Handmade Journal

Here's a sneak peak at one of my HANDMADE journals.
I made this one for a certain someone for Christmas this year.

All are handmade by me using various art & paper crafting techniques.
Each one is unique!
I scour various art, craft, charity shops, yard sales &
flea markets for just the right papers & embellishments.

I will also make journals with recycled papers for those
who want to give with an environmental conscience!

This one allows you to keep a record of names you wish to give to.
Whether you make something handmade yourself or buy -
it has pages to keep your Holiday giving organized.
There are separate sections for family, friends & others.
There's even a section for shopping for your HOLIDAY dinner -
including a meal planner.

It's a handy size for putting into your purse and opens nicely for writing down your entries. I have included a pocket with old fashioned closure that you can put receipts into, as well as a library pocket page for you to slip coupons into!

What a unique way to record a Jolly Holiday!

I can personalize the back cover too!

If you want to CUSTOM ORDER one or more for yourself, I will be back
in the workshop right after the Holiday festivities are over.

These are labour intensive, take time and care and
I only make personalized ones on order.

PLEASE order well in advance of Christmas,
so I don't get a rush right before Christmas -
I would hate for you to be disappointed!

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Here's a tree I designed a while back just fool in' around. I endearingly nick named it my Fugly Christmas Tree.

I would love to see how you use it! :)

Will you make gift tags, place cards, stickers, a card?

Please share with us what you do with it I would love to post pics in a future post.

While this Digi is FREE - I ask that you credit its use back to
cathies pARTies.

Please do not copy/share prints/files of this digi - anyone who would like a copy should be referred to my site and leave a comment so I can get an idea how everyone likes my freebies and if I should continue to make more.

Bloggers are asked to refer those that want it to get it directly from my blog post via a link.

While honored that you may consider entering my free digi in a handmade card you'd like to enter into contests or for publication, Please do not publish without proper credit.

This FREE DIGI STAMP is intended for personal use only -
DO NOT MASS PRODUCE or claim as your own and turn it into a clear/rubber/other stamp!

COPYRIGHT 2010 by cathies pARTies - a.k.a. C.Thompson


Penguin Card

I made this card last year.

I think the bright non-traditional colors gave it a modern twist.

I love the hit of orange in the striping and the juxtaposition
of the cold climate penguin standing on sparkling icicles.

I still loooove this card!! :)

Little Elf Holiday Card

This little Elf Holiday card was snagged for an ETSY Treasury tagged:

Will your gift wrap be remembered

To purchase it or other handmade items by myself click on any of my etsy shop photos at the top of my current blog page. This will take you to MY ETSY shop with all the details.