Monday, June 20, 2011

A Love Story part 1

I am entering this in 2 challenges
Whimsical Wednesday and
Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time
     The challenge at My Creative Time was to use a lite cartridge, and add bling.  So I started with the Handy Man cartridge.
     The challenge at Whimsical Wednesday was just to make a Father's day card/project, and this was certainly a project.
     This is the front cover of a book that I made for my husband for Father's Day, I have not scrapbooked in the past, so this was by far the most intimidating project I have taken on. The house was cut at 10 1/4", and mounted on cardstock that was 8 1/2" X 4 1/4". I stitched the roof with white gel pen, and the picket fence and title are stitched in red. The windows were made with plain white cardstock and I brushed light yellow ink over them.  The name on the front door was cut from the Pooh font cartridge, I don't know the size since I had to shrink it on my design studio.  For the doorknob I used a brown button with ivory twine.  The flowers in the window are from my Freshly Picked cartridge, but I added bling to the centers of the flowers and used glitter glue on the flowers and leaves.  Lastly I used my binder to cut the holes and bind the book all together.


  1. Wow! What a great scene. I'm sure the inside is just as fabulous. Thanks for playing at WHisical Wednesdays!

  2. This is such a sweet & sentimental cover. It is not only pretty but meaningful. I love the title, the name on the door, the picket fence, your stitching...everything is just so nice! Great job!!!Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  3. Great job with your project!I love all the super details and the name on the door,COOL!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  4. Super cute Tanya!! I'm totally loving that cute little flower pot in the window. :)

  5. Wow! This is just amazing! Your hubby must have loved it! The details are awesome! Thanks for playing along with My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge!

  6. You may have been intimidated but you can never tell by the way your project came out. It is perfect. I love the stitching on the roof! Very clever to ink the windows with the yellow ink! The little flowers you added in the window is just adorable. This is such a great Father's Day gift and I am sure your Father in Law just loved it. Thank you for playing along at Whimsical Wednesdays.


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