4.26.2011

HSS Mother's Day Theme Challenge #65

Come join us this week for a Mother's Day Theme Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments .

Guess who's 6 months?! We got a bit more "professional" with the sign this time:) This little guy will be crawling before I know it and then it's all over, look out! It's going way too fast.
Thank you Sheridan for the cute outfit!

Here are the projects I made for this weeks challenge:

The first was a mini scrapbook/brag book. I used the Paisley Petals DSP. This will be a new paper collection in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog and can be pre-ordered now through April 30 along with the Four Frames Stamp set. For more info, go here.

The reason I really wanted to make a book was because I keep seeing this neat Japanese binding technique. I finally got to try it and it was super easy and really cool. If you google it, there are tons of videos demonstrating it on YouTube.

Along with the album I created a card to go with it also using the Paisley Patterns DSP. I am really loving this paper pack!

Here's a view of the pages. I simply cut coordinating card stock to use. The size of the book is 4" x 6".

Mother's Day is just around the corner, why not get a head start and enter your project into our challenge as well? 
I am also entering the card into the Stampin' Up! Only Mother's Day challenge, The Paper Shelter, Little Red Wagon, Dutch Dare Card Challenges, Celebrate The Occasion, Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays, and The Sisterhood of Crafters.
Paper: Petal Paisley Designer Series Paper {122367}, Not Quite Navy {101722}, River Rock {108640}, Old Olive {100702}, Bravo Burgandy {105123}, Baja Breeze {105120}, Peach Parfait {119794},
Ink: Not Quite Navy {103008}
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes {115370}, Afterthoughts {hostess}
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot {113439}, Square Lattice Embossing Folder {119976}, Lattice Bigz Die {115958}, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch {118874}, Crop-A-Dile {108362}
Embellishments: 1/2" Baja Breeze Seam Binding {122331}, Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon {119751}, Basic Pearls {119247}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}

23 comments:

Lauri said...

Shannon...thanks for your comment! I will definitely enter it...I was not aware of that challenge blog! I am really trying to do more challenges so I will add it to my list! thanks again! and...I am glad I found your blog too!

inkedx2 said...

Love this! I am definitely going to check out the binding technique.

Robbie

BethieJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.. I entered my moms day box.. I didnt know about the challenge blog.. I will be checking back in for sure! :)
Your projects are FABULOUS! LOVE that sweet BABY PHOTO! Sigh.. they grow so fast.. mine are 14 and 11!!
Have a GREAT day!

Dorcas said...

Really lovely project! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at DDCC !
Hugs,
Dorcas
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Sandra said...

Beautiful card...thanks for joining us this week at TPS.

Take care
San x

Diane Davies said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Deb Hoekstra said...

Love the book idea - Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

Adrian said...

Very pretty, Thanks for playing with CTO!

girlia said...

very nice job! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Nadia's World said...

Nice job on your projects! Love the colors/papers you chose!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!!

Nicole T.

Melissa said...

Very pretty, nicely done, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Melissa said...

Very pretty, nicely done, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

bernietom47 said...

OMG he is adorable so sweet. Yes they do grow up fast mine are 42 and 31 yikes!
Love your project. Love those papers.
Blessings Bernie

Dilsaver Designs said...

Such lovely colors, I love the ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS......

Hugs
Judith

GiGi said...

These are beautiful cards! I love the bird and pearls. Thanks for playing at CTO!

DIANA L. said...

Very beautiful, Nice idea.
Thank you for joining in the challenge this week at CTO

Lisa said...

What pretty projects! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CTO! :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Jen Timko said...

Your card is so pretty! I love your ribbon! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the Japanese binding, and thanks for playing SUO Challenges.

Anne Marie said...

Such a cool technique, Shannon! I have seen it before but have never given it a try. Beautiful project and I love that new paper and the pleated sem binding looks awesome! Your little guy is getting so big, too. What a cutie he is! :)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous project! I love this DSP too. I am going to have to check out the binding technique.

Amy said...

Beautiful card and cute little album!! Love the ribbon across the front...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge -- it's a Graduation theme!! Stop over and enter by Sunday at 11:59pm (EST)...

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com