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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Friday, November 7, 2014

The Gift of Giving Blog Hop

Hello there fellow crafters!!!  Welcome to our "Gift of Giving" Blog Hop!

If you are looking for Handmade Holidays Blog Hop (The Buckle Boutique) please go HERE.
If you are looking for my Frosted Designs Layout for Friday's Challenge (white space), please go HERE.


With the holiday season lurking just around the corner, we decided to give our members some ideas for fabulous handmade items that can be gifted this year!  Our Design Team has been working really hard so sit back and enjoy the show as you "hop" along with us!

As you hop along, you will notice each Design Team member has a "secret" word on their blog that makes a quote.  Be sure to write it down and email Brandimatos@gmail.com with your completed quote!  After you've completed the hop, come back here (the Frosted Designs Blog) and leave us a comment letting us know.  One winner will be randomly selected from the comments to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Store!!!!

We also have some other fabulous prizes up for grabs! 
Creative Embellishments is offering up a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their AMAZING online store full of chipboard, stamps, flair, and more!!!! 

Regina from The Cutting Cafe has generously offered winner's choice for THREE SETS of their choosing to her online store FULL of digi stamps and cut files for EVERY occasion (no, seriously... EVERY occasion!!)!!!!!

So what are you waiting for?!?  Let's get hopping!!! 
Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way:














You have until midnight on November 14th to "hop" along with us!  As you hop, be sure to write down the "secret" word from each member's blog.  Once you've completed the hop, you'll have a completed quote!  Email that to brandimatos@gmail.com for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes listed above!!!!

Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!!!  
Happy Scrapping :-)

Hello and Welcome to the Frosted Designs The Gift of Giving Blog Hop!!

You should have arrived from HERE.  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!!  My DT Sisters are very talented!!

I used watercolor paper for the covers of my two Note Pads.  I colored on the watercolor paper (sized to 3 1/16 x 5 1/16) with burgundy and gold gleatos. 
I spritzed the watercolor paper with water and used a paintbrush to blend the colors. 
As the paper dried, it flattened out. 
Next, I used Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil (from the Shades of Spring Kit) and some Molding Paste to add some texture. 
I inked the edges with Mixed Media Peach ink and stamped some images on one of the covers. 
I used some rub ons from the Enchanted Kit on the other cover.  I have never been a fan of rub ons because they never seemed to work for me.  I have to say I do like these rub ons - the color is very vibrant and they transferred to my cover pretty easily. 
My covers are finished - now to turn them into note pads.  I use unlined index cards for my paper.  I punch the holes and bind the note pads with my Zutter Bind-It-All. 
Here are my supplies! 
I punched the covers first.  I trimmed chipboard for the back cover and punched them as well.  Next I punched the index cards.  I punch about 10 sheets at a time. 
I center the paper in the Bind-It-All and punch away. 
I used 3/4" wires and trimmed them with my wire cutter to fit my note pads.  First I put the paper on the wires, next the cover and finally the back.  This way the pretty wires are in the front.
Once they are on the wire, I close the wire using the Bind-It-All. 
I added a bit of ribbon to each and they are ready to give away!

Here are the note pads individually!  I love making gifts for my friends - I hope I inspired you today!!

The word you need is: HAVE!  Good luck!!

Thank you for joining us on this hop!  Your next and final stop is CONNIE!












Your next stop is HERE.

Here is a complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:

27 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I love love love the colors!!!!

Vanessa Bourque said...

Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. (BL)

Cherished said...

Great project. Awesome tutorial.

Marsha said...

Very pretty note pads. Love the techniques. Thanks

Donna Lueders said...

Love the notebooks, would make great gifts for teachers this season.

Kathleen White said...

You are one busy lady with great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

These are just beautiful!!

Athanasia said...

Great project!!! Thank you for the tutorial!

Bev Code said...

amazing project..fab colour combo.. and great tutorial

Jean said...

Such a cool idea!!

Joan said...

Super project!!!

Arnette said...

Cute!

Art Journal Fragments by Sylvia said...

I really like the note pads...I too am a Gelatos fan...I absolutely love the covers. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Grover said...

Great project.... BL

Vicki said...

awesome use of the supplies. love it

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic and awesome project Lori. WTG!!!!

Barb Craft said...

Lori… you are rocking all of the MM items!! Love the way you used the gelatos, stencils and rub-ons to create these fabulous notebooks!!! I want to make some now!!!

Sharon Estes said...

I love the address book it is great. I have a lot of ideas on what to use it for. and great tutorial. Enjoying the blog hop.

MisS MiKO said...

Love your book making.. Hopping is tiring.. but exciting!! Love to see you can get all these things one stop shopping with FD!!

Sandy said...

So pretty and great little gifts..
Hopping along..
Sandy :)

Donna Broussard said...

Love the pads!

crazyaboutcricut said...

Stunning! Thanks for such a great tutorial :D

TFS,
Jenny (BL)

Shanna Shands said...

How fun. I need a binder machine. Maybe next Christmas! These turned out awesome!

Brandi Matos said...

Well isn't that just fabulous?!?!? LOVE it!!!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Really cute notepads! Love 'em!

Heather Thompson said...

great pictorial, I need to use my gelatos more, love the mini!!

Christina Lampropoulou said...

Great idea
for a gift!