*******GIVEAWAY now CLOSED*******
Welcome to the DL Art Blog Hop! If you arrived from Patty.....aka Creative Diva's Blog you are on the right track. If not and you are just visiting my Blog--welcome to 2012! You can start back at the beginning of the hop at any time, the list is below.
Along the way you will find that four of the designers have a word which will give you the clues for the elements you will need to complete your project.
Hoppers will need to leave a comment the day of the hop (Jan 1, 2012) on each stop along the way and link up a project on Diana's Blog Post via Mr. Linky by January 6th @11:59 to be eligible to win the cartridge. Once you have linked your project, you will have a chance to win the Cricut "Sweet Tooth Box" cartridge on the DL.ART site.
On to my project.....
On to my project.....
For my project I decided to make a small journal. I love to keep random journals around the house because I'm always finding a quote or something I want to write down or doodle in. I also have quite a few that I just draw in randomly. This one is SO easy and would even make a perfect gift.
I used the My Pink Stamper Encourage Me stamp set as my inspiration for this project. I've said it before...it is probably my FAVORITE My Pink Stamper set. I have used each and every saying multiple times on this set.
I started with a piece of Authentique paper and used the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge to cut the front and back covers at 6.25" square. I then used some Bazzill Smoothie cardstock in white to cut the inside pages at 6" x 5.75" with a trimmer.
For the cover of the book I cut a birdcage from the Sophie Cricut Cartridge at 6". I'm a little obsessed by birds and birdcages lately. The words "Day 1" are there to remind me that everyday is DAY 1. You can start all over again.This is a saying from my Soul Restoration project at Brave Girls. The sentiment from the My Pink Stamper set "Just Breathe" is another reminder of this. Something my kids tell me to do ALL the time. Right now there is nothing fancy about my cover. I will probably add to it as time goes by with some paint or stencils, but for now a good foundation.
For the inside pages I used the stamps on the stamp set to add little reminders and prompts for me. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Robyn's stamps when doing something like this. So easy to see and have fun with!
I then bound my book together. I have three different binding machines (my husband likes to make his own books too). Why did I choose this one for this project....two reasons, I had a piece of extra coil from another project sitting right on my desk and it is easy to add pages later if I want more or even change the coil size.
Here's a look at the inside of the book. I'm sure before long there will be plenty of writing, drawing and random painting on these pages. Especially at the beginning of the year it is so fun to have a nice fresh journal to play in.
I wanted to keep my cover flat to be able to throw in a bag and not get crushed. I did add a little gold pen around the edges of the Cricut cut.
I bet you are hoping I give you a clue aren't you....see if you can figure it out. I am the Head Designer at My PINK Stamper. Thanks to Robyn, My Pink Stamper, for sponsoring Diana's Hop today :)
How about a giveaway from me before you leave today. All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment below (oh, yeah you have to do that anyway...LOL! for Diana's giveaway). Anyway....just leave me a comment below (hopefully about my project) by 10:00 PM Central Time Tuesday, January 2, 2012. I will pick a winner with random.org. Make sure you come back on Wednesday, January 3rd to see if you are the winner and claim your prize. You will have until Friday, January 6th to claim your prize.
This is what you will win:
A stamp set from My Pink Stamper!
It is a mystery :)
Congratulations Diana for Blogging for a whole year including me in your celebration HOP!!!!