Monday, August 29, 2011
My favorite part of making a card is sending it to someone I care about. There are six ladies who I worked with for several years who are enjoying their fall in a new way. They are not returning to their classrooms. I made this tribute card to celebrate how I'm a fan of theirs.
The main image is a fan created by priscillastyles. It is one from CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenges. It's been colored with colored pencils. Behind the image you can see I made my own background paper too featuring a piece of Cherry Cobbler paper stamped with a rose image from Unity's June set using Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and the Sizzix Flourish Texture plate, it's subtle but a handmade touch. The top gingham paper is DCWV from the Kitchen collection.
I've started collecting and using digi images and have a new challenge, how to store them. Any ideas?
Thanks for looking.
Friday, August 26, 2011
This post begins as I finished reading a great book called One Simple Act, written by Debbie Macomber which was uplifting and inspirational. Here's a link to her webpage about the book.
One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
One of the thoughts she shared was the idea of a gratitude journal. I thought this was a perfect idea and decided to use it as the theme of altered journals. I created a set of four which were packaged and mailed to be exchanged today. Hope you enjoy taking a closer look.
Gratitude Journal Sets
Included with each of the altered notebooks is a bookmark and baggie with some coordinating tabs and embellishments.
The pages in the book were a great place to stamp some of my overlooked sets and ink colors.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you would.
|The Altered Journal Sets|
|Inside the Front Cover|
|Inside the Back Cover- A Pocket|
Stamps: Spring Song; Close to Nature; Cats Pajama letter set
Paper: DCVW Flower Shop and coordinates
Accessories: Ribbons from my stash :); Nestablities Labels, Eyelet