Sunday, April 21, 2013

Livin' the dream......


It has been a dream of mine to take a Mary Ann Moss class for YEARS.....well, at least two, maybe three years.  The stars aligned, I had some time and the classes went on SALE and it does not get any better than that!  I signed up.

So, last weekend I started exploring my freshly, downloaded class aptly named "Full Tilt Boogie".  The name alone makes you want to take the class!  I'm an avid fan of Mary Ann's journal making style and have so wanted to learn some of her methods.  I wanted to learn more about bookbinding I'm off and running.




Here is my journal binding, a la Mary Ann!












The opening pages of the book......








.......BEFORE and








AFTER, I journaled on the page with the strawberries and apples!

I'm the one wearing the heart, my sister is in the back and the two boys were family friends.

"Those were the days, my friend!" relates to the journaling above the photo.......






it reads:  "Do you remember when they told you to face the sun and smile, then they took your picture?".

I love this picture!

I have a few more pages ready for journaling, here's a peek....






















So far, this has been one fun journal to work in and it has been very inspiring, I don't really want to do anything else like....make the bed or sweep the floor (really, I never want to do that stuff).  I just want to rummage through old paper, cut, paste....repeat!


You can see I've used pages of different sizes, different types of scrapbook papers, wall paper, hand painted paper, old posters, magazine ads, newspaper and added tape, photos and post card.....all held together with glue, staples, thread and "luck"!

I am truly "Living the Dream"!


Julie said...

You really are living a dream!!!!! Your binding is beautiful, and journal pages so perfect!!! If you have much more fun you are gonna burst!!!!! ;). Congrats!!!!! said...

That is one of the most awesome journals EVER! Rock on, sister!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I only WISH I could bind a book by hand. You did a beautiful job. I like how well the binding turned out. And of course, I love these pages. I'm crazy about random, and these truly are.

Had to laugh at the face you made in that photo. You are too funny.

Dianne said...

oh my goodness...your journal is fabulous! Mary Ann's class is wonderful. I still go through the videos...I made just one journal, though, and really should go back and try the others too. I made the one with the tapes like you did. I love how it lays open flat!

Your pages look terrific, and I love that old photo! Have fun, the laundry and dishes can wait!

elle said...

yes, and we thought they'd never end!
great job!

Halle said...

This looks like so much fun! I have directions...somewhere...for doing a binding such as that. It's on my artistic to-do list. Fun!!!

Connie said...

This is an awesome journal . . . you amaze me.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)