Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wine Journal

Awhile back I was in Seattle (Redmond really) for a conference with my friend Carol and we stopped at Ben Franklin. I've been to this Ben Franklin before and I did appreciate it but now...now, I love it. You see...they had this fun wine paper and a wine journal sitting there for all to see with directions on how to make it. Well, knowing that Todd and I have a wine tasting coming up that we are going to I decided I would buy the stuff for it and make it. By the way, the wine tasting, is at Central and is quite the event. So much fun! Anyway, here is my finished product. A couple of things...this is the first time I've used my Bind It All and I love that little thing...so much potential. A little learning curve but loads of potential. The O-Wire is the smallest size I had so that is what I went with but I've ordered some smaller wires so if they will work better I'll just swap them out. You can see that the holes are spaced differently from the top to the bottom and that was part of the learning curve part but ya know...it is going to work just fine!
So, this is the front of the journal. The paper is by Creative Imaginations and the stickers that are inside and the little red/white wine tabbies are by Creative Imaginations too.
And here is what the inside pages look like. The copy that I used for this must have been a little off because the lines don't line up quite right but again, for our purpose it will be just fine. So this first page shows you the pocket for business cards and such then the next two pages are just lined, then two pockets...you get the idea. There are 10 pages total even though I had done 12 but that learning curve snuck up on me and I ruined two. Todd thinks 10 will be just fine so I'm okay with it too then. I separated the journal with a white wine tab (my favorite) and a red wine tab (I like a couple of reds). I just thought that would add some organization to the journal and I think the tabs are cute! The label on the left I'm going to put the date and place of the tasting. I'll just make a new one for next year if necessary. Oh, I forgot to tell you I just used thin chipboard like from a cereal box for the front and back cover. Very easy and very inexpensive. I'm going to say less than $5 for the entire thing.

So...you like? Kind of a neat project, huh? Remember I told you it was supposed to snow? Well, it did and I think we probably got 2"-3"! Can you believe that? And, this morning it is only 22 degrees! We are heading up to 46 degrees though and hopefully the sun will melt all the snow today. Our neighbors are moving and are having a yard sale today...brrrr! Cold 2

I hope that you have a super fantastic Saturday!

9 comments that make my day!:

pescbrico said...

This is really beautiful! No hope to see our snow melt in the next ... week!!! :) Have a great day!

sari said...

That looks so great!!! Did you find anything at your neighbours yard sale?

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh my! What an exciting event and fabulous journal! I LOVE it! Todd is right, 10 is just fine. It's too pretty to worry about anyway!

have fun!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Ooooh, very cool, indeed, Lorie! You'll enjoy taking this along to your tasting event ... but be prepared to take "orders"! Methinks this has potential for you!

~tex

Helen said...

Wow, it looks so professional!

sari said...

i have only 8 weeks to go..if he stays full time... =) I guess that why i'm in the cleaning mood now...evrything has to be ready...*LOL*

Diane said...

Wow Lorie that journal is gorgeous!
Can't wait to see what else you'll be making with your bind it all!

jkincolorado said...

Love the journal!! That paper is beautiful :)

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Wonderful wine journal Lorie! From the picture I can't even tell the holes aren't even! I think this is a super fab idea! Don't have the BIA yet but might just have to break down and get one now.
Lorraine
www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com