Eileen: The Family History

The lovely Donna D. requested that I make a journal for her Aunt Eileen for Christmas. Eileen has always wanted to write her family's history, and now that her eyesight is failing, time is running short. Donna told me that Eileen loves feminine prints and colors, but not anything overly floral. I was so excited to find this GORGEOUS patterned paper: inside

Look at it! Just luscious!! And the distressing gives it the look of being 'antique' while still being acid-free. Mmm. I just may have to go back and get more of this paper while it's still available!


For the cover, I found a beautiful teal suede that complemented the patterned paste pages perfectly (say that ten times fast!)


To personalize the book, I used a turquoise satin ribbon with slide-on alphas in silver as well as diamond brads to hold everything in place.


Donna, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family's history. I pray Eileen takes pleasure in filling each and every page of her journal.

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