Sunday, January 6, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - Sensational Sunday Inspirations

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having a great weekend and the beginning of your year has started off well.  I am back today with a Sensational Sunday Inspiration post for  Loves Rubberstamps Store.  She has such great images to play with!  I must admit that I actually started this project as a gift for a special friend.  After working a few days on it, I could not part with it.  I know, not very nice of me, but this was my first frilly, girly thing I had made. I have become attached.

So let's get to it!  I made a Multi Pocket Envelope album.  I got the directions from The Paper Trail on how to assemble the envelopes.  I made six pages total, using 15 envelopes.  We will get to the inside in a bit.  First, let's take a look at the outside of the book.  I used chipboard for the covers to make it a bit sturdier.  All paper used in the album is My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found.  The image, Painter Meg, by Mo Manning is stamped with Memento, Tuxedo Black ink  and is colored with copics.  I finished embellishing the front with white trim and a Tim Holtz embellishment, "Live the life you've imagined"  The book was bound with a Bind it All.

Copics used:
Paint Bucket:  C0, C1, C3, C5
Paint:  B00, B01, B02
Boots:  W0, W1 W3
Pants:  E41 E43, E44, E47
Shirt:  B00, B01, B02, W0, W2
Hair:  E29, E35, E39
Brush:  B02, W00, W1, W3, C3, C5
Skin:  E000, E00, E11

Here are some pictures of the inside of the book.  You can see there are several places for tags and fun embellishments in this book of fun.  I used Spellbinders Labels 10, 20, 21, 25 dies to cut out many of the tags.  The tags are all embellished with miscellaneous flowers, trims, buttons, twine, brads, laces etc.      I used Tim Holtz Distress inks to add more to each tag.  Some of the tags are also stamped with flourish stamps around the edges to add more visual effects to each tag.  
I have included a picture of all the pages, so please excuse the picture heavy post.

I hope my post today has inspired you to create!  I had so much fun with this project.

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the post! Winner will be chose with random.org and will be announced on the following Sunday's post!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters -Anything Goes
CMC - Soft Pastels
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Mo's Digital - Use a Mo image
Shelly Images - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Use your favorite embellishment
By the Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly
Ladybug Crafts - Anything but a card
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings until next time...


  1. OMGosh Athina!! This is so darling! I can see why it would be impossible to part with :) You did a beautiful job!

  2. Athina this is too precious. Those tags opens it up to great possibilities.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Wow this is one awesome album! Great details and timing to such a pretty project.
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

  4. WElcome to our first challenge of 2013 at Crafty Creations Challenges! WOW - you rproject is just stunning! LOVE your pretty papers, love that there are so many tags and pretty embellies - gorgeous! bx

  5. Congrat's on your win at the LRS blog! You need to run out and play the lotto now, lol. Love this adorable project. The cute image on the cover and the coloring is so fabulous. Love it all. So great.

  6. Girl....everytime I see your projects I think you've outdone yourself and then the next post is even better! This is sooo sooo soooooo adorable!!! I don't blame you for not being able to give it away.

  7. This is spectacular. Love the image and your fabulous coloring. The album and all the inserts are gorgeous.

  8. WOW this is AWESOME! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT
    P.S. I have blog candy on my blog if you’re interested!

  9. FANTASTIC! Each page and tag is just gorgeous! I can understand why you don't want to part with it, I wouldn't either!

  10. ADORABLE! I love it Athina! Everything about it is super cute and frilly! I love the little girl on the cover too!

  11. This is super adorable Athina! I love making mini albums like this and yours is fantastic! Cute image on the front too! :)

  12. Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

  13. This is a gorgeous book Athina! Shame on you for not sending/giving it away as planned LOL but I do understand which is why I always make 2 of everything! FABULOUS work on this though & thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

  14. OMG! This is amazing...could never part with it unless to someone extremely special (-: so glad you joined our challenge at Color Me Creative !
    Linda, CMC DT

  15. Wowzers! This is so fabulous! I can see why you didn't want to party with it. Just love the image on the front cover and all your detail for the inside envelopes. A project well done!

  16. Wow! What a fab creation Athina: your colouring is stunning and the entire project gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Mo's Challenge this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  17. OMG this is a fantastic album and so much work went into it!!! Definitely a fantastic creation which would make anyone's day (week...year...:)!
    Thank you for joining us at Mo's this week for our Anything Goes challenge!
    Hugs, Iulia

  18. WOW! That is one cool book! Gorgeous cover, and the inside looks amazing!!!! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  19. Lovely notebook is this.
    Well done.
    Thanks so much for joining our "show us what you got" challenge at Shelly’s Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Greetings Marianne

  20. Just an awesome project and what better them Mo's image to put on the front so stunning is your coloring. Thank so much for joining us at Color Me Creative challenge. We love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  21. very pretty, thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybug crafts, Gaynor x

  22. What a beautiful project and I loved this cover. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  23. What a great project! I love it and don't blame you for hanging on to it. Beautifully colored image as well. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  24. Your album looks so fantastic. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta


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