Posts tagged ‘book’

March 9, 2013

death comes to pemberley

It’s no secret that Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. And the movie adaptation with Kiera Knightly easily my favorite movie. Of. All. Time. So when I saw a sort of “sequel” written by PD James, I knew it had to go on my Read list.

And since one of my other goals for the year is to spend no extra money, I checked it out a few weeks ago from the library. It didn’t disappoint. Maybe because I already love the characters. But yes, it only took me about a week to really finish it. I always let a book sit it until I can dive in completely undistracted. I want to me completely immersed in it, and I always feel a little sad when I am coming to the end.

Grade: B (because some things were a little predictable)

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February 7, 2013

do you remember

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February 4, 2011

life is lovely.

Lots of color, lots of pattern, lots of pictures (to come of course), lots of love(ly).

I love when an idea feels good and gets me excited. I have been waiting around for something to get me in gear on this 2011 Life is Lovely book, but nothing did. Until last night. Luckily, I’m only a month behind and not six. It’s hard to catch up once you’ve got 6 months of pictures and mementos stuff to get into a mini.



I bought the paper at Big Lots during the summer, and I didn’t have any idea what to do with it. It was more than worth the 5 bucks I paid for it. It’s bright and cheerful and optimistic, and that’s what I am hoping the rest of 2011 is too.

It has to be. Stay tuned.

Also, happy birthday to my sister today! Love you Darcy!

August 2, 2010

25 to-do.

I am excited to have this done and ready to go. It will be full of pictures, words, and random junk by the end of my 25th year.

This year’s book measures 7.5 x 5.75, but several pieces are smaller. I am obsessed with using different sizes of paper in my minibooks. It feels like layers to me, and I am all about layers.



I’ll do a separate post on the actual goals for the next year in the next few days. They deserve their own post.

Because the bookrings are spaced the way they are, I am able to efficiently use both 4×6 and 5×7 pieces easily. I started off right away with 1.5″ bookrings because I had to upgrade the 1″ rings on my 24 book to larger ones once I got closer to the end. I have a lot of stuff in that little bitty book.





I used the Poplar STD font for all printed words, except for the double 25 spread. I thought it needed something different and just used a normal serif font.




Blue and gray were the initial colors I wanted to use (something was intriguing about the sky that day), but I needed a little splash of something bright so I made a yellow envelope and plan on using more yellow throughout for journaling backgrounds and accents. Yellow is my sunshine, I suppose. The front and back chipboard covers were left unpainted because I think there is just something rugged and comforting about the kraft brown look.

I really like the paper I used for this project. The blues are each a different shade of the sky blue I was looking for, and each have a distinct pattern. One, in fact, is pretty similar to the comforter I am ordering for my bed. I am in love with simple designs these days.

Now let’s hope I can keep up and get some of these things done!

June 10, 2009

no rhyming required.

There are only a handful of people that I can say have influenced me as a writer, many of them accomplished writers themselves, most of them I’ve never met or known beside the words in their books. But one person I can credit with boosting my creative writing confidence would be Amy Fleury. As my first college creative writing professor, and shortly after, my poetry professor, I gained so much knowledge and direction from her. I pulled her book, Beautiful Trouble, from my shelf today and knew right away that her words would again give me something to be inspired with.

I love that feeling. Sometimes I wonder how people go through life without it. Or if maybe they have it by doing something else. Maybe everyone has their thing, their outlet.

Mine just goes on paper.