Have you ever had a vision of a finished project and just couldn't get it to work out? I know I have. Sometimes after I have struggled with something for a while I find the best thing to do is to just walk away from it. Or, let it get buried on my craft table. ;o) I had pulled out this black 'pocket' a while ago and tried to make it work and it just didn't. I found it this week while I was cleaning up and decided to give it another go round. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The pocket is from the SU pockets and pieces (pg 179 of the current catty). Frankly, there are SO many pieces in this packet that I don't think I will ever run out! I stuck the pocket together with sticky strip to keep it from coming apart. Snail just wasn't strong enough. The front is made with Rose Red designer paper, basic black, and rose red cardstock all layered. I stamped the LOVE with white craft and colored in the letters with the VersaMarker. The definition is stamped in black. I used a flower from the pretties along with an Ice rhinestone. I saw this staple idea in one of my scrap mags and decided to try it instead of leaves. What do you think? I kind of like it. I had to balance it out with a staple in the other corner....ocd or something...The black pocket is stamped with the French Flair in white. I added some pieces of white cardstock for "notes" and stapled a punched heart to each one. I sponged the edges of the "notes" with rose red to tie it all together. I added "NoTeS" in white and stuck the front piece on with dimensionals. I am planning on filling this with notes to my sweetie. I think the part I like the best about this project is the white flair on the black pocket. I really gives it depth and texture. Almost like an embossed leather wallet.
I am supposed to be helping at the school today but my car is STILL in the shop. I just got off the phone with "Steve the mechanic" and he gave me the great news of $850. yikers! Here is a bit of advice for you all. 1. never let your husband shop for a car alone 2. never buy a car that has been marked down from $8000 to $2500 because it only needs a new battery and some belts. "Such a deal I have for you..." LOL Live and learn and hopefully enjoy the ride!