Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop: Gift Ideas for Autumn Giving & CANDY!



It's that Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop time of the month once again! Take a look at the challenge that Sharon presented us with:
"Autumn is the perfect time to get started on some of those projects we've been thinking about and putting off all summer. The Design Team at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has come up with some GREAT project ideas and would like to share them with you today. Each Design Team Member was asked to create something they like to give as a gift during the upcoming fall and winter seasons. I know you'll be thrilled to see all the fabulous gift ideas they are showcasing today!"

My gift project is designed for a friend who loves to journal or keep lists:


I began with a composition notebook that you can buy almost anywhere right now. You may be able to find some at very good sale prices, due to school beginning.

The beautiful decorator paper featured is 7 Gypsies "Conservatory" from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Isn't is gorgeous? The first time I saw it, my jaw dropped...vintage and botanical...can it get any better?  



I used the 8" X 8" pad, filled with double sided prints. Sharon will also be carrying a 6" X 6" pad of the same design.

Take a close look at the precious Bible verse on the tag. It's Verve's "Proverbs 3:5 Plain Jane" stamp stamped with Versafine Sepia ink, both sold at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


Stamped distressing with a vintage button and twig finish the tag. May Art's Black Twill (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) ties the journal shut for privacy, as well as keeping any extra notes or goodies tucked in.
Deb (you're here! Thanks for coming!)
Holly McMillen
Michele Woerner
Barb Schram is not playing this month

Once again, there is mystery candy involved in this hop! Yes, it is the items shown in the top picture! Make sure that you leave a little bit of love at every stop to be sure to be entered!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

105 comments:

Sandra said...

she is going to love it! Nice job.
Sandra

Mary said...

What a wonderful gift!!! Love the birds!

Kelly Massman said...

Your journal is GORGEOUS!!!! tfs

Linda Carlson said...

Altered items are wonderful gifts! You are talented

Donna VW said...

What a beautiful gift!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What an absolutely magnificent gift! A true keepsake!

imastampin said...

Deb, you always have such wonderfulness to share with us. Your creation is absolutely gorgeous. I love the vintage birds.

Lillian Child said...

Deb, this journal is so very beautiful! I love the conservatory paper you used and the inspirational quote is PERFECT. My niece recently created travel maps for the Oregon dept of transportation depicting "nature" spots to visit throughout the state. This would be a fabulous journal idea for her birthday! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love that Bible verse and your vintage card is awesome!

Bev J. said...

Beautiful-my daugheter would love it being a birder!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a nice journal. Love the tag and the twine! :o)

j_bergs said...

I simply love all the Graphic 45 paper and the vintage look. I especially like the bird print. Very beautiful.

ShelleyAnn said...

This journal is absoluely beautiful...that would be a wonderful gift that would be treasured by the recipient- awesome job!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Very nice!

Robbie said...

What a gorgeous package! Love your journal...

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm just thinking how beautiful this is! The birds are just gorgeous! Lovely job!

Anonymous said...

Love the journal ~ and so will your friend.

Debbie said...

Oh so pretty ... that nature DSP is so trendy right now!!!

Little GTO said...

Deb
You are so right! The paper is beautiful and the notebook/journal is perfect!I do believe I shall have to visit the paper department! Hee hee!
Sharon L

Anonymous said...

Love this altered book. Sure beats the black and white that comes on it!

Edna R (Garland)

scalder said...

Great altered book. Although I've never tried an altered project yet, I love this idea. With Christmas coming up I think I just may give it a go!! Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win blog candy:)

Anonymous said...

I love your altered composition book. What a nice gift.

sharon d said...

Your journal is gorgeous. What a wonderful gift, she'll tresure it.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous journal!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this!!! What a great gift!

KathyK
kekcastle@hotmail.com

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Deb, this is gorgeous!!! I love everything about this BEAUTY!! Hugs, Sabrina

Rita said...

I luv your notebook design...it's so beautiful & a great gift idea!

Catherine Kraft said...

I love your journal, what a wonderful gift. You have given me inspiration and some wonderful ideas. I'm going to be doing 35 journals for a ladies retreat soon and i hope mine turn out as lovely as yours.

Blessings,
Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Susan G said...

The paper is gorgeous! The birds are so life-like.

Betty Townsend said...

I love this! Very nice!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! this is just stunning and your are right, that paper is gorgeous!! Hugs,

Cin said...

I would love a gift like these. Great Job and beautiful colors.

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty. That paper is amazing.

Debbie S

cristinoel said...

This is soooo beautiful!

Charlette Finley said...

Love your journal is is just beautiful. What a great gift to give someone. There is nothing nicer then something made from the heart! TFS

Sue D said...

Your friend is going to love this notebook--it is beautiful!

Playing with Paper said...

This is such a lovely gift! Simply beautiful!! I love your work Deb :)

aggiesgirl said...

Sweet and thoughtful gift...nice work

Terre said...

Sandra love your bird journal, nicely done.

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow, that 7 Gypsies Conservatory paper is GORGEOUS!!! Love your journal, such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Elisse S said...

What a beautiful journal - I am certain your frien will love it! I love the buttons you use on your projects - where-ever do you find them?!

dinosaur said...

This is a beautiful gift. I love the papers you chose to use.

Lyn said...

Deborah, it just can't get any better than botanical AND vintage at the same time! Your journal is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful idea with so much creativity. Thanks....

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your altered composition book is absolutely gorgeous, Deb! I love the papers you used! This is really special! Such a wonderful gift!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful, love the colors and the design.

Anonymous said...

This would make an ideal gift for the birdwatcher or use a floral combo for the gardener! Thank you for sharing!

Yvonne said...

Love the paper! Already have and hate to cut it up! Journal is very nice.

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous journal! I smell Christmas gifts....!

Shirley N said...

Your journal is beautiful, what an amazing job you did! She will love this for sure!!!

Holly aka Toy said...

What an amazing journal, Deb! Anyone would love such a thoughtful gift!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Deb, this is simply Gorgeous!!
Love that paper, and the verse is one I remind myself of all the time!
Your Girlfriend will love this!

Thank you for sharing!

Lana said...

I love your journal it's so beautiful with the birds and the scripture verse!! Wish I were the one receiving it LOL

Luanne said...

Aren't Verve verses the best? I love it on your project. What pretty paper too. Great gift, especially for a guy! TFS!

Laurie said...

This journal is a great gift idea and I love the way you've made it even better with the perfect embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Totally stunning. I should make one of these for my BFF who has been with me for a month since my husband passed away. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm in awe of these papers.
Peace, Becky Johnson

jan said...

Oh how sweet!!

Mary Sue said...

Great project as always.

Lynn said...

A perfect blend of paper, ribbon, verse. A lovely, lovely job.

Lynda said...

Wonderful gift...the birds are beautiful.

Never2manybooks said...

What a wonderful gift you have made! Love the birdies! I love the blog candy too. Hope I win!!!

Kim Thorne
msjmom@msn.com

Leigh said...

Lovely gift and that paper is gorgeous.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Gorgeous! I am not too into birds but when you add the eggs, I love them. Absolutely fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a stunning book! You've done a super job. I just love the birds and I definitely need to get myself some Plain Jane's. Thanks for such great inspiration.
Beth Greco

PatS said...

Great gift idea. Love all the sweet birds.

Betty said...

Good to have talented friends who love you. Love this paper and the way you used it. I'm a bird lover so I think it's really special.

SueB said...

Cool vintage-y notebook - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

Peggy said...

Love the journal. Anything with birds and one of my favorite Bible verses.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

creativearts said...

Great composition book! I love the paper!

Janet L. said...

Your journal is sooooo classy and elegant. Your friend will be tickled pink!

marilynwillauer said...

Great idea for a journal. . . .reminds me of some of the birds we saw this summer!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Ola said...

This is such a gorgeous gift!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

What a stunning gift! I love the paper. Beautiful work Deb. Linda Duke

Joan Ervin said...

What lovely papers, Deb..this makes such a wonderful gift...sooo elegant and shabbylicious!!!

Nancy Curtis said...

The journal is beautiful and a very useful gift!

Jean McKenzie said...

How beautiful - a gorgeous gift. I love the paper and the tag!

Pam said...

Just a beautiful gift. Anyone would just love to recieve it.

KathyE said...

Absolutely beautiful! You would never know this gorgeous creation started life as a composition notebook. Wonderful work!

Hilda said...

Love the journal... it's gorgeous! What a great gift idea... TFS.

lynn said...

what a beautiful journal,she will surely treasure it. great job and love the added touch of the twig.
:)
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Colleen Dietrich said...

Deb, I see that your jaw dropped when you saw this paper too. I made an audible gasp when I saw all this gorgeous paper covering a lowly composition book! Great job!

Noni said...

Love the colors, everything is so well put together!

Becki Bertuccelli said...

I love this paper! Your project is so vintage and beautiful

connie said...

I agree she is going to love this!

Elena said...

Your friend will love it! How gorgeous!

Marilyn Bronson said...

That paper is so gorgeous -- I love anything botanical. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Ooooh..so nice..great idea for gift giving.

JenMarie said...

Oh how lovely!

chaun said...

Beautiful!

Serena said...

Awesome gift! Beautiful paper!

jonim52 said...

Lovely!

Nancy said...

Beautiful journal, I know your friend will love it!!

NanaBeth said...

This is beautiful-what a wonderful gift. I was not impressed with this paper collection until I saw this-now I want it!

Donna Sue said...

Love all the birds--I have many in my yard. Nice work!

Lori C said...

Beautiful journal... What a great gift!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful!!!!

Beate said...

I really love this book!!!!!!!

Beate

Agnieszka said...

Amazing gift! Beautifully done!

Kelly G said...

What a beautiful gift!

SJ said...

Your friend is going to love this journal.

pacools said...

I saw this paper recently and didn't buy it but I was certainly drawn to it. Nice job very inspiring.

Meda said...

You are right! My jaw dropped too when I saw this paper on your journals. I love making hardbound books.

Donna said...

Beautiful! I would LOVE to own this- the papers, ribbon, sentiment all coordinate perfectly!

Jackie L Watson said...

Gorgeous project, I love the Vintage look of your notebook, and the birds make it even more awesome.

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Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

I just LOVE this journal! It is wonderful. Dave and I are both bird watchers...love that paper!

The Verse is great anywhere on anything, for anyone, isn't it?

Your friend will love it...but not as much as you!

He IS Able,
Traci S.