Saturday, May 15, 2010

my favorite books

I was so excited to hear from Julie that I was going to be the May's Guest Designer for These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. So excited! Not only are the girls on the team FABULOUS, but I adored the prompts that she sent me, too.

I used to be a serious bookworm. I have since channeled most of that energy and time into scrapbooking, but I do always have a book on my nightstand. The book I'm reading now is more than 700 pages, so it has been there for quite a bit! Oops! :)

For my list of favorite books, I only listed five. Obviously there are more, but these are ones that I would recommend or read again. They are:
1. The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
2. The Space Between Us (Thrity Umrigar)
3. Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
4. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
5. Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)

In the picture, you can see the giant book I am reading now, The Hour I First Believed. I'm a fan of Wally Lamb and ordered the book without even considering how long it was. Yikes! But it is good.

This page was so fun to make! I hope you'll join us at TAAFOMFT, I'd love to see what books are your favorites! Leave some book suggestions here, too! I'd love to see what everyone else is reading!

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Core'dinations (card stock), Cosmo Cricket (chipboard, pp, letter stickers), Ruler ribbon (Etsy), Stamp ({ippity}), Background paper (found vintage dictionary), Stickers (Studio Calico and October Afternoon), Punch (Martha Stewart), Paperclip (Stampin Up)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* one...I am BEYOND thrilled that U said YES! to joining us this month! YAY! And two....I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photo, the tape measure ribbon....just *sigh* loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tessa Buys said...

Super cute layout! I love that bookmark-looking strip - perfect! And I LOVE John Steinbeck. Maybe I can get my scraproom up and running soon enough to play along with this one :).

Anonymous said...

I love this sooo much Diana!!! Always so inspiring...I'm so glad you are the GDT for Fave Things this time:) Love, Jess

sarah said...

wahoooo!!! you're the GDT for fav things! :) love your take on this challenge.

and those are def some great reads. read a couple of those. :) will need to check out the other ones.


Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

fabulous layout, ilove your list of books and your handmade flower!

Tracy said...

I have a passion for reading. Too many books to pick a favorite. I too enjoy Wally Lamb.
My goal this year is to read a book a month. Ooops I haven't started a book this month and its already 1/2 way through it.

Keshka said...

Great idea for a page! I love reading so much, too:) And congrats on the GDT gig! So fun!

Heidi said...

very cool. love your bookmark.

Antonia Krajicek said...

Awesome page!! I love how you only sanded the middle of the Core'dinations cardstock. Great color pallet too :)

lauren said...

oh what a fun idea for a challenge site! that'd make a great once-a-week art journal type topic, i think i might have to play along! (the problem for me will be just listing A FEW favorite books!!!)

i adore what you've done here---the black background is BOFFO and i love how you have a "bookmarky" shape that leads from the top down into the printed matter/photo. really REALLY brilliant and eye-catching design! ♥♥♥