Sunday, April 18, 2010

For The Gift Of Friendship!

Once in a blue moon you come across a person with whom you spark an immediate connection, and I have been fortunate to meet someone like this recently.  She has become a true friend, and in our short period together we have depended on one another during difficult times.  It's these types of friendships that I wish everyone has the opportunity to meet more than once in their lifetime; and it's these friendships that need to be truly cherished!  To honor this friendship, I created some altered journals to give to her.  One of them is designated for the monsters in her closet, and the other is a gratitude journal.  With a little inspiration from my sister, I used a variety of My Little Shoebox papers to alter plain old-fashioned composition books.  It was a fun project that is easy to do, and I even made each book their own matching bookmark.  To my friend: I wish you peace and happiness in the solace of the handwritten word!!  Enjoy!

The Imaginary Friends Collection from My Little Shoebox was just perfect for making this "My World" journal meant for all those monsters in our closets.

I used clear accents on the window paynes of the door.

A Grattitude Journal...

That adorable little owl is one of MLS's trasnparent overlays.  These look so neat and are something fun and different to work with!

The Grattitude Journal's bookmark/writing board.  Made from covered chipboard, My Little Shoebox papers, and die cuts.

Thanks for checking out this project made with love!!

Before you go, here is another recent layout that I've done and haven't had a chance to share.  This was also created with My Little Shoebox papers using the "Away We Go" collection.


  1. The journals and page are sooo cute!!! You should make one for your sister, too :)

  2. What a great gift for your friend!!! The journals are lovely. I love the LO as well! Too cute!!

  3. oh my goodness, these are all such sweet and creative gifts!
    please send these images to our email:, would love to share these on our blog!
    erin yamabe

  4. super cute stuff! found you thru your post on mls on facebook!

    erin payne

  5. Love Love Love what you did with those journals!

  6. soooooo cute!! LOVE it all.


  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love what you did with those journals...I'm gonna give it a try one of these days. OH and that BEEP BEEP LO is so keeeey-ooot!

  8. Those Journals are the cutest things! I recently fell in love with MLS too!