Sunday, June 8, 2008

Monogrammed for Me~

Well, after a busy weekend getting ready for housepainting, (uggh!) I thought it would be fun to relax and have fun in the craft room today. I never realized how much stuff you collect outside until you have to take it all down or get it moved away from the house. We are a good team though and we got it done by early evening, so I pray for very little rain this week... pleeeeez! So, back to my little notebook. I was looking around for a notepad to just jot some ideas down real quick and so I thought I would make a little personalized notebook. I had purchased the notebooks a while ago and stocked up when I saw them! I cut some soft sky Designer Paper to fit and then cut a small strip of the same paper and turned it over for a different design and then layered in on top. I pulled out my monogram kit and stamped my inital and background in black onto whisper white cardstock. I layered that onto a piece of soft sky paper that I punched out with my Marvy scallop punch. I embellished a lot with ribbon, I know, but I love ribbon, so what the heck. I alternated the ribbon at the top on the spirals and then tied some more black and white polka dot ribbon around the top of the notebook. I used a brad from the Hodgepodge Hardware set in the Stampin' Up Occasions mini and added it right above the band at the bottom of the notebook. I also used my sanding block to sand the edges of the paper on the corners and sides. I used some of the same paper to wrap the pen. I used sticky tape to attach the paper. By the way the Occasions mini goes away at the end of this month. I love the Hodgepodge Hardware set. It comes with so many cute brads, ribbon slides and other embellishments. If you haven't seen it, check it out.. I have a link on the side that will bring up the Occasions Mini for you. Okay, well, have a great week.! Wish us luck with the no rain thing this week.. Thank you, thank you.. Nighty night!

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