Friday, December 3, 2010

Control the Chaos...TE Release Day!

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Aaaah, it's finally Friday, which means it is Release Day at Taylored Expressions! I hope you have enjoyed the last couple days of sneaky peeky fun. Today I decided to share a project meant to get myself organized. I am addicted to writing myself little notes, but they usually end up all over the place, which kind of defeats the purpose! So, I thought I would create a "note catcher" that I could hang in my craft space or in my kitchen to help me corral all those pesky reminders in one place. I began with a simple layout and pretty patterned paper that can be easily changed to whatever colors or themes you might like.
(By the way, speaking of getting organized, today is the last day to enter my Mystery Giveaway! For an extra chance to win some goodies, visit all the Baker's Dozen blogs today, then go to THIS POST and leave me a comment telling me which project you can't wait to CASE and find out other ways to win!)

The key to my little catch-all board was the brand new Scallops & Circles Impression Plate, which I used on two colors of cardstock. After stamping the pretty leaf image from the newly released set, Friendship Blooms, I ran the plate through my Big Shot. The scallop impression was the perfect size and, after carefully running a hobby blade along one scallop on each panel, I had a handy dandy note catcher. Next, I needed some nice little notes to write on, and I stamped several of the lovely blooms from the set onto trimmed paper. Now I can keep track of all my reminders and ideas in one place!

BEAN NOTES

  • Stamps: Friendship Blooms (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • Patterned Paper: Brook (Crate Paper)
  • Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry (SU!)
  • Fibers: Green Satin Ribbon (generic)
HAPPY BEANS
I hope you are more organized than I am, and if not, maybe this little project can help you out, too! Check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for some wonderful inspiration. The TE Store is now open. Happy crafting!

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8 comments:

Karen Giron said...

OH my, what a fabulous idea!! I love the scallops - that's so clever!

Donna said...

oh my goodness - what a FUN noteboard!! you are so creative Regina!

Corinna McGregor said...

I have to make one of these!! Love it Regina!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an awesomely creative project Regina! Lovin' all the scallops!

Jackie Pedro said...

Seriously? Does your creative mind EVER hit a wall? This is fantastic!!!

Karen Motz said...

LOVE the note catcher idea!!! The way you incorporated the scallop as the 'note holder' is brilliant!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute Regina! I LOVE how you used the imbossed scallops as tabs to hold notes!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your note board. Terrific idea, I may have to try my hand at one. Hugs,