Thursday, November 29, 2007

a book just for me!

so i keep making stuff, and loving it, and giving it away. the other day was really tough, i felt like crap, internally. you know those days you think you're not worth much? well, i had one of those. they seem to come more often the older i get. then something happened. i got a compliment. from a stranger! that meant it was unbiased and most likely, actually the truth! i decided to make myself a book to document these great little moments that seem to fade so quickly from the mind so that the next time i "have a bad day", i can pick up my book and remind myself that it's not that bad.

i got this little journal book from the $1 bin at michaels. i covered the front and back with this awesome pink and brown (LOVE IT!) paper from DCWV. leaves are from some flower arrangement that i took apart. i found other pinkish papers and ran them through my CB w/ my flower sizzix die for the flowers and topped it all off with that great big pink button. i threaded it with hemp twine to try to tie in the brown. the "j" is SU chipboard that i covered in some other pink paper and got some great ribbons to go around the top of it.

know what i love even more? the fact that my little book has a lower case "j". just the way i like my j's!

have a super night!

11 comments:

Godchick said...

Great book...super job! I love pink & brown too! Hope you've had a better couple days than the one you mentioned! I love your style of cardmaking!!!

CATHERINE said...

This is so cute!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

What a great idea! It's just gorgeous. Love the colours & bold leaves against the stripes: lovely! :0) Mel

paulssandy said...

Love the notebook, I am also a notebook fanatic. I love notebooks, any kind, as long as the pages are blank when I get them, LOL. I have more notebooks than I will ever have time to write. I think it is part of my paper addiction, LOL.

Isn't it amazing what a big change a small gesture from a stranger will make. And they will never know how big of an impact they had on you that day!! Just like we never wknow what kind of impact we have on those we happen upon from day to day. Sure makes you want to smile at folks more, doesn't it!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

What a wonderful idea! I've had those days. I am one of your blogging sisters on SBS2 and look forward to getting to know you. I love you site and your cards.
Becky

Miss C. said...

Aloha from a fellow sister! This book is fantastic. I love the colors and the flowers. You did an amazing job! I look forward to getting to know you and seeing all the other great creations to have to offer!

Marilyn said...

I know what you mean about giving all your good stuff away - glad to hear you made something for yourself! It does feel good to do that! I am a SBS1 sister stopping by to say hi!

The Lucky Clucker said...

Oh my goodness! I Love pink and brown!! Love your cards!SBS2 sister Bonnie

AnnMarie said...

Hiya jenn! What a beautiful book!! It is so important to do something nice for ourselves sometimes! You did a super job on this! Don't forget to write just how talented you are in your new book! Nice job! :)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

very pretty, I really like the flower.

mommy magallanes said...

Oh so cute! It's nice to make little gifts for ourselves.