Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MFP New Release Blog Hop - Day 1 - Tweet Blessings

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers' Design team Blog hop for the August Release! Today we are highlighting Tweet Blessings.

Kent and I love to go hiking and bird watching and I needed a little notebook to record where we go and what birds we see. This new stamp set is perfect for my project.

I started with a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Composition Notebook. I cut panels to fit the covers, stamped on them and attached them to the notebook. Before adhereing the front cover - I made a book mark by ataching the hummingbird charm to 10" of gold cord with a knot. I taped the end on the front cover before attaching the piece of stamped designer paper so it comes out at the top and loops into the notebook.

I did a little stamping on the inside covers and on the pages.
And here's the back.

I used my Brother P-Touch Label Maker for the "Bird Sightings" title on my little notebook.

And now for all the deets about our blog hop - be sure to read how you can win new MFP Stamps!

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010.
On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISS A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!
August Guest Designer- Wendy
Julia - Me!

Stamps: MFP - Tweet Blessings
Paper: White - MFP, DP Dream Street Papers/Sam-Change is Good
Ink: Ranger Distress - Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky, Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Composition book, pink Zutter 1/2" corner rounder, gold cord - MFP, Hummingbird charm - MFP, Sponge and applicator - Ranger, Brother P-Touch Label Maker, scor tape.

55 comments:

Pauline said...

A lovely book, one that you will enjoy using, it's so 'tweet'!

Bahb said...

Ut! Oh! I see a Zutter in my future. And how perfect Tweet Blessings is for making those books as gifts. I assume everyone over 50 is into Bird-watching because that's about the time the kids are gone from the nest and we get chances to peek into the nests outside our windows.

Heather said...

A gorgeous book, really like it. It must have taken you ages. Heather:)

Cook22 said...

Another bird-watcher here, so of course I love this. Mind you, I get as much fun and entertainment from watching the ones in the back yard as I do the ones we see when we are out and about.
I wasn't actually following the blog hop, just daisy-picking here and there, but I am so glad I found this.

Lois said...

What a great project! My neighbor's son and his wife are both birders. They would love this.

Vicky Gould said...

Wonderful journal, Julia!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome journal, Julia!! I love it!! Front, back, and everything in between!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful book for birding ...so creative. TFS!
Like your photo header...my neighbors were there and I recognized it from their photos.

Emily Keaton said...

What a super cool project, Julia!! I just love how you used so many images from this set :)

njgramma said...

My favorite papercrafting projects are altering things. Love this simple yet graceful notebook. I also like the idea of attaching a bookmark. Thanks for the details.

wendyp said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!! What a great idea!!! I have to make one of these with the sealife set for my DS. He loves keeping track of the fish they catch and he'd love this idea!

jovialjudi said...

Julia can I just say this is brilliant?? Think I will be definitely be using this idea as I too am a bird watcher. And who wouldn`t want a gorgeous book to jot down the bird sightings?FABULOUS project!!!!!!!!

Beach Girl 115 said...

t a n inspiring project! Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Good show Julia! Love your altered project.
Connie

Carol Dee said...

Great idea, wonderful gift fot the birdwatcher.

Doris said...

Beautiful!

Shore Girl said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love all the details (stamped pages, bookmark etc.)

Becky said...

Very pretty.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat idea to do a bird sightings book! The papers you used are making me drool; I love em!

Claudine Poch said...

Wowzer, this is a fantastic project! Great use of the stamps, and so many wonderful details!

jdmommy said...

What a fabulous project for a bird lover........and we all apparently are!! This is such a great idea!! Beautifully done, GF!

Bev E said...

Wow great book. I really like how you stamped the pages & the back cover.

imastampin said...

How cute this project is!

Susan Raihala said...

What a great idea! And so beautiful, too!

Joanne Travis said...

What a fabulous gift idea for a birdwatcher. you are so creative, Julia!

Crystal said...

This is soooooooo CREATIVE!!! LOVE this idea Julia!

anya said...

What a cool project, Julia! I love to watch the birds - maybe I need a notebook, too! ;)

maryr917 said...

this is a another of your great projects julia-you showed the new stamp set well

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!!! How gorgeous!! I love this journal!! So beautiful!! Love the colors!! Great project!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful book! So creative!!

FibreJunky said...

I adore this notebook! It's beautiful! Definitely something I'd love to carry.

Michelle VP said...

What a cute book! I love how you decorated the outside and inside! :)

Patti P. said...

I love making little books, as I am a list maker. This set is perfect for yours and you did a wonderful job both in and outside.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Julia--this is beyond cute!!!! And I'm a bird watcher (birder I guess is more correct). I've got to CASE this for myself! TFS

MariLynn said...

Oh my Julia, I am blown away with this bird book. You did an awesome job!!

Anne said...

Perfect is right!! This is a wonderful way to showcase this new release Julia!! Love the distressing, such a great little keepsake!!

Amanda B said...

good job!

Chrissy D said...

This is sooooo pretty!

Sue D said...

Perfect for a bird watching notebook and I like the hummingbird bookmark.

Emily Leiphart said...

Julia, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the pretty little details for your bird-watching notebook. Since this is my first time visiting your blog, I have to remark on the gorgeous banner photograph. I hope to travel to Ireland someday soon!

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous journal -- perfect use for this stamp set. :)

Benzi said...

This is great! I love birds and am a watcher. I love to see what birds come to my yard, which ones linger and how long. Your bird watching book is just beautifully done.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

What a wonderful use for this stamp set! Nice job!

peggysue said...

Oh my, what a sweet little notebook, the colors and patterns are so vintage, my favorite style. My first thought opening your post was ooooh, I want one!

mmwilken said...

This is perfect for your bird watching book!! I love bird and bird house stamps so I love seeing all the different ways to use them. Thanks for your inspiration!!

Virgo5 said...

Great little book! Nicely done!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Julia. Love the colors and the great bird image. :o) The chram is the perfect embellishment.

Carol said...

What a wonderful project!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is such a wonderful memory keeper that you'll reflect back on years from now! I love the little charm!

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is just beautiful! Wonderful design, colors, and detailing! Perfect bird journal!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fabulous idea! Love your journal cover with the little bird charm...gorgeous!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous idea, Julia! Beautifully done!

carrie said...

Great book! This is a neat project, but it must have taken you a lot of time to create. It certainly will be fun to use.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a great use for that awesome bird stamp...I love this, Julia!!!!

Lillian Child said...

Oh my, Julia ... love this idea and your colors are beautiful!