Impression Obsession "Hello" Challenge and CPS #122

Today I made a project for the Impression Obsession "Hello" challenge.  To learn more about this challenge, you can read about it here.  I used a sketch from Card Pattern Sketch #122 as the basis for my design, allowing me to enter two contests at once.  Lucky me!  I find I often turn to CPS for inspiration and a starting point when I have a hard time getting started.  This weeks Impression Obsession challenge is titled "Hello".  I have been needing to make a notepad for my Mom and thought the CPS sketch looked so much like a cute little notepad.

What do you think? 

Here is my notepad:

The cardbase is PTI Spring Moss and I made some gingham paper using a "Gingham" Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp.  It is stamped onto Sweet Blush cardstock.  I cut the edges with pinking shears and the Pure Poppy layer is stamped with the "Screen" Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp in Versamark.  I then used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with fruit on it to give it a really nice crisp impression.  The focal point panel is Rustic White cardstock and I stamped a 2" circle in Pure Poppy.  Now, my dilema was how to make this have a "Hello" theme.  I decided to use the word "HELLO" from Fillable Frames #1 and then some little parentheses I had and have no clue where they came from.  Inside the parentheses I added the words Note to Self from PTI's Take Note set.  I am always telling myself "Hello", remember this or remember that!  I added just a few rhinestones inside the parentheses and some Simply Chartruese saddle-stitch ribbon and a red button to bring out more of the green color.  I added a few Fruit Fusian Strawberries in the corner and attached a cute little mini pen to the notepad.  I think my Mom will love it. 


Shirley said...

Hi Cathy!! That is one of the cutest and creative ways to do a Hello!!! Love it. Your link for our blog should be: Right now your link is going to the last DT Thursday. If you need help with that, let me know. I want to thank you for playing and wish you good luck in this drawing too! :-)

I'm Renee said...

So adorable!!
and I do mean LOVE the colors!! :)
That gingham with strawberries...
and the embossing...
And incredibly creative take on the challenge(s) too!

Jen said...

Outstanding! You have one amazingly creative eye. I think the bejeweled parenthesis are too fabulous! The color combo is fresh and sumptuous. Your HELLO is perfect and so well suited... Couldn't think of anything better really. Wow!

Cute note pad. Love that gingham cover a card!

So so cute! I just got that IO ginham stamp myself, and now you have me thinking that I "need" the "screen" one also. :)

Super, super cute, Cathy! I'm on a notepad kick right now and I'm going to star this post in my Reader because I love the layout! The colors are perfect, too! Great job!

Joyce said...

Am commenting from my phone in SF. Such an incredible card/notepad. Love the colors and layout.

Marybeth said...

I think its perfect , I need that gingham stamp. Great note pad, Cathy.

Monica K. said...

Love it! The strawberries and gingham look great together! Such a perfect notepad for summer. I really like the mini pens you added with it too. Where did you find those?

Beautifully done. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Stephanie said...

Too cute, Cathy! Your notepad is perfect for both challenges!......Guess which IO CAC I used for the challenge this week??? All I can say is "Great minds think alike!" ;-)

Jen Carter said...

Love it!! The strawberries and gingham were made for each other!! I love the rhinestones in the quotes too! So cute!!

OMGosh, this is sooo Darned cute!! 8-) Love the Gingham CAC BG and your darling strawberries! I know you Mom will just love her Darling note pad!


Laurie said...

Cathy this is SO CUTE!!! I love the gingham and strawberries!! So adorable!!

Heidi said...

Cathy your mom is going to love this darling notepad! The gingham is adorable with the strawberries. It's such a cheerful gift!

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