Monday, December 27, 2010

The New Year is Fast Approaching!!!

I have been very busy with work, and the Holidays!!! We celebrated A Beautiful White Christmas at Home with our Family. It doesn't get much better than that!!

I have a quick share!!! A Cute little Owl Calendar that is FREE to Print for 2011!!! I couldn't resist making a desk version! The drawings are so cute, and you can choose the one you want for each month before printing out!! There are also two sizes of the Calendar to choose from!!! Here is a quick link to the website.....

2011 is only a couple days away, but there is still time to put this little Calendar together in an hour or so!!! I used my bind it all and covered recycled chip board for the covers, I also used an edge punch for the inside covers. The outside is plain.  Here is my finished little Calendar.....

I finished a Journal for my Husband last night. We are both going to journal our year this year. My husbands' is made from an inexpensive compostion notebook. The covers are scrapped inside and out, I added some ink to the paper edges to give it a slight grunged effect. It is pretty simple. The front cover has gaffer tape to the left near the spine, some strips cut from Recollections paper (flowers at the top, and the dice, also the State of Mind license plate, and the numeral strip. The license plate and the two small dice are on raised chipboard, as is the closure. The photo doesn't give it much depth. The closure was made with circles mounted on chipboard and attached with a brad. The butchers twine was inked and tied once around the brad on the back, it is just looped around the front cover to close. Simple to do and adds a little vintage feel to it. I blurred out the dedication on the inside cover for privacy...I left the back cover pretty plain...I for one like the black stripes and think they add to the masculine and vintage feel I was going for.

I will be designing my Journal in the next few days, I have collected lots of stuff to add to it, and have already made some of the signatures to sew into it!!! It will be more of a Junque Journal or Remains of the Day Journal.....right up my Pack Rat Alley!!!