Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friendship warms the heart

I find so much inspiration from all my friends that are online. I love each and everyone of you and find you to all be extremely talented and your friendship means the most to me! So I created a small friendship journal in honor of you!


One of the things that I love to do with a stamp, ( like the sun from the Fly Away stamp set ), is to see how I can use them in a different way than they were intended to be used. 

So I masked off the little ribbon on the stamp and turned the sun upside down and made it into a nice big sunny balloon because sometimes we just have to bring our own sunshine to the party! I gave my sun a nice glittery coating of DecoArts Glamour Dust Glitter Paint to make it extra sparkly against the background of the Color Burst paper.

I also created a cute little bookmark to add to the journal with some Live in Color paper by folding it in ½ and adhering it with Helmar's 450 to make it nice and strong. 

I then hand sewed some charms to it along with a friendship quote to make it extra special. I always find that adding a little bit of hand sewing adds just a touch of love to my gifts.

♥ I hope you feel inspired to make a friendship journal book for your bestie ♥

waving hi from the hills of North Carolina,
sandee - Design Team member

Fly Away stamp - sun
Fly Away 1

Grandma's Needlepoint - little girl, stitching

Grandma's Needlepoint 1

Color Burst
Color Burst by Susan K. Weckesser

Live in Color
Live in Color by Susan K. Weckesser

7 comments:

  1. What a precious piece! I adore the butterfly and beading on the bookmark, it adds such a sweet touch! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent!

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  2. This is awesome. Love how you turned the sun into a balloon!

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  3. I too love the Sun into a balloon! Way to think outside of the box! Love this!
    xxDaniella

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  4. I love how you see things when creating. To see a sun as a balloon for instance! Love the glittery look and the small tokens! I really love the border!

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  5. This is such an adorable book! Love how you used the sun and that great glitter to make it pop!

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  6. Sandee, you book is just lovely, you do such beautiful artwork. Congrats again.

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  7. Love this, Sandee, and the stamps are adorable!

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