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jessimocha
« on: February 01, 2008 09:14:31 AM »

hello! this is my first ever entry in a challenge. my biggest resolution for this year is to craft more. the biggest obstacles in the way of my crafting, is that i'm terribly unorganized and lose track of projects, and that i can't manage my time at all. so i was already planning to make a craft journal, to plan and keep track of every project i do, and this challenge was the perfect thing to kick my butt into action. Cheesy

i really wanted this to be more interesting than blank pages, so it was also the perfect opportunity to try out some new photoshop brushes i downloaded recently Smiley

onto the photos!

i ended up making two books, one as the main craft planner/calendar/log, and the other small one as a portable book for ideas, material/shopping lists, doodling, etc


a page inside the little one:


the inside front cover and first page of the main journal:


another page, and how it opens


back cover:


the ribbon is what holds the whole thing together. i didn't want to deal with punching a lot of holes through the book board for sewing, and i wanted a way to add pages if and when i have to, so hole punch and ribbon it was Smiley

here are what the pages all look like. i don't want to overload this thread, so i'll just use thumbnails

inspiration and ideas:


materials needed


project ideas


completed projects (this will act as a table of contents as well as a quick reference list)


and finally project pages (these are the main bulk of the book)


there are also calendar pages for a full year, one of which you can see in one of the above photos. if anyone wants to know what's on each page and they can't read it, just lemme know.

ok, there it is! i had a lot of fun with this challenge, and thank you to leah for giving me the motivation i needed! Cheesy

i can't wait to see everyone else's entries! don't forget to vote! Smiley
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barbkang
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 09:30:51 AM »

Great idea! I love this.
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Chantelle
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 09:39:19 AM »

This is a wonderful idea. And you turned it into something beautiful! I love all the different pages and the fact that more can be added if needed.
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jessimocha
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 09:48:07 AM »

thanks ladies! you're so quick Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008 09:49:28 AM »

I love this, it is such a wonderful idea. Pretty and useful and so well made.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008 09:53:14 AM »

I really really love this, you did an awesome job Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008 10:26:00 AM »

Lovely choice of paper stock. What was it you used? Looks very fine and reflects how delicate the images are, well done!
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008 11:31:31 AM »

That's beautiful!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008 11:56:32 AM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008 12:23:25 PM »

i really like that idea, and the book looks really cute!
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