Monday, December 31, 2012

I'm late, I'm late...

for a very important date!!! So said the White Rabbit. Are you in your party gear or still in your PJ's like me??? Welcome to the last day and Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge for 2012. We are already getting into the party mood with The Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Of course, like me, you may well think of Alice in Wonderland but we want you to think much further than that with this challenge theme and just have some really great, crafty fun... It's an Anything Goes, go mad week, so jump in and celebrate inky style!
l am feeling a bit like the White Rabbit lately. It seems as if I'm always rushing around with one eye on the clock, wondering if I'll make it! Life as normal I suppose with a boisterous baby on the loose...
Despite the fact that we live in a world surrounded by ever developing technology, sometimes you just can't beat the good old paper and pen. Maybe you are like me and still find yourself jotting things down on bits of paper, which is very handy until that elusive scrap goes AWOL.
So I decided to create a simple but fun book for all those important squiggles and notes. Hence the save the date design and all the clocks. I love Tim's Destination Paper Stash and knew it would be just perfect for the job. I covered two pieces of hardboard with different papers to create my covers and used lots of Distress ink around the edges.
I thought the clock and letters page would make a great dimensional cover. I cut four clocks out, stuck them to Grungeboard and edged them with ink for a chunky look. I cut the letters down a bit and then created lots of dimension using string, layering and foam pads. A Mr. Tim word band added a little extra interest...
l used my great Crop-a-Dile Big Bite to punch holes and set eyelets. The inside is dead simple, but that is exactly what you need if you are going to just jot down reminders, so I just stamped the month in the corner. Maybe you want to go to town with a really fancy inside!

So there you go. An ode, book style, to the faithful paper and pen (and my dizzy brain). For more inky inspiration, do take a look at the amazing ideas my teamies created on Simon Says Stamp & Show Design Team Blog, run off to your crafty zone and be in with a chance of winning this generous $50 voucher! Furthermore, let me wish you all a very happy, healthy and heartfelt New Year. Let's make it a great one! With love,


Sandra said...

This is truely amazing, Sarah! Love the idea of the book and of course the book itself. i can only imagine how time does fly by when you have a little one crawling around. Wishing you a fabulous new year and that you may have lots of creative playtime. Hugs, Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant idea! Love the layers of clocks on the front and the pages inside to capture the notes. Beautiful! Happy Happy Blessed New Year!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sarah, fabulous book, love the grungy, natural feel to this . The muted colours are perfect and I love the dimensional clocks and lettering. Happy New Year to you all. Tracy x

Redanne said...

Such a brilliant idea Sarah and not just for those with small babies on board! It's great to keep everything in one place. Love the papers you used and the grungy feel about it. Hope you and yours have a happy and healthy New Year. Hugs, Anne x

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Stunning project, Sarah! I love the cluster of clocks on the cover :)

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Candy C said...

Sarah...your fun appointment book is such a great idea! I adore your cover! Those images of old vintage clock faces are so cool! Love the "SAVE THE DATE" lettering. Love the twine wrapped amongst the clocks. Beautifully done! Happy New Year my friend! <3 Candy

Linda M. Cain said...

Have always loved these clocks! Great job!


Hettie said...

Love this idea Sarah and just what I could do with. I was thinking earlier today when I was filling in my filofax that I could do with a book for birthdays and anniversaries to save me writing them out all the time. Thanks for the tip!
Happy New Year to you all.

Anonymous said...

this turned out so great!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love all those clock faces!!! What a fab idea to make a book! So much to fill it up with having Ruby as your muse! Happy New Year!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Sarah, i've so enjoyed my visit today, and wish you all the very best blessings and the most joyful new year!

Janny Jager said...

A great and fabulous book Sarah.
Bets wishes and a creative 2013.
Greetings Janny

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is truly a great idea, Sarah, and you executed it beautifully. (I love Tim Holtz products too.) Happy New Year!

Maura said...

Love your theme and all the clocks!

Words and Pictures said...

PJs all the way... LOVE your thought about the handwritten note in our technological age, and this is a gorgeous notebook to keep that thought alive in practice. Beautiful papers... the clocks and the lettering are so cool with that added dimensionality - love the whole thing (can you tell?)...
Alison x

Juls said...

love it hugs Juls x

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