Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stamps Only Sunday

Good Morning!  It's a busy day for me today, so I have to be quick with my post.  I don't have a card to share with you today.  Yesterday I had some time to myself, which most people would covet and cherish.  Not me, I have too much time to myself during the week.  I need a job!  Anyway, Hollyanne and Levi were at my Mom's and Brendan went to a friends house - so I turned on my favorite tunes and altered a composition book.

I really had fun with this!  I used the sketch from Just Magnolia as inspiration for how to decorate the cover.  I am sending this to a friend of mine - I hope she likes green, because there sure is a lot of it!  I picked green because it's a calming color.  I was also inspired by Crazy 4 Challenges to use bling.  I think the rhinestones on the ribbon looks really good.

Here's the inside front cover.  I used a digital frame that I colored digitally before printing.  I imported the frame into my word program and sized it.  Then I added a text box in the center of the frame and added a Scripture verse.  Then I did something crazy....

I stamped the flower and swirly leaves on every single page of this journal.  Although in this picture the leaves look black, they really are green.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Very Vanilla (SU)
Paper:  The Olive Collection (Creative Memories)
Stamps/Ink:  Tilda w/Dale Carlia (Magnolia), Women of Life (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery (SU)
Copics:  B000, B95, B97, E00, E02, E34, E37, YG63, YG67, YR20, YR23
Tools:  Cricut, SCAL
Embellishments:  cream satin ribbon (Offray), rhinestones (Recollections)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Enjoy your Sunday.

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh Mel, this turned out beautiful. eeek! you stamped every page, and with a two color stamp!!!! It those little touches that shows the love you put into makig this special!!

1CardCreator said...

This is really beautiful Melissa! I loved that you stamped every page, what a special touch! ~Diane

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