Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vintage Inspired Chain Bookmark.

I just love chain style bookmarks and this one is my new favorite. I am reading several books at once and needed several bookmarks that would not slip out like the receipts and scraps of paper lying around that I have been using.

This was so simple to make. I used a locket style pendant from Michaels, glass pearls and brass bead caps and findings along with 2 leaf charms and Voila! I love it because all you have to do when you finish reading is lay it down the crease of the page and close the book. Then you have a beautiful dangle at both ends of the book.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Altered Journal For Box.

It seems like I've been working on this project forever but it is getting close to being finished now. I am adding the finishing touches to the journal that will go inside the box now. I found myself searching all over town last weekend in search of the perfect ribbon to attach the coordinating bookmark with and I finally found it.

The journal will go inside the box with a few other journaling goodies like a matching pen and sweets. I received the beautiful Victorian box feet in the mail the other day and am super excited to get those on and see how it looks. Thanks for following the progress of this very special project for my mother.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I've been a box making fool these last few weeks. Here are a few others that are currently in progress. The first one is for my mom who loved the prize one I did for the Superbowl. I plan to create a matching gratitude journal to keep inside the box. The second box will hold a set of matching greeting cards and envelopes and it will go to my lovely mother-in-law.

The first one showcases one of the Flowersoft display globes that are used to display just about anything you like on cards and other projects. The second one has a built in frame so a photo can be slipped in from the top.