Well, well, well . . . . Smiley from millan.net

Tonight I am entertaining some girls that I graduated high school with.  Now lets see . . . . 1976 graduating year . . . . is that 34 years ago?  Oh my . . . . Smiley from millan.net This group of girls have been getting together for dinner once a month for some time now and asked if I could do a craft night one month.  We had this planned for last month but someone fell and broke her wrist so it had to be rescheduled.

None of them are big crafters or stampers, so I wanted to keep things simple for them.  I thought of a couple of things I could make with them, and finally settled on making little notebooks that they could keep in their purses or by their phones.  Just something handy to jot notes in and since I am in the holiday mood . . . well, of course it has to be a holiday notebook!

This is just my sample for them to look at, theirs will be different as we are using scraps of old BasicGrey holiday designer paper.

Holiday Notebook

I covered two rectangle coasters with designer paper by adhering the paper to the coaster with Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium matte and then sanding off the excess.  I decided NOT to add any ink to the edges and simply keep the white edges.  The flourish was die cut from GrungeBoard with the Tim  Holtz Elegant Flourishes die and then painted gold.  The snowflake is part of the Tim Holtz Seasonal GrungeBoard set which was painted white and then covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

Holiday Notebook Inside

I debated on what word to spell out on the front of the notebook, and finally decided just to use “notes” on mine.  They can make whatever word they want to make it their own.  To make “notes”, I used the Jonathan mini alphabet from Maya Road, inked it in Fired Brick Distress Ink and then applied Fired Brick Distress Stickles.

I suppose that’s all I’ve got for right now.  Prepping needs to be done now for craft night and then I’m hoping to get started on some new altered projects!  My mother and uncle went shopping at Hobby Lobby the other day and bought me two wood boxes to alter . . . they are both so excited to see what I do with them.  I have to say my uncle has become one of my biggest supporters.  One day I mentioned that I would like to have a couple of bottles and he kept me a whole bag of medicine bottles that he had emptied.  Those Hospice bottles are nice and I got a huge brainstorm (yes, it did hurt) the other day about keeping supplies in them.  I even ordered myself the new Pampered Chef spice rack to keep them in.  I sure hope they fit!  Anyhoo, I told him I needed some more so I’m sure he’s already started me a collection.  Gotta love him!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to enjoy the adventures that come your way!!!!


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