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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Victorian Christmas Journal

Hi Everyone~Thank you for visiting during my Victorian Christmas Week~Here is a Victorian Christmas journal that I created~

I used all kinds of embellishments and images from Dezinaworld.

I lined the chipboard book with pages from a vintage dictionary....

Then, I added cheesecloth and lace....

This journal was created to store Christmas memories...perfect gift for families and so FUN to make. It was fashioned from a chipboard book and the pages were simply covered with various papers. It actually makes a beautiful display to set in an entry or living room standing up to see all the layers. The recipient can then add their own journaling inside and photos. It could become a treasured family heirloom.

So, if you'd like to make one, simply purchase a chipboard children's book at your local store and start covering the pages! I also punched a hole a the top in order to put seam binding through it for a special added touch.


Important Note:

As some of you know, I am in the midst of writing a book entitled "Angels at My Door." It is an ebook for Amazon.

Well, I had finished writing it and suddenly realized that many of you may have stories that you would like to include in it.

If you had an your own angel encounter or something quite extraordinary happen in your life--miracles, interventions and such, and you'd like to tell about it, I'd love to include your story.

All you would need to do is send me an email stating it briefly. Send it to:

Once I receive it, I will edit it and put it in quotes...I need your first and last name and location (either your state if in the U.S. or your country if outside the U.S.)

I think that so many of us have had miracles in our lives...and I think that when people read about them, they realize that they are not the only ones who have encountered such events.

So, if you have a story that you would like to tell, just write it briefly and dash it off to me. I will be doing this all in the next few days, so just let me know if you'd like to be included.

Also, if you send me a short story, just make sure that you check your mail often as I will be editing and sending it right back to you...If I can't reach people, their stories won't be able to go in...

If you are included, you would receive an "advance copy" via email when it is completed and approved by Amazon. I would send it in a Word doc. format directly to your email.



Myric said...

I have a story to contribute! Oh I am so excited!


Myric said...

Oh! And I really like the journal you've made! Probably most of my favorite!


NanaDiana said...

Beautiful journal...and at some point I have a story that I will share..but not quite ready yet...xo Diana

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Cindy
This Victorian Christmas Journal is simply divine!
I do have a little story for you which you may like to add!
I shall email you!
Love and hugs,

Cindy said...

This is so exciting, Cindy! I have a story I think you'll want to add! The journal is SO pretty! I HAVE to make one for my little niece...she would love it!
Hugs, Cindy

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for coming to visit me earlier on my blog, and also for becoming one of my followers.
There is a story that I must share with you.
I believe that an Angel brought you to me this evening!
I will send you an e-mail.

Hugs and Smiles,


Sue said...

Oh Gosh Cindy, looks as though you are going to be inundated with stories, alas there are no Angels knocking at my door YET!
Has something bad have to happen for a miracle to take place?
Love the Journal and it is an excellent idea to make one, and I have all the intentions in the world 'but' there's that word again, I should not make excuses, I just need to knuckle down and start.

Createology said...

Congratulations on your newest ebook venture. Lovely little Victorian Christmas journal. You are really in the season...

Suz said...

I have been sort of out of commission and did not know that you were writing this book. I am still quite blown away with the story you told me about your former husband. Just amazing. I do believe in angels and have been told several times (by people who are psychic or highly intuitive) that I have several protecting me, Gabriel actually, and St. Michael and St. Francis. I do feel it.
Your journal...oh, how lovely. I am amazed at your work and how you seem to never run out of ideas of wonderful things to make.
Going to go check what I missed now!

Donna said...

Hi Cindy
Your journal is so pretty! I love all of the texture that you add to all of your beautiful projects, and of course the lovely graphics, too! I am so excited about your angel book, that sounds just heavenly:)

Donna said...

Hi Cindy,

This journal is so beautiful! Your work is stunning. I love all of the lace, photos, and all the other trinkets and goodies you use. So beautiful! What a great Christmas memory book!

Blessings, Donna

sjmcdowell said...


Forgot to mention it....
Love this Christmas Memory Journal you have made!!!



Creative Grammie said...

Adorable journal Cindy! I love all the embellies you've added.
I don't have a story to add to your book but, I'm looking forward to reading it when it's completed.
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us the rest of the week. Woo hoo!
Warm hugs of aloha...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a gorgeous book!! WOW!! this is AMAZING!! I loveeeeee it! And loving the idea of adding others stories!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
I love this Victorian Christmas Journal!
Oh soo sweet with lots of pretties involved.
Thank you for sharing.

Wow, look how many have Angel stories! Isn't that wonderful and lucky you asked. There may be two books in the making. lol
Creative hugs,

Cheryl said...

oh cindy hun this is just so so beautiful just love this idea,hun brilliant I may have a story for you too tell love hugs cherylxxx

craftattack said...

Beautiful journal! Valerie

Dorthe said...

Dear Cindy, your christmas journal is a lovely and beautifully fluffy little christmas decoration- I love it.
Hugs and blessings

Anonymous said...

Cindy i love this journal...if i get the glitter off my desk from these little wooden houses i'll try that project for sure! your creations are always so amazing girlfriend :D
i have a story and i'll be jotting it off to you later today...

Gina said...

Beautiful journal! I love the shape of the pages at the top, something different than the traditional.

Ros said...

Love your journal ... I have emailed you too

2amscrapper said...

gorgeous art!

Debby said...

What a beautiful journal. You have so many talents. You are keeping busy while being a nurse. Hope things are going okay with your hubby.

Terry said...

Cindy, such beautiful pages in this journal and yes, so perfect to house Christmas memories! Love the bits of lace! Congratulations on your "Angels at My Door." It sounds like it will be quite interesting! Have a great day!

Lululiz said...

The journal is beautiful, lovely little touches of lace etc. What a good idea to use a children's chipboard book.

Jingle said...

This journal is absolutely beautiful!!!

Ira said...

Your journal is divine Cindy, your pages are covered with so many fine embellishments so that every page has a special feel to it! Good luck on your new book! Hugs, Ira

Kathy said...

I will await the book, sounds fabulous.
This is a sweet book, makes me want to dive in and make one, these days for me...looking for UPLIFTING...maybe a gratitude journal?
I have missed many posts in the last week or so, we lost our sweet furbaby...and my days have been very dark. But I am trying to remember the wonderful years with him, and heal...
I do hope things are going well with your hubby. And he is healing and getting stronger, YOU take care of well.
Sending love to your family, xo

Daniella said...

Absolutely stunning work!!
I FINALLY got your button on my blog. I am spinning!!!

Sush said...

OH Cindy...what a lovely undertaking! I look forward to the publication of your book. I truly believe there are Angels Among Us.

Blessings on you and yours...

D.E. said...

Just became your 900th follower wow. :) I love your book and yes I've seen miracles happen. God is so good. Blessings to you. DE

Fliss said...

Another really gorgeous creation. Love all the embellishing which looks so pretty.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Queenie Believe said...

I love this journal. Your idea to transform a book to a treasure keeper of Christmass memories touches my heart.
Your new books sounds wonderful. My mind often goes back to my own encounter with my guardian angel. I guess your post is my sign to put finger tips to key board and share my experience. Thank you!
Have a great day,
Always, Queenie

Michele said...

Cindy, this is wonderful. thanks for letting me know to come here and read this post. of course i have an angel story! i'll just have to make the time to write it down. i also need an e-reader so i can get all your books! xo michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, Another stunning creation and you are right it would look gorgeous just the way it is, layed out for visitors to see when they come by. I have a story for you, I shall write it and send soon.
Hugs June x

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

Your Victorian Christmas Journal is so pretty! I adore the lace you added and the sweet metal frame on the cover.

I have never had an miracle happen. It's nice to know that others have. :-)


jacirascrap said...

Seu novo livro com milagres deve ser muito interessante...Ao ler sobre o tema me fez repensar acontecimentos na vida, obrigada por isso. Seu álbum do dicionário Vintage tem um corte especial e uma capa maravilhosa!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful book Cindy, love the lace.

FredaB said...

Hi Cindy

It is so kind of you to take the time and give us these tutorials.
I really liked the journal for Christmas and think I will make one for each of my girls.



Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your Victorian Christmas Journal is absolutely stunning, Cindy...and you are so right, these books are awesome 'table books' placed for friends and family to enjoy. Your embellishing is always so wonderful and your cretivity is amazing. Big hugs, Gayle.

Just me said...

Love this Victorian Christmas journal! Such a great idea! Very pretty!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'd Love to add my story, if I can find the time to put something together or I may have already missed the boat?
hugs Lynn