7/14/2013

Pretty in pinks - an organic journal

Come peek inside my new journal....

Scrappy journal bag.

I was inspired to make this bag
 by DJ Pettitt

 Sari ribbon bow closure.


Pom Poms to dress up the top.

I attached two purple stones to the wax ribbon ends 
to use as place holders.  
They came from a discarded necklace.

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 The ties are inky muslin to clean up other projects.
The buckles are recycled from a goodwill outfit.

The covers are an assortment of leftover inky papers
inspired by Traci Bautista.

 I need to practice getting the signatures more snug.
The inside cover has a pocket.

 The pages are assorted inky papers,
card stock, wallpaper and scrapbook papers.

 The wallpapers are glued together to cover the
design, and on the backs where there was text,
I covered that with inky papers.

Some papers are stitched,
and others are glued.

I love how these little gems sparkle.



*bling*!

 This journal has 4 signatures
with a total of 64 pages.











The back cover also has a pocket
with my designer label.

The back.

The end....





7/04/2013

USA Strong


Freedom has its life in the hearts, 
the actions, 
the spirit of men and so it must be 
daily earned and refreshed -
 else like a flower cut 
from its life-giving roots,
 it will wither and die.  
~Dwight D. Eisenhower


Those who expect to reap 
the blessings of freedom, 
must, like men, 
undergo the fatigue 
of supporting it.  
~Thomas Paine


It is easy to take liberty for granted, 
when you have never had it taken from you.  
~Author unknown, 
sometimes attributed to M. Grundler


 May the sun in his course 
visit no land more free, 
more happy, more lovely,
 than this our own country!  
~Daniel Webster


 If our country is worth dying for in time of war 
let us resolve that it is truly worth 
living for in time of peace.  
~Hamilton Fish


 My patriotic heart
 beats red, white, and blue. 
 ~Author Unknown


I love my freedom.  
I love my America.  
~Jessi Lane Adams

Happy 4th!
Be safe, be happy, be proud.
USA Strong