Maker Faire Demo Giveaway

Today I will be at the fantastic Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, California. I’ll be doing a demonstration on turning vintage books into awesome planners, notebooks an address book covers. You can find my original tutorial HERE. I made several styles to show during the demo and thought they would make fantastic giveaways! So I am giving away TWO of the following books to two readers, winners’ choice!

Here are the demo books:

1. Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook2. Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail3. Slide Rule/Notebook4. Secrets of Modern Poker/Calendar Planner with Ace bookmark5. Life Begins at Forty/Notebook with Cracker Box detail6. The Pink Motel Weekly Reader Book/Calendar Planner with Bookmark7. Stunts and Tumbling for Girls/Pros and Cons Notebook8. Friends and Neighbors/Address Book and Notepad
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this post and tell me which book you would choose if you won and why! International readers are welcome to enter. Be sure there’s a way to email you if you win!

GIVEAWAY DEADLINE: Midnight May 28, 2010. Winners will be announced by the following Sunday.

Winner No. 1 gets first pick, AND if you were actually at the Maker Faire and sat through my demo, I am going to tuck something exrtra in your giveaway as a great big THANK YOU! So when the names are randomly drawn, be sure to let me know if you were there, or let me know in your comment.

UPDATE:

WINNER NO. 1: Patty of My Life Under the Bus

WINNER NO. 2: Katie of Superflash

Congratulations ladies, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered.

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  1. #1 - Linda says:

    These are so cool! I hope you'll post a tutorial after the faire. I think I would pick the "friends and neighbors" book, or perhaps the slide rule one.

  2. #2 - Carrie Me! says:

    These are so great! I wish I could be there to learn how =(

    If I won I would choose the Pink Motel book, love that cover!

  3. #3 - wardhouse says:

    What a great idea! I second the tutorial request. If chosen, I would choose the life begins at 40.

  4. #4 - Boot ~C says:

    I really like these( I made my mom look thru' the tutorial you postedshe's not a blog reader) Ilike both of the red covers,life after forty edging out the other & the pink motel.lucky you to be at the event this weekend!

  5. #5 - Kelli says:

    I love the Poker and the Pink Motel, so hard to decide! These are awesome ideas and I've been keeping an eye out for vintage books I could do this with.

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

  6. #6 - Shelley Malone says:

    Oh man, I wish I could come!! The whole faire sounds like a blast and of course I'd love to see you working on these in person.

    If I won I would definitely pick the Little Red Book. Those graphics are right up my alley!

  7. #7 - Sarah says:

    Awesome! I am going to have to make a trip to a Maker Faire some day. If I am lucky enough to get picked, I would love the Sunday School notebook and the Slide Rule one.

  8. #8 - Melissa says:

    I'd love the Slide Rule one! So funky. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. #9 - Anna says:

    love the pink motel planner book.

  10. #10 - kris says:

    These are all so awesome! Way to use your creativity to come up with something so zany and yet practical. I would love to carry one of these around! I love the Sunday School notebook and the little red book especially.
    kstoner@crosspointe.org

  11. #11 - Cathy says:

    Life Begins at Forty would be perfect for me to use at work around all those youngsters I have as co-workers!

  12. #12 - prutsels says:

    Number 1 is my favorite, we are on the east coast, wish I could be there!

  13. #13 - uglygirl says:

    I love this upcycling/recycling! I wish I could do it. You are so talented. I would choose the "Pros and Cons" book because I am one of those indecisive people who is always balancing the pros and cons before I commit to anything.

  14. #14 - Kahri says:

    Although I love them ALL, I just HAVE TO HAVE the Life Begins at 40!! You see, my 40th birthday is in JULY (check the inside cover of the book!) of this year!! It would be so perfect!!

    Beautiful books, thank you for the chance to win!

  15. #15 - tammikins says:

    The fair sounds wonderful! I love the Sunday School notebook!

  16. #16 - Stacey says:

    Sign me up! I'd pick the Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail although I agree Life Begins at Forty! hee hee. Thanks Cathe

  17. #17 - Chelsey says:

    I would choose #2. Little Red Book/Calendar Planner because of the funky graphic detail!

  18. #18 - Leslie says:

    Adorable, all of them!! Loving the "Life begins at 40" book (because I may or may not be there!) and the Sunday School book (it'd make a great prayer journal!) You're so talented, Cathe!!

  19. #19 - cneaglefan says:

    I love all of them but especially the first one – the sunday school book notebook. The colors of the cover are beautiful. cneaglefan at hotmail dot com

  20. #20 - cricketswade says:

    I am tickled by the Pink Motel! What fun stuff goes on inside the Pink Motel? Open it up every day and find out!!!

    Another amazing, inspiration idea!

    Thank you Cathe.

  21. #21 - Carolyn says:

    I'd choose the pink motel for two reasons: pink is my favourite colour and I am obsessed with keeping organized!

    Every one of them is so cute. Thanks for having a giveaway!

    nursesweet at gmail

  22. #22 - bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Well, I'd have to pick Life Begins at 40 because that's my EXACT age! :) And, it's so true! Love it!

  23. #23 - Caseymini says:

    Love this idea! My favorite is the "Friends and Neighbors" one. My aunt taught grade school and I remember her having a copy of that one at her house.

  24. #24 - Robin says:

    I love the idea of a second life for these books….Would love to have The Little Red Book to slip in My Big Red Bag!

  25. #25 - Mary Newton Designs says:

    I'd love The Pink Motel! I wish I could come see you but I'm way over here in TX:)

  26. #26 - Aleximo says:

    I love the Sunday School Library Book, and I wish I could have been over at the Maker Fair! But at least we've got some sunshine in the UK today *^_^* xXx

  27. #27 - Dee Tollaksen says:

    WISH I could be there, but too far from Chicago. LOVE these altered books. Got to find a good used book store! www dot stampwithdee at blogspot dot com

  28. #28 - Tracybabey says:

    I love these….my pick would be either the "friends and neighbors", or the "life begins at 40"(I just turned 40!). I'm looking forward to going to Maker Faire when it comes to The Henry Ford here in Dearborn,MI this summer.

  29. #29 - Bri says:

    Honestly, I love all of them, but my favorite is the little red book with calendar and the graphic detailing. ;)

  30. #30 - Lululiz says:

    Aaah, the colour of the Sunday School Library Book is so delicious, it would have to be that one, if I was lucky enough to win.

  31. #31 - j bird says:

    So hard to choose! I'd have to go with the Slide Rule one for my dad. He still has his old slide rule and knows how to use it!

  32. #32 - Linda in New Mexico says:

    They are all so wonderful, I do love the Neighbors and friends one the best. Thanks for the opportunity.

  33. #33 - azterya says:

    These are awesome, hope that there'll be a tutorial. My favourite is the little red book.

  34. #34 - Sherrie says:

    These are wonderful! I would love to be entered. My favorite is #2

    Thank you for sharing. I sure wish I lived close enough to see you demonstrate this in person.

    Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  35. #35 - Miss Prickly says:

    Yay, I love your giveaway! I would choose the little red book just because it's darling.

  36. #36 - Karina says:

    Oh So fun!!!! I would love to win the first one…Sunday School Library Book. It is so unique and alluring. Just makes me want to pick it up and stroke the the lovely cover and end paper. *sigh* So pretty!

    I wish could be at the makers fair! There needs to be one in Nashville, TN.

  37. #37 - roan54 says:

    I love the red book. I know that I have read that everyone should have at least one red book

  38. #38 - The Crafteelaydee says:

    So wish I could still afford to travel, I would have loved to experienced the Maker Faire! I love all the designs, but I am most fond of the Pink Motel cover! Best of luck this weekend!

  39. #39 - Monica says:

    I love the Sunday School Library Book and the Little Red Book. I've been planning on making my own someday soon too. They are just too awesome!

  40. #40 - Sarah says:

    I hope you have a great time at the Maker Faire! I love your books. I would choose the Friends and Neighbors book or the Sunday School book. They are so neat!

  41. #41 - Laurie (Wally) says:

    Oh these are all so neat..I love the idea.. you are very inspirational.. if I had I think I would pick 2. Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail
    I really love how striking the red book is and the graphics are really interesting..Thanks for the chance enjoy your day…

  42. #42 - dare says:

    what else is there to say?
    cathe cathe cathe…if she cant do it no one can :D

  43. #43 - Robin says:

    i love #8… it inspires me to cherish my friends! (or at least their addresses haha). i think that cover would be SO cute on a guest book for the home.

  44. #44 - Barb, Diabetic Snacker says:

    The little red book and calender one looks so cute.

  45. #45 - deaann says:

    I love this tutorial.

  46. #46 - Geralyn Gray says:

    I would like any one of them…..but, I would like the poker book……I feel life is like a game of poker…..sometimes you get a good pair…..sometimes a full house……..and you just have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em……life is like that

  47. #47 - Ellen says:

    Love those! I'd pick the poker calendar planner. Awesome!

  48. #48 - jane says:

    I love the Sunday School Library Book. It's such an interesting old cover.

  49. #49 - CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  50. #50 - Dana Gustafson says:

    I WISH I was going to be there! Have fun teaching your awesome project!

    You ave made so many wonderful choices here…but if I was able to choose just one I have to say the juicy little red book over with the striking graphics inside is my fave. Great inspo Cathe!

  51. #51 - kim sapida viernes says:

    slide rule! i love the simple, modern feel of it and the top binded pad. i'd probably have the pretty thing on my work desk at home so i can use + admire every day!

  52. #52 - Cherie says:

    Ah, decisions….decisions…but being over FIFTY…I like the "Life Begins At Forty" one the best…though they are all GREAT!

  53. #53 - Suzy says:

    The "slide rule" is my fave!

  54. #54 - Quasi says:

    I would choose the little red book planner. Our very good friend and house sitter just graduated high school and will be starting college in the fall. This would be perfect to finish up the "preparing for college" gift we've put together for her.

  55. #55 - yael says:

    i love the books, they are a great idea! the pink motel would be my first choice as i was about to look for a calendar and this is so original. second is the little red book.

  56. #56 - Stacy Disarrayed says:

    I LOVE the Little Red Book! With the funky graphic surprise, it's just so…me! Plus I really need a planner!

    I'm totally going to try to make these sometime!

  57. #57 - Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B says:

    OH! I wish I could attend :-( But, if I were to win one of these beauties, I'd have to pick the Pink Motel..pink is my color (breast cancer survivor!) and I love the look and the feel of old motels that used to dot Route 66! Thanks for not only the chance to win, but for all you give us on a daily basis!

  58. #58 - Camila F. says:

    They're all super cute!!! I guess I would pick the lovely Pink Motel book.

    naomemandeflores@gmail.com

  59. #59 - Brynwood Needleworks says:

    What a generous giveaway! If I were to be your lucky winner, I'd chose the Slide Rule book. My father-in-law was "fluent" in slide rule…and although I have and cherish it, I have no idea how to use it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Donna

  60. #60 - Corrie says:

    I love them all but I would choose the poker book. I love the ace card as a bookmark! Wonderful giveaway!

  61. #61 - CraftyRachel says:

    Sweet! I would choose the slide rule one, because it reminds me of my grandpa, who was an engineer. Since he passed away, his slide rule is the possession of his my father treasures most!

  62. #62 - EmandaJ says:

    Ooo Cathe, these are so cool. I took and altered books class about 15 years ago and haven't used thos skills since, but I should. However, If I were to win one of these lovelies, I would select the Sunday School book — I love the graphic quality AND my husband is a minister.

    Emanda
    artymezia{aT}yahoo.com

  63. #63 - cathiesparties@shaw.ca says:

    Love,love,love them all…but because my Birthday is May 28th(the contest close date) & because I am a Gemini which means I have a hard time making decisions like this, I'll have to choose between 2, and if I win you'll have to make the final decision. I would choose the Life Starts at Forty (cause I'm there)& use it to write down future plans, dreams, places to go etc. Or the Little Red Book with the fun graphics (cause I love graphics) – I would take with me when I am out and about so everyone else can see it, and I could tell them where & how I got it. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

    Good Luck to ME!! :)

  64. #64 - Katie B. says:

    These are so cool! Love the little red book.

  65. #65 - Michelle says:

    Having just turned 40 this year I'd have to pick the "life Begins at 40" journal. Besides – I love red!

  66. #66 - Gina says:

    The Pink Motel? Oh no, that was one of the early books I read through the Weekly Reader book club! I might even still have my copy. You know…I spent a lot of money finding a copy of David & the Phoenix. Much as I like the idea of your repurposing, I'd rather see current books used that are cheap and a waste of good reading time. LOL! Really…it's hard to find some of those books. I'll get off my soap box now.

  67. #67 - Meghan T. says:

    Really you are going to make us pick…what happens if we like them ALL!
    My favorite color is red so I would go with number 2!
    I wish I could attend the Maker Faire this weekend but I have too much going on here at home! Have fun!

  68. #68 - oona. says:

    These are all amazing! I love the Slide Rule one! Wishing I could go to the Maker Faire. Thanks!

  69. #69 - Amy P says:

    I'm off to take a look at your tutorial! These are so neat! I'd have to pick the pink one, since it's my fav color and all :) I always carry a planner of some sort even if it's nothing fancier than a notebook to jot things down and get me to places on time

  70. #70 - Sage Moonstone says:

    They are all very lovely, but I think I would choose the Friends and Neighbors/Address Book and Notepad. I really need a new address book and the handmade kind is just what I'm looking for!

    Hopefully we'll be at the Maker Faire today.. I'm not sure if we're going to make it in time to see you, but we're going to try!

    Hope you have a wonderful day there today!

    :)

  71. #71 - Sharon says:

    Love them all but if I must choose it would be Friends and Neighbors! Wished I lived closer I would have loved to attend.

  72. #72 - Myrna says:

    Ooooh! Love them ALL! But I guess my favorite would be #1, because of the 'old-fashionedness' of it and it has a Christian theme to it..I collect old prayer books, bibles, etc.

    BTW, may I make a post suggestion? Can you write about how you do it ALL? Wife,mom,domestic management specialist,artist and blogger??
    How do you stay organized,etc.?
    I am in awe of you, Cathe, as clearly many people are! ;-) You are a huge inspiration and blessing..and I would really appreciate any tips and tricks you may have in how you mangage everything!
    Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Myrna

  73. #73 - Alice says:

    I would HAVE to pick the Pink Motel, I have a huge fondness for motels and motels, second I would pick the slide rule book. Keep up all the great posts Cathe!

  74. #74 - sweetpea23 says:

    Oh! I can't decide which one to choose. They're all so unique, but guess I'll pick The Pink Motel because I love the color and the graphic. I'll be checking my local thrift shops & library book sales for more great covers to make more for my family & friends. Thanks

  75. #75 - nfaband says:

    Such gorgeous work on these books … I'd love to own one. If I were picking I'd choose the "Life begins at 40" … simply because I'm there … actually a bit over 40 now, but no one really needs to know that unless I choose to tell, right. Thanks for the chance to win … have a great day.

  76. #76 - Lori R says:

    I would have to choose The Pink Motel. I loved that book as a kid!!

  77. #77 - www.luftmoir@mac.com says:

    Excellent blog – I would choose the "Slide Rule" book. I teach all the local middle schoolers how to use and appreciate slide rules – we have competitions every month! Everyone would covet my Slide Rule Notebook!

  78. #78 - hanksmom says:

    I love these! Such great inspiration to try something new. I would choose Stunts and Tumbling For Girls 'cuz it's such a cool title.

  79. #79 - Cyndi says:

    I want them all! If I HAVE to choose, I'd choose Life Begins at 40. Off to look at the tutorial…

  80. #80 - Cynthia Kay Heath says:

    I just discovered your blog and just LOVE it – and now a fun giveaway! I would love to win the first book (#1 – Sunday School…) because I love everything about the cover, plus I've been teaching Sunday School for years! Such fun, thank you for the drawing!
    Kay from Oklahoma City

  81. #81 - laraignée says:

    unfortunately i won't be at Maker faire (as i'm french !!) but i would love to win your "life begin at forty" notebook, as i'm in my way to forty !!
    laraignee71@gmail.com

  82. #82 - Julia says:

    I would choose the Sunday School book and use it for my prayer list. I always love to see what you come up with; you are truly one of the most creative artists I've ever seen!

  83. #83 - TheBlackForrist says:

    Oh wow, those are all awesome! I desperately need a new address book and happen to LOVE carousels, I would take the friends and neighbors address book and notepad… gladly!

  84. #84 - KateB says:

    awesome choices-if I had my choice though, it'd be numero #5 since I started being my 'better self' at 40 (when I had some REAL life experiences) and I've always been a cracker instead of a potato chip kinda person so the inside rings my chimes!

  85. #85 - My Life Under the Bus says:

    Oh it's like potato chips I don't think I could pick just one ! The first two are awesome on vintage goodnes alone .The Stunts and Tumbling would be hysterically ironic since three of us in the family have been to the orthopedist in the last month. The Pink Motel is…well…PINK and with 5 guys in the house I don't see alot of that. The poker one has great graphics. I'm easy. LOL

  86. #86 - Analise says:

    I love the Sunday School sm. notebook. It's so beautiful! I just left a bunch of georgous books in England that I wish I could use right now, but alas I had to choose books or clothing (it was a difficult choice)

  87. #87 - MafiosaGrrl says:

    Wow! All of these are awesome- I'm definitely going to check out the tutorial!

    I love the Pros/Cons book, it's genius! I always make lists like that so that would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  88. #88 - Mandiferous says:

    I love them all! But if I won I would pick the Sunday School book. It's such a classy take on the notebooks I constantly carry around for ideas, lists, etc.

  89. #89 - Briana says:

    I love these books! It would be hard to choose. I really liked the Friends and Family book- what a great way to keep addresses and info.

  90. #90 - Rebekah says:

    oh gosh! these are all SO cool! but i'd have to choose the tumbling one since i coach gymnastics! :)

  91. #91 - Grimmy says:

    I like the friends and neighbors address book. it's just too cool.

  92. #92 - Tales From My Empty Nest says:

    These books are so neat!! I love the Friends and Neighbors one with the hobby horse on the cover. Have fun giving your class in California. Love & blessings from NC!

  93. #93 - Loonstruck says:

    They ALL look wonderful but if forced to choose. I would choose the Sunday School Library book.

  94. #94 - Sonja says:

    I wish I lived closer, I would have loved to been at the fair!

    I would love the "Life begins at Forty". Getting older and proud of it!

  95. #95 - Kate Smith says:

    I just found your blog a couple of days ago via The Bright Side Project and I love all the DIY help you give! I would love to win The Pink Motel book – the color and the illustration speak to me!

  96. #96 - Jo says:

    I love the Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook! I love the cover, and I would use it all the time :)

    jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

  97. #97 - Yvonne says:

    It's hard to pick a favorite, but I guess I would pick the Sunday School one because lately I have been making collages from old hymnal pages. I find it very interesting. Have fun at the faire!

  98. #98 - Heather says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I would choose the 'Secrets of Modern Poker/Calendar Planner with Ace bookmark', I just love the cover and ace bookmark!

  99. #99 - Uncanny Festoon says:

    I must say you have made me look at book cover a little different. I would choose the Pink Motel Daily…um…because it is pink!

    Joy………….all ways

    jivyjoy@gmail.com

  100. #100 - Tania - Jet Designs says:

    Hi Kath – always love your style – I am going to share your post with my crafty friends on facebook here in Australia – Thanks for the inspiration and another thing to look for while out scouting the second hand shops

  101. #101 - Tania - Jet Designs says:

    whoops forgot to let you know which one – I would love the Sunday school one or the pink motel – The sunday school one reminds me of something ancient and treasured and the pink motel one – well what can I say other than it is PINK – Thanks again

  102. #102 - ice pink stars says:

    "The Pink Motel" – I love the pink and the vintage look to it! A calendar would help me too.. I'm all over the place, so it would help me to stay on track :) I love all the books!!
    icepinkstars at gmail dot com

  103. #103 - renee says:

    Love the cover idea. The Pink Motel brings memories of my sister and me loving that story. We wanted to live in the pink motel…couldn't…so we painted our playhouse PINK.

  104. #104 - DK says:

    I wish I was at Maker Fair! So many blogs I read are hosting demos this time. After the Fair, would you possibly be interested in posting a tutorial or demo for those of us who can't travel? Pretty please?

  105. #105 - Anonymous says:

    love these! I would get the pink motel or sunday school,
    thanks,
    debbie
    digram@socal.rr.com

  106. #106 - Melanie says:

    I think the Sunday School one …. or the Slide Ruler … but I really like them all so kind of hard to choose!

  107. #107 - Kaycee says:

    Those are so cool! I would have to get the slide rule one. :)

  108. #108 - Katie says:

    These are so adorable!! If I won, I think I'd pick Pink Motel as my first choice… but I also really love the Poker one and the Stunts & Tumbling for girls!

  109. #109 - ziagrrl says:

    I would totally ask for the Life Begins at 40…I just turned 41! Love it!!

  110. #110 - Viviana says:

    The little notebook would be wonderful for jotting down ideas for my knitting or my writing, and look incredibly wonderful while I'm doing it.

    Pros and Cons would be a wonderful book for working out plot and character difficulties in my writings – and I'm all about having attractive accoutrements!

  111. #111 - Yolanda says:

    I would choose the little red book planner/calendar. I don't have one and could sure use one! Thanks for the chance :D)

  112. #112 - baglady says:

    Great idea to reuse old books and make something so cool! I would love one to tuck in my school book. i'm going to check out your tutorial too- maybe I can figure out how to make one for myself. Thanks- Nancy

  113. #113 - Kaley Badger says:

    Ohh I just love all your projects! I would take the Sunday school one. I like the blue that was on it.
    kaleybadger @ hotmail.com

  114. #114 - Melanie says:

    I would pick the tumbling for girls book with the pros/cons because I think it would really help me to make good decisions! Love them all and the tutorial for the date book! Thanks!

  115. #115 - Melanie says:

    I would pick the tumbling for girls one definitely! I think the pros/cons would help make wise decisions! Love them all and the tutorial for the date book! Thanks!

  116. #116 - Stella says:

    I love that Pink Motel one! I wish I had been at your tutorial, these are so cool – I wish I could make them! I love the Pink Motel most because this is a style of illustration that I am really into at the moment… I wouldn't want to stop looking at it and (hopefully) it would inspire my own illustrations!!! stafish6(at)hotmail(dot)com

  117. #117 - Bonney says:

    AHH!!!! I absolutely love, love, love these!! The Pink Motel? OMG!! I want that so much!!! (Craft sent me!)

  118. #118 - Tracey says:

    super awesome! I choose "pink motel". 2nd choice: slide rule.

  119. #119 - Heather says:

    I'd pick the first one, for the beautiful bluish color and it looks so delightfully old!

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful works with us!

  120. #120 - TM-preservhistory says:

    Love all the designs, and the repurposing of books. If had to choose it would be the pink Motel #6. Craft sent me.

  121. #121 - camelama says:

    I'm here from Craft … and I'd have to pick the Pink Motel book, because of a little pink motel I always wanted to stay at, on the drive to Grandma's house, but we never got to. It was always such a lure of beauty for me – they had flowers in pots, and MINIGOLF!

  122. #122 - Gandhali says:

    oh i love vintage stuff! i would pick the secrets of modern poker, because i love the graphics and the colour is one of my favourites .. :)

    OR stunts and tumbling for girls, simply for the "pros and cons" page!

    yay i hope i win :)

  123. #123 - Spooky says:

    I LOVE the Pink Motel.. I am not even sure why, it just calls to me ;)

    Sadly I was not at Maker Faire, as I came down with the flu :(

  124. #124 - Jody Meese says:

    These are great! I would choose the Slide Rule one because it reminds me of my Dad, or The Pink Motel because it reminds me of my daughter, who never got to meet him. It was one of her favorite books! Thanks for this generous offering.

  125. #125 - Sophie-Louise says:

    I love the sunday school book (number 1) :)
    Awesome giveaway.

  126. #126 - Sophie-Louise says:

    Oh and i forgot "why" haha. BECAUSE IS AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!! And i love the colour :)

  127. #127 - QWERTY says:

    Oh God! It has to be "slide rule simplified"!!

    All of the books are fabulous!

  128. #128 - Johanna says:

    i love the pink motel. PICK ME
    x

  129. #129 - Blitzyflitzy says:

    I love the first one!
    It is so cool looking!
    You have a great talent

  130. #130 - Jenny says:

    These are amazing! I would absolutely choose the slide rule book – I majored in math and would feel totally old-school carrying it around :)

  131. #131 - Holly S says:

    These are super fab! I'd love to fill one up! Thanks for the chance to win!

  132. #132 - Jana says:

    Count me in! I'd love to win.
    jana

  133. #133 - Marianna says:

    Life really does begin at 40!!

  134. #134 - Waffellebelgium says:

    these are so amazing!!!! i would pick Stunts and Tumbling for Girls/Pros and Cons Notebook just because its super cute and funny!

    twinssticks(at)yahoo(dot)com

  135. #135 - Jennifer says:

    What a fun project! I'm in NY, but I would much rather have been at the Faire in beautiful CA.

    My choice would be the "Life Begins at Forty" book. Having turned forty last July, I'm trying to make that my mantra!

  136. #136 - grace4cyn says:

    All the books are wonderful! I think I LOVE #1 and #2. I love note books, I'm forever buying them. I really need to make one like you do. And #2 is great because heaven knows I NEED a calendar or I don't do well. If it's not on my calendar then, we don't go, and I'm in need of a new one.

    Thanks very much, you're so talented! I didn't attend the Make Flair, I live to far away (in TN). However, I was born and raised in the bay area, and miss it very much! There's no place like home!

  137. #137 - annika says:

    these are terrific! i saw them over at the craftzine site…
    hope to make one if i don't win the giveaway!
    annikah25@gmail.com

  138. #138 - Nicki Mc says:

    I love the Pink Motel. For some reason it looks a little naughty. LOL

    I just love this idea.

  139. #139 - VintageCrafter says:

    Oh MY!!!! I love the book "Life Begins at Forty!". I think the title of the book is so "true"…I am also loving the Little Red book with the great graphics. Quite honestly, I would be thrilled to win either one!
    *smiles*
    Carol

  140. #140 - Lelainia N. Lloyd says:

    I *NEED* the Life Beings At 40! I am 39 and have been diligantly working my way through a "40 Things to do Before I'm 40" LIST.

    Herein lies the proof:

    http://tatterededge.blogspot.com/2010/04/odds-n-ends.html

    and last night I got Inked, which was #2! You can see that here:

    http://tatterededge.blogspot.com/2010/05/wee-lass.html

    SO yeah, I would put that book to use, believe me. My wake up call was being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2 years ago. I'm getting busy living.

  141. #141 - aja reeser says:

    Love the little red book or the stunts and tumbling for girls… they are all awesome though!! so hard to choose.

  142. #142 - becks says:

    i like the slide rule one. so simple and sweet!

    rabel [at] umd [dot] edu

  143. #143 - hultenlk says:

    These are so fantastic it's hard to pick a fave. If I were the winner, though, I'd go with the Stunts and Tumbling notebook. It makes me want to be daring. And I adore Pro/Con lists. Hope all the demos went well!
    ~Leah

  144. #144 - SamiHolloway says:

    Wow, how awesome! I'd love The Little Red Book or Stunts and Tumbling for Girls because they're both super-awesome, and because red is too noticeable to lose! I think my fav would be the Stunts one; who wouldn't want to learn some circus-able skills– or at least look like you are!

    ~:D

  145. #145 - Lynn Osborne says:

    I love them all also, but the Poker one is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  146. #146 - CountessLaurie says:

    I love love love these. I am going to start hunting down old books. I would pick either the Poker one for my husband or Life begind at Forty for me (depending if I was feeling giving that day
    :-)

  147. #147 - ArtSnark says:

    Lucky You! Hope you have a fantastic Faire!

    I really like the slide rule book – very cool

  148. #148 - Angie says:

    The little red books is so cute. I'd pick that one if I win. As a librarian I LOVE reusing books that have seen their day.

    And I am at this moment checking out the tutorial and wondering if I could manage the exacto work without severing a finger …

    8]

  149. #149 - Karen says:

    CRAFT sent me – I would love to have gone to Maker Faire if only they would move it to Indianapolis, or even Cincinnati. These books are so cool! I like the slide rule one, I had a slide rule in high school and they are obsolete now. Also like the Sunday School book. You do great work and I am going over to check the tutorial right now.l

  150. #150 - tyumenqueen says:

    My first choice is the Pink Motel Weekly Reader. I guess because the name takes me back to grade school and those wonderful weekly readers we were given every week! Thanks!…

  151. #151 - Misty.Creek says:

    This is on my "To Craft" list–I've even bought the book to use as the cover. I like the pink book but would probably use the Friends and Neighbors address book more so I'll pick that one!

  152. #152 - sallypaper says:

    Hi Cathe, I would love to win that Sunday School book and make it a journal. I remember having perfect attendance in Sunday School about a hundred years ago. Thanks! Sally sjhackney (at) yahoo (dot) com

  153. #153 - Jenna says:

    I have been wondering what Maker Faire was as I've been seeing a ton of buzz about it on Twitter lately. How cool! Wish I could be there and may need to schedule the trip for next year! =)

    I love, love, the red book with the graphic detail. As an aspiring artist, I am always on the hunt for inspiration especially in color. I love the surprise you get when you open the red book and see that gorgeous color inside.

    Best of luck at Maker Faire! You'll be sure to amaze and delight your audience! =)

  154. #154 - coming out crooked says:

    I wish Makers Faire could bring you all to Australia – I'm so jealous! I loove Stunts and Tumbling for Girls (right up my alley, I teach circus skills to kids)

  155. #155 - MSMILLA says:

    I am so loving the Pink Motel Reader/Calendar. Have a great time at the Faire. I wish we had some cool DIY fair in my neck of the woods.

  156. #156 - Katie says:

    those are so cool! makes me want to go out and buy a bunch of books at the used book store hehe

    i would love to use the Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

  157. #157 - Mary K. says:

    I love all these. I know of alot of my friends would be so jealous if they saw me with one of these at school. I think my favorite is the red book with the funky graphics.

  158. #158 - Jillian says:

    I have had the original tutorial bookmarked so long now I feel guilty entering the giveaway. That being said: pick me! pick me! And while I love the Pink Motel, I am quite fond of the graphic detail on the Little Red book!

  159. #159 - Bella says:

    WOW! I would love to win number 1 because it looks so old, so beautiful, it has so much CHARACTER and it just made my breath go away when I saw it! :)

    email: bellatheowl{at}gmail{dot}com

  160. #160 - she dreams big! says:

    I have scads of old books! I'm checking out the tutorial now! Bet I couldn't make one as wonderful as these though!

    Love the 'Pink Hotel' or the red book! If I lived anywhere close, you bet I would have been there to see your demo!

    Thanks for the chance to win one!

  161. #161 - RosieB says:

    I just had to come out of lurkdom to try for a chance of one of these great books! I'm off now to look at the tutorial, thanks so much :)

  162. #162 - coasterkim says:

    I love The Pink Motel! I work for a breast cancer organization so my current calendar/planner is pink, but not nearly as cool as this one!

  163. #163 - Lily says:

    I absolutely LOVe the "Life begins at 40" one. These are really cool. :)

  164. #164 - anniem says:

    I would choose "stunts and tumbling for girls" because I sucked big time in gymnastics at high school (probably elementary school too but I've conveniently forgotten that part of my life). That means I could use the book as a super top secret diary and no one I mean no. one. would ever think it was mine. Oh no maybe the slide rule one cause I actually knew how to use one of those and I have my fathers slide rule from school. Hhhmm now I am preplexed. What fun , thanks Cathe.
    Ann

  165. #165 - Tracy says:

    Oh, yes, these are extremely cool creations! I am SUCH a fan of notebooks and these are so inspiring :-)

    I'm all over the Secrets of Modern Poker – love the humor, and including the 'bookmark' is priceless!

    Thank you for so generously sharing the tutorial and the fruits of your labours!!!

  166. #166 - marysworkshop says:

    That little red book is a charmer alright. Maybe it could hold all my notes for new ideas until I have time to make them some day… or it would look wonderful just sitting there!

  167. #167 - Momma says:

    I bookmarked the tutorial, but if I had the Sunday School notebook, it would so amazing (not to mention inspiring)! How could I not write in that lovely notebook everyday?

    Wish I could get to Maker Faire from Central Pennsylvania…

  168. #168 - amykatherine says:

    These are terrific and inspiring. I'd definitely pick the slide rule book because I inherited my grandfather's slide rule and it's a prized possession that holds a place of honor in my workspace. Having the notebook would be a reminder of him everywhere I go. :)

  169. #169 - The Lone Dollier says:

    I would chose the Life Begins at Forty notebook. Why? Because for me, life turned around and got better for me at 40.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

  170. #170 - little Bean says:

    Really wish I was there! But I certainly would like a planner

  171. #171 - pamela says:

    I love the little Sunday School Library book. I saw your demo today at Maker Faire. I'll not pass up another "free" book box without a look again.

  172. #172 - fanciful devices says:

    Oh that first one!!! IT manages to be dingy and saturated at the same time. Gorgeous!

  173. #173 - Robin says:

    I'd be stoked to get any of them. #1, #2 and #7 are especially cute.

  174. #174 - Kimberly says:

    Hello from Santa Rosa! Congratulations on your Maker Faire event. Wish I could have been in the first row for your event, but my three wee ones needed me at home this year.

    I love your fantastic vintage notebooks and calendars! I Found your website on Craftzine awhile ago and have visited ever since. Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration.

  175. #175 - Ginny says:

    They are all so cool! I would definitely pick Stunts and Tumbling for Girls/Pros and Cons Notebook

  176. #176 - Alcy's Hobby Room says:

    Thank you for the tutorial & giveaway.

    If chosen, I would pick "The Pink Motel" planner book. It's cute & pink's my favourite colour.

    Alcy – Singapore

  177. #177 - Kristin says:

    I love the stunts for girls pros/cons notebook, I am constantly making pro/con lists, i love the idea of a book!

  178. #178 - elaine r says:

    I like the Friends and Neighbors booklet-love these!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

  179. #179 - michelleb. says:

    They are FANTASTIC! All of them! There are two that I would have a hard time choosing between. First, Life Begins at Forty. Because honestly, it does. I'm 45 and I have had more fun and tried so many different things since turning 40 that I never felt I had tghe time for before. Like High Ropes Challenges and Tough Mudder Races. Second would be Stunts & Tumbling for Girls. All girls should know how to tumble, especailly after 40 and the Pros & Cons list is a great way to decide which adventure to embark on next!
    Thanks for sharing! mblaise 29 at yahoo dot com

  180. #180 - Whitney @ Whisker Graphics says:

    Cathe,
    It was so nice to see you and watch your demo at Maker Faire. You did a great job!
    xx,
    Whitney

  181. #181 - CrazyCatz says:

    when I heard about book covers demo, I thought it was the ones you cover books with lol. Now if I had to choose a book, I would choose the Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail. why? because I recently came home from the service and now a stay home momma. I need to plan out my days. :) Thank you for showing everyone this great lesson today at the fair.
    Lilkittymai@hotmail.com

  182. #182 - tifffoster says:

    I would choose little red book or secrets of modern poker. I love the bright colors.

  183. #183 - mab says:

    These are super fun. After you posted your tutorial, I've been on the lookout for great books to turn into journals. I think my faves are the Stunts for girls and… all of them! :) Ok, not so much the pink one since I'm not a pinky pie. But, they're all fab!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  184. #184 - Mormor Marianne says:

    I love those books. Whished I could come to the show. But its too long from Sweden. But I would like to win one. If so number 5. Life Begins at Forty/Notebook with Cracker Box detail. I would like to give that one to my granddaugther who always are writing. whish I could see you making these books so I colnd make one by myself. mariannele@hotmail.com
    If I win
    Marianne

  185. #185 - Fiorella says:

    I wish I could be there….but Italy isn't exactly next door…anyway I love them all but perhaps Friends and Neighbors book would be my choice. Thanks for the opportunity
    fiorellacorini@alice.it

  186. #186 - Nicole Austin says:

    wow! i find it impossible to choose a favorite!! i like every single one of them and for different reasons! they all speak to me. so amazing!!
    nicole
    kinueko at gmail dot com

  187. #187 - Dream on the wave says:

    They are great. I wish I could come to the Faire. I would really like hat but unfortunately too far away…
    But if luck is with me, I'll win a Cathe Original. That would be just as nice

  188. #188 - Alexis says:

    I love how these notebooks and planners are made out of old books! My favorite cover is the Sunday School Library book but as I need a planner, I'd choose The Pink Motel one, if the inside is undated. :)

  189. #189 - dongix says:

    Hi Cathe:) Thank you for sharing your talent and for being so generous. This vintage planner tutorial is very nice and taught me exactly what to do with an old book that only look good from the outside but doesn't have much to offer on the inside.

    If I win, I will choose – Sunday School Library Book. Why, because it's got that simple, understated vintage charm, just perfect!

    (My email address is fuenteswd@gmail.com)

  190. #190 - Kate says:

    I would love the Friends and Neighbors book, although it is tough to choose just one. Those are so great and I wish I had know about the faire earlier- I would have been there!

  191. #191 - mub says:

    It's hard to choose just one but I think I'd go for the Slide Rule one! I just think it's amusing and I found some old slide rules at a rummage sale awhile back.

  192. #192 - Magdalena, The Craft Revival says:

    Ooh, the Sunday School Library book would be ideal for me. I could write lots of naughty things in there and people would be none-the-wiser!! How absolutely devilish of me ;)

  193. #193 - lakemaid says:

    creative repurpose!

    i would pick the
    "life begins at forty"
    it would be a a gift for a friend
    for her 40th birthday!
    slainte!

  194. #194 - Lévai Mariann says:

    Ohh, I really love the Pink Motel book:) it is amazing…

  195. #195 - Sirpa says:

    So beautiful!
    I have also bought several old books to be used as notebooks, but I'm using the original pages covered by some gesso.
    If I won I would choose the Sunday School Library Book because it looks so beautifully old, and I like empty notebooks.

  196. #196 - grace says:

    These are amazing! I really love the idea of bringing new life to old books. ^^ My favorite would have to be the Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook. It was actually the first one that caught my eye because I love the color and it has a weathered look to it which gives it a very vintage feel. c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

  197. #197 - csl says:

    The notebooks are so neat. What a great idea! The actual book covers seem to be in really good condition. I would choose either the Sunday School book or, maybe, the Pink Motel.

  198. #198 - peep says:

    You are one creative lady! I really like them all but #1 and the cracker jacks cover are my picks, I have never done anything like this I plan to complete a project in the next week this will be the one. Thank you for sharing

  199. #199 - Kathie says:

    I love this idea of yours and have already made my first version! The Life Begins at 40 would be a gas and I am tickled to see the use of the cracker box for the pocket to hold the notebook cover.
    Kathie (with an "ie")
    kmaggierose at aol dot com

  200. #200 - Jennifer Emick says:

    The sunday school book is adorable!

  201. #201 - Crafter-holic says:

    Thanks for doing a giveaway!
    I would pick no. 3 the slide rule notebook because I love vintage instructionals/diagrams, and it looks like a great book to doodle in :-)

  202. #202 - Liz says:

    Live to far away to be there but would love to make one. I especially like the Friends and Neighbors book.

  203. #203 - Mimi says:

    I work in a library and am always perusing the de-accessioned books for craft possibilities. Thank you for this great idea. I would choose "Life Begins at 40" but in my case it's 60!

  204. #204 - Tee Ransone says:

    I would pick the Pink Hotel. It is PINK and would be the perfect journal for me as I travel. I am a group Bank leader and take our over 55 customers around the world.

    Love your site and check it out wherever I may be!

    Tee Ransone

  205. #205 - lulu_lo1994 says:

    i am happy to hear that international readers are welcome to join.
    i'm form Hong Kong :)
    If I won, I would like to choose no.5 Life Begins at Forty because i love red and… also red.
    I really hope to get one coz they are awesome and it's very complicated to make one!
    (i have read the "Vintage Book Planner Tutorial" and that's why i said it's complicated ;] )

  206. #206 - last minute lynn says:

    What a brilliant idea! I love your choice of books. All the books are wonderful, but the ones that most caught my fancy are the Friends and Neighbors and the Pink Motel (I want to stay there). Thanks for sharing!

  207. #207 - she eats alone says:

    I turned 40 this year so I would definitely choose Life Begins at Forty. The cracker box design on the inside is super cool, plus the lined notebook is perfect for writing down all of the "life lessons" I'm gathering in the downhill run! Ha!

  208. #208 - Mary Ellen says:

    How fun! My fave and the one I would pick is the slide rule notebook. I live with a family of engineers, all of whom own a slide rule, though they don't use them anymore. :o)

  209. #209 - Jan says:

    So cute!!!

  210. #210 - SuZeQ says:

    Sunday School Library Book … yep,l that's my choice. I would absolutely LOVE to be the proud owner of this little beauty. Wish I could have been there to watch you demo …

  211. #211 - DK says:

    So I was rummaging around your blog for fun a bit this morning and found a tutorial for these little books that you had already made. Thanks!

  212. #212 - SmilynStef says:

    How do I pick just one … I'm thinking life begins at 40 since that is oh so true.

  213. #213 - michelle says:

    these are fabulous! I would love the slide rule book… I have a math degree and a totally geeky family. It would be given much love here! Craft is the best, thank you for sharing with them!

  214. #214 - Anonymous says:

    These are wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
    I would be tickled pink to received The Pink Motel or The Slide Rule (I still have one).

  215. #215 - Nell says:

    I would pick the "Poker" book, because the idea of the playing card as the book mark speaks to me. That's brilliant! I know it's a simple addition, but I just love it!

  216. #216 - jdavissquared says:

    Oh, I love them all, but I suppose my first choice would be #2.

  217. #217 - Anonymous says:

    I would pick the Pink Motel because it was one of my favorite books as a child. I still have it and I have read it to my children and grandchildren. Still awesome

  218. #218 - Kelley says:

    I have been searching everywere for a book to make one out of. No such luck so far :( but I really like the sunday school one! I dont really care if you pick me or not since I am planning on visiting my neighborhood book barn to contiue my search :)

  219. #219 - Joanne says:

    Just found your blog and am in love with your ideas. If I won, I would adore the slide rule one. It reminds me of my father who loves to solve problems with a slide rule and then use the computer to see is he is correct.

  220. #220 - Regina says:

    I love them ALL, but if I have to choose, I choose the Slide Rule Simplified. These are amazing!

  221. #221 - THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B says:

    Although I'm fifty, I still can sort of pass for 40 something on my very best days, ( if I dim the lights a little and squint a teensy bit…)so "Life begins at Forty" would be my selection! Love the insert cover too-I'm blest with wonderful folks who live around me and hang with a wacky assortment of knitters, crocheters and sewer/quilters who provide so much inspiration and camaraderie. This would be just the tool to help me keep track of everyone! Oh, and I'm always adding more crafty folks to my tattered planner book through my volunteering at our knitting ministry and at the elder day care center.Even though I've maintained a list of former knitting students on my lap top, it would be nice to be able to add them to this pretty book too!I just love the feel of pages and the look of a nicely designed book cover! Fingers crossed!

  222. #222 - fisiwoman says:

    I love your creations! My favorite is The Pink Motel Weekly Reader Book/Calendar Planner with Bookmark, because pink is my favorite colour!

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

  223. #223 - evercurious says:

    How do you choose? They are all pretty amazing. If I have to choose I would go with the poker book, but not because I play ore even know how, I'm choosing based on color. That book is really pretty.

  224. #224 - Olivia says:

    These are wonderful! Thanks for posting the tutorial.

    I think my favorite (if I must choose) would be the Pink Motel!!

  225. #225 - Jodie says:

    These are so lovely. I'd choose the pros and cons book as I'm very indecisive. Sitting down with a cup of tea and this little book would see decision making become a pleasure for me. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  226. #226 - other-option says:

    So fun! I like Stunts and Tumbling for Girls/Pros and Cons Notebook – it's so fun!
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  227. #227 - Amy P says:

    These are awesome! I wish I lived on the West coast so I could come to the Faire.

    If I won, I would love the poker calendar. I have no poker face and perhaps this would give me a much-needed edge. :)

  228. #228 - Barbara says:

    I really like the "Life begins at Forty". Would definitely love to win it! Wish I coul be there at Maker Faire.

    Barbara
    lmoore(at)flippinweb(dot)com

  229. #229 - dawn says:

    These are amazing! Maker Faire was just too far away. I'd pick the slide rule book because I am old enough to remember using one in elementary school math, ugh! d_rogal(at)hotmail(dot)com

  230. #230 - jennie says:

    I've been planning to attempt one myself after reading your tutorial. Out of yours here I'd definitely choose the slide rule notebook.

  231. #231 - Jeffrey says:

    If I get lucky enough to win one of these books, I would choose the 'Life begins at Forty' book. The reason for this is simple; I'm 40 & I fully agree that life begins at 40.
    Smiles~*** Jeffrey

  232. #232 - lej619 says:

    Oh MY!! so many to chose from and then there's all the posts already.
    Well i found you va the "craft magazine" and I have to say I love the re-do of the books. If I was to win I think I would go with #1 the Sunday School/notebook. I like this one because of the color of the book. (i had cancer and that is the "color" for the type of cancer i had). Then again there's the "Secrets of Modern Poker/Calendar Planner with Ace bookmark" this one might help me get my life back in order. LOL
    thanks for the great give away.

  233. #233 - Andrea says:

    W.O.W. These are *fan-tab-ulous!* My favorite has to be Tumbling Stunts for Girls – although Life After Forty runs a close second! Thanks for the chance (I'm here from CRAFT – wish I loved closer so I could come to the Faire…)

  234. #234 - Country Dreaming says:

    Very cute ideas. I would love either 7 or 2 they both look like
    a lot of fun!

    Melinda

  235. #235 - Erin says:

    I *wish* I could go to Maker Faire!!! I live in Canada, though, so it's fairly impossible.

    I love the Girls Tumbling Pros and Cons one! I love the Pink Motel one, too.

    You are SO talented!

  236. #236 - Tracy says:

    This is a really cool idea. I love books. I would pick #1, I love the old green brown book look. Tracy

  237. #237 - Raquel Wagner says:

    WOW! you are so creative!
    I LOVE PINK so Naturally I pick the Pink Hotel weekly reader/notebook,

    YOu always do such amazing things and awesome giveaways! thank you for the creative inspirations….!

    my second choice would be:

    friends & neighbors/ address book and notepad
    cause I love how the cover matches the contents so well!

  238. #238 - Tracy says:

    I love these, what a great idea! I would choose #1, I love the green brown old look.

  239. #239 - Laura Stewart says:

    I like # 2 – Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail – love all the great colors – the pink motel is cute too!

  240. #240 - iHanna says:

    All are very beautiful. I would choose the Pink Motel book because 1) I love pink, 2) I don't have a calendar and 3) it's got a house on the cover and I live in a house! ;-)

    Take care!

  241. #241 - Deanna MacCrone Johnson says:

    I'd pick the Slide Rule book because the slide rule illustrates one of the secrets of the world, and gives me a nice, tidy, all's-right-with-the-world feeling.

  242. #242 - Ellen says:

    Love the Friends and Neighbors notebook. Those carousel horses remind me of my old Grade One reader. You are so imaginative – it's a treat to read your blog.

  243. #243 - Elizabeth says:

    I would love the tumbling girls one…I have a niece with a birthday coming up who is a gymnast! She would get such a kick out of it.

    Elzabeth Toel

  244. #244 - Sarah says:

    Craft Sent Me Here! I'm a math and science kind of gal, so the slide rule one appeals to me most. Such a great idea.

  245. #245 - Tr0ubled-g0ldfish/ Charline says:

    Since the day I follow your blog, this is the first time I comment … I know i'm unforgivable !
    If i won, i'd choose the Little red Book and Calendar, so cute !

  246. #246 - Bunny says:

    These are so wonderful. I just can't decide between 1,5, and 6!

  247. #247 - Aurora says:

    this is so cool–I looked at the tutorial and it looks great–thanks! I like the Friends and Neighbors one–cuz I also keep my address book in my day planner…my actual written addie book, that is…hope I win!!!
    http://foxyartstudio.blogspot.com/

  248. #248 - Jody Hayes says:

    I would love to win ANYONE of them. My class will vouch for me that quirky notebooks are one of my favourite things! Hopefully you'd post to New Zealand :)

  249. #249 - Heather Acton says:

    How fun! I love the Stunts and Tumbling for Girls Pros and Cons Notebook! Hilarious when I think of my sensible daughter. I also love the sliderule one for my mathematically inclined son.

  250. #250 - Anonymous says:

    the red planner and stunts and tumbling are my two faves. what great ideas you come up with!
    SheilaB

  251. #251 - Movie Maven says:

    Mmmm, that pink motel one is delightful! And I love the Little Red Book with the funky detail, too. Decisions!!

  252. #252 - Peggy says:

    I love all of them but I think that the red book with the graphic calendar would be my choice because I love the color red – and my life could use some organization in it.

  253. #253 - Jeannine says:

    I love the Pink Motel organizer. These books are a great way to reuse something that might be thrown out.

  254. #254 - Megan says:

    Those are fabulous! I would pick "2. Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail" because I love, love, love cherry red and lime green together. It has to do with mixing Slush Puppies flavors at the gas station when I was little, I think…

  255. #255 - Jeanne says:

    These are great Cathe! I love them all.
    xo
    jeanne

  256. #256 - DangAndBlast! says:

    Library, because I'm a librarian. And because that's the one I think I'd like to peer closest at, to compare it with your tutorial and figure out how to make one myself :)

  257. #257 - MosaicMagpie says:

    I love the "Friends and Neighbors" address book it made me smile when I saw it!
    Debbie

  258. #258 - Vindiciti says:

    I almost don't want to win, because I wouldn't be able to decide between" 1. Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook, 2. Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail, and 8. Friends and Neighbors/Address Book and Notepad. They're all gorgeous! I love the detail on the cover. I'm partial to the bright red, but I love that the Sunday School book is, well, a Sunday School book. I think my favorite cover, though, is Friends and Neighbors. I love the title, the color, the graphic is just beyond awesome(I'm partial to horses). They're brilliant, especially for poor, neglected, unloved, mistreated, disintegrating books. I never could hurt normal, healthy books for this, though. Awesome!!!

    Word verification: grate. See? It really is grate!

  259. #259 - AG Ambroult says:

    I think I love "Secrets of Modern Poker" the best. I could fake my husband out and make him think I'm getting into the game ;)

  260. #260 - TheVintageMouse says:

    Hi there! These are wonderful!
    My fave is Pink Motel, because it perfectly suits my Flickr group, "It's Pink and It's Vintage too!" :o) Sincerely, Kathleen
    vintage-mouse (at)rogers.com

  261. #261 - justine says:

    wowee! all your books are fabulous but i think my favourites would be the pink motel or friends and neighbors. or maybe….. yeah, any of them!

  262. #262 - Joyce Joneschiet says:

    These are so clever! What a fun way to repurpose these great book covers. I love either the Sunday School book or the Life After 40. I can't decide! I definitely believe in life after 40 as I'm 52 and have started my second career at 50. Life's good!
    Joyce
    joyce@topazinteriors.com

  263. #263 - Scallywag says:

    Oh man the Pink Motel one is definitely my fave!

  264. #264 - Sowing Seeds says:

    love the sunday school library book the best. it looks like a great vintage book, then viola, it's been transformed.

  265. #265 - dancing_lemur says:

    I adore all of these, but I would probably pick the Slide Rule one. Love them!

  266. #266 - dani larcom says:

    Love the little red book with the finky graphics – the graphics look very graffiti-ish to me. It would definitly be the one I'd pick if I won.

    rlarcom@epix.net

  267. #267 - AmbreRose says:

    I really like all the books, they are so cute! I honestly don't know which one I would love to have. I think the Life begins at 40 would be funny to carry around seeing I have a few yrs to go. But I think the poker book would be so funny to pull out at church. I don't know, I love them all! ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

  268. #268 - Darika says:

    These are SUCH an AWESOME way to use old books! I'm hoping to make some on my own, but if I had to choose one, it'd be the Pink Motel. I'm a travel agent and can't think of a more fun way to plan my days at work! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  269. #269 - Margaret says:

    My niece is turning 11 next month and she practices her cheer stunts every day. She would love the Stunts and Tumbling for Girls journal to track her progress and create new stunts. The journals are an wonderful way to revive books.

  270. #270 - Sam says:

    Sure wish i was in San Mateo today! I love the Slide Rule book, and all the others. Oh The Sunday School library book is wonderful, too.

  271. #271 - Roberta says:

    Love the "Life Begins At Forty" because I'm turning 50 this year…lol Couldn't make it to your Maker Faire but love the tutorial. Great/fun giveaway as always Cathe :D
    Fondly, Roberta
    rlphilbr13@aol.com

  272. #272 - Alisson says:

    I love this project and can't wait to try my own! If I won the contest, I would pick the pink book because I love pink and find that it delights my eyes and makes me happy! Thus I often add to my own art in abundance!

  273. #273 - Laura says:

    I love them! I think I'd go with either pink motel or little red book… I just can't decide yet. How fun!

  274. #274 - Tina says:

    The Pink Motel

    I can remember reading it, vaguely remember the story line.

  275. #275 - Jessica says:

    Oooohhh… totally the slide ruler one. It's so cute! Fingers crossed.

  276. #276 - Diane says:

    This is a GREAT idea, I LOVE the life begins at forty, since I'm just a little past 40 (don't ask how far past), and I am seriously thinking of going back to school, so maybe my life would begin at forty (professionally anyhow).

  277. #277 - Judi Weldon says:

    I made a cover for my daytimer from your original tutorial post and I LOVE the result. By far one of my fav projects. It's a great idea that I know I'll use over and over.
    Thank You

  278. #278 - Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    I love the old school look of the Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook, and I am always needing a small notebook. I would love to win this one. Hope you had fun at the Faire.

  279. #279 - Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    I love the old school look of the Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook, and I am always needing a small notebook. I would love to win this one. Hope you had fun at the Faire.

  280. #280 - If Toys Could Talk says:

    I love the little red book! I have a dear friend who is a writer – and I know she'd love to receive it as a gift!

    You can contact me via my Etsy shop: http://agentjane.etsy.com

  281. #281 - ren says:

    i love the tumbling book, great cover, BUT, that said, i would have to pick "the pink motel" because it was a book i loved as a kid. i hadn't thought of it in years and now i have to go track it down. so even if i don't win…well, i guess i won, finding an old favorite that had slipped my mind!

  282. #282 - ren says:

    (pee ess, i wasn't at the maker faire, but i am dogsitting for a bff that was, in the 3-d pavillion. she said it was a great fair!)

  283. #283 - Tatjana says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I find the project inspiring. I would choose the poker calendar book because my husband loves poker and needs to be a bit more organized with his time.

  284. #284 - Betty says:

    Hello,
    I am one of those international readers you mentioned and I love your site. I am a Canadian currently living in Japan and shortly will be moving on to Scotland. I love the books and would pick one of the following three:
    Stunts and Tumbling for Girls Pros and Cons book for when I have to make tough decisions or convince my husband that I really do need more broken things to craft with
    OR
    Friends and Neighbors Address Book because I still send hand written mail and it would be useful for all the people I meet and the loved ones I have left behind.
    OR
    The Pink Motel Planner because I have many big plans to keep track of.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  285. #285 - Julie says:

    I am inspired! I haven't seen such attractive notebooks made from vintage books (I've seen similar things, but they didn't look this fabulous!). I would have to pick #1, the one from the Sunday School Library, because I think it's a very attractive cover, and would be super useful for me, an inveterate notetaker! (Although I'm tempted by the one with the Pros/Cons list, since I love to make all kinds of lists!) Great stuff.

  286. #286 - Niina says:

    I would choose the Pros and cons book. I have a lot of decision to make this summer, so this would be helpful. Of course I could write on a regular notebook, but sometimes pretty things make decisions easier.

  287. #287 - Mitzi Curi says:

    Wow, I love this idea, and I'm going to give it a try. I have numerous books lying about with great titles that would work great. If I won, I would choose the Tumbling and Stunts for girls, because I have absolutely no coordination and have never even mastered a somersault…..therefore, I would be able to fill up the "cons" column pretty quickly……

  288. #288 - Ellen says:

    Love this!
    I'd pick Life Begins At 40. I LOVE the cracker box detail so much. Every time I go to the supermarket I admire the art direction from that company. Would be fun to gaze upon that gorgeous box every time I used my journal.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  289. #289 - Caitlyn T ♥ says:

    It is cruel to make people choose! Haha they're all so quirky and full of personality :)
    I'm so torn between the Pink Motel and Little Red Book but I think I'd go with the pink one just cos I adore that very shade of pink :)

    xcaitlyn@gmail.com

  290. #290 - Lori says:

    Oh! I so want to make one of these! Thanks for sharing!

  291. #291 - flowergrrl says:

    I'd choose the Life Begins at 40 for my sister who turns 40 this year. My second choice would be Stunts and Tumbling for Girls — cuz that's what life seems like most days!

  292. #292 - Previously Pants says:

    Though I want them all as they are beyond cute, you make me choose and my choice would be the "life begins at 40" notebook, for many many reasons: amoungst them recovering from ME, starting my own business and last but not least turnign 40 recently. I say: "Let life begin!"

    janinekits [at] hotmail [dot] com

  293. #293 - Anonymous says:

    Love your blog and especially these books. Don't think I'd have the patience to make my own though.
    My son turns 40 this year so, #5-Life Begins at 40 would be a great gift for him. DONNA
    djgarden13@hotmail.com

  294. #294 - erin austen abbott says:

    Hey there! Well, I would pick The Pink Motel because I run something called The Motel Art Show Series (iheartmotelart.com).
    Every year I put on an event called The One Night Stand At (Insert Motel Name)… It has moved to different cities. But this book would be so appropriate for me when keeping all my to do's and calendar in order for the show.
    Thanks for the chance!!

  295. #295 - heather says:

    I LOVE this idea! My favorite is The Pink Motel, but they're all fantastic!

  296. #296 - mona moore says:

    A hard choice, but maybe Friends and Neighbors…

  297. #297 - Unfiltered Meghan says:

    Hmmm…I'd have to decide if I wanted to give the poker one to my husband as part of his birthday present or take the slide rule one for me. Decisions, decisions…

  298. #298 - Katie says:

    I love the Slide Rule notebook! I got a slide rule from my grandfather and this notebook would be a great reminder of him! Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Katie

    kathryn{dot}mcelroy23{at}gmail{dot}com

  299. #299 - Anonymous says:

    I love the Pink Motel… so sweet!

    aprilbyars@bellsouth.net

  300. #300 - Tina S says:

    I love these!!!! If only I lived in your area I would come and learn how to make my own. I would choose the Sunday school library book because I think that would be the perfect spot to keep prayer requests for my Sunday school class. How cool would that be!?!

    thislittlepiggy5(at)mchsi(dot)com

  301. #301 - Erika says:

    Loooove the Slide Rule book. I believe it's hands down the nerdiest book cover ever.
    Also, Slide Rules are close to my heart because of our traditional cheer at my Alma Mater:
    I'm a beaver.
    You're a beaver.
    We are beavers all.
    And when we get together,
    we do the beaver call.
    E to the u du dx.
    E to the x dx.
    Cosine, secant, tanget, sine.
    Three point one four one five nine.
    Integral, radical, mu dv.
    slipstick, slidrule, MIT.
    Gooooooo TECH!

    Anywho, love ALL of your pieces :D

  302. #302 - AsaErich says:

    I would love to have that slide rule notebook. I'm certainly the geek in my area and I'm always carrying a notepad. It would suit me perfectly. What a great crafty project these are! Would you consider trying this with binders of some kind?

  303. #303 - Mel O'Drama says:

    love, love, love the little red book planner/calender! what a great idea for upcycling!

  304. #304 - tara says:

    oops. I just left a comment for this in your last post. Sorry. great books.

  305. #305 - Flagstaff Odds 'N Ends says:

    Those are great! I like the Life begins at Forty! Guess because I'm nearing 40:)

  306. #306 - Anonymous says:

    This is exactly what I want to learn how to do. Oh how I wish I could come!!!
    Please count me in on your give-away. I would love to have the book about Friends and Neighbors. I would use this book to keep information that my sister and I collect when we visit local craft fairs. Oh please, oh please, oh please….
    Gloria McAllister
    Roanoke, Virginia

  307. #307 - Loreen says:

    These are super fun! I run an after school program and would love to teach this project to my students.
    We all can use a home-made notebook. If i could pick a favorite it would be the "Stunts & Tumbling" book.
    I am a Phy. Ed. teacher and it is soooo classic.
    PLEASE……PICK ME!! CHOOSE ME!!

  308. #308 - Sunshine says:

    I would pick the red book calendar planner. So great! Time for me to hit up the used bookstore to make one of my own.

  309. #309 - April says:

    These books rock and I would definitely love to have #7 The Pro's & Con's book because I am a big list maker and I frequently create pro's and con's lists to help me make decisions!

  310. #310 - sarajane says:

    oh man.. how to choose?
    I think the little red book with graphic detail/planner. These are all GENIUS. Alas, not at Maker Faire, I am in Illinois.

    skaetzer(at)sbcglobal.net

  311. #311 - Pattyjo says:

    Those are all so beautiful! I would pick the one "Friends and Neighbors" because it reminds me of a reading book I had as a child.
    Pattyjo
    rholschen@air-pipe.com

  312. #312 - Babsarella says:

    I love these wonderful book covers and how you repurposed the books. I think my favorite is the first one (Sunday School book).

  313. #313 - Babsarella says:

    Ooops sorry, forgot to say I liked the Sunday school book best for the gorgeous cover.

  314. #314 - Jacque says:

    It isn't easy to choose just one, but I think I would pick the "Friends and Neighbors". I am so grateful for the wonderful friends and neighbors that I have in our little town, and I also like the happy cover on this one. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  315. #315 - Tina says:

    Hi! I love the "Life Begins at Forty" book because for me it really did! After being in an abusive marriage for too many years, I turned 40 and figured out that I deserve better. And my life now is all I ever dreamed it could be and more!
    Thanks for your generous giveaway. I wish I could be there to meet you!

  316. #316 - Jane says:

    I would really like the first one, the Sunday School book cover. My address is jcompeau at tblusa dot org. Thanks!

  317. #317 - Carly says:

    These are crazy cool!
    I would pick #1 or #2,..
    not sure i would get much use out the planner, but the cover is adorable!!
    I absolutely looove these!

  318. #318 - So-Sew Me says:

    I really like the friends and neighbors book, the carousel horse is very cute. I wanted to Maker Faire and am hoping it comes to Austin again.

  319. #319 - darja says:

    Wonderful idea! I do bookbinding myself and also teach it to kids. its so much fun! i would take the " freinds and neighbors" and would love to show it around in Berlin, Germany for you!

  320. #320 - darja says:

    Those books are mazing! I teach bookbinding here in Berlin, Germany myself and would love to show your friends and nieghbors to some colleagues. xx Darja
    annuka dot suda at hotmail dot de

  321. #321 - Tracy says:

    What a wonderful give away! Please pick me first so I can chose the Sunday School notebook. I would actually use that at church as I often take notes during the sermon and then stuff them in my bible or purse or whatever. Then of course I can NEVER find them again!!!
    Happy Monday.

  322. #322 - Amy says:

    I love all of them but the Sunday school one is my favorite since I am a Sunday School teacher over at Elim Lutheran in Petaluma!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

  323. #323 - Anna says:

    I so very much was looking forward to your demo at Maker Faire, but it turned out we couldn't make it after all. Instead, we have been moving house and are planning a somewhat itinerary summer. That means I would LOVE the Pink Motel book reader/calendar book. I can keep track of where we need to be, what camp/class is when for our daughter, and remind myself when our piles of library books are due.

    Thanks for the entry!

  324. #324 - Monica says:

    I missed you at the Maker Faire. We went on Sunday for my fifth year! I would choose the slide rule book or Pink motel because I love the cover! My first comment but I have been looking at your great site for awhile now!

  325. #325 - cakegirl says:

    There are all so great that it would be hard to decide. For me it would be between Life begins at Forty and The Pink Motel.

  326. #326 - Jennifer says:

    awesome. i love the little red book and the poker book. SO wish i could've been at maker faire!

  327. #327 - ROLLERWRITER says:

    Little red book-I am a library volunteer and love the idea of a journal book with that yummy cover and graphic paper inside. Of course the pro/con one would come in handy and maybe prompt me to make better choices. Love your books!

  328. #328 - Viv says:

    I love what you do! One day I hope to make it to Maker Faire. I checked out your tutorial and hope to try my hand at one in the future, until then I'd love to have one you made.

  329. #329 - studiodax says:

    What a great idea… I was at the Faire, but didn't get to visit you – definitely my loss! As for the giveaway, I love the Poker book – I'm always up for a little gamble!

  330. #330 - Jes says:

    I love the poker one, probably because no one would expect it to be mine! Sneaky!

  331. #331 - woolywoman says:

    You will love Good Mail Day. I buy a lot of books, and I think it is the very nicest one on mail art out there.

    Hmmm, if I won the giveaway, I would choose friends and Neighbors, because it is a sweet sentiment, and it would remind me of my lovely 2nd grade teacher, who taught us those two words for the I before e rule of spelling. She was a lovely woman.

  332. #332 - noella says:

    woow would really love to win these books! fingers crossed :)

  333. #333 - Rachel Ann says:

    I love the vintage coves! I just hate to chop up a book once I find one – I've only managed to do it once :0)

  334. #334 - aj says:

    (arrived via CRAFT)…Very very cool, will be trawling the antique books at garage sales this weekend to have a go. Would love the Slide Rule Notebook to add to my collection of Maths geekery!

  335. #335 - Kelly K. says:

    My first pick would be the Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook. If I don't win, I think I may just follow your tutorial to make my own.

    kellykrupka at yahoo dot com

  336. #336 - Julie Ann says:

    Oh! These are all wonderful!! I would choose the Poker book to give to my finacee- he just finished building his own poker table! (Click here if you'd like to see a picture.. http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=30689906&id=1282681357)

  337. #337 - AscenderRisesAbove says:

    I saw you… did you see me? I have a geek in the family who would love 3. Slide Rule/Notebook

  338. #338 - Letterpress says:

    Stunts and Tumbling for Girls is a crack-up, and since I'm exercise-adverse, I thought it would be fun to have something to remind me to Get Going.

    As a long-time reader of your blog, I wanted to say thanks for your creativity. These books are typical of the high-quality ideas you write about that inspire me. Thanks!

  339. #339 - {B} says:

    Loving the "Slide Rule" notebook! :)

  340. #340 - Sarah says:

    I was at Maker Faire, but missed your tutorial. Reused stuff makes my favorite crafts! I really like the Pink Motel calender.

  341. #341 - Hannah says:

    I really like the project. I love old books and to see the covers used in such a creative way is awesome. I really loved/ would pick the Sunday school book. I loved the cover and think that the versatility of the notebook is something that is really fun. I could use it for a planner and for a note pad all in one.

  342. #342 - christyanthemum says:

    I tried *desperately* to get to your demo at Maker Faire this weekend, but I was stuck at our booth… :( Boo! Oh the perils of being a Maker (well, in this case, being on a friend's R/C helicopter Maker team). I was so bummed out and hope to see a video of the tutorial. I would SO love book #8! Thanks, as always, for your amazing blog and for being so damn generous with your creativity!! Makes me want to quit my day job and hide away and craft, craft, craft myself (further) into the poorhouse…. ;)

  343. #343 - Kathryn Hansen says:

    #3~ Slide Rule/Notebook. that one just really stood out to me!

    Thanks so much!!

  344. #344 - MB says:

    Neat idea!
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.
    mbabecka@gmail.com

  345. #345 - MH says:

    I would choose the slide rule one, because my boyfriend's a math professor and obsessed with them!

  346. #346 - BonBon says:

    I love the "Life Begins at Forty" book because: (1) I am over 40; (2) I love red; (3) My birthday is in July. I had to miss Maker Faire because I am waiting for knee replacement surgery, and I would use the notebook to document my recovery!

  347. #347 - .:Carola }i{:. says:

    WOW, quite honestly I would be happy with any, but I like the graphic inside the number 2. Little Red Book/Calendar Planner :-)

    Thanks for sharing and I hope I will be one of the luck ones! :-)

  348. #348 - Lauren says:

    wow, popular post ;)
    i'd go for the first one, the sunday school notebook, 'cos it's just gorgeous, looks like it has a story and i could use the pages for my doodles and jewellery designs! :)
    sorry though, couldnt be at the faire. I'm rather far away ;)

  349. #349 - Papercrow says:

    I like them all, but If I could choose- the Little Red Book.

  350. #350 - arlene says:

    My hubby, kids and I drove down to Maker Faire two years ago. It was the best, most inpiring holiday we have ever had. The 4000+ mile drive was worth it!!!
    I love your books and your site. I feel like a winner every time you share your awesome tutorials and patterns to print off. So, thank you for all that!
    I'd love the Little Red Book/Calendar. They are all so gorgeous!
    arlene from artdeme42@gmail.com

  351. #351 - Dianne says:

    The Pink Motel is what I would choose. I use a calendar so it would be practical. I have a pink thing. And Weekly Reader takes me back to grade school. A loong time ago.

  352. #352 - Lindsay says:

    It was actually the original tutorial that brought me to your blog to begin with. I was combing the net for unique, vintage inspired ideas for my impending wedding and thought I could use the idea for our guest book. Alas, after weekends at local antique and thrift stores, I haven't found anything as worthy as the "sunday school library book" option. It looks to be very nearly one of our colors (dark blue, light blue, mossy green)! exciting!

  353. #353 - Christine says:

    There are so many to choose from! Wow…it's so great that you are giving these away!
    If I won, I would choose the first one: Sunday School notebook.

    These are so creative and beautiful.

  354. #354 - Raye Marie says:

    I LOVE these! The life begins at forty would be totaly fitting, but I really like the little red book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  355. #355 - Linda says:

    This DIY is on my list of things to do. It perfectly fits my likes for a good cover for a planner or notebook. But I would be more than happy to win an original :) I like the "Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook" for its old world look and feel. There's something about it. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  356. #356 - ARaDA says:

    These are all so awesome! My favourite is "Life begins at forty", b/c…well, I'm in my forties and this feels good :).
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Anne

  357. #357 - Claire says:

    that's a difficult choice! I love the sunday school book and the friends and neighbors book.

    Such a great idea!

  358. #358 - Flier Judit says:

    I love all of them! I would choose the Little Red Book. It's beautiful.

  359. #359 - jodi @ back40life says:

    love the life begins at 40 journal…I just love the cracker box detailing inside!

    sounds like a great faire…sc is just a little too far to drive, though ;)

  360. #360 - AF says:

    Gah! Almost impossible to pick a favorite. But I might choose the Friends and Neighbors. Love the life begins at 40 though too!

  361. #361 - julie says:

    great books. i would pick the sunday school library book. love the old book covers. reminds me of when i was little and played school with my grandfather's old school books. i make regular trips to our recycling center and always stop to go through the container of discarded books to look for old textbooks.
    hillikayathotmaildotcom

  362. #362 - Manda says:

    I would have to say the Slide Rule Notebook because I love the idea of hiding a top spiral notebook in another book. It's secretive and more than just a notebook incased in a book…

  363. #363 - Les is more says:

    oh my! I'd choose that daring book with the lady tumblers! No doubt!

    Thank you!

  364. #364 - amyg says:

    Oooh! I love the little red book planner/calender. You are so creative!!!

  365. #365 - Mommy in the Making says:

    OH my goodness! How to choose?! And I can't believe how many comments you have here! But I'll cross my fingers anyhow :) I would choose the sunday school notebook because it's freggin adorable. And because I always need a new small notebook!

    Amanda
    amanda.rose.walker@gmail.com

  366. #366 - amyelizabeth says:

    I'm having a hard time deciding between the Little Red Book with the graphics and the Poker book! Both are great and I've been searching for a unique calendar/planner for awhile. Wish I could've seen the demo in person!

  367. #367 - CMN says:

    Oh wow! So difficult to narrow down preference to two… LOL! I guess that just goes to show that there's a little bit of a notebook-addict in all of us, wouldn't you say? :-)

    However, I'm going to say… um…
    1 – The Slide Rule notebook (love the contrast between the side-open book and the top-open spiral bind notebook)

    2 – The Tumbling guide for Girls (great idea to use a Pros & Cons notepad inside!)

  368. #368 - konstnärssjäl says:

    Wow! You are such an inspiration! I love what you are doing, and I hope that also I can live my dream later on in life! The notebooks were great, my favorites are Friends and Neighbors and of course The Pink Motel, so hard to decide! Good luck to you!

  369. #369 - donnaj says:

    What cool books-and a great giveaway~count me in~
    thanks!

  370. #370 - space cadet says:

    The slide rule simplified would be a good choice for me because I work in a geeky job. But I also like the sunday school library book. Decisions. Decisions.

  371. #371 - Libby Barker says:

    If Christmas could come early, I would be all over that Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook!

    It is so simple but SO intricate… the teal reminds me of a classic car on a summer day… windows down of course… I just love the idea of having a handmade journal as I begin my days with Jesus.

    Peace & JOY! :)

  372. #372 - blue eyed night owl says:

    Wow, this is amazing! Thanks for giving them away!
    My favorite is the Stunts and Tumbling for Girls/Pros and Cons Notebook.

    Thanks again,
    blueberrybutterscotch[at]gmail[dot]com

  373. #373 - Toni D says:

    Awesome, will need to try my hand at something like this. If I won I'd either choose the life begins at forty book for my friend who has recently reached this young age, or the beautiful red book, cause it's my fave and generic.

  374. #374 - GABY says:

    Please enter me!! I'd like to win the Secrets of Modern Poker/Calendar Planner with Ace bookmark, because its so cool and original!

    magabygc AT gmail.com

  375. #375 - Amy says:

    Love all of them but I'd probably choose the Friends and Neighbors one as I actually write lots of letters and it would be well used.

  376. #376 - Amy says:

    Oh, from the last comment, my email is amylovestexas at gmail dot com

  377. #377 - kisieltruskawkowy says:

    I love Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook cause it's so cute!!

    asia19-9[at]o2[dot]pl

  378. #378 - Cannaria says:

    every single book you made is so cool! but I have to pick one, so I choose "secret of modern poker".

    ladyvogue_cannaria(at)yahoo(dot)com

  379. #379 - Annika says:

    I would choose The Pink Motel Weekly Reader Book/Calendar Planner with Bookmark, because it's so cute and girly.

    tupzunaator(at)gmail.com

  380. #380 - fenek says:

    ohh, over 200 comments.

    If I should win, I would choose the pro and contra book. I would choose it because its for girls an I am a girl. Therefore its difficult to decide for me and I realy realy need this book couse I wanna make good and well reflected desicions :o)

    If you want to contact me, I`m from Germany and this is my Email-Adress: nina_beziak@yahoo.de

  381. #381 - avalonne83 says:

    Great! I like the Little Red Book/Calendar Planner with funky graphic detail (No. 2). I love graphics and design…

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

  382. #382 - Anonymous says:

    A wonderful project I'm going to try! Love them all but the Poker one really grabs me.

  383. #383 - Tara says:

    Love the Pink Motel – Pink's my fave color!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  384. #384 - Joyson says:

    I would like to win the calendar planner with funky graphics design coz I love graphics! :)

    bugs dot bittle23 at gmail dot com

  385. #385 - Kate says:

    These are so cool! My favourite is definitely the second one, the Little Red Book, I LOVE the funky interior. LOVE it.

  386. #386 - biggirlssweets says:

    The Sunday School book is so stunningly beautiful. So tactile and luscious. Love a good textured book!
    My Goodness Gracious (MGG), I am IN LOVES with you Cathe Holden – only just discovered your BLOODY BRILLIANT BLOG via ::Craft and your super-duper cigar boxes. I have now caught up with ALL your posts and am totally addicted to you. Not in a creepy way! In an admiring- loving-jeez louise-we are SO into the same things-awestruck way! Rest assured, please. You're wickedly good.

  387. #387 - jessica says:

    Little Red Book/Calendar Planner or Sunday School Library Book/Small Notebook or Slide Rule/Notebook

  388. #388 - Lisa says:

    Stunts and Tumbling for Girls would be my first choice because the pro/con list is so fun. But the Slide Rule book would be a close second.

  389. #389 - Dhesh says:

    Love the Red Book. It has an awesome design on the cover.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

  390. #390 - rhaindropz says:

    If I won I would choose the Pink Motel book, because i love pink!!!

    and i love to write =) short stories and poems =)

  391. #391 - asuka says:

    Aww, they're lovely!

    It's completely hard to choose, but I think it would be "Friends and Neighbors" one. I love carousels. ^^

    (E-mail: so.kitsch [at gmail dot com])

  392. #392 - KerowynA says:

    Oooo, pick me, pick me! I especially love the funky planner/calendar and the slide rule book (it speaks to my inner geek) but any of them would be so fun to win.

    Thanks for running such a talented and generous blog.

  393. #393 - onetoughcupcake says:

    OHMIGOODNESS, these are awesome. i would pick the slide rule book because I REALLY TRULY USE A SLIDE RULE. my office is a kind of refuge for all sorts of equipment that has been replaced by battery-operated instruments. they're just so charming.

    good work on the craftiness!
    onetoughcupcake at gmail.

  394. #394 - Qrious says:

    (second attempt to comment so apologies if this appears twice)

    Thanks for offering the Giveaway! Tough choices but I can't seem to take my eyes off the cover of "Mrs. J.H.Ewing's Tales" (Sunday School Library Notebook). "Life Begins at Forty" would be the runner-up for a very good reason this year.
    qriouscrafter(at)yahoo(dot)com

  395. #395 - maymay says:

    youre books are just so wonderful! i would choose the sunday school one, just because of the cover and because its plain, it can be used my drawing book. i like the little red one and the stunts and tumbling too! i love how its a pro/cons book.

  396. #396 - Anonymous says:

    i love the pink model!

    BOGFAIRY@YAHOO.COM

  397. #397 - Corky says:

    I absolutely adore the Pink Motel book, but I keep my calendar, etc, in an electronic format so if I won, I would love to win the Life Begins at Forty notebook. I would love to offer it as a gift to my adorable daughter in law on her next birthday.

  398. #398 - lynmcf says:

    These are such fun. I have linked to your tutorial on my blog.

  399. #399 - Design Avenue says:

    Where do you get your old books at? I have been looking everywhere for a planner that I like and I came to the same problem as you. This is the perfect solution.

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  402. #400 - Anita Tinlin says:

    No. 1 because I used to love to go to Sunday school in order to go to our church library. I got to bring home one book each week and I usually selected something from the Uncle Wiggly series.

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  404. #401 - Donna says:

    I love the book journals pictured above. I clicked on the link for the tutorial, but there is nothing there. Is there another link to the tutorial? I would love to see how you made them and maybe make some of my own!