at this newest challenge from Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog. Because it is your Christmas present. So don't read or look any further.
Having that warning to my darling niece out there, here's what I did for this week's challenge
Something from Yesteryear
Months ago, Sonja, Stacey and I were at an outdoor flea market when one of the girls said "does anyone know somebody with the initials *KN*". Of course, I immediately thought of my niece and bought the book to make a junque journal for her.
The book was written in 1942 by Kathleen Norris and bears her initials on the front cover.
So this was a natural for my niece. I gutted the book to add my own signatures, saving the inside text for another use down the road. Glitzed up the intials with Stickles and added very simple signatures (4 signatures total) to the inside spine. Don't you love all that scroll work on the cover!
Next, I printed out calendars and added three months of 2011 calendars to each signature.
When I glued the calendars in, I only adhered on 3 sides (top, bottom and left) to create a pocket that opens on the right. To each pocket I added a tag with one of my favorite quotes and then ribbon to the tag to make it easy to pull out. The back of each tag was left blank - more space for Katie to add her own stuff.
Next, each calendar page was slightly decorated with Crafty Secrets cut-outs from their Calendar page. (Love those little guys.)
Added a couple of 7 Gypsies and Maya Road envelopes with journaling papers inside.
and the book is complete, ready for Katie to add her own journaling, appointments and photos. Perfect for a college girl!
This week's challenge will actually run for two weeks, giving everyone a chance to enter during the busy holiday season. Thanks for our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp Superstore, for another amazing prize of a $50 gift certificate to one lucky (randomly chosen) winner.
Visit Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog to see what my team mates have created this week. Such amazing works of art! I'm in awe of their talent as well as some of the beautiful entries we get each week for this challenge.