My Journal

This is another book I covered a couple of weeks ago.  They are great for your notes, etc.  I am always asked “where did I buy my book?”

Again, as with my last notebook, I have used retired DSP.  Yep, you have probably gathered – I have lots of the stuff left, but it is all good as I use it for the markets, my volunteer card class & also for family.  Great way to use it all up!

The colours for the journal were taken from the Ribbon, which was hanging in my stash from years ago & sort of just jumped out & into my hands!003blog

After covering the book with retired “Urban Garden” DSP, I added a bit of Night of Navy CS down the spine.  I thought the colours would pick up the blue in the DSP.  I then added the Ribbon down the front so that it worked as a Bookmark too.

I stamped the image shape from “Everything Eleanor” Stamp Set direct onto Whisper White CS in Chocolate Chip Ink.  The flowers from Petite Petals were stamped in Chocolate Chip & Marina Mist Inks, punched with the corresponding Petite Petals Punch & adhered to the top of the stamped shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I rounded the bottom left corner of the Whisper White & the Chocolate Chip Layer with the Project Life Corner Punch prior to adhering Ribbon across the bottom part of the stamped Whisper White.  The Chocolate Chip Matt was adhered to the Whisper White & finally to the notebook front cover.

My Journal” was created using MDS, printed onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, adhered to a mat of Chocolate Chip CS prior to being adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the front, I added small Pearls to the centre of the flowers & one either side of “My Journal“.

Blues & Browns are some of my favourite colour combinations & I don’t think you can ever get bored with them.

Until next time, Happy Stampin!



Work of Art

I found this great card on Pinterest sometime ago & it stuck in my head.  I loved the way the person had used the stamp to create her look.  Reminded me a bit of abstract art!

So many looks are able to be created using the fabulous “Work of Art” Stamp Set – gotta love it when you can achieve heaps with 1 set!

While using the same colours (I think), I’ve changed mine a little by using Buttons & Twine for the centre of the flowers.

So that I could stamp directly onto the now retired “First Edition Speciality” DSP, I temporary marked the front of my notebook prior to stamping.  I wasn’t too worried if the stamping would not all fit on the front, as it gives it a bit of a different look.

For the bottom flower, I stamped directly onto the DSP with Blackberry Bliss Ink, stamping in a circle.  I again repeated the same step, but this time stamping off prior to stamping direct onto the DSP.

For the top flower I stamped off once prior to stamping direct onto the DSP, again in a circle.  I repeated the same step, but this time stamping off twice prior to stamping direct onto the DSP.001-close-up-blog

With the little bits of green around the front, I used Old Olive Ink to match the Ribbon.

I then proceeded to cover my book with the DSP.  I covered the Spine with a piece of BlackBerry Bliss CS & adhered a piece of retired Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon for the Bookmark, ensuring it was long enough once the book was open.

For the centres, I threaded a piece of Natural Linen Thread through 2 x Crushed Curry Buttons, tied at back & adhered with Glue Dots.  The same stamp as the flowers were used.

I printed the word “Journal” with MDS, punched with Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Old Olive CS which had been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  This was then adhered to the book with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the cover, I lightly sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

I love the colours of Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive & a splash of Crushed Curry – they seem so very vibrant!

Until next time, Happy Stampin!