In Stamping Mode

Thursday, March 25, 2010

a memory a day

Before I get started, if you have visited me today via the Taylored Expressions newsletter, then welcome!! I'm so glad you are coming to see me for the first time! And for the rest of you....welcome back!!

I wanted to share with you a little labor of love I've been slowly working on. You see, I don't scrapbook (unfortunately), I'm just pretty horrible at it...my friends can attest to that! I want to be able to do it successfully though, and I think a mini-book is a great way to start. So I've had this little chipboard book that I picked up at the Michael's dollar spot laying around for....a WHILE now. Now is a better time than any! I grabbed all of the things that I looove...all those papers you don't want to cut into, embellishments that sit and collect dust, vintage trim, twill, bling, ribbon...you know, don't we all hoard these things? :) And then I got to creating....



The rose....straight from a grab bag of vintage goodies at a local antique store...it's still gorgeous. The sentiment was perfect for my book. Right from my favorite set Discover Your Wings. This is a book of days...I'll record the date and write down anything memorable for the day and keep it in this book to go back and relish one day.


Monday....


New Shabby Chic paper and chipboard from Prima I've been sitting on for a bit...LOVE this...LOVE Shabby. :) The flower from a craft store and pin leaves in turquoise and brown with sparkled butterflies, all atop a shimmered stained doily....a great way to start a Monday.

Tuesday...

Papers from the Girl's Paperie, sugared chipboard, buttons, Prima flowers, pink chenille, yummy trim, rhinestones, and vintage seam binding (more on that later). Oh Tuesday, you are welcome!

Wednesday....


Melissa Frances paper found on clearance at Archiver's....can you believe it?! Paired this with a fun sentiment from GCD Homespun collection with more craft store flowers and even more seam binding. I love you hump day!

Thursday...


Ahhh Thursdays....I just love them! Almost the weekend, but not quite! Paper from the Flutter collection from Making Memories...little flowers die cut from Tim Holtz's latest flower die using vintage sheet music...yum! More turquoise pins (I've been using these a lot!) And the CUTEST pom pom trim from Maya Road.

Now, have I bored you with enough pictures for the day? Only a few days left....the funnest ones of all! Want to see those in another post? :)

Also! I wanted to share my little find at an antique shop a few weeks ago....

See the price on it?? Yep...that's exactly what I was charged for it! $.15 a piece for all 5! I also got some GREAT ledger paper and an old medical journal...all for a grand total of $2.44. I've been seeing crinkled seam binding a lot lately....I made my own. :)

Ok, seriously now, no more pictures!! I appreciate you hanging in there with me for this monster of a post. Next project....another mini-book.....with PICTURES!!! :)

PS....One more picture? I've begun playing with my husband's camera....the Rebel, and this is one of many I took yesterday on an overcast day. Hopefully, better pictures in my future with it. :)



See you tomorrow with my sketch challenge post...and a surprise! ;)

7 comments:

Karen Motz said...

This is SO beautiful and full of wonderful details!!!

Núria said...

WOOOOW!!!
this is a great and fantàstic project!!
I love how you combined all the elements and papers, great and wonderful job!!

Rebekah said...

OHH what a gorgeous project. I love the shabby chic vintage feel you have going on...
Good idea with the seam binding.. I usually find old pkgs like that at the local thrift store.. so easy to make crinkled bindings!

Libby Hickson said...

So beautiful Melissa!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Lovely! So, exactly how did you get the seam binding all crinkled up like that? It's divine!

Rosie said...

Melissa, Catie just looks beautiful! Love her picture. And your project, gorgeous.

Rose said...

First of all, your daughter is too stinkin' cute. Now, for your scrapbook....how awesome is that, Miss Nonscrapbooker?!! I love it!

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