Wednesday, March 17, 2010

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge - "me" day }

The challenge is to show how I would spend a "Me" day. I didn't want to do a card for this so I did something different. I like little books with cute quotes and sayings about friends, love, life...and I decided to make my own. I just adore Sing Loudly (WP276) and Believe Birds (WP277) and the sets are perfect with the sayings from Life & Flowers (CL250) stamp set. I started by stamping a sheet of cardstock with Cover-a-card Wood Grain (CC034) stamp and Sunset Strip Shimmerz Vibez. Then, I stamped the journaling stamp from Journaling I (WP165) stamp set. After I cut them out I started decorating with patterned paper, trim and ribbon.

I used a different stamp for each background and all the different sayings. The album "formula" is pretty much the same for each page with fun little detail changes. Pretty simple and quick to put together.

When I was done decorating I punched a hole and added a ring and ribbon. The flower is from the same Life & Flowers (CL250) stamp set as the sayings. I stamped the flower on patterned paper and colored each one with a marker and added a little colored pearl to the center. What do you think? I can add some paper and a fun photo of me on each page or I can leave it like this. While I was experimenting with backgrounds for the above album I had this left over so I decided to make a little notebook to carry with me. I love to journal and write everything down and this would be a great place to keep things together. It's a small notebook, but perfect for writing down ideas and cute little things that Alex is saying lately. I used Cover-a-card Large dots (CC007) for the background with Journaling I(WP165) journaling stamp. I added some patterned paper and rick rack that was laying around. The beautiful bluebonnet stamp is from Sweet Delights (CL278) stamp set. I used my watercolor pencils to color the flowers.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designers' blogs for inspiration! Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Deborah, Rosemary and Laura.

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16 comments:

  1. I absolutely love these! They are fabulous. Love the birds and that paper too. :)

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  2. You've been BUSY Daniela...lovely projects!

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  3. OMGosh, Daniela! All I can say is what a designer. The first is such an inspiration and so beautiful! The second is really a treasure and so pretty too! What a great mom Alex has! Just a grandmother's opinion :-)

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  4. That is the most gorgeous mini album! Wow, Daniela! I love everything about it! And what a perfect notebook to jot down thoughts and cute things about Alex. Fabulous work, sweetie!! ♥♥ Kay

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  5. ~sigh~ That minibook is SOOOOOO cute! I love the shape, the colors, the style...and I have GOT to get my own set of those bird stamps.

    Your work is lovely, Daniela! xo

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  6. goodness. so much fabulous stuff Daniela...hugs

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  7. WOW what a beautiful mini book - love it so much and that paper is just devine.

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  8. I think this is absolutely perfect Daniela! Love the album and the journal... is too sweet!

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  9. Such an adorable mini!!

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  10. Love these project Daniela! That mini album is so beautiful, and what a great idea to keep it with you to write things down! Gorgeous card too I love the orange, yellow and blue together!

    (-: Heidi

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  11. WOW...WOW...WOW...I'm drooling over that fab "Life" mini book project...you did a fantastic job...I need to get out my unfinished journals and get to work...thanks for the inspiration and for sharing...have a stampin' good day.

    Stampin' HUGZ
    Beverley

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  12. Karey5:01 PM

    Love it. Are you taking orders?
    I saw a mini u created with pumpkin patch pictures recently in a magazine. Cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Both projects are just wonderful!! I love all the lace!!

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  14. Hey girl, thanks for hanging I had lots of fun. Love your mini sooooo cute!

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  15. So much eye candy these last few posts! TFS!!!

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