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February 26, 2009



I really like how they turned out.

Make sure your not changing a vintage
book that is worth a lot of money. Oh,
I've seen some on the Antique Road show
that were worth thousands of dollars.

Now what do you do about the musty smelled
books? Or do you just avoid buying those?

God Bless You and Yours!!!


these are fantastic...you and your friends are so creative!

I just might have to experiment with this idea!


Oh, I love these!! I need more of a tutorial, though. Got any more pics of the process?:)
Great job running.


Love this. Very cool. Like the big button. Fun addition.


Oohh Michelle, these are soo cool!! I have a small obsession with old books - and collect them for ephemera.. but then can't bring myself to cut any up! LOL! They all have so much to say, and so much character. I just love this idea though...it's calling my name... maybe... if i can bring myself to pick one to move on up... !?
You made me laugh - your post on how not to do words backwards on stamps after your email to me!! hee hee.. I guess I'll have to show all my goofs! :D
Can't wait to see your new special artwork!!! :D Bet it's fantastic!
Blessings, Brenis :)


love all your creative ideas from the Christmas wreath to the recycled journals..... sometimes my brain just needs a jumpstart of seeing these great projects finished before it starts twirling on its own.... just what i needed after a long, cold winter in Buffalo - thanks for the jumpstart. Keep up the good works.

Pam Berlin

Can you expound on the hole punching and type of needle/twine, etc. I am really wanting to do one for my family reunion...

Jane Campbell

I really really would love to know how to turn an old book into a journal like that, is there somewhere that I could find a tutorial/instructions?

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  • hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!
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