The One with R.A.K.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Yesterday when the sun was shining and I was hosing off my bike, lawn chairs and table, I suddenly felt compelled to clean up all of the garbage that our neighbors have littered around the yard. Chris, being the wise man that he is, suggested we wait until today when he could get some cleaning gloves from work. After I got home from work we changed into some grubs and got to pickin' up the trash. A million cigarette butts, a broken screen window, and two buckets of old car oil later, I no longer feel like we live in a garbage dump.

Now that I'm on the natural high that comes with doing good works, I'm feeling in the giving mood. I have a whole shelf of books that I've made with no intentions to do anything with them. Therefore, I would like to give one away. Leave a comment about what you would do with an empty book (or whatever you want to say, I'm flexible) and I will randomly pick one person on Friday afternoon to receive this book. I made it in my bookbinding class a few years ago. It's got clear plexi-glass covers and an assortment of blue and green pages. I used the coptic binding to make it, which allows it to lay flat. And, just for scrappers, I used eyelets in the holes!
And yes, this is my silly attempt to see who reads this silly blog.

18 comments

  1. Um, I totally dig your blog, and I <3 THESE BOOKS YOU MAKE!! You are wickedly talented. I would love to have one of your books to put random photos in...and leave out as a coffee table book.

    Von =)

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  2. Alright Paige, I'll admit I'm a blog stoker:). Just in case you don't remember me...I was in your BYU ward last year. I love checking your blog for fun craft ideas and would actually love to learn how you make all those beautiful books....

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  3. love the photo collage and the book!!

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  4. i love it! i think i would use it as a journal and scrapbook for all of the stuff i have collected for lily.

    you are very creative! :)

    and yes, i read your blog daily.

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  5. You know I'm a faithful blog reader! ;) LOVE that cool book, girl! I do a "grateful" journal every year and this would make a cool one. I could see putting every day kind of photos in it, too! Very cool! Thanks for the chance! Have a great day! :)

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  6. Looks like a fabulous book!

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  7. Paige!! Oh my goodness oh my goodness! Is this really going to be my chance maybe to get one of "The Famous Paige Books"!!!?? You know I would cherish that book forever. I will add it to my collection of books and with this one, I will write down the good stuff. Ex. my goals, successes/accomplishments, save special pictures, and whatever good thing comes along in my life. :)

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  8. it is really to early for me to be witty... so please just pick me and i will write you love note in the beautiful book.

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  9. I don't think I'm eligible for the contest, but I would fill the book up with cool watercolor paintings.

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  10. Totally just found your blog today but I think you rock! How cool is it that you make your own books? I only wish....
    So, I would love to be a bloggin' buddy and would love to give my kiddos an opportunity to start their own sctapbooks. They would love that!

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  11. I read your blog all the time - very inspiring! I would make it into a gratitude book. Each page would say different things I'm grateful for - starting with receiving this amazing book.

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  12. I just stumbled over here today, because I saw your name on the American Crafts blog. I think the book would be lovely for a visual journal...writing down thoughts and sometimes drawing some pictures. Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I love your blog Paige! This is a super cool book... I think it would make an amazing art journal.

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  14. Awesome! Gimme gimme gimme!

    I'm your lil sis!
    Do you love me? ;) ;)

    just kidding

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  15. If I win the book, I'll use it to solve world peace, starting with piracy in Somalia. After that, I'll use the remaining pages as a woodworking sketch book. The design sketches will be drawn on one side of the page and a photograph of the finished piece affixed to the other. Then I'll donate the book to a homeless shelter.

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  16. Paige!
    I love your blog! I wish I was as creative as you.
    Hmmm... what I would do with this book? Well Richard took my idea of using it as a Gratitude journal. So I’d use it as that, and also I’d use it to record my Project 365 pictures!

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  17. Paige,

    This is your old roommate Paula. Okay, I totally want this! My brother is in a mission in Portugal and he sent the family an email last week, that all the emails we've sent to him are lost (and he can no longer access that email account)! He feels really sad that he's lost them. However, I wanted to take on the responsibility of having family members send me their letters sent so that I can compile them and have them as a gift to my brother upon his return. Wouldn't that be awesome? I could scrapbook the letters and hand them all to him when he gets home in this awesome-perfectly boyish book.

    Okay, too much information, but you must agree ;)

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  18. What a gorgeous book. I'd love it!

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