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Monday, August 22, 2011

A HANDMADE NOTEPAD AND MATCHING GIFT BOX

Happy Monday!!!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and looking forward to an even better week!!!

I see I have a couple of new followers -- WELCOME!  I won't treat you as guests because you're just long-lost family who've finally made it home!!!  Glad you're here!

I think I must have eaten something that disagreed with me because I felt a bit ill late Saturday and half of the day yesterday!  I did make it to church but came home and slept most of the rest of the day.  Whatever little "bug" that had bitten me though, well... let's just say it's venom is out of my system and I'm feeling great!!!

I have a little handmade notepad with a matching gift box I made to share with you today.  As you'll see, it was a good canvas for me to play around with using my pearl pens... again!!!  I think I went a kind of overboad but I like it just the same.  Evidentually I'll have them just perfect!  Hope you don't get too tired of them before that happens...LOL!!!  Anyway, here's my project:


Since I was making this little pad by hand, I decided to also match the pages, so I scanned the design image into Photoshop and added it to the notepad pages, see:


This was a fun and simple little project, and I enjoyed doing it to share with you!  Hope you like it!!!

Well, I'm off to try to think of 10 honest answers to questions I need to answer to accept a blog award from 2 very dear ladies.  Of course, I need to think of 10 of you to pass it on to also -- always so very difficult for me to do -- I just love you all!  Anyway, I'll be back a bit later to share the award, answer the questions, and pass it on!!!  In advance, I'd like to pre-thank my dear family-friends.  I'll reveal who they are and the award when I come back!

Love ya, hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!

14 comments:

mforquer said...

Beautiful!! Oh my I love the rich gray colors with the beautiful pearls!!!
Hugs,
M

Cricut Couple said...

So Beautiful! Love the bling!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

tfs this beautiful project so pretty. I love all that you create. girlfriend you have talent! Glad to hear you are feeling better. hugs

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey they look "PERFECT" to me.. (I clicked on them).. and we would NEVER get tired of anything you would do.. you so very creative and talented, and such a sweetheart... hugs

Mary said...

First to comment, I can't believe it! Anyways, happy Monday to you and I officially proclaim you the box Queen!! This is just gorgeous. TFS and I also love the notepad. Have a wonderful week, Mary

Monique Barr said...

I just love this. Maybe you will show how you made this, I would love to make this for some church workers we have. Girl you ROCK

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey that note set is just beautiful. Love those pearl pens... I have to findout who sells them here in Birmingham. TFS

Charlotte said...

Audrey, Oh, so beautiful this set is. Audrey, how in the world do you think of so many beautiful and creative things to make. I stand amazed at your talent. I just love the way you put the image on each page of the notepad. And the embossing of the box and detailing work you did with the pearl pen is just exquizite.
Big Hugs to You!
Charlotte

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors and all the embellishments...your projects are always so amazing! Thanks for sharing with us.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

You did it again! What a great and elegant set. Love those pearl pens too, they are amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects and talent. Happy monday!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!!such a beautiful set Audrey!! Love all the bling:) TFS
Hugs

Staying Crafty said...

Very pretty! I love that all the pages are decorated :) Gorgeous colors.

Jean said...

How beautiful!! Love this project.

Mercedes Pineiro said...

Just beautiful.