21 Apr 2008

Personally MINE!!!

My hubby and I have three cheque books......
We have one for each business we own and then a personal one.

While I haven't had the word to get my hands on the business ones to alter them (yet!), I AM going to mess with the personal one!

Here is the before - U-G-L-Y!

and here is the AFTER!!
I started by measuring the cheque book and you can see that there are those little metal corners on the right hand side that I had to avoid.......
I just decided to incorporate them into the design!

I found this pretty turquoise cardstock in my stash and layered it onto some white cardstock (NOT Papertrey Ink-that is for the GOOD stuff!)

Cornish Heritage Farms has a background blitz on and while I am not entering any challenges, I thought I should start using my backgrounders more so I grabbed the Line Paper backgrounder and inked it up with Papertrey Ink aquamist ink.

The I stamped it all over the turquoise cardstock kind of haphazardly-willy-nilly!!

Oh my goodness, I have so many rub-ons so dug around and found a Basic Grey wholy cow Black floral border and rubbed it in the middle bottom of the turquoise paper.

These Basic Grey rub-ons pretty much just fall off onto the paper - they are just fantastic!!

To balance it out I found this great designer paperfull of numbers, by DCWV from the 12 x 12 Black and White paper stack I have. I measured it up to be like an envelope flap, then I cut it out and glued it on.

I glittered up a Technique Tuesday chipboard circle and splashed a ton of red glitter on top and glued it on the "flap" then added an Autumn Leaves button!

It still looked kind of bare, so back to the rub-ons!! I found some faux stitching rub-ons by DCWV, so I played around with them a bit!

I thought the end result was perfect! although I kind of wish I had used a huge red flower instead of the glitter chipboard.

But then hubby says no flowers......haha!

I hope to get out golfing this afternoon, it is such a beautiful day!! YAY!! finally!!


  1. What an awesome idea! Love it!

  2. Super funky. I adore it. Love love love the numbers. :0) mel


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