Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More altered notebooks

Well, yesterday was the last day of school! Usually it isn't for another week and a half, but with Cody now in the high school building, and the older kids having state exams, he lucked out! He (at the last minute) wanted to give a few of his teachers a little "something" and I happened to have just the idea. I went to Michael's and bought some more of the Mary Engelbreit journals from the dollar spot, and got started! This time, I used patterned paper from the Stack from Joann's. I think it was a Spring Stack, but I can't be sure as I dismantled them long ago. I wanted them to be very simple and general, but also easy for me to pump out 3 in no time at all! They turned out very nice, with hardly a mishap. I used the SU! Stamp set Reason to Smile, and whatever cardstock I could find that coordinated with the patterned paper. I took one photo of the inside so you could see how I lined the inside cover, and stamped a border along the divider. Cody brought his presents to school, and he said his teachers really liked them. One even took the time to write a little thank you note! He said another of them noticed it was hand stamped....he was quite pleased. As a little sidenote** I attempted the rock and roll technique with the butterfly stamp. I don 't know if it looks right, but it does look cool!

5 comments:

laos348 said...

Those look fantastic - perfect teacher gifts!

Tracy said...

these are so nice - you did a lovely job miss k-l

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are just lovely!

Becky said...

Beautiful work. I bet Cody's teachers just loved them.

Babsarella said...

What a WONDERFUL gift!!! Too bad all the teachers don't write a note of appreciation...but then I am used to that..hardly ever get them from the teachers we have given gifts to.