Sunday, June 14, 2009

365 Cards - #106

Today it is Super Sketchy Sunday over at 365 Cards and this was the sketch we had to follow.

My daughter Courtney, asked me if I could make a card for a friend who had just found out she was having another baby. So I decided to use the sketch from today with what my daughter wanted for her friend and above is the result. I chose lavender and lemon as the sex of the baby is not known yet. Once again I have used stamps on the oval from my ancient stash which this set was from Hero Arts. I am liking the Storybook cartridge from Cricut more and more each time I use it. It certainly got a workout while I was away with everyone wanting me to cut things and each one looked lovely.

Which reminds me here is a journal I made from scratch using my Bind-It-All etc and if you clink on Courtney's blog you will find the one she made from scratch on that weekend away. . .I just checked you only get to see the added extras for inside the journal hehehe. We both decided to make it grungy and the paper that we used for inside the journal was gifted to us from Shirley which belonged to her husband who was a Highschool Principal until his death a couple of years ago. It was foolscap and it felt sooooo so nice to touch, so smooth and creamy. Courtney and I are paper pervs lol.

I still want to add more inserts etc I really love making journals and I sell heaps of them at my market stall. I put acetate page dividers stamped with flourishes etc inside as well and all sorts of pockets for pics or other memorabilia. Each journal is different. Well that is it for me today so until tomorrow. . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Pale Plum and Barely Banana cardstock. Designer paper from my stash unknown brand. Cricut Storybook cartridge for the flourish and oval. 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 inch circle punches. Ribbon from my stash bought from the local haberdashery shop. SU Circle Of Friends stamp set and Baby Bundle stamp set from Hero Arts. Elegant Eggplant for edging and sentiment and Perfect Plum for baby stamp images. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

11 comments:

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, great job on today's challenge and I love your journal. The Bind-it-All is on my wishlist of items as I love making chipboard mini albums.

Thanks for leaving me the wonderful gift on your blog.

AUsome mom said...[Reply to comment]

Wonderful card for the new mom to be! I love that Storybook cart as well. The journal is fantastic! I have a bind it all and I've used it once. I MUST get that thing down off it's shelf and put it to use. Yours is just FAB!

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

oh my your journal is awesome!! your so creative and i can see why they sell so fast! :D cute card for the mom to be, you'll love SB more and more as there is SO much on it :D

Gloria Stengel said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely and soft! That journal is wonderful!

Fi said...[Reply to comment]

Hi, love your take on the challenge, love the way you inked the papers and what a great card for the occassion, different to what you usally see - love it.
I love your Journal - you will have to show us more pictures of the insides - I have not used SB that much - I should use my carts a lot more - I have about 30 and hardly ever use them - naughty girl aren't I.
It was my DD 2nd Birthday yesterday and she had a wonderful day - I did not sleep from 5am Saturday until 7.30pm last night when I hit the wall, so I will have to make my card today - Thank you for my award - I hope to get that up on my blog today as well.
Hugs
Fi

stamprgrl said...[Reply to comment]

michelle,
love the journal, which reminds me that I really need to use my BIA machine too, it's still in its package!

Thanks for your sweet comment about my turtle!

-- dalis

fabricbutterfly said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle,
just fantastic, and if I was lucky enought to have a cricut I would use that flourish all the time on everything, it is wonderful. Your journal is so lovely, and you are right there is nothing that feels better than "real" paper, very rich and elegant. thanks for sharing.

Karen Lee said...[Reply to comment]

I must buy that cartridge. I love that you tied the bow to the flourish...nice touch! And that journal is awesome!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Piali said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card. I love the journal. Thanks for stopping by my blog. About the background paper I used for my card --- its from White Out collection Frenzy- joy.

Piali.

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

gorgeous card michelle...great color combo for a baby card. Your journal is spectacular! wow!!!

kristie sessions said...[Reply to comment]

gorgeous take on the sketch this week and that journal is fabulous!