Sunday, February 5, 2012
Sharing a Gift....
Hi gang, just a quick post to share with you something that I created a couple of weeks ago for a friend of mine. She is always doing something good for me and I wanted to show her my appreciation. This is an easel calendar/notepad that I created using the wonderful calendar months that I picked up in a blog hop with the talented gals from Create with TLC . Paulette at TLC is always so generous with her art and creations and when we hopped we were able to see the wonderful inspiration from each of the design team and receive these beautiful digital stamps for each month. I have two of my dear friends on Paulette's team, Marsha at Stamping Down South and Carla at Carla's Stamping Spot . If you are not familiar with these ladies, please go by and say hello.
Here is another month:
For my base, I used a piece of GKD's chocolate cut at 6 by 11 and then I scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 to create my easel part. I then cut a piece of textured plum Bazzil card stock for my easel front, mounting a piece of My Mind's Eye design paper which I had stamped with some flourishes from Inkadinkado. I loved that the design paper already had such a wonderful sentiment attached to it "You look lovely today". A satin bow and heart charm and the front was ready for each month. Each stamp is slightly different in size, so when putting them into word (where I was able to get 6 on each sheet of card stock) I made sure to size each of them the same width so that they would be consistent, even if the height was slightly different. I then cut them with the scalloped rectangle die and used pop dots to mount them onto another piece of the plum card stock.
I used my markers, distress inks, gems and stardust pen to color each of these. It was so much fun making this. I also stamped the same flourish onto a bag and then packaged all of the remaining months into it for her to keep them together until needed. The silver clip is easily changed as the first of each month comes around.
PS, I saw on Carla and Marsha's blogs that TLC will be having another blog hop on the 18th of this month, you don't want to miss it , as I am positive there will be lots more goodies to go around. Stop by TLC if you haven't lately.
Thanks for the visit.....now off to watch the Super Bowl.