Welcome to this month's We Create Blog Hop - Step It Up! Every month we get together as a small group to share some fun ideas creating a "simple" project, and a "stepped-up" project. I love this theme and sharing with you every month.
This month, I wanted to do something a little different. I decided to go a non-card route and make some sweet little "WINNING" notebooks. I love these! I keep one in my purse, or on my counter and every day I list three "WINS". Some days there are legit "wins" like getting 4 projects done that I needed to, other days my "wins" are more like keeping my family alive.... ever have those days???
Wouldn't you love to write down your "wins" in a cheery little notebook like one of these?
Here is a simple version. We created these at my last class. They started as basic Mini Composition Notebooks. A small strip of the GORGEOUS Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper, layered over a piece of So Saffron card stock that was embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder makes an easy background. Then just add a bow with the Pool Party Ribbon, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay, cut it and a mat with Layering Circles framelits - DONE
Honestly, the "Stepped Up" parts are really pretty basic. I added a strip of Pool Party card stock behind the one strip, switched out the backgrounds for another piece of the Designer Series Paper, and added a few embellishments.
Make yourself a "WINNING" notebook. Keep track of all the amazing things you do every day. Go back and read them when you are struggling. You'll see just how awesome you really are.
Next up is Lynn - I can't wait to see what she created for you this month!
Thank you so much for choosing me as your Stampin'Up! Demonstrator. Remember, if you place an order of at least $50 this month and use the hostess code - Y3B2PXWW - not only will you be receiving your FREE PREMIUM TUTORIAL PACK (featuring wonderful projects from the Occasions catalog stamp sets), but I will also send you a free package of LINEN THREAD with a handmade Thank You card! Need a place to start? Here are the supplies I used for this project.