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


  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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


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