August 11, 2011


Good morning to all of you! It is HOT HOT HOT again here and I am wishing for a little bit of a breeze - just a little one, lol!  I was standing outside with the dogs this morning and already the sun was merciless -thinking I will be staying inside or in the pool today :-)  I have lots to do as I get ready for a stamping marathon weekend! I am teaching a mini book class tomorrow night so I thought I would give you a teaser by sharing just the cover of the book with you today (once I have taught the class, I can share the inside pages).  I love our new patterned papers in the new catalog - they are right up my alley! For this book, I am using the Beau Chateau designer series paper and it is soooooo beautiful! The soft colors and vintage patterns lend itself VERY well for this project, not to mention I just find it very YUMMY :-)  This is a 6x6 mini book, chock full of fun inserts and stamping techniques! For the cover of this, I used the Notably Ornate stamp set, which I love because it is so versatile, leaves lots of space for journaling, and well, is just darn pretty! There is lots of ribbons and embellies as you can see and the fringed flower is a new technique I am going to share with my customers.  And, hold on to your panties, ladies, BUT I am going to do a video tutorial on this as well!! Yep, so many of you have been asking so I am taking the plunge  - you should see this next week sometime (can't promise when) so watch for it!  I am not going to give you all the details of this fun mini as of yet - remember, this is just a teaser *wink* but I WILL share after the class has been taught so if you have questions, hold off as I am sure I will answer most of them once I post it all.  Now, I am off to finish kitting this lovely project and then into town I go to drop off the kid's paperwork at the high school.  Two more weeks until school starts - they might not be ready, but I sure am, lol!! Have a wonderful day and I will be back with something fun tomorrow! Until then, I hope you have time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!
Mini Cover Recipe:
Paper - Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede card stock, Beau Chateau designer series paper
Inks - Soft Suede, Marina Mist classic inks
Stamps - Notably Ornate, Elements of Style (sentiment)
Tools - Cropadile, Eyelet Border Punch, Circle punches (all sizes), Ticket Corner Punch
Accessories - Early Espresso narrow ribbon, Very Vanilla narrow ribbon, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Vintage brads, Beveled Windowpanes, Victoria lace ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, mini clips


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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book! Following you!