Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Mother's Day Gift For My Mom

Happy Sunday. I hope your weekend has been a good one. Not much new to report here except the weather. What a difference a week makes. Last weekend we were basking in 80 degree temperatures this weekend it has been cold and rainy we have not even made it to 50. That's Colorado for you. Wait a minute and the weather will change. Thankfully it is suppose to warm up tomorrow though. I am looking forward to that because it would be nice to see some sun.
Today I wanted to share this exercise journal I made for my mom for Mother's Day.

My mother loves to exercise. Back in 2009 for her birthday, I made this journalfor her. About a month ago she called me to say she had used all the pages in that one and could I make her another one. Of course I said yes and thought it would make a great Mother's Day gift.
I started by covering the notebook with daisy fabric. After that I cut a scalloped circle from Lemon Tart Bitty Dots patterned paper. Next I stamped the bike image again from PTI's Everyday Button Set on a plain white circle then colored it with Copics. When I was done with that I added buttons made from the PTI button dies and stamp set for the wheels.
Finally I cut letters to spell exercise using my Cricut than attached them to a PTI Double Ended Banner die cut and added crystal effects to give them dimension and to make them shine. I kept trying to add things above the bike but everything I tried didn't look right so I decided it was finished. When I gave the journal to my mom she said she loved it as is so I am really happy I stopped myself from adding anything else then.
That's it for now. I have some new ideas for things to make now so I am off to try and ttart working on them. Hopefully they will keep me occupied while I wait to receive my new Papertrey goodies that I ordered last night. I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely notebook for your mom!

Jen said...

Fabulous! Your talent continually amazes. This gift is so pretty and made so wonderfully. I can imagine how much it will be cherished.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a pretty notebook, and thoughtful gift for your Mom!!

Rhonda said...

What a cute idea Terri!! Love that fabric too.

bonnie said...

So beautiful sweetie :) Hugs x

BethieJ said...

Terri this is DARLING! I LOVE it!! I bet your mom did too!!! Love the fabric you used.. it is so PRETTY!! Hope your day is GREAT!!!

Lindsay said...

What a lovely journal! So pretty and so thoughtful!

Sue Ann said...

UBER FUN!!! The bike looks like an Electra bike!! Love this Terri and I know your mom did too!!!