Thursday, May 5, 2011

the write type...

I wanted to stop in and show you a little mini album created with the Jenni Bowlin main kit! I used the journaling cards and Pink Paislee Daily Junque ephemera to create this fun little book. I also used the Studio Calico alpha and Jenni Bowlin Blue Ribbon Embellishments from the Farmer's Market add-on. Take a peek...


I didn't add photos - but the theme of this mini is just some little words of advice....you could add photos or just journaling - maybe journal about your advice and experiences of what you've learned along the path of life?  Or encouraging words for someone special?
There are 10 pages all together in this little book. I used the Studio Calico journaling stickers on some of the pages like I did on the first page. The little sayings were trimmed down and stapled to the right hand side to keep the flow looking similar throughout...
The large cards with the sayings on them are by Pink Paislee as well. (Daily Junque Ephemera)
I tied the book together with some twine from my stash. Don't you just dig those alphas!? I need to get some more of those. They are by Studio Calico.
On this page, I used a little sewing pin to attach the butterfly. It is adhered under the saying, so it won't move around.

Love the yummy wooden buttons in this kit. Don't be afraid to layer the journaling cards like I did here!
Here I used a Jenni Bowlin sticker on the side, then added the typewriter and saying over the top.


On the last page, I adhered more of the little butterflies with Extreme Adhesive Squares by Glue Arts. (They are similar to Glue Dots, but I love them a lot more than Glue Dots.)  Aren't they pretty how they catch the light?

I have decided to give this little book away to one of my blog readers, so you can add your own photos and journaling wisdom inside for someone special! If you are interested, please leave me a note and I'll choose a winner this weekend sometime! Thanks for stopping by! :)

76 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is fantastic! I have a dear friend who loves bees and I'm always giving her items that say "Be ____" Love this idea.

Luanne said...

Oh Danielle! This is simply adorable! And I know just who I'd give it to. How special - thanks for sharing and for this chance to win.

Clair said...

You're giving this away? Wow! I was reading through your post thinking about how I'd love to make one just like this about my friend and knowing that it wouldn't look as fabulous. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it!

Betty Kimmel said...

Love this mini album, so full of colors and yummy embellishments!
I really enjoy visiting your blog cause I know for sure I'll find beautiful creations plus it is a great source of inspiration. Love those journaling cards..fantastic job!
Great way to star my day.
TFS
-BK

Jenny said...

How very cute!! Thanks for the chance to win this, personalize it, and make it our own!

marcy said...

This is so very pretty Dani!

Carol said...

what a great little book..I love doing projects like this! Thanks!

Donna Jannuzzi said...

Your work is always so pretty; very simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing your work with us, and for the chance to win. =)

borcherding said...

okay, saw this on 2Peas and zipped right over to your blog. OH MY! Such wonderful ideas!!! Into my FAVS you go!! What a great giveaway..thank YOU for the chance to win!!

Bonnie said...

I love this mini Dani !!! The details are just awesome. Thanks for sharing with us. Where did you find those adorable butterflies?

Miss Kathy said...

Fabulous mini album. I'd love to win it and personalize it, but you should sign it first. I get so much inspiration from your blog. Love your layouts, cards and designs.

Stay Funny said...

Love your mini's Danielle!
You are so Creative!

Anonymous said...

I just love this little book, I am a big fan of all things Jenni Bowlin. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work. Marie

mimisimon said...

This is a really cute book! If I don't win, I'll just have to try to make my own version.

mandi c said...

love it Danielle! How gorgeous!

Melissa said...

How nice of you to give this beautiful mini book away! Love it!

pegg said...

Oooh love this mini! How can you part with it ? :) I'll take good care of it!

Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

this is so incredibly beautiful I just adore this album!! thanks for sharing your amazing talent xx

justsomestuffimade said...

Wow this is such an amazing little book, I totally love it. Perfect for adding your own advice and kind thoughts if giving it as a gift.
I'd love to make one for my brother and his wife-to-be as they are getting married in a couple of weeks time!
Thanks for the chance to win, and of course for your wonderful inspiration, hugs, Ruth S

Carol Browne said...

Adorbz! Giving this away? What? Are you crazy? I LOVE IT! :-)

veronica said...

Danielle, this is beautiful! It would make a perfect gift for my niece who is graduating from high school this month!

Anne said...

LOVE those darlin' butterflies in your -adorable- mini, Danielle!

-Happy Mother's Day-

Lynn said...

Love this!!! I have these cards and just didn't know what to do with them, now I will use them to make a grad gift. My husband teaches high school and we have been invited to over 20 Graduation Open Houses. It would be great to have this one too (wink!wink!) and how sweet of you to share!!!

justasiam said...

You put so much detail and care into all of the projects you do...and they are gorgeous. I would love to win this one!

jen said...

love all of the fun details!
Happy Mother's day!!:)

Renee S. said...

What a fantastic album! It is perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous album! I love all the different embellishments. Thanks for a chance to win. Margaret K.

jamie said...

i adore this...
and then you say you are giving it away?
eh?
fun!
my week could do with a mini like this.
~j

Kelly R said...

Great giveaway and mini!

The Mize of Texas said...

What a great little album! I love it!

Mernin said...

This is so pretty! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win - I have someone perfect to give it to.

Jenny said...

I lovelovelove this! Everything is just beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

NancyLee said...

Love, love, love your adorable mini! Sooooo beautiful and how lucky whoever wins it!

Mykola said...

It's fantastic. I tried making an album like this, and it did not come out as great. It takes the right amount of talent.

RED said...

Love the color combination. Great way to use the alpha.

StaceyL. said...

this is soooo cute! i want it!

Denise G said...

Your mini album is so super cute and fun! I love your style and appreciate your inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Priya Venkat Designs said...

Absolutely luscious mix of papers and alpha and embellies. I love your use of journaling tags in a mixy-matchy style. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable mini (I am a lover of all things mini).

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

OMGoodness I would love to win this sweet little mini book! I love how you did all the layering and added all the cute embellishments here and there.
Thanks for the chance to win :)

Emma said...

Love the mini the colours, the butterflies well truth be told I love it all, Thanks for sharing

Ujjwal said...

So gorgeous, all the elements go so well together. And since I adore your work, I would love to have one of your beauties in my hand :)

Thanks for a chance to win!

kimmie said...

I love it as always. Love to have this book!

Christelle said...

Excuse my bad english !!! What a wonderful book !!! Very very beautiful as always !!! Just a little note to tell you that I'm so honored by your comment on my album at two peas ... I admire your work (you're in my blog lovin' for a long time ;-) and for me it's amazing !!! Thank you very much !!!

Sandy aspromised said...

Awesome - love the look and the feel you got from layering and adding the little embellishments - great job

jackie r. said...

Danielle, your mini is so sweet. I would love to scribble some kind notes to myself in it. I'm trying to revamp my life, go to college, and work on myself. It's challenging not to get down on myself or be too hard on myself when the challenges that come along with this undertaking seem to get the best of me, and I would love to gift this to myself to remind myself to be steady. Thanks for the inspiration on your blog. I look forward to reading it all the time.

Anonymous said...

This little album would be an awesome gift for a graduate! Would love to be the recipient! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Danielle this is just beautiful!!! I love all the details!!!

You can pick me please....I have a Birthday on the 13th!!!! :-)

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Debbie P said...

Thank you for offering this sweet, little book. I love your style.

Sarah B said...

Such a beautiful and inspirational mini album! I LOVE it. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Anonymous said...

What a great book. I was so inspired. It would work wonderful for a graduate! Thank you for all your inspiration.
Louise

Pamela said...

Danielle: Beautiful work, soooo much to admire and look at, this would keep me busy for awhile. I love those journaling cards, they add the perfect touch. Thank you for the opportunity to something this lovely, so generous to share your beautiful work!

Keshet said...

Just beautiful, Danielle!

ConnieM50 said...

What an amazing mini-album! I would keep it for myself (hehe) just for the inspiration!

cjbrandon said...

Love, love, love it! Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win!

Maria said...

I would love to have a little mini album like that!! So nice of you giving us a chance to win it!! Thanks

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a fresh and fabulous book...thanks so much for the opportunity to win it! Love your designs...

Cmad said...

This little book is AMAZING. LOVE the vintage vibe you put on it. The type writer is so cute!!! Love how the twine binds the book. Such a fun and cute book.

Brittney said...

I can't believe you're giving this away! It's absolutely fabulous!

Erica said...

This is so cool! I love the mix of colors, elements, and embellishments. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! Happy Mother's Day!

Debbie Pereira said...

I LOVE this little book. I would love to add my bits of wisdom to it! Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing all your incredible talent with us. Your blog is always a source of inspiration to me.

Melissa Antolovic said...

what a lovely book. It's very pretty.
I'd love to be the one who gets to fill it in.

Sandy Ang said...

Being a long time admirer of your work, I'm just so excited that you are giving away a creation.

Yvonne said...

I have only recently found your blog, but your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How cute is that??? So creative...

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Michelle*G said...

Ok...I can come out of blog lurkdom for a chance to win that fabulous little book! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!

katrynka said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a cute book!

JenniferSanborn said...

Really well done! I just got this ephemera pack the other day...lots of inspiration! :)

favouriteworkofart said...

Beautiful as always, Danielle. Now I usually check your blog pretty much every day but didn't this week (lots of work). Fingers crossed your random number generator loves the last number as I would really love to win this and finish it off for my baby daughter, as a present packed with wisdom for her for years to come!

papirdiva said...

That book is fantastic!

4Ucards said...

I love how you know how to layer. Your books have so much going on I have to view them a few times to see what I missed the first time. Thank you for sharing and enjoy "your" day. Dinner where?

Rita Timmons said...

What a cute little mini album! i can't wait to get my kit in the mail. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Librarybug said...

Wow! I stumbled upon this min album on the 2 Peas gallery, and had to come to your blog to check it out. I love it!

felix the cat said...

I have just finished the coupon book and it is great. I will be making more for xmas gifts. I have just found your blog and your ideas for simple but elegant cards are unbelievable. thank you for giving me a chance to win this latest creation Debbie H J'ville

Rachel said...

what an awesome mini book!!!! would love to win!!!

Whole Words said...

Where is the stamp, "a little birdie told me" from?

Danielle said...

Hi there, that stamp is from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque stamp set.

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/house-of-three/107995-daily-junque-collection-clear-stamps/

Danielle