Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Mail and a New Project...

Heyyyyy everybody! How goes it on this fine Wednesday??? I got some fun new happy mail I want to share with you! When I played Sunday grabs a couple weeks ago at SiSTV, I "grabbed" one of these fabulous hand-made coffee sleeves from the very talented MandyKay. I got to choose my own fabric - isn't it awesome? Here's how it looks on my coffee... and here's a pic of it by itself so you can see the groovy fabric on the inside! It's neat because it's not only cute, but the material is really soft - I'm going to keep it in my car - it will feel great on my cold fingers this winter! Thank you so much Mandy!

Okay, so if you visited the Crop Suey blog yesterday you already saw this, but just in case you missed it, I want to share my latest project with the January kit. It's a book I created to put all my creative ideas, sketches, quotes and all that other stuff that I think up or see somewhere and don't want to forget!
I started with just a plain composition notebook. Everything is from the kit, except for the black paint I used to stencil the title. I just placed the alpha stickers that came with the kit gently onto the cover and then sponged over the top with black paint. Then picked the alphas back up. The stars and moon are just cut out of the patterned paper. I added more patterned paper to the inside, along with a quote...
covered the back and wah la! I have a book ready to fill up with ideas!

So, it's Wednesday - Project 52 day! I'm not sure what my word for the day will be. I'm gonna have to take the day to think about it. I will make my ATC tonight and I will be back tomorrow to post it!

Oh, and by the way - there are only a couple more days for the big sale at Crop Suey! It ends at the end of January. To check it out, click here.

I also joined another group! My wonderful friend Bree has been inspiring me with her projects for "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal," so I decided to jump right in and play along! Check it out here if you are interested.

Alrighty - that's it for today, but I will be back tomorrow - see you then!

5 comments:

Nat said...

oh this journal is amazing!!! And I love the coffee holder thing - I would love this as a wrist warmer too :-) (there have been a lot of stores selling really cute ones here and they are a big hit- maybe you can make some too)

Bree said...

i am so glad you are doing the art journal thing with me... you crazy girl.... you and me are quite the pair with all of our "weekly/monthly" projects.... but i always need another excuse to create...lol... loving loving loving your idea catcher.. Now I have to go make one.. it's a brilliant thing!

Amy said...

Love that coffee sleeve! Your fabric choices were great!! And your journal is sooo cute too! Have a great day!

Cassie said...

Your journal is fantastic. Mandy Kay is so awesome!! I love her and I love Happy Mail. I am sending out some today!!

lauren said...

Love the notebook and coffee warmer! Cute!