Our challenge is to make a card or project that expresses your thankfulness for someone or something they have done, or to make a card that encourages someone to be thankful.
And our sponsor this week is Rubber Stamp Shack. Be sure to check out the main blog here to catch a glimpse of what you might win. Also you don't want to miss seeing what the rest of the design team has created for this challenge, I think it gets better week after week!
My project uses one of the new notepads that Papertrey Ink just issued with their latest release. So handy for so many things! What you are seeing is the notebook cover, when you untie the ribbon on the side, it opens. My daughter is a faithful journaler as she reads her bible each morning. I watched her settle into her quiet time each morning before work when she was home from college this summer.
I know that one area in our lives that can always use a little encouragement is a reminder of what God has done for us, so I made her this little thankfulness journal/notepad so when she sits with her bible in the morning or goes to bed at night, she can jot down the precious gifts God has blessed her with that day or recently. I tried to make it as pretty and feminine as my lovely daughter is, and received a lot of inspiration from the Papertrey Ink designers and one in particular, Melissa Phillips. Check out her blog here.
We've had such rainy weather here lately, the photo is a bit dark, hard to get a good image when its all gray outside! We had one nice weather window this afternoon and took advantage of it to have a wonderful time at a local apple orchard. We came home with a half bushel of all different types of apples and three pumpkins.
The star is glitter covered chipboard, the scallops from a Martha Stewart punch on a shimmery vellum that overlays the music stamped BG. I used Tim Holtz antique linen ink for a soft, vintage look, not to mention DD is an elementary ed music major. The DP is from SU, but it matches perfectly with the blush ribbon from PTI.
The chiffon flower is handmade, there was a great tutorial on Priscialla Styles blog a bit over a month ago, you'll find the instructions here. I dyed the chiffon with Pink Pirouette ink and because the chiffon is so light and airy, you get a lighter shade of color when you dye it so again, it matches the ribbon nicely. A nice trick is to edge the chiffon with a bit of stickles for some extra shimmer, I think I used lacy white (?) stickles on this flower. I have two strips of PTI white velvet ribbon there as well, some pearls and a sentiment and some flourishes from the Stampin' Up set Elegant Notes. The little border around the pink paper is from a new PTI set, Take Note, helps frame things nicely. Thanks for looking and we hope you get a chance to participate in this week's challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ.