January 13, 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie - *Week 9* - Give A Little

This weeks challenge for "Magnolia Vs. Stampavie" was a little bit more of a challenge.
I could have entered my clock, but I had already posted that just for fun, and then my pen box that I posted a few days ago could have also worked, but once again I had already posted that. I wanted to have something new.
Needless to say I really had to struggle as to what to make, because I didn't really have a lot to choose from here, and I'm certainly not going to go shopping to buy something just to make.
Then I remembered the address book that I had started just before Christmas, the furthest I had gotten was to cover it with paper. Then the holidays came, and it got put away for some other time. THIS is that other time.
So I got it out, and decided I'd finish it.

My husband says it doesn't match because you can't mix pink's and purples. HA HA HA... what does he know, he's a man!
Then I guess I should have told him that you can't mix navy blue and gray then. What a nut!
I used more pinks in my coloring to try and bring out the little bits of pink that was in the paper.
Personally I am very pleased with the outcome, regardless of what my husband thinks.

For Christmas, I gave away 2 books that were similar to this,
but dumby me, forgot to take pictures of them.
So I'm glad I at least took a picture this time.
This book was originally just an ordinary spiral bound journal with a hard cover and binding. Since I was desperately in need of a new address book, I decided I'd make mine a journal type, so that I can use as many lines as I need for someones address etc.
(Have you ever noticed you can never fit the information in those small spaces in a real address book?)
The whole thing worked out perfectly.
The book had enough pages, that each letter of the alphabet was allowed 5 pages, with the exception of XYZ which I used only 2 pages, therefore leaving me 3 pages at the end to make a section for just phone numbers, for quick referrence.

I took only the front view picture, but I think that will be good enough. The inside has circle shaped tabs with the alphabet on them. After uploading my picture I got another idea that I might decorate each page where the tab is. Just for something fun. Maybe I will eventually do that, and also maybe add some sort of inspirational quote or saying there. I don't know, you can always add to it I suppose.

Anyway, enough talking, here is my address book.
I hope you like it!


Sharon said...

This is so pretty, what a lovely idea.

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous address book Lynda! Love the image and the pretty papers. Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Butch is nuts, the pinks and purples go perfectly! I love the bows, I need to remember to do it that way since I always screw mine up.

Sue said...

Oh this is beautiful very pretty, i would luv it, sue.x

Lorraine A said...

I love this, it's really nice, Men don't know anythin !!!!:-)

Rach said...

so pretty, what a wonderful idea. hugs rachxx

Mandy said...

very beautiful adress book, fantastic

hugs mandy

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!! I live it and your comment about your husband saying it does not match cracked me up. My husband would say the same thing. He is actually trying to help me with a sentiment right now for one of my cards, and I am SO glad he does not make cards. He is a crack up. :)


Mina said...

what a wonderful gift...anyone would love this beautiful address book xxx