Monday, March 28, 2016

We Can See Clearly...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Food And/Or Drink" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
use acetate vellum or anything a little transparent or you can use your imagination to think of a different meaning and we look forward to seeing what you all create

I created a journal as a gift for a friend who is a keen gardener and made an acetate from those mucky green fingers. I started off by covering chipboard with papers from Tim Holtz Dapper Paper Stash Pad and overstamped with the beautiful floral images from Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers using Black Archival and Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink pads...

I then dusted the Heat Resistant Acetate with the EK Success Powder tool to get rid of any static and stamped the Wildflower Image with Versamark Ink, sprinkled over Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder and heat set making sure that my heat tool was nice and hot before applying to the acetate.
I decorated the acetate cover with Dapper Design Tape...Label Letters and Hex Fasteners...
and decorated a Fragment Charm with Label Letter numbers before fixing in place with Glossy Accents.
I then created pages for the journal from white cardstock and a divider page for each season of the year which I overstamped with Black Archival Ink. I fixed an acetate pocket in place decorated with Dapper Design Tape and alphabet stickers from my stash. I then die cut a matching floral image from white cardstock using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Wildflowers Thinlits and fixed in place on top of the acetate pocket...

I created a spine for the journal using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Substrate Surfaces...decorated with Naturals Black and Cream Ribbon...used the Cropodile Big Bite to punch holes and added Mini Book Ring Fasteners.
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and this month's guest designer. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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Thanks for popping by and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What a lovely album! Very delicate!
    hugs Zoey

  2. Awesome project, Kath. I'm sure your friend will love to receive such a thoughtful and beautifully executed gift.

  3. OOH your friend is so lucky to receive this! what a beautiful and totally awesome gift! I love the whole design of this Kath, GORGEOUS!

    Lols x x x

  4. Hi Kath and Buddy.happy Easter.Love the journal,sure your friend will be over the moon to receive it sooooo pretty and what a lot of work you've put into it.I have been doggy/moggy sitting but back now.Happy choc eating.Huggles and a Huge Easter Cuddle for Buddy.xx

  5. This is amazing! I love the theme and gorgeous design to this journal.
    Linda xxx

  6. Wow Kath, what a beautiful gift!! I almost wished I was a gardener ;) love your planner!! Hope you had a lovely Easter. Hugs Ann xxx

  7. Your friend is truely lucky to receive such a lovely gift.

  8. What a fabulous gift. The journal is beautiful Kath and I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Hope you enjoyed your weekend snuggling up with the Furry boy.
    Toni xx

  9. This is such a clever idea Kath, the acetate cover looks so beautiful with the embossing and I love the idea of acetate pockets inside too. A perfect gift for your gardening friend! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Kath, your friend is going to love this garden journal! Great idea with the acetate cover. I love how you have kept it basically neutral.

  11. This is gorgeous, Kath! I love the way the white die cute wildflowers really POP off the page!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Beautiful mini album, love the neutral colors and your flowers are gorgeous! Barbara

  13. Such a beautiful album, Kath. I love the beautiful flowers and the great colors. :)

  14. Wow! The stamp is amazing, can't wait to order mine! I love the almost monocromatic project. Lovely vintage look. Great combination of black and white stamping. Lovely! Hugs, Marzena

  15. What a beautiful mini album, Kath ~ the whole project is such a wonderful idea and I love how the white flowers pop against the neutral colour tones ~ gorgeous! xx

  16. Stunning journal, Kath! Love the kraft with the black and white combo very much! The wildflowers are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Your friend is going to love this mini album, Kath! Love the acetate cover and the colors. Cathie


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