Sunday, March 18, 2012


A blog friend of mine; Gerri from It's All Treasure, posted one day and said "Do you want to play"
well this intrigued me to say the least.
Gerri offered to send ten of us a package full of goodies (see at end of post) and asked us to play making what ever we wanted with 4-5 of the items she was sending along.  We were asked to email her a picture and she will post what we all created.
I am always up to a challenge so I emailed her right away.
A few days later the package arrived as promised.

 I headed to our local auction house yesterday with my package full of goodies from Gerri, my scissors, glue, double sided tape and some goodies of my own to create a cover of a journal.  
 I used a piece of linen that was given to me by my friend Betsy, it was her mother in law's and also the butterfly.
 I tied ribbon and trims in the binding rings.
The background is an interesting piece of paper that was machine sewed with silver thread, the camera doesn't pick this up very well.
Notice the image of the little girl holding her journal or perhaps her diary...

This is the package of goodies Gerri sent.
Thanks Gerri for the goodies and the challenge.
Well, I played and had a great time making my journal not to talk about my visit to the auction.
I purchased some small crystal bowls and some cut glass larger bowls for my granddaughters blessing party in early May.  My thoughts for the party is crystal, sterling silver, and antique bottles to start.  More on this at a later date.
Thanks for stopping by.


Trisha said...

That is a fun idea! Love what you did with all the goodies too!


Blessed Serendipity said...

Hello. I am over here visiting from Town and Prairie. You have a delightful blog. I am signing up as one of your newest followers. Hope you have a second some time and visit me too.


Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Michele, this is beautiful! You have a lovely blog, and I'm now following you ~ Nice to meet you!
Anne ♥♥

Lynn Stevens said...

You did a beautiful job with the items you were sent, Such a gorgeous journal!
hugs Lynn

Lisa said...

I like your take on the stash Gerri sent. Your journal turned out lovely. Wasn't she such a dear to give us some play time with her treasures?

Marti McClure said...

Hi Michelle! Your album cover is so creative and fabulous! Gerri's challenge was so much fun and it is wonderful to see what we all did with our little bag of goodies. Your work is beautiful! ~Marti

Anonymous said...

Hi Michele
So glad you visited and now I am your newest Follower.
What a delightful little book you created - so sweet.
I feel embarrassed that I used so few of Gerri's bits 'n' pieces but sadly life got in the way. It was fun though wasn't it and also allowed us to meet.

Brenda Brown said...

Love your journal cover Michelle you have created something so beautiful with Gerri's bits and pieces. I loved the way I had to really think about how to use them.
hugs {brenda xox

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so beautiful! I love the way you've done the cover, especially with the little girl tucked into it. What a fun project this was - I love seeing all the different uses of Gerri's materials.

PetraB said...

This is so beautiful. You did a woinderful job with Gerri's items.

1CardCreator said...

Sorry I am late stopping by, but so glad I did! Love what you made with Gerri's stash! So very clever too!