Friday, March 12, 2010

2010 Circle of Friend Journal

This is the 3rd year in a row that I am taking part in the Circle of Friends Round Robin Journal. Each year who ever takes part gets to create a journal with a theme of their own. This year I have selected to expand on a swap I did a number of years ago through Alpha Stamps. This is my...Template Tales Journal. My requirements are that each member use at lease one Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty Image on one of two different Castle Templates. All the collage images are from Alpha Stamps. I also asked, that if the member felt like it, to add to the cover (front or back) of the Journal. Here are some of the pieces that I have already received through the Alpha Stamps Swap. Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Cinderella Cinderella When I received the castles back from the original swap I didn't know what to do with them because I didn't want to harm any of the work by poking holes on the sides to bind them all together. After a long time of pondering the issue I finally decided to sew them into clear envelopes (page protectors). This worked pretty well. I am not 100% pleased with the cover shape but I know it will be better once it is decorated. Plus since there are two different shapes of castles it made creating a cover difficult. I mail out my journal this Monday and I won't see if again until the wonderful ladies of COF have added their fabulous work. I am super excited and can't wait to get it back and use it as my new coffee table book!

1 comment:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

This is very cool, Caroline. I love collaborative books!
: ) Happy Day, Lenna