Saturday, September 13, 2008

Away for awhile...

I have been in meetings every day which takes me 1 1/2 hours each way and then get home and run to student curriculum nights, baseball, gymnastics... you name it... So I am very deprived of my stamping. I am going to stock up this weekend with my projects (hopefully) so next week won't be as bad.. (Although, I am going to be in meetings every day again all week)... (Boo Hoo)

Hero Arts weekly challenge this week is all about yourself. Either to scrap a page about yourself or make a journal... I decided to make a few journals.

I made one for a girl who is going to be in the hospital for an extended stay. I am going to send this with some colored pencils. Her name is Breanna.

  1. Spritz randomly across a piece of white cardstock Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist. Spritz in the white areas Patina Glimmer Mist. Using a white paper towel smear together the colors.
  2. Ink the flourish stamp with versafine deep lagoon and stamp randomly across the dried yellow/teal background.
  3. Ink the flower stamp with deep lagoon pigment ink and stamp randomly across the background.
  4. Using a white gel pen trace around the edges of the flourishes. Add dots around the edge of the flourishes on the other sides. Accent all areas of the flourish with gel pen. (Either dots or lines) Outline or dot white gel pen around the flowers.
  5. Tie the ribbon around the patterned paper into a knot.
  6. Cut scalloped circle from Marvy Uchida Blue Scalloped cirlce punch using teal cardstock.
  7. Cut a scrap from the patterned paper using the smallest nestibilities scalloped circle punch.
  8. Cut a teal circle from the 1 1/4" circle punch and cut a 1" circle from the leftover paper from the patterned paper. Cut a teal circle from a 3/4" circle bunch.
  9. Cover the chipboard B with Light Green Stickles.
  10. Mount all circles and scallops together and accent with dots of teal / light green stickles.
  11. Attach horseshoe charm to the knot.
  12. Pull a sheet of the paper including the circles/perforated edges from inside of the notebook. This is the template for the measurments for the cover of the book as well as where you need to cut the slits in the cover to be able to put it in between the rings of the notebook.
  13. Cut your background paper to the full size. Cut the patterned background 1/4" smaller all around. Mount the patterened paper to the teal cardstock. Lay the sheet of paper from inside the notebook on the two papers together and cut slits into the patterned paper mounted on the teal paper where the holes were in the paper.
  14. Glue down the paper to the front cover from the bottom to the rings. Push the pieces that are slit between the rings.


  • Ranger Stickles
  • Hero Arts Clear Designs - CL233 Flower Blossom Borders
  • Hero Arts E4813 - Flourish Flower
  • Chipboard Letters - Unknown
  • Ribbon - Michaels, Hobby Lobby
  • Charm - Blue Moon - Lost & Found
  • Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
  • Hero Arts Gemstones
  • Kaiser Gemstones
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Circle
  • Marvy Uchida Scallop Punch
  • EK Success Circle Punches
  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mists - Patina, Lemon Zest


  1. Well, its about time Sue!!! I've been dying to see what you have been working on and you don't disappoint. I love the colors and those ribbons are just the thing. What a really pretty and energizing journal! TFS Sorry about all the meetings, but that's what happens when you are importante. Ha! Teasing you.

  2. This is such a cheerful journal! I'm sure Breanna will love it. What a thoughtful gift.

  3. I was missing you! What a gorgeous colour combo - will certainly cheer Breanna up!


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