Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Card Calendar Organizer Book

I'm still searching for a card holder that makes me happy.  I need something that will help me to organize and protect my store-bought and special handmade cards that will also inspire me to actually mail them.

I came across this Card Calendar Organizer Book that I put together a while ago and thought I'd share it with you.  This was alot of fun to make.  I think I'll give it another try and see if I can make good use of it.

The tropical tones of Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph South Seas Island Bloom and Kimono Breeze and Bazzill cardstock tie together beautifully with May Arts 1" wide Navy ribbon.  This wonderful 9x9" book is held together using Bind-It-All 3/4" coils.

It houses monthly pocket calendar pages with extra pockets for get well, congratulations, thank you and sympathy cards. QuicKutz tabs and calendar phrases die cuts help to clearly mark the pages.

The monthly calendar pages include reminders for monthly birthstones and flowers.

I've also included an anniversary gift page with a list of traditional and modern gifts.

I don't recall why I stopped using this Card Calendar Organizer Book.  It seems to have very helpful elements to it.  I'll have to find out what blocks me from storing my cards inside these colorful pockets and make adjustments where needed.

How do you organize and store your cards?

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