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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Music is not Just for the Birds

Good Morning! My fingers finally completed a project which was begun last March LOL

First of all:  ACK! NO GLITTER!

This little 3.25" x 3.25" booklet opens into an accordion style card, using the same template as a pink booklet here.

The booklet opens about 18" long. Depending how deep the spine is, more photos or dimensional items can be added.

Those of you who know me will appreciate my brainlessness - I had forgotten how to use the most fundamental of tools and had to become reacquainted by reading directions for the Grand Calibur, Eyelet Setter, and threading my sewing machine! Sheesh, the mind is a terrible thing to waste - but HONEST, Mom! It's not my fault!

The first thing seen when the book opens is a tab of flowers cut from the MS punch. Pull the tab to open the booklet.

The "birdie" booklet is inspired by friend and fellow "Stampin' Seestah" Sandy (Cheesy). Sandy gifted me with the Colorbok Truffle paper stack one day. Sorry it took so long to show my appreciation!

And YES I used my little Janome Sew-Mini again - I love it.

 This booklet is entered in 9 challenges listed below. The "Oldie But A Goodie Challenge" was not only "inspired by a song" but had to utilize at least one item not used for 6 months. Actually, that was easy for me, since I haven't been able to do anything for six months. But the paper stack, two SB dies, Copper rhinestones, and stamps from set SNS Bird Swirl #432 were all over 6 months old, having never been used.

Did you know Sandy is a die-hard air guitarist? (ducking here)

Because I am homebound these days, I used what was on hand. So what did I learn?

Prismacolor Solvent Blender Marker blends not only their brand markers, but also Prismacolor Pencils and Copic Markers!


Life Style cookie cutter dies are a fabulous deal for the price, creating awesome layers, but difficult for fumble fingers to use easily.

Will I purchase more? Probably, because they are wonderful for layering purposes.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The following Sparkle N Sprinkle images and sets were utilized. All of them are on special this month:

3424-427V Music Background

3498-432A Friendship Wings

3504-432AA Tweet

462S Zendoodle Rainbow (rainbow, cloud, birds, sing)

Also used:
Colorbok Truffle 12" x 12" paper stack
Chip Board for cover and binding
Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Old Paper Distress Ink
Copic Markers Prismacolor Pencils
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Martha Stewart Enchanted Heart Punch
SB Fleur De Lis Square S4-318
SB Labels Four S4-190
SB Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur De Lis S4-204
Cheery Lynn vine die
LifeStyle Cookie Cutter dies
CB embossing borders
EK Success punches
Lace, Ribbons, Rhinestones and Eyelets

This project was submitted to the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - #89 Anything But a Card
Anything Goes Challenge - #77 Animals (birds)
Creative Card Crew - #21 Birds
Deep Ocean Challenge - #36 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge - #21 Bling Baby, Yeah!
Oldie But a Goodie - Inspired by a Song
        ("Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd 1975)
     and an unused item 6 months old:
        (Truffle paper pack and 2 of the SB dies)
Bloggers Challenge - Take Flight
Crafty Mess Challenges - #19 Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Butterflies, Birds and Bees
        (birds used here)


Barbara Bruder said...

What a darling birdie book. Each and every page is so sweet. Love all the different dies you used to add additional interest to your lovely book.

Anne Temple said...

This is so sweet and a great looking project! Love all your details on each page.

Carole of Brum said...

A beautiful little book, the pages look lovely. What a fab keepsake for someone.

Faye said...

Wow, this is a fantastically detailed project. I love the colours. Thanks also for the lovely comment you left me. X

Maureen said...

What a fabulous mini book! Love all the stitching and different die cuts you used!

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous. Love all the die cuts and lace. That rainbow is cute too. Glad you were feeling up to stamping.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, it's soooo good to see you back again, my friend! That will put a smile on my face for the whole day, if not longer. :-D What a fabulous little booklet. Love the stitching and all the lacy trims. I just bought myself a little sewing machine, dedicated to card stitching. But I have to learn to thread it first. (Sound familiar?) I've always just done faux stitching because I didn't want to drag out my big machine which I use for clothes and quilting. Really happy that you've feeling better!

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, oh my this is just gorgeous! Lovely colours and the little images are really cute.

Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment, it is appreciated.


Sandy Cimbaro said...

Great job on this book! I love every page!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna ! Wow such a gorgeous mini-book! I love the little bird on the pages, your coloring is fabulous and so are all the layers & details. This makes me smile ! I hope you are having a great weekend, Shirleyxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so super cute!!! Love it. The details are so amazing. Good for you for finishing this up, I have projects unfinished from a longgggg time ago myself, lol. Thanks for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Zora said...

Thanks for the comment in my blog. It's fun to find new blogs and be inspired by. I love this Book/card, there is room for both greetings and memorable phrases.
Xx Zora

Marianne V said...

Wow, absolutely beautely beautiful and full of details! Love it! Marianne from the netherlands

FiLoMa said...

This is a beautiful card. You have put a lot of work into it. Love all the different sections. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Annette said...

What a fab and gorgeous project. Love the work you have out in to it!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

Ellapu said...

How fabulous is this. TFS over at Creative Card Crew this time
Elaine DT
You may be interested in my new challenge blog

Anonymous said...

So fabulous, love it!! thank you for joining us at craftymess.

Linda said...

Donna that is one sweet booklet, mini album. I like that it has so many spaces for pictures, journaling and trinkets. The colors are wonderful. You decorated it beautifully! I did not know that Sandy played "air guitar"

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Dearest Sistah,
This is really a fab booklet gift. You did an incredible job as always. So much attention to detail. Love the birdie and lace and dies and coloring and....I could go on and on. But I am a little jealous that you've begun using a sewing machine. I've had mine for almost 2 years now, and it hasn't seen the light of day!
Ok, on to the air thingy....were you referring to my airness or my musicality? Not sure if I am taking this as a compliment, yet. ROTFLOL. Happy day to you.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well Donna - it was certainly worth the wait. So much detail in such a little space! You totally rock - which of course, you can do along with Cheesy as she plays her air guitar!! Incredible project - you should feel very proud to have accomplished such a delicacy!!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous booklet, Donna! Beautifully layered and embellished with those pretty dies and trims. Interesting tid bit about the blender marker - will have to check that out (thanks for the tip!)

Hugs, Dawn

Sharon Field said...

This is gorgeous De!! It would make a phenomenal anniversary or wedding keepsake / gift/ card as well. Love the subtle colors and trims you've chosen... just a little bit of lace is elegant! Bet it's even more gorgeous in person!

Cely said...

Great accordion book! Thanks for playing this week at Party Time Tuesdays in our anything but a card challenge!

Fluffles said...

What a delightful booklet - so much time and effort has gone into this work of art. Love everything about it - thank you so much for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Lydia said...

Wow x this is such a cute little book... Love it x the details are fab and I'm loving the stamps you have used x thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps x

Helen said...

Fabulous project!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

E. Marie said...

I need to be watching your blog a little closer. This is a fantastic project. Love all the dies and punches (you know me)!! All the stitching really adds.

Sandie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I so love your little book.So much detail, a work of art.

Thank you for playing in our challenge at Craftymess.

Sandie :)

Brenda said...

I'm totally blown away!!! GORGEOUS!!! I just know that when I get home, the jogs and instructions will be in my mailbox for the gallery LOL

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really darling bird book, love all the details that you put into your book! Awesome!

Angela said...

All I can say is AMAZING.
Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.


Shirley said...

How lovely! When you wait you really do get it all together! This is just awesome dear lady!!

creativearts said...

This is such a darling booklet -- I hope to try this idea soon. I have pinned this to my pinterest card page!

Jill Jacobsen said...

De, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the soft colors and those stamps are beautiful (lol!) You put so much detail into the booklet....I love it!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Your booklet is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Donna! this is Beautiful!! What a Fabulous mini booklet! I am Soo Loving all the Wonderful details! the embossing and die cuts and soft pretty colors too! A feast for the eyes to be sure! Definitely a Work of art! Wow! 8-) And not to worry, if I don't use some of my crafty tools, I have to look up the directions on how to use them too, lol ;-)

Big Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

This is so cute and nicely done!


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