Sunday, November 7, 2010

Butterfly Journal and Haul Out the Holly


A friend of mine just celebrated a birthday.  I was able to make her a quick journal the other night.  The pictures aren't the greatest because I forgot to take them until after I'd given it to her.  I actually took all of these with my cell phone in a parking lot.  Here's to improvising.  :)

Just like when I made my Field Journal, I started with one of these (for more explicit directions you can check out the earlier post)...


I covered it in fabric, added some graphics, courtesy The Graphics Fairy, and a few odds and ends to get this...


Here's the back...


And the inside cover... the interior fabric is a brocade. 


I also alternately stamped some of the actual pages as well...


I also wanted to let everyone know that I'll be participating in an awesome upcoming event...


Haul out the Holly,Gwenny Penny,Christmas craft tutorials
 

It will consist of 12 days of holiday tutorials from 12 amazingly crafty bloggers.  I'll be working on my tutorial behind the scenes till then.  You can get more info by clicking on the button above.  Can't wait and I hope you get a chance to check it out!!

I'll be linking this up to many of the awesome parties included on my link party page, including Met Monday!  Check them out!

23 comments:

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Beautiful journal, Cecily. I just checked out the details on how you made your field journal. I've been trying to figure out how to make my daughter a Go, Diego, Go animal journal for Christmas... I think I'm going to try this technique.

P.S. Thanks for spreading the word about Haul Out the Holly. Can't wait for your tutorial!

Michele Pacey said...

nice journal Cecily! i like the fact that the photos were taken in a parking lot!??? way to think on your feet!

Marjorie said...

Sweet! I want one.

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

So pretty and feminine! It would make me want to write nicely instead of my usual cat scratch

Moe said...

Oh wow! So neat, I love these upcycled notebooks & haven't had time to go grab some. Great job. I loooove the Graphics Fairy. :)

CK said...

Love it! What a great gift!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

What a pretty journal for your friend. I hope she loved it!
Best,
Gloria

Zibeline Knits said...

First, LOVE the journal! My grandmother made a journal like that for me when I was a little girl, only using 11 x 13 paper, hole punching it, and putting a ribbon through each hole to attach it to the fabric (cardboard inside) covers. Your way of using the composition book is so much easier that I am definitely going to do it that way with my Girl Scouts when we make scrap books this year. Second, can't wait to check out your 12 crafty tutorials! I know they are going to be great!

Suz said...

That's a beautiful journal. I just came by the way of Brag Monday. I think it will make a great gift!

Suz
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Your journal is beautiful! What a thoughtful gift! I really love the graphics, and stamping on the pages adds such a fun touch!

Edie Schmidt said...

I love this what a wonderful idea and a great project. I was thinking about doing one for my kitchen... you know for all the ideas that come with food. Thanks

Tammara said...

Beautiful alterations! Love how you stamped on the inside also!

PetraB said...

A really lovely journal.

AmieAnn said...

Hi Cecily! This is such a beautiful project and soo sentimental! I love it.. so happy you linked it up to the Pink Hippo Party! Hope to see you again soon.. oh and my birthday is in March! lol!

Kathleen said...

Lucky Friend! It turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

It looks so lovely :) great gift idea!

Queenie said...

Beautiful journal...I bet your friend will loved it :)

foxxy said...

The handmade gifts are the best of all. The journal turned out lovely~

Pat said...

What a wonderful transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

A very pretty journal and such a great gift idea! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Kim said...

This is so cute and graphic (ha!). I love all of your butterfly details (one of my girl's would love this). What a great gift, too. You fooled me with a book link up ;).

Shannon said...

Tha's really pretty! Great gift idea!

I'm having a Christmas card giveaway on my blog. Stop by and enter!

AmieAnn said...

I love this soo much that I featured it on my blog @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-3.html
Hope you grab a button and link up your button jewelry. I love it!