Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,,,Anything Goes !

Stamp-tember is almost over !! For a chance to win fabulous crafty candy check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog every day ! ALSO For this whole month there are thousands of products in the Simon Says Stamp store at reduced prices ! NOW is the time to grab a basket and head off for a spot of retail therapy,, !! Don't miss out !!! :-)

Thanks for all your fabulous entries to our Dies and Punches challenge. Your projects were amazing and we really enjoyed seeing them all

This week's challenge is,,,,

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!

For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too :-)

This week the DT have all used BRADS on their creations. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them why not dig them out and use them :-)

I decided to make a notebook this week :-) It is a very dear friends birthday soon so I made this for her. She does read my blog so I am not mentioning any names but there is a clue on the front wink wink :-)

I made the front using mountboard, from a local framer, covered with Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper and I inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink, then dabbed with Perfect Pearls powder ,, lovely and shimmery IRL. The typewriter image is from Lawn Fawn , Just My Type set, I stamped it twice, once onto some Basic Grey paper from a Manila pack and then again onto plain white Neenah cardstock. I then coloured and cut the image and popped it onto the paper with pop dots, all the edges were inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. I added a little memo, stamped with a Hero Arts Friends Definition stamp and attached a Basic Grey Out Of Print Epoxy brad . I made a 2nd one using some text manila paper and added a smaller brad from the same set. The ‘S’ is from a Bottle Inc Vintage Typewriter set , popped into a flattened chrome cap and covered with an epoxy dot. I used my Bind It All to finish the book ( I used a shop bought note pad for the pages) and added verious ribbons to the rings :-) I hope she likes it !!!

Thanks for looking, Albert and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Creative Stamp Friends ,,,, Anything But a Card

Lawnscaping ,,,Text


Laurel said...

Love the altered notebook! It is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping this week!

Carissa said...

How cute is this? Great idea!
Hugs, Carissa

Julia Sáddi said...

Hi Lorraine! Great card and wonderful to know that Simon Says is in os sale!
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

Anonymous said...

Hi Lols!! This is such a fun notepad hun!! I love your design!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Kat said...

What's not to like Lols? It's a great notebook and I'm sure your friend will love it.

Kat xx

email: said...

Lols, I love this cute! Love the ribbon at the top and you can't go wrong with Lawn Fawn stamps!!

Simon Says Stamp!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous notebook Lols but my name doesn't start with an S.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Lorraine,
Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog and for becoming a follower. Have had a browse around here and I love your House Mouse creations. This is a gorgeous altered notebook too. Have become a follower of yours now :0)
Denise xx

Wuzimädi said...

Lorraine, you've done a perfect notebook! Love that color-combo, and the image is just great for the book!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Creative stamp Friends!
Hugs Michi