Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Altered Notebook

Have you ever bought a notebook or folder and then wanted to change the look of it? I do that now and then. I bought this notebook from a local supplier and it was plain lime green in its previous life. Lol! I wanted to spice it up so covered it in Stampin' Up! designer paper, ribbon, tag punched and stamped items, linen thread  and some extra bling I had here.

I would love to see some of your own altered notebooks or similar If you have one you could show me, here's where I would love to see them on When you upload you will also be helping out a young school student who asked me the same question about how to alter a notebook or folder!

Thanks in advance for sharing your own altered art with me!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A Congratulations Card


I', having a little trouble with Photobucket tnight and can't seem to centre this image, but I htink youwill get the idea of how it looks ;)
I made this card to congratulate a lady who opened a gym near me. She has two personal trainers who work with her, and while the card is in no way showing these ladies as they are in real life, I think they appreciated the symbolism!!! Lol! The gym's colours are bright pink and black so what other colour would have been appropriate, I ask you?

I used the All in the Family stamp set from Stampin' Up!, and all the cardstock, Stampin' Write  markers and ribbon are all from the same supplier. I used some little pink crystals as well.

And yes, I joined the gym! I'm hoping it does wonders for me to go lift weights and do some cardio training three times a week :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Teddy's First Layout

Tonight I completed my first layout of Teddy, my new puppy. He is adorable and very time consuming, and I am so glad I have him to brighten my days, though I think he is fast preferring the company of my outside dog Trixie! Lol!

Here I used a piece of Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack put together by Stampin' Up! in this year's new catalogue (p177), sponging it with some Bordering Blue ink. I cut the flowers (not the 3d ones) from another designer series pack called Greenhouse Gala. I used a doily and sponged it with more Bordering Blue ink to lay the photo on, then added some non SU! flowers and a cute little doggie sticker and alphas. I stamped some images and sayings from the D is for Dog stamp set, punched some tags with the largest Tag punch, sponged the edges with Bordering Blue before adding some journaling with the Bordering Blue Stampin' Write! marker and added then some linen thread, drawing the threads together with a non SU! flower. There are strips of the Greenhouse Gala paper and some non SU! lace on the page as well.

Thanks to Caz at Papercraft Addictions for the sketch inspiration!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Make a Matchbook

I wanted to make a cute little gift for a special friend. I had a little book of Post-It notes and thought of making a matchbook of them using my new French Script and All A Flutter stamps from Stampin' Up!

I hope she liked it!

It was fun and easy to make. When I write down the instructions, I will post them here by editing my post for tonight :)