Today is the deadline for the Black, White, And Craft All Over 2009 Contest Entries for Scrapbook Royalty!!

The assignment: to use black + white+ one other color (and a little gold or silver if you want) to create something from the 6×6 pages we made during the event. This challenge was really challenging –that ONE color thing threw me for a loop!! I decided I would go with graduation because then the Black and White made more sense. I created a book about my sister's graduation from Nursing School last month. It was actually about her pinning ceremony. She asked me to create a book and since the school colors were burgundy and gold, I figured it would be perfect for my Black White and Craft entry.

I attached the pages from the make n takes to 6×6 chip board and bound them with the Bind it All. Some of the make n takes came with tags so I bound those as mini pages in the book. I painted all the edges of the pages black to pull everything together.

One set of pages was felt, which was particularly challenging to incorporate. I figured I'd use these for the covers because gluing stuff to felt is really no fun at all! LOL (If you've tried it, then you KNOW what I am talking about!)

Instead of punching binding holes in the felt pages I cut them down with pinking shears so they would fit on the covers AFTER the book was bound. I made sure to cover any exposed chipboard with black paint. This worked out pretty well!

Here is my book for my sister. Hopefully she'll send me some more photos soon so I can finish it up.





I used alot of Glimmer Mist, ribbon, and flowers. This actually was pretty fun to create–I just raided my “red” drawer and found a lot of good treasures to put in the book. Wish me luck–up for grabs are 6 different $50 gift cards to the stores we visited during the event.

Thanks for looking and
Happy Creating!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Black White and Burgundy?

  1. seriously Jennifer! you can turn anything into an amazing Jennifer Creation!! Love it!

    Posted on August 5, 2009 at 3:06 pm