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k8thagr8
« on: February 04, 2007 08:23:40 PM »

hey y'all!  i made this journal back in september for my boyfriend for our one-year anniversary.  i wanted to make him something unique and thought of a little journal filled with  bunch of reasons why i loved him might fit the bill.  originally, i was hoping to come up with 365 reasons - one for every day of the year since we decided to make the jump into relationship status.  unfortunately, i learned there aren't 365 reasons i love ANYTHING!    i DID, however, come up with 179 reasons.  our anniversary was to be simple: a bonfire at the beach and just hang out and watch the sunset.  and, thankfully, that's just what it was.  the night before, however, he was feeling sick and i still hadn't started this thing, even though i had all the reasons in mind and the basic idea in mind.  while he was lying in bed milking this *thing* he had caught, i was a busy bee making this journal.  anyway, i'll shut up now and show you how it turned out.

the cover:


closeup of the cover (i had short hair at the time and always wear tank tops, skirts, and flip flops in the summer since we live at the beach in southern california):


the spine:


the back cover (if you mouth the words "elephant shoes" it is similiar to mouthing "olive juice" and looks like you're saying "i love you" to someone.  we do elephant shoes and i decided if i ever do get my own business running, that's what i'll name it.  also, our anniversary is 09-28-2006.):


top view:


cool picture of the spine and back cover:


i used water color sheets and cut them down to size and decided i wouldn't use that again - it was too thick.  i drew the girl with a sharpie and used water color pencils to color in the balloon.  on the inside (i couldn't post those pics because that stuff's too personal.  Wink) i used a sharpie again for each of the reasons, but bought a set of stamps and stamped each number before the reason.  i used red raffia and a knitting tapestry needle for the spine.

he LOVES it!!  and so do i.  hope you do, too!!
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xx_Kellybean
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007 09:00:12 PM »

that's really cute!
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k8thagr8
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007 10:26:26 PM »

thanks, miss. bean. i'm pretty partial to it myself!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008 08:46:11 AM »

Did you use cardboard for the cover Smiley?
Because it seems thick but bendable and I am wanting to try something similiar Grin
Sorry for being a bit topic bumping btw Embarrassed
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k8thagr8
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008 09:39:40 AM »

hey sarah!  thanks for the bump.  Smiley  i thought this thread was buried forever.   Cry

i used a pretty thick cardboard for the covers.  they're really not flexible at all.  i mean, obviously you could bend 'em if you really tried, but they're pretty thick.  i get a lot of notepads from vendors through my work and i always save the backs of the notepads for stuff like this.  i made a wine journal (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150461.msg1491033#msg1491033) for the bf's parents a christmas or so ago and actually used the backs of one of the pads but doubled 'em up for extra sturdiness.  i think the one i used for this one was the back of a spiral notebook for school.

i hope you make one and would love to see it!!  Cheesy  thanks again for the bump.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008 11:02:12 AM »

I will definatly show it when it's done Cheesy
I love yours, it's so sweet Smiley
Also, thanks so much for telling me what you used for the cover Smiley
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bespectacled
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008 08:01:48 PM »

This is adorable! I totally wanna go around and say elephant shoes to people now Grin
Great job!
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k8thagr8
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008 09:00:01 AM »

you're very welcome sarah and thank you for the kind words.  Smiley  i can't wait to see yours.

thanks bespectacled!  do it, it's addicting.  ha!!
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