I was asked to create some notepads to be given as gifts. Since I don't know the recipients, I decided to make some extras so there would be some choice. I like having a few on hand myself. I'm not terribly happy with the photos for this post, but I'm still trying to figure out the best place in the new studio to take photos. I thought they were fine, took the notepads off to my friend, and then wished I had checked the photos more carefully. They were all taken in exactly the same spot with the same light, but it sure doesn't look that way. Here's a look at three of them.
And a close up view of the focal images on six of them. I had a lot of fun mixing up the stamp sets and finding images that would work with the sentiment stamps. I found a flower in Beautiful Blooms II, one of the labels in Vintage Labels, and a tag image in Tags for Spring that worked really well. All the stamps are Papertrey Ink.
Most of the papers are also Papertrey Ink. The first pad in this group uses Basic Grey "Kioshi" papers, and the last one uses Cosmos Cricket "Delovey" papers. All the buttons are Papertrey Ink, and the pearls/gems are from my stash.
Aside from trying to find the right light to take photos, the new studio is proving to be very efficient. I LOVE working in here. I have so much more work space and everything is so convenient. It's the perfect space for me. We're still finishing up the details. A new track lighting fixture arrived from Pottery Barn this week and needs to be installed. My fold-up Ikea table and printer's drawer need to be moved into the new space, and then I think we're done. Photos should be coming next week, I hope.
We're off to Filmore State Park this afternoon for our annual three days of camping with good friends. Our friends found this spot earlier this year, and I'm looking forward to a new place to explore.