Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Krafty birthday and giveaway

Tomorrow is my birthday (well, by the time this is posted it'll be today...) and as I understand it, it is customary to do a giveaway for your birthday here in this crafty blogland =). Since I do like to give presents, I thought I would join in the fun. So, being in book making mode, I made a little booklet for you.

This journal has been made with a huge junk mail envelope, some kraft paper bags from when I was in Paris,   scrap papers with a movie theme (can't remember the paper line) and cardstock. I added an Eifel tower keychain embellishment, bought when I was in Paris and several other things. I will add some more bits and bobs that might be nice for the crafty winner of the birthday giveaway.

To be entered in the drawing, just leave a comment stating that you would like to be entered in the drawing. You don't have to become a follower, only if you realy like what you see here =). There is a youtube video with a flip through of the booklet and when you leave me a comment there you'll be entered twice in the drawing. You can find the link at the end of this post.

Here are some flip through photo's of the booklet.
The back of the booklet

and the front.

I cut out a piece from my vintage dutch-german dictionary with the word "verjaardag", which means birthday.

Another little doily.

Stuck some embossed embellishment, made from Tim Holtz Kraft core paper, from my scrap pile onto a page made from a kraft bag, a cute little clip and some papers in the pocket.

Cute little tags and a page made from the large junk envelope.

Some stamping and washi taping =).

Love this stamp, and she stamped realy well on the kraft bag.

Another kraft bag from Paris, just added the stamp.

Love those old movie pictures.

More tags, pages and pockets with random sizes.

Love this one, never stop playing =).

The stamped eye you see here, actualy bled through from the other side.

This is where I stamped her. I allmost like the bled through image better...it has a certain softness to it.

The last page.

I think the journal turned out really sweet and had so much fun making this for the giveaway. In the video I also flip trough the previous booklets I made. I hope you like it as well. I will let my daughter draw the winner next week on tuesday the 25th of june.

As the mini file folder journal was made with the Paris kraft bags, several other kraft materials and lots of crafty fun, I would also like to enter the booklet in into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge: Kraft.

I hope you like it as much as I do. Thank you all for watching and I wish you all a wonderful day.

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  1. This is gorgeous, and I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Valerie

  2. wow,this is amazing,i would to be entered your giveway.

    greetings jeannette

  3. Ik hoef niet perse mee te doen met de give-away (eerst jouw kaart sturen)maarreh... Gefeliciteeerd :) Hopelijk heb je een mooie dag vandaag!

  4. Happy Birthday Monique! Your book is beautiful, I especially love the little dominoes! Wonderfully special. :)

  5. Van harte gefeliciteerd Monique met je verjaardag! Dat er een geweldig creatief jaar bij zal komen :-)
    Wat een mooie give-away heb je aangeboden...daar schrijf ik me heel brutaal graag voor in.

    Fijne dag en groetjes, Alie :-)

  6. Happy Birthday Monique! I hope you have a wonderful day you can really enjoy! God bless you!

    Your booklets are really adorable and yes, please put me on your list for the giveaway.

  7. Me TOO! I would LOVE to own one!!

  8. Happy Birthday, dear Monique!

    What a generous way to celebrate your birthday with us! Thank you for the chance to win your awesome booklet - whoever wins this can call him/herself definitely lucky - such a brilliant make!!! So, please, count me in of course ;)

    Enjoy a wonderful birthday with your loved ones!!!

    Claudia xx

  9. Dear Monique, your new creations are amazing!! You make such wonderful cards and pages, such a variety and very inspirational!! Love your work.

  10. Monique...your mini book out of kraft paper is awesome! I love all of the vintage images you've included amongst the pages. Love all of the tabs and interactive flip and folds. :) The stamped images are also very cool. Love Tim's Classics #5 Lady who is tucked in there. :) Your work is always so awesome! Love this one, too! Thanks for sharing your lovely little book with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  11. Oh my well first Happy Birthday, keep them coming. YOur present to us is just pure awesome, just showing it to us but then to give it away. Love it all and I did join your blog I know you said it wasn't necessary but I don't want to miss anything and always good to find a blog that is blogworthy. My word. Thanks Annette xo

  12. here from Simon Says. Happy , happy birthday to you!!! What a gorgeous book-of course I'd love the chance to win it-thank you! I see we're a part of a lot of the same challenges so I'm following you now :)

  13. Happy Birthday Monique, I love your beautiful little booklet, the vintage images are wonderful and I love how you put all the elements together. Really beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us again at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

  14. Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
    ik hoop dat je een fijne dag hebt!
    Je boekje is schitterend en daar kom ik graag voor in aanmerking!
    Groetjes karin

  15. Best of wishes to you! Your book looks so lovely and romantic!

  16. Hi Monique
    thanks so much for your friendly comments all the time....
    i am sad that it is very rare that i can come to your wonderful blog to look at your beautiful works and to give a comment.

    this piece is so nice, with all the loving details...


  17. Happy birthday dear Monique..hope you have a wonderful "princess-day" with lots of fun :) and YES of course I wanna entered too :) I love how you made this...all the gorgeous details...love the clock and the linen around the whole book ♥ Conny

  18. Now that I have seen all the other photos...wow it is such a treasure...wonderful ♥

  19. Happy birthday Monique and what a wonderful prize for your giveaway. Its just gorgeous. Margie x

  20. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and your birthday wishes =).

    I had a lovely day with beautiful weather.

  21. It's so beautiful, Monique - wonderful images and papers, and fabulous distressing. I would love to win this piece of your amazing artwork - thank you so much for the chance!
    And thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner too.
    Alison x

  22. Oh dear, I was so busy trying to remember to add the OCC thank you that I forgot to wish you a Very Happy Birthday too!!
    Alison xx

  23. Happy Birthday! That book is adorable, and I'd love a chance to bring it home. Thank you!

  24. Love love love this kraft cover, and the inside is wonderful! I love the tabs and pockets too! The stamped images are wonderful and the embellies as well! Thank you so much for getting krafty with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  25. This book is amazing, and it makes me want to recycle my scraps and stuff in similar ways! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    And Happy Birthday!! :)

  26. Oh my goodness! What a fantastic journal! And happy birthday to you! Hope you're having a fabulous day. :)

  27. Wonderful take on the challenge Monique.

  28. What a wonderful example of upcycling and generosity with your art. May I be entered in the draw, please? What a privilege. Julie Ann xxx from woyww #68. I love your blog and would like to follow if that's OK? x

  29. Me again to say a big thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  30. This is such a beautiful book, we would love to be in with a chance to win it. A very happy birthday to you too from all the bears.

  31. This journal you have made is a true credit to you...
    You have included so much awesomeness...
    I love your photos and loved going on your journey with you on you through your video...
    Thanks so very much for sharing it truly is a credit to you....

    Rhonda Alman

  32. Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Monique
    Hoop dat je een fijn en gezellige dag hebt gehad.
    De give away is een beauty en ja daar wil ik graag aan meedoen.
    Groetjes Janny

  33. Oh wow. This is gorgeous. Who in their right mind WOULDN'T want this incredible journal. It was love at first sight when I saw it. Happy belated birthday, too.

  34. Sorry I have missed your birthday i do hope your day was full of fun ! The journal you have made is simply gorgeous, so many interesting pages, i would certainly love to win such a beautiful piece of art. Have a lovely weekend.
    Toni x

  35. This just nocks my socks off!! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Pinned it too! - Ashli :)

  36. Wow! and Wow! again!! This is so amazingly wonderful...great job! Thanks for entering me in the drawing, too. Peace to your heart, Sara

  37. I'm in awe that you are giving us a chance to possibly be the recipient of something so COOL. I love it!! I have visions of making one myself, and have been collecting things, but frankly, I'm a little scared. This is just amazing! You've done a wonderful job of layering all sorts of beautiful bits and bobs together....really just fabulous. This is my first trip to your blog - so am to have found you and your work through WOYWW.
    Happy belated birthday and please do include me in the drawing!! Thank you!
    Sara j

  38. Omigosh-I LOVE this!!! I'd totally love to win--and Happy Birthday! =0)

  39. Happy Birthday!! Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the cover, all the pages and special details. Thank you so much for sharing your krafty ideas with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  40. My goodness this is a fantastic book Monique. I bet the winner of the draw was absolutely thrilled to receive something so full of creativity and detail. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

  41. A simply stunning book Monique - what a pity I didn't get here earlier!! I love all the stamped images and the other elements that make this project so very special. Lucky winner is all I can say!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge. Juliax

  42. just love what you have done here - so creative. Happy Birthday


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