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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Paris Travels

Hi!  Remember me?  Gosh, it's been a long time since I posted anything.  I really need to get my act together!!!

Today I thought I'd share a journal I made awhile back for Michaels' Stamptember event last year.  The journal has great texture on it, so to emphasize it, I ran an ink pad across the top (very lightly) to accent the wrinkles.  (Please note, this is the ONLY place you will ever see me accent wrinkles - only on paper - never on my face!)

I stamped this great Stampendous I Love Paris image on parchment-style paper by Recollections and tore the edges by hand and them "roughed" them up a bit.  I colored the flowers on the image with Copics and added a few pearls.

This was a really fun project to make - I'll be making more journals in the future.  The journal was pretty inexpensive and once decorated, would make a great gift.

All the supplies used to make this journal are available at Michaels!

Ok, time for me to skedaddle!  I'll be back again soon!  Thanks for checking in today...now it's time for you to get inky!


Stampendous said...

Great, simple project for any stamper, Krissy! Thanks for sharing this fun journal! Perfect for keeping track of all the things you want to see when you go to Paris, or for journaling your visit once you get there!

Melinda Gleissner said...

What a great idea! You've inspired me to go decorate some of my son's school journals. Love your subtle, soft coloring on your Paris image.