Monday, October 22, 2012
Happy Birthday, SB!
Today, October 22nd, we are celebrating our PCP leader, Susanna Boyd's, birthday with a week-long Blog Hop celebration that every member on the Planet can participate in!
The Super Novas got together and each made a special birthday gift for Susanna's birthday. In honor of this momentous occasion, we invite everyone to join in the hop and post a birthday greeting on each of our blogs for a chance to win some fun blog candy! Extra points for commenting on the designers’ projects too!
So, join us for Susanna’s birthday party celebration from October 22nd through October 28th. Random winners will be announced on Monday, October 29th on each designer’s blog.
Of course, taking care of a galaxy of Super Novas means that SB has got to be organized! I figured she might enjoy having a pretty portfolio! It was inspired by an expanding file folder with a twine-twist closure, but this one is a whole lot more fun! The outside is deceptively plain, but from the inside you can see that in this case, SB could also stand for super-blinged!
I really had fun making this project! Surprisingly enough, the only stamps I used were for Susanna's monogram! The rest was just cutting, die-cutting, distress-inking, taping and gluing. Although the decorating process took a little time, the actual construction part is fairly quick and simple. This project has lots of pockets to stash bookmarks, etc. The bonus is that it keeps a pencil handy, and allows for the notepad to be replaced when the paper's all gone...
Since the designer papers I chose are from a 6 x 6 inch pad, some of the elements had to be pieced together, which provided ample opportunity for plenty of mixing-and-matching of patterns and colors. Gotta love the coordinating washi tape! I used lots of want2scrap bling, along with a few rhinestones from Kaiser Craft and Jolee's.
I absolutely love how this turned out! Since it is also today's PCP tutorial (video on YouTube), I have a head-start on making one for myself! Otherwise, I might've had a hard time parting with this one! ;)
Love you, Susanna! I hope you have the best birthday ever! Let's make a date to celebrate together when we go to CHA in January! Cannot WAIT to see you! xoxoxo
Gina K Pure Luxury "tan leather" card stock
Teresa Collins' Vintage finds designer paper
Vintage finds washi tape
TSOL monogram stamp set
Ranger distress ink
Spellbinders classic circles large and small
want2scrap, Kaiser Craft, and Jolee's bling
Sew Easy fancy floss
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSANNA!