I decided to make a journal and keep it on my desk. When I think of something, I'm going to write it down. You know, I'm at that age where thoughts run through my head like water over a dam. This journal is the gate that hopefully will stop them long enough to jot them down. Do you think that will happen? Only time will tell!
Now on to the journal. I went on a road trip with the Monday group. We went to a Ben Franklin in Grass Valley. I found a notebook for under $2.00. I thought if I do nothing with it, at least I can use it for note taking. I covered both front and back covers with a sparkly poinsettia DP. I added ribbon to the left side to decorate the edge near the bound edge. Then I started die cutting, using up scrap DP. The red pieces are suede, I love that feel. Then lots of snowflakes were layered in gold and suede. The title was printed on my computer.
This section is for cards. It's mostly to keep changes of addresses, until I can put them into my computer data base. I also want to keep track of who I already made cards for. As I complete a card I put it into an unsealed envelope and write, in pencil, the name of the person to receive the card. Pencil because I may change my mind and decide I want to give someone a card made later in the year. Lots of embellishments on this page. I found a burlap ribbon that has glitter in it, had to put it somewhere in this journal. The gold bows are actually pieces I cut from Memory Box dies. You may recognize them on the last page. The graphics are ones I've collected over the years. I thought they represented the graphics I like using on Christmas cards.
Well that's it for my project for Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Thank you Sandra for inspiring me to use more embellishments. Before I head off to seeing what trouble I can get into, I want to thank
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I'm off to visit the other design team members. I know they will have tons of inspiration.
Hugs to all, and Happy Sparkles Christmas Challenge!