Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Happy Tuesday!!! I am so sorry I missed you guys yesterday. I tell you things were just run, run, run, this whole weekend. When I say that we had church activities all weekend I am not kidding. So, needless to say I didn't get any crafting done this whole weekend so nothing to show you yesterday.
I did, however, get in the craft room last night so I would have something to show you today.
So church this weekend was what we call a General Conference. Everyone in the church listens and watches the Conference either with the TV or online or if they are lucky they get to go to where the Conference is held. To try to help me listen and remember what is said I like to write notes about what was said during all the talks.
The reason why I mention all this is because I bought a notebook a long time ago probably from Target at the dollar section, only I think it was $2.50. I had planned to alter it at some point but never did until yesterday.
I used this notebook to write down my notes from Conference and loved it. I decided to pull out this really pretty paper that I have had for a while from Joann's. The paper from the notebook is brown and antique looking so that is what I wanted to do with this paper. Instead of the crisp white background I took some creamy caramel ink and sponged it all over the paper and then used a little more and inked the edges more.
I love the "Believe" from the PTI set "believe". I just thought it worked perfectly for this notebook. The paper is SU! creamy caramel and a blue (LOL, i don't keep track of the colors) The ribbon, I think was again from Michael's, I think. The sentiment was outlined with my clear glitter pen. On the white flowers I inked them a little with my creamy caramel, again, I was just trying to take away some of the starkness of the white. The little flowers are all primas and the brads are joann's specials hehehe. I used my SU! punch to punch the edge for the the spiral and then I used modge podge to put the paper on the front and back covers. (tip: if you are altering a notebook and want to use modge podge make sure you can't take the covers off before you modge podge. I made that mistake and tried to use the modge podge while the covers were still on the spiral and ended up having to tear the modge podge off after it dried, fun times ;P)
Alright I think that is enough talk for now. Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great Tuesday!!!
ETA: thank you Lorie. i was in such a hurry to write the post that I forgot to post the picture.


Lorie said...

I love your blog look! I don't see a picture of your notebook though...am I missing something?

Missy said...

LOL!!! Thank you for catching me on my mistake.

Lorie said...

Oh, it is so lovely! I'm going to make a little book for my trip to Hawaii! Thanks for some inspiration!