April 16, 2010

Another Notepad

A few weeks ago Amy posted a really great notepad that she had made for someone. She mentioned that she was always making them but didn't have one for herself. I agreed. Always making fun things for others but not for ourselves. (Isn't that just like us crafters?!) So I suggested a trade. I make one for her, and she make one for me!
This is the one I made specifically for her.
I stamped the Damask Designs image in White Snow pigment ink on Sweet blush CS and then again, slightly off-center with Sweet Blush pigment ink. It gives it an embossed look that I really like (and Amy said she thought it was flocked and tried to feel it! lol).  I stamped the text onto the Spring Moss CS with Sweet blush ink too, and then layered it with Aqua Mist CS.
Additions include buttons, Berry Sorbet ribbon, and the scalloped circle "note to self" sentiment, all on a kraft base with a white notepad inside.

It was really fun to make this for her, and it feels good to send some snail mail to someone I only know through this amazing hobby. Hope you enjoyed it too Amy!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be creative!

21 comments:

Laurie said...

Ok Dana! Amy told me last night that the note pad you made her was amazing! Ummmmm.....she was totally right! This is gorgeous! I love the text with the damasak, the colors, the buttons...everything! Great job! Ok I want one too! LOL!

Sasya said...

ohh! I love it, Dana!!

Anika said...

This is SO pretty! I love the technique you used when stamping the Damask Designs - very cool! I think I need to make some more notebooks this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

megspaulding said...

So pretty Dana! I love the colors you paired together, so girly and fun! Amy will love it, how nice of you swap! And you are right, we never make anything for ourselves.

Lori said...

Dana, Ive been making these too, I just love them. This one is beautiful and may have to CASE it if you don't mind. I too don't have one!!! This might be it!

Sara Mac said...

This is gorgeous Dana! I love the idea of creating an embossed look using white ink and stamping this way. See what I mean...Why didn't I think of that?:) Thanks again for the inspiration.

Courtney Baker said...

Gorgeous girl!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is GORGEOUS, Dana! The Damask images look flocked in the picture! Wonderful details....Lucky Amy!!

Nadine said...

So sweet and pretty Dana! What a great idea to exchange notebooks for each other. Im the same way, always making for others and none for me! :o(

Diane Jaquay said...

G O R G E O U S, 'nuff said ;)

Noora said...

wow!! amazin notepad...you rock girl!

Terri said...

Very pretty. Love the faux embossed look. I bet she loves it!

Amy said...

I have to say that this notepad is MUCH better in person and I was blown away, I tell ya!! Dana did such a fabulous job with this....now I don't want to use it! Just wanna look at it!! I'm serious when I told Dana that I thought it was "fuzzy" or flocked. That is a totally amazing look!! Thank you so much Dana....it is truly beautiful!!

Melissa said...

Dana this is amazing! I was wondering how you got the damasks to look flocked!! What a super look--I'm definitely going to try that. The colors are so lovely and I think the line of buttons is perfect!

AnnElise R. said...

Holy cow! This is stunning work. Like Amy commented, almost too pretty to use! :)

Jennifer Carter said...

I am SO jealous! LOL!! This is soooooo gorgeous! Wow! Wow!! What can I say? I LOVE everything about this? Next time I see Amy she better not have this with her or I might swipe it from her! :) LOL!! Beautiful, beautiful work Dana!

Shiloh said...

Lve, love love the colrs and the damask.

Belinda said...

Wow, so pretty!!!! So soft and love the effect of the damask embossed/flocked look!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous notepad! Love the soft colors!

Janelle said...

No time to comment on all the great entries I just scrolled past (love all the "dandy" projects), but I had to leave a comment here. Gorgeous notepad -- I was scrolling down to see how you flocked the damask, haha. Had to laugh when I read I wasn't the only one who thought it was flocked! Great effect!

iruha said...

Happy to meet you! I'm very glad to be with you in one design team, your works are really great!))