Thursday, 30 June 2011

Contest Entry!! My Junque Journal

Well...I can't believe I actually managed to get this done on time!! Whew!! I won't tell you when I decided to take part in this contest. Then to try to figure out how to post it so you could see some of it. Can you believe I was actually wishing I was a video maker? Only for a second though! lol There's no way I could take pictures of ALL of the pages...I would have lost you all for sure! So here is my very first Slideshow! This is my entry for Julie's contest over at The Scraps of My Life by Julie. Apparently the winner is the one with the most votes (voting starts tomorrow). There's more info on my Journal under the Slideshow. I hope you enjoy! You can find Julie's blog HERE if you feel inclined to vote for me :o)
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This is an actual working journal to keep track of all my sewing projects! It's so loaded up with pages! I just couldn't have you all falling asleep during my first Slideshow though, could I? lol It's filled with pockets and tags and all kinds of goodness and I had so much fun putting it together. I used two paper collections: Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket and the Crafty Stack by DCWV. I had been hoarding both of them for a while for a project just like this. I was going to use a swivel clasp for the charm, but instead I used a chain of safety pins and loaded it with snaps and scissor charms and beads and such. Please let me know if you have any questions! :o)

18 comments:

  1. Nancy your journal is so pretty. I love everything about it.
    Judy

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  2. Beautiful journal Nancy! I especially love the way you gather all the pins around the flower and the charms you used, so clever to include even small scissors! Love it! You definitely have my vote dear :)

    Hugs,
    Joy

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  3. Absolutely Adorable Nancy!! I luv it!
    Luv all of the stitching you did in it!
    Thanks for taking part in the contest.
    Happy Scrappin'!
    Julie

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  4. Oh my gosh girl this is fabulous!!! I love it. You really did pack the pages in there. I love all the quotes especially the one about keeping all the sewing stuff on the end table so you don't have to dust! LOL Do kitchen tables qualify for that too? :-) The charm you made for the front is just amazing. Smart idea to use those saftey pins and what you hung on there goes so well with the theme of the album. I'm going to vote for this right now! Hugs!

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  5. So beautiful... I love the charms you added to the binding. What is tge name of tge flower punch you used, it's probably Martha Stewart because it looks like one of those punch around ones.
    Lovely, TFS!!
    ;0)
    Norma

    P.S.
    I cannot believe you did a slideshow!!! TeeHee

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  6. WoW Nancy! This is fabulous!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this incredible project!
    I have enjoyed watching the video and all of the little details including your beautiful handwriting and embroidery!

    You can count on my vote ;-)

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  7. This is fabulous Nancy !The theme and the papers work beautifully. I You can have my vote for sure !
    Susan M

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  8. This is so beautiful Nancy and of course I just had to vote for you :)
    Love your charms and all that beautiful detail of lace, ricrac, journalling and decoration. Particular like the measuring tape paper on page 14 of the slideshow :) A slideshow - how cool is that. I bet you were very pleased with yourself beating the deadline ?!

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

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  9. Love the video, the journal is awesome! Great job, I'm so proud of you!

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  10. Oh this is great! I love the sewing theme and all the colors in it. Meshes so well!

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  11. That is Sew wonderful! love how you decorated all the pages and made the pockets. Great work

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  12. hi me again. I have to tell you I gave you a blog award... http://artycrafty.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/liebster-or-love-another-blog-award/

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  13. Oh Nancy!!! Did you hear me clapping my hands in utter delight?! Your slideshow is so much fun to watch over and over again. So much detail you have in this project. Hand stitching flowers, zig-zag stitches on papers, all the sayings, the coin envelopes, and tags galore!! I love what you've done. How do I cast my vote for you?

    Love you - Leslie

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  14. Nancy you did such a wonderful job on your journal! I LOVE the cover and the charms! It's so bright and fun and I'm sure everytime you use it you will smile ! Well done and good luck in the contest!

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  15. it is wonderful! good luck! :)

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  16. Nancy you did do a wonderful job on this and I did vote for guess who! Beautiful work girl! Hope you win!

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  17. Beautiful journal! I hope you win my friend.

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Your comments are always a joy to me! Thank you for taking the time to leave one!...Nancy :o)