Friday, December 9, 2011

Makeover Monday Challenge #6

Hello All and Happy Friday! Boy it has been one busy week! Victoria has "study parties" and finals, SweetP has dance performances and we're running all over town, looking for bits and pieces for her costumes. In addition to that, I'm making gifts and cards for her friends, my friends and family, trying to keep the house clean, cook meals, decorate for Christmas, bake, mail out cards and presents, run my Gold Canyon business and my card shoppe AND My Man took this week off from work, soooo it's like having 3 kids in the house instead of 2. I found myself crafting in the wee hours of the morning, cuz ya know crafting = sanity in my world. If I don't craft, I get grumpy and nobody wants a grumpy Queen B fun. at. all! LOL!

Anyway...I wanted to share with you, the projects I created for the MMC from Papercrafter's Library with Andrea Walford. This week Andrea was inspired by another one of my favorite crafters, Michelle Wooderson, also known as Mish! She has a quirky, country vintage style and her artwork is beautiful. Stop by and visit, you will not be disappointed. Michelle creates these adorable holiday note books and those were our inspiration this week. This was a real fun one for me, since I am an avid fan of Mish's work, I happened to have many of the same supplies she did! Remember that Andrea's MMC is a 'work from your stash' challenge, so that is just what I did and here are my projects...

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I actually made several of these! They were so fun and easy to make. I chose not to do a 'Holiday' theme because I wanted something a little more practical, something that could be used after Christmas was over. I decided to make some for stocking stuffers and friendship gifts. I must confess, the leopard print one is mine! If you know me, you know I love, love, love leopard print. I made this to match my studio, where it will stay, right next to my laptop for jotting down, well...this and that! I made the piano keys note book for my mom. She's taking piano lessons and I thought the keys with the word NOTES was a fun play on words. Andrea has a video on her site, where she gives step by step instructions on how to make these. I plan to make many many more. The possibilities for these are lists, books to read, websites and blogs, prayers, gratitude journal, birthday minder, and on and on.

I finished off the inside of each note book...

The papers on the outside, also adorn the inside, with the exception of this one, which I used the flip side of the piano keys paper, that actually has musical notes on it. LOVE THAT!! Each note book, comes with a coordinating pen and a gold paper clip. I had some of those pens that you can put matching patterned paper inside. But I couldn't find them. That would really make a nice gift!

As you can see, I used a lot of supplies on, I'm not going to list them all. If you have a question about any of the note books please e-mail me.

I'm so glad you stopped in today! I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful weekend!



Sheila H said...

So nice and quite thoughtful!

Cheryl Arbo said...

Hi my friend. Where did you find your paper note pads? I want to make some of these too! XO Cheryl

Kim Burmeister said...

Barb, these are so cool! I am always using scratch paper or a pad for my to dos. These are fancy! I might be afraid to write in them.