Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A New Sketch Book

Well, I decided over the weekend that I wanted a Bind It All. I've always been keen on making books, and this was a tool that was designed for exactly that activity. I ordered from Paper Works Co. on Sunday and received it today. The joys of ordering from within your own country: it got here FAST, and no extra fees. :D Peggy provides amazing customer service and she's constantly adding new items to her online store. I just thought I'd give a shout out to her before showing my first BIA project.

I had picked up some graph paper earlier today because I knew exactly what I wanted my first project to be- a sketches book. I have a nice notebook I currently use, however, it has so many pages and its spine is too tight. The book never stays open on my desk, and I have to really force it open while I'm writing or drawing in it. A coil bound book can easily stand on my desk. This was my very first project, and I have to say, I was surprised at how easy it all came together. Even though I had already bought the tool, I didn't believe it could really be as easy as they advertised it to be! I figured my first project would an awkward proto-type. Not so!

To the left is a close up of my letters. I used the License Plate Letters set. I stamped them on white cardstock, then I mixed together 4 different colours of embossing powder (teal, blue, lime, and orange). The result was a fun speckled look! Since I had used that font, I thought I might as well add some other traffic themed images. I stamped a sign, as well as two license plates, using the mini license plate alphabet to add in the words "Inspire" and "Create". The covers of the book were made with some chipboard I had lying around. I think it was actually the backing off of a pad of paper. It worked well, since it was thin enough to be cut with my paper cutter.

Stamps: License Plate Letters & Numbers, Vanity Plate Pick Up Lines, Traffic Signs (all by gel-a-tins)
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Black
Paper: Wild Wasabi, East Coast Prep DP, White
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, black ribbon, Teal, Orange, Lime, and Blue embossing powders (also available from gel-a-tins)


  1. That is TOO FUNNY - I JUST got my bind-it-all yesterday after waiting this long to get one too!! I LOVE what you did with the ep, I'm going to go get some from gel-a-tins now. What a fun sketch book!! I need to make one for myself - I've already used my bind-it-all, but as usual it was to make something for someone else. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I see that you got your BIA!

    yippeee! thanks for the shoutout babes!

    I LOVE YOUR BOOK...if only i have time to make things these days lol...

  3. I am wild for the letter set! It is too cute!!!! The book is gorgeous. I am off to make one now!

  4. You do wonderful cards! I love of such kind and the colors!