Tuesday, January 31

Blog Challenge: Maura's first project

 First of all, I have to say, I LOVE what Sheila did with her clothespins and this stamp!

I found this cool stamp from Inkadinkado, got two, and our January blog challenge was born as Sheila and I used this to make our projects to share with you.

If you don't know by now, I am a big fan of SteamPunk, and find myself using this style more and more.  I definitely saw the possibilities for some SteamPunk art with this stamp.  So, of course, my first project with this had to be along those lines!

I chose to use the stamped design as a background.  It fit in perfectly with the Graphic 45 SteamPunk Debutante papers. I also had the Graphic 45 stamps from this line, and could just picture all of this design kind of flowing out of her head. I added all kinds of gears, some rhinestones, a hinge, and a few other surprises in there, stamped "date" and put it together.

Now, I hear you say, is it just a book?  Well, no....it's the cover to a "perpetual" birthday/anniversary/important dates that you want to send a card to someone "book".

Here's a peek of an inside page with 2 months for dates on the left, and a pocket page on the right to put cards in. My thought is that as I make cards, I can put them in here and be totally organized, and mail them out on time.  (well...it was a good thought....)


  1. WOW! I think that SteamPunk and you were made for each other. Your book is absolutely gorgeous. And you're right...that stamp fits perfectly with your idea and all the added elements. I think your book is so much fun to look at that you WILL keep up with your cards and dates this year. Such a cool idea Maura!

  2. This would make a great class or you tube tutorial Maura! I have a store-bought organizer similar to this --- of course not as nice as this beautiful creation you shared here! Think about it!!!

  3. Thanks Sheila and Fran! I may see if the store is interested in this as a class. Fran, we have not tried making a video yet, but have thought about trying one - we just may have to make that a goal for this year.


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