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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Practical Gift Idea and a Sketch....

Today is a new sketch reveal over at Sketches in Thyme! Hop on over to see this week's Guest Designers and the lovely Mavens, as they have some incredible inspiration for this Jana Eubank sketch.

As you are crossing off the last few names on your list, here is a quick yet fabulous gift idea to share, an altered planner. We all need a planner of some sort to keep up with our daily schedules. If you have someone on your list that never goes far without a planner, then this little gem is perfect for you.

First, you need to buy a planner, I picked this one up at the dollar store for $2. Then I matched the supplies and style of it to the friend I'm gifting. She is all victorian and I wanted this planner to reflect her beautiful spirit.

Next, I measured, cut, and inked up the paper for the cover.

I also used a little bookplate along with the year as an embellishment for the year.

Other embellishments I added included a tag with a quote just perfect for her, you really can't have vintage victorian without the addition of pearls, roses, and ribbons.

Once you see how easy these are to create and personalize, you'll enjoy creating for all your friends and family!
If you have some practical girt ideas, please share them with us at, we'd love to hear from you!


  1. Kim i love this. I love PRACTICAL, I dont make it if you cant use/display it for more than a few weeks, KWIM? Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kim... love this gift idea!! We all know it is a gift everyone can use! It is also great because you can personalize it for each person! Thanks for giving us a new gift idea!
    Barb :)

  3. What a gorgeous journal girl! I LOVE it!!! So will your girlfriend :)))))

  4. Kim, I saw this over at Practical Scrappers yesterday and I think it's a fabulous gift idea!!! I love the way you decorated this one... So my style!!! TFS!!! Hugs!!!

  5. hey, i love your creation! they're very beautiful and gorgeous!



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