One of the blogger challenges was to do a sympathy card. I, thankfully, have not had much need for these cards. I'm sure I will in the future. You know...One of those "circle of life things" so I was happy to make one. I used the M3 to color the image on the stamp and then stamped it onto whisper white cardstock. I colored in the image by dipping my blender pen into my pastels and coloring with that. It gives it a faux watercolor effect. I used a sponge dauber to rub some bashful blue chalk around the image to soften it up. I roughed up the edges of the white paper wtih my cutter kit and layered it onto a card base of kraft. The patterned paper is from catalogs past.
I have been making lots of these little mini albums lately. For the cover, I use left over chip board pieces from packages of designer paper or other packaging. I cover them with paper and then use my bind-it-all to punch holes and put the spiral binding on. This one has stamped pages as well. They are loads of fun to make and pretty inexpensive! I went to Staples and had them cut a whole ream of paper into difference sizes for the different books I wanted to make. That was a HUGE time saver! The ribbon on here is SU ribbon from the Holiday mini. It is SO yummy!! The paper is from a craft store somewhere. It is embossed and shimmery. It goes great with the ribbon! I used some hodgepodge hardward for the title and hand wrote Journal.