Saturday, February 27, 2010

Not Just a Plain Old Composition Book

Don't you find it inspiring journaling a something that has a been touched with a little extra something? Not just a plain old composition book. Here are two examples of embellished composition books that I have done in the past.

This compositions book I created using "Tote-ally Tess" stamp set which was paper pieced and Alphabet Simple Letters and Numbers die cuts. I used a lot of retired product on this, but could be recreated in anything. I use this to take notes at monthly downline meetings, sketch out card layouts for my monthly card, card, card workshop that I host in my home and anything else that I find inspirational.

Every year The Crazy Stamping Ladies, but on a Stamp till you cramp event. We have raffle baskets. For this event we had a basket to acknowledge breast cancer awareness month. I donated this to the basket of goodies. I used the "Friends 24/7" stamp set and Decorative Accent #2 die. Lots of glitter and embossing went into the creations of this one.

The reason why I thought about creating a journal was because of my mother-in-law wrote down everything while going though treatment for Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma, she thought is was very important and had something she could refer to if necessary. Unfortunately she died from the disease, but lived 7 years after being diagnosed and lived to see 2 grand children be born. She lived a wonderful life and I miss her dearly.


  1. I love your thoughts.
    I just found your site and I'm blown away by your beautiful projects. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  2. Me too on finding your site through Gretchen Barron's blog for the rose instructions. Can't wait to try this. I love your ideas. This I am assuming is a hardback composition book?

  3. First I'm so sorry for your loss... I too lost a family member, my Aunt, to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the young age of 48.. I miss her every day.. I found you on the SU Connection through Susan Carpenter and I've really enjoyed walking through your site.. you have such wonderful projects and these composition notebooks are lovely.. TFS!