Monday, September 1, 2014

Bee Yourself Inspirational Mini Book

Hi everyone! I'm here this morning to share my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #37 - Let's Fly Away! We're being sponsored this time by the awesome Bugaboo Digi Stamps and The Stamping Chef! This is gonna be a fun one - we want to see your projects featuring something that flies - insects, planes, birds, fairies, whatever inspires you to take flight! So come play with us!

I chose the super cute Stacey Spec-Tacular digi from The Stamping Chef for my project because she looks kinda like me with my glasses on back in my younger days. I created an inspirational mini book entitled "Bee Yourself" to put on my desk at work. The bee, floral scalloped circle and blue label are stacked elements I created with pre-colored images printed on Shrinky Dink plastic. Love that stuff! ;)

The mini book is 3" square and created from one sheet of 12x12 lightweight cardstock. The spine and mats for all the pages were cut from gold metallic cardstock. Each page contains an inspirational message and embellishments. Here we have "Make Today Amazing" and "Shine On"...

"Be Positive" and "Dream Big"...

"Be True" and "Believe in You"...

"Be Joyful" and "Dream"...

And a die cut bee on the back cover.

Proud to enter my mini book into the following challenges:

  • Tan textured cardstock (old, from stash); Marco's Antique Linen ivory cardstock; Venicelux Gold Metallic cardstock; GKD Chocolate Brown cardstock
  • Stacey Spec-Tacular digital image from The Stamping Chef
  • Copics: E000/33/37, R81/85, BG15
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Darcie's Vintage Trinket Clip Art
  • Small Impression Obsession Bow die
  • Bee from the Spellbinders Fanciful Flight die set
  • Blue Stampendous Dot Sparklers
  • Gemstones and flat-back pearls

I hope you've found a little inspiration here to create a project featuring something that flies for our challenge this time! Be sure to check all the fun stuff in the Bugaboo Digi Stamps and The Stamping Chef online stores! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. what a fantastic project!! i'm so impressed...!! this is a collection of such beautiful pages.... i love love the vintage touch on each sentiment and the golden frames, waaa such an elaborate finition!
    your mini book is a great idea!!!

  2. You're Amazing! This is a beautiful mini book.

  3. This looks so time consuming! Awesome job. Hugs Martha

  4. I love your idea of a creating an inspirational book. That image is fabulous. Thanks for joining out Girl Power challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

  5. Fabulous project. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  6. WOW what a fabulous project Leslie! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FANCY FOLD’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Gorgeous project, every page is so beautiful. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

  8. What a creative project. Each page is decorated so beautifully. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Fancy Folds" challenge.

  9. Wonderful project from only one sheet of paper. Nice sentiments.
    TFS Hugs Debi

  10. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  11. Such a cute and beautiful project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  12. Great idea! Something nice and inspirational to look at on your desk instead of the piles of work! Love all the fun papers.

  13. Once again, you did a fabulous creation! Your book is cute and I see lots of things that fly.
    (I can see you still wearing those glasses, because they are cool again!)

  14. Ohh, this is a great mini book. I like all the sentiments you used. Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  15. This is very inspirational and beautiful! You did another fantastic job!

  16. Love your mini book.. you are always so creative and talented girlie!! I will be watching you so keep up the amazing work..



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