Monday, June 6, 2011

My Personalized Notebook

I have started a new crusade!  My friend Janene started a group for couponers.  She invited me to join, and I have been learning all about the art of couponing and saving and I have to say, it's addicting!  I'm thinking that it's all in making lists of what you need, and when you need it, and learning the sales trends, and when to get things and when to wait.  Luckily for me, my wonderful husband has been doing this already pretty much since we've been married, or at least since we've had kids!  And now that I have finally seen the light, I have jumped on the bandwagon too!  And my husband couldn't be happier!  It's so nice to be a happy family!  :D

So, today I was perusing Splitcoast and I found on the MFT thread, the Guest Designer challenge.  Now, I've been participating in the sneak peeks for their upcoming release, but I lose track of when the guest designer challenges are and when things are due.  Well, I found that the challenge deadline was tonight at 10pm.  I wish that it would have been Pacific Time, but I still managed to get it in at 9:59pm EASTERN time!  I would have liked to have sewn around the edges, and prettied it up a bit.  But, after it drops into my purse, it becomes a warzone, and God help this little notebook cover!  Esp. when my little ones get in my purse!  Once they spy this, it suddenly will become theirs and disappear!  Or worse, they will grab a crayon and write all over it!  Oh the horrors!!!!!  ;)

Anyway, on to the project!

 This is the front cover as a whole.
 The inside, so you can see that I really am going to use this!  ;)

 Closeup of the top.
 Closeup of the middle.
And closeup of the bottom.

The MFT challenge was to personalize something.  It was either this or my coupon binder!  ;) That may be next!  Who knows!

Here's the details:
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery,white
Stamp Sets: MFT's Typewriter Alpha. & Who's That Harvesting Girl
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Black Sparkle Spica pen, Creative Memories black journaling pen, Copics, Memento Black ink pad
Accessories and Embellishments:  Honeydew twine from The Twinery; Swiss Dots embossing folder; Decorative Doily Die-namics (MFT); Dainty Dots Die-namics (MFT); Banner Die-namics (MFT); Mini Banner Die-namics (MFT); Simply Scallops Die-namics (MFT); Grosgrain Die-namics (MFT); 3/4" circle punch (SU!); circle nestabilities.

Have a great day!


  1. cute!!!! they have no coupons here.

  2. What a cute notebook Erin! I can never seem to get anything done that quickly as far as challenges go. It seems to take me ages to make a card or anything else! LOL


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