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Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Journal To Cheer A Friend

I so enjoy crafting and making cards!  One of my DAR Sisters fell and fractured her ankle and was hospitalized a few days, now spending time in a Rehabilitation Facility to help her get back on her feet a bit faster.  I made this pretty little Journal for her.

I thought a journal would be nice for her to be able to write daily notes, keep track of visitors, cards and flowers or gifts!

These flowers are again from Wild Orchards and are two toned with a deep rich burgundy while the rose goes from dark to light pink

Thought it was pretty, but needed a kick of color - when I used the burgundy velvet it was too little, when I used the big pink it looked too plain BUT together Wallah!

Threw in some pearl sprays, a bit of gathered lace along the edge of the journal a row of pearls on top!  So pretty!

Hard to see here, but I also added a nice long piece of ribbon as a book mark or place mark.  I glued it in by bending both front and back covers together poured a bit of glue down the books middle behind the binding.

I wish you all cooler days, breezy nights!



  1. Donna, What a sweet journal. I think it's the perfect gift for someone to keep up their thoughts...staying in bed is a bummer. Smiles , Susie

  2. That's such a lovely gift, Donna. Hope she recovers soon.

  3. How sweet of you to "gift" your friend. Something for her and a chance for you to do what you love!

  4. That is a beautiful gift that will be much appreciated.

  5. This is just lovely and I know she will be thrilled! Another great project, Donna!

  6. That is just beautiful, Donna. You do such a wonderful job on your cards! xo Diana

  7. Hi Donna. Its so sweet of you to remember gifting your friend. I'm sure she will love these. Its really pretty.

  8. Donna your friend is going to love this beautiful journal. Especially because it is made with love by you.


  9. Your cards are all so beautiful! This one is just wonderful and your friend will surely treasure it! You are always so sweet, so loving and thoughtful, my dearest friend!
    Love and hugs,
    LS xoxoxo

  10. What a pretty journal Donna! I know your friend will love and appreciate it! Hope she is much better soon :)

  11. This is really pretty. How thoughtful of you to make it for your friend. Have a great week.

  12. Donna,

    Your journal is stunning and will be much appreciated by your friend! I hope her ankle heals quickly. So thoughtful of you and I love the rose embellishments!

  13. wow stunning journal my friend and i wonder where you got those superb roses from ???!!! your friend with love it and it will help her feel better love sassyxxxx