Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Whatever Challenge Wednesday -- Play Date Cafe Challenge #37

Whatever Challenge Wednesdays features a challenge from the blogosphere, chosen randomly. Here's our pick for this week:

Hi everyone,

Today, we're going to France, more precisely in the Provence Region. Well, not really but the inspiration comes from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #37, Provençal Style:

Last night, I took a bit of time reading outside under the gazebo. I'm a big fan of book series and some of them can be quite large! So while I was researching on the net to find out what the next book in line for the series I'm reading would be, I had an epiphany! I'm a huge list maker and I thought wouldn't it be great to something where I could keep all the info I need pertaining to the series I'm currently reading, but also my wish lists and review cards.

Meet my "Reading Companion" --

To answer to the challenge, I chose for a big splash of yellow with some orange and green and the Greenhouse Gala DSP from Stampin' Up! fits perfectly for this. The colors I used are all from Stampin' Up! and they are: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.

I'm so darn proud of this project. I thought and built this one totally from scratch!!! The structure of the whole thing uses up only 1 sheet of Daffodil Delight 12X12 cardstock and if I had been brave enough to use more yellow for the bookmark I would have used up more of that CS.

Obviously, I didn't have the perfect stamp set so I used my computer to make the title on the spine.
On the cover, there's a pocket made of vellum cardstock from SU where I slid a bookmark (yeah, I dropped mine in the bathtub the other night...).

When you open up the companion, there's a little box where I keep all the cards with the info I need. The bookplate as well as the cards were all made on my computer.

This fun border was accomplished using Stampin' Up!'s Round Tab Extra-Large Punch in an unusual way. I love hot that turned out too!
And here are the cards where I'll have fun writing all the info. Wouldn't it be great to give as a gift to an avid reader?!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee


Lisa Somerville said...

Such a wonderful project! Great use of this weeks colors, so glad you could join us at the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Pezolet said...

Dear CeeCee,

I LOVE your idea and have so many friends I would like to make this for. I don't know if you are planning on selling a tutorial or making a video to share with us... I just wanted to let you know that I am first in line to buy the tutorial. It a genius idea :D

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful idea! Lovely paper and so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

Marie-Précieuse said...

La chaleur et la Provence te vont bien on dirait!!!! C'est superbe!!!

Susie said...

Fabulous idea. What a great gift.

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Oh wow! Trop beau!!! Quele bonne idée! Bravo!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is beautifu, CeeCee! So pretty and love the bookmark, too.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Sarah Anderson said...

this is wonderful, such a fabulous idea, and a great use of this week's play date cafe challenge colours- thanks for playing along :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, what a fabulous project, just beautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Sue Lelli said...

This is BRILLIANT! LOVE the project - you are so clever! - and love the colors you chose. Just FAB!

Julie Ranae said...

LOVE your post and the thought you put into this project! It's a perfect interpretation for the challenge and we are pleased to have it in the gallery at The Play Date Cafe : )

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! Would be thrilled if you made a tutorial-sign me up to buy one!