Book of Thanks




Love my new Martha Stewart Frame punches!


Pages from a magazine just were right for this book.

I used the negative of my tags from my ScanNCut as a paper holder for move notes. The little Wasabi tape page is a handmade (store bought) paper.


I got excited when I ran across a bag of dollies.


Another Negative to hold a tag this time.


I watched a tutorial on stamping tissue paper and got so excited I started right away.


I’m probably not going to ModPodge a page of this bible again. I’m going to try to find the acrylic medium I’ve been told about. It has a clear envelope stuck to it for free tags. It just feels brittle.


Found the flower punchout paper today and it fixed the only page I didn’t like.

Oh and I love the clock junk mail I got and saved.


Belly Band! Love me my Martha Stewart punches. The hearts are Post its.



I was watching a EphemerasGarden video  interpretation of Ray Blake’s Midori Tutorial. Her Elastic Binding was so simple I thought I can do that! Here’s what I came up with.

It’s a book for posting little bits of happiness. Blessing, thanks, just good thoughts.  I’ve also been inspired by 365 days of Thanks.

I remember watching an art journal post where the woman writes private thoughts in her book then writes over it again and again to keep it private.


Wedding Scrapbook


I took the book wood for one of my planners and turned it sideways. I was in a desperate hurry because I’d had a surprise visit from my Awesome Grandson. I also used the little part that usually sits in the front of the book for the spine. I had not realized they were the same sign.


I tried to match the wedding invitation. I just realized I forgot to cut the snowflakes I meant to. I used the only cold weather paper I had. I think I used 6 12×12 sheets.

Each page is a regular sheet of cardstock trimmed long ways.


I drew this from the ribbon on the invitation and cut it out with the ScanNCut. I thought it would be on the cover but the names were too big for it to fit and I did not have time to cut them out again. Smile 

I won’t count on having no surprises again, lol but I had a great time putting this together while hubby worked in the yard.

Noir Nora

This book was inspired by Nora who reminded me Can’t isn’t a word in my vocabulary.


Drilled out a hole with my Silent Setter tool. Used Jewelry glue with a brad then duct tape.




Trying out my new set up.

Trying out my new set up.

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A full calendar,

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Page for post its.

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Very happy with how this one turned out. It’s a bit bigger than normal but the perk is an entire calendar.

Paris finished


More of my Book babies: Difference between a Large and Medium book



A large book has 6 pages. 3 of the pages are envelopes and the other 3 are fold out. Each page gets decorated then the front and back cover. It takes days to figure out what paper and what kind of embellishments. I use so much adhesive, glue and tapes. It always shocks me how much tape I’m using. Scor-tape, a big ATG, even Scotch double sided, oh and duct tape too maybe even some paper tape for decoration. IMG_20141004_055047 IMG_20141004_055100 IMG_20141004_055122 IMG_20141004_055135 IMG_20141004_055146 IMG_20141004_055152 IMG_20141004_055159 IMG_20141004_055205 IMG_20141004_055209 IMG_20141004_055213 IMG_20141004_055217 IMG_20141004_055221 IMG_20141004_055237 IMG_20141004_055242 IMG_20141004_055249 IMG_20141004_055304 IMG_20141004_055313 IMG_20141004_055323


Now here is a medium

A medium has 3 pages, one is an envelope, the other 2 pages are fold outs.

I really enjoyed these two 1950’s police box planners.

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These are a labor of love. The mediums seem like a vacation after a couple of large ones. I made a medium in 24 hours once but that was all I did while I was awake that day.  I ate standing there deciding on papers, I even got up in the middle of the night to stare at it. 🙂

I’ve always wanted to make books and thought when I started writing it would take care of the craving, but thank heavens I took that scrapbooking class!

Forest Mini planner



Thank you Home Depot Guy with hair like my son. I appreciate you cutting my board.



Mini next to Forest Big Planner.




Bird Planner and Mini

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I’m happy with this little planner. E and I cut out 12 mini’s so I’m going to be busy. 🙂



Bird Planner


I know I planned on doing the forest next but this one just took off. I added a bit more fancy to this one .


Wanted to make this page picture friendly so who ever gets it can make these above pages a bit scrapbooking.


I can not believe it started to rain right over my stump! LOL I ran inside and finished up.


Added an envelope picture pocket to this book.


Working on books but not writing them?

I’ve got three covers made and glued. Two of the books I forgot to put Tyvek in and had to back track but I’m a firm believer in “Not a Problem,” attitude on my crafting.


Two little front books and one 1950’s British Police box book.


Here’s the Forest Book. I did a FB Pole and it won. I did do a mini planner before it but the muse took control.


I just love this book if I were going to keep one it would be this but not happening. 🙂

New again?

I didn’t go back to bed after sending Hubby to work but did this instead. IMG_20140822_064438 IMG_20140822_064456 IMG_20140822_064547

Got to admit I’m surprised. I thought I’d do a big book next. Now my paper poll is all thrown off.

It’s made out of the extra little bits we cut the other day. It’s the size of the fold over piece on the big planner. Taking it to the store today to see if I can find a paper pad that will fit it.

Ok it’s about 5pm and this is what I’ve done.


I’ve not used up every bit of space.


Need to decide on a closer.


Left page is an envelope at the top too.


Again envelope at top.


Dollar two year calender.


Lace looking area is a pocket and right area has a slide in pocket.


Little slide in pockets and a scrap paper pad.



I have one more coat of Modge Podge and then I need to trinket it up and add stickers.

By the Sea (Planner)

I just had to share my latest Planner. I didn’t care for the paper, then I slapped some on the cover and WOW! It just came to life.






Decided on a belly band with a new charm.


I think I like it better up and down.


I like the smaller calendar from Michaels and I slipped in some Post it Notes.


Went and bought a beach themed sticker set and some inspirational quotes.


I used a sheet of transparency paper to give me more wave. The pack just had 2 of each sheet and it needed 3 or 4.


3 charms a message in a bottle, a treasure chest and a small Thank you on the Elastic holding the paper pad in.


Chopped up the cover to get a few more clouds.


Added a pen holder, hoping it will hold up.


Lots and lots of Treasures to find. I’ll add paper clips and such with the new owner.

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