I have a special friend who is celebrating her birthday this week and to aid in the celebration I embellished a journal for her. She is a very talented writer and I'm hoping that this gift will give her hours of enjoyment. Target has a number of cute journals, but for this refined young lady I needed something a little less 'Lisa Frank' and a little more 'Vera Wang' if you know what I mean... Found a nice black leather bound book with a handy pocket in the back cover, so with it and a few black sparkly items from Micheal's... the book has a unique personal touch that I hope she'll enjoy! Only a sophisticated card would go with the embellished journal, so I created this 'A. Russ Original' to commemorate the special day!