A Personal Touch...

Happy Sunday!

Today's going to be pretty busy around here and I wanted to make sure to post this cute project for you.  Several months ago I was in a "large...chain....craft & hobby store" and found these adorable little notebooks and coordinating pens in the $1.00 bin.  I bought a couple of them thinking that I'd take the notebooks and dress them up a bit with stamps, ribbon, etc.   I brought them home and.....well....it took a few months but I finally created one of them yesterday. 
Here's what I came up with....

I love the colors!!  They are just so bright and happy.  I chose the monogram "O" and I thought it came out just great.  Now if only I knew someone with a name that starts with "O" who loves pink and green.....hmmmmm???  (*cough* My mom's name is Olive...  *cough*)

I love finding things that are simple to begin with that can be made to look completely different and beautiful.  I used my Big Shot a lot on this project.  If you haven't guessed by now, I love that polka dot embossing folder!  Truth be told...it's the real reason I got the Big Shot to begin with.  Now I have so many other things that I can make and do with it.  The flower was made using the "Fun Flowers" die on the Big Shot and the butterfly was made with the "Beautiful Butterflies" die.  You can see them both and all the other awesome dies on page 221 of the Idea Book and Catalog.  Just click HERE . Oh!  I almost forgot.....  I used one of the stinkin' cute "Designer Frames" Embossing Folders for the monogram.  Love it!

  I added some Pear Pizzazz seam binding, some Rhinestone Brads and Bling and VOILA.  A brand new look for a very plain little notebook.

Well....that's all for now.  I'm off to pack up my girl for college.  Hoping you have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday with the ones you love.



  1. What a beautiful little notebook! Trying to find people who have die cutting machines to enter a giveaway on my blog for a cutting die. Not many entries and it ends Friday. :)


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