Dec 31, 2013

ATC Journal (Picture Heavy)

As I made ATC's  for the Wicked Wednesday team this past year,  I would make them specifically for each month and set them aside. I was planning to make a calendar project until I came to a standstill, as I just wasn't sure how to put it all together, at least until July when I emptied a case of Mason jars.

 Finally, an idea! could I throw this away?!

After cutting and folding the inserts,
 holes (for binding purposes) were punched,
Distress Stain in Pewter was applied to all the edges.
 and Washi tape was placed as tabs.

There's nothing like a Xyron machine to make each and every project easy, 
I used mine to adhere black CS on every page for uniformity.

Tags were made and placed in pockets that were created when the pages were designed. 

Seam binding was used to tie everything together.
The peace sign was made using the Feeling Groovy Cricut cartridge. 
The monthly stamp(s) are from the CTMH Cherish the Day set.
All papers are from scraps, and the tag toppers are miscellaneous embellies from previous projects.
I am proud to say that almost all of this project has been repurposed.

Each ATC was double-matted and lifts opens to allow for additional notes.

 The receiver of this monthly journal is Jenn, the team leader and owner of the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog...she has an old soul which is ever so kind, gentle, and peaceful!

(L to R) Denice, Cass, Jenn, Kim, Em, and Donna
November 2013, Walnut Creek, CA

Happy 2014!!
If it isn't the NEW YEAR for you yet, it will be in a couple of hours.
I must say I am happy that 2013 is almost over!
 My hopes and prayers that 2014 brings PEACE and continued good health to each of you and your families, including my own.


eva said...

very cool! i love seeing the process and the completed project! happy new year! we still have about 4.5 hours to go to 2014.

Blankina said...

Denice you are amazing, how cool is this?? Thanks for inspiring me and wish you all the best for 2014 from the bottom of my heart, pity you live so faraway..
Hugs Blankina

Rachel Parys said...

Love the new look!! You are so darn crafty!! This is the coolest book ever!!!!! I love all of your projects! Happy New Year!!!!

Unknown said...

cool! I still have your sunshiney ATC sitting on a frame on my wall reminding me to smile! You rock these and what an awesome gift!

Unknown said...

Such an.awesome.project! I love usimg scraps and re purpose things too...just not at your level lol

She's a Color Queen said...

That is very impressive!! What a wonderful idea, and so beautifully done! Lucky Jenn!

Marji said...

Is this CREATIVE!!! holy moly. How did I miss this one. I luV it it must have taken hours. NO days. What a great project. Your so talented.

Marji said...

OH you creative talented person. Not sure how I overlooked this one but its gorgeous just simply gorgeous. What an awesome project.