Friday, March 13, 2009

a little gift-a-roo

My friend, Melissa, just had a baby and when I saw these downloadable journaling cards from Creating Keepsakes I knew they would be the perfect pages to make her a thought book. (There's a cute yellow journaling card too but I forgot to get a photo.)
To make the book first download the journaling cards then print a bunch onto white cardstock, back them with patterned paper, then use a Bind-It-All & coils to make a book.
Melissa can add photos to the patterned paper & her thoughts about being a mommy-hope she likes it!

American Craft supplies was a Peachy Cheap deal (Paper, Ribbon, Stickers)

Have a fabulous weekend! :)

33 comments:

Whitney said...

What a lovely gift idea! I do think you must be the most creative person I "know". Have you ever thought about designing fabric? I think you would do a fabulous job at it!

elizabeth said...

thanks whitney! --You are too kind! :)

Heather said...

Oh my gosh!! What perfect timing. I know what I'm making for teacher gifts!! Thank you so much for the GREAT idea.

Michelle*G said...

This is adorable! What a sweet, thoughtful gift!

Jasey said...

way cute! I wish you knew that you and I are best friends!

Jess said...

This is gorgorous!

angie worthington said...

thisis fantastic!!!...you are so creative!...a bind-it-all is now top on my want list!!!...

~Sasha Farina~ said...

what a thoughtful gift Liz!

Carol said...

Another reason to long for the bind it all! The journal is just darling!

Melissa allred said...

Really??? Lucky me!!!! Its adorable!! and im sooooo excited to use it!!!! Your too cute!!! Thanks for being so thoughtful!

AngMomof3 said...

I think it's so funny that you posted the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket post awhile back and The Office "stole" your golden ticket idea for their episode last night! I laughed so hard...

Renee Richins said...

This is so cute. I'm making one to journal about my baby. I was better at writing things down with my first and feel so bad about not writing anything this time. Now I don't have an excuse with this adorable notebook. Thank you for the ideas!

EmmaJ said...

Really Cute! I am about to make a book like this for my sister, so it is great to see what you did! Thanks Lizzy

Anonymous said...

sweeet. :)

mj said...

cool idea! thanks for letting us know about the download. I have gone to the CK site on several occasions trying to download several things and have not been able to find them. I find that the link in the magazine does not work. (one of my few complaints about CK)the paper is a PC deal today! And, I figured out that you can open then in PSE and resize the cards and pages.

-me said...

peachy cheap has the same deal today (Saturday).... funny!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

angie worthington said...

it is me again!...go check out my blog: http://sunsandsurfandscrapit.blog
spot.com/

:)

Janessa Cowan said...

Wow! You are so creative. I just love to get on the computer and read your blog. You have the neatest ideas. Keep up the good work.

p.s. you stated the other day that you ate most of the butterfly cookies that you made, I'm so glad I'm not the only one that does that.

Janessa C. in Texas

stephanie howell said...

you are such a good friend.
happy saturday!
xo

Life Made Creations said...

She will love it! And I love it, too. Another great project for the B-I-A!

♥ JB said...

How adorable!

I love all your stuff
(and your tunes!)

Secret: I leave your page open as I work :]

Have yet to update my ipod though with the lovely sounds


Thanks for being so inspiring

Mimmers49 said...

Super cute!! Thanks for all the links!

Karmele said...

This is adorable! gorgorous! I love it!!

Ashley said...

That's one sweet note-book, wish I was your friend ;) How do you manage to keep such a cute blog and do all these cute projects with the 2 little ones? Very inspiring indeed!

Bekah said...

oh wow!!!! I absolutely love this! Amazing! :]

<3 B

Colorado Kid said...

I dream of using my bind it all - do you give lessons? :) It's been in the box for 2 years. And, is your sister is married to Chris Miles?!?! We've enjoyed watching him this season!

Thanks for your inspiration!

Kelsey said...

That book is amazing!
:) I'm glad you like my blog...Amber introduced me to yours and all the neat things you do! Amber and I have been friends since the 7th grade haha. She's great.
I love everything you do, it's so inspiring! Makes me want to put my busy life on pause and pull out all my scrapbooking stuff. :)
Thanks for saying hi!

PamperingBeki said...

Those are just adorable!!

Great job.

Melanie B said...

Hey Liz great book, just wondering can you resize the size of the journalling cards A4 is a bit big for me wanted to do about A5 size??? I am bit computer literate, so any help would be appreciated. Love it & have some WRMK that would be great, plus a friend is about to have a baby!!! awesome ideas!!! Mel xx

donnarobison2 said...

This is adorable, what a sweet thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You so got me hooked on "peachycheap"! I check at 11 p.m. (PST) before going to bed. :::smile:::
-Julie

jamie said...

i saw melanib's comment asking if you can resize these, and you can. open the file in photoshop (i have pse). it will prompt you as to what resolution you want to open it in, and do 300, since you will want to print it. click okay, and then resize as you would any document or photo.
and elizabeth, what size is your book btw? super cute!

Anonymous said...

The download site is not pulling up