Saturday, January 14, 2012


Poursuivre. To chase; to pursue.

At the beginning of a new year, we all think about goals we'd like to meet. Dreams to chase. Ideas to pursue. So I made a book to capture mine...

I was inspired to create this Bling!-i-fied journal by Some Odd Girl's latest challenge. They asked us to create an item full of Bling! And awesome. So I set off to get my ba-ba-ba-BLING! ON!!!

I started by stitching up a rustic little book cover, and then gathered some of my favorite things to pile on top.

Bling! included but not limited to:
*vintage fleur de lis rhinestone brooch
*glass glittered monogram
*splattered mist
*mother-of-pearl buttons
*glass buttons
*flat-back pearls
*wired glass pearl beads
*irridescent paper
*beaded fabric flower

Bling!-y right??!?!?!

This image by Some Odd Girl is one of my new favorites!!! She's from their Nouveau Girls line.

The inside pages are just a bunch of ephemera bound into the book with a bit of embroidery floss.

I had to add a little pocket to hold some of my favorite stamped images ;-) I hope to fill this little journal with my favorite coloring combo's, ideas, pictures and all things inspiring!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


  1. OMWORD ! how awesomely amazing is this almost vintage shabby chic creation! love the way it turned out! Stamping on the word paper is a great idea! Thanks for being ODD with us at SOG this week!

  2. Oh my, that is AWESOME! You had me at "bling" but I love it all around, very cool!

  3. Really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

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