Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bind-It All...

Thank you Jan of Papercraft Pleasures!  I am thrilled to win this amazing little machine.  I really hadn't seen or heard of this until Jan posted a give-away.  A very GENEROUS give-away on her blog.  I Googled it and decided that it would be fun to have one so I entered.   Nothing to do but be a follower and leave a comment.  It is easy to follow Jan and comment on her wonderful creative talents.  I have followed her for a long time because I like what she does.  I never thought I would win but I am super happy!
So my little machine arrives and I am ecstatic.  I check out You Tube for some ideas.  Overwhelmed I set it aside for a few days while company was here.
I thought I needed to start with the basic simple notebook.  So four hours later...yes!  I gathered supplies and began cutting.  My covers are made of high quality mat-board.  The dimension is very standard.  Now to cut the interior pages.  What was I thinking?  I had gathered lots of different fun papers including ledger, graph, plain, legal pad, sketching paper and scrapbook papers.  With ruler and paper cutting rotary blade I begin.  Really?  What size am I cutting?  3 and 13/16"?  My ruler doesn't even show that size.  What on earth was I thinking?!!  Very slow cutting and several pages that were too small...oops.   Another project another time I suppose.
This is totally why it took me four hours to make this one little notebook.  Next time I will use a much friendlier size for cutting.  
 I added some embellishments but kept it simple and easy to open and lay flat.
The inside under the cover.  I punched a card I liked that said thank you.  Jan Dear...Thank You so very much for this super generous gift you sent me.  I will be using it for many projects as my mind is in hyper-active mode thinking of the wonderful items I will be able to spiral bind now.
I will be playing in my studio a lot more now.
I continue to be amazed here in blogland that I adore so much.
Thank you to my new followers for visiting and linking.  Thank you to my faithful followers for staying with me and leaving me comments that I always enjoy reading.  I cannot express how grateful I truly am.
May you each have a wonderful week of creative bliss...

24 comments:

  1. What a fun little machine! Oh yes, I can see you making all sorts of fancy notebooks with embellished covers.

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  2. Oh, gosh. I am totally jealous! Wondertful!

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  3. I shall have to check out this machine as I want to make my own watercolor journals that open flat like I believe this one does. Your journal is fantastic and you missy are a lucky girl. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  4. Congrats Sherry. You are definitely going to enjoy that machine. I do not have one but those I know that do, say they love theirs. Happy crafting to you this week.
    Ana

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  5. I have one of these machines and LOVE IT!!! You will be surprised how much you use it.
    Deb

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  6. Congrats Sherry, great win!
    I have always been curious about those binding systems, I would like to know how the next one goes. There is always that dreaded learning curve with any new gizmo.
    Happy crafting, and enJOY your week,
    Kimberly

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  7. Oh my goodness! What a win!! Wow. This certainly looks like lots of fun! Congrats and a hug to you. Thank you for visiting and commenting and being so kind to me. I am so so happy to know you, blog friend! You are an inspiration...

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  8. Looks like you have the Bind-It All figured out and are well on your way to making many great albums!! I'm so happy that you'll be enjoying this and I know you'll create beautiful projects with it! Thanks for always being so sweet and supportive :)

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  9. Oh dear Sherry you was very lucky,
    I know you will have hours of happy playing with this Bind it All.
    Hugs and a happy week-
    Dorthe

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  10. What a great thing to win! Congrats. It looks like a marvelous machine and what you are doing with it! xxoo

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  11. My goodness, you sure are a lucky "chick"! Two wins just like that! Hmm, maybe you should buy a lottery ticket?
    Just kidding, the binder looks like a lot of fun, so much potential there. Congratulations! Couldn't happen to a sweeter blogger!
    xoxo Jane

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  12. Here's to many happy hours playing and creating with your new 'toy'!

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  13. Congrats to you! Looks like you are gonna have fun with that gadget once you get the sizing all figured out. Your first notebook turned out great. Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

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  14. So it really is easy to use? I've often thought about buying one for journals and photo books. Looks like you are having fun!

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  15. Hi dear one, I'm so happy to be here again and watch your pretty and crafty pictures. I see you have been doing lots of beautiful craft projects!!
    I spent much time in our new home, hope to move by the end of Summer.
    Love and do have a nice day xx

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  16. Wow! I didn't know anything like that existed either! That was a great fun win!

    Carol

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  17. Hi Sherry, Congrats on your wonderful win. What a fabulous gift and what fun you are going to have. Love your first creation too.

    Thank you for stopping by. Happy to be back to some normal routines again.
    Have a great evening my friend.
    XO CMD

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  18. How fun! I can think of tons of great gifts to make with this little machine. blessings, marlene

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  19. Hello SSD, sorry I haven't visited for a while, but I've been away on holiday.

    Congratulations on your super win - how fantastic is that! I have one of those machines, but in blue - I believe the pink one is the newer version. A quick and easy 'cheat' is to bind two covers together and stick a post in note block inside - much quicker than all that cutting up of various pages ... not as interesting and pretty as yours though!

    Have fun creating with it x

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  20. What a lucky Lady you are! That is a very generous prize indeed! And it couldn't have been given to a better person!!
    Make wonderful things with it!! Your notebook came out awesome!
    xxDaniella

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  21. Wow, what a great prize...and thank you for sharing...this may be a great idea for upcoming journals. Have a wonderful weekend!
    -Lynn

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  22. What a great gift! I'm going to look it up on YouTube myself.
    You made a really wonderful notebook!

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  23. Oh lucky YOU!!! Those are such fun little machines. Have fun playing!
    hugs Lynn

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