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Hope, these look fabulous.

One of my favourite quotes: Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Cecil Beaton

Thanks, Nicola

I saw this quote JUST this morning and it spoke volumes to me!!!

"When they attack you & you notice that you love them with all your heart, your work is done." - Byron Katie.

Those mini books of yours are just gorgeous - and all the work you put into packaging them up!!! Wish I was in the swap....hope I'm lucky :)

What a fun swap, and an adorable book. Love the packaging!! Here is a quote I really like...People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Thich Nhat Hahn

I try to embrace a positive attitiude and this reminds me to do that!

"One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better and the universe a little brighter because I was important to a child".

Your journal books are wonderful and I would be honored to win one!
One of my favorite quotes is:
“The only thing you live to regret are the risks you didn't take”
Thanks for you blog!

these are exceptionally tremendous, thank you muchly for sharing your process! :)

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion”
Henry David Thoreau

Your mini book is so cute! Love your blog.

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll have to be a horrible warning."

Catherine Aird..

I love this quote! It reminds me to lighten up and not take life to seriously...and that no one is perfect, especially me. ;]

Thanks so much for the giveaway! xo

these mini-journals look so cute!

one of my favorite quotes:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hello! I LOVE this! Here's my all time fav quote:

Ring the bell that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering.
There's a crack that shows in everything-
that's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

*Just to sweeten the deal, should I be luckey enough to win, I will send you something equally delightful in return. I make zines and the like too. Reciprocity, it's a good thing!

*sigh* That last comment with the Leonard Cohen quote was me. I guess I signed in wrong, somehow.

super cute books. my favorite quote is

LIFE may not be the PARTY we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well DANCE....

I posted this quote on my blog recently,

and I think it is so well said, here it is:

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
/Martin Luther King Jr.

Take care!

One of my favorite quotes is,

' "The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace." '
- Numbers 6:24-26

I love what you've done! One of my faves quotes is "home is where my family is". ♥

These little books are so cute, I love them!

Here is one of my favorite quotes...

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint", then my all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh

Well behaved women rarely make history! - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Those books are gorgeous. Just came across this quote the other day and loved it:

"Stop being a weenie & just go make something. Judge its value after you finish & before you share." -- Frank Chimero

I want to think again of dangerous and nobel things
I want to be light and frolicsome
I want to improbable, beautiful, and afraid of nothing
as though I had wings. - Mary Oliver

What a great little book. I love the theme! I would like to try and attempt to make them one of these days.

My favorite quote is "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"- Picasso.

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." from The Princess Bride

I love that movie and can watch it over and over. True love always wins (or at least I like to think that).

"Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes" - Unknown

"Cluster together like stars." Henry Miller. What a great mini journal & love the packaging. Thanks!

HOLY CRAP those are too cute! That's not my favorite quote so please don't enter me in your giveaway. :-)

xoxo and peep!

One of my favorite quotes is "Women who behave never make history."
Your mini books are so cute!!! Your endless stream of ideas is truly amazing!

Be still my heart! I would love to win one of your creations. Thank you so much for the chance!!


Eee! this is soo cute!

"Reader, I married him." I just love "Jane Eyre".

Ok, it doesn't look like my comment took. Darn computer. These are sooo cute, Hope!

My favorite quote is: "Reader, I married him." as I am a Jane Eyre fan...

Hope, I absolutely love your journals...would love to be as talented as you! :) I thought of another favorite quote of mine, which seems so appropriate for you and for another talented artist who I know so well!

...Laughter is timeless.
Imagination has no age.
And dreams are forever. (Walt Disney)

what super sweet little books! what a fun swap, too. and a quote:

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost." --Martha Graham

Your journals are d'bomb!

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once."


Hope, I adore your style and look forward to your blog posts! One of my favorite quotes is from Winnie the Pooh, "If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.”

Oh Hope! I would *LOVE* to win one of your journals!
Also - I look forward to seeing you at Rachel's event in September. It ought to be so much fun. :)

My favorite quote is: "Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible".
Author unknown.

Hope, your journals look so lovely and so very you which just adds to their loveliness. Favourite quote, hmmm, I think is this one from Marc Chagall,
"in our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. it is the colour of love."

a favorite quote of mine is I can only please one person at a time, Today is not your day!
Ha,ha! Susan

I love your mini book. I would be pleased to win especially since my BD is on the 24-hint, hint. My favorite quote is:from Ecc. " to everything there is a season... After winter comes the spring."

Hope...these are so wonderful. I love how you add sweet little touches that make something delightful even more special! I am definitely taking note and learning how to add delight to things I am involved in. Thank you for the inspiration. Now to figure out how to get in the next swap with you!!! LOL!! This is one of my favorite quotes...
"Love is a little word; people make it big." Unknown
Thank you for the chance to win such a precious little prize!

Very cute! Those are awesome.
Favourite quote

"If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating."
-Sylvia Plath


This is my favorite quote :
Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try
Thanks for the giveaway.

My Fav quote is "Well-behaved women rarely make history." Marilyn Monroe

One of my favourite quotes is from my mum: 'Everything always works out in the end'. It does help when you're fretting about something, and it reminds me of another favourite saying: 'This too shall pass', to remember that life is impermanent. ~Sara

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm. but how to dance in the rain" Seems I say that frequently lately! Thanks for the give away. The books are really nice!

Another cute book! This is a quote I have on my desk: "Live, think, and act for today. Tomorrow may be too late."

One of my favorite quotes is by Rilke:
"Why have to be human?
Because being here amounts to so much,
because all this here and now so fleeting seems to require us
and strangely concerns us.”

I would so love to win this giveaway - your journals are a treasure! I love how sweetly you packaged them :)


Was reading this and thinking that I would LOVE to have one of these neat little books!!! 2 fave (simple) quotes..."this too shall pass" and "less is more".

I love the mini-book! I made the something similar in my kiddies class (I teach English as a foreign language to primary school kids) with collage and color themes. That was fun. I just stumbled across this quote recently:

"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."

-Alan Alda

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
— Maya Angelou

Your little books are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Wow! I love what you've done for your swap! Please toss my name in the hat! One of my favorite quotes is by me! Is that a bit cocky, or what? lol...Well, I love it... ; )
"A smile costs me nothing to give, but it becomes a treasure to those who receive it"
Lotus Vele

Wow...these are so sweet! One of my favorite quotes is, " It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop." Confucius

What a perfect little book. I love all of your creations. My favorite qoute is: Better to keep your mouth closed and appear to be a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-Mark Twain
So many times I wish I had heeded THAT advice.

What a fabulous little set!
"What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows"- Alex Stoddard

I'm enjoying reading all of the previous quotes in everyone's comments. My favorite quote is...
"Don't worry about what people think. They don't do it very often" (unknown)
Thanks for the chance to win a mini journal!

So sweet - I love your style.

Today you are you
it is truer than true
there is no one alive
that is youer than you.
-Dr. Seuss

Hope, your little books are so beautiful and I just love the packaging you have put together! Not surprised as all your artwork is nothing short of wonderful!!
My favourtite quote is:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take...But by the number of moments that take our breath away.
-author unknown-

How fun! I have a little book of favorite quotes, and most of them are about friendship! Here is one: "One comes from friends... with a high sense of elation and the brimming adequacy of life...the keen thoughts, the trains of arguments, the pregnant thoughts that spring so spontaneously to mind." - Randolph Bourne

I read this quote in a book I am currently reading and to really moved me--Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.-William Wordswork, ODE:

"...you may have tangible wealth untold:
caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
richer than i you can never be-
i had a mother who read to me." strickland gillilan

your mini journals are very creative. thank you for the opportunity.

"Insanity is to repeat the same thing over and over again and expect different results." Albert Einstein
Mini books are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing

There beautifull!

''All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.''

eat out or starve in

this is very true in my home

"some people wear their heart up on their sleave i wear mine underneath my right pant leg strapped to my boot" by Ani DiFranco. I never listen to her music but wow, her lyrics are really amazing.

Kinda like your book. :)

Seriously, I love it. Thanks for sharing how you put it together!

"Wherever you go, There you are!" and my second favorite is "Life is an art and you are the painter, the sculptor, the seamstress of your own tapestry".(authors unknown)

Please include my name for one of your wonderful little books! Thanks, Cocoa

it's so hard to choose just one quote.
so maybe I'll go for words that I've been repeating to myself lately:
"The maxim 'Nothing byt perfection' may be spelled 'Paralysis'." /Winston Churchill/

I always love what you do! One of my favourite quotes:

"Be happy. It is one way of being wise." Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


Hope...you inspire me so much. Thank you for all your posts. Here is a quote I love...."I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.". Helen Keller

Hope, these little books are totally, tinially (not a word, but as in "tiny") SUBLIME...oh, your work! How I would love to win one! In the meantime, I'm loving all the previous quotes. My favorite quote: "Barns burned down...now I can see the moon." Masahide xox

My favorite is "She refused to be bored, chiefly because she wasn't bored." Zelda Fitzgerald said it, but I wish I had. :) I'm obsessed with these little lovely books!

I stopped breathing for a moment, Hope. What an absolute relief that I'm in the swap. Hold on. Got to get up to do a happy dance.
I'm back.
You don't have to put my name in for the giveaway as I'm already participating in the swap, but as for one of my favorite quotes...
"Be the change you want to see in the world."

I love quotes, so many favorites.
Today, I love Louisa May Alcott's quote from Work: A Story of Experience.

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain."

Love your minis! The quote I try to practice in my life:
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love the mini books. I have my fav quote on my fridge so it greets me every day. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work...Thomas Edison. My son also has a magnet quote he put on the fridge "Isnt there anything good to eat in here?"....he is 16 with a hollow leg and there is nothing in the fridge because he inhales it all!

Wow - stumbled here by accident - so glad I found you

My favourite quote at the moment is:

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
— Anaïs Nin

Love and light x

Love, love, love your mini books. I made one for a swap a few years ago and it was such fun to make and really impressed people. I am late to enter, but just wanted to say kudos to you!


just getting around to blog hopping and i'm so glad to have stopped by tonight - i can hardly wait to get your little journal in the mail from michelle. they are fabulous hope ! we'll see what is does to prompt me to journal - since you know i'm not into that (yet) Hee Hee.

Thanks for your contribution to this swap!

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