Saturday, June 7, 2014

Just a Note


I'm always looking for projects that aren't too complicated that I can make with my stamps in addition to cards.  When I saw Erin's PTI MIM video I immediately wanted to try making a little notebook. I've seen lots of darling ones in blogland & I had an idea of what I wanted to do. However, my first try didn't work since I forgot to allow for the fact that the decorative paper making the back must attach to the top of the front.  I knew with my schedule I had to get it made now or probably would miss the deadline.  Finally decided to keep it simple & I went with just white, blue & silver.  The stamp sets are Quilled Elegance, Tiny Tags & Snowflake Flurries.  My inks are Memento Nautical Blue & Summer Sky & Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver.  
I used light colored pages so writing on them with blue or black would show up easily.  I couldn't find printed paper that worked, so made my own.  I used Wink of Stella on the front image for a bit of sparkle & a watercolor look as it mixed with the ink. My sis loves blue & silver so probably will give it to her. Still hope to get my first idea to work when I have more time.  Enjoy your weekend & thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Edited to Add: Entering the CAS challenge at Inkspirational.



22 comments:

Lisa said...

I adore the colors greta, the silver gives is a bit of swankiness! Your sis WILL love this. Have a great weekend. Had Max on a long walk at the park last evening. The little guy was nose to nose with some BIG but friendly fellas!!

Lisa said...

Ooops...that's Greta with a capital G!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your sister is gonna LOVE this sweet blue and white and silver notebook, Great! I love the simple design you've used! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

walchowDesign said...

I am glad that you gave a go with this addictive notebook, Greta! Beautiful design with the silver and blue combination. I did not follow the full instruction on the patterned paper for the backing sheet.

Helen F. said...

Ohhh how pretty your little gifty notebook is, Greta! Very thoughtful of you~your sis will think so too :-)

Rosemary said...

your little notebook is so pretty, greta! i really like you stamp choices!

Bonnie said...

Great design, Greta! Your sister will love it! Can't wait to see the other idea!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful project Greta! What a great gift for your sister!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great note book, these are just so fun to make huh?

Kailash said...

Beautiful notebook Greta, love the simple elegance!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta I love your pretty blue notebooks!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...Greta this is just gorgeous! I love the stamps you used to make your sweet little notebook. Aren't they so much fun to make too.

Maria said...

Beautiful notebook! I'm sure your sister will love it!

Dawn Turley said...

it is fabulous project Greta. Love the blue and silver together.

~Tammy~ said...

Greta, this turned out great! I love the blues paired with the silver! Your sister will love it for more than one reason, but most of all because you made it for her! :-)

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous colours, Greta ... love the blend of blues with the touch of silver ... fabulous! Anita :)

cm said...

Greta, a most beautiful and classy notebook that I know your sister will totally love! I don't know if I could write in it; far too pretty! I need to check out that video...maybe some ideas will spring to mind! Super fabulous! Hugs~c

Robin K. said...

Your notebook turned out very stylish Greta! You inspired me to try my hand at this week's MIM challenge:)

Cat Craig said...

Greta, your sister will love this bit of blue and silver gorgeousness.

scrappymo! said...

Sweet idea! Might give this a try!

cm said...

I'm soooo behind in commenting, but parachuting in before I climb under the covers to say...yayyyyyy!!1 Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!! I'll be catching up tomorrow (fingers crossed blogger cooperates)!! Mega, huge and many hugs to you, sweet friend!!
~c

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Beautiful notebook you've made!
Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come and join us again next time for more fun :o)
Pia