Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I'll use this!
I'm a faithful reader of the Hero Arts Blog. This week's challenge is to make something birthday inspired. The featured artist, the awesome Tami Hartley, altered a pocket planner to use to keep track of birthdays. When I saw it I thought "Gee, I could use something like this. I make so many cards that there's really no excuse to miss someone's birthday" And then a bell rang in my head. I remembered something I had seen on the Simple Scrapbooks website, a download for a perpetual diary. I did some hunting and I found the download here. When I printed off the calendar pages I just designed my book cover around the colors and the clean and simple style of the monthly pages. I used the Hero Arts Small Concentric Circles stamp and inks from SU! in Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Orange, Almost Amythest, and Memento Tuxedo. After I stamped and punched out the circles I cut the chipboard to size 11 1/4 x 4 1/2 and used Mod Podge to adhere the circles. I was a little disappointed that some of the colored ink ran, but I still think a Mod Podged cover is the way to go for a book like this so I'm not re-doing it. I can say that the black Memento did not bleed at all. Yay for Memento! The alpha stickers are from Doodlebug and the large silver eyelet if from We R Memory Keepers.