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Today I reached for a notebook I haven’t used in years. I decorated this notebook in my hotel room during some free time during a writer’s convention. (Doesn’t everyone take glue, gems and tin foil to conventions for emergency crafting sessions?)
First I wrapped and glued a piece of tin foil over the front cover of a small memo pad.
The gems and small craft mirrors were glued on with tacky glue and then secured around all the edges with silver glitter glue. I’m surprised that everything is still holding together over 8 years later.
I love the gems on the cover of the notebook but there’s more to it than meets the eye. You just have to focus on something deeper than the glitzy cover.
Look past the outside.
Don’t get distracted by the gems.
Find the real sparkle.
…just as much as what’s on the inside.
I can’t stop myself from scrolling through pages of your past posts. You are so very talented! And your photos are beautiful. So glad to have found your blog!
Reflections of the everyday beauty/joys in life. I’ve never played with gems but there has to be a few around here for the granddaughters. I can see a fun project on their next visit. ♥
Alisa Noble said:
That’s cool. I noticed the mirrors, but didn’t think about a reflection being seen within.
Hope you are resting yourself this week. :)