Monday, January 3, 2022


Happy New Year, Crafty Peeps!
The theme  at A Place To Start is "Anything Goes."  
We are delighted to have Mirtillamente as our sponsor this month.  I love Eve's images and I look forward to being able to use them on cards when I am able to color again.
"Country Home"
I used two papers from this collection to create this "Fauxbonichi" weekly agenda.  I am making a lot of these little guys to give as gifts. The Mirtillamente papers are just perfect! 

The process: I started by creating the signatures for my agenda.  At the end of this post, I will place the links to the Sea Lemon Tutorials I followed to learn bookbinding.
Normally, I use lightweight chipboard as my foundation and I cover that with cardstock or fabric. For this project,  I wanted the agenda to fit into the clear Hobonichi cover. This would work only if I used a material that was thinner and more pliable than the chipboard.  
I finally settled on heavy, textured cardstock.  Once the glue was applied, I did experience a little curling but I smoothed it out with my bone folder and then placed it beneath two heavy books.
Almost immediately, I knew that the red plaid paper would be the perfect complement to the owl print.  I wanted to use Eve's designs throughout the agenda, so I opened the design up in Silhouette Studio® and traced and detached two of the owl images.   I enlarged them to the size needed and then cut them out on my cameo 4.  I used printable vinyl for the bookmark and page marker pockets, and small stickers.
When the cover was finished, I felt that it needed a bit more contrast, so I added the strip of black dotted ribbon and that just elevated the design.  I used that same ribbon on the paperclip.  I was also super pleased that the pen loop on the plastic cover was large enough to hold my very favorite Kikki K® and Cross® pens!  I have to make another agenda just like this one, cuz I'm keeping this one for myself! 😃
Stuff I Used:
Sea Lemon Bookbinding 
Hobonichi Weeks Inserts

Sunday, January 2, 2022

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #202201-January 2022 - ANYTHING GOES

 Hello, Crafty Makers!
Happy New Year!!!
 613 Avenue Create is starting the new year with a new look and a new sponsor...

Our Sponsor gave us two mini digital papers packs and three digital images. I had already finished the signatures for two weekly planners, and I figured it would be fun to use the Mirtillamente digital papers to create my covers.  They worked beautifully! 
Plan All The Things
I could not have asked for a more perfect paper to use on this "Fauxbonichi" weekly planner. The pencils, markers, and paper clips are all staples in the planning world.
I didn't have an extra plastic cover so I used a shattered glass holographic overlay sheet.  Clear shelf liner paper will work just as well.
I apologize for the picture quality, I was having some issues with my tablet.  I used scrap pieces from my fly pages to make this fun bookmark.  I am really into peek-a-boo stickers and this frog is so cute!
I was able to attach a peel and stick pen loop that I could then cover with a pocket.  It looks great and there is plenty of room in the pocket for stickers, notes, etc.

I also created a page marker pocket for this agenda, but the pictures did not turn out so well.  I will take new ones and post them tomorrow.  I will also add a list of supplies used in this project.

Thanks so much for the visit!
Chana Malkah