Thursday, March 26, 2015

2014 in Books



Don't be shocked, but I have another layout to share!

I did a similar layout last year, but that was much more labor intensive since I did a little write-up for each of the books I read.  Given the fact that I read more books this year, I was looking for a simpler way to scrapbook the topic.

Anyway, as soon as I saw this sheet of paper from October Afternoon's Public Library collection last year I knew I was going to use it for this year's layout.



I trimmed down the sheet to create the card catalog for my layout.  I fussy cut some of the drawer fronts from the rest of the paper to use on the front of my fold out drawers.  Inside I listed the books that I read based on how I rated them.



I'm happy to report that I read more books this past year than the year before, and I got back into fiction too.

That's all for today, hope it's a good one!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  October Afternoon - Public Library; collection; Fancy Pants - Swagger collection; CTMH - Colonial White Card-stock
Other:  Pebbles - Thickers; American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Translucent Letter Sticker, Black 03 Journaling Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

17 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeee how you did those library drawers!! Pinning!!!!!

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  2. This is beautiful Miriam. I stumble onto your blog from your last guest post on Taylored Expressions. I'm inspire to try out this drawer design card. How do you keep the front of drawer from falling down?

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  3. This is a great layout! As an avid reader, I just loving seeing other people's appreciation for books. :)

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  4. This is such a fun layout! The usable catalog drawers are a clever idea!

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  5. What a FABULOUSLY THOUGHT OUT layout! I have snippets of that pp, too and can't use it enough. Happy to see that you put it into such great use!

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  6. Oh, I love this! How fabulously creative!

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  7. OK, this is so incredibly creative, Miriam! I love how you used the file drawers for your lists and journaling!

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  8. love love that you can open up the file drawer!! super cool and creative!

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  9. Awesome layout!! Love how you listed in the books in the 'drawers'!!!

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  10. So fun! Love those little open drawers to bits! I have that same paper, and I've tried to use it a number of times, but it's kinda dark, and I always end up swapping it out. It's too gorgeous not to find the perfect home. You've done just that with it here! Love!

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  11. I'm so proud of you, Miriam!!! I feel ashamed of myself not reading books at the same time. :( Then you know what? Today I took some time to read a book. It was only 30 minutes, though. Thanks for inspiring me to start reading. Oh, I almost forgot to say I love your handwriting so much! Hope to see it as stamp sentiment some day. :)

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  12. Woah, Miriam, that's a lot of books!! Way to go! Love how you've organized them too. Seems like this will be a great reference page for you.

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  13. This is such a cool idea to use the library fronts to pull open to journal! Love that idea! ;)

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  14. This layout is awesome, fun and interactive - so cool to get a glimpse into your personality based on your reading likes!! You are a multi-talented wonder!! I so admire you!!

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  15. So damn creative! And a great way to track your reads! ;)

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