ETA: Thank you for the sweet comments! I started my blog nearly 3 years ago initially just to share with friends and family and I get tickled to think there are others who get inspired by my passion and I'm happy to share! There was an email request asking what notebooks I use for altering so I thought I'd share it here in case you all want to start a stash as well! Both notebook sizes (4x6 for the smaller one, Reporter's Notebooks for the larger ones) are available at your local Staples. Keep in mind, these notebooks ARE refillable! When your page inserts are filled, simply uncoil and put your pretty cover onto a new notebook!
Last week I took full advantage of the unpredictable weather and hunkered down in my craft studio to create a few notebooks and cards. I guess you could say I'm addicted to making these notebooks and although I do have a full stash hidden away, I've barely made a dent in them. My goal this year is to use what I've got...and..."try" to not buy anymore stuff...last night was my weakness! I digress! This lovely butterfly notebook is the larger size I use, roughly 4 x 8. I like this size because it allows me to elongate my design and it worked like a charm for my frond stems.Martha Stewart large butterfly punch. I did 2 butterflies for a little added flair along with some Star Dust Stickles on the top layer. There's that darn PTI-Polka Dot basics...AGAIN! This set just stays on my desk permanently...well used...well stained...money well spent!
Added a little bit of MS satin ribbon and hand guided it through my sewing machine. This particular ribbon is very slippery when using on the sewing machine. To thread the ribbon through, I use both hands (to hold the ribbon "somewhat" straight) and my right hand AT THE SAME time to turn my sewing knob by hand. It is quite the feat, but I do love how it adds a little elegance to a simple layout. Paper here is K&CO, solid colors are SU! and the scallop at the bottom is EK double edge scallop. I'm trying to better my skills with sewing MORE than just straight lines. I took the rounded edges slowly here, and although not exactly how "follow-the-line" it should be, it works!
I hope you enjoy and create today! As I'm typing this something funky is going on with my font and underlining etc. Hubby installed Foxilla last night and I think it may be interfering with my photo editing and the HTML...grrrrr! I'm going to hit the publish button and hope for the best!