Thursday, August 21, 2008

August Stamp Club #1 and Another Award

Yeah, I know, I didn't come back yesterday. That's because I had nothin' for ya! I finally finished my Stamp Club projects around 1:00 a.m. and had to go to bed. I was slow moving, out of my stamping groove. The good news is that I now have today's project, plus two other cards, and Saturday's Sketch (not started yet). So, there will be blog posts a-plenty for the next few days.

Anyway, I'm back and I want to share with you a project that all of my club members will make at their first meeting, some this month, others next. I decided that I would showcase each of the three Style Watches from the new IB&C. Actually, I decided this after two of my cards already did that by accident. Such a good planner I am. For those of you who don't know, Style Watches are collections of coordinated products that emphasize a current trend. The three current Style Watches are Sweet Bella (a vintage, country type collection), Eastern Eclectic (floral theme with an Asian twist), and Silhouette (keeping with the current trend of silhouette prints and patterns).

The first project showcases the Sweet Bella Style Watch. This is a little notebook club members can use for their wishlists, to do lists, notes, whatever. Many of my gals have notebooks from last year that they may want to continue to use, so I thought I'd leave this one flexible. They can give it whatever title they want or stamp their name on it. The main image is embossed and watercolored with blender pens and classic inks. You can barely see it, but there are butterflies on the pink background. The words are stamped with Simple Serif alphabet in Riding Hood Red, and it's all tied up with that yummy new Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon. The club members will make this with 1/4-inch pink grosgrain though, since 10 yards won't be enough for all my club members, but I wanted to show off the new ribbon so I used it on the sample. The ribbon is attached with Sticky Strip. That adorable checkered paper is from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.

When you open up the notebook, there's a small pad of lined paper inside. It's the perfect size to record a Stampin' Up! wishlist on, use for a grocery list, or a to do list.
The notebook is from a 5x8-inch pad of paper purchased Office Max or Office Depot. They usually come in packs of 6 or 12. The store has a machine that will cut the pads in half to create little 2.5x8-inch pad of paper, perfect for making lists, lists, and more lists. Office Max has cut these for me at no charge. Yesterday, at Office Depot, they charged me, but it was super cheap, $1.50 to cut 12 pads in half.
Now, as much as I would like to think I'm brilliant enough to come up with this on my own...of course, I didn't. I first saw these little notebooks ages ago on Michelle Wooderson's blog. You may remember I made myself a handy one to keep all my internet logins and passwords on. You can see that one here. Sadly, those logins and passwords are still located on a stack of sticky notes next to my computer because I haven't made up the labels for them yet. Someday. At least my photography has improved slightly. Speaking of which, I just order a light tent off of Ebay. Now that school is resuming and the typical rainy, overcast days are looming, I figured I needed a way to take those late night photos.

{Sweet Bella Notebook recipe}
Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Simple Serif
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, black embossing powder, blender pens, sticky strip

Onto other news...While I was in California, Lynn Put left me an award on her blog. This is a fun trend. It just so happens, that every time I've gotten an award, I've been out of town. If that continues to be the case, I guess my next award should come around Christmas time.
I love the little logo for the award. It's so cute! Thanks, Lynn, for giving me this award. I {heart} your blog too. Have you visited Lynn's blog, The Queen's Scene? If not, what are you waiting for? She's got such fun ideas and makes the cutest cards, and I'm so excited she just joined the Great Swaps Girls 2 because now we get to swap together!
Here are the rules for playing:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
Since I've had a several awards in the last few months, I've nominated so many of the blogs I love already, so it's fun to be able to pick out blogs I haven't given other awards to yet. Here are my picks:
2. Charmaine at Oodabugalley
3. Beate at Fresh & Fun
5. Jen at I{heart}2Stamp
6. Julie at PoeticArtistry
7. Wendy at WeeBeeStampin'
Well, I guess I've made my blog quota for the day. Thanks to listening to my rambling.


Angie Tieman said...

Love this!! What a great project, your peeps will love it!

Pamela Smerker said...

Great project thanks so much for sharing! Love the way you decorate it!! Awesome job girlie!

Lynn said...

Awwww, your too sweet! Thanks for the wonderful compliments!
This project is fabulous! Lucky ladies in your club that get to make this!

peanutbee said...

What a SUPER adorable project! The girls in the club will have so much fun making these!

Lyn said...

It looks awesome! =) =)

Wendy said...

OMGosh Kim, your tablet is sooo cute!! I have a stamp get together next week and was looking for one more project and I think i've found it! (Thank you!) This is beautiful! You did a fabulous job! WOW,WOW,WOW! LOVE IT! :)

Julee from Verve said...

what a cool project! So cute. Thanks for the award! :)

Wendy said...

PS. I forgot to thank you for the award! I will be posting it on my blog tomorrow. Thanks again for thinking of me! :)

Have a great Friday!

Jenn D said...

This is darling. I may have to try this out. Thanks for the award. I'll get it posted in the next day or so.

Katie Renz said...

Love your little notepad. I did not know that you could get them cut - thanks for the info.

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