Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monogrammed Springtime Journal- ccmc-om3

We had another great week full of awesome projects and tutorials over at the Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Mini Edition! We have been creating using all the products in the Springtime Vintage Suite from the Occasions Mini this week! Do you want to see these projects? Do you want easy to follow tutorials to make these projects? I bet you do! It is never to late to join the Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Mini Edition and trust will not regret it! Click here to find out how to subscribe and get in on all the fun!

Ok, on to this week's Saturday challenge which is a color challenge using Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla. Saturday Challenges are for our subscribers to join in and every time they do they are entered to win a $75 Stampin' Up! merchandise gift certificate and a FREE registration to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Mini Edition!

Here is what I made, a monogrammed journal. This was fun and simple to make yet it makes a bold statement.

I used an Art Journal from Stampin' Up! as the journal. To create the background I used Very Vanilla card stock and the Dotted Scallop ribbon border, Scallop Trim border, Scallop Edge border and the Eyelet border punches and just layered them horizontally on the journal.

I made the flowers using scraps of the Springtime Vintage fabric glued to a circle of sticky sheet in a circular pattern starting in the center.

I added a few basic pearls to the center of the flowers as well as some Pear Pizazz card stock leaves made using the Build a Blossom punch.

The "R" was die cut from Rose Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Serif Essentials die. I used the Baby Blossoms stamp set to stamp a small leaf print onto the "R" using Rose Red ink and then mounted it to the journal using dimensionals.

Be sure to head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to check out the other Design Team Members cards using these colors as inspiration. While you are there make sure you check out their blogs as well!

Thanks for looking!

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Carol Seitz said...

This is just absolutely fabulous. I love the layering of the border punches. I think I'll try this on a card base. Thank you for a wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, great gift idea for those close but have everything friends.
Thanks for creating and sharing.

vanilleco said...

superbe !

Cristena said...

This is beyond beautiful! You always do such great work and are just inspiring! this is just fantastic! I love the flowers , and the layers.. I love the whole thing!
Thank you for sharing!
Inky Hugs,

LeAnne said...


Amy Papale said...

This is so beautiful! I enjoy visiting your blog every day for inspiration. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! This is super beautiful and I want one!!!! I am going to have to CASE this one forsure!! Thanks so much for sharing and I will be featuring this one on My Crafty Picks #4 on 2-20-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care!

Amanda Sevall said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I'm so inspired to try it out - thanks for sharing!!! :)

Zarna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! (And your surname is pretty awesome too)
Zarna Gould

Dee Tollaksen said...

I can't stay to comment,I have to go order a journal and the Serif alphabet. Such a gorgeous project, I must CASE.

Nancy W. said...

This thing is gorgeous! Would make a beautiful wedding journal.

Frances Kukulis said...

Wow!!! I love your journal Rochelle, what a great combination of textures.

Meredith said...

WOW!!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the white on white punched journal front and the fabulous flowers. I found you via Tiffany Bauer's post.

Sharon said...

This is amazing! I am so going to use the idea of the same color borders layered like that. It is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.