perfect time to stock up on these composition books with all the Back-to-school sales. If you want to play too, contact Shirley or leave a comment here and I'll get the info to you!! :)

6 comments:

Julie Ann Grakowsky said...

Awesome journals, Shelly!! That beaver is the cutest!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Shelly....each of these are BEAUTIFUL!! I love them all!!!

Shirley said...

Shelly, I cannot thank you enough for participating in this project. Your journals are wonderful...I love the embellishments and words. I cannot wait to get our journals into the hands of people in need. shirley srcattle@aol.com

Angie Hall Haviland said...

They are all WONDERFUL, Shelly!!

Diann said...

Great job on your journals, Shelly, and it is a wondeful project we all support! Thanks for sharing yours! Diann

Christina said...

beautiful Journals Shelly!!!!