11/23/2012

Just a Note!

What a beautiful Thanksgiving we had. Our weather was a glorious 63 and sunny...what!!??!! I thought this was almost the end of November! Max enjoyed three nice walks and lots of lounging time in his backyard. We hosted dinner for 8 this year down from our usual 12-14 due to illness and work for some. But our house was filled with love, laughter, games and lots of eating! I just love our family to bits and bits.

I had previously posted that The Creative Paper Trade challenges have ended. I had done some work ahead so today I would like to share a project with you that I had prepared for our next round of challenges. Our Color My Week colors were to have been dusty rose, golden yellow, navy and red. 


As many of you know our daughter-in-law is a first grade teacher. She has asked me in the past to make her notepads for lists and notes she makes for school. I put this together with our sweet girl in mind. The outside features a floral October Afternoon paper that contained most of the colors needed. I die cut a small length of my PTI simple circles die from Harvest Gold felt then added two tiny navy buttons to it. To the center of this I added a Prima felt flower with my own teeny felt heart and some navy/white twine. 

When creating the base to hold my notepads (also from PTI) I included hidden magnets. You can see in the photo of the inside I made the flap from the reverse side of the OA paper. The plaid die cut flower you see on the tab has one magnet under it. The other is hidden under a vintage cream felt flower die cut. Fabric trim and some twine to decorate along with a chipboard polka dot button and a scrappling of a PTI filigree border.

Wishing you a delightful day ~Lisa


17 comments:

Geri said...

OMG...ADORABLE!!! So glad to hear you had a great day yesterday! Has your weather changed for today? I forget where you are. We have a 40 degree drop and blustery winds...YIKES!

Tracey McNeely said...

Hi Lisa, glad your Thanksgiving was such a lovely day. Love your notepad , great papers. I am sure, speaking from a teacher, that your DIL will love this and find it so useful.

Charlene said...

SO SO cute!!!!!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the sweet flower patterned paper and fancy trim!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so pretty, Lisa! Love that big, yummy flower and twine, and your buttoned flap is just perfect! Your Thanksgiving sounds absolutely perfect!

~Tammy~ said...

Sounds like you couldn't have asked for a better day!!

Oh my goodness, your DIL will love this! How very beautiful!! I love all the beautiful layers.

Karen B. said...

Your attention to detail and embellishments is off the charts, what a fun project this is!

Andrea M said...

What a gorgeous notepad Lisa!! So creative and beautiful!

Pauline said...

What a lovely decorated notebook, perfect for those all important teachers notes!

Brenda said...

Love your notepad Lisa! That paper is so beautiful! It's going to be a thougroughly enjoyed gift!

Michelle said...

Lisa, this notepad is FABULOUS!!! I totally love it and need to bookmark this page for future reference! Your DIL will absolutely love it!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love this adorable notecard! I am sure your DIL just loves it! Your creativity is amazing!

Marybeth said...

Glad you had a wonderful day as well. Oh this note pad is so yummy. I love the pretty things on it. The flower is gorgeous and love the torn ribbon at the end. Take care.

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, this notepad is so Darling that I would nevr want to use it! LOVE it to pieces!

laughadaisy said...

Okay, this is just adorable, Lisa. I love the colors, but I really love all the little elements you put together on this, especially the hidden magnets - how clever! I'm sure your DIL will appreciate it. ;-) Fantastic job!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

FABULOUS project! So BEAUTIFUL! Great idea for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the inspiration, hugs, Karin

Mynnette said...

What an amazing gift idea, Lisa! LOVE that the pencil fits into the binding--how clever is this?! LOVE! :)