Unfortunately, I cannot present and share with you the project I intended. Yesterday a friend came over with her 1-1/2 year old grandson and for that one split second that we got carried away on a high-topic conversation, and where our focus was not on the baby, was just enough time and opportunity for him to get into my craftroom and destroy my project. It was so funny to see the expression on his little face because he didn't know he'd done something he shouldn't have, his expression was one of pure bliss!!! LOL! He had so much fun dismantling my project -- thank God it was only paper!!! His grandmother was soooo upset but I felt it was partially my fault too because we both thought he was playing with Buster until we realized it was too quiet! If you have children you know what that means!!! I thought it was just too hysterical -- he was soooo cute standing there with that big beautiful grin and as if proudly saying "lookie, lookie what I did"!!! LOL! Although my friend left upset and embarrassed, it made my day! He was such a delight! It brought back some fond memories of similar things my son did when he was small. I understand how she feels but how many parents/grandparents haven't had these moments! And they become so precious! I didn't think about it at the time, but I wish now I'd grabbed my camera and taken his picture!
Anyway, I did want to share something with you today (I'll remake the damaged project later), so I put together this quick and easy notepad with a matching box. It isn't much but I think it's pretty:
Once I decide who this will be going to, I'll tuck their initials in the bookplate. The box closure is just heavy-wieght cardstock that I hand cut, covered with Stickles, and tucked into the gem ribbon to close/secure. This little project also gave me the opportunity to use that little resin Santa poker chip I shared with you earlier. I'm still not quite certain it's complete because the more I look at it, the more it looks like it needs something else -- I just don't know what -- but at the moment I like it and I'm going to consider it done!
So, now that I've dropped in to let you all know I'm thinking of you, I'm off to other projects; including the one I have to replace! LOL! So, I'll be seeing you!