Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Present

"Each new day is a gift - that's why it's called it the present" That's the sentiment stamped on the bottom right of this journal. And this is a present. I made a journal for a friend for Christmas. Her mother saw it and loved it. To make a long story short my friend wanted to know if I would make one for her mother for her birthday. So here's the birthday present I made for her.
I asked what her hobbies and interests were. The answer was "angels". No to gardening, no to music, no to travelling, no to movies, no to theatre, no to reading, no to shopping, no to cooking, nothing other than angels. I only have two angel stamps, one is a bunny angel and this is the other one. Fortunately for me she liked this one from the SU set Heavenly Days.
My friend's job was to supply the journal and I would supply the rest, I think I could cover a book a day for the rest of my life and still have some paper to leave to my heirs. She found a journal with quotes in it and it has dark blue covers. I'm sorry I forgot to take a "before" photo. This week's Color Dare challenge is "Not Quite Certainly Blue Suede". That translates into Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bordering Blue and Soft Suede which are colors I like together and I needed to cover the book with a dark blue cardstock so this is a perfect challenge for this project. The dp is all from a pack called "Baby Boy Soft" from Creative Memories. I chose this for two reasons, the first is I wanted something with stars on it, because the angel is flying. I was searching through my stash looking for a dark blue paper with white stars but when I got to this package I saw the light paper with the stars and the second reason is that the other papers had all the colors except the soft suede that the I needed for the Color Dare challenge.
I really liked the layout Mojo 123 for the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog this week. OH! OH! OH! I have to mention that the card (Snuggle Up) I posted, on Monday for that challenge won the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge for last week. Okay, enough boasting, now back to this card. As I was saying I really liked that layout so I used it again for this journal.
Here's the rest of the deets: it's stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on white Georgia Pacific cs and colored with copics, a gellyroll glitter pen was used to highlight the curls and for outlining. the edges of the paper and the edges of all the papers are sponged with Ranger Distress Ink "Weathered Wood". The image is matted on SU Bordering Blue cs. The ribbon in the layout is SU Soft Suede. The present is popped up on dimensionals.
Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again.


  1. Congratulations on your win!!! This journal is very pretty - love the angel! The colors are my favorite - great job! The ribbons on the binding are great too!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love every single element! Your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Dare!

  3. Wow... I LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Dare!

  4. Love your sweet angel and your project is wonderful. Thanks for playing the color dare Challenge!

  5. Congrats on your win! That's awesome!!
    I love this journal and I'm sure your friend's mom is going to love it too. The image is adorable and I love all the papers you used...they work perfectly together. Love the ribbon tied on the binding too. Great job! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare. Hope you'll join us again!
    CD DT

  6. Just beautiful & great use of the colors this week at the Color Dare! Thanks so much for playing with us!

  7. What a great gift Chris, I love it! Thank you for playing along, and hope to see you again next week! :)

  8. Wow-your journal is fabulous!Wish I could get my hands on one of those stamp sets.

  9. Congratulations on winning the CD 53! Very Lovely!


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