Thursday, October 15, 2009

gift for my mother

The last journal I made was intended for my mom, but I changed my mind and made this one for her instead. I used a cardboard box and a paper bag to cover it. I have lots of paper- but not the colors I need or not enough to pages to complete a project. Besides I really like the bag look! Afain I used the dogs rabies tag rings to hold it together. This time I tied ribbon on the rings. I had a couple leftover embellishments from a different project. The rake and bag of leaves. I added them last minute. They weren't in my original intentions. I used liguid glass on the heart in the middle of the tree and the words love you on the leaf in the bottom left corner.

This project is compatable with a few challenges.

Pennys Challenges week 11 is Autum themed with a tree.

Secret Crafter week 53 is Autum colors

Our Creative Corner is the sketch I used

Paper craft planet/Simon Says challenge is to make anything but a card and give it as a gift!


  1. This came out beautifully Jess.

  2. Thats beautiful and a great idea

    Liz x

  3. beautiful

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Gorgeous journal Jess, I am sure you mom will love it! Great use of supplies and I love how you turned our sketch!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at the OCC! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  5. Lovely journal and beautiful colours.

  6. Jess girl, you ROCKED this challenge! I LOVE your creative altered items and really need to try more of these myself...they'd make great gifts! Love all the details here!

    Thanks for playing along with us again at Penny's Challenges, and hope to see you again next week as well! : )

  7. This is a lovely journal - your cover is so pretty with your autumn tree. I love how you used the sketch for this project. Thanks so much for playing the OCC sketch challenge!

  8. Beautiful work Jess,your mum will love it!!!Love the little heart on the tree.

  9. Very creative! You are so clever in your creations! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges!
    Kim xXx

  10. Beautiful!!! I love that you covered it with a paper bag! How clever!!! Thanks for joining us at PCP Simon Says group!!!!