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Monday, October 06, 2008

Fun Little Altered Notebooks!

I got these small compositon books at Walgreen's. They have them on sale when school is about to start and several times throuhout the year. I try to buy them when they are on sale. And it's one of those things where you need to get there right away because they sell SO quickly. Do you think it's all of us demonstrators buying them up??? LOL

These little notebooks measure 3-1/8" x 4". They are PEFECT for your purse, car or anywhere you need a small notebook. I like to keep one in my purse, I am forever seeing things and writing notes so I remember it. And if I can ready my writing a day or two later I'm doing REALLY good!!! Lately I've been writing slower so I (and anyone else) can read it. LOL

I started this notebook out a bit differently than I finished it. I had the stamped images moved up higher on the decorative paper and I originally was going to have bows and buttons up below it. I thought it would be cute but then again I thought about where I was going to be keeping my notebooks. My purse is not a good place to keep anything with any embellishments on it at all. They usually get hung up on something and they rip or fall off leaving the cute little notebook not so cute anymore.

SO here it is a very plain fairly smooth front! I did use the new Autumn Vine Designer Series paper. This decorative paper pack has such adorable pages in it. It goes perfectly with the new "Season's of Friendship" stamp set.

The stamp set I used to make these little notebooks is the new "Pocket Silhouttes" set. They are SO cute. There was one more stamp in the set, it had a broader leaf on the stems. I like it but I could only pick 3 and I left that one out. I wanted the 3 that were the taller leaner looking ones. They fit well in the space and they were more uniform in shape than the other one. I did use the other one in a frame I will be posting soon and then you can view it there.

Now I usually try to pay attention when I'm making things and I REALLY thought I was when I was putting these notebooks together. I got all done with them. I took photos today and then as I was sitting here with them in front of me typing up this post I opened up one and noticed that I put the layers on the back of the notebook!!! Well, I guess that is the one I'm going to be putting in my purse first!!! LOL I was working on them when I was tired!!! Not a good thing to do. But when I'm tired the best ideas come to mind!!! Do you think that happens because subconsiously your mind knows you can't work on it and it's just messin' with you?? LOL

But here you have it!!! Cute little notebooks that would be great for Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, Make n' Takes, Craft Fairs and even Stamp Camp! I mean, who can't use a notebook??

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Kristine said...

Very CUTE! What a great idea--I'm always in need of a little notebook or journal...sticky notes...anything! =) Love the Fall theme too.

Sara Paschal said...

I love making these, very cute. The Dollar tree has these most of the time have you looked there before? (They are sold in a pack of three.)

mudmaven said...

Very cute and what a great idea. ~chris

Nikki Bond said...

These are gorgeous! Very elegant! {SMILES}

Beth Adams said...

Love the Walgreen mini comps - but did you notice this year, the paper is of such poor quality? I was too ashamed to buy them and give them as gifts (sigh!).