Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2362 *** Something old or something new.

   A new theme for you at TRY IT ON TUESDAY.
Something old or something new.

 Use something you may not have used for a while or something new. We ask you to add an explanation to your blog post  about  what you chose to use.

I used old papers and scraps to create a journal for all the lovely greeting cards I received at Christmas.
It was fun to create  and I am happy that it also fits Alison's 
ART JOURNAL JOURNEY theme of "GEOMETRIC SHAPES" as I used rectangles, squares and even a circle .

The backside and the spine.

And all the lovely cards have a cosy home now and will be
taken out again next Christmas as a decoration!

Oh wow - time flies - T-DAY again!
Hope you are all well!
(Fruit tea here just as it's colour fits the journal---lol)



  1. What a fabulous idea, Susi - a great way to showcase your cards and to remind you of the designs, too. I love this.

    Cath x

  2. Hi Susi wow love your journal it looks awesome ,well done my friend xx

  3. What an amazing tribute to all the cards you received at Christmas. I was enthralled by the design of that book and holder, too. It was genius. I love the sewing. It makes it extra special. It is also simply perfect for Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    Your tea is a beautiful color and I laughed that you even matched your tea to the book. I do that with my hangers, but I thought I was the only obsessive person. Thanks for sharing your fruit tea with us for T this Tuesday my dear friend.

    Did you understand that the Popsicles (ice cream bars) were scratch and sniff? They smell nice if you run your fingernail over them.

  4. Beautiful, love this book and the soft colours ;O))

  5. genau so was will ich auch!!! ob ichs hinkriege? schau mer mal...
    dein kartenaufbewahrungsbuch ist einfach toll geworden!
    lg, johanna

  6. hallo susi,

    ooohh dein kartenaufbewahrungsbuch ist einfach klasse,ich bin begeistert.
    mir geht es schon etwas besser,ich habe bald die bestrahlungen und hoffe ich pack das,hab echt angst davor SNIEF ,drück mir bitte die daumen das alles gut geht.
    einen schönen tag dir noch,liebe susi.

    knuddels von jenny

  7. Wow, what a lovely journal idea, fabulous idea to keep your cards


  8. Wow, what a lovely journal idea, fabulous idea to keep your cards


  9. What a beautiful work a beautiful card, original all the cards in one amazing! and the best also reuse ❤ !!
    Happy 2019 to touch your home full of many blessings, health, love and prosperity for you and your loved ones with all my heart !!!
    Honey to Liyongo

    Kisses !! 😚😚😚

  10. Wow, was für eine wundervolle Idee, die schönen Karten so aufzubewahren, liebe Susi. Sehr schön gemacht.


  11. What a fabulous journal and a great idea to keep Christmas cards in it. Happy new year, I hope it’s a happy, healthy and creative one for us all xxx

  12. What a great idea, Susi! Such a sweet way to preserve memories.
    And the fruit tea looks lovely :)

  13. Excellent idea, Susi. Now all your cards are well organised.
    I love your great mixed media technique and the beautiful colours and geometric shapes. Hugs, my friend.

  14. Wow, what an amazing make! How wonderful to create a journal out of all the Christmas cards that you received, it's a fabulous idea and a great decoration for next Christmas too - I love it 😁. The cover looks so beautiful made from the old papers and scraps and the way you have bound the cards is perfect - stunning! I'd love to join you for a cup of your fruit tea too - yum! The colour matches your journal beautifully ...lol 😉. Wishing you a very happy T Day and week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  15. What a lovely way to keep your Christmas cards! That tea is gorgeous, and I'll bet it tastes as good as it looks :) Happy T Tuesday

  16. Hello Susi, this is such a most wonderful idea, and so fantastic a cover, created from rescued scraps and paper pieces . The back so wonderful too, with all the deer . Love the way you bound the cards to the inside spine, makes a gorgeous decoration, for the years to come.
    And Susi , a beautiful cup of tea !! <3 xoxo and warm hugs from Dorthe

  17. Oh what a fabulous idea! I love it! The cover is beautiful and I even spot the odd postage stamp.
    I would love to copy that idea. Will you do a tutorial?
    Happy T-Day,
    PS How is your dog?

  18. The page looks terrific Susi and always good to recycle things

    A very happy T Day to ypu

    Love Chrissie xx

  19. Happy New Year Susi! I love your special journal - so clever and a great way to keep and display the cards. You come up with the most wonderful art projects that's for sure! Herbal teas are perfect this time of year especially, to help warm. Thanks for sharing and happy T day!

  20. Such a creative journal & card holder! Your idea's are fresh and fun! So well done. Looks as though they are tied in with twine!? Love this and how it is a keepsake for display next year~ Hugs to you Susi, karen o

  21. I love your handmade journal-and so perfect for storing the handmade cards-thank you for sharing this idea-I love it-I may do something similiar-thanks
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

  22. What a wonderful idea, I might have to use that next Christmas, and add to it each year.
    Happy T-day

  23. Susi this is a fabulous idea to make a journal with the left over Christmas pieces to store cards on the inside. You are so inventive with your journals and holders.
    I think your fruit tea sounds delicious and refreshing.
    Happy T Day Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  24. Great post and a fab way to showcase everything...very impressive..hugs.x

  25. What a smart idea for your cards Susi. I love the paper scrap you used and how you put in the cards. You are so clever! And you have a great way to go back and see those beautiful cards anytime. Thank for sharing this cool idea. Hugs-Erika

  26. What a great idea to keep all your Christmas cards in one spot. I may have to try this next year. I simply cannot keep all the cards I receive so sadly they end up in the trash. I keep only the handmade ones. I think I will have to remember this for next year.
    Happy Tea day,

  27. What a wonderful way to keep your Christmas cards Susi - love it, and so beautifully made too! Love the colour of your fruit tea - that looks delicious

  28. What a wonderful idea for storing your Christmas greetings cards Susi - the cover looks fabulous and a very creative way of using up all the scraps of papers.
    Avril xx

  29. Tolle Idee und Umsetzung - ein Buch für die erhaltenen Weihnachtskarten! Es ist wunderschön geworden und eine hervorragende Dekoration nicht nur für nächste Weihnachten, sondern auch für dieses schöne Foto mit der Teekanne und dem Teehäferl!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt, Rike (zurück im Blogland nach 14tägiger 24 Stunden Pflegearbeit :))

  30. Was für eine tolle Idee liebe Susi,
    ich glaube ich mache es nach mit dem Buch,
    Habe so viel Weihnachtskarten geschickt bekommen:)
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  31. Total schön dieses Cover für das Kartenbuch, schöne Idee auch die Karten so zu verwahren. Schön die Zusammenstellung der Motive.
    Liebe Grüße

  32. This looks amazing Susi and what a great idea! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  33. Wonderful idea, Susi, and some great results with those papers. Wowza!

  34. What a terrific idea, Susi! Your Christmas card journal is beautiful. I love how you made them removable. That is so clever!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  35. What a wonderful way to keep all those precious handmade cards to admire in future times. I love your scrappy scrapbook album - a brilliant way to use up all those bits and pieces leftover from Christmas crafting. I'll be back for some more catching up very soon I hope.
    Alison x

  36. eine ganz tolle idee und wunderschön gemacht! ich überlege, ob ich meine post auch so binde!!
    liebe grüße

  37. What a lovely idea, and a beautiful cover for your book Susi! Great recycling of the Christmas cards too.
    Alison xox

  38. This is lovely. (I back tracked through your posts to find one I hadn't commented on yet, to also thank you for your kind post on my blog, about the upcoming storm. I'm very nervous about losing electricity from it. Time will tell. Is it Spring yet?)

  39. What a great idea, Susi. I have a box of special Christmas cards which are too good to throw away and a book of cards would fit fine in our bookcase (we have thrown out a lot of books (to the Charity shops) so have space for this). Your covers and spine are all spectacular. I can see that your Muse is now finally settled and happy again at your home. Hope that (s)he had a good trip and (s)he is welcome to come to Scotland for a visit whenever(s)he wants.

  40. Great idea thanks for sharing. . .Blessings, Janet


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