Two new sets are coming tomorrow from Hanna Stamps(an adorable image set and a fun sentiment set)! Get all the details HERE. My girls absolutely adore the new set called Perfect Gift. Jordan immediately snatched an image up and turned it into an advent tag. Josey chimed in pretty quick that she wants to make Hanna advent tag too so that is next on our list. Here's the latest two tags for our advent calendar box. The girls are getting pretty good at this, huh?Here's a little sneak peek just in time before the sets are up for sale tomorrow. As you guys may be catching on, I'm sort of a notebook lover. I love to make them for gifts and I love to make them for myself. This little notebook is for ME! I am constantly making notes here and there about kit ideas for Ellen's store, project ideas for Card Club gals and little gifts to make for friends, teachers and family. So I thought this notebook would look perfect with the main image from the set Perfect Gift. Hanna is wrapping a gift......probably something cute for ME! There are SO many cute coordinating stamps with this set too...little ribbons, scissors, bows, boxes, tags....and the perfect sentiment too! You must see the entire set by clicking the link above. For the notebook cover I used my favorite papers right now from the Making Memories Noteworthy collection. You'll be seeing more goodies made with it soon. The circles and scallop circle are all SU! punches. Copic markers were used to color the Hanna image. I just cannot say how much I love my Copic Sketch markers. If you love to color sets like Hanna and others......you need these markers. Seriously. You do. You can get a great starter set at Ellen's store. The gift was paper pieced with scrap patterned paper.
Here's the inside of the notebook. The cover folds to the inside to make a pocket. The top portion of the notepad is covered with matching patterned paper. I can slip little bits of inspirational finds in the pocket or with the MM clip. Here's a closeup of the the fun chipboard letters. I colored the blue ones with Copic markers and the green ones were inked with Versamagic Chalk Ink. My favorite new thing to shop for is chipboard letters of all fonts and sizes. Then I keep them all together so I can mix and match the letters for a quirky look. Isn't that fun?? I used buttons for the dots on each *i*. One of my BFF's Pine would be so proud that I actually threaded my buttons, they're not naked! Oh, oh...I about forgot to tell you about another new favorite thing too.......Glossy Accents from Ranger. Oh man, I want to use it on everything!! You spread it on and it looks milky, but then it dries to this ultra wet looking gloss. I need gallons of it!!!!!!!!!
Tip of the day: If you love the idea of using these chipboard letters, here's a little tip for ya...Tim Holtz does this too.....use small sticky dots or simply peel the adhesive from the letters and stick them on a craft mat. Then you can color or paint or ink the letters without the moving all over the place. Let them dry and then you can pop them right off the mat. Like cookies on a cookie sheet..easy peasy. (Nichole likes it when I say that, LOL!) Anyway, I hope you love this new set and all of my favorite new things. Enjoy and get the set while it's HOT!!!