Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #161 & PWP Sketch #26

I have a couple of projects to share today....

The first one is the card that I made for CASE Study Challenge #161, featuring one of my very favourite stampers, Elena Roussakis.
Now, as adorable as Elena's project is, it had me a little stumped.
I don't have any doll stamps or people stamps.
However, I really liked the idea of the "it's what's inside that counts theme."
So, when my daughter was saying how sad she'd be that I'm going away to Minneapolis
this coming weekend for the Women of Faith Conference and Jonah suggested that I make her cards for each day like I did for him when he went to camp, I starting thinking about what I could do.
Then, Sage told me that I could make three of the same card, if I wanted.
Well, that's when I got inspired!

So, I used my Simon Says stamp cat in a pumpkin stamp for the focal point on my card, which I paper-pieced with Crate Paper and Authentique patterned paper.
I used these same papers for my background and stitched around the three sides to create a pocket.
I decided to diecut three different patterned papers (Simple Stories (x2) & Teresa Collins)
with my PTI Edgers #5 dies to make little tabbed journaling cards.
I stamped each one with a day of the week stamp from PTI's Fabulous Frames set.
Sage can pull one card out each evening before bed to read my message for that day,
which includes her blessing.

So, even if it looks nothing like Elena's project, it was inspired by hers.

I'm linking this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: use a rubber or clear stamp.
The next project I have to share is a sketch and a layout for Pages With Papertrey.

And here's my layout, which I changed to one 4x6 photo, instead of 6 2x2" photos.

I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper and enamel dots.
For my title, I diecut some PTI Terracotta Tile cardstock with my PTI Headline Alphabet dies
and stamped each one with my PTI BB:Woodgrain set.
I also did the same thing to the tab I diecut with my PTI Edger's #5 die.
I'm linking this layout up to the My Mind's Eye October Challenge: Chalk It Up.
Thanks for looking!


ちゅと said...

Hello Leigh! I am just loving everything on you blog. Thanks for sharing your creations;D!!

Elena said...

I love it, leigh!! i totally see the inspiration photo in there, and i love the idea of a little note card every day...hopefully she won't read ahead, lol!

Jennifer K said...

Such a cute idea to make the notes like little file folders. I'm sure Sage will appreciate each day's note from her momma. Have fun at your conference!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card pocket! great idea!

Love your fun layout too!

TLady said...

SO CREATIVE LEIGH!!!!!!!:) SAGE will LOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!:) AND your layout is FABULOUS TOO!!!!!!!!! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea, so sweet and something she can save and I love the layout with that bold chalkboard sentiment!

craftmates said...

So sweet. Love the daily love note. And the sketch and layout are wonderful. Can't wait to try it. - Irma

Michelle said...

You are so clever! I love looking at your projects. Always so original. Love it!

Megan Carroll said...

Lovely projects Leigh! How sweet to leave a card for each day! Have fun in Minneapolis! I lived there for over 2 years. Maybe you will find time to visit Archivers and stock up on some crafting goodies!!

Happy Dance said...

What a sweet idea - a special card for your stay at home sweetie. That creation is just fantastic. And your scrapbook page is wonderful as well. I'm putting together layouts all day tomorrow as part of a Christmas gift for some of the grandkids. This is such an inspiration. What a good mommy! Bev

Lorraine A said...

OH WOW !! this is gorgeous !! I love that you chose Pumpkin Mannie as your image ,,, so very cute and I am sure your daughter loved and appreciated this :-) What a lovely thoughtful idea :-)

thanks for joining us on the simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Sian Ridley said...

A perfect solution - I love your little file pages with daily notes on! Adorable!

Jean Martin said...

This is genius! And adorable at the same time!!!! Thanks for playing with us over at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Kara said...

so cute!! love the little file card!