Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ahhhh!!! I can't stop ...

When I say I can't stop, I'm not kidding!!  I spent a couple of weekends making notebooks :)  Here are some others that I made ... all together I've made 30!!  The best part is that I was able to use a bunch of scraps that I had left from cards I made ... how cool is that!?

Here's a close up and more neatly stacked :)

So far, I've kept it easy and simple and embossed the cover ... however, I'd like to decorate it another way, so I see more notebook making in the future ;)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Anniversary card ...

It been at least a couple of years since I've wanted to buy some of the Simon Says Stamp products. Well, I finally took the plung last month!  Yup, I finally placed an order ... actually, I've placed 2, but the 2nd one was on Ranger products ... they were having a sale :)

So, I use the Small Love You and Floating Hearts craft dies from Simon Says Stamps on the anniversary card that I made for hubbie.  The Small Love You die is Kristina Werner's handwriting ... just love her handwriting and her ... she's so talented!!  She also designed the Floating Hearts die.

Well, here's the card ... FYI, the You Mean the World to Me die is from My Favorite Things.

I wanted to do something in the inside of the card, so I thought it would be nice to use the Floating Hearts die somehow.  It suddenly came to me to cut enough out, so it became a frame; and I would be able to write a message in the middle :)

I even used a few of the remaining pieces to decorate the envelope, which I made with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  I just love that envelope punch board ... it makes it so easy to make a matching envelope for cards :)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Notebooks ...

After seeing a "Make It Monday" video on Nichole Heady's website ( showing how to make notebooks, I decided to give it a try :)  Here's my first notebook ... I decided to make it simple and just emboss the cover.

I selected 3 shades of pink and cut the paper to 2 3/4"x4 1/4" and stamp "just a little note." on each page using a different frame for each shade of pink.

My first "customer" was my mom :)  Sight unseen, she asked for one as she wanted to keep one in her purse, so she had something to take down a number or make a note.  I gave her this one ...  

Here's a picture of the back and the pages ... I left the pages blank for this one.

However, after talking to her, I learned she preferred a smaller one, so I decided to make one half the size (2 1/8"x2 3/4") of the 1st one I made for her.  She found the smaller one really cute ... me too!

I must admit this brings back old memories ... I remember making little notebooks when I was younger except they were not as nice ... just a bunch of cut paper held together by staples.  At one point, I said to my mom "I really like paper." ... her response "I know ... ever since you were little."  I guess some things just don't change :)