Friday, February 19, 2010

books 2010, a mini album...

...slightly overwhelmed right now - lots happening in my little world (way too much stress and drama for  my taste)...but I wanted to pop in quickly to share a fun little project I worked on last month.

This mini album will be a little place to record the books I will read throughout the year.  Isn't it funny how writing a book report when you're in 4th grade is such a pain in the rear (just ask Josh, he'll tell you!!!), but I'm actually looking forward to writing little book reports now!

Also, a huge thank you for all of the book suggestions you guys shared with me - I've made my list and I'm excited to get busy reading (and treadmilling, lol) again!  Last night I started reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.









You can see the project with all of the supplies linked here.


Patterned Papers




Chipboard letters

Library Card printables (free download)

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{eta:  I've received several e-mails recently asking if I have any more surprise boxes available (see sidebar ---->).   

The answer is YES!  I do have more surprise boxes available...and ready to ship right now!

I am not sure if I  e-mailed everyone back - I think I did, but my head has been elsewhere lately,

so if I happened to miss responding to your e-mail, I hope you see this little note. thank you!  :o)}



  1. I LOVE this idea! I've been keeping track of everything I read for years, but have never figured out a good way to record the list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. what a cute way to keep track of the books I read... much more appealing than my Excel spreadsheet (which is sadly out of date...)

    I might have to take this idea and use it for myself! Thanks!

  3. what a cute little album wendy! i love how you have a library card on each page, to journal on. almost makes me wish i actually read books anymore .. so that i could make one. lol!

    hope your life calms down soon. drama is never good for us.

  4. Cosmo makes it easy to mix and match! What an adorable 'book'!

  5. Wow! I ♥ this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I l♥ve your work!

  6. so cute! I have been meaning to do a book to record what I have read, you've inspired me to get it done! If you get a chance, watch the movie "The boy in the Striped Pajamas" when you are done reading the book, it is a really powerful movie! Let me know if there is anything I can do to ease the drama! Never fun!

  7. What a great album! I never even thought of keeping track of everything I read!

  8. I was heading over here to leave you a comment about how much i love your Cosmo Cricket book and saw the surprse box and forgot to. Love it!

  9. Excellent idea and Fantasic Job!! Don't be suprised if you need to use it as a journal to get you through the book you are reading. Can't put it into words the feelings you will experience in that powerful reading.

  10. What a great idea this is! I've seen a layout showing books read, but this is a good way - of course, since I read 3-4 a week, it wouldn't last very long if I was doing a 'book report' on each one of them! Love your colors and combinations. Great job.