Sunday, May 23, 2010

An altered notebook

I'm so excited!! Only one more week until my grandsons come to my house. I just talked to them tonight on Skype but nothing can beat real live visits. After they get to my house with their momma and have a couple days out of the car, we're heading to Nebraska for a family wedding where the 4 year old will be a ringbearer (this could be very interesting!). The trip will be made in our minivan with me (gramma), momma, Aunt Meme, and 2 boys (20 months and 4 years). Bopi (grandpa) and Uncle Brent get to did that happen? Luckily gramma's van has a DVD player so we'll be hearing lots of kid's movies on our way. All of this led to my project for Makeup 4 the Weekend.
I got a free notebook at a series of meetings I had to attend last week and thought this would be great to take in the car for the boys to draw in. Now I've not done any 'altering' in the papercrafting world although I've done LOTS of altering in my sewingcostume making days and thought I'd give altering this notebook a try. I covered it with green cardstock and then some dp that is called Jurassic from The Paper Studio. I added a Paper Makeup stamp image of Stegster that I colored with my copics and added 4 buttons to the side because 4 is the 4-year old's favorite number! I kept it pretty simple because I figured lots of embellishments wouldn't last long. :)

Have a great week!


  1. Ooh!~ What a perfect pairing of stamps and paper!

  2. this is so cute mom! I know a certain little 4 year old that is going to LOVE this!

  3. Jack Says...

    "Thank you for making me a notebook! I love the blue and the dinosaur and the buttons! There are 4 just like me! I'm 4 years old ya know"

    (that is exact;y what he said, and i did NOT tell him you made the notebook for him, i showed him and said look at the cool notebook gramma made! And asked if he wanted to leave his own comment!)

  4. This is so darling! He is going to LOVE it!! Good luck on that drive. ;o) smiles....

  5. This is an adorable notebook and I just love Jack's comment about it. :) I hope the drive and wedding go well this weekend. Have fun making new memories together. :)

  6. What a sweet notebook - all little boys love dinosaurs! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)