Saturday, November 1, 2008

Covering notebooks

Being a bit run down and tired and still suffering from my cold for more than 2 weeks, I decided to have an early night last night so didn't blog. I have finished off another collage for a friend, but the gel medium is still drying so I'll post a photo of that tomorrow. In the meantime, last Tuesday night, for Mutual at Church (like Youth Group), my young women and me covered horrible hardcovered notebooks with some beautiful, coordinated scrapbook paper from the cheapie shop (dollar store). You should have seen their faces when I showed them the notebooks and asked them to choose one *giggle*. Then I brought out the scrapbook kits! Big smiles! Since some of the girls were away sick, so I used some of their papers and a book to make my own journal. The girls had a wonderful time, and it was so amazing how different their journals looked, even though everyone had access to exactly the same supplies. I will attach a photo of my journal and the girls holding up theirs.

While I was searching for some quick and easy ways to cover notebooks, I came across this great tutorial for sewing a journal cover - it even comes with a pen holder and clasp. Heart of Mary. I hope to try it soon - would be a great gift idea. She has lots of other great tutorials as well - one clever lady.


Carolyn said...

What a beautiful journal : ) The girls did good, it looks like they really enjoyed it. Thanks for the link up to the tutorial : )

Vickie said...

That's a lovely group of Young Women. Their journals look great. We made small journals in Activity Days last year. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the kind comment. Our Luau went great. We had twenty girls and their parent attend.