Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rainy Day Projects

You know how the song says, "It never rains in southern California"? doesn't rain often, and when it does people act like it's a blizzard. And I guess it a way. It rained today. I mean, it really rained! All day long. Which is pretty rare, especially this time of year. So, I spent the day making stuff. Here are a few things for you to see. (I know, two posts in one day...scary!)

This first project is for the Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday challenge. They said we were to make a post-it note holder. Well, since I don't follow directions well, I made this note pad holder instead.

This little dude is 8x2.5 inches or so. It holds the new Papertrey Ink notepads. I used some of the cute robot paper (Bella Blvd) from my last Apron Strings Designs kit. I know some folks make these by cutting a 8x5 note pad in half (places like Office Max or Staples can cut them for you). But I used the one that I purchased from PTI.

The stamp is from the PTI Just a Note stamp set.

I also made a flap for the inside and decorated that (I think somewhere on the PTI website there is a template for making these). This was my prototype since I plan to make some of these for gifts for my scrappy pals. (wink)

The next card is for Simple Doodles. Trish gave the guest DT and regular DT this snowflake digi stamp to play with.

I colored the image with blue marker, then added star dust Stickles. After 100 years it got dry! So I made it into a card. I used the CPC sketch #32. The printed paper is Rusty Pickle from a few years ago.

I used a Kaiser Kraft pearl for the center, and stamped a mini SU greeting on a piece of scrap paper. This is one of those times I wish I could use the sewing machine. This card would look great with some stitching. I swear I need to take a sewing class at Joann Fabrics just to learn how to use a machine to stitch on my cards!

And because we don't get snow here, but rather about 355 days of sun, here is another Simple Doodles image. This sun was a free digi stamp that Trish posted a few days ago.

I colored the sun with colored pencil. The paper is all My Mind's Eye. I really wanted to do a circle card, so got out my Creative Memories cutting system. I do have the Spellbinders circles, but I wanted the card base to be larger, so had to get into the CM circle system. See, there IS a reason why I have all this junk! You never know when you may need one thing or another!

I hope you enjoyed my rainy day projects! Check back tomorrow. You never know what you'll see here!


  1. well look at you making the most of one of our few rain days!! and i was thinking of the same song!! *great minds?* ok i will let you off the hook for being the rebel as your note pad holder is AWESOME!!! and what fun paper too :0)
    your snowflake card is super cute and i luv the papers :0)
    looking forward to having you as our guest designer in dec....hope we both don't get the boot for being rebels LOL
    now that is one bright happy sun card!! and yes there is a reason we hold onto all this stuff, that's what i tell my dh anyway lol

  2. you know I find it hard to believe that you don't following instructions.... ROFL

  3. Gorgeous projects Gloria!


  4. what fabulous projects chickie! love how your post it holder turned out..yummy! and beautiful work on the cards, too!

  5. I ditto Rose! What a fun day even though it rained! Your cards are beautiful and I LOVE the fun note holder - what a fun size and design!!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamps and Smiles! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  6. Gloria, these cards are so great! I especially like the websites and blogs pad of paper...something like that would be useful to me for keeping all of my websites and passwords organized. I go to about 6 different forums and upload to about 6 galleries for Creative Teams. I need something stylish like that! hee hee thanks for sharing your talent. PS I saw you on Faith Sisters.

  7. Great cards! Love the sun & the snowflake ~ it does take about 100 years for stickles to dry doesn't it!...that's why I hardly use it - to how it turned out!