Sunday, March 23, 2008

Life is Orderly (Dial Up Users Beware)

I haven't had a chance to post this FABULOUS piece of artwork that was a birthday gift to me earlier this month from my sweet, sweet, friend Alisha Trussell.

My life now has a plan and some order! LOL! I've been searching high and low for a planner that I could glam up and make MINE for ages now. Well, look no further, Erin... this showed up in my mailbox with the remaining cards from this swap from ages ago..... Everyone else had their swaps and I was feeling bummed that I didn't have mine..... then this box showed up with this AWESOME gift!!! I can't believe how much time went into this planner. (Like the awesome scrapbook that darling Terri Howard gave me last August!!! WOWZA!!!) I feel so blessed and humbled to have friends like this.

Alisha made this using her Bind It All Machine, Basic Grey "Infuse" Paper, American Crafts Ribbon, We R Memory Keepers Ribbon, CTMH Photo Hangers & Brads, a Clip from Making Memories, her Cuttlebug machine & the Textile folder, the flower was cut with her Cricut, misc chipboard letters, and vinyl from WalMart for the cover. I tried to get the best pics I could, but pics do not do justice to how pretty this planner is in real life.

The month at a glance pages are separated by being on colored cardstock and they have a cool little photo hanger from CTMH with a ribbon tied on to create a "tab" for easy access.

She even created the inside pages herself and printed them out with coordinating ink on her printer. (Sorry, I do not have the template for the inside pages.) She included a cute little clip from Making Memories that can be clipped at the top of the current week pages so you can flip to your current week easily. SOOO CUTE!!!

Alisha cut a piece of vinyl (the kind you use to make table cloths and such) to fit the front and back cover to protect the planner and attached it with brads on the right corners. The left side has been lined up and punched with the BIA machine and bound with the wires to the planner.

Two pocket pages in the back for slipping little notes and necessities in.


Jeanne said...

That is ONE fabulous planner! Lucky you! Alicia is so very talented.

And you deserve every bit of kindness that comes your way. :o)

Anonymous said...

just as beautiful inside !

Amaryllis said...

you know you could just rip off those pesky initials and put mine on there and send it too me. i don't think alisha would mind too much
i know you wouldnt!

Stampin n da Hood said...

This is ABSOLUTELY stankin FAB-U-LOSO!

Unknown said...

Lucky you! This is simply fabulous!

Meka said...

Hi! I got your message on 2ofusfornow. I love your blog, you are so creative!! Do you like making homemade cards? I have tried getting into that. I am going to keep looking at your blog for tips, I love it!
Meka Hilton

Unknown said...

Just stopping by to say hi coz not seen you in ages! How are you? And what a planner!!

Unknown said...

omgosh this is wonderful.

Lisa said...

Wow what an amazing gift!

Suzanne @ Day to Day said...

Pretty planner. I want one. Guess I know the first thing I need to make with my BIA.