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3.30.2011

date night

3.30.2011  at 5:00 AM

I think I've mentioned my new found love of kraft, mixed papers, vintage book pages and sewing haven't I? I know I referenced it in my last newsletter {did you get yours?}. If you aren't getting my newsletter, where I share free downloads as well as Etsy shop updates and coupon codes, you can sign up in the sidebar.

Last year {Christmas 2009}, I made a Date Night journal. It was a Christmas gift for Gordon...I coordinated having Nana and Oma take alternate months to babysit as well as new eateries, and old favorites, for us to dine at. We never really did stick to the restaurant plan, so it became a joke between us. What's the plan? OH, oooooookay let's eat somewhere else.

When all the gifts had been opened on Christmas morning 2010, Gordon looked at me and asked where his Date Night present was? Hmmmm. Don't worry, in the meantime I've planned our Date Nights and the babysitting by Oma and Nana. But, I had no journal to Why? Much more fun to make that decision while we're in the car driving into Knoxville.

{Insert lightbulb going off in Monika's head.}

Here's what I'm using:

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
edited to add: these are sold out, but here's a similar Date Night mini book

I've saved tickets and tags and memorabilia and memories. All I needed was a place to put my collection of goodies and a place to record my thoughts. LOVE me some mini albums.

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 a glassine envelope full of extra embellishments is included with your purchase

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 the 3 journaling cards are included, but I added my own rub-on, letter stickers and discover tab

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 added my own chipboard "w" and tied it to the shipping tag with the attached twine

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 nothing here yet, hoping to add a photo of Gordon and I ---> see the heart peeking out over the right edge of the page?

the scallop shape is the negative of the punched shape I added to the menu down below | raffle ticket

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 special after-dinner treat | Starbucks
not sure I'll add anything else to the right page, may leave the white space as is

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 used the heart-punched shape up above and the negative here | washi tape "holding" the coaster in place

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
 using this mailing label, journaled not having a March Date Night | to add: photo of  putt-putt adventure with the girls

Date Night Journal | Monika Wright
using the large glassine envelopes now available, I'm keeping all my embellies in one place

I'll add some personal thoughts {which I'm not sharing here} about our dates to the January - March pages and will keep adding to this throughout the year. I'll share more updates with you as I create my pages. If you have any questions, just leave it in the comments or contact me personally.

Here are some newer versions of this mini book if you'd like to document your own Date Nights this year! Or anything really. And I'm always happy to construct custom mini-albums to suit your tastes and needs. What would you use this mini-album for?

Edited to Add: The mini's are sold out, but here's a similar Date Night mini book.


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13 comments:

  1. That looks great! So much detail and lots to look at. I'd use the mini-book to journal my baby's first year. ;)

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  2. Love it, love it, love it! It reminds me a bit of your Charleston mini and you know how I *adore* that one!!

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  3. This is such a fun mini! I love all the bits and pieces and casual flair. I'm hopelessly addicted to kraft myself. Love it! :)

    Tammy
    http://www.yourmemoryconnection.com

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  4. monika, this is SO cute! i want to try one for myself! do you mind?

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  5. Oh wow! I love this album! And I just peeked at your Etsy shop...I love all your stuff...just think I might have to do some shopping!

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  6. I love them in so many ways! It's amazing how every page you leaf through gives you a new and unexpected burst of creativity and inspiration. I adore your work!

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  7. Monika, this is seriously my favorite of all the albums I've seen you make so far. The best!

    Oh, and can I borrow your Oma and Nana? Please?

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  8. You have the best ideas when it comes to Mini's! I wish my hubby and I were as consistent as you and yours with date night...must work on that.

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  9. I love the look of this mini!!! Love your mix of papers/shapes with pops of colors! You always have such great ideas! :D

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  10. Such a great idea to keep a date night album! I would love to have one when you post more on etsy. Let me know when you get them posted!

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