Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sweetness Journal

Last evening we had 
a terrific thunder storm. Dark clouds rolled and boiled, buckets of rain fell... and we lost power (a bloggers nightmare). 
I didn't get any photos 
taken yesterday due to the overcast skies, but I do have photos of a journal I haven't shown you yet. I made this with a couple of sheets of the Pink Paislee Sweetness collection from one of the old Pixie Dust Paperie kits I've been holding on to. I was keeping it back, not because I love this paper... but the reverse. One side of the sheets are the most beautiful florals, and the backsides I don't like at all. So here's what I did to kind of hide some those parts I'm not fond of...

I used this print for
my cover. I thought it was so pretty, I didn't want to cover it with embellishments.

Now when you open
it the trouble starts. See that bright yellow print on the warm brown background?... that's what I could do without. It's just not me... not my style, that's all. So I covered it up with a pocket, tags, and a Prima flower.

This page had another
backside print I didn't like, so I covered it with a full page pocket and tucked in a tag. I used the Alterations Mini Butterflies dies to make some adornments, added another Prima flower, and a Crate Paper sentiment (also from an old PDP kit - Kirsty, have you any idea how much I loved those!)

Now this backside
I could live with, so I didn't cover much of it. Actually I really like it... probably because it's blue, which is my favorite color. I just put on a square of the gorgeous floral image, tucked in tag, and again, Prima flowers.

Here you can see
the pink backside that I covered with another pocket, tags, Prima flowers, Authentique Diction sentiments, and American Crafts lace. The large rose at the bottom right was fussy cut and forms another pocket with tags inside.

Last page with a
fold-out journaling tag, Crate Paper sentiment, Prima flowers and Say It in Crystals, more AC lace. I also used a Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, wrinkled pink seam binding, and wide eyelets from Memory Keepers.

I'm linking up at:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I hope your week
is going well for you. You've all been a blessing to me in leaving such kind comments... thank you so very much! Love you guys!

Thanks for stopping by!


Rene said...

Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
Rene :D

Lin said...

We had that same storm, too (NE OH) - I don't think I've ever seen so much rain come down at one time!
Your journal is so very special - love the papers! Thanks SO much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the design!! The papers are just gorgeous!! Fabulous as always, Linda!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Ira Huberts said...

Such a fine use of all those delicate papers Linda, always love an album with great looking details like yours! Hugs, Ira xox

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, this is just LOVELY, Linda. Such delightful soft sweet touches and will be a great way to save precious memories. Thank you for sharing this with us in our challenge this week, and may God bless you this week for sharing!
Word Art Wednesday

Jani Lewis said...

Such a pretty journal. I struggle with using my papers too. This line is just perfect for a journal though. To be honest, i would see the paper more if I use it. Hope you smile every time you see it. :)

Michelle said...

Wow, absolutely outstanding, what a beautiful journal.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I want to run to the craft table and try to duplicate this journal . It is so LOVELY. You have stirred me from the inside out.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork journal with us this week.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Ros Crawford said...

You did a great job! Sometimes it's the opposite ... you like both sides and can't decide which one to use!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Is this ever fabulous, Linda! So eclectic and artsy looking and fun! Absolutely LOVE it! And great job disguising those areas which you didn't care for much. This is awesome!

Lisa West said...

Super little journal. I love the look when it is rolled up and kept together with the button and ribbon. I was looking closely to see how you created it. I just love it! Lisa (last Wed, Word Art #140)

Stephanie said...

HI ;)

Oh !! So excited to see you created one of these little journals!! I love them!! :)
Here's the original "how-to-make" them link for those who asked :)
sooo pretty your journal !!

with a grin,
Steff :)

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