Friday, February 4, 2011

My First Time Guest Designing!!

Hi everybody!! I am so super excited to be guest designing for the incredibly talented and awesome Jen over at!! This is my first time being a guest designer and I really wanted to make something other than a card. The only thing Jen asked for was that I use the color purple somewhere in it, and since my sister Veronica's (nicknamed V) favorite color is purple I decided to make something for her :) I came up with this sign that she can hang outside of her office to let her employees know whether she's available or not. 

Here are some close ups:

and here are some close ups of the rosettes :

I also made a very simple matching card to send with the gift:

please forgive the poor photo quality.

Thank you all so much for stopping by :) and a huge thanks to Jen again for inviting me to join her :) I hope you all enjoyed it :)


Here's the recipe for anyone who's interested:
Using Storybook cartridge:
·         cut the scalloped square (accent blackout shift letter C) at 6 ½  inches and 4 ¾ inches
·         cut the scalloped rectangle (accent blackout shift letter G) at 3 ¾ inches
Using Storybook cartridge:
      ~purple base:
·         cut scalloped squares ( 2 of each) at 6 ½ inches and 4 ¾ inches
·         cut scalloped rectangles (2) at 3 ¾ inches
-glue these pieces to the front and back of the chipboard to cover it completely
      ~print paper (DCWV Assorted Splats):
·         cut scalloped squares at  5 ¾ inches (1) and 3 ¾ inches (2)
·         cut scalloped rectangle (1) at 2 ¾ inches
-center these pieces over the purple base and glue them down (remember the bottom square will have this done to both the front and back)
     ~letters (same solid purple base cardstock color):
        -Storybook cartridge (using the tall border setting):
·         cut the capital I and O at 2 ½ inches
        -Lyrical Letters cartridge (using the Loop Dee Loop setting):
·         cut the capital V at 5 inches
·         cut the lowercase i, s, n, u, and t at 2 ½ inches
-center the letters and glue them down

Use the crop-a-dile (or other eyelet setting tool) to punch holes and attach the eyelets, and about two yards of purple ribbon to tie the three pieces together, and add some stickles to make it sparkle! :)

Thanks again for taking the time to check out my project! :) Hope you all have  fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend! :) 


  1. Such a pretty hanging and great card to go with it!! Bet your Sister is going to just love it! :)

  2. What a wonderful gift for your sister. I love the rosettes (I've never made one before, but will have to try it now)!! :)

    TFS, Cheryl @

  3. Congratulations Libby, How wonderful!! Love the project, and I am sur your sister will too!! Karen<3

  4. Hi Libby, WOW fantastic project and great job!!! love the rosettes with the purple and gem very cute! Congrats on being a guest designer!!

  5. I love it! Gorgeous folds and textures. Awesome job!


    ★ Jasmine Wilmany ★