Saturday, June 18, 2011

Altered Journals

Yesterday I worked on altering note pads, today I worked on journals. I'm thinking these will make good thank you gifts, so it's nice to have several on hand.
I started by covering all of the journals with some SU designer paper I have been hoarding. Yes I tend to hoard a lot of supplies ;)

I started the first journal by coloring one of my new Tilda stamps with copic markers and then got out my nesties to cut out the image and sentiment (SU - Hope Happens). To finish I added some ribbon, flowers and stickles.

The second journal I kept rather simple. I used my nesties to cut out the sentiment (ODB - Let Us Begin) then added some flowers to each corner and adhered it to the journal. I finished by adding some ribbon on the side and stickles for a little sparkle.

The last journal I started by coloring the little girls (SU - The Nicest Friends) with my copic markers. I cut out the image and sentiment (also from SU - The Nicest Friends) and matted them using my nesties. I added some ribbon along the side, then debated as to how to finish. Several hours later I decided to stamp some flowers with my GinaK "Bring the Bling" stamp set. After stamping I added some paper flowers and stickles for sparkle.
That's it for today's projects, wonder what I will work on tomorrow.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Altered Note Pads

I finally got to spend the whole day in my craft room, WOOHOO!! And what's even better is I actually got some things done.....HAPPY DANCE..... Since I couldn't decide which stamps I wanted to use, I pulled out some that needed a little love :-)
I started the day by covering the front of the note pads with some SU card stock I have been hoarding. For the first note pad I colored a new TGF stamp "Sassy Suzi" with my copic markers. Next step was pulling out my nesties to cut out the image, sentiment (GinaK Designs "Elegant Verses") and designer paper from my scrap bin. Also from GinaK Designs I used a couple stamps from the "Bring the Bling" set (which I am loving so much)to add some dimension . I colored my "Bling" with a Sakura Glaze Pen (so loving them as well). To finish the card I added some Bella Baubles.

The second and third note pad were started by coloring some TGF images I received from my new craft friend Brandy (Thank You Brandy) with my copic markers. Again I used my nesties to cut out the images, sentiments (from the SU "Favorite Thoughts" set) and SU designer paper. Once again I used the "Bring the Bling" set to stamp the flourishes and added Stickles and Glaze Pen coloring for dimension and sparkle.

Don't they look cute all together? Maybe I can get a couple more note pads and a journal or two done before bed time, that would be awesome!!