Friday, April 24, 2015

FNW3: A Project a Year in the Making

Hi, everyone! We had an absolutely gorgeous day on the island today. Just saw the weather station's report on the bad weather in Kansas. Hope you have had an uneventful weather day if not a pretty one.


These last couple of months have been like living in a semi-dream state. We're no longer tourists -- although a look at our wardrobe might provide evidence to the contrary. However, since we are only here a few months out of the year, we're not full-fledged residents.

This trip, we've taken strides to move away from tourist status and move closer to resident status. We've ventured out to learn our way around more of the island. We're started building relationships with a few locals -- folks living in our villa association and working in area establishments. And, I've signed up for tomorrow's beach dog walk that benefits the local animal shelter. I'll let you know how that goes next time we meet.  :)

Today's Card Project

Today's project -- yep, project -- has been nearly a year in the making. Its origins date back to last May's Simon Says Stamp CREATE event. During CREATE, Tim walked us through creating one of his Configurations. The pic below shows my CREATE 2014 Configurations.  :)

On the right, you'll see a little book of tags in the bottom compartment. Soon after making this Configurations, I decided to use this little book to record my memories of CREATE. It seemed like a really clever alternative to a traditional scrapbook page. And, lo and behold, I finally got around to doing just that last night and today!

Step 1: Decorate the cover. I had a rub on that we received at CREATE that I wanted to apply to the cover. Turns out I waited too long for that to happen. So, I did some old fashioned stamping and punching -- using Stampin' Up's Petite Petals, SU baker's twine, SU owl builder punch, and Idea-ology collage paper -- to decorate my cover.

Step 2: Plan Out the Tags. I disassembled the book, laid out the tags, and used sticky notes to label the topic for each tag.

Step 3: Write (and Edit) My Text. I first wrote out draft text for each tag on a separate piece of notebook paper before actually writing the tags themselves. I know myself too well and thought it better to be safe than sorry.  :)

Step 4: Write the Tags. Yep, this is where I took a big gulp and put pen to tag.

Step 5: Reassemble the Book -- and Admire My Handiwork. 'Nough said.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to a fun time at tomorrow's dog walk -- walking in honor of our little rescue. Also hoping to make a card for tomorrow's Operation Write Home sketch.

Congrats to Linda L, who won the April Words 2 Scrap By Challenge. We're hoping our next challenge, which posts on May 1, will click with our fellow crafters.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

  1. I love your configuration box and I love your little tag mini. I bet you are glad that you finally took pen to tag to finish this creation. It looks fabulous! Have fun on your dog walk today, I hope the weather is lovely. Hugs, Brenda