Hi All - I hope that you are enjoying the wonderful weather and looking forward to the 4th holiday. I'm having a BBQ on the 5th and I'm really looking forward to it. Family and friends will gather in my yard and we will talk, laugh, eat and drink and just enjoy the day. I'm really in the mood for that interaction - can't wait.
I think my anticipation for my BBQ on the 5th might be because of the tension that I have experienced at work these days. A few of my best friends just lost their jobs and their last day at work was this past Tuesday. I was struggling as to what to give them as gifts and I decided that I would make them journals. We had been talking about sketch journals (two of them are good customers of mine as well) and gratitude journals, to help them through this difficult layoff. They had about 30 years with the company, combined, and their whole department was eliminated. So here is what I came up with.
This one is for my dear friend Debbie. Her and I have worked together for my entire career at the airline and she will be missed. However, because we enjoy getting together monthly to stamp, she will always be a part of my life.
This next one is for my friend Nancy. I knew that green was the color for Debbie but I was at a bit of a loss for Nancy. I think that she likes all colors !! So when I found this Basic Grey paper in my stash, I just knew that it would work for her.
Now the next one is the one that disturbs me the most. Even though we laughed real hard about it and Jill didn't want me to change a thing, I'm still disturbed by it. Can you see the error ?? Yep, you got it - I put her initial on backwards !! Can you believe it. The best part of it is that the book was shown to about 12 people and only 1 person noticed it !! I cannot believe how I can do that and I wasn't rushed when making them. Well dear Jill, if you read this - just tell everyone that I took creative license with the alphabet !! Or you could say that it is one of those funny looking t's and you just changed your name to Till !! I love you anyway and I hope that you find a good use for your mixed up journal !!
All journals are made with Basic Grey paper, Papertray Ribbon and the pages inside are cut from Neenah Bright White cardstock. The Bind-It-All is what I used to put them together. Chip board diecuts are from Stampin'Up.
Well, I hope you enjoy the journals and I truly hope that you enjoy your holiday weekend.