Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much to those of you who have contacted me about this project!  I really appreciate ALL of you!  And thank you to those who have commented!  Due to requests for more pages, I am posting a couple more for you today.  I hope you are all having fun with this!  I've sure had fun creating and sharing with all of you!

And, as a bonus, here's a sweet pocket for a tag.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

More goodies for you to download!

Hi, everyone!
Well, today I have the last two downloads for the book.  I didn't want to include too many pages since there are so many ways to bind the book.  If you are using binding rings, a Bind It All or a Cinch, you can probably add more pages with no problem.  Today the download is for a page with a different type of pocket, and a second download with the tag for the pocket and some assorted embellishments for your book.  Thanks so much for playing along!  I have a Valentine's book in the works, so check back for that!


I'd love to see your finished books!!!  Have fun!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A different style of envelope page!

OK, here is another element for your book.  This one is an envelope page.  The binding portion is part of the envelope, so all you have to do is cut, ink and assemble.  Easy Peasy!!  Have fun!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What do you think?

How are you liking the book so far??  I hope you are enjoying taking this journey with me.  I'm having a blast creating this for you.  Today's element is a simple double-sided page, but I think it looks cool.  I think it lends itself well to journaling and embellishing.  Just cut it out, ink the edges, fold on the line and glue the two sides together!  Easy peasy!  Here ya go!

Have fun with it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Next elements ready for download! WOOHOO!!

Are we having fun yet???  I know I sure am!!  This is really a hoot!  I'm learning SOOO much, and it's made even more fun because I have you playing along with me!!!  Thank you so much!!  Today's pages are diagonal pocket pages with tags.  You will have two files to download for today.  Any questions, as always, feel free to ask!  Have fun!!  (The first file is the pages, the second is the corner pockets and tags.)              

A few things I need you to know!!

Hi, everyone,
I just wanted to say that the books you are creating are your own!  So, feel free to make them how YOU want them!!!  For instance, I wanted the binding edge of my envelope page a little fancier, so I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the edges and I like it much better.  I am also considering cutting my front and back covers apart and gluing them to chipboard for durability and binding it with my Bind It All.  What I am trying to say is that I want you to think of the elements as a "jumping off point"--as inspiration.  Please feel free to add your own special touches and style and, most importantly, have fun with it and make it your own.  I would love to see what you create!!!  I have more interesting pages for your books in the works!!  HAVE FUN!!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Here's your first element for your book!

Happy Sunday, everyone!
Today, I have the first element for the inside of your book.  I hope you all liked the cover.  I didn't put a title on it so that you can title it as you wish.  Today's element is an envelope page!  In addition to your adhesive, for today's page, you will need two eyelets and some twine, string, or embroidery floss.  If you don't have those things, go ahead and make the page anyway and create your own closure of choice.  (The eyelets and string are for the envelope closure.)  I'm using this as the first page of my book, but feel free to put your pages and elements in any order you wish!  Click the link below to get the file for the first page!  WOOWEE!!  This is FUN!!

PS This is a LARGE file.  If you have difficulties downloading, please let me know.  I may have to zip it if it is too large.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Something went screwy with the PDF conversion, so the original linked file may or may not print out correctly.  It should be corrected now and here is the new link:

Sorry about that!  I THOUGHT I had checked everything!! Told ya, I'm learnin!

Another FREE GIFT for everyone!!

Hi, everyone,
I hope you are having a fabulous new year! I am learning some new things, which always makes me smile!! I hope you will be as excited as I am about this new endeavor because it involves a gift for all of you!! I had so much fun giving gifts in December that I decided to start the new year off the very same way!! So, the gift I have for ALL of you this month is a digital/hybrid mini album!! The cover is available for download now, then every few days, I will give you another free element for your book!! How's that sound?? Fun, huh?? For the cover, all you have to do is print it out on cardstock, cut it out (it's all one piece that includes the front and back cover and space for binding), fold in the center following the green line, ink your edges with your favorite ink color (based on the colors in the cover, I am using either Frayed Burlap or Gathered Twigs, but feel free to use your favorite!), and your cover will be ready. Just download the file and print, and you are ready to go!

This project is totally free, but please don't share the file with others or claim my work as your own. It is protected by my copyright. Anyone who would like the project is free to download it from me. Wish I didn't have to put this disclaimer on here, but that's the world we live in these days!!! Hope you decide to play along and have some fun with this! Remember, this is my very first project of this type, so I will likely make some mistakes, but I will do my very best
And, if you have a moment, please comment and let me know what you think!!
Blessings and hugs!