Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On My Desk...

Candy Cane fabric journal (1)

The tidiness hasn't improved, but I covered a journal with the Candy Cane fabric that I have been hoarding. If you look to the bottom right, you'll see that I've also been playing with the owl punch.

Candy Cane fabric journal

I painted a top note die cut with green paint (chartreuse?) and stamped it using an image from the Notably Ornate set. Yes, it's blurry. I did that deliberately with the hopes that it would look a little aged, but there's still some work to do on that. I'm just happy that I used the fabric and it didn't sit there.

Baby Z Dec 4

Baby Z and I played in the park on the weekend. It was cold! He's holding on for dear life as mommy swings.

Baby Z Dec 4 (1)

We also found time to decorate the Christmas tree. He's been fascinated by it all, staring at the lights and trying to grab the prickly boughs. Next week, he'll make a visit to Santa!

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Moy Yin said...

Love the fabric journal. Good work with the tree decorations too. Your boy is so cute.

XOXO Moy Yin #2

Chrissie said...

Love your pictures, the journal is lovely and your little one is a real cutie!
Chrissie #7

Pam said...

He IS holding on for dear life but still smiles for the camera! How cute is that! You guys will really love Christmas this year! Take lot's of pictures. Great job on using the fabric to cover the journal - it looks great!

jude said...

Your fabric journal is beautiful as are your decorations .Your son is so cute too!Happy Wednesday
hugs jude~^

Debs said...

Love the cover and your tree and oh gosh that baby is going to break some hearts xxx

Terry said...

I just bought a few packages of that same fabric. I love your idea, and the way you "ruffled" the striped fabric near the edge. Your tree looks beautiful as do you and your little boy.

Terry (17)

Rhonda said...

Your journal is fab, but Baby Z is the cutest of all!

Jo Davies said...

Good morning, lovely journal and your baby is so cute holding on to you...thanks for sharing Jo (24) xxxx

Helen said...

Oh, he looks very unsure of the swing! Love your tree, I don't have room for one, sadly.

Wipso said...

Good morning. Love your journal. Baby Z is growing up so quickly. What a poppet.
A x

Marjo said...

Love the polka dot fabric journal!

Hugs, Marjo #45

Julia Dunnit said...

Great work on the journal - perfect fabric even if you had to 'get over it' before you could use it! Love the ribbon edge too, and the pleating at the top. I'm thinking that you like the swings more than baby Z!!

Susan said...

Great journal! I have just ordered the owl punch and the top note die. Can't wait until they arrive!
Baby Z is a real cutie!
Susan xxox #13

Neet said...

Nice creative desk - looks good! Love the pictures of your and baby Z 0 hope he enjoys his visit to Father Christmas. #21

sandra de said...

what a cute little fellow and I don't blame him for trying to touch the gorgeous tree.

joey said...


Gorgeous piccys, you have lots of punches!

Joey #29 x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Like that journal - and doesn't your son look adorable! What a pretty tree, too - ours is a cacophony of handmade ornaments and sometimes I do like the look of a deliberately coordinated tree, but I don't think my kids would let me change now :)

Mary Anne

Victoria said...

lovely desk, adore the snowflake stamps and beautiful picture of you and your son at the park
vicky 79

Victoria said...

lovely desk, adore the snowflake stamps and beautiful picture of you and your son at the park
vicky 79

oneoff said...

I now have a very bad case of journal envy and need to go and make one myself. Glad to see that Baby Z is enjoying himself at the park - he looks all wide-eyed with excitement.

Bernie #81

Violets Corner said...

Love the fabric journal, great pics. Your boy is so cute, I'll bet he'll get a lot of presents from Santa.

Maarit #37

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That journal is awesome. I love the colors you chose and the way you decorated it.

Baby Z is really fascinated by the tree. His first Christmas will be special to YOU and to him when he is older. For now, enjoy his visit with Santa and your play time together.

Dragon said...

Fabric journal baby and tree are all fab!!!

Stressed Stamper said...

Enjoy xmas with that littlw cutie
Sarah - Stressed Stamper#17

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Baby Z - I can see you are having a great time in the park, even if you are hanging on tight. Isn't your tree beautifuly. Hope Santa is very good to you. Mom you have a lot going on here. #92

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful journal! Love the photos too, hope the visit to santa goes well!

Brenda 83

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great job on your journal! the color and pattern combinations look really well together.
baby Z always has the cutest expressions on his face, doesn't he? like he's saying something!

karen said...

Oooh, I can see why you were hoarding the Candy Cane fabric, it is gorgeous! Your journal looks fantastic!
I see you are in Vancouver, I am in Victoria! "Hi neighbour!" *waving*
Your little boy is so cute!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen #118

Twiglet said...

great pics - lovely tree!

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous Christmas you are going to have with Baby Z - it's wonderful watching how a baby reacts to all the colour and lights, etc., of the festivities. Your journal is shaping up nicely too. Elizabeth #95

Amy said...

Awwww! Baby Z is superly cuteso!

Ali said...

Ooh the journal looks lovely... I love the Notably Ornate stamps! :)

And I have to say, your little boy is adorable! :)

Thanks so much for sharing.

Ali #96

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Rachel said...

Your notebook looks wonderful. And you have such a wonderful desk. Thank you for sharing.

cheers, rachel #40

Nicky said...

love the notebook and your tree is lovely ~ Nicky ~ 16

Peggy L said...

the altered journal looks FAB!

loving the ribbon trimming!

thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!


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