Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Organized

Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by. It's a rainy Monday in TN and a good day to stay in my craft room. Since it is Monday there are new colors for the color challenge#19. With March beginning and St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, shades of green are perfect for your projects.

Today's project is one I created to help me stay organized. Using a mini composition book I purchased at a $1 store, I created a system for keeping up with my stamps from

The image I used to decorate my book is Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Collection. She is one of three in the collection. I colored her with Copic markers and added pearl earrings to dress her up. We all like bling! The pages are divided with tabs and labeled by stamp company names. On the pages I stamped images of the stamps I own from along with the stamp's title. This organization tool will be helpful when I am deciding which stamp to use or buy. Don't we love to buy craft supplies?!

These little composition books would make great gifts....address books, list keepers, or shopping aids. How many of us have purchased an ink, a punch, or a stamp we already had? I know I am guilty. The little books can be purchased 3 for $1 at the Dollar Tree. I have seen them also at Hobby Lobby and Dollar General. Covering them is not difficult. Be sure to use a wet adhesive (glue stick, liquid glue) when adhereing paper to paper if the item is going to be handled.

Book recipe:
Copic markers:
 YG11, 13, 17
Paper from my stash
Bazzill cardstock
Bazzill paper trim
Stampin' Up! punch
Panasonic label maker
Seam binding dyed with Glimmer Mist
Recollection pearls
Uhu glue stick
Letter stickers from stash

I am entering this project in the "Anything but a Card" challenge HERE at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and the Flashback Friday Challenge HERE.

Well, I'm off to stamp and color. Be sure to check out the iCopic color challenge HERE. We would love to see what you create, and you might win a prize! Have a great day! LindaC


Norma said...

Hi Linda. I am sorry I am been MIA. But life happens…LOL. I am trying to back track with postings and catch up with my commenting—an impossible tasks…sigh.
What a wonderful idea for a project—I have yet to make a list of my stamps. It’s on my to-do list. Flawless colouring of lovely Anya. Love the colour green. And aren’t we all Irish on St. Pat’s Day? I can see that we’re all going to be greened out…hee hee.
Happy Anniversary BTW. 32 years!!! Are you serious??? You must have been a child bride.


Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Very Cute!

~amy~ said...

I'm glad that the Flashback Friday Challenge inspired you to create a 3D project! Thanks for playing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is darling!! I so want to decorate a notebook now. Your coloring is so beautiful and your colors so cheerful and vibrant!!

Froggy said...

Amazing Linda! Love it!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and I think it's a fabulous idea to alter this note book. Too cute :o)

Vicki Romaine said...

Oh, this would make a perfect little gift for someone. Thanks for joining the "Anything But a Card" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

BTW we may be neighbors. I live in Hendersonville, TN. And you?

Anonymous said...

She looks like Spring! So cute/ the gingham Linda!
Pam Going Postal

Alyssa S said...

So beautiful! The shine in her hair is amazing!! You rock the Copics, woman!