Thursday, September 10, 2009

August Project Parade - Day 13

Happy Thursday, everyone! It's Mercy! I have been blown away by the gorgeous and creative projects the Divas have been cranking out these last few days...talk about some wonderful Hostess Happiness! For my project I wanted to focus on one of my true loves...writing. Each month I get together with a few of my "wanna be writer" friends to share poetry and/or short stories that we have written the month before. Here is the Writer's Hostess Gift Ensemble for next month's hostess:
I altered an old writer's journal, and covered it with cardstock. I added a lock for privacy, and decorated the cover using one of my favorite sets Enjoy for the focal image. The sentiment in the lower right corner of the journal is from Express Yourself.
My friend has never been to our county library, so I purchased a library card for the next year just for her. I wanted to put it in something cutesy, so I decided to make a gift card holder. I used the polka dots and sentiment from Bountiful Backgrounds, the flowers from Budding Blossoms, and the butterfly from Enjoy to create this trifold library card holder.
What girl doesn't love a little something sweet while she is in deep concentration?!? LOL! I created an acetate box filled with Werther's Original candies using the sentiment from Delightful & Delicious, and the same butterfly used in the other projects.
The hostess also gets to invite three of her personal friends to the next month's meeting, so I created some 3X3 invitations in the same color scheme using the sentiment from A Cup of Life. I added the same butterfly used in the other projects to the outside of the envelopes.
That's it for me today! I had such an amazing time creating my first official Project Parade projects and post! It still seems like a dream...I can't believe that I am a Diva! LOL! Julee...thanks for such an awesome opportunity!
Do you have a fabulous hostess gift idea? We would love to see it! To play along, just make a project or card that shows us your take on the Happiness for Hostesses theme. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we love to see 'em! Just add a link to your creation to the Mr. Linky form in DAY ONE's POST before 8PM Mountain September 12th. Two lucky participants will win a stamp set of their choice from the Verve Store. We've also hidden another $25 gift certificate somewhere along the parade for a random commenter. So if you like what you see, be sure and give a little shout out in the comments of each post!
Project Supplies:
Papers: SU cardstock, SU retired designer paper
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Baja Breeze Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories: ribbon, linen thread, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, stickles, spellbinders nestabilities, big shot, mat pack, paper piercer, lock assembly, red-line tape, kaiser brown rhinestones, SU border punch, Martha Stewart border punch, scissors, acetate, scor-pal, SU circle punches, 3X3 envelopes, brad, sponge dauber

27 comments:

  1. Mercy, this is the sweetest gift, great idea....I luv it!

    enjoy *~*

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great gift! Your hostess will love it and appreciate all the time and effort you put into it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a neat gift idea for your friend!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mercy this is so beautiful and simply lovely!!! What a great hostess set and what a great thing to be part of such a group every month! LOVE it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ohhhh...WOW!!! this is another gorgeous set!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a great set. I love the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  7. this is so fabulous, Mercy! I love the idea of the library card :) Your friends are sure to love this :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a wonderful idea for your writing club!! I'm sure all the other women are going to want one of their own sets -- you may be busy LOL!

    LOVE the journal. Fabulous colours and layout with the keys and lock a perfect touch. Great rest of the package too.

    Welcome to Diva world, you deserve it and fit right in :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOVE that little lock on the journal. Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Mercy, journals are such a wonderful gifts for all ages! I really like the clean look of those notecards; great project.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the colors...and the stamps! What a great gift set! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very nice set, love the colors you chose!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is such a sweet and lovely project. It is truly wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Teal and Brown ... I use this color combination for a lot of the cards I make for the men in my life. Really fabulous gift idea!

    ReplyDelete
  15. absolutely beautiful. Love the colour combination.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is a lovely gift set. The gift card holder is really cute and I like the tag insert.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm in love with the journal. The lock on it is something I would never have thought of and such a simple touch! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful! Love the addition of the lock and key :>)

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a great set! I really love each part. The colors and stamps used really look great together.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What an amazing hostess gift! So much thought went into making this set.

    ReplyDelete
  21. beautiful!! love that box and the cards :D
    We will never forget. 9.11.01

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have been blown away also, you did an outstanding job on these, love the variety and your beautiful color scheme

    ReplyDelete
  23. Incredible gift idea, Mercy!! Especially LOVE your colors and the sentiment is perfect to go with a journal!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Mercy, all I can say is WOW! This is too awesome! What a perfect gift! And I love how you used the Enjoy the Journey sentiment on the Library gift card. SOO Appropriate! Stunning all around!

    ReplyDelete