Friday, August 7, 2009
Playing house... (a sneaky peek)
Hey all! I received my new Fall/Winter Idea Books and SOTMs that will be coming available this Fall/Winter. I just had to play... this is created using the SOTM for November, called Around the Block. It's so whimsical and cute. I could even see it used for spooky Halloween layouts, or cover the roof with Liquid Applique and a little glitter for snow and use it for Winter ideas... fun!
I have a Workshop Club going right now and it's mostly made up of people from the occasional workshops I've held in the past. I got (them) in the habit of giving away a door prize, so now they all look forward to the draw. I totally forgot about it last time, so I owe one of them a gifty. I used to give away duplicate stamp sets I had on hand, but I'm pretty much out of those right now, so they will have to settle for some hand-made gifties. This project is going in the door-prize gifty pile... lol.
I got the idea for this note holder from Rebecca from this blog post. You should go check out her awesome work. I really love her most recent post of a gift for the Teacher! Cute!!!
I had the notepads I used from quite a while ago, with plans to make something with them that never materialized. I don't even remember what the project was exactly, but it was something along these lines with a holder for them. Rebecca's post inspired me to doing something with them... well, at least one of them. They were 8" x 5" lined notepads that I purchased at Staples and had them cut them in half for me for a small fee, giving me a bunch of notepads measuring 8" x 2.5".
I grabbed the Boom-Di-Ada papers for this project mostly because they were sitting out from the other day and thought the colorful papers would be fun to use. I was getting a little worried that it was going to be way too busy, but in the end I think it all works. ;)
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Around the Block, Thank You, Soul Mates, and Summer Sweetness stamp sets; Boom-Di-Ada level 2 paper pack; Olive, Hollyhock, Colonial White, Buttercup, and Black cardstock; Black and Crystal Blue inks; Water brush; White gel pen, and Black journal pen (SU); Black brads; 1 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); Threading Water edge punch (Fiskars); Foam tape, Velcro dot, lined notepad, and Sticky notes (other).