Tuesday, May 10, 2011

REDNESDAY - PAPER BAG JOURNAL

Above artwork by Becky Schultea


Welcome to Rednesday! I hope you ladies enjoyed your Mothers Day.

Remember about a month ago I showed this photo on Rednesday, about a craft I was working on? Well, I finished it!

I made a Paper Bag Journal! Becky Schultea of Just Bee'n Me had posted one she made for Valentine's Day, using her own artwork (see it, and instructions, here). So I purchased her Valentine Variety Pack at the Aimee Asher Printable and Digital Crafting Mall.

I had decided to make a Spring journal instead of Valentine, and here it is! (Right-click on images to see larger size.)



It took me a long time to make this because I did it in bits and pieces, not all at once. I had used as many images from the pack as I wanted, then browsed her blog for a few others. That's when I noticed that she had made a new set called Sweet Spring Stitches (also at Aimee Asher), so I ordered that immediately! There were many pinks in this set and I darkened a lot of the pinks to reds as a personal preference.



I had so much fun making this that I want to try making another one, maybe during the summer when it's too hot to be out in the garden! Becky has also made a Mothers Day Journal using her Spring set, brown and white lunch bags, and put a beaded handle on it to make it look like a purse! It's so pretty, you can view it here.

Don't forget to check out my yesterday's post regarding the Initially Yours craft swap!

21 comments:

JunqueMagnet said...

This looks lovely and so creative.Thanks for sharing!

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Love the journal you made! The pictures are just adorable - your whole blog is adorable!!! Love your header, your colors, your design - so much fun! Thanks for sharing your journal and how to find Aimee Asher. I'll be linking up my red at 4:00!

Thanks,
Mary @ Redo 101

Lola said...

Happy Rednesday to you and your family!

XOXO Lola:)

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

How sweet is that! And easy to personalize as you did with RED. :-)

Candy

classic • casual • home said...

Darling journal. Wish I had your talent.

Cherry Chick said...

How Sweet is that! It's darling, Sue! What an awesome job you did creating the book.
Happy Rednesday!
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LV said...

Sue, you did a marvelous job on that brown bag journal. I would never have thought of such a thing. Wonder why I was born without a "thinker'.

bee'nme said...

Wow Sue - I LOVE what you did with the kit(s)!! So cute!! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out on your blog today...I'm honored! Thanks so much for sharing...I very rarely get to see what wonderful creative things people do with the kits, so I was so blessed to see this!!

Hugs & Blessings!
Becky

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting..
xo bj

DearHelenHartman said...

The paper bag journal is too charming. Love that you took your time and got it so perfect.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Just discovered your blog, it's so cute! I'm in Conn., so we must be close by if you are a NE Blogger. I have a lot of RED in my house... I should join your Rednesday Party one day! Nice meeting you.
Best,
Gloria
P.S. I am your newest Follower. ;)

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What a cute project. It looks like it would make for simple crafts for grand kids as well as seniors including our crafty parents. My senior mom loves to make pictures for the grandkids, when she's not busy gardening. I'll have to check it out closer for her as well as the grands. Thanks for the lovely pictures and fun Rednesday!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Eeeks! It's adorable! Great job! ♥

Mary said...

Lovin' that paper bag journal ! Have a wonderful Rednesday and thanx for hosting. ))smiles))

Emily said...

What a cute idea, you did a terrific job too. Thanks for hosting your blog party, always fun to link up.

Hope your day is great.
~Emily

Curtains In My Tree said...

That is really a cute journal.Very creative

I posted a little red today because I love your REdnesday so wanted to join in

Cheeseboy said...

Very creative, Miss Creative. Hope you had a terrific Mother's Day!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

oh, it's so so cute...love it!!

Made By Gen said...

Just pretty! Mine is late...

Melody said...

Love that journal. You make it look so easy to make.
I know, I know, I almost missed Rednesday, hey it's only 11:46p....
better late than never!
Hope you can come by for drinks;)

~~Carol~~ said...

I always have to come see what reds you have Sue, even when I'm not participating! Your journal is as cute as can be!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol