Tuesday, 22 June 2010

MY JOURNAL - Open Your Door Class.


Here is the Journal I'm making in Carole's class.
And if you would like to make one too
you can still join in here

Our class is made up of some very
TALENTED people - quite daunting
for ME being such a newbie.
BUT we're all having so much fun!

ME included!!

We've been painting, tearing, collecting, sorting,
and soon we will be sewing.

Carole is teaching us all the techniques
we need to know on how to construct
our own book - from woe to go

I've always wanted to learn
HOW to do this.

Her teaching method is easy to follow
with "hands on" videos.

We can ask questions at any time and
Carole responds promptly with her
sage advice.

Sorry dear friends
I must leave you
I need some more bits and bobs
so I'm on a hunting and collecting mission



  1. Have fun hunting! Your book is off to a beautiful start!!!

  2. Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by. Your book is going to be great, love all the textures. We got married in Rorotonga, what an amazing place. Have you been there? I love French things too! We do have many things in common. Take care, Riki

  3. I like "from woe to go", and the glimpse of a lovely lace doily. How nice to meet you, and thanks for your kind comment - yes please to the whiskey! Your merry Irish streak is evident! xx

  4. You are a beautiful soul. Your post about Lene was very touching and heart felt. I will pop by and see her blog and say hi.

    Your diary is so tactile and warm and full of memories, I can tell. I feel like touching it and tipping the pages open.

    I found it interesting to learn that you are tall (from my high heeled shoe/blog post). In blogland, we don't know these features about our online friends unless pointed out. How fascinating!

    You are clever and creative and your craftiness is catching!

    Tracey x o

  5. Your book looks great! I haven't started yet....my daughter is getting married next month and I'm pretty busy with all of that right now. But I have now "sat in" on the classes! hee hee

  6. have a great time, your book looks fantastic!!

  7. So pleased you stopped by my blog...thank you.
    So many gorgeous textures in your book. I shall look forward to seeing more. x

  8. The journal is looking good. Spent time stitching things into mine today.

  9. You don't need luck Shane ;) It looks lovely so far! Nice crocheted doily??

  10. Look at you Shane!
    Your pages are looking really wonderful!
    You must be well pleased already!

  11. Learning how to make a journal is still on my 'to do list' too. I think I am a bit scared by the thought of creating 'empty pages' that I am supposed to fill.
    But by the looks of it, your journal is coming along very nicely. Have fun in class!

  12. Such fun! Look at these -- I love the bits of lace popping out. I really need to spend some time working on a journal this summer. Something for just me! I don't do that often!

  13. Your book looks fantastic. I love hunting and collecting missions. Good luck!

  14. Well get you! you're way ahead of the game! looks sooooo fab! Most of my ideas are still in my head! I can't wait to see how this all comes together. Mx

  15. Your book looks lovely and is coming on well. I have posted my progress report but am still behind! The class is so much fun!


  16. Oh, so gorgeous! And when you are done, you'll be so happy to have this, you can keep it forever! Lovely little world here, happy to be your newest follower! XO!

  17. Whoa! I love your journal and you're not even finished yet! Lovely arrangement of layers. I look forward to seeing the pages.

    I also love the design of your blog. Great colors and patterns - very vintage. I don't know what one calls the top of one's blog - the header? the masthead? Whatever it is, what a lovely old card on yours.

    Thanks for sharing...

  18. I'll look forward to seeing that journal when you are finished. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I'm adding my name to your followers. Linda

  19. So happy to meet you and tickled that you are now following me. I am following you as well, as everything looks so nice here. Love the journal book you are working on for your class. The hunt and collecting is part of the fun isn't it. So, be seeing you!

  20. I saw where you posted on Jan's blog you are on the waiting list for a wire-haired fox terrier. I had one named Scooter before coming to Kuwait. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was put Scooter on a plane to go live with my girlfriend in Dallas. She thought she would only be keeping him a couple of years, because I thought I would only be gone that long. She wound up having him for 12 years and he died at the age of 15 several years ago. He was the sweetest dog. And the only other dog I had after Toni (who I had from the age of 2 until I was 17).

    Your journal is fat and fabulous -- I love journals that are so full of texture and bits and pieces of this and that and everything. Lovely! Best wishes for your weekend. :) Tammy

  21. Hi,

    You have a lovely blog. I could spend a lot of time right here.
    It looks like your journal is going to be beautiful. The pieces you have chosen say "ooh la la".
    Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Yesterday was a very exciting day around my home(still is).


  22. Oh how exciting! ~ your journal is looking so beautiful and don't you find you get so much fun in making it and putting it all together.

    Happy Sunday

  23. What a pretty blog. Thank you for visiting me in France. I'd love to know more about your daughter and where she lives. do e mail me!

  24. I kept a journal for years, then when the internet came out with hidden journals on many web sites I gave it up.. but yours is so nice,,different fabrics and papers.. I would not want to write on it! They would make such nice gifts for special occasions!
    Was very nice to wake this day to your sweet comment and visit to my blog.. I'm here for the tea you offered!
    Let me follow you in New Zealand. A country I've never been.. sounds nice! Your closer to my daughter (Guam) than I...
    Have a really nice Sunday.. oh, it's Sunday evening already there, as I'm waking here!
    Ok... enjoy your Monday!
    Thanks again

  25. Hey there
    I wouldn't worry about being a newbie.. I think being creative takes a fresh eye and looks like you are off to a good start. I've always liked these journals and can't wait to see how yours progresses..

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment.. I'm really thrilled you think I managed the 'soul' factor.. as that is what we see when we look at the moon!!! Have a lovely week... xxx Julie

  26. Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad to have discovered your blog - hope we'll see your journal when it's finished.

  27. Oh this look terrific , I also will try to make such an journal !
    I have pages made for an journal but never finish it .
    Love ♥RINI♥

  28. Im loving your beautiful book, love all the bits bursting out the edges, Ive been book making today , thanks for dropping by my blog, I shall make it a regular route to drop by here for tea xxx jenny

  29. Aren't videos helpful? Sounds like a good class.

  30. I love the doily peeking out of your journal, Lovely book, can't wait to see it's further progress.

  31. It looks like its going to be a fab journal, hey maybe you can print on some fabric and add that too! You'll be teaching the teacher. LOL

  32. Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind comments. I find it so fascinating that we can connect with people all around the world through our blogs.
    It looks like your journal is off to a beautiful start.

  33. I never thought I'd say this, but I"m ready to make an altered book of all of my dear Paris treasures. I have a lady in Cincinnati that at age 90 had made me a Paris book I'll treasure. No I"ve just got to find a way to make my own.

    I 've only been home since Friday and I'm already longing to return. Paris steals your heart you know.

  34. Hello Miss Shane!
    What a lovely journal you are working on! An online class sounds so fun! I may have to try one someday. Thank you for your sweet comments.
    I so appreciate it!!;-)
    Hugs, Cindy

  35. Thanks for popping over to visit, I am very excited that you are getting a Fox Terrier, I may be a bit biased but they are the best dogs in the world! Looking forward to seeing pictures when you acquire the puppy.

    Your journal looks like it's going to be beautiful.

  36. Oh thank you so very much for paying my blog a visit - I wish I knew of you when we visited Auckland a while back.

    I love the sound of this course you are on - I think I will check it out

    I will follow you with great interest

    Off to look at the rest of your blog

  37. Trying to play catch up on my blog reading -- I see you've caught the journal fever too. My problem is the discipline to create daily:) Before I know it, I've got a week's worth of catching up to do in my journal! [I think I see a pattern here!ha!] Right now I'm focusing on the physical/exercise stuff -- maybe one focusing simply on beauty would be easier for me to get into the daily rhythm of working on. I love the bits of lace popping out on yours.

  38. OOOOHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! this is exciting!
    i love to see a work in progress! and all of your collected filler items look tantalizing to me!

    you will absolutely adore the sewing stage! i always get such a thrill from sewing pretty lace trims and ribbons onto paper! lol I don't have a clue why! it's just fun!

    can't wait to see the end result!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

    thanks for stopping in to see me!

  39. I finally made it to your blog. Thanks for your lovely comment and invitation to visit your blog. You have a super art journal in the making. I look forward to a really great blogland friendship.

  40. This looks wonderful! I wish I could take a peak inside you have made me very courious.

    Love Dawn xx

  41. Your journal is going to be BEAUTIFUL... it already is! ;)
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I'm a follower here now, too! ;) Happy weekend!

  42. your looks like a work of art. So much texture and beauty. thanks for the post. Carla



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