The stamp I used on the cover is from Inkadinkado. It is SO cute. I just love that fat little bird! The bird is really what made me buy the stamp. LOL I stamped it with VersaColor Black and then embossed it with clear detail EP. Then I colored it with my Prismacolor Markers and shaded the edges with a sponge and light blue ink from one of my Marvy Matchable pads. I layered with old olive cardstock, and patterned paper from KaiserScrapbook. I used my new Martha Stewart border punch along the bottom. The ribbon is from Michaels. The whole piece is adhered with square pop dots.
I took both covers off before I did anything to the front. I wanted to cover all of the black faux leather stuff. First I laid the cover down on the cardstock and with a pencil marked the holes. Then I trimmed the cardstock to allow for 1 inch excess all the way around. I adhered the green cardstock with Perfect Paper Adhesive and a 1 inch foam brush. I allowed this to dry and then started the image. Once it was dry, I turned the cover over so I could see the holes and then using my crop o dile, I re-punched the holes into the green cardstock. I layered the cover with old olive and then the pattern paper from KaiserScrapbook. And finally my stamped image.
The inside of the front cover is also adhered with PPA. I cut this paper to allow for 1/8" border all the way around so the green cardstock would show. I again covered up the holes with the paper so when it was dry, I flipped the cover over so I could see the holes again (from the front side) and then re-punched the holes. Then I put the covers back on the book.
This little snowman is from Inkadinkado as well. I stamped him, embossed him, and colored him in with my Prismacolor markers. I added the light blue ink to the edges as well.
You can see in the picture above a calendar peeking from the right side. I made that up in my computer. (the grid and month part) and then I stamped all the numbers. I stamped some images to coordinate with the month of November and colored them in the same as the snowman. I wish I had smaller numbers to use but I didn't. And I didn't feel like typing them in when I made the month template; I don't know why.... But I'm not showing you the calendar part because I'm not done with it. LOL I will show you more of the book as I complete more of it. :) So far, I like how it's turning out and it's fun to make.
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