Rest & Renewal

I created a project and a card for my first Guest Designer spot with Want2Scrap this week. I love working with their team.  Miss Heidi published my projects a day or two ago, but I wanted to give you a peek here…just in case you missed them.

The notebook was left from a 3-pack that I shared with Jenn in NYC. We each used one of these to jot notes down about places we had been, timeline of our daily running and quirky things that make trips with a friend so fun. Of course, there was plenty of quirky NYC trivia…like, there are 14,000 cab cars in NYC and over 30,000 registered cabbies…the Rockefeller Building is 80 floors tall and was completed in 1933… there are over 700 employees at the 24-hour Apple Store on 5th Avenue.

I thought the extra would make a beautiful small journal. I started with my Nestabling™ Labels Nine Silver Rhinestones on the cover of my notebook. I have worked with a lot of shaped rhinestones over the years, and I really appreciate how the shaped bling from Want2Scrap™ holds its shape so that it can easily be removed from the packaging and affixed to my project. Then, I added a main image panel cut from kraft cardstock with a Spellbinders™ S4-233 Label Nine die template. The image is stamped with a large silhouette from the Discovery Your Wings set (I couldn’t believe the sale price when I went to grab the link at Taylored Expressions!) with Orange Marmalade Distress Ink and then the edges were distressed with Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap. My next step was to add a sentiment from the Rest and Renewal set, stamped on patterned paper from Making Memories. The sentiment tag was cut free hand and layered on a piece of crocheted ribbon.

Next, this is my favorite part, I accented the combo with sweet orange 1″ nylon butterflies from Want2Scrap™ using a clear glue gel. Instantly kicks it up a notch while keeping the design clean and simple enough to work for a mini notebook!

While all of my supplies were out (…who am I kidding? They are always out…) 🙂 I made a simple sympathy card.

I used the same image from Discover Your Wings and stamped on shimmery white cardstock with Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap. The cardstock has just a little shimmer, which I love, and the ink is opaque for a very pretty finish. I cut my image layer with a Spellbinders™ S4-161 Labels One die and attached my butterfly with a clear glue gel. The main image panel is the attached to an embossed layer of shimmery white cardstock and tied with a wide silk bow before being attached to a white card base.

I hope you are finding some time to be stampy this week! My kiddos went back to school, and we are settling into a nice routine.

Thanks to Want2Scrap for having me as a guest designer. I’m loving it! Thanks to you for stopping by! See you soon!

7 responses to “Rest & Renewal

  1. Hi Lori,
    The notebook and the card are beautiful. I have a thing for butterflies so I am loving the ones on your projects. Sorry I haven’t commented lately, we have family in town and work has been so busy. I didn’t want you to think that I wasn’t appreciating your creations.
    I am looking forward to the weekend and hope you have a wonderful one.

  2. Beautiful projects, Lori — I love (and didn’t know about) those gorgeous butterflies! What embossing folder is that on the pretty white card — another <3!! Love the all white and touch of pink.

  3. Both are gorgeous. Love the butterflies. The first one would make such a lovely gift.

  4. It was so lovely meeting you in the Want 2 Scrap Graphic 45 blog hop and it is fantastic to meet someone SO close…We will have to get together sometime and play! Love your cards it is SO wonderful having you as a guest designer on Want 2 Scrap…can not wait to see what you do next! ….look behind you ….I am now following you !

  5. Both are so beautiful, Lori!! I love the papers, bling, and butterflies on the first, and the texture and perfect bow on the second!! Wonderful images as well!!

  6. Beautiful cards my friend!!! The first makes me think I’m in a garden and love the bling and love the clean, crisp look of the white of the second!!!

  7. Wow Lori…SO PRETTTTTTY!! They are both gorgeous!

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