Covering the front of the chipboard journal with patterned paper and carrying it over to a portion of the inside cover. Conveniently, the raw edge of the cover is concealed with paper.
It saves me a little time having to sand the edge of the patterned paper to smooth it out to the edge of the cover. I do like to sand though, but not all the time.
The patterned paper is so cheerful (Blue Hill by Cosmo Cricket).
I added my own blue ribbon over the brown because I decided to use Glossy Accents to adhere the ribbon to the cover. Hmmmm....I'm not as smart as I think I am because it seeped through the ribbon, giving it a wet look even after it dried. So the blue ribbon covers my mistake.
I think my sister is learning to not to take my advice as she had naively done so in this case.
The purpose of this journal is to record things you are thankful for. It is to motivate you to find the good that happens each day and jotting it down. Only a sentence or two (which may be a relief to those who do not like to journal). Kolette provided pre-made sheets for such record-keeping that can be kept in the pockets we created.
It was such a pleasure being in Kolette's class and getting the opportunity to meet her husband, Jason. They are a happy spirited couple.
Kolette & Jason will be teaching a year-long class at Big Picture Scrapbooking in 2009, A Well Crafted Life, which they touched on a bit. Kolette even shared a sneak peek of one of the sample projects (a framed papercraft project for gift-giving).
Once the class ended, I felt energized inside and motivated to complete my class project. You can find the step-by-step instructions in the Creative Escape Idea Book at Scrapbook.com.
And I will begin my first journal entry today with being thankful for laughter. Without it, I'd be sad. So I had my cup-full of laughter today.