Sunday, November 17, 2019

Berenice's Journal

Hello Everyone!  For years I have made journals as end of year teacher gifts and today I have a new one for you.  This one is for an extra special teacher!  For five years Ms Furlong has been the year level co-ordinator for my son's grade and this week as the cohort celebrated their graduation - the overwhelming love for this amazing woman echoed around the auditorium.  The school captain spoke a wonderful tribute and there was a standing ovation and I just don't think I could do it justice, but she has been a Mum, a Friend, a Teacher, Family, and such a huge part in the lives and development of these young people and everyone - including us - absolutely ADORE her.  For our very first year at High School four years ago, I made a small notebook with just a "B" on it - imagine my shock when I gave her a new journal - and she told me she STILL has it because it was too pretty to use!  You can find that notebook HERE!

So as a little thank you for all the years of love and support she has shown, I thought I would make her a journal.  As you can see, her name is not one you would normally find on any store bought gifts, so I thought I would make sure her name featured!

I've taken a Spirax Notebook, cut a piece of Maja Designs paper to size and then punched the edge with a spiral border punch and then glued it down.  I've die cut some pink card with 5x7 Elegant Labels Four and glued it into place. Next I took the reverse of the same paper (including the edge) and cut it to size to allow for the letters and matted with pink card trimmed with a lace border punch.  I've cut the letters of her name using pink card and Long and Lean Letters Dies and glued then into place.  When the Abundant Petals stamps came out, I have been fiddling around stamping them before my dies had arrived and I found this image in a pile of uncoloured images and thought it would be perfect for the journal cover colouring it with Copics and coloured pencils.  I then decided to fussy cut it - so in hindsight it would have been better to just stamp the images again and use the matching dies, but there you go...  To finish I've accented with a couple of pearl flourishes and accented with a few tiny pearls as well.

Stamps - Abundant Petals (Power Poppy)
Ink - Black
Paper - Maja Designs, Pink, X-press It Blending Card
Accessories - Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, Divinity Designs Long and Lean Letters Dies, Fiskars Border Punch, Stampin' Up Spiral Border Punch, Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels Four Dies, Pearl Flourishes, Kaisercraft Pearls, X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape, X-press It Foam Tape, X-press It Clear Gel Glue (for covering the inside)

Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you've enjoyed my project and that you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

1 comment:

Gab said...

This is so gorgeous Kathy. I bet she loved it. She sounds like a vey special person who definitely should be a teacher


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