Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Heart Tombow Glue...

First I have to thank all of you for your sweet comments about Toot. She would thank you too but she's currently trying to eat my couch. I also have to thank my dear friend Karyn for this. You are awesome Karyn!

My mom is addicted to Pier One so whenever we're together, we usually end up there at some point. And so it was this past Saturday after Toot's portrait session we found ourselves at Pier One and I found this little 3x4 blank journal on clearance for $1.



It doesn't look like much, I know. The pages inside are those blank, natural looking parchment like pages and being 3x4, there's not a lot of room. I nonchalantly made some comment about using it as an art journal of sorts and that was that.

So I get it home and start thinking about what I could do with it. I have to say that I've since become obsessed with this little book. Here are a couple of pages with luckily have fit the bill for two challenge blogs this week. (Go me!)


I used part of the white, yellow and brown mixed media color kits from Gauche Alchemy and the quote is the title of the book the movie "A Christmas Story" was based on by Jean Sheperd called "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash". I made this for this week's challenge at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.


This was was almost entirely made from the pink mixed media color kit at Gauche Alchemy except for the letters which are Thickers and the little crochet flower which is from Paper Blooms. I made this one for the very first challenge of the new challenge blog: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things.


This one was made using the "Happy Housewives" kit from Gauche Alchemy.

I've been having the most fun with this little book and cannot wait to show you more pics of some pages I've made in it!

Broken Record Time: Wow, I am so excited about the growing list for the Christmas In July blog party! Remember, if you would like to add your blog or site to the list (or want it removed), please e-mail me at katamommy at gmail dot com.

Have a great evening everyone!

33 comments:

Meredith said...

Hi! Found your blog from Cinema Saturday. It's so much fun--will be back to visit often. PS your Toot is adorable!

NicNacManiac said...

You are like a steamroller. Those pages are awesome.....Love this idea....maybe this has inspired me to go and do the same thing...we'll see
Have a great evening!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

ally serrato said...

Maggi - that little book is sooooooo cute!! I bet you can guess which page is my favorite ;-)
{xoxo}

Vicki said...

gorgeous little book maggi, i love it!! xx

GypsyFox said...

gorgeous job!!!! I use to do things like this all the time, I should dig up my old books & take pics.. I LOVE what you've done :) xoxo

Kathie @ my net finds said...

cute!!!!

can't wait for the party :-)

Beth Perry said...

I think it is totally awesome!!Hope you are having a great week!
B

Callista said...

wow Maggi, your little book is soo cute, I can't wait to see more!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that book....and MAN are U FAST!!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooo MUCH for being our VERY FIRST PARTICIPANT on FAVE THINGS BLOG!!!! YAY!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Omg, LOVE IT, ESPECIALLY THE pink PAGES!!! very cute! I love gauche alchemy!!!!!!!!

Dustjacket attic said...

Hi there, my fav is the last one, it's really cool.xxx

Ann said...

Fabulous...absolutely fabulous!

deana said...

Your projects are ADORABLE... especially the PINK one for the Fav Things challenge! Thanks so much for playing along!! :-)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Maggi...you are so awesome! I love your little book and you did an fantastic job with all the different elements. I absolutely LOVE the last one, it's FABULOUS!

xoxo
Karyn

Andrea (ace1028) said...

That is a really pretty creation! What a great find for $1, too. I have so many unused journals, I might have to try to do something with them. You've inspired me!

Melissa said...

VERY cool beans Miss! Love it!

Brunch at Saks said...

First: I LOVE Pier One also!

Second: I LOVE your little black book- you are SO creative! Just gorgeous :) XOXO

My Big Mouth said...

Ok, see I LOVE art journals, always have. However, I've never made one. Did I just hear a gasp?
So I finally started putting one together and will post some pictures of it in the future(like way after I am moved and settled.
You little mini journal is fab!! I would be overwhelmed over its tinyness.
BTW...I have never been to Pier one and I live 5 minutes from it...was that another gasp?

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

cool little journal, you are very creative :) I like what you have done.
Keep up the good work Maggi. Is it looking like snow there yet ?? hehe
it is here......
if you have some free time PLEASE check out my other blog...
www.13thornyroses.blogspot.com
and thanks!

Jeanet said...

Love what you made for TAAFOMFT,the pink is all over the page...love all the materials you used..Love the size too...gorgeous.
Thanks so much for playing along with us!
Love the whole book...awesome!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Those are some seriously cool pages, sweetie, love your wildly creative mixed media style! :)


Oodles of hugs!
♥ Jessica

Nora Johnson said...

I used to love Pier One when I lived in the US - nothing remotely similar here in Andalucia!:(

Gorgeous, creative work! You are sooo clever!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

xxLOL LOLA:)

Suzanne said...

Maggi, Are you kidding me????? Who sees a journal and then thinks of this...a very creative person, that's who. I am so impressed!!!!!:-) Thanks for sharing.

Clare said...

This journal is amazing. I keep a journal but I just glue magazine clippings that catch my eye. Your talent is unsurpassed! The Pink one is my favourite.

Chris said...

Your journal is so cool! I love all the pages, especially the pink ones. Thanks so much for playing along with us.

Alicia said...

how cute!! i love what you've done with it!

Jackie said...

I love the book Maggi, it is so cute :)

rachaelwood said...

I So love that little white sewing page for the fave things blog! Very very retro fab!

Brooke S said...

SOOOOO glad you found us over at CINEMA SATURDAY challenge... You have such a creative soul.. I just at up your blog... So fun to have you play with us this week.. Please join us again...

Your project is just so whimsical and Super fun... I love the quote you used...

Hugs
Brooke..

redoaklines said...

wahoooo!! thanks for playing along with the fav. things blog!!! love your pink page. :) so creative!

hugs,
sarah.

Georgia Visacri said...

Your blog rocks, woooooow!! Love your entry to fave color challenge, you made an awesome work, thanks for playing along with us!!!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Hey Girl!!! Love these projects...you are on a roll! I also wanted to thank you for playing along with the Favorite Things color challenge. I'm not an official member until next month, but it is so exciting seeing so many playing along. Your entry is so pretty...pretty in pink! Hope all is well!

Amy Muffoletto said...

Very cool entry... So very unique. I love it. So excited you could play along with us.