Saturday, December 18, 2010

Faith's Journals

Faith came over today to try and finish up her Christmas present journals. We ended up doing 10 of them and I "made" her do most of the work after I showed her how to streamline her process. I'm quite proud of her efforts and how well she did. I showed her how she could pick the coordinating papers for all of them at once, then cut all of the papers. This saved her quite a bit of time. Then she glued on all of the outside covers and we picked out ribbon for the trim. After the ribbon was added, she glued on the inside covers and passed them on to me for the final touches... The "bling." She didn't think she could do the accents well enough so I picked most of the stuff, ran it by her for approval, and then glued it on. One of the butterflies got bumped out of line, but I think it's OK. Adds character. Right?

See what you think:



I think her friends will be quite pleased. I had to laugh, though... She said she liked them so much that she almost couldn't bear to part with them. She now has about 15 of them made so I'm sure she'll be able to keep one or two for herself.

10 comments:

colenic said...

theresa-
these are beautiful....do you make the insides s well? how do you bind them...so gorgeous...do you sell them?? Okay that's enough questions for tonight! Hugs..

jojo said...

love it! Can you show us how to do that???

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

@colenic - yes, after I do the ribbon trim, I put a "cover" inside the cover so it's a finished edge. I sell them for $7.50 each unless it's a really complicated fancy one (see my other blog - http://scrap-happychick.blogspot.com - for an example of a more detailed one; it looks like leather) and those are $10. I start with a plain lined journal and leave the pages as is for note writing or whatever.

@jojo - now, if i told ya, i'd be sharing all my secrets. sure - send me an email so i'll have your email address and i'll send you the measurements and some instructions.

caterpillar said...

they look so beautiful...I don't blame her for not wanting to part with them...

SkippyMom said...

Lovely job. I want to be as talented as you girly. Not fair! lol

Missed you bunches! Sorry we got cut off the other evening, but know that I thank you for helping to keep me sane in my absence.

Love and hugs.

Roundabout said...

They turned out great! I know what she means about how hard it is to part with them. I too have made some xmas gifts & ended up making double of a few so I could keep them for my self!

Thisisme said...

They look fantastic Teresa - really professional, and I love all the different colours. I have always loved notebooks and these look great. I can imagine Faith not wanting to get rid of them, but I'm sure her friends will be thrilled with them.

Jumble Mash said...

Beautiful! I would like to have one of those myself. You should sell them. Oh wait, I just read that you do. Yay!

Pat said...

Those are sweet! Who WOULDN'T want to write in one of those?

ANichols.Too said...

I was about to say you should sell some since they look so nice...but then I saw your comment that you do! They really are gorgeous journals....