Hi everyone, wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I had a great Christmas Day with my brothers, sister-in-law and nephews having lunch together before we went and spent the afternoon with Mum at the Nursing Home. It was a delight to see her face light up when we all trooped in with our presents and then giving her all the hugs and kisses. We had a terrific time with her sharing a lot of laughter and just catching up. It was good to see Mum still had her sense of humour. She received a box of chocolates as one of her presents and after opening them she said "Now I suppose you want to help me eat them". My nephews had a few, but we left most of them for her to enjoy.
Now to today's post. I was recently given this cute little post-it note holder with a calendar for my purse by a good friend. You know when you are trying to find something to write-on and you cannot find even a scrap of paper.
I thought that this is a terrific idea, but I am not sure if you are like me and you can also never find a pen either. So I stepped up the design slightly and added a mini gel pen, now set and ready to go. I will be using the one that I was given at home as I also have the same problem of never being able to find anything to write-on when I need to jot something down, especially when I am on the phone and need to take down a phone number, date or other information.
For the covers I used the cardboard from the Designer Series Paper stacks and I also tried the cardboard from the Foil Sheet packs as this was slightly thicker. I liked the finished looked using the cardboard from the Designer Series Paper stacks, but both worked out okay.
I have used a small disc magnet for the closure on my design as it was easier to open and shut. The stamp set used is 'Flourishing Phrases' and I also used the coordinating 'Flourish' Thinlits to create the small flower on the inside. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits for the 'Just a Note' sentiment on the front cover of the holder. The patterned paper is from the 'Blooms and Bliss' Designer Series Paper.
The ladies that attend my regular fortnightly classes will be making this in January. After this time I will post the measurements and how it was put together.