Monday, March 10, 2008

A little catch up

I am finally feeling better! yay! Of course, once I go see what state my laundry and kitchen are in I just might go back to bed anyway! Oh well, the rest was delightful and much needed.

I did a bit of catching up on some stampin projects today. I had promised some gifts to my downline so I made some mini notebooks. These are easy to make and totally cute! The notebooks are 3 x 5 inches. I used Stampin' Up!'s purely pomegranate cardstock to wrap around the notebook. I cut it to 5-1/4 x 6-1/4 and scored it on the long side at 3 inches in from each end. That gave me a little box side for the notebook to snuggle into. I glued the notebook in with SU!'s new Liquid Tombow glue. This stuff is awesome! We used it at the calendar class on Friday night and, I just fell in love with it! It is liquid so you can move it around, but it adheres and dries super quick without getting stiff! I cut a piece of Cutie Pie Designer paper to 2-3/4 x 5 inches and stuck that on the front. I wrapped a piece of pomegranate around the notepad to make a belly band. When you do this, make sure you don't make it too snug. You want to be able to put it back on after you take it off. I wrapped a strip of pomegranate stitched ribbon around the belly band leaving a loop on the right side for a pen to slip in to. I layered a white scallop under two 5 petal flower punches and held them together with a rhinestone brad. I stuck the flower combo on with some dimensionals. I think they look really cute in person and I hope my downline members like them!

My other project today was for my good friend Katie. She asked me to make some pins for her kids. They are preschool age and just starting to dress themselves. I thought it was a cute idea! I knew my All in the Family set would be perfect for this. I stamped the little boy and girl in basic black and colored them in with my markers. The words are stamped with the rough edge alphabet. I used a Marvy 3" circle punch to punch them out. It was a quick easy project. I hope her kids like them.

My next project is dinner. Yay. My DH is working the shuttle launch so, I'm on my own tonight. Too bad I already used up the pizza money for the month!

1 comment:

Debbie Olson said...

These notebooks are just darling! I bet your downline loved them!