Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Beautiful Life!!

I finished my journal "A Beautiful Life"! I have been caught up in working on this night & day. I have enjoyed every single minute of it! Sandy sent me such lovely beauties to work into my book and I just could not quit. I spent hours and hours just digging through my stuff to get just the right things. What a pleasant procedure of just getting lost in a project for no other reason than creating.
Here is the completed Journal front cover, all tied up with a wide rose ribbon.
What do you think? The cream French ribbon on page two was a gift from Linda K. You will notice that I punched holes in both sides of this page so I ran a pink ribbon to try to cover up my mistake. Whoops!
If you right click on each picture you can see the details much better.
I wanted to show you the completed book and also show you some points of interest.
On the "friends" page I added this key from my Great Grandpa's collection. Then I used one little rose bud, in the eye of the key, from Carole's gift box . The page with the two friends has a wide cream vintage ribbon and a sweet pink feather from Sandy's collection, as well as a small doily under the rose from my collections.
I had recently bought some beautiful reproduction cards from Deborah of http://debsvintagesoul.blogspot.com/. (You must go see all of the sweet cards she has for sale on etsy! They are so beautiful.) At the top of the page is the envelope flap that Sandy B. http://quillcottage.blogspot.com/ put in my box. The next picture is of the lovely vintage velvet ribbon and one of the paper roses.
If you will notice, there is a book mark inside the frame that was sent to me by Dawn http://thefeatherednest.blogspot.com/ . (This bookmark came at a time when I just needed a blogger buddy hug!) The lovely blue lady is holding a tiny bird feather from my grand daughter & has a metal tassel on her wrist.Last, but definitely not the least is the card that Sandy sent! I scanned it and used it as my signature card because it meant so much to me.
Next comes the box to keep this remembrance safely stored away. Then I will be done.
"The Journals of Love" are calling my name so I must end my mini vacation and get back to this treasured ministry. Thank you for taking the time to see my book. (I will bore you with one more post & that will be the box...then on to other things.)
I MUST get back to beading too, I miss it a lot.
I hope you like my version of "A Beautiful Life". I sure do! Blessings to Heather at http://prettypetals.blogspot.com for coming up with this class and for Sandy B's encouragement.
I love all my blogging friends and enjoy getting your comments, if you can spare a minute. YOU are what keeps me creating!
May the Lord Bless your creative spirits,
Sharon

19 comments:

debi said...

I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open. Your journal is STUNNING!! I love the way you did your cover, and your pages are dripping with charm, beauty and love. What a treasure!
I got my book finished, but I'm still trying to figure out something for a box. I enjoyed the class so much, I'm already partially through a book for my sister.

Barb said...

Sharon,
This is absolutely beautiful!!

There is just so much to see and enjoy in your creations.

Thanks for sharing every little bit with us.

blesgins
barbara jean

Lori said...

Sharon, your journal is absolutely gorgeous...i love how you did your own thing on a lot of your pages, using your own images...your pages are so beautifully embellished...and the way you assembled all of your page elements is so pretty!!! wasn't this class the best? i had such a good time playing with my journal!!!

Viola said...

Stunning!! Just stunning, Sharon!!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! I'm doing a giveaway at my blog (posted Wed Oct 7) I want to invite you to join!

The Feathered Nest said...

Gorgeous!!!! Just gorgeous Sharon!!! Your version is lovely sweet friend....and yes, we DO keep the same hours don't we?? The bad thing is though is that I HAVE to take a nap or I simply keel over :) I'm not sure when I'll start my journal as I'm working on a few other things right now but I couldn't wait anymore to join in the fun!! hugs and love, Dawn

Robin said...

What a beautiful journal!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Sharon, your journal is simply GORGEOUS!!! You have such a unique style and I love the way you put it all together. I am so glad you have enjoyed working on it. ;)

xo heather

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Sharon...there are no words to describe the beauty in your journal. It can only be shadowed with the beauty of your heart that goes into every tiny detail..
I am so proud of you, sweet friend!

I haven't forgotten about your inquiry, either. Still looking for you~~

Hugs and Love,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

The French Bear said...

Beautiful!!!! I love it, how absolutely divine! You have done a fabulous job girlfriend!!!!!
It is so detailed and such a display of artistic talent, wow, I am in awe!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sharon... I enjoyed my visit here as always and so enjoyed every page of your journal..... It was just filled to the brim with charm....

Betty said...

This is just gorgeous sharon, I love how you put it all together. How great to personalize it like you did with such sweet things. Cant wait to see the box you create for it.

Laurie said...

You did such a fantastic job!! Thank you for sharing all the detail you put into it!

Charlene said...

Wow! i love all the little deatails you added to make it yours. I wish I had as many "gifts" to tuck in mine. You should be very proud.

Violet said...

Hi! I found your blog from a commnet you left on anothers, and I am so glad I found you! Beautiful, inspiring, delightful!!! Blessings to you~ Violet

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh Sharon, this journal turned out beautifully! I Love seeing how everyone's own 'style' has come out in the creation of their journals.

Blessings,
Kitty

Anonymous said...

Sharon, that book is awesome. You are giving me ideas............
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Tammy said...

This came out beautifully! I love all of the embellishments. It is elegant and oh so feminine. The vintage feel draws me in. Love it!!
Xo,
Tammy

lorhen82 said...

Another beautiful journal! You're so talented and creative! ~Lori

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