Be You

9:27:00 PM Venus Fortuna 18 Comments

Hi everyone! It's me Venus posting here. How time flies, it's already September. My newborn baby is turning one month old. Soon, it will be Christmas then it will be 2013. What projects are you making? Have you started making your card sets?
Well, as a matter of fact, I haven't started making any holiday cards. But surely I will, when I get my presents from Luanne in a few days. I'm getting a boxful of craft supplies. Yey! So, what I did was clean up my craft space, gave away my unused stuff. For those who do not know yet, I make a lot of scrap paper from my invitations business. Lots and lots! I am now planning to turn those scraps into something useful.... Here's what I made out of the cuttings...

 BE YOU Memo pad

This memo pad is 3"x6" in size. The cover is made out scrap chipboard which I covered with a pretty Prima paper from the Mademoiselle collection. I inked the sides of the cover to give it an aged look. The embellishments used here are crocheted flower (I made it), a handmade paper flower given by a friend, Ces de Guzman, a punched leaf, an old tag that I've been hoarding for years, pearls, and a bird from Tim Holtz bird cage die and also a Tim Holtz flourish die.

I stamped the tag with a sentiment from an Ali Edwards stamp... Be You. Look at the yellow bird.. it has a glazed finish. The yellow color is from the glimmer mist, then the glaze was made by spreading Judikins Diamond Glaze over it then put it in the freezer. The result is a crumpled glaze look.

And below are photos of how the memo pad looks. These are orange papers that were left overs from a wedding invite that I made several months ago (why haven't I thought about this project earlier??). The stamps on the corners are from Fiskars birds set.

Wow, this project turned out nice for me. I think I'll make more of these soon.

I'd like to enter this project to some challenges:
3.  Die cuts and punches
4. - Good Things Come In Small Packages
6. - Anything Goes 

Thanks for viewing!

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  1. fantastic little album!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  2. Wow I love this little memo book - thank you so much for sharing it a Challenges 4 Everybody!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  3. What a fantastic little memo book - love it! Gorgeous textural cover which you've clearly planned very carefully. Lovely project.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll join us again soon.

  4. I love this. So many perfect little touches and the color is fantastic! :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :) :)

  5. Wow - who would not love this gorgeous memo pad - so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  6. I have to love any project that uses up scraps from other creations!! The grouping of beautiful embellishments is wonderful and I love the paper you used as well! So envious of the lovely crochet flower!! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!


  8. It has turned out beautiful Venus. Don't you just love it when things come together perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  9. Gorgeous creation! That yellow bird just makes it POP. Thank you for sharing this at ABAC :)

    I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  10. Hi
    This is lovely with that cute little bird as an accent.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

  11. What a great way to use your scraps! Love the front cover.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  12. Hi Venus....this is such a beautifully put together memo book! I love the gorgeous yellow bird and the technique that you used. Congratulaions on your baby, they grow so quickly from here on in.
    Thankyou so much for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  13. that is a fabulous little mini book and I thank you for the tip on how you made that bird - it looks spectacular and now I have to try that technique! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

  14. BEautiful note book, so many pretty details, and that glazed bird is fab! Thanks for joining us at FSC and NMW Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  15. A gorgeous notebook Venus and the little bird is stunning.
    Thanks for joining our small packages challenge at FSC.
    Hugs, Fliss x

  16. Fabulous note pad. Love the bird. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma


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