Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Card Shark

Good morning all!

Back at Christmas time I received a notebook from my friend Dani. She had it inside of one of those really neat "jackets." When I got it I thought...I could do that. I did not, however, have the notebooks and decided that it was too expensive to just order the notebooks so...I waited. Well, recently I decided to make my grandpa, his wife, and Todd's grandma a score keeper notebook (inspired by Andrea Walford) so I went back to the place I was going to purchase the notebooks and decided I would just purchase some. Before paying for them, though, I e-mailed Dani and asked her if she wanted anything from this particular vendor as I know she likes their "stuff", too. Anyway, she didn't have anything really that she needed but did have some extra cut notebooks so she very kindly sent me some. Long story (hopefully not too boring) sorry!

So, today I get to show you my score keepers. I used Dani's notebook as a guideline for the "jacket" that it is in and the look of the score keeper that Andrea Walford made as my guideline for the outside. I used paper from the Jackpot Designer Series Paper pack, made the cards on the front, and then I had some felt letters that I used on one of the notebooks and then traced/cut out the letters for the other notebooks.

I am SUPER happy with how these turned out! They are headed out in the mail to the grandparents today. Hopefully, they will have them by Easter. Smiley from millan.net


12 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

These are adorable, Lorie. And that gives me an idea for bridge score pads for friends we play with. That would be so cute. I haven't had much time lately to stamp but I'm hoping to get back in the swing really soon. Have a great day!

Dani said...

Oh Lorie, these look FANTASTIC! Great job!

Jennifer ♥ said...

Super cute! What a great gift :)

resmith said...

These are great, Lorie!! I am sure the grandparents will appreciate them!

Sparkle said...

These are so cute! I know they'll love them!

Missy said...

They are great. I love them. I am sure the granparents are going to love them as well.

Katie Skiff said...

THese are cute!! The notepads are so fun to make huh? Your family will love them. Thanks for the comment on my blog today too!

Cristina said...

Oh those are so fun! Really cute paper!

Danni said...

Fabulous!! What a creative and fun project!

Sue from Oregon said...

these are so darn cute!

Allison said...

How fun! Love this idea and the color combos with the cards are super!

Kim said...

Those are fantastic Lorie! I love them...what a great score keeper and so stylish!!! Great work hun! I've made these before and I wanted to share with you that I went to Office Max and bought my mini legal notepads and for $1.20 they cut the whole pack in half so I have double the notepad that were slim enough for the notepad holders. :) Just an FYI! Hope you are having a wonderful week hun!
Hugs~ Kim