Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Party Time Tuesday # 106 - Love or Romance

Hello Friends,

Today at Party Time Tuesday the challenge is Love or Romance.  Our sponsor this week is  Digi Garden.  Jacqui has such cute images. I do want to take a moment to extend my sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Jacqui's family.  She passed away last week.

 I have used Ursula with a Big Heart generously provided by The Digi Garden. She is printed on cryogen paper and colored with copics.  I cut out the image with my Spellbinders large circle die and then cut the border out with a round flourish die.  

Instead of making a card today, I decided to make a file folder notebook holder.  They make any writing pad fun to use!  You can find the tutorial here.  This is actually the second attempt for this particular one.  The first one I started off using paper to cover the folder.  I did not like how it creased and the paper did not lay flat.  So I decided to use my Tim Holtz distress inks and start playing.  I have made a combination of Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick and Concord Grape.  I have also done some emboss resist with clear embossing powder.  The stamps are from a variety that I had in my drawer, some with no names.  But there are some Fancy Pants, Stampers Anonymous, and Autumn Leaves images stamped on the cover.   The inside paper is by MME.

Copics used:
Hair: E50, E53, E97
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Dress/Bow:  R81, R83, R85
Heart/Shoes:  R83, R85, R89
Socks/Dots:  Y11, Y21, Y35

Front View, open

Back View

Inside view 

I also made the flower out cricut flower die cuts.  I started with white paper and started using matching distress inks.  I used some different background stamps to add some texture to the flower.  I then heat set the ink so that the ink would not smear.  I sprayed them with water and crinkled them all up.  After I straightened them out, I continued to shape them and stack them.  It is held together with a brad.

Come on over to Party Time Tuesdays and show us your Love or Romance project!

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Thank you for stopping by.  Don’t forget to check out the other two posts today.
Blessings until next time…


  1. Great job on your notebook holder. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl Jen's Digi Stamp DT

  2. How wonderful Athina I love all the distressed ink that you used and the embossing. I am going to have to check out that tutorial of yours when I am more awake :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, a verry verry good second attempt :)
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  4. This is gorgeous. The image is so sweet and the papers and design is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Oh wow! What a beautifully decored notebook! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Hearts” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  6. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight,

  7. This is beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  8. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    hugs Anke

  9. Adorable card and image. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create.

  10. Now that is one gorgeous notebook holder! The sweet image is colored beautifully and I love the little charm attached to the bow! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  11. This is gorgeous!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley.

  12. Such a cute file folder note book holder. I love the inky background! Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  13. Thanks for playing in the Anything but A Card share the love challenge! fabulous colouring on your image and such a wonderful use of techniques with the inks! Love the whole thing!

  14. I just love notepad holders! I haven't seen this style before and I love it:) You decorated it beautifully with the pretty colors and images.


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