Monday, July 29, 2013

Well Read: A post about favorites

This month's challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles is to create a layout about favorites and use office supplies. I love a good challenge, and I love office supplies so I jumped on this one. I started the page once everyone in my house was asleep, so I decided to work with some of my current favorites. Digging through my stash to get going, I found the Scholastic paper and Stickease from CTMH and I knew what favorites I would document - books!

Since I am an English teacher by day, many people ask about my favorite book, but it is a question I have a hard time answering. I struggle to name an all-time favorite. I wrote about that in the journaling below the photo and then listed six current favorites and described a bit about why I love them.

Although I don't often use themed items, the paper, zip strips and Stickease were perfect embellishments for this topic. It was fun to tie in the different elements.

I love this Thoreau quote from the Stickease sheet! One of my philosophies about reading is that life is too short for bad books (unless they have been assigned, of course!)

I thought the staples and paper clips were a good fit with the theme and style of this layout (in addition to being part of the challenge!)

I repeated the idea of a quote in this cluster near the title as well. There were so many quotes about reading that I had a hard time choosing just one (and an even harder time making it fit on the paper!)

Thanks for the challenge! I enjoyed deliberating over my favorites and creating this page!

What about you? Do you have a current favorite book? (I'm always looking for a new one!)


  1. What a wonderful LO!! I have a daughter who loves books, well all 4 of my adult children do, but one in particular!! I love that you journaled about your faves in your own hand!! Thanks for joining the Scrapping Everyday Miracles July “Favorite Things” Challenge ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. What a wonderful layout. We are all bookworms in this house. I really love how you journaled about your favorite ones. A great way to capture memories.
    Thanks for sharing with us at SEM.

  3. Absolutely love your take on our SEM challenge this month Connie...what a fun page about your love of books and reading. I love reading too, so I can totally relate! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  4. WOW! I love all of your journaling! Thanks for entering at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  5. Great take on the challenge and what perfect subject matter for the twist! Thanks for joining us at SEM!