Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mari's notes...

Hi there! I'm so excited to be able to share something fun with you today :o)

I made this little book from scratch today and could not be more happy with it! I don't know if I've already mentioned it, but Dean and I are taking a paper making class and book binding is one of the things we went over today. Our teacher taught us how to bind pages together using wax thread (I need to practice this some more lol) - and although I'm sure she meant for us to use handmade paper for the whole project (since that's the whole purpose of the class and all) I went on a completely different direction :-X. Let's just keep that between us :oP

I hope to write all kinds of different stuff on here.. Mainly quotes that I hear or read for future projects - like some fun new tags!! I made this little guy using some craft paper, handmade paper, cardboard, canvas, watercolors, and some Prima and Basic Grey goodies :o)

I think these would make such a great little gift... It's really not as time consuming as it looks and you can totally personalize it! Little books = my new favorite thing :oP

Off to make some tags!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great week!
Stay sweet,


  1. Hi Mari,

    What a wonderful blog you've created! Don't know if you're aware (the folks at Scrappy Boutique do) but since I last saw you at the store I've had some major life changes (divorced, remarried, and living in California; all since Jan.1st. Wonderful scrapbooking stores here in the LA area and getting to learn my way around (just moved in 3 weeks ago). Very different styles of scrapbooking, but interesting; will definitely move me out of my comfort zone, but that's a good thing. Coming back to Orlando (April 14-May 6th) and hoping to see you at the store.
    Cheryl (Lopez) Norton

  2. Ay Ay Mari, I love this little book. It's so CUTE. You're the BEST.

  3. you are so talented! love your little book!!

  4. WOWZERS!!! Your book is amazing!

    I have wanted to learn paper making for so long! Where did you take your class?

  5. Thanks ladies!!! you guys make me smile :o)

    Cheryl - I had no idea!!! I'm getting ready to send you message on Facebook.

    Jenn - I left you a comment on your wonderful blog about the class :oP

    Thanks for stopping by.. You are awesome!!