Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration- LACE

I'm convinced the weeks fly by faster & faster as time marches on! Another week has flown by and here we are with another Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration Saturday! This week we are featuring LACE!
There are lots of pictures today showing you a Graphic45 Staples, their envelope six pocket kraft album that I covered with Graphic45 Once Upon a Springtime papers! I added the year 2012 because this is a Gratitude Album for 2012 that will be gifted to my daughter! There are six envelopes, each envelope contains two index cards with corresponding months and days to write at least one thing every day of the year that she is grateful for! The 8x8 Once Upon a Springtime paper pad is on sale! This is a peek at the album back. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that 1/4" ringlet trim for edging! Inside the front top flap shows the adhesive Velcro dot and the ringlet trim again. The bow embellishment on the front flap features 7/8" white crochet lace for the bow with a suede leaf and chenille dot ribbon pressed onto a trimmed down Cosmo Cricket Gluber! This pocket flap is edged with 3/4" lace with pearl center. There is a suede leaf to the right side of the crochet lace flower. The 1 1/2 " pink lace is folded in half and hand sewn to gather center thus creating the round blossom. More of the 3/4" lace with pearl center trimming the flap and making the bow located in the lower right hand corner of this envie page.
More 7/8" crochet lace with 1/8" velvet ribbon inserted down the ribbon center. I had just a tiny piece of the crochet lace left so I created an embellishment by sewing the edge and gathering!
This lace comes to us off a Webster's Pages Ribbon Trim Card! The small blossom is created using 5/8" sheer loop trim!
And the final page uses one of my all time favorites, 1/4" ringlet trim! I created a flower by sticking it around in a circular fashion onto a Cosmo Cricket gluber! I LOVE it! It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day living this life that we forget to pause and Be Grateful! I think this little gratitude album will help to remember just that! A favorite saying of mine that reflects along the same line of thought- What if we woke up today with only the things we thanked God for yesterday?

And here is the LACE Ribbon goodness that will be won by commenting on the designer's blogs listed below! You may want to comment on each one, because it increases your chances of winning! Good Luck! The blog candy winner will be selected at 6pm EST on Tuesday, September 27 and posted on Sharon's BLOG on Tuesday night or Wednesday, so please check to see if you're the lucky winner!

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram

Michelle Woerner

Deb Saaranen

Tammy Hershberger

65 comments:

Sharon Johnson said...

Oh, Barb! What a lovely project and a wonderful gift idea for your girls. And I LOVE your saying about waking up today -- I'm going to remember that!!! Each time I cut some of that Ringlet Trim, I think of you - you have used it SO effectively in so many applications, and today I LOVE how you made a flower of out it with a Gluber -- a fabulous project!!! TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a really cute little project. You've used a whole variety of lace, each one slightly different. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beth Greco

Carla S. said...

What a fabulous project, Barb! Love the papers and the beautiful details on every page!

Ann G's crafts said...

From the outside you would never imagine all that lace is hidden on the inside. This is amazing.

Lynda said...

Wonderful creations and what a wonderful theme - 'gratitude!
Lynda

Darlene G said...

What a beautiful idea. Your daughter should be excited.

Kelly Sas said...

Love how you decorated the envelope album! Absolutely gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

Barb, I almost missed your blog but double checked through the list and I'm so glad I did!!! Your mini album pockets are absolutely WOW!!! The lace treatment adds that 'special' touch for all the wonderful things inside:)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Barb, this is absolutely stunning and what a fabulous gift idea! I am going to do two of these for my daughters... what a wonderful tradition to share! LOVE all the beautiful accents you added to each envelope with the lace and elegant papers!

Yvonne said...

great little book! Love graphic45 papers. The laces have added so much.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun project! i really do need to get out my bind it and try a book! Looks so fun with the lace, which BTW I really would like to win some :)

Playing with Paper said...

The album is beyond beautiful!! I love all of your details you can tell you really put a lot of love into your project. Also what a wonderful gift! She will love it :)

Peggy said...

I just love mini albums and this one is Fabulous! Love the lace!

creativearts said...

This is a fantastic gratitude journal! Love those Graphic 45 papers and you added the lace and ribbon just perfectly!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Barb, love what you did with this little album. All of the trim details that you added are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly Massman said...

What a wonderful idea! And, I love that paper collection you chose! It's all really pretty!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I love this project. The ribbon and trim add the perfect touch.

Becky Green said...

VERY PRETTY!!!!!! Those little books take ALOT of work!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!! :)

Michelle said...

Lace..love it! Lace and ribbon ~ even better! YOur project is beautiful!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cool! And I just got that paper, so many fun ideas, thank you!

Shirley said...

What a wonderful gift for your daughter! LOVE everything that you did to the gratitude book, especially your last flower. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Serena said...

This is so pretty! Love all the lace and ribbon added to the pockets and the papers you used! What a fabulous gift!

Lynn said...

I love this idea of a gratitude album. I think you may have solved my Christmas gift dilema. Beautiful, eligant combinations on each folder. TFS

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Barb! This is just beautiful. Great project!

Anita said...

Stunning!

Marisa said...

Totally fabulous project!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful book to give to your daughter which she will treasure forever, I just love how you incorporate the ribbon in your project. I love to hoard beautiful ribbon instead of using them on my cards.

Elena said...

What a beautiful project! Love how you used different laces here!

Denise said...

Lovely project! What a nice gift idea! Beautiful lace trims make it so elegant!
DeniseB

Peggy said...

Love the envelope album. The papers and lace are wonderful.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Amanda R said...

This is such a wonderful idea and I love how you covered each individual pocket. Definitely need to copy it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is the first word that comes to mind. LOVE! That is the second word that comes to mind...you must love your daughter so very much to make such a thoughtful gift for her! I keep a Gratitude list...but large and out in the open so that I can be reminded of His Goodness every time I pass it. This is absolutely beautiful! I love lace, and you used it to it's full potential. I love how much you love that ringlet trim...and it is contagious...I love it, too! This is one of the nicest gifts I have seen...and it is so important to be reminded of the things in our live that we are grateful for...not just at Thanksgiving...but daily. And, this is beautiful, page by page! I like the idea of carrying a year at a time! It is a wonderful thing to remind her to look through if she is tested by storms during the year. Well done!

Thank you for sharing! I would like to CASE the idea. There is no way I could CASE each page. May I? Thank you so much!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous creation, love how you used all the beautiful lace! Thanks for the inspiration!

JenMarie said...

Lovin' all the lace!!

szbacn1 said...

Beautiful!!! Definitely a work of art!

Anonymous said...

What a unique idea! Would make a wonderful gift...

McStamper said...

Beautiful book. I am sure it will be treasured.

Sandra said...

wonderful! What a great idea!
Sandra ltb

Lynn said...

What a terrific idea!

jean w. said...

Wow Barb you are way beyond my scope of creativity! This project of a gratitude folder is awesome! You really are amazing! TFS!!!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous!!

Carol E said...

Love the tag book what a great idea, thank you so much for sharing it, it's very lovely.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Barb! What a beautiful gift.

tina said...

Great project. So pretty.

Tina

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and unique project..so many lovely papers, ribbons and laces!

Barbara said...

Wow! Really pretty and a great keepsake for your daughter.

Luv 2 Create said...

Goodness Barb, this gratitude album is simply gorgeous. What a wonderful array of papers, laces, bling and your creativeness. Luv it.
Marcie

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Such an amazing keepsake for your daughter! Priceless!

paperpapier said...

love this envelope pocket album, beautiful paper and of course, lace add a wonderful texture and style to it.

Lynne said...

Barb - Love this idea - and what a wonderful gift for your daughter. Love the paper and all the embellishments.

Sue D said...

What a lovely album!

Bev J. said...

Love that ringlet trim. Great album for your daughter-very pretty. I have that dp and really like it.

Nancy said...

You are so crafty! What a beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Auntie Em said...

So pretty and made even more special with all the pretty trims. A beautiful gift which I am sure she will enjoy!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

BY: triciacarrier81@yahoo.com


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for showcasing this book and for the amazing inspiration uve given us thru ur beautiful talents!!!

Renee VanEpps said...

Oh this is just amazing! Tremendous work, love the ringlet trim so much!!!

catdidit said...

LOVE this project Barb! How awesome and with the lace trims, the perfect touches!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love all the different laces you showed. So pretty!

LindaS said...

OMG such a beautiful creation. Love how the ribbon is used on each page.

Betty Neville said...

What a great project! Beautiful!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful project! LOVE it! I think I'm going to have to "borrow" this idea - and, make gratitude albums for Thanksgiving. Love that ringlet trim - and, all the beautiful lace you used. Just GREAT!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful project and way to remember our blessings.

callyannc said...

Beautiful! A very creative lady! TFS CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

love your envelope idea. good use of lace. unique and beautiful. love it.
laura huffman
laurahuffman@ciaccess.com