The One with Maria's Book

Friday, July 3, 2015

Confession: I made a book to giveaway about 3 or 4 months ago and selected a winner. But I loved the book soooo much I just couldn't mail it to Maria! Instead I made her a brand new book and it actually turned out better. And don't worry, she'll get the better one :)
 Here's Maria's book! 
 You know the drill: it's 4x6" with wood covers that I painted blue then sanded for the "distressed" look, sewn together Coptic style with pink thread, and I added a bunch of Maggie Holme's bits & baubles along with pearls and jewels into the binding while sewing it together. All of the papers are from all of the Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper collections.
 I made this book yesterday while waiting to hear back from the doctor about how Joey's surgery went. That's another post for another day. Making this book was the only thing to distract me and keep me from going crazy. We basically told the doctor not to wake Joey up if his surgery was unsuccessful. But, spoiler alert, he's alive. YAAAAY!
 Maria's book is getting mailed to her in SPAIN today! Wish I was going with it - I love Spain!
I'm making another book with PINK covers today and will be giving it away on my instagram (@paigetaylorevans) so stay tuned!


  1. Wooow !!!! I love Paige !! all your works are beautiful, but this already has a special place in my heart! thank you SO MUCH!

  2. Your books are AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this one! I am sure Maria will LOVE IT!!!!!

  3. This is lovely! Lucky Maria! I will be watching for your next giveaway!

  4. Do you have anywhere that you teach how to do this step by step?? I would pay for that class...and I am CHEAP. LOL I seriously love it, and would love to do one of these for my Disneyland trip earlier this year.

  5. I would love to see the inside...and yes....maybe a tutorial???


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