Sunday, August 17, 2008


Thought this would be appropriate for Sunday, this being the front and back of one of my composition book journals. I covered these primarily with gift bags bought at the dollar store, cut up to use the different patterns and the word ANGEL on the bag. Filled in with painted book pages scraps, gold metallic tape, and on the spine, brown duct tape. The cover embellishments are a gessoed and paint washed tag made from patterned wallpaper, heart done on scrap paper, and a puzzle piece. I first saw these done by Lisa Vollrath, who generously shares so many tips at her site and who also sells some pretty cool stuff. I feel more able to play in these journals because all together they only cost me a couple of bucks or so. I also use these as notebooks for daily stuff, Bible study notes, and have made them as gifts for my dd's and their hubbies to use as a planning notebook or study notes. I need to make one for my nephew. He saw one of mine and asked for one, so if you read this Tad, I've not forgotten. He may have just been being nice, as he is like that.

Still in the middle of my work week. It's been both awful and not so bad. Found out we just had a full moon, so that may explain the busyness. It really does get crazier, sometimes literally, at a hospital when there is a full moon.

On a good note, though, I've almost shaken the cold. Still have sinus stuff but the cough has just about gone away.


Beth said...

I Love the Journal. I want to make some to give to some friends and people I work with for Christmas. Glad your over the cold, not fun having one in the summer.

Holly said...

I am glad you are starting to feel better! I have been so busy the last couple of days that I have not had a chance to check your blog :( Plus...they have yet to set up our internet connection...UGH! Anyway, I hope you have a great night at work tonight! I am about to go to Walmart and buy some school supplies. Then, I have to start getting everything together for my first day of school...yes...I have work to do already. Pray for me this week!

Love you,

Beth said...

Hey! Lucky you won the vacation prize over at Jeanies blog, the Marmalade Gypsy. So now your going to get 2 packages in the mail!!!

Jeanie said...

These are beautiful. I adore stone angels. I really must pick up some of those books and start on holiday books. I would love to do that. The duct tape is a great idea.

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