Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #23

Another great inspiration piece this week from Stampin' Celebration!  It's actually been feeling a little more like fall here in Houston--at least it isn't hot anymore. . . . we've had several 'perfect' days where it's been cool in the morning and perfectly warm in the afternoon.  Loving it! 

Anyway, I wanted to create a fall themed project for this challenge, so I pulled out my new set I received at the Fort Worth Regional called Day of Gratitude--found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I also used my Scallop Squares Duo Big Shot die--the larger of the two scallop squares measuring 3" by 3".  

The 'cover' uses the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This DSP paper is thicker than you'd expect and has a nice texture to it.  After I ran the paper through the Big Shot I took my Early Espresso marker and went around the scallops.  The leaf was stamped with Cajun Craze.  

For the pages of the book, I cut 8 scallop squares from Very Vanilla and add a little stamping here and there.  I put everything together with a binder clip and a little Early Espresso Grosgrain ribbon.  

My idea with this book is that for Thanksgiving this year I want to record what our family is grateful for.  I want each person to have a turn writing (or for the kids telling) what they treasure in life.  Or, I thought that since it is pretty small, this could also be a fun 'on the go' gratitude book to keep in my purse and just occasionally note my blessing, thoughts, great quotes I hear, etc. 

Anyway, hop on over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other member of the Design Team have been up this week!  And then be inspired to make your own project!  

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Ink:  Early Espresso (and marker), Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Autumn Spice DSP
Accessories:  Scallop Squares Duo die, Big Shot, Pearls, 2" by 1 3/8" Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, binder clip, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals


Pat said...

This is fantastic!!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Sweet project and great idea to have everyone list what they are thankful for. TFS!

angieh29 said...

Beautiful, I love the scallop squares and that pretty set. What a great project idea! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this book and the template you used for the pages! This is a FAV set of my SU demonstator's here in Katy so I've worked with the leaves before! LOVE the inked edges!