Thursday, December 8, 2011

More Prizes, More Christmas Joy...



Time to add more prizes to the mix. In addition to the little vintage booklet shown in Sunday's post, I'm also adding one of the Christmas journals shown above. The giveaway journal is the red cover one. Both are made using the methods in Mary Ann Moss' Remains of the Day online class. However, both journals are a smaller version- they measure about 5" x 7", closed. The red journal has one signature made from 9 folded pages inside, so that yields 36 actual pages on which to write or add photos and memorabilia. And if you like making journals yourself, there is room to add another signature of your own creation. Some of the inside pages from the red book are shown below.

These journals are so much fun to make. They provide a home for all the bits and pieces of paper, images, embellishments, and whatnots I can't bear to part with, but never knew what use to make of them! Take for instance the kitty in the Christmas stocking above. So cute, she can't be tossed. And the angel tag I received in a swap with another paper afficionado... it found a comfy spot in the pocket stitched from a Panera Bread gift card holder.
The inside pages are in no particular order. In fact this pretty church image, above, is the last page of the red book. It reminds me of a small New England village at Christmastime.

Remember, there are two chances to win one of the prizes: 1) just leave a comment on this post, and I'll write your name on a slip of paper to be placed in a bowl for drawing. And 2) go back to visit the Sunday post and leave a comment there telling me your favorite of the little books. Be sure I'm able to contact you easily through your own blog, or provide an e-mail address in your comment so I can let you know if your name is drawn. A couple of people mentioned that they had trouble leaving a comment, so alternatively, you can click on my profile in the sidebar (where it says "More About Quiltnan" and "view my complete profile"), and it will show my e-mail address. Just e-mail your comment to me and I'll add your name. I'll draw four winners and announce them on Wednesday, next week.


These Christmas tags are an insert from an old 1980s-era Women's Day magazine. I noticed a lot of cigarette ads aimed at women when going through the old issues. I'd forgotten about those ads that made smoking seem so glamorous and womanly.
This image is from a advertising flyer and is faced by a security envelope page.


The centerfold- it's also from that 1980s magazine. Imagine if this image had gone to the landfill! It needed to be preserved, don't you think?

Even Lulu the cat found her way into the journal. Her photo was attached to a swap packet of journal items I recieved from the Remains of the Day Yahoo group. Lulu had chewed the corner of the packet and sent her note of apology with her photo. Isn't she pretty?

This is the back view of the journals. Some crazy piecing, braided ribbon and fabrics for the tie, ball fringe... anything goes when sewing these journal covers! And look below for a current magazine and a Christmas book I'll give away, as well.
I love all of the Stampington & Company publications. This Somerset Studio Gallery is the current winter 2012 issue. It's packed with mixed media projects and ideas. Pleasurable reading.
Here is this year's Christmas From the Heart book from Better Homes & Gardens. It's full of fun projects and tasty-looking recipes. I'd love for you to have one of these prizes.. just leave a comment. Merry Christmas!


16 comments:

Malinda said...

What a great idea!! I love it!

Jackie said...

how sweet are these! Thanks for sharing!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh Nancy!!!! Such a treasure trove of gifts. I want to squeal with delight1 Your ROD journals are wonderful .. aren't they so much fun to make. I would be overjoyed to receive any one of your beautiful gifts. Such a wonderful spirit of giving at just the right time of year. YEAH! hugs, Donna

bstaple117 said...

Gorgeous ROD Christmas journal. I love the rich cover and I recognize a couple of the goodies I sent you in our swap. Beautifully put together and I'd love a chance to win it Nancy! Thanks for sharing with us.

Robin said...

Nancy, your Christmas journals are beautiful! I love how you mix the paper and fabric! What a generous give away!

di said...

Love Love Love your Christmas Journals - makes me want to sit down and make some journals! What a giving person you are to have this give away!.
cdb underscore rstm at email dot com

jan b. said...

fantastic journals and a generous give-away. Hope your holidays are everything you want them to be.

marilyn said...

Hi Nancy,

I'd love to win one of your beautiful journals. Such a beautiful and generous give-away! Thanks for the opportunity. Have a wonderful holiday!
marilyn47@cox.net

Robbie said...

Well, you are just way too productive this time of year! Wonderful journals!! As usual! And so clever! Nice work, Nancy!

craftirn said...

Beautiful journals! I will have to look that class up. I hope I'm the lucky winner!

Nancy said...

OH I would love having any of your journals...I love them all.....

Beachstudio said...

Your Christmas journals are gorgeous! The fabric is beautiful, love the style and ideas you have. What an inspiration!

Claire said...

As a member of Mary Ann's ROD group from day one, you have done a fabulous job!

KarenF said...

Nancy-you are so creative with your journals! I signed up for the ROTD journals class from Mary Ann but I'm so intimidated by a sewing machine. I really would love to win. If you choose my name, I'm at karenfryar@yahoo.com. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Nancy, what a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be included and since I just discovered your post, I am going back to Sunday's post and read that one as well. Your remains of the day Journals are lovely. I have yet to make mine even though I have read the materials, so thank you for the inspiration. i am lucky to have one of your little books from the swap - I love it so! You have my email or if you misplaced it is on my blog, thanks! lenna

Mary K. McGraw said...

I have just started my ROD journal, but would love to win yours.