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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Good evening, friends.  Hope all's well!

Wow!!!  Now I think I know why I was having Google issues yesterday!!!  I just noticed all the new updated blog changes -- they've even added video!!!  I'll have to check out what else is new, but first I want to share with you.

What a day I had today!!!  First I had to go to therapy, then grocery shopping, and I ended up with taking Buster to be groomed.  It's been a long day!!!  I was hoping to get home to post earlier than this; unfortunately, things don't always go as planned.  The downside is I have to go back to therapy tomorrow and more errands to run -- a woman's work is never done!!!

Anyway, I have question for you -- while I was unable to craft due to my hand, do you remember I mentioned to you all how I'd been getting in some blog-hopping, and had gotten several inspirations and ideas from some of the blogs I visited?  Do you also remember my mentioning my hubby telling me to write those sites down so I'd remember them?  Well, of course I didn't!!!  Now, I can't remember where I went and/or what I saw, and all the ideas I had seem to have gotten lost in my head somewhere.  Anyway, that's what brought me to this little project I want to share with you today.  I am so frustrated with this continuously happening to me that I decided to do something about it.  What? Well, I'm going to tell you.

I made this little journal I'm calling "A Site To Remember" (got that -- "Site"?  Catchy, huh?), and I'm putting it next to my computer so that everytime I visit a site or have an inspiring idea I can write it down.  Of course, I wanted it to be a little fancy for my desk.  Here it is,and this is the cover of the journal:

This is the closure flap opened by using the ribbon pull:

This is the cover of the book opened revealing the inside of the journal with the writing pad:

And this is the flap open to the writing pad:

Isn't it cute?!!!   And, I did all the writing in the Jasmine cart using my cricut glitter pens!!!  Although I've had them for a while, this is the first time I've used them!!!  I must say, I think I'm going to now be addicted to them.  The paper is from K&Company.  I hand cut and made the journal, and the pad is from the Dollar Store.  The embellishment  on the  closure flap is one of Tim Holtz's fragments which I backed with a decorative piece of the paper.

Well, I certainly hope you like it!!!  Now I'm off to do some blog visiting and commenting.  So many things to do, people to see, etc.!!!

I'll be seeing you!!!


scrappin sista said...

I cannot say it enough....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! how creative you are, that journal is beautiful!!! thanks for sharing!!! I sent you a quick e-mail!!!

Lori Apgar said...

What a great idea Audrey and a great journal!! I never thought to use Jasmine with gel pens ~ those letters are so delicate that I rarely cut them out unless they are 3" or larger. Of course, purple is my favorite color too!!

Maria L. said...

Love the project and what a great idea......

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey, that is just too cute, what a wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! I save my favorite sites to my computer but if it would crash, I would be lost. This is a great way to save them and it is so beautiful!

Ivanna Scrapwell

Ohhh Snap said...

That is a great idea, and it's really pretty too. But Cricut Glitter pens? Where have I been lol. TFS : )

DonnaMundinger said...

Brilliant Audrey! I NEED one of those. It's really beautiful! (So funny about your husband gloating. LOL) xxD

Leirad said...

Great Idea! TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you. I am so glad you all like my journal!

Fern said...

Audrey, this is soooo beautiful and perfect for us absent-minded crafters!!! lol XXXX

Love That Bug said...

I LOVE this idea. All of my sites to remember are in my fav's on my computer, so if anything ever happens I don't know what I would do. I am definately going to try this idea out.
Thanks so much for sharing
~~That brain of yours is amazing~~ Do ya think I can borrow it for just a few hours? LOL

- - Sheryl - - said...

Cute reminder log.
what I do - is I create an excel spreadsheet of the links to the sites I like... also I follow the blogs and use my blogger dashboard and click on them every day and comment.
Wish more folks would do that!

Susan said...

You are one smart lady! I love your little journal, and I sure know what drove you to it! Thank you for sharing.

Brigit said...

OMG, this is absolutely beautiful!!

Olive Juice Studio said...

Hi Audrey!

Glad to hear you're feeling better! I think your blog journal is a fabulous idea! In fact, if I think I'm going to attempt something like this because I'm ALWAYS losing track of the blogs/websites I enjoy!

Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us!!!