Tag Archive | fun

That wasn’t too bad…

This weekend (Fri-Sun), I went to a church retreat for my whole denomination, and omg it was actually really fun.

I mean, yeah, I accidentally went to the wrong cabin, so I was with 7th and 8th graders, but whatever.

And yeah, one of my cabin-mates slow danced with my brother and rated him as 8/10… yup.

Forever alone, since for the slow song, I just sat on the sidelines with this guy I wanted to ask but didn’t… sigh. And of course we were the only people our age/in our group not slow dancing… but whatever. We can be forever alone, together.

But hey, I met some super cool people and I’m hopefully getting together with them soon. Woohoo!

Until next time, Em 🙂

DIY Vintage Book Journal

When I visited George Fox University, I went to a bookstore where they sold lots of cool journals, including some made out of old books. The ones at the bookstore were bound, but since I don’t have a machine for that, I decided to just use thread.

1. Pick a book to use for your project. Libraries often give away old books, which is where I got mine.

 

2. Now comes the fun part: ripping the pages out of the spine. Rip out a few of the first and last pages, to make the cutting job easier.

3. Cut out the pages, being careful not to cut the spine.

4. Cut out a piece of paper the size of the spine, using the pages as a guide.

5. Draw 5 equally spaces lines going up the height of the paper (or as many bunches of paper you want to use)

6. Draw 6-8 rows of dots going up the lines. These will serve as the holes for binding your book.

7. Using five sheets of paper for each bunch, fold the paper into five bunches (or however many lines you drew on your paper). I used a paper-folder that came with a card-making kit I have, but you can use your fingernails.

8. Using the holes drawn on your strip of paper as a guide, punch holes in all of your bunches of paper and the spine.

9. Sew the bunches of paper into your spine, using embroidery thread and a needle.

10. Glue cardstock over the spine of your book , or use glue dots/squares (found in the scrapbooking aisle of most craft stores). This step is optional.

11. Enjoy!

Until next time, Em 🙂

This tutorial is inspired by the journal made at krystin-bean.blogspot.com

Vivacious events…

Does that title even work? I feel like the word vivacious can’t describe a noun besides a person, but whatever…

Some good stuff that’s happening this week:

1. Yearbook class! I’m really enjoying making fun layouts for different grades and learning how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to make shapes… it’s harder than it looks.

2. My tea is being shipped! We don’t have very good tea in our house… Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast are good but I get tired of it really fast… currently I’m having chocolate mint tea that expired in August 2010… this is what it has come to.

3. My last barista class! This means I can work at a coffee shop now!

4. Scrapbook club! This already happened, and it was really fun to look at old pictures of me and my family! I also made lattes for some of the ladies there – using an espresso machine – good barista experience!

5. The weekend! I am so sick of school already… and it’s only been a few months. It’s weird, but days seem to go on forever but before you know it two months have gone by!

Until next time, Em 🙂

Jenny Matlock

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