Saturday, August 7, 2010

The little pink book


Find this picture at the Graphic Fairy.


I find this little Journal book at the Dollar store....


I wanted a special little book on my side table by my bed to write down special dreams and people's names who i needed to pray for.
Got the paper to match...


Printed this Cherub picture on contact sheet (very small).


Got dimensional flower stickers and letters...



I aged all borders of papers with my ink pad. i had the stamp...don't need the "thank you" in middle, but no one will see it...


Placed the Cherub on top of the stamped area...




I placed glue on the spots and covered them with glitter for them to pop.
A silver glitter pen....It is ready...

Do you write your dreams?
Do you remember who you need to pray for everyday?



65 comments:

Marnie said...

I love your idea! I have many note books because I love to write my ideas down all the time.

You've inspired me to make one spectacular book for my special ideas, cares etc.

Thank you!

Debby said...

Hi Frenchy. I just made something similar last night for my cousin. I will post a picture of it. I used a plain journal book and covered it with paper and ribbon. I was at a crop night at
Archivers. They were having free make and takes. I used the trading card they had in one of their projects.
I'm having a scrapbook swap, if you are interested? (((((HUGS))))

Dearheart Designs said...

I love your book! I don't seem to remember my dreams at all :( Thanks for the follow and I'm following you back!

http://dearheartdesigns.blogspot.com

Amber Rose said...

Such a beautiful little book. :)
You have such great ideas!

High Heeled Life said...

Mon Ami... you inspire me each time I visit!

I keep a list on a note pad page which I add people's names to include in my prayers- sometimes the page gets misplaced or buried under things then I have to stop and go searching for it before I can continue - this is a great idea. XO HHL

Donna said...

Bon Soir Frenchy,
I love your beautiful book! What a wonderful idea! The papers and embellishments are perfect. thanks for the inspiration!

Meg O. said...

That is absolutely adorable!

Jen said...

Beautiful! I love how you took a simple book and really made it your own - and I love what you're using it for as well!

Natalie said...

wat a FANTASTIC idea! i don't record my dreams, though it would be cool if i did. i try to remember everybody to pray for...sometimes i forget so then i have to say 2 prayers before going to bed! hahah, i think i like ur idea more.

It's me said...

What a lovely book !! Frenchy...i haven't not so beautiful wrotebook......but the things to do i write it up in a simple book...hahahahahh!! love happy sunday ria...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is so lovely, and i think i need something like it to list people i need to pray for. i'll put it on my to do list!

Debbie said...

Now you've gone and done it... you've made my little spiral notebook look shabby (and I DON'T mean "shabby" as in "shabby chic"). You make EVERYTHING (even a dollar store notebook) look fantastic!! Thanks for the info - guess I better go work on mine now!!! :-)

Linda said...

Hi Frenchy~ stopping by from the Creative Spirit party~ I love this idea and it turned out so sweetly! I'm a new follower!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Frenchy!
Wow, this is adorable...I love it!!! (I use that image as my blog button on my I Owe it All to Him blog, can you believe it? I simply love it.

Your book is sooo pretty and I love how you made such a beautiful creation! I'm so happy that you shared it to show us your creative spirit.

Sending (((hugs))) your way!
Cindy
xox

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Frenchy!
Wow, this is adorable...I love it!!! (I use that image as my blog button on my I Owe it All to Him blog, can you believe it? I simply love it.

Your book is sooo pretty and I love how you made such a beautiful creation! I'm so happy that you shared it to show us your creative spirit.

Sending (((hugs))) your way!
Cindy
xox

Alicia said...

Hi Frenchy ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the prayer journal and your blog ... I am your newest follower.

Alicia
www.kramercottageschool.blogspot.com

Nesty Girl said...

What a lovely idea! I love embellishing things like notebooks, gift boxes, etc. This would make a nice gift.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely way to bring a dollar store journal up a notch, Frenchy! I've seen these at the Dollar Tree {with matching pens and file folders} and really like that they are carrying some really pretty things like this. I have to write everything down now, so something like this is always welcome to have nearby!

Charming Vanity said...

I love the little book u made. It's so pretty!

Terry said...

Love your journal! You have inspired me to make one! Lovely!

French Country Cottage said...

Hi Frenchy,
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment! Your blog is very inspiring! I Love it! I'll check in with you often- Hope you will do the same! I definitely need to create a book like you just made- Great idea! New follower here! :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

What a pretty book! I think the way you dressed it up was just perfect!
I think it's a great idea to have a book like this for prayers and thoughts.
Stopping by from Met. Monday!

Victorian1885 said...

I lOvE your pretty note book!Great colours and design..thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Wow, amazing what you did with a Dollar Store notebook! Beautiful!

I always need something to write down things to do, people to see, thoughts that come to mind, etc. It's so good to have them in a notebook where I can refer back to it.
Love it!

Terrell said...

Oh this is such a lovely idea!!! You made such a special book.....well..so special! :) You're so creative!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Lindy said...

I like this idea. How cute. I need a pad next to my bed so I don't have to get up and look for pad and pen every time an idea (that I know I won't remember in the morning) pops into my head...

Thanks for you're kind comments. I following you now as well.

Neat blog...

L.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

What a great idea to keep by your bed. It always seems that you have good ideas at night and if you had a place to write them as you got up...

If this were by my bedside, I would get more inspired. Loved the tutorial, it was really helpful.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

What a beautiful book! It is completely inspiring ;)

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your style. It takes talent and an artists eye to transform a dollar store find into a boutique chic treasure! So glad I hopped on by from The Girl Creative! Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

Sharyn said...

So very pretty. I have a dream book and a prayer tag book on my night table too. Love your blog - following now.

Staci J said...

That is a precious little prayer book, I LOVE this idea:)
Visiting from justsewsassy.com
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Hillbilly Handiworks said...

What a pretty journal!!

PetraB said...

This notebook has a very french vintagey feel to it, love the colours you have chosen. It is really lovely.

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

In one word: Lovely!

Come link it up at our tutorials:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-9/

BTW you don't need an invite for every party. You can just come and submit your craft/diy tutorials every wednesday or in the week following. All link parties are findable from our home page.


looking forward to featuring you again with a LOVELY project.

Erin said...

LOVE it! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

what a cute little journal! I need to keep one by my bedside!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

What a pretty little journal and a wonderful idea. The papers and embellishments are perfect.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!

Kat

www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Amy said...

what a great idea. I could use this for a Birthday Party gift. Thanks for the idea.. Have a great day.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is so adorable and would make a wonderful gift! Thanks for the inspiration.

I would love for you to drop by and enter my giveaway.
Hugs, Sherry

Olive Cooper said...

Inventive and frugal as well as pretty. well done. olive♥

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful!

Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Lovely. What a wonderful idea.

Karen said...

What a beautifully altered book! Just this morning, I was wishing I had a book at my nightstand to write down what I remember of my dreams. They always have So much in them and by the time I'm up & feeding my kidlets, it all drifts away. Thanks for the inspiration! :>

artisticblend said...

Beautiful! That turned out so nice. I love the idea of having a notebook on my nightstand to jot down prayers and dreams. Great idea!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Frenchy you are so talented!! You never cease to amaze me! I could get lost for hours on your blog... I have to admit, sometimes I do! Ha! Have a wonderful weekend!
-April

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what a lovely little book! You are so clever to embellish your special book that way. It turned out beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing this on Favorite Things Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend. laurie

GardenofDaisies said...

You are to talented! You transformed the little notebook into a one of a kind beauty! I love that you will be using it for your prayer list. Such a lovely idea!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Frenchy,

Karen has the greatest graphics, doesn't she?

Keeping a dream journal and a prayer journal is just the beginning. :0) We've now begun a wildlife journal..there is so much that comes to visit us that we decided it would be really neat to look back on it years down the road.

Pop over for a visit when you have a moment.

Happy Day,
Stephanie ♥

Moe said...

I love this idea! I used to write down my dreams & I still do if its interesting :) Found you on Simply Designing.

Kristi Flanagan said...

great idea! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party. It's almost too pretty to write in!

Hugs,

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Frenchy,
This is wonderful!!! I've had the same idea on my mind for awhile now, I'm planning on making a box version of the same thing. Your notebook is gorgeous! You are such a beautiful person, inside and out! I hope all your dreams are happy ones.
Hugs,
Karen

Holly said...

A lovely book...so pretty. I always say I am going to write down my dreams and I never do...maybe I need a pretty book.

Jerri said...

Love you book! Very cute idea!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Self Sagacity said...

Visiting from PS. Come by selfsagacity and say hi sometime. Love what you did with the dollar store notebook. Very upscale.

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Very pretty! I need to create a notebook for myself to carry with me. I'm always coming up with AMAZING ideas (promise, they are all amazing) that I tend to forget since I didn't write them down! This is very pretty!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

oh, and thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Lynnie said...

Wanted to thank you first for stopping by my blog and leaving such such a sweet comment. Love your book and what a great idea. May have to do this one. Thanks again.

Kat said...

Hi there!

I was directed here to this post by High Heel Life after she saw my post today about my prayer journal. I'm so glad she did. I love your idea of decorating an inexpensive journal.

I've enjoyed my visit here. I'd love for you to come visit me sometime.

Hugs,
Kat

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This would be a beautiful place to record those things you don't want to forget. I love all the details.

Christy said...

Frenchy,
I don't write down my dreams but I do keep a prayer list - although not is something quite so pretty!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I don't write down my dreams and I don't remember everyone I should pray for. I need one of those cute little books!

Jo said...

very cute little altered notebook. I have several, i love to record my wacky little notions and ideas!

Jenny said...

This is a beautiful dream book.

I have a little notepad and pencil beside my bed that I use, but I never would have thought about making it 'dreamy' looking.

Thanks for this clever idea and beautiful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

You are really talented.

A+

Susan said...

Great Journal. I am starting one again (I've started a few, and never got far) but today is my 25th wedding anniversary, I think i shall start a new one tomorrow.

Yours is lovely!! and may I say Frenchy you are getting very good at using PS and airbrushing!!

You haven't visited in a while...I have a HUGE crafty blog candy going on. click the picture on top of my sidebar to take you to the link.
Hugs,
Susan

Contact me at: isafrenchy@gmail.com