Wednesday, October 5, 2011

You're Amazing

Good morning everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I have a fun project to share with you today....and...the winner of my Halloween treats from the Pink By Design Halloween Blog Hop! know I'm gonna do the project first, so just bear with me (no scrolling to the bottom)!
Do you know one of those people who just always seems to have something nice or something kind to say?  Someone who just puts you in a better mood after chatting?  Someone who goes out of their way to do something nice?  If you know the kind of friend I'm talking are blessed!  I have one of those friends and I do feel blessed each time I speak with her.  Anyway, I wanted to make a special little card to let her know that I think she is an amazing person....

I love how "girly" this card turned out!

*  I created my card base using the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die Grand Scalloped Squares on white cardstock.
* Using the same die, I cut 4 more squares using this gorgeous paper from Paper Studio.  This is from the Ooh La La paper stack....I LOVE it!
* I inked up all the edges using Ranger's Worn Lipstick and adhered the layers together, having the width of one scallop showing and trimming off the excess at the top.
* That fabulous ribbon was sent to me from my dear friend Eva and is from Tim Holtz.
* The flower (oh how I love this flower!) is from Flower Shoppe.  I just received this cart and could not wait to give it a try!  I have to admit, the first two flowers I worked on didn't make the cut! But, I'm thinking...3rd times the charm cause I love this one!  I used the example on page 12 of the handbook and cut all the layers at 3 inches, inked up the edges and added a gem to the center.
* Sentiment - Enjoy The Journey from Pink By Design.

So...I was pretty happy with the card, but wanted a little something extra.  Remember those 66 extra composition notebooks that I just happen to have on hand?  Well...I pulled one of those out....

You know, we all need a place to record our special thoughts and dreams.  I think this little book will do the job nicely!

* Same die cut, same papers, same ink.
* That dreamy sentiment is from the Sophisticated Cricut cartridge and is cut at 1.5 inches.
 * More of that gorgeous ribbon and a bit of bling really added to the "girly" look.

And here's the set...

Ok...thanks for bearing with me through my project!  I'm thinking it's time to name a winner!
I had an amazing 107 comments on my post for the blog hop! Wow! A big thank you to all of you for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments!  You guys make my day!  So, I put the numbers in the Random Number Generator and this is what I got....

Number 6
Diane Hodrick said...
You got 70! The cashier must have loved that! For 10 cents a piece, I don't blame ya. And, I love the idea of using duck tape down the binding. I always wondered about that. I have two to alter, and I thought I had good deal at 2 for a dollar. ;) I love the mini monsters on the boys' notebooks. They couldn't be any cuter! And, of course, I love the girls' versions too....anything with bling and color and I'm off. So going to come back here when I get ready to alter mine. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing your secrets!
Congrats to you Diane!  I'll be contacting you for your address!  Ok, guess that's it for me today.  As always I appreciate your visit and your comments! Have a great day!
Until next time,


  1. What a beautiful card and altered notebook (you only have about 65 left, right? :))...I love the ribbon roses...I have some of the larger ones and I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate them into a project. Love the color scheme and this amazing flower that just pops off the card!

  2. Love your Card and Notebook! So Girly! Great Job! Thanks for Sharing. :0)

  3. I'm sure the feeling is mutual between you and your are BOTH blessed! And so am I, for having such a talented, creative cyber friend to come to for inspiration! Wish I had gotten that deal on the comp books! LOL!

  4. Oh my gosh Tanya! These are fantabious!!!!!! I so love that card and the altered book is wonderful!! You and your friend are truly blessed!!! :)

  5. I hope my comment makes it this time!

    This is AMAZING! I love everything about it, the colors are beautiful, the ribbon looks great, Bling, yay! and I love anything French! Great job!!! She's a lucky lady to have you as a friend and to get this set!!!


  6. This is a very cute project Tanya!


  7. What a fun, happy project! I know your friend will enjoy this gift and wonderful card!

  8. Oh I love this book Tanya (and the card of course)!!! I'm so jealous of the deal you got on those journals!! I bought one the other day from the Dollarstore and can't wait to alter it into a beautiful journal too!!

  9. This is a lovely set and your friend will absolutely love them! I too love all the girliness of them, paper, bling, ribbon, and all!

  10. Oh WOW! I LOVE that Notebook and the matching card! They're both sooo pretty... I love the paper and that flower just sets it all off! AWESOME!!! :O)


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