Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Challenge # 15

Challenge # 15 at A Spoon Full of Sugar is to make anything BUT a card. I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone will be making this week, because this challenge was so much fun!!
I am pre-scheduling this post, because tomorrow promises to be a very long day for me!

What I decided to do for the challenge is a special day calendar. My problem is that life goes so fast, that I don't even think about the events that are coming up, until they are here. Then I either run around like a chicken with my head cut off, or I go and buy a store bought card.
I'm hoping that with this new book, that I will list everyone's birthdays and anniversaries, and then will check it at the beginning of the month, so I know who to make cards for!
Here's a close up of the images that I've colored for my book. They are supposed to show that my book is for weddings/anniversary's and birthdays.

The notebook is from target. I covered it with cardstock and designer paper from Stamping Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Friends & Flowers kit. This kit is now retired, and I am so excited to finally use some of it!!
The stamps are from Magnolia and are colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS. I used my cricut to cut out the letters, and a SU punch to punch out the tabs. The lettering on the tabs are stamps from paper salon.
This booklet is very flat and there are not alot of embellishments on it because I don't want them to fall off, and I want to have this book for a long time.
All of the flowers are from the same Stampin' Up! Scrappin' kit.
I found this book so much fun and so easy to do. I hope you all will try something this week too!
And remember you still have till Friday to make a sketch for my blog candy sketch challenge!!
Have a great week!!

21 comments:

Rach said...

oh Trina this is a perfect date book to record all the upcoming birthdays anniversaries etc...what a fantastic idea....Your images looks wonderful.Hugs Rach.xx

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Trina I think i will have to make a one i am such a scatterbrain at times Lol
Hugs Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love your Special Day Calendar Trina, Such a great idea. I will have to make one for myself and they would also make such great gifts. Love your choice of papers and images and your colouring is beautiful as always. Hope you had a great Anniversary. Did you go out for a special meal, Hugs, Nikki x

ink'n'rubba said...

what a great idea and beautifully decorated date book. annie x

Deb said...

fabulous book Trina and such a great idea to have all your important dates in one place, the images are so perfect for this project!

Marlou said...

this is really beautiful Trina!! :) x

Monica said...

What a great idea! I need one of these! Beautiful work!!

Shary said...

Great idea for a date book. Love the images and the papers. FAB

crafting diva said...

Hi thanks so much for visting my blog and leaving a lovely comment I love your date book you have made I love Tilda stamps and they work so well on your book.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous book what a great idea. Love the images you've used.

Bubbles said...

This is gorgeous Trina, you have decorated your book beautifully. I have a bought book like this and check it regularly, am aware of birthdays etc in advance and then blooming forget, hope this doesn't happen to you!!
Joanne x

mueppi said...

This is gorgeous, Trina!!!
I love your Special Day Calendar!
This is a great idea!
Hugs Gisela

Maria Matter said...

What a great idea! I altered a notebook too for the challenge...but yours is gorgeous!
Blessings, Maria

Tammi said...

Cute, cute book!! Great idea!

Lim said...

WOW Trina, this is stunning!!! I love you calendar. This is a clever and a great idea. I love the papers that you use and the stamps, letters, everything!
Is really amazing!!
Hugs,
LIM

flati said...

What a great idea!Trina.. its beautiful decorated´I love it...

Hugs, Sonja xx

Jill said...

Trina this is gorgeous I love the images and the way you have cut them out and placed them on your book, the colours are gorgeous. Great idea Jill x

Valems said...

It's beautiful! What a great idea!

tiggertastic said...

Excellent work, love the way you have used the stamps as well

sarah x

Sammi said...

what a fantastic idea!! :) It looks Awesome!! I have seen some of these in shops but they are no where near as good as yours!!!
Sammi
xxx

Carly said...

SUPER DUPER CUTE!! I love those letters on there! And you did such a great job with the tabs and the cute images on the front. NEAT book =)