On Anything But a Card!
That's right at Totally Tilda this fortnight, this is what we want!
Now if you're like me, your immediate first thought is UHH!! NOT a Card! As IF>!>!>
Then the shock will wear off & you too will be able to create something fun, as I have.
I started with these chipboard letters that spell LOVE from Susie Sugar's Die Cut Dreams Store.
What to do with them once I had them?
Then I remembered my friends wedding back in 2009, that I had yet to scrapbook.
A summer wedding with sunflowers & the colors of gold/yellow, brown, black & green as the focus.
Then I made a trip to Micheals in search of the perfect papers & embellies to match.
Then I came home after almost purchasing a sunflower stamp for $17.00 and asked a friend to whip me up a digi...........more about that later!
Now let's take a look at each letter of the book, shall we!?
L- front view
Ric Rac- from Really Reasonable Ribbons
Heart Charm- from Bizzy Becs
Paper- K & company (small pad on sale at Micheals - SCORE! :-)
Sunflower- K & company
Buttons & suede straps- misc
L- back view
Satin ribbon- Really Reasonable Ribbons
Sunflower & TRUE LOVE tiles- Micheals
O- front view
2009 felt stickers- Micheals (half off rack- SCORE AGAIN :-)
Jute- Really Reasonable Ribbons
Pins- Wal Mart
Sunflower image- HERE IT IS- Prairie Fairy Designs
Yes, I asked Roberta (owner of Prairie Fairy Designs) if she could whip me up a digi -sunflower specifically for this creation. Within 48 hrs she had this beauty all done up & is now available for purchase in her store (see link above). Thanks g/f !!
O- back view-
Tassle & gems- Dollarama
Chipboard journalling piece- Hobby Lobby
V- front view-
Ribbons- Really Reasonable Ribbons
Papers & small sunflowers- Micheals
Large Sunflower & pearls- Dollarama
Leaf- gift from Dora
Chipboard birdcage- Prairie Scrapbooker in Beausejour, MB
Butterfly in cage- Micheals (ON SALE TOO :-)) I M SUCH A BARGAIN HUNTER)
Closeup of Birdcage- sponged with Vintage photo ink & stickled up!
V- back view-
Bling swirls- Dollarama
Heart doily- eBay
Wedding rings & chipboard branch-Hobby Lobby
Sunflowers & papers- Micheals
Scrapbooking journalling paper- CTMH
Stamps making sentiment- SU
E front view-
Ribbon- Really Reasonable Ribbons
Sunflowers (including the one Tilda is sitting on)- Micheals
Corner adornment on picture- eBay
Butterflies & papers- Micheals
Silver Clip- SU
Let me tell you a story about this letter "E" page!
You know how we crafters get into a zone that nobody can mess with? Well, there I was happily creating my "E" page, when hubby decides he is going to join me at the table. He pulls out his laptop (I betcha thought I was gonna say something else huh?)......and opens it up pushing past some sort of OBVIOUS obstruction.....thereby spilling a can of pop all over the table.......dining room table yes, however at this point in the day it is officially my craft table. I look, do a double take & as he stands there staring......I proceed to curse like a sailor & throw everything off the table onto the floor, just to get it out of the liquid that is soaking into everything. F, F, F ......that's how the conversation went!! I don't think I talked to him for the rest of the night....I went to bed & arose with a fresh outlook the next morning.....thereby creating an EVEN BETTER letter "E" than the day before! Thanks honey! (he still loves me, I think). lol
Large stem with leaves & accents below Tilda's sunflower- gift from Dora (I ended up sponging the already pastel green stem with mellow moss SU ink to match the rest of the greens)
A profile view of the completed "LOVE" Chipboard Book!
Finally I have it all packaged up & ready to go to my friend........now there's a postal strike! LOL Hopefully one day she will get to see what I've done with pics of her wedding day!
Challenges for my LOVE book:
Frosted Designs- Fabulous Friday Challenge- use journalling tags
Just Magnolia & hAnglar stAnglar- Paper piecing.......( I took a page out of Bev's book & agree that paper piecing this many Tilda's is a feat all it's own).
Fussy & Fancy- Case a DT member (I am obviously choosing Mindy)
Really Reasonable Ribbons- handwritten sentiment (with stamping on the "V" page above)
The Stamp Man- butterflies & dragonflies
OSAAT- things with wings
Pile It On- show me some metal
CRAFT- include stitching
The Crafty Pad- something new- New Beginning
Stamptacular Sundays- fun in the sun
Stamp Something- Something with pretty papers
Simon Says Stamp- BINGO (diagonal- flowers, lace & shape)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- buttons
Whimsical Wednesdays- fun with color (see pic below)