Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's too nice to wipe my nose with. . .

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Three times fast. Just kidding. :)
My sister is doing well, thanks for asking. She has a follow up appt tomorrow with her doctors at Duke. She wants to go back to work asap, she is insanely bored at home. I think that is a good sign.
I have been feeling a little scatter-brained lately, and I don't want to forget the important things I want on my pages. So I found this little journal in the $1 bin at Target. The inside has Kraft paper, which I thought was kind of neat. I'm constantly making lists on the back of random things like envelopes and paper bags anyway. So I covered the outside with some happiness called Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday and I stamped the inside pages with Van Dyke Brown ink and my ever growing collection of Studio Calico stamps:





Thoughts Journal
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Patterned paper: Wednesday (front and back); Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Rub-ons; Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Ready, Set, Chipboard Butterfly; Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Ribbon; plus Scenic Route Rub-ons, Pilot black pen, Van Dyke Brown Ink, and Numerous Studio Calico Stamps.
Instructions: Cut patterned paper into 6 x 6 square. Punch 2 holes with hole punch aligned to journal (you can do this by turning the journal over and using a pencil to draw inside the holes). Adhere to journal. If you don't have a pre-made journal, no worries. Two pieces of chipboard or cardboard with 6 x 6 paper in between with holes punched will work just as well. Cut and curve the binding piece of patterned paper around journal spine. Trace and punch holes and then adhere. Insert Ribbon and tie. Apply Rub-ons and butterfly. Stamp inside pages with stamps and ink.
I've been wanting to do this project for a while. It was important to me to have my handwriting on the cover somewhere. I'm excited to use the pages, the stamps really make me look forward to journaling around them, or on them, or with them. So, that's all I'm up to today. That and desperately trying to get well. Happy Thursday! Greys is on tonight!

12 comments:

Houston said...

So cute!!! I love that the inside is kraft, very cool I shall have to look in the dollar bins today on my Target run! Swoon over the stamps... I have a few but I think I will be hitting the shop at SC for a few that I don't have!!!! Feel better soon.

*Paula* said...

Adorable project - now I must go to Target!

Chris Dodaj said...

that journal is gorgeous!!

janel said...

Love it! Those stamps are mighty cute. Have a great day!

Karen said...

I love that journal...think I will stop at Target tonight on my way home. Stoked for Grey's....have a great day!

kristina proffitt said...

Love that journal, girl! So cute!
I hope you get to feeling better! Glad to hear your sister is recovering nicely! Still praying for her! Hugs! Have a great day! :)

rmeyfe said...

Cute use of all the studio calico stamps on the pages!!!

happydays525 said...

that's just adorable! crossing my fingers and toes here that we somehow miss out on getting sick, everyone we know is or has been...arghh! hope you are feeling better SOON!

laverneboese said...

What a great idea...totally love it! I need to do something with my SC stamps. I'm such a collector :)

Audrey said...

seriously cute!!! love the craft paper.

Vee said...

your mini is so cute, love how you used the sc stamps!!

Helsbells said...

I love this little book. It's a great way to use those SC stamps too :)