Sunday, August 26, 2012

Make It Monday #104

Hello and welcome back for the new Make It Monday linky party! The DT was free to create anything of our choosing this week so I am sharing a Shopping Organizer I recently made for a friend. This is a pretty yet functional way to harness all of those loose coupons and there's also a pad to create a shopping list or jot a quick note. I followed a tutorial by the talented Laura Denison to create this organizer and I hope my friend enjoys using it.

I used Crate Paper's Portrait Collection as my paper choice and I purchased the collection pack which gave me coordinating die cuts, borders & stickers to work with. Rebecca Sower's Aged Typewriter ABC alpha's & a designer trim from Webster's Pages Country Estate add finishing touches to my project. The trim was part of a huge give-a-way that I won last Christmas from Kristin Wilson and the irony is she and Laura are both on the Graphic 45 International Design Team this year. So much talent between these two ladies! I haven't adhered the labels to the folders because I want my friend to decide on the categories and place them in the order she wants them. This project was a lot of fun to create and Laura's instructions were super easy to follow. I'm entering this in these challenges: The Paper Shelter-Anything Goes & Diva's by Design-Anything Goes.  
Now for my very first Pick of the Week I chose this clever altered art project by Julia at Craft Room Stamper. She constructed it out of match boxes which she glued together, cut chipboard to frame her box and embellished it using T!m Holtz products and 7 Gypsies paper. I love all the visual interest her dp choice offers and she definitely inspired me to make a chest like this. Click the link to see more photos of this awesome project by Julia. Thanks to everyone who joined our linky party this past week and please know that it is very hard to choose only one entry. You guys are so talented and fill all of us with inspiration!     
Our Fabulous Sponsor This Week is:
Mandy is generously offering our winner a digi paper collection of their choice.

Wow, how awesome is that?!

To be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize all you need to do is leave a comment for another entry in this week's linky party. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning. Good Luck!
Now it's your turn to WOW us with your amazing creations. If you haven't been to the Make It Monday blog yet be sure to drop by and check out what my talented teamies created to inspire you and happy crafting everyone. Also, a big thank you for the warm welcome & sweet comments everybody!  
Have a wonderful week!
Lisa xx   




Sandy said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend Lisa. Love those gorgeous papers and ribbon. I really like the typewriter letter embellies. Fab POTW too, so much work has gone into it, Congrats to Julia.

Chrissy said...

I love your organiser Lisa, and such gorgeous papers..the type writer letters are so your friend loved this..and your POTW week is sooo clever, I loose my patience too quick to start one..


Asha said...

Ooo, Love this idea, Lisa! your friend will love this gift, for sure. The papers you've chosen are gorgeous.

Rene said...

What a great project!!! And I love your POTW!
Rene :D

Tracy said...

Ooo I really like your project. I'm a couponer and note taker extraordinaire. LOL I love that paper pack too. I actually bought several single sheets and started making a mini with it then got side tracked. Later I bought the pack with all the bells and whistles. It's beautiful. :-) Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

FAB organizer, Lisa! your friend will appreciate it! LOVE your blog header, too!

Lisa M said...

An explosion of creativity on your post today gosh, I'm still picking myself up. I have such a putrid coupon organizer that looks like the 1970's vomitted on it and I think it's DEFINITELY time to upgrade. Thanks so much for the great link and having your superb example to follow. :) It's fantastic!!
Your POTW...OH MY GOSH, that's picked a stunning display of creativity here. That's adorable and I never would have guessed the supply she used...genius!
Hugs to you my friend..hope you have a great week. Talk to you soon.
L2 :)

Jan Ltc said...

Love this so pleased I saw you on MIM xx Jan

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Lisa .Beautifully embellished shopping organizer.A fabulous gift .
Julia , your POTW , has shared a stunning project too .

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A very very nice gift for your friend Lisa

greetings Janny

Jeanne J said...

Brilliant idea - beautiful and functional - sure to bring a smile with every use. So nice to have beautiful things so close - to use every day vs. just to look at!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab gify idea.and so beautifully made ...i love it
tracey x

Jayne A said...

Fantastic creation.Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's.

Marie said...

Lovely creation in stunning colours. Fabby! Maybe I should get one of those...
Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love nhugs

Vickie ODell said...

I LOVE your organizer! The paper you used is great and I really appreciated being able to go to the link where you got your idea. Thanks for sharing!

butterfly said...

I can't believe what happens when you miss just a couple of days of blog visits... now 1am and I'm still catching up with amazing crafty creativity. Super shopping organizer, i'm sure your friend will love using it! And a great pick... saw it on my way round, and thought it just lovely!
Alison x

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

What a gorgeous organiser, your friend will love it. The paper is just fab.

Wonderful POTW too, what a great project.

Michelle :o)

Quilltique Paradise said...

Hi there~This is really beautiful~ love the front gives a vintage look and i personally love everything vintage heheh. This is a really nice idea for a mini book.Thanks for sharing the tutorial also.Maybe i.ll try it sometimes who knows??
I.m visiting through MIM. Alsoo thanks for stoping by my blog and commenting.It means alot to me.heheh


Margaret said...

Such a beautiful and useful gift! Love those yummy papers!!
LOVE your POTW! What a great way to recycle!

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