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...


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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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,

  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...

  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 :)

  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-

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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

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


  16. 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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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!

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

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

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


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