Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kaley's Adventure Journal & Video

Hey everyone...sorry for the long gap in posts. It has been crazy busy in my world. We have school starting today and I've been busy with the family for the past week getting ready for that and trying to cram in some last minute summer fun : )

Today I have a special project to share that I made for my daughter, Kaley. Her birthday is coming up in a few weeks and she'll officially become a did that happen??? She starts 7th grade today and I wanted to make something that she could use to write down memories, have friends sign & to hold photos...sort of give her something to look back on.

Before I post the photos I wanted to also let you know that I have a short video that gives you more detail of the actual project. I recorded this late last night while the kids/hubby were sleeping so no laughing ; )

This is kind of my version of a Smash Journal. I mostly used office supply items along with some bling & other scrappy items. She loves black & pink...there's also a little bit of green in there too as it's also one of her faves. I won't go into too much detail of each page since I have the video below.

I used some of the ring binders you would find at an office supply store to hold the journal together. The base of the journal is made from recycled manilla file folders.

Wood huh?

Love the chunkiness of this journal!!


Here's my video..........

I cannot wait to see her face when she opens this on her birthday...she does check my blog but I'm hoping she won't see this post since she'll be busy with school & volleyball. So for all my real life friends who read my blog...don't say anything to Kaley about this until after her birthday : )

I will have a supply list below but since I used a ton & I mean a ton of office & scrappy items I can't remember each one so it will mostly be the stuff I remember.

I'm also entering this in the current Office Supply challenge at Frosted Designs.

Thanks for stopping by & for letting me share one of Kaley's birthday gifts I'm making for her.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post...I'll be showing you an altered clipboard project.

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
Manilla file folder
Binder clip
Distress Inks
Wood Letters
Cardstock-various brands/colors
Kraft Tags
Avery Shipping tags
EK Success-Binding Edge Punch*Correction-I said Fiskars in my video...oops!


  1. A Very Beautiful Journal!Lovely Embellishments!

  2. Abby, this will put you on the Mom of the Year list with your daughter, for sure. Then all of her friends are going to want one when she takes it to show it off! Adorable! So much fun girly details on every page!
    Jessica S

  3. oh, this is fabulous! She will love it and will have so much fun filling it up! You did a beautiful job - thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!

  4. This is so beautiful and such a good use of office and scrapping supplies. I would have LOVED one of these from my mom, and I am sure your daughter will be thrilled with it. Where did you get the rings you used to hold all the pages together, I know you used silver rings and then tied ribbon and twine, but I don't know where to find the rings. Any suggestions?


    1. Hi sorry for just now replying. These office rings are from should be able to find them in any office supply store or in Walmart/Target type place in their office supply area. Let me know if you found some : )

  5. Abby this is gorgeous!! Your daughter is going to LOVE this!

  6. Beautiful journal!!! Love the many supplies that u use. Great job!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Frosted Designs.

  7. This is beautiful. Did she love it? Thanks for the great project and video.

    3 Girl Jam DT Sister

    1. Hi Cheri..thanks so much : ) Her birthday is Monday but we are having the party tomorrow so I will let you know. I'm going to try and get a pic of her opening it so I can post it on my blog..I also made her projects from my Trio of Altered Frames post..


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