Hello to All!
For the last several weeks, I've been immersed in stars. Kitting the Bespoken Collection STARSTRUCK handmade album gave me lots of think time...and time to wander down memory lane. I thought back to my very first remembrance of getting a star. It was first grade at Philadelphia's Morrison School with Mrs Donovan as my teacher. It was my very first spelling test and I got a hundred percent...AND a star! Now, you might say that a star on a spelling test isn't all that big of a deal but, for a primarily Russian speaking kidlet, which I was, to ace an English spelling test was HUGE!
Fast forward quite a few years to my first post-college teaching experience. It was first grade at an inner city Philadelphia school...with lots of recognition starved children who needed successes and rewards. I started implementing the star system on spelling tests and much to my delight, the students weren't the only ones who were grinning when they earned a star. Their teacher, "Ms. Winger", as they called me, was just as tickled about giving the star as they were in getting one.
Which brings me to the Starstruck album.
Many of those who pre-ordered their kit wrote to tell me that they are really looking forward to putting this one together. Several are creating the album to feature their grandchildren, some are focusing on their children and one person is using the album for pictures of her dogs. Fun!
Because this album is created in a wonderfully neutral palette, there are so many options.
With Father's Day coming up in June, how about an album about your grandfather, father, or even father of your children or grandchildren?
Or, a tribute book for a Grandad or Dad who has passed on?
Maybe you have a family member who is getting ready to graduate...or will be entering their senior year in the fall. What a great way to capture the final year...and maybe insert some great memories from prior years as well.
Athletic accomplishments and stars...well, that's a no brainer, right?
And, here's a novel thought. What about a book about YOU? Pix with your family, friends, highlights of the year...all super worthy of being featured in your very own generic star journal.
Whatever, the occasion, you don't want to miss out on this star studded book...for sure!
As I was finishing the inside pages, this book seriously took on a life of its own. There are stars of all types...rusty metal, painted metal, cardboard, chalkboard and even a bark star...really, no kidding!
If you are looking for a project that will leave you with a great feeling, this is it! Not only will it inspire you and keep your creative juices going, it will thrill your soul to look for the successes in someone's life. And, just imagine how grand and special those who are featured in your journal will feel. Seems like a win-win to me!
While quite a few of the albums were pre-ordered, there are some left and they are now ready to ship.
You won't want to miss out on this one...and once they are gone, that will be it. Some of the materials used are no longer available (like some of the very cool vintage French linen trims I recently found)...plus, it's just fun to put together a creative, material intensive, and exclusive project!
By the way, all of these beautiful parts and pieces come packaged in their very own custom designed and sewn fabric bag...perfect for keeping the kit together while you are working on it...and great to reuse as a gift bag or even to stuff as a pillow. :)
You can see more pictures and get the details of cost, etc. in the post below.
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As always, thanks for reading, for your orders and your referrals to friends and family.
From my studio to yours,